Neues Schloss Baden-Baden, a Hyatt Hotel

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  1. Hyatt Gold Passport Concierge
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    Dear Milepoint Members,

    Hyatt announces plans to develop a Hyatt-branded hotel within a 16th century castle in Baden-Baden, located in southwestern Germany. Neues Schloss Baden-Baden, a Hyatt Hotel will undergo a transformation to restore the historic aspects of the castle, which will include 146 guestrooms, a bar and restaurant, a fitness center and meeting space. In addition to the historic castle, a modern extension will be added, which will offer guestrooms and private apartments, as well as a spa, pool and sauna area with views of Baden-Baden and the Black Forest.
     
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    Is there an approximate date for the completion of the transformation?
     
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  4. MX

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    A picture or illustration would be more than appropriate. When a "modern extention" and 16th century castle are mentioned in the same article, there is the potential for a blunder of historic proportions (or an imaginative and tasteful solution). Excessive secrecy does not send the right signal in this case.
     
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    Baden-Baden can be fun to visit. I wonder if this is the castle above the Marktplatz, quite walkable to town
     
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    That's the one ("Neues Schloss").

    The "Altes Schloss" is further up the hill. They have a handful of simple rooms.
     
  7. Seacarl
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    I don't think the Neues Schloss has been a hotel. I thought part of it was a museum and part of it was offices or residences for a family. I assume it is being rather extensively redeveloped.

    There is a private school called Paedagogium Baden-Baden just below it.
     
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    Found some pictures and a few details from google. This is the before picture:
    schloss.jpg

    Then the property was taken over by a Kuwaiti developer. The 150 year old garden is being replaced by a parking garage. Here's a more recent picture of the castle and the "alteration".
    http://ais.badische-zeitung.de/piece/02/5a/48/28/39471144.jpg
    It's obviously not finished yet, but you can start forming an opinion.

     
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    Good, at last one more Hyatt property in a country of 83 Million. Makes it 5 total now that are open, not counting the Andaz in Munich.
     
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    It's projected to open in 2017. I hope it doesn't destroy the look of the hillside
     
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    How is construction going? Any pictures?
     
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    If you google you can find pictures. .. one of the few articles in English says it wont open till 2018 .... by then it will be a Starwood property.:D
     
  13. Seacarl
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    Let's hope that Hyatt people will remain in charge of the loyalty program and that they will implement Hyatt quality standards on the properties!
     
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