Motel One

The Munich-based company was founded in 2000 and currently operates 71 hotels with 20,160 rooms. Motel One offers a unique combination of high-quality interiors, exclusive design, excellent service and outstanding city centre locations at attractive prices. As the creator and a champion of the budget design concept, we believe in evolving continuously rather than resting on our laurels. We embrace our social responsibility, encourage and support our employees, give them a stake in the company’s success with attractive incentives, and do our bit towards social integration. We are warm hosts and committed to sustainable development. We strive to maintain high levels of satisfaction among our staff and our guests. These things provide a solid basis for the successful evolution of Motel One in major cities in Germany and abroad.
Name of company Motel One
Sector/company profile Hotel
Name of President or Managing Director Dieter Müller (Founder and CEO)
President's or Managing Director's profile Born in 1954, Dieter Müller began his career at Accor in 1975. In 1987, he teamed up with a partner to found the Astron hotel chain. Since then he has focused on the development and strategic expansion of Motel One. In 2009, he was named ‘Hotelier of the Year’ – the most prestigious accolade in the industry. This was followed in 2016 by the IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award and the Game Changer Award from Bain & Company and the Manager Magazin in 2018.
Short description of the company The Munich-based company was founded in 2000 and currently operates 71 hotels with 20,160 rooms. Motel One offers a unique combination of high-quality interiors, exclusive design, excellent service and outstanding city centre locations at attractive prices. As the creator and a champion of the budget design concept, we believe in evolving continuously rather than resting on our laurels. We embrace our social responsibility, encourage and support our employees, give them a stake in the company’s success with attractive incentives, and do our bit towards social integration. We are warm hosts and committed to sustainable development. We strive to maintain high levels of satisfaction among our staff and our guests. These things provide a solid basis for the successful evolution of Motel One in major cities in Germany and abroad.
Countries in which the company operates Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Czech Republic and now Poland
Description of the entry into the Polish market The Brands first hotel in Poland, Motel One Warsaw-Chopin, is a new spot on the map for Warsaw. Located on Tamka Street, south of the river Vistula and vis a vis the Frederic Chopin Museum and Institute, it combines an unusual music-inspired interior design with affordable prices and the perfect location for discovering Warsaw’s countless restaurants and sights. The One Lounge, bar, meeting room and 333 rooms, all show that Motel One, a brand well known across Europe, understands guests experience and sets new standards in the world of hospitality. Prices start at 259 zł per night for a single room and are fixed for the remainder of the year. The healthy breakfast includes a large range of organic products and fair-trade coffee, which can be booked as an add on for only 40 zł. Further benefits include secure parking in an underground garage, free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, luggage storage as well as an open reception around the clock.
The origins of the company and how it started out 1999 - Dieter Müller and Philippe Weyland come up with the idea for Motel One while having breakfast together in a small café in the Haidhausen district of Munich. 2000 - The Motel One brand is born and the first hotel opens in Frankfurt-Offenbach. 2003 - Motel One is attracted to city centres. The Motel One Berlin-Mitte hotel opens its doors. 2005 - The Motel One design concept is developed. 2006 - In Nuremberg and Hamburg, the turquoise egg chair moves in for the first time, and the first One Lounges provide an inviting space for guests to relax and unwind. With clear positioning as a low budget design hotel, Motel One assumes a pioneering role in Germany.
How much the company has invested in entering the Polish market -
What differentiates the company's products/services from their competitors? Motel One is known for its unique interior design themes, and the ability to create places that encourage to leave the hotel room or enter from the streets and feel the atmosphere and history of the city within the lounge. Furthermore Motel One has a fixed pricing strategy, prime locations and friendly staff.
Notable achievements to date We have garnered a host of awards and top rankings both within Germany and beyond. Our approach has impressed expert juries from the hospitality and business sectors just as much as our guests. We have secured the number-one spot in the German Institute for Service Quality’s survey identifying ‘Germany’s Best Budget Hotel’ five times in succession since 2010. We particularly value reviews from guests.
Plans for the future / expansion plans and information on how they have been pursued so far The group continues to maintain a healthy development pipeline, consisting of 27 hotels with 8,107 rooms. The third quarter of 2019 has already seen the opening of Motel One Warsaw-Chopin, the brand’s first hotel in Poland, and the group will open new hotels in Munich and Linz. Incuding this development pipeline, the brand will reach a total of 98 hotels with 28,300 rooms (previous year: 94 hotels with 27,500 rooms).
Company website www.motel-one.com/en/
Name of company
Motel One
Sector/company profile
Hotel
Name of President or Managing Director
Dieter Müller (Founder and CEO)
President's or Managing Director's profile
Born in 1954, Dieter Müller began his career at Accor in 1975. In 1987, he teamed up with a partner to found the Astron hotel chain. Since then he has focused on the development and strategic expansion of Motel One. In 2009, he was named ‘Hotelier of the Year’ – the most prestigious accolade in the industry. This was followed in 2016 by the IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award and the Game Changer Award from Bain & Company and the Manager Magazin in 2018.
Short description of the company
The Munich-based company was founded in 2000 and currently operates 71 hotels with 20,160 rooms. Motel One offers a unique combination of high-quality interiors, exclusive design, excellent service and outstanding city centre locations at attractive prices. As the creator and a champion of the budget design concept, we believe in evolving continuously rather than resting on our laurels. We embrace our social responsibility, encourage and support our employees, give them a stake in the company’s success with attractive incentives, and do our bit towards social integration. We are warm hosts and committed to sustainable development. We strive to maintain high levels of satisfaction among our staff and our guests. These things provide a solid basis for the successful evolution of Motel One in major cities in Germany and abroad.
Countries in which the company operates
Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Czech Republic and now Poland
Description of the entry into the Polish market
The Brands first hotel in Poland, Motel One Warsaw-Chopin, is a new spot on the map for Warsaw. Located on Tamka Street, south of the river Vistula and vis a vis the Frederic Chopin Museum and Institute, it combines an unusual music-inspired interior design with affordable prices and the perfect location for discovering Warsaw’s countless restaurants and sights. The One Lounge, bar, meeting room and 333 rooms, all show that Motel One, a brand well known across Europe, understands guests experience and sets new standards in the world of hospitality. Prices start at 259 zł per night for a single room and are fixed for the remainder of the year. The healthy breakfast includes a large range of organic products and fair-trade coffee, which can be booked as an add on for only 40 zł. Further benefits include secure parking in an underground garage, free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, luggage storage as well as an open reception around the clock.
The origins of the company and how it started out
1999 - Dieter Müller and Philippe Weyland come up with the idea for Motel One while having breakfast together in a small café in the Haidhausen district of Munich. 2000 - The Motel One brand is born and the first hotel opens in Frankfurt-Offenbach. 2003 - Motel One is attracted to city centres. The Motel One Berlin-Mitte hotel opens its doors. 2005 - The Motel One design concept is developed. 2006 - In Nuremberg and Hamburg, the turquoise egg chair moves in for the first time, and the first One Lounges provide an inviting space for guests to relax and unwind. With clear positioning as a low budget design hotel, Motel One assumes a pioneering role in Germany.
How much the company has invested in entering the Polish market
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What differentiates the company's products/services from their competitors?
Motel One is known for its unique interior design themes, and the ability to create places that encourage to leave the hotel room or enter from the streets and feel the atmosphere and history of the city within the lounge. Furthermore Motel One has a fixed pricing strategy, prime locations and friendly staff.
Notable achievements to date
We have garnered a host of awards and top rankings both within Germany and beyond. Our approach has impressed expert juries from the hospitality and business sectors just as much as our guests. We have secured the number-one spot in the German Institute for Service Quality’s survey identifying ‘Germany’s Best Budget Hotel’ five times in succession since 2010. We particularly value reviews from guests.
Plans for the future / expansion plans and information on how they have been pursued so far
The group continues to maintain a healthy development pipeline, consisting of 27 hotels with 8,107 rooms. The third quarter of 2019 has already seen the opening of Motel One Warsaw-Chopin, the brand’s first hotel in Poland, and the group will open new hotels in Munich and Linz. Incuding this development pipeline, the brand will reach a total of 98 hotels with 28,300 rooms (previous year: 94 hotels with 27,500 rooms).
Company website
www.motel-one.com/en/

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