Pentahotels will open five new hotels in the UK
and one in Prague this year, in addition to the pentahotel Hong
Kong, Kowloon, which will open this summer.
The seven new
properties mark 2013 as the highest growth period in the history
of the pentahotel brand. The portfolio will expand by more than
50% from the current 2,925 to 4,409 hotel rooms worldwide.
group currently operates hotels in Germany (11), England (1),
Austria (1) and China (2).
“We are not only expanding our presence in
existing locations, but also opening up new markets. These new
properties significantly accelerate pentahotels’ strategic growth
with the goal of 80 hotels in operation globally by 2020,” said Alastair Thomann, managing director Europe for pentahotels.
By the end of 2013, pentahotels will have 22 hotels worldwide,
including the seven new hotels with 1,484 rooms in three countries
• England: Five hotels with a total 562 rooms will
open in Birmingham, Derby, Inverness, Ipswich and Warrington. From March onwards, the hotels will be in conversion and will be
integrated as operating hotels in the pentahotels portfolio by end
• Czech Republic: The first hotel in the Czech
Republic will open by end of July 2013 in Prague with 227 rooms.
• Hong Kong: A 695-room hotel will open in East Kowloon in
Strong brand growth is anticipated for the
Asian region as well; in addition to pentahotel Hong Kong,
Kowloon, pentahotels will open in 2014 openings in
Guiyang (204 rooms) and Shenyang (384 rooms) in mainland China.
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