Hamburg poised to get 2,000 guestrooms in 2017

The new Elbphilharmonie is also home to the Westin Hamburg, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and with interior design led by Berlin-based Bost Group.

The recent opening of the Elbphilharmonie philharmonic hall in Hamburg seems to be the keystone of a promising year for the city’s hospitality industry. 

At the very top of the concert venue is a 244-guestroom Westin Hotel that opened in November. GM Dagmar Zechmann said that even before the concert hall opened, the hotel—which has eight conference rooms—had attracted interest from both locals and international travelers. “We received bookings for our 205 rooms and 39 suites months in advance and the numbers of events hosted at our hotel has really exceeded expectations with great feedback from event planners,” Zechmann said.

The opening of both the music hall and the luxury hotel are ahead of a dramatic year for the city, which is poised to get close to 2,000 more guestrooms by the time 2018 rolls around. Other hotels set to launch in Hamburg this year include the luxury 131-room Fontenay Hotel, designed by Hamburg-born architect Jan Störmer, in the autumn. 


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The Fontenay Hotel will open in Autumn 2017.

Already part of the Design Hotels portfolio, the 94-guestroom Sir Nikolai Hotel is a recreation of a 19th-century mansion in between Altstadt (Old Town) and Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s historical quarter and UNESCO World Heritage site. The hotel is expected to open in late summer.
Hamburg will also get a 161-room Hampton by Hilton, a 277-room Courtyard by Marriott, the 130-room Hotel Stadthofe, the Adina Apartment Hotel (202 rooms), the Holiday Inn Hamburg - City Nord (297 rooms), the 250-guestroom Grand City Hotel Hamburg Mitte, the Novum Style Hotel City East (100 rooms) and the Ruby Hotel (298 rooms).

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