Hotels in the city on the Rhine recorded performances that are up significantly in 2015: these results show hoteliers were right to be increasingly active in this destination that successfully seduces varied clientèle.
The hotel supply at the city on the Rhine is particularly well developed: the destination included 66 chain operated hotels as of January 1, 2016for a total capacity of capacity of 10,588 rooms. Upscale properties are well established in the city with brands such as Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Marriott Hotels, MGallery, Pullman, Radisson Blu and Wyndham all present.
In the economy segment, 2015 was marked by several noteworthy changes: Motel One Köln West was rebranded to Première Classe, the brand’s first hotel in the city. The chain A&O Hotels opened its third property at the destination last year, the Kölner Hotel Madison joined the group and since January 1, 2016 has been known as the A&O Köln Hauptbahnhof due to its proximity to the city’s main station. Near the airport, the Mercure Köln Airport was also rebranded to become Novum Hotel Mariella Airport Köln, following the takeover by the German hotel group.
One of the most noteworthy innovations last year for Cologne’s hotel industry nonetheless remains the inauguration of the 301 room Steigenberger Hotel Köln. Previously operated by Barcelo Hotels, the address reopened its doors in 2015 following major renovations. Located west of the city center near Hahnentorburg and Hiroshima – Nagasaki Park, this hotel is one of the most important in the city in terms of capacity. On the other shore of the Rhine, the Stadtpalais, also positioned on the upscale segment and previously operated by Günnewig Hotel, is now managed independently.
While the hotel industry reports particularly positive results for 2015 throughout the Federal Republic, Cologne is a major German city whose properties had the best results: the Revenue per Available Room is up 13.2% compared to the previous year. With occupancy up significantly (+3 points occupancy rates), hoteliers were able to take advantage of this dynamic, average daily rates could also be increased significantly (+8.6% over 2014).
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