Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to reopen its German properties over the next few weeks.

Hotels in in Bad Homburg, Bad Neuenahr, Bad Pyrmont, Petersberg, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Heringsdorf, Jena, Cologne, Leipzig and Zingst are set to reopen on May 25.

These will be followed by the Steigenberger Inselhotel in Constance on May 29, the Steigenberger Hotel in Munich on May 30, the Steigenberger Hotel Dortmund on June 8, and the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Wörishofen on June 10.

Further ahead the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, the Steigenberger Conti Hansa Kiel, the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin, the Steigenberger Hotel Metropolitan, the Hotel Fürstenhof Bad Pyrmont and the Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg are all set to reopen their doors on July 1.

The Steigenberger Hotel Treudelberg Hamburg opened in the last few days, and three of the group’s properties – the Steigenberger Berlin Kanzleramt, the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt and the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam – all remained open during the lockdown period to accommodate auxiliary staff, crisis team members and “guests undertaking urgent business travel”.

The group has published a series of enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures here, including mandatory face masks for guests and employees, sanitiser dispensers in public areas and toilets, social distancing markings, and regular disinfection of contact surfaces.

Gym and spa facilities will remain closed until further notice, as will restaurant buffets, and magazines, writing utensils, “decorative cushions” and blankets have been removed from guest rooms, although guests are able to request items as needed.

Commenting on the news Thomas Willms, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality (owner of the Steigenberger brand), said:

“We have been trialling and revising a new hygiene concept on an ongoing basis over the past few weeks. Even now, final tweaks are being made in order to ensure that the best possible preparations are in place as we get ready to reopen.

“The whole of the Deutsche Hospitality team is eagerly looking forward to opening our doors to guests once more.”