Munich Hotel Partners Operate hotel and aquire brand MOOONS in Vienna

Munich Hotel Partners GmbH (MHP), will open its second hotel in Vienna in the fourth quarter of 2021. For this purpose, MHP concluded a lease agreement for the operation of Hotel MOOONS in a prime location at Vienna’s main train station with direct connections to the city center and the airport. The contractual partner is Real I.S. AG, a member of BayernLB and the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, which acquired the hotel property on behalf of a German pension fund.

As part of the overall transaction, MHP also acquired the MOOONS brand, which stands for “smart luxury” boutique hotels with striking design, urban lifestyle and internationality. The hotel, originally designed by the Bridge Group and Viennese architects Moser Architects, is thus the first hotel to be opened by MHP under its own MOOONS brand.

It offers 170 rooms in a high-quality design, a restaurant with 156 seats indoors and outdoors, and a spectacular rooftop bar with 60 seats and a view over downtown Vienna. The initially planned opening date last year had to be postponed due to the COVID- 19 pandemic. MHP already operates Le Méridien Vienna in the Austrian capital.

“MOOONS Vienna not only aims to inspire discerning business and leisure travelers, but is also set to become an urban hotspot,” said MHP Managing Director Michael Wagner. “We are certain that the MOOONS concept will enrich Vienna’s hotel and gastronomy scene.”

“The acquisition of the premium and boutique brand MOOONS provides MHP with additional growth options with its own hotel brand,” added MHP Managing Director Dr. Jörg Frehse. “This is another important step in our expansion strategy, which we intend to implement as a soon-to-be listed company.”

As reported, MHP is securing future growth on the capital side through the planned stock market listing. To this end, it is planned to contribute all shares in MHP GmbH to Lifespot Capital AG, Munich, which is already listed on the Munich open market. The necessary process steps are proceeding according to plan and should be completed by the end of this year.

Only a few days ago, MHP announced that it had acquired the former Swissotel Basel together with the US private equity company H.I.G Capital and concluded a long-term management contract for the hotel operation. Following extensive modernization, the hotel will reopen in the first half of 2022 as the “Marriott Hotel Basel”. In addition, the “Hotel Luc” on Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt, which is also operated by MHP, is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2021 as a member of the Marriott Autograph Collection following a fundamental modernization.

MHP was advised on the transaction in Vienna by the law firms Wiedenbauer Mutz Winkler & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Jung & Schleicher Rechtsanwälte, Berlin, and NWT Wirtschaftsprüfung & Steuerberatung GmbH.

About MHP

The MHP Group is one of the leading German hotel providers and has established itself in acquiring existing premium hotels. MHP currently operates four Le Méridien brand hotels in Germany and Austria in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich and Vienna, as well as the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel. All hotels are operated under franchise agreements with Marriott, the world’s largest hotel group.

MHP co-invests in the future Marriott Hotel Basel

Even before its planned stock exchange listing, Munich Hotel Partners GmbH (MHP), one of Germany’s leading hotel groups, has realized an important growth step. Together with the US private equity company H.I.G Capital, MHP acquired a hotel property in Basel and concluded a long-term management contract for the hotel operation as part of the joint venture. The former Swissôtel Basel will become the “Marriott Hotel Basel” in the future.

By acquiring a minority stake in the property, MHP is entering its first co-investment in the hotel real estate market. The company is thus expanding its business model. Initially, MHP focused on managing hotels owned by well-known institutional investors and acts as a franchise partner of Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company. The rebranding to the premium Marriott Hotels brand will follow extensive renovations in the coming months.

In a prime location in Basel between the Badischer Bahnhof train station and the historic Old Town, the hotel opened in 1984 and has 238 rooms. The former hotel has been closed since November 2020. The parties agreed not to disclose the financial details of the acquisition.

“We consider the future Marriott Hotel Basel to be a jewel. Together with H.I.G, we will invest several million Swiss francs in the modernization of the hotel as part of the brand change to reposition it on the local and international hotel market under a franchise agreement with Marriott International,” commented MHP managing director Dr. Jörg Frehse.

“Despite the challenges posed by Corona, our hotel group is in an excellent operational and financial position to expand, especially in the premium segment,” adds MHP Managing Director Ralf Selke. “In addition to continuing our previous growth in partnership with institutional hotel investors, we also want to become more involved in the hotel real estate market through co-investments in the future.”

The transaction is part of MHP’s defined expansion strategy, which is supported and secured on the capital side by the company’s planned stock market listing. As announced on June 9, 2021, it is planned to contribute all shares in MHP GmbH to Lifespot Capital AG, Munich, which is already listed on the Munich Open Market. According to the plans, this reverse IPO is to be completed by the end of this year.

MHP was advised on the acquisition of the Basler Hotel by the law firms GSK Stockmann, Munich and Luxembourg, and Sailler von Dall’Armi Pöschl & Partner Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte, Munich and Zurich, in partnership with the law firm HütteLAW Advokatur und Notariat, Zug.

About MHP

The MHP Group is one of the leading German hotel providers and has established itself in acquiring existing premium hotels. MHP currently operates four Le Méridien brand hotels in Germany and Austria in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich and Vienna, as well as the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel. All hotels are operated under franchise agreements with Marriott, the world’s largest hotel group.

MHP Joins Lifespot Capital AG through a share contribution

On June 6th, 2021, the independent German hotel management platform Munich Hotel Partners GmbH (MHP), who was co-initiated and co-managed by partners of the Munich-based company builder GREENPEAK Partners in line with a buy & build strategy, signed an agreement to contribute all shares to Lifespot Capital AG (LSC). By contributing its shares in MHP to Lifespot based on an equity valuation of €59M, MHP secures access to capital markets and repositions itself for the expected recovery of the German travel industry in 2021. In 2019, the last fiscal year before the COVID-19 pandemic, the MHP hotel group generated revenues of €111.1M and EBT (earnings before income taxes) of €4.7M. For 2020, Corona-related revenues are expected to be approx. €34M with an EBT of €-4M.

Upon completion of the transaction, the managing directors of MHP, Dr. Jörg Frehse, Ralf Selke and Michael Wagner, will join the Management Board of LSC while retaining their functions at MHP. In addition, the supervisory board is newly appointed throughot the next Annual General Meeting.

About MHP


The MHP Group is one of the leading German hotel providers and has established itself in acquiring existing premium hotels. MHP currently operates four Le Méridien brand hotels in Germany and Austria in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich and Vienna, as well as the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel. All hotels are operated under franchise agreements with Marriott, the world’s largest hotel group.

GREENPEAK Partners announces its first acquisition through ACADEMIA group

GREENPEAK is pleased to announce that through their group ACADEMIA, they have made a majority investment in the St. Vinzenz Group, where they could establish a suited shareholder succession. Thanks to the outstanding management, the hospital, as a leading provider of healthcare services in the Allgäu area, has built a remarkable brand in the region showing high patient and employee satisfaction.

With the St. Vinzenz Klinik as a partner, the ACADEMIA group now fulfills the legal prerequisite for executing its strategy of offering quality leaders in the highly fragmented special laboratories (including pathology and human genetics laboratories) market a tailor-made succession plan.

Dirk Kuschmann, CEO of St. Vinzenz Group, comments: “Together with our new partner, we managed to find an ideal shareholder succession laying the foundation for the future growth of St. Vinzenz Group. Also, we are looking forward to supporting ACADEMIA’s plan to establish a leading outpatient special laboratory group.” 

Marcus Geier, CEO of ACADEMIA, commented, “ACADEMIA offers quality leaders in the special laboratory space fair and professional cooperation. Together with the St. Vinzenz carrier clinic, we will build up an integrated and powerful network in the next few years.”

Dr Michael Ruoff, Managing Partner at GREENPEAK and advisory board chairman of ACADEMIA, said, “The St. Vinzenz Group is a premium and high-performance, service provider. We are happy to team up with its professional and experienced management who will support ACADEMIA’s CEO Marcus Geier to combine a powerful special laboratory group in the German healthcare market.”

Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner and speaker at GREENPEAK, commented, “We feel very fortunate that we were able to bring our first group, “ACADEMIA” to life with such a great acquisition.”

About ACADEMIA

The platform ACADEMIA was found to help quality leaders in the special laboratory space with their succession plans. Within the next years, ACADEMIA will build Germany’s first special laboratory group, focusing on, amongst others, pathology, human genetics, and hemostaseology.

About GREENPEAK Partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with a proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders in the DACH region. While executing its build-up strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop solid businesses by establishing close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned interests.

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About GREENPEAK Partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims at developing industry leaders by virtue of strong and close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.

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About GREENPEAK partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims at developing industry leaders by virtue of strong and close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.

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About GREENPEAK Partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims at developing industry leaders by virtue of strong and close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.