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Frankfurt am Main, 15 February 2018

IntercityHotel is continuing its course of international expansion. Following the recent signing of an agreement for the IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz in Saudi Arabia, the brand is now also planning to strengthen its presence in Europe further. A lease agreement has been concluded for the IntercityHotel Zurich Airport with Patrizier Beteiligungs AG, which will act as investor and developer, and more joint projects are in the pipeline. This will be the first hotel to operate under the IntercityHotel brand in Switzerland and is scheduled to open in 2020.

The new IntercityHotel Zurich Airport will have around 250 rooms. It will also offer a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities that will extend over an area of just over 450 square metres. Guests will enjoy the use of a health and beauty spa and gym, and the project includes plans for 150 parking spaces. Interior design will be by the Italian architect Matteo Thun in accordance with the brand’s latest design generation.

As far as transport links are concerned, the IntercityHotel Zurich Airport is extremely conveniently positioned at Rümlang Station right next to the airport grounds. From this location, Zurich International Airport can be accessed in only ten minutes, and the city centre is also just 15 minutes away. Zurich has around 400,000 inhabitants. It is the largest city in Switzerland and acts as the most important transport hub in the country for rail and air travel.

Joachim Marusczyk, Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH, commented on this latest hotel to open under the brand. “The IntercityHotel Zurich Airport represents our brand debut in Switzerland and will also enable us to enhance our presence at major airport locations. We are delighted to have acquired such a reliable partner for this project in the form of Patrizier Beteiligungs AG.”

Gerard van Liempt, CEO of Patrizier Beteiligungs AG, added, “The team of Patrizier Beteiligungs AG and Swiss based Architect Stephan Renner AG are pleased to announce the delivery of a turnkey 260 room hotel, the IntercityHotel in Rümlang near Zurich Airport scheduled for opening in Summer 2020. Just like Deutsche Hospitality, Patrizier Beteiligungs AG is seeking to pursue a course of expansion. For this reason, we are planning further joint projects.”

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 includes over 40 hotels in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and China, and over 20 further hotels are currently at the development stage. Deutsche Hospitality operates two further brands. Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts has 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offers health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. The first Jaz Hotel opened in Amsterdam 2015, followed by a second in Stuttgart in January 2018.

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