Hamburg-based RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group becomes new hotel operator
From Hamburg for Hamburg.
The Hamburg-based RIMC Hotel & Resorts Group has won the tender for the operation of a hotel and catering space in the St. Pauli bunker extension. The contract has now been signed between RIMC and the landlord EHP Erste Hamburger Projektmanagement GmbH and the developer Matzen Immobilien KG.
Paul Hahnert, EHP managing director and project manager: “There was a great deal of national and international interest very quickly after the cooperation with the original hotel partner ended in the Corona crisis. For us, it was essential that the new hotel operator fit authentically into the vibrant creative scene of the area. That is why we are very happy about the new Hamburg partner. The RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group already knows the history of the bunker and its outstanding importance for the city and the quarter very well due to the spatial proximity. The concept tailored for this distinctive location shows that RIMC is investing an enormous amount of heart and soul in this unique project.”
With currently over 30 hotels in 8 countries and more than 2,000 employees*, the RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group is considered one of the leading hotel companies in Europe. As a “white label”, the company operates hotels with international and own hotel brands and specializes in individual and tailor-made hotel concepts. The hotel in the Bunker St. Pauli will comprise 136 rooms as well as various gastronomic outlets. The RIMC concept is particularly convincing due to the ideal integration of the hotel into the overall project of the bunker extension as well as into the city district. The future hotel brand will be announced soon. The brand character fits homogeneously into the overall idea of the cultural and creative community place.
Marek N. Riegger, CEO RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group: “A unique and striking building for Hamburg. As a Hamburg company, we are very pleased to be a partner for this extraordinary Hamburg project. We are aware of the responsibility for the location, the city and far beyond the borders and will bring in all our experience to be a very good complement in the future operation of the hotel and the gastronomic facilities on the bunker. A challenge that we gladly accept. We will announce more details about the conception soon.”
The realization of the “green bunker St. Pauli”, which is privately financed by the developer Matzen Immobilien KG, is considered a prime example of successful citizen participation. In view of the current worldwide shortage of building materials, completion is scheduled for the first half of 2022.
Text/Photo: Frank Schulze Kommunikation