Hilton Heidelberg Debuts in Germany With 244 Guestrooms
Located in the Heart of Heidelberg, the New Property Under Hilton’s Flagship Brand Pays Homage to the City’s Rich History and Culture.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) celebrates the opening of Hilton Heidelberg, the latest addition in Germany for its flagship brand. Following a significant investment programme, Hilton Heidelberg features 244 rooms and suites with contemporary design, aimed at providing a modern and comfortable stay. The hotel’s interior pays tribute to the rich literary heritage of Heidelberg, celebrated as a UNESCO “City of Literature,” and combines new construction with the preservation of the former iconic Hotel Schrieder property, first opened in 1845.
Nestled in historic Heidelberg, famous for its Gothic architecture and as home to Germany’s first university, Hilton Heidelberg is just a stroll away from the Old Town, brimming with ancient buildings and quaint streets and squares. The hotel is also near to the famed Heidelberg Castle, celebrated for its Castle Illumination Days.
Hilton Heidelberg offers king, deluxe, and executive rooms, as well as suites. Families and groups can book Confirmed Connecting Rooms for adjoining stays. The hotel features seven flexible meeting spaces, a large ballroom for up to 300 guests, a well-equipped fitness centre with Peloton Bikes, and two dining establishments, catering to both business and leisure travellers.
David Kelly, senior vice president, Continental Europe, Hilton said: “The opening of Hilton Heidelberg is a significant milestone in our continued growth across Germany, and the brand is now present in 11 cities across the country. We’re excited to welcome our first guests in Heidelberg with this important addition, one of more than 20 new hotels to open across Continental Europe in 2023.”
Remmie de Graaf, general manager, Hilton Heidelberg, said, “We are thrilled to unveil Hilton Heidelberg, bringing to life Hilton’s renowned hospitality in this historic city. Our commitment is to create exceptional experiences by celebrating the legacy of the original Hotel Schrieder and Heidelberg’s rich history. We are dedicated to making Hilton Heidelberg the top choice for visitors and events.”
David Kellett, managing director – Alternative Investments at Invesco Real Estate said, “The opening of Hilton Heidelberg, a key asset in Invesco’s pan-European hotel strategy, fills us with immense excitement. The work undertaken on this project is great testament to the ability of our collective teams at Invesco, Hilton and Westmont to recognise, plan and implement a full asset repositioning. We’re looking forward to showing our investors the newly refurbished hotel.”
Culinary Journey: Schrieder’s Bar and Restaurant
Hilton Heidelberg offers a distinctive culinary journey at its two dining venues, Schrieder’s Bar and Schrieder’s Restaurant, named after the hotel’s founder. Schrieder’s Bar provides a casual daytime atmosphere for coffee and informal meetings, transforming into a lively bar in the evening with signature cocktails, beers, and a selection of local and international wines. The restaurant presents a contemporary take on traditional German cuisine and stands out with its elegant courtyard featuring a glass ceiling. Both establishments honor the hotel’s history, notably with the “Mark Twain Cocktail,” inspired by the author’s stay in Heidelberg and mention of the hotel in his book “A Tramp Abroad.”
A Diverse Destination
Heidelberg is not only a cultural landmark but also a center for business and scientific research. The city hosts numerous large corporations and is recognised as one of Europe’s foremost scientific hubs, housing the prestigious European Molecular Biology Laboratory. The city’s commitment to education and science is further exemplified by the Botanical Garden of the University of Heidelberg, a serene haven of biodiversity.
For guests traveling to Heidelberg, Hilton Heidelberg is conveniently accessible from Frankfurt am Main Airport by car, train, or the direct Frankfurt Airport Shuttle, with direct stops at the hotel. Additionally, the hotel provides an underground car park with electric vehicle charging facilities.
Sustainability and Innovation at Hilton Heidelberg
Hilton Heidelberg is harnessing the latest technology and energy-efficient systems aligned with Hilton’s Travel with Purpose ESG (environmental, social, governance) strategy. This commitment to sustainability is underscored by the hotel’s progress towards achieving BREEAM refurbishment certification.
Additionally, Hilton Heidelberg actively participates in both external and internal sustainability programs, including the Green Key accreditation process and Hilton’s own LightStay ESG management platform. These programs are instrumental in continuously monitoring and reducing the hotel’s carbon emissions, water usage and food waste.
Hilton Heidelberg is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee. Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool.
The new hotel joins Hilton’s growing hotel portfolio in Germany which currently includes 42 hotels and a further 15 hotels under development. Hilton Heidelberg is owned by Invesco Real Estate and leased and operated by Trimont Hotel Operations, an affiliate of Westmont Hospitality Group.