Deutsche Hospitality announced 136-room MAXX by Steigenberger in Aalen
- Özgür Töre
Deutsche Hospitality has announced the launch of a new-build project that will create a 136-room hotel in the centre of Aalen and expand its young MAXX by Steigenberger brand.
MAXX combines the usual high Steigenberger level of quality with a sense of sophisticated comfort whilst placing the focus on the essential.
The MAXX by Steigenberger Aalen is scheduled to open in early 2022. The building is to be constructed as part of the “Stadtoval Aalen” urban regeneration scheme. It will take shape on a site situated next to a new arts and culture facility and within walking distance of the town centre. This development will also provide a direct link to Aalen’s main railway station. Its easy accessibility and central location mean that it has all the potential to become a truly vibrant district. The project is being developed by Isin & Co. Architekten.
The hotel itself will be operated by the Brendal Hotel Group, with which Deutsche Hospitality recently concluded a framework agreement regarding new locations for the MAXX by Steigenberger brand. It will offer 136 spacious guest rooms, a modern conference area that can be divided up in a flexible way to accommodate all kinds of meetings and celebratory events, a gym and a sauna section. The hotel’s restaurant and bar will create a new culinary experience for guests, local residents and visitors to the new art and culture centre.
Robert Boller, Managing Director of MAXX Hotel GmbH, said: “MAXX represents a hotel concept that offers high quality standards, great value for money and huge potential for further growth. Under the Deutsche Hospitality umbrella brand we focus on the upscale segment with the brand MAXX by Steigenberger as a franchise concept and we believe that Aalen is a location which offers considerable benefits. It is a town of 70,000 inhabitants on the northern fringes of the Swabian Alps which boasts excellent transport links and an expanding economy as well as providing plenty of opportunities for leisure activities and relaxation.”
Axel Jünke, Managing Director of the Brendal Hotel Group GmbH, added: “We are delighted to have entered into a cooperation arrangement with Aalen Town Council, MAXX Hotel GmbH, the project developer Isin & Co. Architekten and other investors. These are partners which fulfil every prerequisite in terms of continuing to drive forward our policy of further development in a successful way.”
The expansion of MAXX by Steigenberger is in line with Deutsche Hospitality’s strategy of striving for growth both within its domestic base in the German speaking countries and in the burgeoning international markets. MAXX occupies the upscale segment and thus fills the space which previously existed between the brands Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Jaz in the City, IntercityHotel and Zleep Hotels.