Once thought of as just another monochromatic city of banks and industry, Frankfurt am Main blooms with a vibrant regeneration as its creative residents continue to breathe new life into the city’s historic haunts and soaring high-rises. Its unique skyline and urban appeal earned Frankfurt its nickname “Mainhattan,” but it’s the city’s warmth and central location in Europe that earn it a reputation as a world-class city for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
When the Beatles arrived in Hamburg in August 1960 for their first foreign tour, they agreed to a 48-night gig at the tiny Indra Club in the St. Pauli neighborhood. At the time, some city buildings still showed damage from World War II, and St. Pauli was known as a rowdy red-light district. The warehouses and sailor bars near the harbor were rough-and-tumble places to be avoided.