Meininger continues its expansion with the signing of the contract for a 135-room hotel in Kraków, Poland. The deal in partnership with Polish developer Fronton follows another signing in Warsaw. The opening of both hotels is planned for 2023.
"We are delighted with this result of successful cooperation with our Polish partners," said Ajit Menon, CEO of Meininger Hotels. "The Meininger Hotel in Kraków is being built in an excellent location with a future-orientated infrastructure project for the region."
The new Meininger Hotel is being built east of the Old Town in the Grzegórzki district in a complex of historic houses that will consist of three buildings in the future. The plan is to renovate an existing front building and its associated garden house and to add another garden house, which is already under construction. A rooftop terrace together with two inner courtyards—one with a breakfast terrace and the other with a generous green area will form the heart of the complex.
"The concept of Meininger Hotels, which counts leisure travellers as well as school classes among its guests, fits ideally into the surroundings of Grzegórzki. The architecture plays a central role in this," said Eugeniusz Batko, CEO of Fronton. As in the other buildings of the hybrid hotel chain, the hotel facilities include multi-bedded rooms for up to six people, a guest kitchen with a washer and dryer, a bar and a game zone. All buildings will be connected via the ground floor.
The hotel is located along the new railroad line between Kraków Main Station and Rudzice. After completion, guests will be able to travel directly from the airport to the new Grzegórzki station, only two minutes from the hotel. Directly opposite the hotel is also the Hala Targowa market hall, known for its wide selection of regional products. Sights in the neighbourhood, which is known by locals for its restaurant and bar scene, include the new Opera House, the Botanical Garden, and Jagiellonian University, where Nicolaus Copernicus once studied. From the hotel, it's a few minutes by tram to the historic Old Town or a 15-minute walk. The main train station is a ten-minute streetcar ride and a 15-minute walk away. The Jewish quarter of Kazimierz is within walking distance just 15 minutes from the hotel.
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