Where to stay: GERMANY
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Lower Saxony & Bremen
Mecklenburg - West Pomerania
North Rhine - Westphalia
Rhineland - Palatinate
Thuringia - Thüringen
Hotel Fürstenhof Leipzig | Germany
Originally built as a neo-classical Patrician palace, the handsome host building has been the Hotel Fuürstenhof since 1889. Following several refurbishments over the decades, it is now historically protected. The interior has a classic luxury feel with tasteful wallpapers and carpet designs, and its historic rooms – including the 19th-century Serpentine Room, uniquely clad in rare Saxon stone – now house the hotel’s restaurant and bar.
Grand Hotel Heiligendamm | Germany
Known as the “white town by the sea,” Heiligendamm has a long history of wellness and high-class service. Located on Germany’s northern coast facing the Baltic Sea. Today the sandy beaches, historic manor houses, and expansive skies provide the perfect backdrop for the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm. Often credited for bringing the whole area back to its former glory, the property is comprised of six historic buildings, including the Kurhaus, which was built in 1796.
Eurostars Parkhotel Maximilian | Regensburg, Germany
Dating to 1891, this palatial hotel has been badly modernized in parts - though remains the place to stay in Regensburg. Especially enjoy its Rococo features - the breakfast room is one of the best. This could seriously be an iconic hotel - it needs just some more love and a bit of Gloria Thurn und Taxis.
Hotel Elephant | Weimar, Germany
Located in the city centre’s historical market square, the hotel has been a cultural hub for more than three centuries, known for its classic Art Deco and Bauhaus features. The unique design is a result of the creative collaboration of Bost Interior Design and DK Architekten, which draws upon 1920s elegance fused with an eclectic mix of iconic German structural design and modern flourishes
Hotel Nassauer Hof | Wiesbaden, Germany
Hotel Nassauer Hof was erected in 1813 and still possesses its original character and charm. The Naussauer Hof Therme, set on the expansive 16,000-square-foot rooftop terrace, is truly unique. It offers an indoor swimming pool filled with thermal water from the hotel’s own spring, a modern fitness center, various saunas, and the Artemis Beauty Spa. Continuously Michelin-starred since 1979, Ente restaurant offers classic European cuisine and an extensive wine list.
Hotel Atlantic | Hamburg
Drawing on its original 1909 incarnation – it was built for first-class passengers about to cross the Atlantic by boat – the Atlantic still exudes high-class prestige. The elegant main foyer sets the tone with its grand marble columns, oil paintings, and a tiled portrait of Emperor William II at the rear of the lobby bar. With a stellar location overlooking the Alster Lake, it also offers a spa with indoor pool, high-end restaurant and exemplary service.
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten | Hamburg
Originally opened in 1897, the hotel is housed in a 19th-century mansion whose dramatic – and historically listed – lobby, with its colourful skylight and plush furnishings, welcomes with an aura of wealth and privilege. Grand marble columns, antique furnishings and a stately blend of oil paintings are balanced with contemporary colour schemes, amenities and furnishings throughout the rest of the property.
Hotel Reichshof | Hamburg
The original Reichshof hotel opened in 1910 and was one of the grand hotels of its era. Having fallen into a slump in recent decades, new ownership (under Hilton's Curio collection) and recent (and expensive) renovations have restored plenty of its former class. The public areas — the lobby, bar and restaurant — are an attractive mix of knowing chic and Art Deco nostalgia, complete with 1920s-style signage, oodles of marble and bar staff in flat caps.
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa | Baden-Baden, Germany
Opened in 1872, this is a confident and long-established luxury hotel with an imposing, cream-coloured façade and elegant interiors. It is set in a leafy central spot with a seriously large spa, leafy gardens and three restaurants including Michelin-starred dining. Luxurious rooms and slick, professional service combine to make this a top choice for a special break.
2024: Steigenberger Hotel Europäischer Hof | Baden-Baden, Germany
Dating to 1840, the Europäischer Hof was the first Steigenberger Hotel. After being indepently owned it will return to the Steigenberger stable after a complete renovation and overhaul. The reopening of the luxury hotel with an integrated spa, a shopping mall with retail shops, as well as a large rooftop terrace with views over the entire city, is planned for 2024.
Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel, Baden-Baden | Germany
In need of an update and a sense of direction, this historic hotel from 1809 is set in a monastery dating even further back, to 1630. Nevertheless, the garden is a joy and it is only a few minutes walk to the town centre and the famous thermal baths.
Hotel Bayrischer Hof | Munich
The hotel will appeal to traditionalists, with its façade that looks distinctly 19th century and numerous history-focused rooms. It's housed in the incomparable Montgelas Palace, with classical furnishings and architecture, however there is a modern edge. Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt is behind many recent rooms and spaces, with his wonderful wooden tables lending them an authentic, slightly rustic air. He also created the €12,000 per night enormous Penthouse Garden Suite.
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München
Although nowadays part of the Kempinski group, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is one of Munich’s most historic hotels, originally opening in 1858 as a beacon of modernity (including the provision of hot water and gas lighting). It vies with the Bayerischer Hof for the title of the city’s most renowned high-end hotel.
The Fontenay | Hamburg
The upscale neighbourhood setting, as well as its distance from the bustle of the main city centre, lends the hotel a naturally exclusive air that’s emphasised by the sculptural design by Hamburg architect Jan Störmer. Comprised of three overlapping circles that resemble treetops, the glass-heavy building, surrounded by trees and flooded with light, features a courtyard, an high-ceilinged enclosed atrium and views over the Alster from almost all of the rooms and suites.
me and all hotel | Düsseldorf
The first of a string hip hotels by the rather staid Lindner chain, this outpost offers trendy rooms inspired by the Japanese quarter (hello bamboo screen exterior shower rooms) it is located in -aka Little Tokyo - , plus a "Local Heroes" concept accumalting in local DJ's spinning the wheels and singer-songwriters performing at the 11th-floor lounge bar.
THE FRITZ | Düsseldorf
The new THE FRITZ is a textbook example of what happens when a single agency (by The Invisible Party, Amsterdam) takes control of the entirety of a project – from the interior design right down to the design of the room keys, table linen and brand identity – to create a cohesive whole. The individuality of the 32-room property is telegraphed at check-in, the process taking place at the bar.