New hotel in Nuremberg extends Scandic’s presence in Germany
The greater Nuremberg area is the second largest metropolitan region in Bavaria with approximately 1.3 million inhabitants. The region has grown rapidly in recent years, and several international technology and innovation companies have been established in the area, increasing demand from the corporate and meeting segments. Nuremberg is also attracting a growing number of leisure travelers who are drawn by the city’s rich cultural heritage and major events that have taken place in close proximity to the hotel.
- This is another step in our focus on expanding in the German market. The takeover is an excellent growth opportunity thanks to the hotel’s strategic location and recent renovation to the property that will meet the rising demand in the corporate and leisure segments. I am also extremely happy that we are continuing to extend our well-established and long-term cooperation with our largest landlord, Pandox, says Jens Mathiesen, President & CEO of Scandic Hotels Group.
- It’s fantastic that we’re continuing to expand in Germany and strengthening Scandic’s position in the European hotel market. The hotel is an excellent addition to our portfolio that will solidify our offering for business travelers looking to arrange larger meetings and events. Together with my colleagues, I look forward to opening Scandic’s first hotel in Nuremberg, a city that has become an important financial center and that is investing in and building for the future, says Michel Schutzbach, Head of Europe at Scandic Hotels.
During the renovation, Pandox also made technical and sustainability-related investments and upgrades to the property. Earlier in 2023, the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, the Nordic region’s official ecolabel, was launched in Germany. This means that Scandic’s German hotels can begin their journey toward Nordic Swan Ecolabel certification. The operations of the new hotel will be certified by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel after the takeover.
- We are happy to welcome Scandic as tenant to our newly renovated and centrally located hotel property in Nuremberg. The lease agreement confirms our ability to create value by acquiring, developing and improving underperforming hotel properties in an international environment. It is also a good example of our model where we, through deep hotel knowledge and property expertise, transform hotel properties based on their unique characteristics. With the agreement, we have secured an important step in the property’s value journey, and we are looking forward to work with Scandic to further increase the value of both the hotel product and the hotel property, says Liia Nõu, CEO of Pandox.
The new hotel will be operated under the Scandic brand. Following the takeover, Scandic will operate seven hotels in Germany with a total of 2,461 rooms.
For more information, please contact:
Oscar Brehmer, Communication Manager, Scandic Hotels Group
Phone: +46 721 709 297
Rasmus Blomqvist, Director Investor Relations, Scandic Hotels Group
Phone: +46 702 335 367
About Scandic Hotels Group
Scandic is the largest hotel company in the Nordic countries with a network of about 280 hotels and 58,000 hotel rooms in operation and under development at more than 130 destinations. The company is leading the way in integrating sustainability in all areas and its award-winning Design for All concept ensures that Scandic hotels are accessible to everyone. Well loved by guests and employees, the Scandic Friends loyalty program is the largest in the Nordic hotel industry and Scandic is one of the most attractive employers in the region. Scandic is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.www.scandichotelsgroup.com