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Malta-based IBB Collection lays foundation stone of new hotel in Germany

An artistic visual of IBB Hotel Eichstätt on the picturesque Altmühl river.

An artistic visual of IBB Hotel Eichstätt on the picturesque Altmühl river.

IBB Hotel Collection recently laid the foundation stone of the IBB Hotel Eichstätt, a four-star hotel scheduled to open in spring 2020 in the new Spitalstadt district of Eichstätt, a town in the federal state of Bavaria, Germany.

Last December, the IBB Hotel Collection opened the Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour in Senglea and later this year, the company will be opening the doors of IBB Hotel Valletta Merkanti.

The laying of the foundation stone in Eichstätt marks the beginning of a new phase in the hotel’s construction, following the completion of excavation works on the site. Owned by the Meier group of companies from Eichstätt, the hotel will be operated by the internationally active IBB Hotel Collection under a long-term lease contract.

IBB Hotel Collection CEO Vladi­mir Saal said: “With its central location in the growth region of Ingolstadt and in the Altmühl valley nature park, there is a constant demand in Eichstätt for attractive hotel rooms both from business guests as well as private travellers. The city is a perfect location for an IBB Hotel Collection hotel. We are happy that we have found an ideal partner with the renowned Meier group of companies.”

The new hotel closes a gap in the hotel sector in the middle of the Altmühl valley

The Meier group, with its brand Martin Meier – The Construction Family, is an active project developer, owner and investor. In recent years, the fifth generation of this owner-managed family enterprise has built over 100 high-quali­ty resi­dential units and commercial spa­ces for retail trade, service provi­ders, authorities and healthcare facilities in the Spitalstadt quarter.

“This is complemented optimally by the IBB Hotel. The new hotel closes a gap in the hotel sector in the middle of the Altmühl valley,” said general manager Markus Meier, representative of the owner.

“As a result, we are expecting that this hotel will further boost the development of tourism. We are on schedule with the building work and looking forward to its opening”.

Groundbreaking for IBB Hotel in the centre of Eichstätt.Groundbreaking for IBB Hotel in the centre of Eichstätt.

The hotel offers 90 rooms and suites in various categories as well as multifunctional conference rooms with space for up to 100 people. The possibility of indoor car presentations is a special service for conference organisers. In the under­ground garage, 40 parking places are reserved for hotel guests.

Situated on the Altmühl valley bicycle route, the IBB Hotel Eichstätt is an ideal starting point for bike tours in the picturesque landscape. The hotel has a large bicycle garage which is ideal for cyclists.

“The landscape of the Altmühl valley, which is steeped in culture, is reflected in the design of the rooms. The hotel cuisine will also draw its inspiration from the region. The spacious terrace on the river bank and the restaurant invite the guest to stay and linger awhile, and also have the capacity for large-scale events,” explained Saal.

The IBB Hotel Collection forms part of the Von der Heyden Group, which operates 12 hotels in Germany, Malta, Poland and Spain. The portfolio includes business and holiday hotels in the three-, four- and five-star categories in the IBB Hotel, IBB Blue Hotel and Cugó Gran brands. IBB Hotel Collection is headquartered in Valletta, while the German branch has its headquarters in Passau.

As the company continues to expand in Europe, the IBB Hotel Dlugi Targ in the Polish city of Danzig will also be opening its doors in 2018.

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