Heidelberg hotel switching to Hilton following major refurbishment
Hilton Worldwide’s German expansion shows no signs of slowing, with the hospitality giant having struck a deal to convert an existing hotel between Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
A contemporary property in south-west Germany is set to undergo a rebrand.
A growing portfolio in Germany
Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement to open Hilton Heidelberg at Kurfuersten-Anlage 1, which is currently home to a Crowne Plaza hotel, in the centre of the town. The property is owned by real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development in EMEA for Hilton, said: “Hilton Heidelberg is an exciting addition to our growing portfolio in Germany and builds on the significant momentum in conversion demand for our brands. More and more owners are choosing to affiliate with our upscale and collection brands, a testament to the strength of Hilton’s commercial systems and international brand awareness.”
Hans-Peter Hermann, senior director of hotel asset management at Invesco Real Estate, added: “Invesco Real Estate is investing in refurbishing and repositioning the hotel into a market leader benefitting from the Hilton brand. Our investment programme for the Hilton Heidelberg is targeting a Breeam in Refurbishment certificate, complementing its ESG [environmental, social and governance] strategic priority focus across its entire hotel portfolio.”
Hilton heads to Heidelberg
Following refurbishment, Hilton Heidelberg will enable travellers to discover a town that’s celebrated for its history, gothic architecture and thriving scientific community in style. The property will place guests within a short walk of the baroque old town as well as Heidelberg Castle, while the 14th-century Heidelberg University, the oldest in Germany, is just 3 km away.
The new-look scheme will house 244 guestrooms and suites, along with a restaurant, bar, executive lounge and gym. There’ll also be more than 550 sq m of meeting space across seven conference rooms.
Hilton Heidelberg is expected to open in the summer of 2022.
Accor is celebrating the opening of a newbuild Mercure-branded property showcasing a contemporary design aesthetic in one of Indonesia’s largest cities. The chic Mercure Surabaya Manyar boasts 92 guestrooms and suites in total. Mercure makes its mark in Surabaya...
Independent hospitality management company Crestline Hotels & Resorts has been given the nod to run AC Hotel Portland Downtown / Waterfront in Maine. A contemporary 178-key property in the Northeastern United States is embarking upon a new era. Placing the focus...
The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that dozens of four- and five-star hotel schemes are being lined up in the country, with nearly a third earmarked for Manila. In the coming years, the Philippines’ hotel offering is set to grow by 61 projects with a...
The Gantry, the latest addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton brand, will feature 291 rooms and an 18th-floor rooftop bar with floor-to-ceiling windows in the heart of Stratford. The ongoing regeneration of Stratford in east London is set to take another step...
The brand-new Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa, featuring no fewer than 540 keys, five restaurants and four bars, is on track to launch in February 2022. This exciting scheme will mark Royal Resorts’ expansion into the all-inclusive market. An enticing...
Conrad Los Angeles (imagery: © 2021 Hilton) Conrad Hotels & Resorts has agreed a deal to open its inaugural property in the Golden State as part of the Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use development The Grand LA. One of the West Coast’s most exciting schemes, The...
ABOUT THE CHAIN
One of the most recognised names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travellers a world of authentic experiences.
Modernity abounds for Mercure in Surabaya
Crestline to manage AC Hotels scheme in New England
Country overview: 61 high-end hotels to launch across the Philippines [Infographic]
East London’s new hotel The Gantry to open in November 2021
Royal Resorts to enter all-inclusive market with Cancún opening