Opening of the MEININGER Hotel Dresden Center at Wiener Platz in Germany

Opening of the MEININGER Hotel Dresden Center at Wiener Platz in Germany


Today, the MEININGER hotel group is celebrating its third new opening this year. The MEININGER Hotel Dresden Center at Wiener Platz is the second hotel in Saxony and the 14th in Germany.

The MEININGER Hotel Dresden Zentrum offers 173 rooms with 719 beds, making it one of the hotels with the most beds in the city. “We are looking forward to the new, very central hotel in Dresden”, comments Thomas Hagemann, COO of MEININGER Hotels. “Between the central station and the central bus station which will eventually be opened, the hotel is located in a part of the city which is becoming increasingly important in terms of infrastructure.

On its four floors, the hotel offers different types of rooms for families, backpackers, groups and business travelers. “For the wide range of guests who typically visit MEININGER Hotels, we have double and multi-bed rooms for up to six people,” says Hagemann. “As in all MEININGER hotels, its facilities include communal kitchens, a bar and a games area with table football as standard.” From a rooftop terrace with sun loungers, hotel guests can enjoy wonderful views of the historic center.

“Ode to Joy”, the poem once composed by Friedrich Schiller in Dresden and later set to music by Ludwig van Beethoven, was the central theme of the hotel’s music-inspired design. In the lobby, the lounge furniture is arranged according to the progression of the notes of Beethoven’s famous composition, while lamps hanging like notes from the ceiling, spotlights and red curtains give the breakfast area a theatrical atmosphere. And the hotel’s interior design adds an unusual feature in its contemporary take on Dresden’s musical history: each room has a glittering disco ball.


In addition to the Hotel MEININGER, the building at Wiener Platz also houses a 3,800 m2 Edeka grocery store on the ground floor, which has already been open since September 2021. The 204 meter long and 40 meter wide building impresses with its outside with its glittering rainbow-colored facade. Special crystals allow the exterior of the building to light up in different colors, depending on the viewer’s perspective. Peter Simmel, owner and investor of the building, is grateful for how the project has gone: “After a very unusual and difficult construction process with COVID-19 and a shortage of building materials, I am grateful that we have achieved our goal with the MEININGER hotel. The location right next to the central station and the future bus station, in combination with our grocery store, could not be better. The unique location, the view, the facilities and the charm general are guaranteed to delight customers. I hope the MEININGER team enjoys the new building and wish them every success.”

Whether it’s the Semperoper, the Zwinger or the Frauenkirche, the city’s famous tourist attractions can be reached on foot in 20 minutes, and a walk to the historic city center can also include the Prager Strasse shopping street. The location of the hotel will become increasingly important once the new central bus station is operational in 2025.

With the new opening in Dresden and 13 other locations in Germany, the hotel group currently oversees 7,400 beds in Germany. “The MEININGER Hotel Dresden Center is already the seventh new opening since the start of the pandemic and is once again the result of a major team effort. It is a sign of our resilience as a relatively new hotel brand. “, says Hagemann. The expansion of MEININGER’s hybrid hotel concept into new and existing markets will continue for the foreseeable future. For the next 12 months, additional hotel openings are planned in Venice and Cologne.

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