Designed by Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron, with interior design led by Berlin-based Bost Group, The Westin Hamburg has a brick-and-glass façade that brings in plenty of natural light. The façade, inspired by the hotel's waterfront location, includes floor-to-ceiling windows for top views of the city.
The building where the hotel is located in the Speicherstadt warehouse district was once a historic riverside warehouse that was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The hotel has 205 guestrooms and 39 suites, including a top-floor owner's suite that covers 1,722 square feet with a private balcony for 270-degree views.
The design of the hotel's The Saffron restaurant was inspired by the "Hanseatic influences" in the surroundings of the Kaispeicher warehouse building.
With the opening of The Westin Hamburg, the hospitality brand now has six hotels throughout Germany, including in Frankfurt, Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig.