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Our relexa history

1980 - Founding of the relexa hotel GmbH by Mr. Axel Steinwarz.

1981 - The first relexa hotel in Bad Oeynhausen opened with 176 beds. The hotel was sold in the meantime.

1984 - Opening of the relexa hotel Bad Salzdetfurth on the 30th March with 132 guest rooms and several meeting and events rooms.

1985 - The relexa hotel GmbH opens the relexa Sport & Kurhotel Bad Steben (today: relexa hotel Bad Steben) on the 1st July 1985 with 122 guest rooms and a spacious meeting and event area.

1987 – Take-over of the Waldhotel Schatten in Stuttgart with 44 guest rooms. An expansion is planned.

1988 - The fully renovated and expanded to 136 rooms Waldhotel opened under the name relexa Waldhotel Schatten.  

1989 - In the new industrial area "Business in Ratingen West", directly at the airport of Dusseldorf, opened the relexa airport hotel  Duesseldorf-Ratingen with 168 guest rooms and 6 meeting and event rooms, which later expanded to 13 rooms.

1991 - The go ahead came for the relexa hotel Frankfurt / Main with 163 guest rooms and numerous meeting and event rooms. The hotel was scheduled to open in 1993.

1992 - The Total Quality Management (TQM) is introduced to the hotel group, and decisions were made, how to take all necessary steps and principals to initiate this action

1995 - In January the company invested in an external consultant teams to initiate the "DIN EN ISO 9001" as a "framework" for the further quality management process. The goal was to certify the whole hotel group.

1996 - After successful auditing by the Federal Trade Institute of Bavaria, the relexa hotel GmbH was awarded and certified as the first German hotel company in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001.

1997 - With delays on the 14th March, the relexa hotel Frankfurt / in the Merton quarters finally opened.

1999 - In July the relexa hotel Harz-Wald Braunlage opened with spacious pool and wellness facilities.

2000 - In January the relexa hotel GmbH took over the Schlosshotel Cecilienhof with 41 guest rooms and suites.
The Travel Charme Hotel "Bellevue" in Hamburg, with 92 guest rooms right by the Alster was taken over in September and was called "relexa hotel Bellevue."

2001 -  January: Acquisition of Best Western Hotel Berlin Mitte in Berlin with 110 guest rooms and 2 conference rooms. In September, starting with the expansion. The relexa hotel Stuttgarter Hof was going to have in future 208 guest rooms and 11 conference rooms.

2004 - The relexa hotel Ratingen City is formally opened on 27th February 2004. With the second hotel in Dusseldorf / Ratingen relexa presents a modern conference and city hotel.
From October to December, the first part of the economy rooms in the main building of the relexa hotel Stuttgarter Hof in Berlin are modernised.

relexa cooking - the relexa cooking studio opened on 3rd November its doors. Our guests can in addition to various cooking events watch celebrity chef Markus Semmler in action.

2005 - The remaining economy rooms in the main building at relexa hotel Stuttgarter Hof in Berlin are modernised

2006 - In March 2006, the renovation work started at the relexa hotel Bellevue Hamburg. The entire St. George house was going to be redesigned and 14 single guest rooms were converted into double room. These were available in May 2006.

The relexa Waldhotel Schatten offered since June 2006  a newly designed wellness area

2008 - The main building at relexa Waldhotel Schatten received newly designed rooms.
The relexa hotel Airport Dusseldorf-Ratingen gets a brand new conference centre.

2009 - The relexa hotel Braunlage offers now family rooms.

2010 - Start of the continuing renovation work at relexa hotel Bad Steben.

2011 - The relexa hotel Bellevue gets a complete new section and creates another modern conference area.