The Steigenberger Hotel Group takes over the Hotel Cologne Rudolfplatz in Cologne with effect from 1 January 2015

Cologne , Germany, 2014-12-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Steigenberger Hotel Group will be taking over the Hotel Cologne Rudolfplatz in Cologne with effect from 1 January 2015 and has now signed an agreement to this effect with the owner company Carey Property, S.L. of Madrid. €15 million has been budgeted for renovation and modernisation works, and the property will be opened as the Steigenberger Hotel Köln in the second half of 2016 once these have been successfully completed.

During the conversion phase, Carey Property S.L. will continue to operate the hotel under the name of Hotel Cologne Rudolfplatz and will receive specialist support from Steigenberger Consulting, a one hundred percent subsidiary of the Steigenberger Hotel Group.

The future Steigenberger Hotel Köln will offer 301 rooms and suites, a ballroom, seven meeting rooms, a restaurant, a spa and gym area and 110 parking spaces.

Luis Miguel Martín, senior executive of Carey Property S.L. Madrid said: “The Steigenberger Hotel Group and Carey have had a highly successful partnership in place for many years with the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin. We are delighted to be able to continue this close collaboration in Cologne and see it as the basis for future projects of this magnitude.”

Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG, stated: “Cologne was one of the very few blank spots on our map.  We could not imagine any better partner than Carey with whom to launch the multi award-winning Steigenberger service in this attractive Rhine metropolis.”

Press contact:
Steigenberger Hotel Group * Corporate Communications
Jannah Baldus * Lyoner Straße 40 * D-60528 Frankfurt/Main
Phone: +49 69 66564-422 * Fax: +49 69 66564-424

Steigenberger Hotels AG is based in Frankfurt am Main and is one of Europe’s leading hotel groups. Its portfolio currently contains 104 hotels in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Egypt, China, Dubai and Qatar, including 16 properties that are under construction or in the planning phase. The umbrella brand Steigenberger Hotel Group includes the two brands Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts (individual First Class and Deluxe Hotels) and InterCityHotel (hotels in the upper mid-range category located in the direct vicinity of transport hubs such as railway stations and airports).