Frankfurt’s newest quarter Gateway Gardens is about to gain a conference and meetings centre.
Hotels AG and the property developer Groß & Partner have signed an
agreement to create one of Germany’s largest convention hotels within
the direct vicinity of Frankfurt Airport.
Once complete, the Steigenberger Kongress Hotel Frankfurt Airport will
provide 527 rooms and suites across 18 storeys and a Conference Centre
extending over an area of 5,500 square metres. It will also be located
at an international transport hub which lies
at the very heart of Europe. The official ground-breaking ceremony will
take place in 2021, and the hotel is scheduled to open in 2024. Gateway
Gardens already has its own stop on the Frankfurt suburban railway
network, and the Steigenberger Kongress Hotel
will be situated right in front of this station. Trains will whisk
passengers to the airport’s own regional station in only two minutes,
whilst Frankfurt Central Station is also only nine minutes away. These
excellent links combined with the new facilities
on offer will create a wealth of new opportunities for event
The hotel complex will rise about 70 metres into the sky and will boast a gross floor space of approximately 34,000 square metres. The project will be implemented by Groß & Partner using designs drawn up by the Düsseldorf-based company HPP-Architekten. The convention area itself will house a free-spanning conference hall with 2,300 square metres of usable space that can be divided up in a flexible way and is capable of accommodating about 3,000 persons. Clear room height will be 6.5 metres. A large lobby on the ground floor will add yet another perfect venue for the staging of events. A health and beauty spa on the 18th floor of the North Tower will offer unrestricted vistas of Frankfurt’s City Forest and skyline. Fabulous views out over the airport apron will be available from the Skybar in the South Tower, which will also be open to the public.
The signing of the agreement represents a further landmark in the development of the Gateway Gardens quarter, which is around 35 hectares in size. Leading companies such as DB Cargo and the Kion Group have already established branches here, and Siemens is set to follow suit shortly.
Source : Deutsche Hospitality