Hamburg puts the event bread on the water

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Germany’s second city, Hamburg, is committing €197m to a revamp of its convention centre (CCH) and has a pipeline of over two dozen hotel projects, including the five-star Westin that opened this month next to the €700m ElbePhilharmonie complex. With big private investment in The Fontenay another jewel in the conference crown due to come on stream next year, the Hamburg offer on the water is a compelling one. Editor Paul Colston made a whistle-stop tour of venues and historic sites, including a brief stop at the old Beatles’ venue. It could so easily have been ‘Ferry cross the Elbe…’

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