IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a multi-development agreement (MDA) with Solutions4Hotels GmbH (S4H) to develop 10 hotels in the Holiday Inn brand family with approximately 800 rooms in Germany. IHG and S4H have also signed Holiday Inn Express Leipzig South as part of the MDA.
The agreement is part of an extensive mixed-used development project in 10 locations which also includes the development of premium service stations and restaurants. Each site will feature a futuristic service station including electric charging, a gas station with sustainable fuel solutions, a hotel and a high-quality F&B offering. The building sites are located along Germany’s main motorways, all in close proximity to large cities.
Holiday Inn Express Leipzig South is the second signing within the MDA, following the signing of Holiday Inn Express Hamburg South in 2020.
As part of a modern and future-proof development concept, Holiday Inn Express Leipzig South will have a strong focus on sustainability which is already deeply ingrained in the construction plans of the building. All rooms are planned as a wooden modular build, and the hotel will run on geothermal heating and feature solar panels for energy production which will be fed back into the hotel’s circuit system.
The hotel is planned with 79 rooms and is expected to open toward the end of 2023. It will feature a modern breakfast area with complimentary breakfast, 24-hour reception, free WiFi and a marketplace with snacks, drinks and other non-food items. Guests can also make use of a communal coworking space located within the building.
“At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are committed to help shape the future of responsible travel together with those who stay, work and partner with us,” said Willemijn Geels, VP, development, Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “This commitment as part of our 10-year responsible business plan, Journey to Tomorrow, also extends to the way we build new hotels, and the Holiday Inn Express Leipzig South is a great example of sustainable construction. We know that S4H and their development partner share this passion, and we look forward to working together on the many new projects that are yet to come.”
Rainer Werdel, managing director, Solutions4Hotels GmbH added, “The idea to expand our partnership to 10 locations in Germany was born following the signing of Holiday Inn Express Hamburg South. We believe that with IHG’s market expertise, international name recognition and a shared commitment to responsible travel, we can set ourselves up for long-term success.”
IHG has 91 hotels in Germany, of which 79 belong to the Holiday Inn brand family. The company has 25 hotels in the pipeline in Germany.