Dubai-based luxury hotel company Jumeirah has
signed an agreement to lease and operate a new hotel in
Frankfurt’s major new PalaisQuartier leisure and retail
development, a project of MAB Development.
The agreement will see
the 219 room luxury hotel launching in mid-2010 alongside the
launch of the 112,000 m2 PalaisQuartier mixed use office and
located at the heart of Frankfurt at the Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz,
within walking distance of the city’s financial district and stock
exchange, pedestrian shopping areas and the city’s opera house.
The mixed use development includes the reconstructed baroque 18th
century Thurn und Taxis Palais and a 48,500 m2 retail development,
some 42,000 m2 of premium office space and the 22,000 m2, 25-floor
Jumeirah Hotel Frankfurt.
The retail component, called MyZeil and
designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, recently opened with great
success. It is fully let and attracted over one million visitors
during the first two weeks after opening.
Guests of Jumeirah Frankfurt will be
able to enjoy a range
of facilities including Jumeirah’s signature Talise spa as well as
several restaurants and bars, meeting rooms and business
The hotel will include a contemporary fine dining
restaurant with a design commissioned from leading Japanese
designer Takashi Sugimoto and his team at Super Potato, one of
today’s most respected and innovative restaurant design
The overall interior design will be in
responsibility of Peter Silling & Associates and the building
design has been completed by the German architects KSP Engel und
Zimmermann. Both partners acknowlegded the efforts of the
WingField Corporation to conclude the agreement.
Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel is an important development in our
company´s global expansion plan. It will serve Germany’s financial
centre and one of Europe’s most important international business
and travel hubs. Germany is one of the world’s largest economies
and a market that has traditionally served as the third largest
inbound market for Jumeirah’s properties. It’s a key market for us
and we see this first move to invest in the German
market as an important and sound link that cements an
already strong connection,” said Gerald Lawless,
Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group.
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