Hotel developments bolster Germany's C&I offer

New and revamped venues boost Germany's appeal for event planners

Hotel developments bolster Germany's C&I offer
Hotel developments bolster Germany's C&I offer

The Berlin-Brandenburg region is served by two airports. A third, Tempelhof, was closed in 2008. Starting in 2012, all air traffic for the region will fly through Capital Airport BBI (Berling-Brandenburg International), southeast of the city, making it possible to close Berlin's inner-city airport, Tegel. However, with the opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport postponed until late 2011, local businesses seem in no hurry to extend their services.

Stealing a march, though, is Holiday Inn, which is extending to house an additional 104 hotel rooms, 20 conference rooms (a total area of 3,400m2), a new wellness area plus food and beverage outlets. At the heart of the new product lies the conference room 'Berlin Brandenburg Airport', which hosts 1,000.

In the city centre, design, art and music are the main features of Nhow Berlin, which will open its doors on 15 November. The interior of the hotel has a Pop Art motif, and bears the signature of star designer Karim Rashid. Guests can choose from colour themes in pink, blue or grey, depending on whether you are in the East or West sector or in the Upper Tower. There are 223 standard rooms, 24 VIP rooms, 44 junior suites and the Nhow Suite. The conference areas of the hotel add up to 964m2 and can hold up to 600 delegates.

December 2010 will see the newest addition to Hyatt's portfolio of German hotels, the Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf. It is located in the emerging business district known as the Dusseldorf MedienHafen, with a pedestrian bridge linking the 19-storey, 303-room hotel to the lively neighbourhood on the opposite side of the harbour. Facilities at the venue include multiple restaurants and bars, as well as a spa and fitness centre. The hotel has a 445m2 ballroom that is divisible into two sections, three additional meeting rooms, and an executive boardroom with a large conference table seating up to 18 people.

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