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08 Nov 2019

Maritim: 50 Years and Counting

Germany’s Premier Hotel Chain Caters to Large Groups and Events

Not only is Germany a top destination for conference and event planners, it is also headquarters to one of Europe’s premier hotel chains catering to large groups and events.

Maritim Hotels is Germany’s best-known hotel chain for good reason: its comprehensive portfolio includes centrally-located city hotels, conveniently-located airport hotels, coastal beach resorts, lakeside family hotels, course-adjoining golf hotels and parkland spa hotels.

“Each property has its own unique advantages and all subscribe to Maritim's founding motto of ‘meetings and accommodation under one roof’ by offering a wide selection of conference halls and meeting room options,” says Mark Spivey, Director of International Sales at Maritim.

After 50 years in the ”meetings and accommodations under one roof” business, Maritim remains family-owned and works hard in every way to fulfill its reputation for German hospitality excellence. Clients from the U.S., Canada, and around the world appreciate Maritim's elegant accommodations, state-of-the-art event rooms, award-winning restaurants, sought-after pubs and comprehensively equipped wellness facilities.

Today Maritim’s portfolio includes 44 hotels with 13,500 guest rooms, making it the 30th largest hotel group in the world. In Germany, Maritim is the number one hotel for conferences and events. In Berlin, Germany’s leading hotel destination city, Maritim operates two of the three largest hotels in the downtown area.

Planning an event in Germany? Here are five things that Maritim offers:

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1. Upgraded, modern accommodations

Over the past year, Maritim has completed full renovations on ten of its German hotels. “New features include new banqueting areas, rooms, suites, public areas and saunas,” says Spivey. “And work in other Maritim hotels includes new bedding, carpet, bathrooms, restaurants, conference and wellness areas, and external facades.”

2. Sustainability

For the past decade Maritim has developed and adhered to the ProUmwelt environmental guidelines, based on a three-pillar ecological, economic and social model. In order to meet these challenges, Maritim has taken measures throughout its chain of hotels in the six related fields of sustainable development: energy, waste, water, shopping, mobility and employees. Spivey adds, “The various projects in these areas focus on improvements in daily life, innovation in new and renovated buildings and the thorough documentation of progress.”

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3. Award-winning cuisine

One of the ingredients for Maritim's recipe for success is its emphasis on wining and dining. “Maritim hotels have multiple restaurants serving both regional specialties and a wide selection of international favorites.,” says Spivey. “Choices range from Japanese sushi and Arabian meze to Turkish Gözleme and the culinary excellence of an award-winning Michelin star restaurant. All Maritim hotels offer a sumptuous breakfast buffet to start the day.”

4. Quality assurance

“As a family owned and run company, Maritim understands the decisive role each and every employee has to play in its ongoing success. The company invests in its staff - with apprenticeships, advanced vocational training and the workplace incentives that keep top people with the company longer,” says Spivey. It's an investment that pays dividends: in addition to regular podium placements in industry competitions, Maritim apprentices often receive excellent scores on their exams to finish at the top of their classes. Additional training through the Maritim Academy combined with internal promotional opportunities pave the way to the long-term job satisfaction that ultimately translates into guest satisfaction. Spivey adds that furthermore, “Hotels outside of Germany are more than branding opportunities for Maritim. While the list of destinations abroad that fly the Maritim flag includes Egypt, China and Turkey, Maritim’s Hotel Management Services (HMS) initiative ensures that staff undergo intensive vocational schooling and advanced training, operational procedures are evaluated and modified where necessary, menus are scrutinized and marketing avenues explored.”

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5. Full-Service Travel Assistance

The company's portfolio has also experienced rapid international expansion in the last decade, providing guests with famous Maritim hospitality abroad. This is backed by Maritim Hotel Travel Services - a full service IATA licensed travel agency. Aside from creating and coordinating tailor-made accommodation packages, Maritim Hotel Travel Services also provide holidaymakers and businesspeople with competitive flight prices, airport transfers and hire cars. Spivey wants travel planners to know that, “they are experts in realizing special wishes such as luxury honeymoons, romantic wellness getaways, days of deep sea diving and 18 holes-a-day holidays. The agency assists conference organizers with unforgettable incentives and groups with multilingual tour guides and local excursions.”

Ready to book your next event or conference? See for yourself all that Maritim offers at www.maritim.com.