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Occupancy Improves from 59.4% to 61.6% for
Steigenberger's 77 Hotels During First of 2005

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Frankfurt am Main, July 26, 2005 - Steigenberger Hotels AG, based in Frankfurt am Main, is pleased with its growth during the first half-year of 2005. The company’s 77 hotels have maintained a positive market position despite the poor economic situation.

The hotels of the Steigenberger Hotel Group have ended the first half-year of 2005 well. The two brands Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, with 49 four and five-star hotels, and InterCityHotels, with its 28 mid-range hotels, were able to increase their turnover by 4.7% compared with the first six months of 2004, after allowance has been made for changes to the portfolio. The number of room nights during the traditionally weaker first half-year rose by 4.6% to around 1,154,000 and occupancy rates improved by 2.2 percentage points from 59.4 to 61.6%. This in turn had a positive effect on yield, which after the first six months of this year stands 2.2% up on the corresponding period last year.

The spokesman for the Steigenberger board, Karl Anton Schattmaier, does not, however, expect any significant change in trend for the German hotel industry during the second half of the year. According to Schattmaier, “Occupancy and yield will continue their positive growth but rates will remain under pressure, particularly in markets with a massive surplus supply.”

The Steigenberger Hotel Group currently operates 77 hotels under the brand names Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and InterCityHotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Egypt.

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Contact:

Steigenberger Hotels AG
Business communication
Angelika Heyer
Lyoner Straße 40
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.:  +49/69/6 65 64 422
Mail:  angelika.heyer@steigenberger.de
 www.steigenberger.de

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Also See: Steigenberger Hotel Group Completes Reorganization in 2004; Hotel Portfolio Reduced by One in the Past Year to 77 Properties within Two Brands / April 2005
The Steigenberger Hotel Group Signs Management Contracts for Hotels in Norderney, Germany and Merano, Italy / May 2005


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