Ten top restaurants in Hamburg won 15 Guide Michelin stars, according to an announcement on December 1, 2016. The distinction comes as no surprise amid a trend toward elegance and luxury. The recent opening of the Hotel Westin in the Elbphilharmonie in early November set a precedent that will be followed by the opening of the five-star Fontenay next summer. And the city centre also has plenty to offer shoppers.
15 Michelin stars for cuisine in Hamburg
Opened in 2015, “The Table” restaurant retained its three stars in 2016. The open-kitchen style restaurant has space for 20 guests maximum at one table. Kevin Fehling serves modern versions of traditional dishes with a cosmopolitan twist. Two stars each went to the Haerlin, Jacob’s and das Seven Seas on Süllberg restaurants this year. Six restaurants including the new “Petit Amour” that offers a mix of German-French cuisine won a star each.
New luxury hotels on Alster and Elbe
The Hotel Westin Hamburg is one of many, new exciting hotels and extends from the seventh to the 20th floor of the Elphilharmonie. Guests can access the hotel in two elevators from the ground floor and parking levels, or on Europe’s longest escalator in a lit-up, colourful tunnel leading to the Plaza and offering a spectacular view. A huge 1,300 square metre spa on the sixth floor and Hamburg’s longest indoor pool invites guests to relax. The Fontenay Hamburg will offer spectacular views of the Alster in the “republic’s best house” when it opens next summer. Designed by the Hamburg-based architect Jan Storm, some 131 suites look out on the central lake and the hotel already counts among the “Leading Hotels of the World“.
Luxury shopping sprees
Opened in November, the new Luxury Hall in Hamburg’s Alsterhaus department store, marks the first phase of refurbishment likely to last several years. On show are watches, jewellery and other luxury products.
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