New Hotels Co-Located by Frankfurt Expertise, Conference & Culture Centers
As global meeting goers and business visitors travel around Frankfurt these days, they will likely notice the high number of building cranes towering over many construction projects. This is certainly a common sight in leading cities around the world, however, you might be surprised to learn that as part of this bustling growth, there are more than 13 new hotels scheduled to open just this year alone, and 22 hotels by 2018.
Many of these properties are popping up in important areas for German industry expertise, around dynamic conference venues, and near top cultural destinations getting meeting goers right into the heart of knowledge sharing, meeting and industry experiences in Frankfurt.
Gateway Gardens at Frankfurt Airport to Provide Lodging, Business & Mobility Expertise Campus
Gateway Gardens at the Frankfurt Airport, one of Europe’s most exciting urban development projects, is an international business village with a campus feel. Featuring companies and hotels, conference spaces and restaurants, fitness and day care facilities, and multiple transportation points, it is being built on land that formerly housed the US Air Force base known as “The Gateway to Europe”.
Here, the new Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport Gateway Gardens and Moxy Hotel (a cooperation of Marriott and IKEA) are scheduled to open in November 2016 and the Hyatt Place Hotel is slated to go online in the spring of 2018. Together these three hotels will provide a total of more than 900 rooms and join the existing nearby hotels: Park Inn by Radisson Frankfurt Airport, Element Frankfurt Airport, MEINNGER Hotel Frankfurt/Airport.
Hotel growth in this innovative area not only taps into the growing trend of locating business hubs near international airports, it also gets delegates and meeting goers into the heart of Frankfurt’s expertise area of logistics and mobility. All these hotels and Gateway Gardens are next to the bustling Frankfurt Airport, as well as near the HOLM (House of Logistics and Mobility) a think tank and start up incubator, a highspeed train station, and major motorways. Companies such as the airline caterer LSG Sky Chefs or DB Schenker, a globally renowned transport and logistics provider, also call the area home.
Stays Close to Kap Europa & In the New European Quarter
The Europaviertel (European Quarter), a new residential and business development in Frankfurt, will welcome approximately 30,000 workers and 10,000 residents when it is completed in 2019.
The area will also be home to three new hotels this year: The Premier Inn, The Naam Hotel & Apartments and the Adina Apartmentotel Frankfurt Messe totaling more than 400 rooms.
The green convention center Kap Europa is near these properties, helping more delegates stay close to the leading edge convention, conference and event space that is part of the Messe Frankfurt and accommodates up to 2,400 people. Kap Europa is recognized as a global green meetings leader and is the first convention center in the world to receive a platinum certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council.
Lodging & Meetings Amidst Financial & Cultural Centers
Meanwhile, the 2014 opening of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Ostend, or the East End of Frankfurt, has extended Frankfurt’s already world-class banking and financial district to an even larger footprint.
This has, in turn, led to a growing need and demand for more meeting space and hotel rooms in that area. In response, two hotels -- the INNSIDE PREMIUM Frankfurt OST, and the Ibis Budget Ost will open later this year, followed by another four hotels: the Boarding House Oskar Residence, The Moxy Hotel, the Hampton by Hilton an der EZB and Holiday Inn Express in 2017.
Also highly anticipated, is the 2016 September opening of the 5 star plus Sofitel Frankfurt Opera. It is located across from the Old Opera house-- a stunning performance and event venue-- and is near the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, many financial institutions, and high end shopping streets. This grand hotel property promises to offer highly luxurious accommodations in its 150 rooms including 30 suites.
Already one of Germany’s leading conference, meetings and events destinations, Frankfurt with its newest flurry of hotels will become even more desirable for planners, organizers and attendees alike.
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