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EXCITING DESTINATIONS

ECE is already on the way to establish its shopping centers as places for shopping, dining, sports, and leisure.


 

CLIMB AND JUMP

The “JUMP House” at Waterfront Bremen is ideal for birthday parties, school trips, and group events. Image: ECE

Since September 21, 2018, Waterfront Bremen has been one attraction richer. With the new „JUMP house“ a trampoline park opened at a shopping center of ECE for the first time.

Immediately adjacent to the cinema, and covering an area of 6,000 sq m, 13 various action areas revolving around jumping, climbing, sports, and fun for the entire family await visitors.

Activity areas range from a huge main field that consists of nearly a 100 connected trampolines to trampoline-based basketball courts and dodgeball fields, a foam pit and air cushions designed purely for diving, as well as a spectacular ninja course (see photo).

“JUMP House” is one of the leading providers of trampoline facilities in Germany. The first location opened in Hamburg four years ago. The Waterfront Bremen complex marks the company’s seventh location.


 

ROOF SPA

MeridianSpa visitors can relax and unwind on the 1,500-square-meter themed roof terrace of Skyline Plaza in Frankfurt. Image: ECE

Skyline Plaza, located in the financial metropolis of Frankfurt, also has a special leisure tenant: MeridianSpa. Since February 1, 2014, visitors have been able to enjoy the city’s largest fitness and wellness center, covering an area of approximately 10,000 sq m.

In areas located on the third and fourth upper floors as well as on a themed roof terrace, they can indulge in first-class training, wellness, and body care under one roof and in a very special atmosphere.


 

“FOODTOPIA” FOR CINEMA ENTHUSIASTS

Premier cinema “Astor Film Lounge” is scheduled to open at MyZeil in Frankfurt in spring 2019. Image: ECE

MyZeil, like Skyline Plaza, is located in Frankfurt. ECE is currently busily working on the completion of the new “Foodtopia” gastronomy and entertainment area. A number of attractive food concepts from Germany and abroad have already been acquired as tenants– six months before the planned opening.

These include the Mexican grill “Chipotle” with its second location in Germany, a Sander Group restaurant, Poké You by two-star chef Karlheinz Hauser, La Maison du Pain, dean&david, Alex, coa, Heidi und Paul, eatDOORI, and Starbucks.

The Astor Film Lounge, which accommodates five auditoriums with state-of-the-art cinema technology, will be one of the most popular entertainment services at My Zeil and will attract customers with its exceptional services and convenience.


 

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