STYLISH DESIGN HOTEL WITH BREATHTAKING SKY BAR
Four-star superior Innside by Meliá to set new standards in Aachen
16 May 2016: The Spanish group Meliá Hotels International launched a four-star superior Innside hotel in downtown Aachen on May 2nd. A stone's throw from the Couven Museum, Aachen Cathedral and the famous city park, a new urban lifestyle hotel with 158 rooms had been erected. Following the unique design concept of the Innside by Meliá premium brand, the stylish residence that targets business and individual travellers combines fancy architecture perfectly integrated into the cityscape with modern interior design. On six floors, the new Innside Aachen displays an elegant purist ambience. With their modern furnishings, the bright rooms come with a classy wood look and monochrome floors, which develop into real eye catchers thanks to effective indirect lighting. All rooms offer king or queen-size beds, adjustable air conditioning, a 40-inch LED television set, a free minibar, free WiFi, desks including a media hub and high-speed Internet access, as well as luxury glass bathrooms with a rain shower. Two combinable, light-flooded event rooms measuring a total of 110 square metres are equipped with state-of-the-art conference technology and provide space for up to 100 people. Those who wish to keep fit during their trip may work out in the fitness area equipped with the latest fitness equipment and relax in the sauna including a recreation room.
A new hotspot in Aachen: Uptown Sky Lounge & Restaurant
True to its name, the exclusive Uptown Sky Lounge & Restaurant with its large panorama windows and an exquisite roof terrace on the sixth floor will be the overall highlight. Here, purism and avant-garde amalgamate: bold lines and curved forms, austere black and white with a striking purple tone. “Uptown” provides an elegant lounge, a bar, and both a breakfast and à-la-carte restaurant in one. This trendy location is to establish new standards with respect to design, cuisine and classic bar culture – boasting an international fusion cuisine and innovative bar food concepts. Various DJ events on weekends, live performances, lounge nights, tastings, afternoon tea or Sunday brunches on the fantastic roof terrace are meant to attract both international hotel guests and particularly Aachen's cosmopolitans and night owls. And as a location for extraordinary events, the Uptown Sky Lounge & Restaurant are already enjoying great popularity among event organisers.
The hotel runs under the experienced management of Christine Klein (32). Born in the Münsterland region, the graduate foreign language correspondence clerk has been active in various different positions and hotels of the Spanish Meliá Hotels International chain since 2003. Before being appointed general manager of Innside Aachen, she headed Innside Frankfurt Niederrad as well as TRYP Düsseldorf Airport and was vice general manager of Innside Neue Messe München. She lives Spanish hospitality and is a passionate host. With the new hotel in Aachen, she wants to address both business and leisure travellers together with her team: “One of the main features of our Innside by Meliá brand is its young avant-garde concept, softening the border between business and lifestyle hotels addressing all senses. Aachen is a multifaceted city with an increasing number of annual visitors. We want to offer these guests passionate guest-orientation and individual service at the highest level looking back at 60 years of experience in the hotel business.”
The opening rate for a single room starts at 99 euros compared to the standard rate of 129 euros (both including breakfast).
The Innside by Meliá brand was originally developed in Germany and has been part of Meliá Hotels International since 2007. It is one of Meliá's most successful and strongest expanding city hotel brands on a global level. Innside stands for purist elegance, modern orientation and avant-garde flair. By 2017, there will be three additional hotels of the four to five-star brand segment in Leipzig (September 2016), Frankfurt (October 2016) and Hamburg (2017). Moreover, 20 new Innside hotels will open all across the world by 2019. The most recent addition is located in Manhattan.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 370 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and four continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hoteles. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf and the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalisation, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide. Follow Meliá Hotels International on Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt and Facebook meliahotelsinternational. www.melia.com.