in Historic Converted Water Tower Built in 1910
June 11, 2007 - The moment has finally arrived: The new Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg in the converted water tower in the Sternschanzen Park is now ready to open its doors. For over two and a half years the industrial landmark, built in 1910, has been comprehensively renovated and upgraded. With its unique atmosphere the 4-star plus hotel with 226 modern rooms is a delight, offering both business and leisure travellers the ideal setting for a personalised stay in one of Europe’s flourishing metropolitan cities.
The Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg is ideally located in the green surroundings of the Sternschanzen Park yet in the heart of the city’s vibrant districts. Hamburg Messe, the city’s trade fair ground, is only a few minutes walk away. The Sternschanze rapid transport and underground train station is virtually on the doorstep, with a journey time to the city centre of only five minutes.
"This unique hotel certainly adds to the quality of Hamburg’s hotel industry," confirms Annette Hammer, the Hotel’s General Manager. "We are delighted to welcome our first guests and to offer them genuine Swiss hospitality."
"We are very pleased that this exceptional historical building has been
given a new lease of life and been preserved for the good of the city of
Hamburg," says Jürgen Kolper, Managing Director of PATRIZIA Projektentwicklung
GmbH. "We were meticulous about observing the stipulations set out by the
city authorities, namely not to impair the public’s access to and from
the Sternschanzen Park and to preserve the historical details."
From the entrance on the Sternschanze street, hotel guests access the reception and lobby of the 60 m high listed building using a 25 m long escalator. Once in the lobby, they are able to marvel at the exciting architectural interplay between contemporary design and historical red-brick cross-vaulting of the former water tower. The "Cave" lifestyle bar with its spacious lounge, and the wellness and fitness area with sauna and power showers are also located on the lower floor. The 226 modern rooms are spread over 17 floors, and include eight Junior Suites and two Tower Suites, with fascinating views of the city. On the allergy-friendly floor two rooms have also been specially furnished and equipped to cater for the needs of guests with disabilities.
To the south of the water tower, a modern two-storey glass building has been added. It hosts the main restaurant for up to 145 persons offering trademark Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts culinary specialities as well as the ever-popular Mövenpick breakfast buffet. Guests can also relax on the terrace overlooking the Sternschanzen Park. A modular banquet room for up to 180 persons is at guests’ disposal on the upper floor. The amenities are rounded off with conference and meeting rooms, the majority benefiting from natural daylight and all equipped with state-of-the-art technology, as well as a business centre.
"The Mövenpick Hotel Berlin, which is also integrated inside a historical building, has established itself outstandingly well in Berlin, and we are convinced we shall enjoy similar success on the Hamburg market with this highly distinctive hotel," explains Stefan Flury, Senior Vice President Europe Mövenpick Hotels & Resort. "The fact that we are now also represented in the metropolitan city of Hamburg is an important step for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts."
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R), a premium hotel management
company with over 12,000 employees, is represented in 25 countries with
over 80 hotels existing or under construction and focuses on its core markets
in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The international hotel group
with Swiss roots is forging ahead with its expansion and aims to extend
its portfolio to include 100 hotels by 2010. MH&R has an established
presence in the 4 and 5-star segment with two types of accommodation: business
and conference hotels and holiday resorts. In keeping with its slogan "True
Excellence in Swiss Hospitality", the hotel chain is a byword for the uncompromising
quality of its products and services. The hotel group is owned by the Mövenpick
Holding (66.7 %) as well as the Kingdom Group (33.3 %).
|Also See:||Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg / How We Built The Most Famous Hotels / Andreas Augustin / September 2006|
|Annette Hammer Appointed General Manager of the Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg / September 2006|