InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has confirmed the signing of Hotel Indigo Berlin City – East Side.
The new-build hotel will be owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and will operate under a franchise agreement with multiple development agreement (MDA) partner Tristar Hotel Group.
The hotel will be the eighth development under IHG’s MDA agreement with Tristar.
Scheduled to open in autumn 2017, the hotel joins existing Indigo hotels lcoated in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz and Ku-damm areas.
The new property will feature 119 rooms, a gym, a restaurant and a rooftop bar with an outdoor terrace, and is within walking distance of Berlin’s Warschauer Strasse and Ostbahnhof train stations.
Hotel Indigo Berlin City – East Side will be located in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, one of the most creative districts in Berlin, and surrounded by a lively cultural scene and popular entertainment options. The hotel will be part of Mercedes Platz, a complex located opposite the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Mercedes Platz, also owned by AEG, will feature numerous restaurants and bars, a 4,000 capacity event hall and a state-of-the art movie theatre.
Its visitor numbers are projected to reach 20 million annually and the complex will open in 2018.
René Schappner, director of Development, Germany, IHG said: “It’s fantastic to be expanding our Hotel Indigo brand in Berlin; a city with numerous vibrant and distinct neighbourhoods which make perfect hosts for this brand. We’re also delighted to be signing our eighth deal as part of a multiple development agreement with Tristar and look forward, as always, to working with them on this exciting project.”
IHG plans to double the number of hotels in Germany either open or in the pipeline over the next five years. It currently has the largest active development pipeline in Germany’s branded hotel market with more than 4,400 rooms.