Hilton is all set to open a 244-room upscale hotel in Heidelberg’s city centre. It has also signed a franchise agreement to open Hilton Heidelberg.
Before welcoming guests in summer 2022, the property will undergo a major renovation.
The hotel is owned by the global real estate investment manager, Invesco Real Estate – they acquired the property in 2017.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said:
“Hilton Heidelberg is an exciting addition to our growing portfolio in Germany and builds on the significant momentum in conversion demand for our brands.”
“More and more owners are choosing to affiliate with our upscale and collection brands, a testament to the strength of Hilton’s commercial systems and international brand awareness.”
Hans-Peter Hermann, senior director – Hotel Asset Management at Invesco Real Estate adds:
“Invesco Real Estate is investing in refurbishing and repositioning the hotel into a market leader benefiting from the Hilton brand.”
“Our investment programme for the Hilton Heidelberg is targeting a BREEAM in Refurbishment certificate, complementing its ESG strategic priority focus across its entire hotel portfolio.”
Heidelberg is a booming university town, immersed in history and famous for its characteristic mediaeval architecture.
Several big corporates are headquartered here.
Moreover, Heidelberg has a reputation as one of Europe’s leading scientific hubs as well as being home to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
Guests to the hotel will be a short walk from Heidelberg’s baroque old town and the historic Heidelberg Castle.
The Heidelberg University was founded in the fourteenth century. Also, it is the oldest university in Germany and is three kilometres away.
After renovation, the hotel will offer 244 stylish guest rooms and suites, along with a restaurant, bar and an executive lounge.
Furthermore, the guests will also get access to the hotel’s gym.
The property would consist of seven conference rooms for meetings and events. It will provide more than 550 square metres of modern meeting space.
Hilton’s expanding European range will welcome around 40 new hotels this year. This includes new hotels in Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Konstanz.
It recently opened its first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Germany in Frankfurt. It also plans to open Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, under Curio Collection by Hilton, in September.