Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg, is to offer event planners more venue and accommodation options, with 10 hotels set to open this year. Six of these projects are scheduled for the first half of 2019.
Some of the highlights include Sylc, which is less of a hotel, more of a movement. Sylc opens later this month, offering 347 apartments alongside a series of ‘social spaces’. The apartments are part of a wider campus including meeting rooms, a cinema, cafe, private garden, kitchen (which can be hired for cookery events) and soon to be launched rooftop gym.
Premier Inn Hamburg City also opens in February, within walking distance to all major attractions such as the Speicherstadt and the old town. The 182-room property offers guests quick access to the main railway station and Congress Center.
Courtyard by Marriott, opens in March near to the main railway station and will offer eight meeting rooms able to cater for up to 300 people.
niu Keg, opening in April, is a homage to Hamburg’s maritime history. Furnishings across its 116 rooms celebrate the harbour metropolis and a co-working space sits alongside the bar and restaurant, which serves regional produce and beer. There’s a regular programme of social events, ranging from gin-tasting, games nights and live music.
Fraser Suites is scheduled to open in Hamburg’s old town. It will be one of only three hotels by Singapore-based Fraser Hospitality Group to open in Germany. This luxury 5-star hotel occupies the historic Oberfinanzdirektion, the former office of Hamburg’s tax authority.
The 275-room Le Méridien Hamburg by Marriott is due to open in the second quarter of the year. In addition to existing meeting facilities, a new annex will offer six meeting rooms, five board rooms and a ballroom, many with views of Alster Lake.
Florian Gerdes, Marketing Manager Conventions at Hamburg Convention Bureau, said: “These new properties are a welcome addition to the city’s venue and accommodation offering – they are firmly rooted in the modern day, offering innovative facilities, but with a nod towards Hamburg’s heritage. These new spaces have wide ranging amenities, including outside spaces, cinemas and live music, acknowledging that delegates want to blend business with pleasure.
“Hamburg continues to record rising numbers in overnight stays and was recently rated as one of the top 5 best cities in the world by Conde Nast Traveller (Readers’ Choice Awards 2018) and ranked 10th among ‘52 Places to Go’ by the New York Times.”
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