Wolfsburg, 02 December 2020 – With Premier Inn, joint venture partners ABG Real Estate Group and Hecker have won the real estate investor and operator Premier Inn as long-term tenant for the hotel in their landmark 'BERLINERHAUS' Ensemble in Wolfsburg. The group initially planned, Centro/NinetyNine, handed over the operator role to the financially strong British group Whitbread PLC. Whitbread PLC is owner of numerous hotels is market leader in England. Premier Inn will be operating a Premium Economy Hotel. For this purpose Premier Inn has rented the 9,500 sqm hotel space. The hotel is being built next to an office tower, and will comprise a total of 260 rooms as well as approx. 170 parking spaces. BERLINERHAUS is scheduled to be completed by mid-2022, at which point the hotel will also open.
Ulrich Höller, Managing Partner at ABG Real Estate Group, said: "We are delighted to have found a financially sound partner with a strong management in Premier Inn, at such an early phase of our hotel project and in this challenging environment."
Prof. Dr Falk Hecker, Managing Partner at Hecker GmbH, said: "Premier Inn is a significant gain for Wolfsburg, since this project creates extensive, affordable overnight accommodation near the station."
Dr. Michael Hartung, Managing Director Development of Premier Inn Germany: "We are very pleased about the economically strong location of Wolfsburg and the central location in which our Premier Inn Hotel is being built. For me, the mixed use of buildings is an absolutely essential part of future quarter development. This is not the only reason why I am proud to be part of BERLINERHAUS".
As already announced:
The foundation stone for BERLINERHAUS was laid in May 2020 in the presence of Wolfsburg's Lord Mayor, Klaus Mohrs. Structural works, by prime contractor Köster GmbH, are going as planned; in the office building, concrete is being poured for the roof above the 10th floor; in the hotel building, concrete is being poured on the fifth floor.
Next to the hotel, a landmark office complex is being built in an excellent location right next to the Berlin Bridge. The elegant 45-metre office tower will sport a delicate façade of glass, aluminium, and steel. Three attractive, two-storey 'sky lounges' will offer visitors a unique view of the AUTOSTADT and Wolfsburg Castle. Twelve full storeys will host approximately 6,725 sqm of flexible office space for future tenants, within walking distance of the city centre and the main station. Overall, the building complex – offices, hotel and parking spaces – will comprise a total gross floor area (GFA) of 22,000 sqm.
To make the BERLINERHAUS project a reality, ABG Real Estate Group – with more than fifty years of experience in spectacular landmark developments at Germany's prime locations – and the long-established Wolfsburg-based family-run Hecker GmbH, bringing profound local expertise, joined forces – making a perfect match.