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Scandic Hotels expands to Munich

The Nordic hotel operator has signed up New York architects for a new building in a redeveloping industrial area.

Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease deal on the operation of a new hotel, Scandic Munich Macherei, the Nordic hotel giant’s first foray into the southern German city.

The hotel will be part of the new area Macherei, which is undergoing a total transformation from an industrial area to a “vibrant” urban neighbourhood with space for art and culture, offices and open meeting and communication zones.

Located close to the city centre and also well-connected to the airport and the Neue Messe München exhibition centre, Scandic Munich Macherei is expected to open in 2021.

The design, by the New York architects HWKN Hollwich Kushner, is inspired by typical redeveloped industrial areas such as Brooklyn in New York.

The 234-room hotel will also have “an attractive restaurant and a roof-top bar to create a local social pulse and a vibrant event scene”, Scandic says.

German focus
Scandic already has four hotels in operation in Germany – two in Berlin, one in Hamburg and one in Frankfurt, with a second property to open in Frankfurt in 2021.

Expanding to Munich “confirms the company’s German focus and strategy” and the new hotel “will be an important addition to Scandic’s hotel portfolio”, Scandic says.

“Scandic Munich Macherei is in line with Scandic’s strategy to expand in the largest cities in Germany. Munich is a sought-after city for hotel developments and we are proud to be part of this project that will further raise the awareness of Scandic in Germany,” says Even Frydenberg, president and chief executive of Scandic Hotels Group.

The long-term lease deal for the building was signed with developers Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Real Estate.

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