2015, The Year That Was: Cox & Kings Builds Hotels With A Story
At Cox & Kings, we believe that accommodation is just as important to a traveller’s holiday experience, as the city or destination they visit. In fact, we believe that where you stay, can make or break your holiday. And in the spirit of offering our guests a complete and satisfying experience, we’ve invested in hotels that are not just part of your holiday story, but are stories in themselves!
Your Holiday, MEININGER Style
At MEININGER*, we offer guests a room that is part hostel, part hotel, so they never feel like they’re far from home. All MEININGER hotels have a flexible room concept. Which means a room can be converted into a dormitory with beds for school groups, or can be offered to an individual business traveller. The accommodations range from classic double rooms and private multiple-bed rooms to dormitory beds. All public spaces are located on the ground floor and mezzanine including a lobby, lounge, breakfast area and bar.
Exceptional for a hotel, but standard and typical for a MEININGER hotel, are the guest kitchen and the games zone, which are part of the common area. In the well-equipped guest kitchen customers can cook their own meals around the clock. The kitchen also offers a washing machine and a dryer. All our hotel rooms are well-equipped with TV, free WiFi throughout the hotel, and en-suite bathrooms.
The MEININGER Way To Experience Europe
From London to Vienna, there are 16 MEININGER hotels in 10 European cities. And we’re expanding our reach to cover more and more of Europe. You can find us in Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, London, Salzburg and Vienna.
In 2015 we expanded our reach to Italy—with a new hotel in Rome. With Rome’s history, architecture, the haunting sights, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, and steady flow of tourists throughout the year, we needed a place that had as much character as the historic city. So we chose a former medical centre to establish MEININGER in Italy.
Covering a total gross floor area of 6,270 sqm, we are currently renovating the beautiful, historic building to meet all of the MEININGER specifications. The hotel is expected to be operational from 2017 onwards.
After the renovation, the hotel will retain all its beautiful roman structural details, along with 114 modern rooms and 394 beds on six floors so that our urban travellers can have an enjoyable experience of living in a Roman building, but with all the comforts of an urban traveller’s home. The best aspect about the hotel is that it is only 500 meters away from Rome’s main train station, Termini, and within walking distance of all major museums and World Heritage tourists’ sites.
The MEININGER hotel in Rome is not the only Cox & Kings’ hotel that has been built keeping history and character in mind. In 2015, we also set up a MEININGER Hotel in Berlin by leasing out a former brewery in the Schultheiss Quartier.
Built in the mixed-use development of Schultheiss Quartier, we are converting the former brewery to feature 243 rooms and 865 beds on four floors. Since it is a part of our MEININGER chain, the hotel will imbibe the essence of an urban traveller’s home by featuring guest kitchens and game zones, which are exceptional for a commercial hotel. Through this hotel, our guests can have an enjoyable experience of staying in a former beer brewery, but also feel like they are at right at home in the hotel’s comfortable rooms, communal spaces and guest kitchen.
* MEININGER, a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European education and leisure specialist activity travel group, is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox and Kings Ltd. Click here to explore Europe with us, and to experience the fantastic MEININGER vibe.