Marriott has opened a new hotel at Frankfurt Airport as part of a complete refurbishment of the existing Sheraton hotel on the site.
The 1,008-room Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Conference Center, which previously occupied three interconnected buildings, has been split into a 779-room Sheraton and a 233-room Marriott.
The hotels will have individual brand characteristics and separate rooms, executive lounges and lobbies, but will share dining, conference and fitness facilities.
The project has taken five years so far. Renovation of the Sheraton lobby, conference centre and shared dining spaces – two restaurants and two bars – is set to be completed by 2022.
Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel was designed by Hamburg-based JOI-Design and pays homage to Frankfurt’s printing industry and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Features include quotes on the walls, a reading sofa and bookshelves in the lobby.
Marriott has five properties at Frankfurt Airport, including the Moxy Frankfurt Airport, Moxy Frankfurt Airport Kelsterbach and Element Frankfurt Airport.
“I am delighted that we can leverage the synergies and appeal of these two popular brands to offer our guests more choice and flexibility,” said John Licence, Marriott’s head of premium and select brands for Europe.
Following Marriott’s acquisition of Sheraton in 2016, it has laid out plans to reinvigorate the 83-year-old brand, including with a new logo and a renovation and expansion programme.
In Europe, 15 properties are being renovated, six will leave the portfolio for not meeting “brand standards”, and ten will open within the next five years. It will take Sheraton’s European portfolio to over 70 hotels.