Hamburg (Germany) – January 24, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Meeting and event planners have even more venue and accommodation options when hosting events in Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city. There are 10 hotels set to open this year, with six scheduled for the first half of this year. Many of these new properties offer additional activities and attractions for delegates, all designed to help them enjoy a memorable meeting in the maritime city.
Get social with Sylc
Less of a hotel, more of a movement, Sylc. opened in Hamburg this month offering short and long stay apartments alongside a series of ‘social spaces’. The 347 apartments are part of a wider campus including meeting rooms, a cinema, cafe, private garden, kitchen (which can be hired for cookery events) and soon to be launched rooftop gym.
Premier Inn Hamburg City is located within walking distance to all major attractions such as the Speicherstadt and the old town. The 182-room property, set to open in February, is ideally situated opposite the metro station Messberg, allowing guests quick access to the main railway station and Congress Center.
Courtyard by Marriott, opening in March, is situated in the heart of Hamburg near to the main railway station. There are 8 meeting rooms on offer for up to 300 people as well as international cuisine at the hotel’s Boeckmann´s Restaurant.
Perfect for a port city
Ahoy sailor! niu Keg, opening in April, is a homage to Hamburg’s maritime history. Furnishings across its 116 rooms celebrate the harbour metropolis including ship’s rope lamps and cabin tables. A co-working space sits alongside the bar and restaurant, which serves regional produce and beer, adding to the buzzy atmosphere. There’s a regular programme of social events, ranging from gin-tasting, games nights and live music.
Fraser Suites is scheduled to open in Hamburg’s old town. It will be one of only three hotels by Singapore-based Fraser Hospitality Group to open in Germany. This luxury 5 star hotel occupies the historic Oberfinanzdirektion, the former office of Hamburg’s tax authority. As one of the most famous buildings in Hamburg, the exterior and many part of the interior are heritage protected.
The 275 room Le Meridien Hamburg has just opened its event hub. This offers an impressive 6 meeting rooms, 4 boardrooms and 1 ballroom, many with views over the picturesque Lake Alster. The new hub is topped off with a 2-storey rooftop bar and terrace.
Florian Gerdes, Marketing Manager Conventions at Hamburg Convention Bureau, explains: “These new properties are a welcome addition to the city’s venue and accommodation offering – they are firmly rooted in the modern day, offering innovative facilities, but with a nod towards Hamburg’s heritage. These new spaces have wide ranging amenities, including outside spaces, cinemas and live music, acknowledging that delegates want to blend business with pleasure.
“Hamburg continues to record rising numbers in overnight stays and was recently rated as one of the top 5 best cities in the world by Conde Nast Traveller (Readers’ Choice Awards 2018) and ranked 10th among ‘52 Places to Go’ by the New York Times.”
About the Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB)
A direct subsidiary of Hamburg Marketing GmbH, the mission of Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH (HCB) is to deliver locational expertise in combination with major know-how in the area of B2B events such as conventions and conferences including large events in public spaces. The Bureau is in charge of global marketing for Hamburg as a congress and convention site, and tasked in parallel with heightening the Hanseatic city’s international profile by hosting public events with powerful visual impact.