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Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch acquired by private investors

On December 1, 2011 the Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch Frankfurt was successfully acquired by the Mashali family, an Anglo-Persian family with decades of experience in the construction, retail and hospitality sectors.

Based in London since 1979, the Mashali family have been actively pursuing hotel and commercial property investment opportunities in the United Kingdom, Germany and key European gateway cities.

Kempinski AG will continue to manage the hotel under a long-term contract. In addition to Kempinski’s strong management team, the new owner is being advised by Hotel in a Box of London and seasoned hotel consultants Hotour Hotel Consulting GmbH of Frankfurt, which will be also responsible for asset management.

A representative of the family office stated “We are delighted to have acquired this iconic asset, which is a testament to our confidence in the German economy and the Frankfurt hospitality market.”

The 284-room conference hotel has been under Kempinski management since 1976. Originally built in 1720 as a small hunting lodge, the property has a rich history. In 1887, the charming Forsthaus Restaurant was established and has since hosted many important gatherings. The hotel wings were added in 1950 and have subsequently been expanded.

About Kempinski:
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 66 five-star hotels in 29 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location.
Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

Contact person for press inquiries:
Hotour Hotel Consulting GmbH
Martina Fidlschuster, Managing Director

tel. +49 (0)69 95 96 92-0
email: mf@hotour.de