The Premier Nordic Hotel Industry Conference
The award went to citizenM. It was received by Meindert Jan Tjoeng (Director Development & Investment, citizenM) and Claus Hildebrandt (Owner, H.H. Holding). Claus owns the building in Copenhagen where citizenM will open its first hotel in the Nordics.
citizenM secured a city center lease deal in Copenhagen, which will be developed together with the Hildebrandt Family – a private real estate investor. This marks the Nordic entry for citizenM and one of the few lease deals done by an international operator in the Nordics.
Marriott has managed to announce several new deals in the Nordics, including Moxys in Oslo, Copenhagen and Bergen as well as a Courtyard by Marriott in Tampere. The new projects have been signed with various white label operators and have paved the way for the growth of Marriott’s franchise model in the Nordics.
ATP Real Estate
ATP Real Estate has increased its exposure to the hotel real estate segment significantly with both conversions and expansions of its existing portfolio, such as the Scandic Falconer, the newly announced Hilton Copenhagen as well as landmark acquisitions such as the Marriott Copenhagen, NH Amsterdam and Holiday Inn Munich. Hotel exposure highlights a varied approach to hotel investments also from an institutional investor.
BC Hospitality Group
BC Hospitality Group has announced the return of the Hilton brand to Copenhagen with the new planned 400-room city center Hilton Copenhagen. The company has remained disciplined to its approach to purely investing in developing internationally branded hotels – even in times with strong capacity growth.