Country overview: 360 properties in Germany’s hotel pipeline [Infographic]

by | 04 Dec 2021 | Hotel Projects, Pipeline, Projects

The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that Europe’s largest economy has a hugely impressive development slate, with Hamburg leading the way.

In the coming years, 360 new hotels with 56,565 rooms will open their doors across Germany, according to our research team. We take a closer look at the country’s key growth centres and the most exciting upcoming launches.

A steady stream of new openings

The last month of 2021 is certainly set to be a busy one, with 40 openings due to bring 4,943 rooms into play before the year ends.

Things will continue at a fairly steady pace in the following years – 89 launches and 15,780 rooms have been pencilled in for 2022, while 78 more projects with 13,073 keys have been mooted for 2023. The pipeline also looks strong for 2024 and beyond, with 153 projects and 22,769 rooms already in the works.

Of Germany’s 360 new properties, the vast majority (308) will be in the four-star segment, leaving relatively few (52) in the luxury category.

Germany’s key urban growth markets

The northern port city of Hamburg will see 28 projects with 5,740 rooms completed soon, making it the most active urban market overall. By way of comparison, the capital Berlin has 24 hotels with 5,752 keys on the cards, and Frankfurt – also known as Mainhattan thanks to its skyscrapers near the River Main – has 18 schemes with 5,516 rooms.

In southern Germany, 17 schemes with 3,352 keys have been earmarked for the economic hub of Munich. Finally, Cologne, known for its Dom and lively carnival season, will introduce eight more properties with 1,498 rooms.

Top three hotel brands expanding in Germany

IntercityHotel, a brand appreciated for its budget-friendly accommodation usually located near major train stations, is Germany’s fastest growing hotel chain – no fewer than ten properties and 2,114 rooms are on the way.

Hampton by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s more value-focused brands, will also open ten new properties, but with a total key count of only 1,559. Lastly, trendy budget brand Dormero will add eight hotels and 735 rooms to its portfolio.

Must-watch hotel openings in Germany

Let’s start our roundup of Germany’s top hospitality projects down in Bavaria, and specifically the soon-to-reopen Hotel Königshof in Munich. A true Munich institution, the hotel’s old building was demolished a few years back to make room for a more modern, design-led structure created by Nieto Sobejano. In late 2022, this centrally located property will return, offering 105 ultra-modern, luxurious rooms.

Further to the west, Radisson Blu Hotel at Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart will launch by mid-2023. The 168-room hotel should be perfect for business travellers since it boasts superb transport connections in one of Stuttgart’s key business districts, near the global headquarters of Bosch, Porsche and Mahle.

Lastly, Germany’s banking capital will welcome the launch of Kimpton Four Frankfurt in late 2023. This 155-room hotel will share a wing with a new Hyatt House property at the centrally located Junghofstrasse in the downtown area. From here, guests will be able to easily reach a variety of major banks as well as the city’s popular museums, shopping districts and theatres.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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