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Project development & operation of hotel real estate

Develop, realize, participate – we are broadly, highly, and professionally positioned in the asset class “hotel real estate”. Both on our own initiative and for our premium partners, we develop prime locations according to individual requirements and incorporate impressive architecture and modern ambience into our hotels in such a way that it has set new standards in the hotel industry. With more than 3,500 hotel rooms completed or under planning or construction, we are one of the top three hotel developers in the German-speaking region.

MCK Hotel

Project development: Two hotels under one roof in MesseCity Cologne

In the center of the new MesseCity Cologne, we are erecting the seven-storey “Southern Cross” building in cooperation with STRABAG Real Estate. The location impresses with its proximity to Koelnmesse's so-called ‘Trade fair balcony’, good visibility, and excellent transport connections to the Köln Messe/Deutz train station. The entire property has already been sold to a DWS mutual property fund and is occupied by two hotels: A Motel One with more than 300 rooms, and an Adina Apartment Hotel with around 170 studios and apartments, which is also the first hotel of this brand in North Rhine-Westphalia. Both hotels began operations in mid-2021.

Ruby Hotels

Investment in Ruby Hotels

The recent merger with Ruby Hotels demonstrates that we are not only contributing and expanding our expertise and know-how in hotel development but also in hotel operation. The Otto family acquired 25% of Ruby Hotels by way of a capital increase – and this puts us in an excellent position to invest even more into hotel real estate in the future. The Group, which was established in 2013 for realizing and operating “Lean Luxury Hotels“, already operates seven hotels with highly flexible room geometries, including the Kö Galerie in Düsseldorf, the former office space of which Ruby Hotels now occupies as a tenant. Another ten Ruby Hotels are currently under construction or being planned.

Innovative solutions through land conversions: “The niu Hide” hotel at the Ring Center in Berlin

“The niu Hide” became the world’s first modular hotel on the roof of a shopping center when it opened in 2019. The Novum Hospitality hotel is located directly on the parking deck of the ECE-managed Ring Center. The hotel was realized by the hotel project developer MQ Real Estate – sustainably and modularly constructed using wood. This is one of many ideas regarding how shopping centers can be usefully augmented by apartments, offices, or hotels, and it is only the beginning of our mission to even more strongly integrate hotels into existing properties in the future.


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Successful Partnerships 

Michael Struck

CEO Ruby Hotels

“Due to our highly flexible room geometries and construction methods optimized for mixed-use properties, we see great potential in the addition and conversion of inner-city retail and office spaces.”

Michael Struck

Astrid Schafleitner

Deputy Head of Development Motel One

“Since completing our first hotel together, the Motel One Group and ECE have enjoyed a successful partnership that continues to have a bright future. We focus on high-quality, modern hotel design in prime locations. With a professionally positioned partner like ECE, we can be sure that we will succeed.”

Astrid Schafleitner von Motel One

Our Hotel projects 

Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin, Berlin Brandenburg Airport

The hotel planned, developed and realized by us is the only one located at BER directly at the terminal of the new airport. As one of the first and few hotels of its kind, the hotel, which is operated by Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts on a long-term basis, was awarded the DGNB certificate in gold for its sustainability. 322 rooms, an à la carte restaurant with an attached bar, a spa and wellness area with separate fitness area as well as the conference center with eleven meeting rooms offer the ideal location "of short distances" at the airport.

“The Tour” 25hours, Düsseldorf

The hotel “Das Tour”, which we built for the 25hours Hotel Company and which has about 200 rooms covering 17 floors, is located in the new Düsseldorf district, Le Quartier Central, and captivates guests and visitors alike with its exciting contrast between German engineering and French artistic flair. The highlight is a rooftop bar that spans the top two floors.

Hotelentwicklung, 25h Hotel Düsseldorf

Motel One Vienna Central Station

Complete service portfolio from project development and realization to leasing and sale of the property: As part of a major infrastructure and urban redevelopment project in Austria, we developed and built, among other things, the 60-meter-high, 18-storey hotel tower at Vienna Central Station in 2015, which will be the long-term home of Motel One Vienna Central Station with its 533 rooms. It is one of three properties that we have realized for Motel One to date.

Holiday Inn HafenCity, Hamburg

Our Holiday Inn Hotel in HafenCity, which we developed for Union Investment Immobilienfonds, makes a further contribution to strengthening Hamburg as a location for conferences and congresses. The four-star hotel, which opened in 2018 and has 268 rooms and a large conference area with three combinable conference rooms fitting up to 220 people, was recently awarded the international iF Design Award in addition to the “HafenCity Gold Ecolabel”.

Hotel Holiday Inn, Hafencity Hamburg

Partners with whom we cooperate successfully

Your contact person 

Torsten Kuttig, Director ECE Work & Live Hotel

Torsten Kuttig

+49 (0) 40 60606 - 7025