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Frankfurt am Main, 12 April 2019

The IntercityHotel Hannover Hauptbahnhof Ost is currently taking shape at the heart of Hanover. It will be the second hotel to be operated by the brand at this particular location. Today, just under a year after the formal laying of the foundation stone, about 300 guests and construction workers joined Mayor Stefan Schostok at Andreas Hermes Square to stage a topping-out ceremony.

“Hanover is a trade fair city which is a perfect match for the IntercityHotel concept,” said Joachim Marusczyk, founding Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH. “The central location, the free use of local public transport and a digital check-in and check-out system all make us the ideal partner for trade fair visitors, conference participants and leisure travellers. The second IntercityHotel in Hanover will enable us to generate even more services for our guests in future.

The shell of the planned IntercityHotel, which will be 54 metres tall and comprise 15 storeys, has been erected at great speed over the past weeks and months. 220 rooms and restaurant and conference areas are being developed behind the building’s impressive 5-cornered and colourful ceramic façade.”

“After more than 17 years, the capital city of the State of Lower Saxony is at last gaining another high-rise that measures above 50 metres,” explained Bernd Rathenow, Managing Director of bauwo Grundstücksgesellschaft, the property development company that is executing the new build for IntercityHotel. “And we are proud to be the people bringing this about.”

In accordance with brand standards, the property is situated in a central location as usual. Its site on the eastern side of the city’s main railway station offers excellent transport links. As is the case with all IntercityHotels, a “FreeCityTicket” is included in the price of overnight accommodation. This entitles guests to use local public transport free of charge.

The hotel will occupy the upper mid-scale segment and will boast 220 rooms and five conference rooms. A modern interior design scheme by the Italian architect Matteo Thun will deliver bright generously proportioned spaces and a real feel-good atmosphere. The new hotel will complement an existing IntercityHotel located on the South-West side of Hanover’s main railway station, which opened in 2009. It will be operated via a lease agreement.  The contractual partner is the property company bauwo Grundstücksgesellschaft. The hotel is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2020.

About IntercityHotel

IntercityHotel is a Deutsche Hospitality brand which stands for modern upper mid-range urban hotels. IntercityHotels are located within easy walking distance of airports or railway stations. Guests also benefit from a “FreeCityTicket” scheme, which enables them to use local public transport free of charge. The IntercityHotels portfolio encompasses 40 hotels in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Oman and China, and 20 further properties are currently at the development stage. Deutsche Hospitality operates four further brands. Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts boast 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offer health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”, whilst Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. Zleep Hotels provide quality and design at an affordable price in Denmark and Sweden.

This project is being developed and realised by the Hanover-based property company bauwo Grundstücksgesellschaft mbH. bauwo is a medium-sized property developer which has been operating in the commercial buildings sector for 28 years. The IntercityHotel Hannover Hauptbahnhof Ost is the fourth hotel project that bauwo has undertaken and its second such venture for Deutsche Hospitality. The company also focuses on the development of major logistics facilities in the Hanover region and in North Germany. bauwo has also completed numerous office and administration buildings in the Lower Saxony capital.

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