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WORLD One million jobs are being lost every day in the travel and tourism sector due to the sweeping effect of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

The vast closure of hotels, suspension of the majority of international and domestic airline flights, cessation of cruise lines and growing global travel bans are having a catastrophic domino effect hitting huge numbers of suppliers worldwide. Small and medium sized businesses at every level within the sector such as tour operators, travel agents and sole-traders, are especially vulnerable. The organisation, which is already in talks with over 75 governments around the world, has called for countries to urgently do more to intervene to make clearer how businesses can access potentially life-saving loans, and tax breaks, to prevent them from imminent collapse.

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Hungary Skybar opens in Budapest

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Cloud IX, Budapest’s latest panoramic skybar, has been opened in the ibis & Tribe Budapest Stadium Hotel in the WING Liberty building. Opened last December in Budapest’s District IX, the hotel complex boasts a total of 332 rooms and a wide range of services.

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Poland Excellent Fern at Off Piotrkowska

schedule 04 April 2024
Eurobuild CEE

Intensive commercialization of the multifunctional Fern building under construction at Off Piotrkowska Center has begun. A modern building, the construction of which will start at the turn of 2024/2025, offers 4,700 sqm of service space and 2,700 sqm of office space.

Investment & finance

Poland Green financing for three CPIPG office assets

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

CPI Property Group Poland has concluded a green refinancing transaction with Aareal Bank amounting to more than EUR 277 mln. The funds received will be used for the refinancing of three Warsaw office properties: Warsaw Financial Center, Equator IV and Eurocentrum.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Mercer isn't moving out

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Global firm Mercer, part of the Marsh McLennan Group, has renegotiated its lease at the myhive Nimbus building and remains at 7,300 sqm.

Residential

Poland First residential units in Towarowa 22 project

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

The residential part of the Towarowa 22 project in Warsaw is taking off. Archicom is starting to sell flats in the first building under the Archicom Collection brand, which will stand in the immediate vicinity of the planned park.

Residential

Romania Phase III of The Level Apartments takes off

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Romanian residential developer Redport Capital has announced the start of construction of Phase III of The Level Apartments. The project has received a building permit for 105 apartments to be developed with an investment of EUR 13 mln.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland CTP will build for dogs

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

CTP has been appointed by dog food manufacturers PsiBufet and Butternut Box to build a specialist facility to produce fresh dog food for distribution across continental Europe. The new facility is being developed in a build-to-suit model at CTPark Zabrze.

Warehouse & industrial

Panattoni Park Kraków East IV is ready

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Panattoni has completed the construction of Panattoni Park Kraków East IV. The completion will be financed with a EUR 10.5 mln loan from Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. The facility has been fully leased by Omega Pilzno.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Batory I is fully let

schedule 21 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

ZST (Zintegrowane Systemy Techniczne) has increased the size of its head office in the Batory I office building. As a result of the expansion, the Warsaw office building owned and managed by Globalworth Poland is now fully leased. 

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Some Oxygen for IT company

schedule 21 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

LSI Software, a provider of IT systems that enhance operations and business management, has become a new tenant of the Oxygen Park office complex in Warsaw.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland New park from Panattoni

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Panattoni is launching the construction of a new speculative centre in the Łódź region. The project is to have an eventual size of close to 30,000 sqm

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Baskerville gets independent

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Baskervill, an international architectural, engineering, and design firm, opened up its office in Gdańsk. A 200-sqm space is located in Officyna building.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland House of Skills is staying at Bolero

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Consulting and Training Consortium, owner of House of Skills and e-learning.pl brands, has extended its lease at Bolero Office Point 1 in Warsaw. The new lease agreement provides the entire organization with 900 sqm of office space that has been signed through 2030.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania Cargus opens its new hub in Sibiu

schedule 17 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

CTP expands its partnership with Cargus, a courier company in Romania, with the inauguration of a new location in Sibiu.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland UBC II will be modern again

schedule 17 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Atenor, the Belgian developer responsible for the Lakeside development in Warsaw's Mokotów district, intends to renovate the neighbouring UBC II building. The project received planning permission in March this year.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Axi Immo stays in the tower

schedule 16 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Axi Immo has decided to extend its existing lease and add new space for its growing business lines in Warsaw's Spektrum Tower office building.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania VGP Park Bucharest North will grow

schedule 16 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

VGP, a European provider of logistics spaces and semi-industrial real estate, has initiated the construction of the third building in VGP Park Bucharest North (A3). Building A covers an area of almost 26,000 sqm and has already two tenants, who have signed lease contracts for a total of more than 8,000 sqm.

Investment & finance

Poland Cromwell sells Polish retail portfolio

schedule 16 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Real estate investor and fund manager Cromwell Property Group has announced the sale of six retail centres across Poland, held by the Cromwell Polish Retail Fund to Star Capital Finance for EUR 285 mln.

Investment & finance

Poland Studio B with a new owner

schedule 16 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Skanska has sold the Studio B office building in Warsaw to Stena Real Estate for EUR 86 mln. This is already third transaction between the two parties in Central and Eastern Europe.

Investment & finance

Slovenia Hotel Austria Trend is sold

schedule 15 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Peakside Capital and Generali Investments Slovenia have sold, on behalf of Generali Adriatic Value Fund, the Austria Trend hotel located in the Slovenian capital.

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schedule 22 May 2024

Skybar opens in Budapest

Cloud IX, Budapest’s latest panoramic skybar, has been opened in the ibis & Tribe Budapest Stadium Hotel in the WING Liberty building. Opened last December in Budapest’s District IX, the hotel complex boasts a total of 332 rooms and a wide range of services.

schedule 17 April 2024

IHG doubles in Germany

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Novum Hospitality announced a long-term agreement that will double IHG’s presence in Germany to more than 200 hotels in almost 100 cities through Holiday Inn – the niu brand collaboration and European debuts for IHG’s Garner and Candlewood Suites.

schedule 03 April 2024

CPI sells stake in hotel portfolio

CPI Property Group has sold a 50 pct stake in a subsidiary that owns eight hotel properties in the Czech Republic to Bratislava-based Best Hotel Properties (BHP), with whom it has also signed a JV agreement for the continued management of the hotels.

schedule 08 March 2024

The first in Southeast Europe

Radisson RED Belgrade has opened its doors as a new upscale lifestyle hotel, marking the debut of the Radisson RED brand in Southeast Europe.

schedule 27 February 2024

Bucharest hotel market rebounds

The hotel market in Bucharest has experienced a moderate annual average growth in new offerings, at 0.9 pct between 2019 and 2023. This modest trend was primarily influenced by the cancellation of Urban Zoning Plans. Between 2024 and 2025, an estimated average annual growth rate of 4.1 pct in the number of rooms is expected, according to data from the real estate consulting company Cushman & Wakefield.

schedule 15 February 2024

Accelerated recovery

According to Cushman & Wakefield analysis, after a period when the Prague hotel market was lagging behind other European cities in terms of recovery from the impacts of the covid pandemics, all of its performance indicators increased significantly in 2023. The Prague hotel market proves its resilience and attractivity.

schedule 05 February 2024

IHG's European debut

IHG Hotels & Resorts announced its first Holiday Inn & Suites property in Europe with the signing of Holiday Inn & Suites Budapest Centrale – part of its Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts brand.

schedule 10 January 2024

The Luxury Collection will make its debut in Krakow

Marriott International and the Dobry Hotel Group have signed an agreement to create The Luxury Collection brand's first hotel in Krakow in the historic Lubomirski Palace building.

schedule 30 November 2023

The seventh Accor in Kraków

A new hotel is being built in Kraków. It will be the seventh facility of the AccorInvest/Orbis group in the capital of Malopolska under the Accor brand in the lifestyle segment. The hotel is scheduled to open in Q2 2025.

schedule 22 November 2023

Grand Budapest Hotel

Marriott Bonvoy's Autograph Collection Hotels brand is making its debut in Hungary with the opening of its first hotel in Budapest. The Dorothea Hotel is housed in three historic buildings and is named after Archduchess Dorothea, who contributed to the city's development in the 19th century.

schedule 15 November 2023

A luxurious hotel to be opened in Bucharest

One United Properties has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ennismore for opening Mondrian Bucharest, a highly exclusive lifestyle hotel in downtown Bucharest.

schedule 19 October 2023

Hilton to open Canopy in Warsaw

Canopy by Hilton Warsaw, the first lifestyle hotel of the Hilton chain in Poland, is to open in 2025 in the centre of the city.

schedule 13 October 2023

Tribe arises at Budapest Airport

Local developer Wing in cooperation with Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport has begun the construction of the Tribe hotel at the airport.

schedule 04 September 2023

Hampton by Hilton debuts in Hungary

Hampton by Hilton Budapest City Centre, the country's first hotel under the Hampton by Hilton brand, has opened in Budapest.

schedule 25 August 2023

Rooms with a view

AC Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 31 brands, has announced its brand debut in Croatia with the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Split. The new hotel is housed on the high floors of the 135-metre-high Westgate Tower with spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea and Split’s unique cityscape.

schedule 21 August 2023

The top 5 hotel markets

In Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Hotel Operator Beat survey, Budapest was placed as the most attractive market in CEE, reaching 4.3 points on a 1–5 scale where 5 means very high interest. Prague is a little step down with 4.2 points, and Warsaw, Kraków and Bucharest complete the top 5 markets targeted by hotel operators.

schedule 08 August 2023

Ibis Styles checks in at Warsaw Airport

The opening has taken place of the Ibis Styles Warsaw Airport hotel, which is situated about 3.5 km from Fryderyk Chopin Airport in Warsaw.

schedule 27 July 2023

Marriott to open Cres hotel

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Valdarke to open an Autograph Collection resort on the isle of Cres in Croatia. The hotel will be the international brand's first on the island.

schedule 17 July 2023

Historic Braşov hotel sold for EUR 9.4 mln

Aro Palace, whose majority shareholder is investment fund Transilvania Investments, has sold the Coroana-Postăvaru Hotel in Braşov in central Romania to Elevate Properties for EUR 9.367 mln.

schedule 23 June 2023

Moxy makes Balkan debut

Moxy Belgrade has arrived in Serbia’s capital city. The 131 guestroom hotel features all-day dining venue Gastro Bar Park and Moxy’s signature 24/7 bar.

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