Developer Onis Vastgoed will build a new four-star hotel with 180 rooms at Flight Forum Business Park in Eindhoven. The German hotel operator GS Star will operate the hotel as a Holiday Inn by a franchise agreement. The completion of the hotel is planned for autumn 2019
The hotel is mainly focused on the business market, but according to real estate advisor Colliers International it will also attract many tourists. "Due to the increasing number of flights to destinations within Europe, the hotel will be an attractive location for tourists," says Joost Mees, Director Hotels Benelux at Colliers International Hotels. "In addition, the commercial function of Eindhoven as an innovative breeding ground in Europe is becoming increasingly important and this hotel will certainly benefit from this".
This is the first hotel for GS Star in the Netherlands. It operates several brands internationally via franchise agreements, such as the Hampton by Hilton in Berlin and the Mercure Stuttgart. The company now has ten hotels in Germany, three under construction and three in planning. The Holiday Inn in Eindhoven is rented for a period of 25 years.
"The Netherlands is an interesting location for hoteliers because there are more and more travellers," says Thomas Kahl of GS Star. "To be able to establish ourselves at a fast-growing airport, gives us the opportunity to build a stable base in the Netherlands".
Start construction in spring 2018
Robert Holtkamp of Onis Vastgoed: "Onis Vastgoed has been involved in the realization of a hotel on Flight Forum since 2009 and has always kept its confidence in this possibility due to the growth of the Eindhoven airport. The Municipality and Board of Flight Forum have always helped us tremendously. " This spring the first pile will go into the ground and the construction takes about one and a half years. Onis Vastgoed has realized a number of high-profile developments in recent years, such as the Van Der Valk Hotel on the A12 in Utrecht. The hotel will be built by BAN Bouw from Nuenen and designed by MIII Architects.
"In good consultation with Colliers International we have found an internationally operating hotel party," says Niels Perik on behalf of Onis Vastgoed. "This hotel is an addition to the office offer on the Flight Forum and will also work together with companies in this area."
Colliers International accompanied the transaction on behalf of Onis Vastgoed. GS Star was advised by Pietschmann Legal.