Grand Opening of andel’s Hotel Berlin
- Warimpex, UBM and Vienna International open first design hotel in Berlin
- andel’s Berlin among four largest conference hotels in Berlin; largest hotel for investors and operator
- Further andel’s design hotel set to open soon in Łódź, Poland
The opening of the andel's Hotel marks the successful completion of the second hotel project in Germany for the joint venture of Austrian real estate developers UBM and Warimpex. "With the andel's Hotel Berlin, we want to follow up on the success of the andel's design hotels in Prague and Cracow. Not least due to the dynamic development of Berlin as a conference capital am I convinced that we will more than succeed," says Warimpex CEO Franz Jurkowitsch of his largest hotel project so far.
The andel's Hotel Berlin
The 4-star superior design hotel was built on Landsberger Allee at a cost of € 80 million with the participation of London star interior designers Jestico + Whiles – the designing force behind the interiors at the andel's Hotels in Prague and Cracow – and the architectural office of Seeger Müller. With a total of 557 rooms on ten floors, a 3,800 m² flexibly designable conference centre, a 570 m² ballroom and a sky bar on the 14th floor of the 60-meter hotel tower – offering panorama views over the rooftops of Berlin – the andel's Hotel is one of the most attractive events and conference locations in Berlin. Guests also have a 550 m² wellness area at their disposal and are offered an exquisite dining experience in the sophisticated à-la-carte restaurant. The unique, first-class interior design is sure to make a stay in the andel's Hotel an unforgettable experience.
Rudolf Tucek, the CEO of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG: "The andel's Hotel fits well to Berlin – it is modern and aspiring, in line with the zeitgeist of a young capital city. The conference facilities, marked by its functionality and design, will make it possible to realise a variety of creative events. With Ambion as a partner, we can offer full client support in the planning and realisation of events."
The Location: Convenient and Central in the Former East Berlin
The andel's Hotel is located in the eastern part of the German capital, in the immediate vicinity of the Velodrom concert and event facilities and the swimming and diving centre in the Europasportpark, which, with the most modern swimming facilities in Berlin, is the venue for many national and international competitions. The central location is further guaranteed by a the commuter rail (S-Bahn) station and tram stop directly in front of the building, ensuring quick, easy transport into the heart of Berlin, the main train station, to the international airports Tegel and Schönefeld as well as the fairgrounds. Thanks to its excellent connections, the hotel is ideal for tourists and businesspeople alike.
The Construction Phase
A special challenge for the architects and the construction company in the intensive construction phase was the 3,800 m² conference centre. The substantial changes to the existing raw construction involved the inclusion of truck lifts – the first ever in a hotel – capable of transporting trucks, buses and other exhibits weighing up to 28 metric tons to the basement level. A logistical challenge during the completion and start-up phase involved the co-ordination between the construction staff and the hotel personnel. This was mastered particularly well thanks to the dedication and commitment of the hotel team.
"The andel's Hotel Berlin also is UBM's largest touristic development to date," says UBM CEO Peter Maitz. "After a record construction time of 19 months without any major incidents, we are proud to hand over the new hotel to the guests."
andel's – The Success Story Goes On
The andel's Hotel Berlin is the third realisation of the andel's design concept and will be followed in June 2009 by a further andel's in Łódź, Poland. With the andel's Hotels in Prague, Czech Republic (2002) and Cracow, Poland (2007), the selection comprises four hotels in three countries.
The name "andel's" traces back to the andel's design hotel in Prague, the first choice for tourists and business travellers in the centrally located Prague district of Anděl (Czech for "angel"). The success of the first andel's continues not just in the name: the 4-star hotels stand for a combination of exciting contemporary architecture, individuality and functionality. Finally, the andel's Hotels also stand out for the exclusive interior design by the famous star architects Jestico + Whiles.
Elisabeth Scheiring, MSc
Head of Corporate Communications
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