Breaking Travel News reporter Phil Blizzard catches up with Thomas Willms, chief executive of Steigenberger Hotels, during Arabian Travel Market. He tells us about plans to double the number of properties under operation by the company over the next five years and what role the Middle East will play in that process.
Leading German hospitality company, Steigenberger Hotel Group has opened its first property in the United Arab Emirates - the five-star, waterfront Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai. The flagship Steigenberger Dubai is right at the heart of the city close to the iconic Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest tower and the Dubai Mall in the cosmopolitan Downtown neighbourhood.
German hotel group Steigenberger has revealed plans to open its first property in the Middle East with a hotel in Qatari-capital Doha. The group will begin construction on the 200-room Steigenberger Hotel Doha Airport Road this autumn with the five-star property scheduled to open in 2016.
The Steigenberger Hotel Group now has a presence at the very heart of Europe in the form of the Steigenberger Grandhotel Brussels. Located in the city centre and offering 269 rooms and suites, the hotel opened on January 1st 2013 and is busy welcoming guests from all over the world.
In April 2011 the Frankfurt-based Steigenberger Hotel Group will open the Steigenberger Grandhotel in Leipzig, in close proximity to the Naschmarkt and the Altes Rathaus. The elegant luxury hotel, which belongs to the Steigenberger Grandhotel Collection, skilfully combines traditional and modern elements and serves to reinforce the new strategic orientation of the Steigenberger Hotel Group.