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January 25, 2024

SORAVIA hands over Hotel on the Mainz Riverside

Vienna/Mainz, January 18, 2024 – The real estate conglomerate SORAVIA transfers the hotel at the Mainz harbor basin, completed as part of the new urban quarter “Zollhafen Elements”, to H-Hotels GmbH. This represents another important step for SORAVIA in advancing the hospitality business sector in Germany, one of the core competencies of the real estate developer. SORAVIA boasts an impressive track record: Recently, the Hotel Caro & Selig at Tegernsee was successfully completed and handed over to UNION Invest. The company is also involved in the Hotel Bonvecchiati in Venice, the renowned hotel chain LOISIUM in Austria, and in innovative hospitality concepts like Numa and Ruby. With the 195-room H2 Hotel at the Mainz harbor basin, SORAVIA has once again successfully transferred to a strong partner: The Hesse-based hotel company H-Hotels, one of the largest German hotel chains with 6 different hotel brands and over 10,000 rooms. H-Hotels will operate the H2 Hotel following the transfer, while SORAVIA remains the owner. The grand opening is scheduled for February 1, 2024. The hotel has already commenced operations.

“With ‘Zollhafen Elements’, we have created a new urban quarter that offers high-quality living spaces at one of the most attractive waterfront locations in the Rhine-Main area. With this project, we were able to bring our expertise in the field of hospitality and urban quarter development and simultaneously continue our successful course in Germany. With H-Hotels and the strong H2 brand, we have found an operator perfectly suited to the hotel concept,” says Adrian Menczyk, CTO of SORAVIA Deutschland GmbH.

Thomas Haas, CEO of H-Hotels, adds: “The hotel on the Mainz Rhine riverbank underscores SORAVIA’s expertise in innovative, sustainable urban quarter development combined with modern design and the unique history of the city. This not only piques the interest of residents and tourists but also creates excellent potential for hospitality operations in combination with its integration into the promising urban district ‘Zollhafen Elements’.”

Attractive Location in the Innovative Urban Quarter “Zollhafen Elements”

The H2 Hotel Mainz includes a gross floor area of 6,800 square meters with 195 guest rooms, 45 of which are four-bed rooms designed specifically for families or travel groups. Reflecting Mainz’s city history influenced by Gutenberg, a highlight of the interior is a historical printing press located in the central meeting area typical for H2 Hotels, known as the HUB. The hotel is situated in the modern urban quarter Zollhafen, directly on the Rhine riverbank and centrally located with short distances to Mainz’s attractions. The distance to Germany’s largest airport, Frankfurt am Main, is only 30 minutes.

In addition to the H2 Hotel Mainz, the SORAVIA project “Zollhafen Elements” includes nine residential buildings with 39 condominiums and 77 rental apartments. The living units of this exclusive project vary between 70 and 160 square meters. “Zollhafen Elements” has a total of approximately 14,200 square meters of usable space, with rental apartments already acquired by QUANTUM. Condominiums are almost completely sold out.


With a realized project volume of over 7.6 billion euros, SORAVIA is one of the leading real estate conglomerates in Austria and Germany. For over 140 years, the name SORAVIA has stood for experience and continuity in construction and real estate business. Today, SORAVIA excels with 360-degree real estate competence, covering the entire life cycle of a property for its customers and investors. The core business spans project development, investment and asset management, hospitality, as well as property and facility management. Additional company investments, such as numa and Ruby Hotels, as well as LOISIUM, complete the portfolio. Including all its affiliations, SORAVIA employs around 4,275 people.

About H-Hotels

H-Hotels GmbH, based in Bad Arolsen, Hesse, is one of the largest privately managed hotel companies in Germany. With a market presence since 1969, the company has over 50 years of experience as a host. Currently, over 60 properties are under the umbrella of H-Hotels GmbH. A click on introduces guests to the world of its brands. From the timeless elegance of a HYPERION Hotel to the enjoyable comfort of the H4 Hotels, the chic design of H2 Hotels, the very individual H+ Hotels, to serviced apartments at H.omes and uncomplicated H.ostels. And this across over 40 destinations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Hungary, from Hamburg to the Alps. The H2 Hotel in Mainz is the latest addition to the hotel group. In spring 2024, besides the H4 Hotel Wyndham in Paris Pleyel, the H2 Hotel in Vienna and the H2 Hotel in Saarbrücken will open.

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