After the takeover by the brand “Curio – A Collection by Hilton” and subsequent renovations, the Hotel Reichshof Hamburg was reopened on 17 July in a soft opening. Now, the big party followed, with 1,200 enjoying Hamburg’s new premium facility opposite the city’s main train station. “The Reichshof Hamburg is a perfect starting point for leisure and business – but also a vital part of this city,” says hotel director Folke Sieverst on occasion of the celebrations. Even though freshly and extensively renovated, the unique character of the house was not lost. The spirit in which Anton Emil Langer founded the hotel more than 100 years ago had been successfully preserved.
Before the start of renovations, the photographers Nicole Keller and Oliver Schumacher documented the historic Reichshof. Their pictures are now well presented by the new book “Hotel Reichshof Hamburg. A large house as a stage of time “ published by Wasmuth Verlag. Coloured photographs show the aesthetics of the house. In portraits, former employees of Reichshofs are being presented with personal memories and anecdotes. At the end of the book, pictures reveal the redeveloped Reichshof after its reopening in 2015.
The book: “Hotel Reichshof Hamburg. Ein großes Haus als Bühne der Zeit” by Nicole Keller, Oliver Schumacher (photos), Julia Dautel (text). Wasmuth Verlag, 2015. 232 pages with 250, mostly coloured illustrations. size: 26 × 20 cm; hardcover. RRP: 35 €. ISBN 3803033764