Airport Club Frankfurt is operated by Airport Club Frankfurt GmbH. It was established in 1988 at Frankfurt Airport to provide a select circle of members a meeting place away from the hustle and bustle of one of Europe’s busiest airports.
To join the club, prospective members must be recommended by existing members or be invited to join by the club’s shareholders or management. “People who achieve excellence should also enjoy excellence,” says Managing Director Roland Ross. “Our members appreciate our outstanding facilities and our discretion.”
Privacy is a luxury that people at the top of their respective professions value above all else. This is what membership in the exclusive Airport Club Frankfurt guarantees. On an area of 3,000 m², the club offers guests the use of 34 conference and meeting rooms and all attendant services to enable them to conduct sensitive negotiations or other meetings in absolute privacy.
“By having the club at the airport, members can go straight from their plane to their meeting,” says Mr. Ross. “We offer professional event management to cater to the needs of our members and their guests, combining personalized yet discreet service.”
The stylishly appointed conference rooms are equipped with the latest wireless presentation equipment. The variously sized rooms can accommodate meetings of all kinds while a varied selection of culinary delights are available from the club’s excellent catering department.
“The Airport Club Frankfurt has the facilities to cater for any and every occasion, be it a meeting between flights, an all-day conference, a product presentation, a workshop, wining and dining important business partners, or even an office, Christmas or private party,” says Mr. Ross. “Our job is to make sure that everything goes without a hitch and that the service and ambience are first class.”
The majority of the club’s members are senior managers and key players from the business world. Over half are drawn from the state of Hessen, whose largest city is Frankfurt. Around 8% of the membership are international with the remainder from the rest of Germany.
In addition to availing themselves of the club’s outstanding conference and banqueting services, members are also offered the opportunity to take part in a full programme of special events with prominent guest speakers.
“We have had the pleasure to welcome a cross-section of personalities from the worlds of business, culture and politics,” says Mr. Ross. “Famous speakers such as Mario Dragi, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Mario Adorf and Iris Berben have all shared their insights at intimate events for an audience of no more than 90 participants
Upcoming guests include Tatort actor Hannes Jaenicke and Andreas Thümmler, Founder of German whisky distillery company St. Kilian Destillers. These special events are often catered by Michelin-starred chefs who take over the club’s kitchens to create very special menus. “Word has got around that our speciality evenings are veritable gourmet affairs, and we recommend that members book in advance to secure their place,” says Mr. Ross.
Ensuring that members are not disappointed is the key concern of the club’s staff of 30. “The art lies in giving our members what they want, even if they have not yet asked for it,” says Mr. Ross. “You have to be able to listen if you want to achieve a zero rate of complaints as we do.” With the average member aged around 50, Airport Club Frankfurt is keen to attract younger members. “A club such as ours lives through its membership,” concludes Mr. Ross.
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