A new InterCityHotel is being developed in Herford, a commercial center in North Rhine-Westphalia. Located near the town's MARTa Art Museum, InterCityHotel Herford will have 135 rooms, each of which will be at least 20 square meters (215 square feet) in size. There will also be conference facilities extending over an area of 100 square meters (1,076 square feet), with two rooms and a pre-function section. Culinary needs will be served by a restaurant and the Bistro Lounge.
The new building was designed by the Herford-based firm archwerk. The chief architect is Karsten K. Monke. The developer and owner is the company Hotel Marta-Viertel, represented by its managing directors Dr. Jürgen Wernekinck and Karsten K. Monke. The technical hotel design concept and initiation of selection of operator was secured by Professor Christian Buer from Nemis, a specialist planning consultancy agency in the hotel and tourism sector.
The hotel is being developed in the MARTa Quarter, which is named after the museum. It will be housed in a modern and design-oriented building that will appeal to art lovers and indeed to all our guests."
InterCityHotel GmbH's franchise agreement partner for this property is Felix Hospitality GmbH & Co. KG, a company owned by Fidelis Hospitality Group.
Steigenberger Group currently operates 113 hotels on three continents, including 21 still under construction or at the planning stage.