Hotel am Vitalpark
- Heiligenstadt, Germany
- 4-star superior hotel (today Best Western)
- Operating area
- approx. 10.500 m²
- approx. 15 Mio EUR
- Project type
- Hotel & Spa
- Type of use
- Wellness hotel with spa area and restaurant.
- Project status
- realized in 2008
- Klinikgesellschaft Heilbad Heiligenstadt mbH
"How do you build a hotel without an operator in a small town with less than 20,000 inhabitants, with a high-quality but deficient spa?"
Bernhard Reiser, Architect
Heilbad Heiligenstadt as a spa city after the reunification, had built a new wellness bath at the highest level, which was to be operated in conjunction with the clinic for therapeutic purposes and also tourism in the beautiful landscape of the Eichfeld.
However, after about 10 years of operation of the Vitalpark, with a leisure pool, an extensive wellness and sauna area, with a restaurant, as well as an extensive range of conference and meeting rooms of different sizes, it has become clear that the operation of the facility was highly deficient in difficulties. The annual deficit had to be constantly balanced by the city's budget.
Very early on, it was recognized that an essential component was missing: the offer of overnight accommodation – a hotel. However: no hotel without an operator – for years they have tried to find an operator on the market – but without success.
The clinic company, our client and partner, acts as an investor and operator itself, and we are developing a hotel at 3-star level in order to cost-effectively provide the still missing offer of accommodation.
With the help of the state of Thuringia and subsidies provided for this, the feat succeeded in developing a hotel, taking into account highly complex functional processes in order to serve options to submit hotel offers for a different guest clientele, from wellness / spa operation and business area.
Range of services
MESA has provided services in the areas of project development, planning, project management, construction management, cost, quality and deadline control - from the beginning to the opening for a hotel with about 120 rooms / apartments.
Upon completion and commissioning in 2008, the investor, the Klinikgesellschaft Heilbad Heiligenstadt, was presented with the certificate of a 4-star superior hotel by DEHOGA.
In the first years the hotel was operated by the hospital company itself, a few years later and since then the Hotel am Vitalpark in Heilbad Heiligenstadt is very successfully operated by Best Western.