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"The Fontenay" luxury hotel to open in October

Sculpted hotel rooms look onto Alster - five-star hotel is one of many to open in Hamburg

Hamburg’s latest luxury hotel, The Fontenay, will open its doors on the banks of the Alster Lake on October 15, 2017 after construction lasting three years. Designed by architect Jan Storm, The Fontenay is an eight-floor, sculptured hotel measuring 19,000 square metres gross. The heart of the building is made of 198 sandblasted glass panes forming the Atrium Lounge with an unobstructed view of a golden mirror on a height of 27 metres. Some 131 suites, four event rooms measuring up to 220 square metres and a 1,000 square metre spa with indoor and outdoor pools on the seventh-floor roof terrace have been built at a cost of over EUR 100 million. Thies Sponholz, Managing Director, said: “I can hardly wait for this unique building to come alive in a few months from now. Then we can present what so many people have worked on with great passion and commitment.”

Event rooms, restaurants and wellness world

Bereft of parallel walls, all pieces of furniture have been made individually. “The House of Tai Ping” in Hong Kong has woven the carpets based on the floor plans and giving the corridors a flowing look. On the seventh floor, guests can dine in a gourmet restaurant or in the garden restaurant and bar overlooking the Alster. Four event rooms and an exclusive wellness and pool area are available high over the roofs of Hamburg. The hotel is one of “The Leading Hotels of the World.”

Record tourist numbers attracting investors to Hamburg

Last year, a total of 6.6 million guests accounted for 13.3 million overnight stays in Hamburg – an increase of 5.5 per cent or 692,000 overnight stays over 2015. The annual results surpassed those of the previous year for the fifteenth consecutive time. Room capacity averaged 79.6 per cent last year. Constantly rising demand is fuelling interest among investors and has triggered several new hotel projects. A total of 30 new hotels worth an investment of EUR 1 billion are set to open by 2020. They include many top class projects. Michael Otremba, Managing Director of Hamburg Tourismus GmbH, is looking forward to the various hotel openings and said: “From a customer point of view, it’s great to see so many different and individual hotel concepts being built. A special hotel concept is important for an exceptional Hamburg experience.”

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