News for the Hospitality Executive
May 2011 - The resort of Heringsdorf on the Baltic island of Usedom, in former times a favourite destination of German emperors and kings, has a new attraction to offer: the Wellness resort Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa has just opened.
The opening of the first luxury resort Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa on the Baltic island sets new standards in the Usedom hotel industry. The impressive history of the island as a popular holiday destination for discriminating guests is now set to continue.
One exceptional feature of this hotel, situated on the 10km long beach promenade, is the range of rooms available. Guests can choose between 120 rooms and suites in the Grandpalais, two "Seaside Residencies" with 40 suites, four exclusive apartments in the Villa am Meer and 23 rooms in the Villa Augusta. At the same time, five different restaurants and bars satisfy all culinary desires and there is a special Kids’ Club for the younger guests.
The Wellness philosophy
A particular highlight of the new hotel is the Baltic Sea Grand Spa, covering around 2,000 sqm. This is an exclusive Wellness area with a 20 metre outdoor pool as well as a therapeutic Vital pool that offers an effective form of balneotherapy. The area also includes a number of different saunas and steam rooms, a ladies-only sauna, a spacious Fitness area and the Spa Bistro. The Grandhotel focuses its Wellness range on a sense of individuality, in keeping with the Spa's motto of “Discover yourself - feel - and take time for yourself”. The Wellness concept is based on four key pillars: 1. In-depth consultation for spa visitors with vitality check in order to make specific treatment recommendations. 2. Exercises to regain or improve physical fitness - also available in small groups or with a personal trainer. 3. Cosmetic treatments and massages, which can have a relaxing or invigorating effect on body and soul, according to the customer's wishes. 4. The delicious and healthy cuisine of the Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa.
Food and drink
From fine dining to the bistro on the beach promenade - the Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa offers guests a tempting array of culinary arts in five restaurants and bars. Classic cross-over cuisine with a regional touch and a wide selection of fish and seafood dishes can be found in the fine dining "Seaside" restaurant. The main "Lilienthal" restaurant offers light, seasonal dishes while the "Waterfront" Bistro & Bar serves a selection of international bistro dishes. The menu of the "Delbrück" lobby lounge and bar contains a fine selection of drinks and in the "Hiiumaa" Spa Bistro - named after the second largest island of Estonia - light dishes and Wellness drinks are the order of the day.
The "Krabben Club" – for Kids only!
The Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa runs its own Kids’ Club, where specially trained staff look after the younger guests. A whole building has been dedicated to the "Krabben Club". Here the children are divided according to age group and looked after through a range of activities. They never get bored thanks to the various programmes designed to appeal to the three groups of "Minis", "Big Kids" and "Teenies". Creativity and activity feature large in all the programmes offered. The cinema room regularly has film screenings and anyone wanting a quiet place and sit and read can relax in the "Chill Out" room with its small library. Story time, cooking and baking sessions and small drama performances for the proud parents complete the programme.
The hotel is operated by the Frankfurt-based hotel company Steigenberger Hotels AG. The investors and project developers are Resort Hotel Kaiserbad GmbH & Co. KG/Chamartín Meermann Immobilien AG from Berlin and ID&C International Development & Consulting from Kassel.
Facts and figures
Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa, Heringsdorf, Baltic Island of Usedom
Opening: 27th May 2011
Investor/Owner: Resort Hotel Kaiserbad GmbH & Co. KG/Chamartín Meermann Immobilien AG, Berlin/ ID&C International Development & Consulting, Kassel
Operator: Steigenberger Hotels AG, Frankfurt/Main
Director: Ilgo Hagen Hoehn
Head chef: Bernd Winkler
No. employees: approx. 160
Interior design: Joi-Design, Hamburg
Number of rooms and suites:
Total of 187 rooms, suites and studios
Grandpalais: 120 rooms and suites
Two "Seaside Residencies" with 40 suites
Four exclusive apartments in the Villa am Meer
23 rooms in the Villa Augusta.
Size of standard rooms: 36 sqm
Fine dining restaurant "Seaside" – 40 indoor and
20 outdoor places
Main restaurant "Lilienthal" – 168 indoor and
80 outdoor places
Bistro & Bar "Waterfront" – 60 indoor and
168 outdoor places
Lobby Lounge and Bar "Delbruck" – 50 indoor and
32 outdoor places
Spa Bistro "Hiiumaa" – 30 indoor and 30 outdoor places
Wine Salon – 12 places
Two interconnecting conference rooms (2 x approx. 70 sqm) for up to 50 persons each
Two interconnecting seminar rooms (2 x approx. 30 sqm) for up to 25 persons each
Baltic Grand Spa:
2,000 sqm, indoor and outdoor pool, sauna area approx. 400 sqm
15 Wellness rooms for massage, physiotherapy and beauty treatments
Private Spa Suite
Rizzato Spa Consulting, Tettnang
Krabben Club - in its own villa in the park with age-specific care
Generous car park with ancient trees
About Steigenberger Hotels
Since 2009 the hotel company Steigenberger Hotels AG has been under the ownership of the Egyptian tourism entrepreneur Hamed El Chiaty, founder and owner of the Travco Group International. Travco Group is the largest tourism company in Egypt and a leading player in the Middle East. The Travco Group includes 50 hotels under the brand names Jaz, Iberotel and Sol y Mar, 22 Nile cruise ships under the brand names Travcotels and Iberotel as well as a complete range of tourism services.
The Steigenberger Hotel Group currently operates 79 hotels under the brand names Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and InterCityHotel in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Egypt.
Steigenberger Hotels AG
Angelika Heyer * Lyoner Strasse 40 * D-60528 Frankfurt/Main
Tel.: +49 69/665 64-422 * Mobil +49 171 5344971
Fax: +49 69/665 64-424
Chamartin Meermann Immobilien AG
Barbara Lipka * SpreeKarree – Friedrichstrasse 136
Tel.: +49 30/30 87 75150
Fax +49 30/30 87 75,199
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