NH Hotel Group Plans New nhow Hotel in ONE, a High-Rise Building Being Developed in Frankfurt

MADRID, ES. August 16, 2017 - NH Hotel Group announces plans to open a new nhow hotel, the trendy lifestyle brand, in Frankfurt’s flourishing Europaviertel (European Quarter) in the exhibition center at the beginning of 2021. Located in one of the skyscrapers planned by CA Immo and the brainchild of the Frankfurt architecture firm Meurer Generalplaner, the high-rise building called ONE is part of a new generation of skyscrapers that will stand 190 metres tall with an extraordinary woven-structure facade design. The lower 14 stories of the 49-story ONE building will accommodate the nhow Frankfurt.

The future ‘four-star superior’ category hotel will offer 375 design rooms with exclusive facilities, such as Nespresso machines, rain effect showers, and high-tech mattresses for a perfect night’s sleep. The hotel will offer a conference area that will cover more than 1,000 m˛, restaurant, bar and fitness areas, together with parking facilities in an adjoining underground car park. The highlight of ONE is the open-air Skybar, with its wrap-around terrace and unique view over Frankfurt and the Taunus mountains, which can also be seen from the nhow Frankfurt.

“The aim was, and had to be, that the overall concept and the character of the hotel were a good fit. With the nhow, this has been really successfully achieved. The nhow brand concept completes our vision of ONE as an innovative building with contemporary mix of office space and multiple-use space”, explains Frank Nickel, the CEO of CA Immobilien Anlagen AG.

“The nhow Frankfurt will hold a really special position among the city's hotels”, vows Maarten Markus, NH Hotel Group’s Managing Director for Northern Europe. “The nhow brand is an original one – it is always reinventing itself and has a close contact with the local cultural scene. With the custom design concept from Enrique Tellechea, founder of The Null, we are playing with Frankfurt’s image as a banking and finance centre and combining this with current artistic trends. Starting from this concept the architect Rafael de la Hoz has designed the interior design project of the hotel. In this way, we are creating a unique location full of creative dynamism for guests, with the highest standards of service, facilities and design.”

The nhow Frankfurt will be located in close proximity to the Kap Europa conference center, the Skyline Plaza and the Messe, which is the location of the International Motor Show, the Frankfurt Book Fair and one of the largest exhibition spaces in the world.

NH Hotel Group is already well established in Frankfurt, with one of its premium-brand NH Collection hotels and six NH hotels. In March, NH Hotel Group announced the construction of the NH Collection Frankfurt Messe on Güterplatz, on the corner of Mainzer Landstraße.

nhow, elevate your stay

Under the umbrella of NH Hotel Group, nhow is the chameleonic hotel brand that adapts itself to the city where it is located and is always changing. Taking its inspiration from the most avant-garde cities in the world, nhow hotels are designed by the most creative minds of the moment –Foster + Partners; OMA, founded by Rem Koolhaas; Karim Rashid; Sergei Tchoban and Matteo Thun, among others, and are both a hotel and an explosion of inventiveness occupying one single space. At nhow hotels nothing is pre-established and everything is unexpected. Iconic, inspiring and surprising, from the hotel entrance to the rooms, the lobby, the restaurants, the corridors, the meeting rooms and the creative spaces, the experience is different for every consumer but with a common sense of “wow.” Located in key trendy urban areas undergoing transformation and change, nhow hotels become a reference point for people to meet, experience and create.

As a synthesis of a new style of enjoying life, nhow brings in an unheard of level of hospitality and aims to become the benchmark for the most innovative cultural, social and artistic movements of big cities, globalized and constantly changing.

nhow brand is already present in Milan, Italy; Berlin, Germany; and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and is expected to continue to increase its presence over the next few years. In addition to the current nhow hotels opened and the one signed in Frankfurt, the Company has four other ongoing nhow projects in London, Amsterdam, Marseille and Santiago de Chile.

About CA Immo

CA Immo is one of the leading central European property companies, and is listed on the ATX Leading Index of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Its core business lies in the rental and development of commercial property, primarily focusing on the office segment. The company, founded in 1987, has property assets of around €3.8 billion in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. In Germany, as well as the management of existing properties, CA Immo also focuses on the development and implementation of new properties, and even whole neighbourhoods. CA Immo Deutschland has established its own branches in Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt, in order to fully take into account regional requirements and idiosyncrasies. Some of the best known building in Germany include Tower 185 and the Skyline Plaza in Frankfurt, the Total Tower and the John F. Kennedy House in Berlin and the Skygarden and the Kontorhaus in Munich. CA Immo Deutschland is currently also developing the Europacity in Berlin, the European Quarter in Frankfurt, the Customs Port in Mainz, the Marina Quarter in Regensburg, as well as the Arnulfpark® and the Baumkirchen Mitte District in Munich. By working with its sister companies, omniCon and Deutsche Realitäten (DRG), CA Immo also has proven expertise at its disposal in the areas of buildings management and property management. Both sister companies also offer their range of services to third parties. For further information, please go to: www.caimmo.com.

About The [NULL]

The [NULL] is a consultancy firm which specialises in hotel concepts and brand strategy. Its founder, Enrique Tellechea, has over 20 years' experience in multinational businesses. The [NULL] collaborates on the design of the nhow brand and, to this end, has created a methodology for the conceptual design, as well as a unique, distinctive and individual concept for each new nhow hotel. This strategic and creative process begins at the start of each project and serves as a brand concept in the later phases of development, from the interior design, to the detailed description, right through to the corporate identity.

About NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group (www.nhhotelgroup.com) is a world-leading urban hotel operator and a consolidated multinational player. It operates close to 400 hotels and almost 60,000 rooms in 31 markets across Europe, the Americas and Africa, including top city destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Munich, New York, Rome and Vienna.

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