IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the signing of a Multi-Development-Agreement (MDA) with Solutions4Hotels GmbH, a commitment to develop 10 hotels of the Holiday Inn brand with approximately 800 rooms in Germany.
The agreement is part of an extensive mixed-used development project in 10 locations which also includes the development of premium service stations and restaurants. Each site will feature a futuristic service station including electric charging, a petrol station with sustainable fuel solutions, a hotel, and a high-quality F&B offer.
The building sites are conveniently located along Germany’s main motorways, all in close proximity to large cities. Holiday Inn Express Leipzig South and Holiday Inn Express Hamburg South are the first two signings within this multi-development-agreement.
Holiday Inn Express Leipzig South will have a strong focus on sustainability which is already deeply ingrained in the construction plans of the building. The property will run on geothermal heating and feature solar panels for energy production which will be fed back into the hotel’s circuit system.
The hotel is planned with 79 rooms and is expected to open towards the end of 2023. It will feature a marketplace with snacks, drinks and other non-food items as well as a communal co-working space.
Holiday Inn Express Hamburg South signing in 2020 was the first signing with S4H, a new Franchise partner for IHG. The hotel will offer 80 rooms and guest can expect the same facilities and amenities as at its new sister hotel in Leipzig. Already in construction, the hotel is expected to open by summer 2023.
This is an exciting project for us, especially if we consider the sustainability aspect. At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are committed to help shape the future of responsible travel together with those who stay, work and partner with us. This commitment as part of our 10-year responsible business plan, Journey to Tomorrow, also extends to the way we build new hotels, and the Holiday Inn Express Leipzig South is a great example of sustainable construction. We know that S4H and their development partner share this passion, and we look forward to working together on the many new projects that are yet to come.
Willemijn Geels, Vice President Development Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts
We are delighted that we could win IHG Hotels & Resorts as hotel partner for this project. The idea to expand our partnership to 10 locations in Germany was born following the signing of Holiday Inn Express Hamburg South. We believe that with IHG’s market expertise, international name recognition and a shared commitment to responsible travel, we can set ourselves up for long-term success.
Rainer Werdel, Managing Director at Solutions4Hotels GmbH