Date: August 2018
Location: Nieuwpoort, Ostend and Antwerp, Belgium
Name: Ibis Styles Nieuwpoort (June 2018) and Ibis Budget Oostende Airport (May 2018) and Premier Suites Antwerp – opening September 2018
No. of Keys: xx (Nieuwproot), 97 (Ostend) and 110 (Antwerp)
Buyer: Prem Group of Ireland has expanded at the Belgian Coast, more specifically in Nieuwpoort & Ostend.
Ibis Budget Oostende Airport is only 5 minutes away from the Airport Ostend Brugge and within walking distance of the beach.
In June PREM Group signed another management service agreement for the ibis Styles Nieuwpoort Hotel.
The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, an infrared sauna and a Turkish bath.
These two new hotels are the perfect addition to the PREM Group’s existing portfolio at the Belgian coast including Hotel Mercure Oostende and Leopold Hotel Ostend.
We also understand that they have announced a further new hotel in Belgium, in Antwerp.
The group currently operates 19 hotels in Belgium, although this is the first under the Premier Suites brand.
Prem Group, which recorded €125 million in managed revenues last year, has 4,500 beds across the company. It operates 10 hotel brands in seven countries and employs 1,600 people.
Hotels in Ireland owned by Prem include Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Wicklow, The Osprey Hotel, Naas, Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, The Viking in Waterford.
THPT Comment: Interesting that this fast-growing Irish company has so much presence in Belgium. Well done to Jim Murphy, Group MD.