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New hotels and meeting spaces cement Hamburg as top global meeting and event location

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Six major new hotels in Hamburg due in second half of 2017.

“It’s a reflection of modern Hamburg – its cosmopolitan outlook, its attitude and openness, cultivated over centuries of international commerce,” Klaus-Michael Kuhne explains his reasons for choosing Hamburg as a location for The Fontenay, his new 5* luxury hotel.

The honorary chairman of the Kuehne + Nagel Group, one of the world's leading logistics companies seized the opportunity to build a hotel on the banks of Lake Alster as a lasting tribute to Hamburg, the city where he was born.

The 5 star Fontenay, scheduled to open in October, offers breath-taking views of the city’s famous Alster Lake. Located in its own private park in the city, the hotel’s conference facilities are across four rooms equipped with the latest in audio and visual technology. Designed by Hamburg-born star architect Jan Stormer, the hotel has a modern and innovative sculptural design featuring 131 rooms and suites.

Germany’s second largest city, which recently climbed 22 places worldwide in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) annual ranking, is set to extend its offering for business travellers with six new hotels due in the second half of the year.

Innside Melia Hamburg HafenCity is scheduled to open in July. The 4 star hotel’s meeting and event space is designed to foster creativity – in addition to two conference rooms for up to 120 people, its ‘Big Idea Space’ is an informal space that can be tailored to fit the requirements of each meeting. Sofas, armchairs and even magnetic walls to write on all form part of a space that promises to be ‘a little out of the ordinary’.

Christine Klein, general manager at Innside by Melia Hamburg, explains: “The city is a hub of creativity, innovation and technology. It has its own lifestyle and spirit, and is always evolving and that’s what makes it a really attractive location.”

Adina Apartment Hotel, set to open in Q4, offers stylish city centre apartments, located close to the UNESCO Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse district in the world.

Ruby Hotel is set to open towards the end of the year with 289 rooms, the majority of which will have a view of the typical Hamburg river channels known as “Fleet”. Also set to open in Q4 is the 4 star Courtyard by Marriott and Holiday Inn Hamburg City Nord.

Florian Gerdes, Marketing Manager Conventions at Hamburg Convention Bureau, sums up:
“From major 5 and 4 star names through to quirky boutique hotels, there’s a huge choice of top notch accommodation and meeting spaces launching in key locations throughout the city including near the airport, Congress Center Hamburg and the iconic River Elbe.

“As well as being one of the top international locations for meetings and events, we’re also topping the leisure traveller’s to do list, having been recently rated as one of the 50 ‘must see’ destinations by Conde Nast Traveller and ranked 10th among ‘52 Places to Go’ by the New York Times.”

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