Radisson SAS has taken over management of a former Mercure property in Leipzig, the most important trade fair city in the former eastern Germany.
The four star property originally opened in 1964 as the Hotel Deutschland and its exterior reflects the architecture of the Communist era in what was then the German Democratic Republic.
Located on Augustusplatz in the heart of town and opposite the Opera House, this 214-room hotel has undergone extensive refurbishment. All rooms now feature state-of-the-art technology including flat screen TVs and and free wireless broadband. There is also a business centre and six conference rooms. There is the "Spargos" bar and lounge along with the "Weinschmecke" restaurant, which is open daily and serves an innovative lunch and dinner menu with an interesting wine list.
Room rates in Leipzig represent good value compared to other German cities, but they do rise when exhibitions are taking place. In mid-May room rates at the Radisson SAS start at Euros 140 for a superior and Euros 155 for an executive room (both 31 square metres in size) with a larger (35 square metre) business class room (including breakfast and other benefits) priced at Euros 180. But in mid-July (a quieter time) the same rooms are priced at Euros 95, 110 and 135 respectively.
Radisson SAS already operates seven hotels in the former east Germany along with two value-for-money Park Inn properties.
Radisson SAS Leipizig, Augustusplatz 5-6, Leipzig 4109
Tel + 49 341 21460
For more information go to Radisson.com
Report by Alex McWhirter