September 2009: The five-star Grandhotel Römerbad in Badenweiler in southern Baden (Markgräflerland region) has got a new owner. The Von der Heyden investment group buys the 76-room hotel from its previous owner, Karl-Heinz Berkner. Starting October, the hotel will be operated by the Spanish IBB Hotels chain that runs two other hotels in Germany - in Erfurt and Passau.
Angel Llull Mancas, the IBB Hotels CEO is overjoyed with the acquisition of the first 5-star hotel in the chain. He says, "Taking over Grandhotel Römerbad means taking over the best hotel in Badenweiler. We will continue the tradition and promise a 5-star service to all our clients. In the future we will focus on the hotel's congress and conference facilities."
The 5-star Grandhotel Römerbad in Badenweiler in Markgräflerland in southern Baden, built in 1823, is one of the greatest hotels in Baden as well as a historic building of great significance. Thanks to its location on top of a hill near Schlossplatz it enjoys a wonderful view of the old town of Baldenweiler. This historic building with an ornamented facade holds 76 luxurious rooms and suites. Two restaurants ("Römer-Keller" - local cuisine, and first-rate "Panorama") as well as "Caesar" bar serve delightful meals.
Six conference/banquet halls, fitted with modern equipment are most suitable for conferences, business meetings and seminars, as well as family reunions.
There is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with thermal water, and "Vital Resort" wellness facility.
The hotel is known as "Culture Center" as it has and will hold many cultural events: "Badenweiler Classical Music Festival" (November 2009), literature awards "Deutscher Erzählerpreis" (February 2010), Dinnervariété (October 17, 2009), "Literary Salon" (every last Thursday of the month), or "Jazzbrunch" (every first Sunday of the month).
About IBB Hotels:
The IBB Hotels group operates eight hotels in Spain (3-star tourist hotels), Poland and Germany (4-star business and conference hotels in both). The chain was founded in 1992 with twenty summer vacation apartments on Minorca, that are still owned by the group. The first hotel in Poland, Grand Hotel Lublinianka - one of the most beautiful historic hotels in the city of Lublin, was opened in 2002.
In 2006 the group bought the former Sorat hotel in Erfurt, starting its expansion in Germany. In July 2008 IBB Hotels acquired the former Holiday Inn in Passau, and starting October 2009, is going to operate a 5-star Grandhotel Römerbad in Badenweiler.
The group plans to expand both in Germany and other European countries.
IBB Hotels headquarters are located in Palma de Mallorca on Mallorca, Spain. The majority shareholder is Von der Heyden investment group. Shareholders Javier Errejon - (Chief Financial Director) and Angel Llull - (CEO) became members of the board in 2008.
For more information go to www.ibbhotels.com.
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In photograph: Grandhotel Römerbad terrace, with a view of Markgräflerland.
In photograph: Grandhotel Römerbad is often called "Kultur-Residenz", as it offers an elegant setting for cultural events. In 2010 the grand hall with its impressive dome will host the "Deutscher Erzählerpreis" literature awards ceremony.
Courtesy of Grandhotel Römerbad
Courtesy of. Grandhotel Römerbad