The Grandhotel Petersberg in Bonn-Königswinter is a building steeped in history that has formed part of the Steigenberger Hotel Group’s portfolio for 25 years. And now it has been scheduled to undergo an extensive programme of modernisation.
The hotel will remain open for business whilst renovation works take place. The federal German government, which also uses the site as its official guesthouse, will be contributing €35 million (£24.6 million) to the project.
The Grandhotel’s room capacity is set to be expanded from the current 99 to 111. Air conditioning, modern fixtures and fittings will be installed in all rooms. The hotel’s restaurants and public areas will also be renovated and redesigned, and guests will be able to use a new outdoor pavilion. A complete modernisation of building services and of the sewage system will ensure uniform high standards throughout.
Construction work is set to commence in 2016 and will be conducted in stages in order to allow normal hotel operations to continue; sections of the hotel will be reopened as they are completed. The whole programme is expected to be concluded by the end of 2017.
“In future, our guests will benefit from modern standards within a traditional atmosphere,” said Matthias Heck, CFO of Steigenberger Hotels. “We have taken the conscious decision to create a symbiosis of old and new that enables the charm of the building to be retained,” he added.