The Fontenay – Hamburg
For nobody is a secret that Hamburg is the most sophisticated city in Germany. The Hanseatic city shines with notable examples of fashion and design; last year, for instance, Karl Lagerfeld -who was born in Hamburg- chose his native city to make the Métiers d’Art Chanel show, a privilege that very few cities in the world have had. The fact that a five-star hotel like The Fontenay has established there, speaks for itself.
Recently named as one of the 10 best new hotels in the world, this modern yet luxurious palace has what the strictest clients are looking for. The Fontenay is member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and its five stars are pretty well deserved. Built on the beautiful shores of the Alster lake, the hotel was tailor-made for the many national and international visitors who come to discover and rediscover Hamburg.
The building was designed by star architect Jan Störmer; his innovative sculptural design offers breathtaking views over the lake from almost all 130 rooms and suites. The organic shape of the building consists of three intertwining circles, designed to look as large treetops, blending seamlessly with their surroundings: 14,000 m² of glass blurs the lines between indoors and out. The three circles intertwine and narrow in the center where the elevators and the glassed-in courtyard can be found.
Rooms range from 28 to 43 m² and suites from 70 to 120 m². Moreover, the Fontenay has a couple of master pieces: the Alster Suite (180 m²) and the Fontenay Suite (200 m²) both with spectacular and unforgettable view across the lake and the city. Outdoors and indoors restaurants, a lounge area and a bar, and a 1000 m² Spa with a rooftop pool make of this hotel a “must stay in” if in Hamburg. (The Spa can be used by non-guests upon reservation.)