Bonn An old student dormitory turned refugee shelter is being torn down on the banks of the Rhine to make room for a new hotel. Located near the city center, it should be completed in the third quarter of 2020.
Once it offered students a roof over their heads, then it served as an emergency shelter for refugees for several years. Now the dormitory on Erzberger Ufer near the Beethovenhalle is being demolished. A hotel is to be built in its place. It will feature 210 rooms and an underground car park with 40 parking spaces. The site, 3100 square meters in size, belonged to the City of Bonn and was sold to Landmarken AG for 4.16 million euros.
A terraced outdoor restaurant facing the Rhine is also planned, which could be used as a venue for open-air concerts, readings and other performances. Landmarken is expecting the completion of the new building complex on Erzberger Ufer in the third quarter of 2020.
This is within Beethoven’s anniversary year when many international guests are expected to attend the numerous events honoring Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn.
The hotel will be operated by the “Prizeotel” hotel group, which currently operates four hotels, in Bremen, Hamburg (two hotels) and Hanover. “Prizeotel” also wants to open new hotels in locations such as Berne, Munich and Vienna in the coming years. The hotel brand calls itself a “modern economy hotel” and belongs to the Radisson Hotel Group.
Orig. text: lis/ck