May 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of Crowne Plaza® Berlin – Potsdamer Platz (formerly the Wyndham Grand Berlin Potsdamer Platz). The hotel will operate under a management agreement with All Stars Hotel Development and Management Company.
Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz is well placed to meet the needs of international and domestic business travellers who frequent the city. It is close to governmental buildings, political party headquarters and other businesses, and within a 15 minute walk of Potsdamer Platz – one of the most visited sights in Berlin with its shops, restaurants and bars. It is equally suited to leisure guests being close to some of Berlin’s major tourist attractions, and well connected to Berlin’s airports and the central railway station.
The hotel features 256 rooms including 19 suites, an executive floor with a separate lounge and roof terrace. Furthermore the hotel offers 500m2 of meeting and event facilities, including eight flexible function rooms and one divisible ballroom which can host meetings and events for up to 250 people. In addition, the hotel offers 400m2 of leisure facilities with a spa, fitness area and treatment rooms.
The hotel’s designer furniture, natural stone mosaic floor and cosy open fireplace create a welcoming atmosphere in the spacious lobby. The hotel’s restaurant “The Post” offers the charm of an elegant French brasserie and freshly prepared Mediterranean specialties for dining. Diners can watch the chefs in action in an open show kitchen, whilst in the inner-court guests can take advantage of the spacious terrace.
Martin Bowen, IHG’s Associate Vice President of Development, Germany, said: “We’re delighted to open this fine Crowne Plaza hotel in Berlin and to be expanding our presence here in Germany. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts ensure that guests can work productively, connect with colleagues, and re-energize. In a Crowne Plaza hotel the guest captures the unique spirit of the brand – productivity, connectivity and positive energy.”
Gideon Efrati, CEO of All Stars Hotels Development and Management Company and shareholder representative for the owner commented: “Berlin is among one of the top destinations for business and leisure travellers in Europe. We are thrilled to be expanding our portfolio and opening this hotel under the very strong Crowne Plaza brand in the heart of Germany’s capital.”
Tom Rowntree, IHG's Vice President for Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Europe, commented: “The Crowne Plaza brand is dedicated to business travel that is more flexible, more connected and more mobile. We continue to strengthen this by focusing on productive services and spaces, connectivity and fast and fresh food and beverage. Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz is a great representation of the brand and everything we can offer our guests.”
There are currently 83 Crowne Plaza hotels in Europe and a further 14 in the pipeline*.
IHG’s broader family of hotel brands in nearly 100 countries meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All IHG hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty programme, IHG® Rewards Club which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty programme with over 84 million members*. It is free to join at www.IHGRewardsClub.com.
*Figures as at 31st December 2014.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. In January 2015, IHG acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the world's leading boutique hotel business.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 84 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,800 hotels and more than 710,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices worldwide.
In January 2015 we completed the acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, adding 62 hotels (11,300 rooms) to our system size and 16 hotels to our development pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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