Moers is a German town of just over 100,000 residents. Although it was a Roman army camp many Centuries earlier, it was granted city rights in 1300 A.D., and the community built city walls, moats and other fortifications. In fact, the town grew so prosperous that they could mint their own money less than 100 years later. HRS Hotels in Moers' centre overlook a charming Medieval rambling of streets. During the industrialisation of Germany, Moers played a key role in supplying coal for steel mills. Industrial giants built factories, businesses and hotels in Moers and environs.
All of the factories in the region contributed greatly to Moers' industrial image, but after the decline in coal and steel, the city reinvented itself into a commercial and communications hub. The German Rail system connects HRS hotels in Moers to surrounding cities in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium by express train. Companies like Dr. Oetker have operations based here and it is the regional headquarters for the grocery chain Edeka. Business and hotels in Moers will benefit in 2010 as the Ruhrgebiet region attains the European Capital of Culture status.