1 February 2022
Ireland's largest hotel operator, Dalata Hotel Group PLC ("Dalata"), is taking over the operation of Düsseldorf's iconic Nikko Hotel. A Taylor Wessing team led by Frankfurt partner Dr Martin Bartlik has advised Dalata on all legal matters relating to its market entry.
With the acquisition of the Nikko Hotel in the centre of Düsseldorf, Dalata is operating its first hotel on the European mainland. The hotel chain was founded in 2007 and was previously active as a hotel owner and operator with its two brands Clayton Hotels and Maldron Hotels as well as a portfolio of partner hotels exclusively in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The renowned Nikko Hotel between the main railway station and Königsallee is a 4-star superior category hotel and has 393 rooms and suites as well as twelve conference rooms with modern facilities. Since its opening in 1978, it has been appreciated as a business and conference hotel, especially by the Japanese and international business community.
Legal advisors Dalata Hotel Group PLC
Taylor Wessing Germany: Lead partners Dr. Martin Bartlik (Partner) and Sarah Rafiqpur (Senior Associate), both Real Estate / Hotels & Leisure, Thomas Kahl (Partner), Dajin Lie (Senior Associate), both Data Protection, Rudi Hasenberg (Salary Partner, Tax) all Frankfurt, Dr. Hendrik Boss (Partner), Julia Siedhoff (Senior Associate), both Restructuring, Marc André Gimmy (Partner), Dr. Klara Pototzky (Associate), both Labour Law, all Munich, Dr. André Lippert (Salary Partner, Public Law / Permits, Berlin)