This visualization on the right shows what the 358-room hotel should look like. Commissioning is planned for the year after next. © Architecture Consult
After Hilton and Novotel, the third hotel is being built at Munich Airport. The groundbreaking ceremony for the "ibis Styles" on Nordallee near the Lab Campus has now taken place.
Airport - A 358-room hotel is planned, which will be operated by the Accor Group. The opening is planned for spring 2025.
The hotel will be owned by Flughafen München Gesellschaft (FMG), while Accor will operate the hotel under a management contract, according to FMG. The hotel's facilities will include an open lobby concept with breakfast area, bar, restaurant and co-working area, as well as a fitness room and on-site parking. The design theme of the hotel is the river Isar in its various forms, the press release continues.
"Forest" and "water" are the main themes. According to the architects, the cubic blue-green exterior façade of the ibis Styles is already reminiscent of the play of light and colour of the Bavarian forests through its colour scheme. "The slat structure not only creates an interesting design effect, but also allows the optimal use of sunlight and shade inside the hotel," according to the design description. The colour scheme is also continued in the interior and is combined with abstract wave and stone structures as well as abstract forest motifs.
The linchpin is to be the open lobby. This offers a wide variety of seating options, a restaurant, a bar and a separate breakfast area, but also space for co-working.
A children's area and a self-service food market are also planned, according to FMG. In addition to the hotel's own parking lots, the hotel at Munich Airport will also be well connected to public transport in the future - by bus to the terminals and the nearby S-Bahn station Besucherpark.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, FMG Co-Managing Director Nathalie Leroy explained: "The hotel will be an important economic factor for the region. It creates new jobs and supports the local economy. In addition, it will help to further strengthen Munich Airport as an international hub."
Thiemo Willms of Accor said: "Munich Airport is one of the most important travel hubs in Europe. Accordingly, we are proud to represent not only our ibis Styles brand, but also the city of Munich through our design and offering."
The plans for the hotel are older and are related to the construction of the high-tech site Lab Campus, of which two buildings are already standing, including the new Airport Academy, both of which will go into operation this summer. Among the tenants is the German air traffic control.
The third hotel caters more to families, while Novotel and Hilton are among the high-priced hostels. Ham