Meliá Hotels International has announced the addition of its thirtieth hotel in Germany (24 open and 6 in the pipeline) and fifth hotel in Frankfurt, contributing to further consolidation in a market which is now the second biggest by number of hotels, only behind Spain.
The four star hotel Meliá Frankfurt will open in early 2019 and is a new construction project located in the Bockenheim district, next to the Natural History Museum, one kilometre from the central railway station and beside one of the largest trade fair sites in the world. The site is the former campus of the renowned Goethe University, an area which will be completely new developed.
The hotel will be built and owned by a fund of Commerz Real AG, subsidiary of the renowned German Commerzbank group, with strong know-how of more than 40 years in the real estate and equipment leasing business. The building itself will be developed by Groß & Partner, a leading german development-company specializing in the development of high-quality office, residential and hotel real estate, as well as urban planning in the Rhine-Main area and Hamburg. Groß & Partner initiated the project and acts as joint venture partner to Commerz Real. The 140-metre tall building will also house business apartments from the 16th to the 40th floor, all with an iconic and unique architectural design to be created by a firm of architects to be appointed by tender.
The Meliá Frankfurt will provide 291 rooms and several dining options, a spectatcular sky bar as well as facilities for meetings and events, a car park and a full YHI spa, the Meliá spa brand. The opening of the hotel will mean Meliá Hotels International will operate almost 900 rooms in the city, from midscale to upscale, joining the Innside Eurotheum (74 rooms), Innside Niederrad (146 rooms), QGreenHotel by Meliá (177 rooms), and a new Innside hotel in Ostend (210 rooms) which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2016.