Scandic added one more hotel to its portfolio. The company increased its presence in Germany by rebranding the Alsterhof Hotel in Berlin. The hotel will start operating as Scandic Berlin Kufurstendamm already on September 1.
The hotel is not a newly built one, but it undergone an extensive renovation that cost over 8 million of euro in 2012. The 217-key Scandic Berlin Kufurstendamm has convenient location in western Berlin, and features easy access to all popular shopping and entertainment destinations of the area.
Scandic Berlin Kufurstendamm will be the third hotel in Germany by Scandic. The Nordic hotelier already has two hotels in the country Scandic Potsdamer Platz, which is located in the central part of the city, and Scandic Emporio hotel in Hamburg. The Alsterhof hotel in Berlin was leased by Scandic, and the hotelier will keep current staff of the property as well as other business processes.
Strong German economy and good state of the country’s tourist industry was one of reasons why Scandic decided to add one more property there. Scandic Berlin Kufurstendamm is located not far away from such popular destinations as Berlin Zoo and KaDeWe department store. The long-term leasing agreement was signed between the property owner Lars Wenaas and Scandic Hotels. Wenaas is also the owner of another Scandic hotel in Germany Scandic Potsdamer Platz.
The hotel has a restaurant, bar, gym, special relaxation suite, meeting and event facilities, as well as a spacious rooftop terrace. All rooms in Scandic Berlin Kufurstendamm feature free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.