Meliá Hotels International to open its fifth hotel in Dusseldorf
2 May 2012 15:30:09 GMT
Meliá Hotels International chain has signed a lease agreement on a fifth hotel in Dusseldorf, which will open its doors in the middle of next year. Innside Dusseldorf Hafen will be part of a Will Alsop designed landmark building in the area of Medienhafen.
The eye-catching 62m high Colorium building in the popular Medienhafen area of the city was designed by the British star architect William Allen Alsop for a private investor.
The most spectacular feature is the signal-red technology level on the top floor protruding above the port basin and which is illuminated at night. An Innside Skybar & Lounge has been planned which will provide fantastic views of the port and the city centre that is only a few minutes away on foot.
A total of 134 rooms and suites will feature as well as two conference rooms spread across floors 5 to 14 and the ground floor. The Colorium's floors that are not occupied by the hotel contain office space as well as 'innovation showrooms' designed for use by for a major mobile phone provider or fashion label, and the Dusseldorf branch of a media academy.
Kai Lamlé, head of Meliá Hotels International in Germany, headquartered in Ratingen, said he was happy about the spectacular new hotel in the old city port, which has turned into a new hub for art, communication and creativity. Many of the resident companies appreciate the area's image as an architectural attraction and are happy to benefit from it: "Our lifestyle Innside brand and the Colorium in the Medienhafen area fit perfectly together when it comes to their creative standards, offering business and city travellers both a fancy environment and an exciting interior."
Planning and realisation of the hotel conversion will be carried out under the successful auspices of Kai 18 Projekte GmbH in Düsseldorf, which was also responsible for the project development, planning and realisation of the Innside hotel in Duesseldorf - Derendorf that opened in 2008.
The group is currently represented with 22 hotels in Germany. Four of them are located in Dusseldorf alone: two Innside hotels, a Meliá and a TRYP by Wyndham hotel. The group is currently examining 20 new objects, primarily in the major cities of Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart. Additional hotels of the stylish Innside brand classified in the four to five-star segments will be opening in Wolfsburg (2013) and Frankfurt (2014).