“Hotel im Park” - this is how Jan Störmer called his thoughts when he started with the first drafts. Due to the amorphous shape, the hotel has no back - it stands in greenery on all sides and is flooded with light, the boundaries between inside and outside blur through 14,000m² of glass, a perfect balance between nature and urbanity.

This view from the pool is unparalleled: lush green treetops, the idyllic Alster and beyond, the city

The rooms surprise us with their royal blue velvet, white marble and luxurious cream-colored upholstered furniture

With The Fontenay, which opened in 2019, owner and Hamburg icon Michael Kühne set a new standard for venerable Hamburg luxury hotels. As soon as you step in, the complex shapes of the gleaming white house designed by the Hamburg architect Jan Störmer (whose father built the famous Alsterschwimmhalle) are impressive.

The amorphous architecture with the gleaming white facade is absolutely impressive from the outside

Auch im Inneren gibt es immer wieder überraschende Perspektivenwechsel durch die gewundene Geometrie


The complex architecture allows all suites a fantastic view of the Alster and at the same time you can cast the signature view down to the lounge in the atrium, in the middle of which the shiny chandelier hangs. In the room, royal-blue velvet fabrics, golden accents, white marble and luxurious, cream-colored upholstered furniture await us. This luxurious elegance can be found in different variants: golden sculptures, black-reflective surfaces with the golden sheen of the chandeliers, an impressive library with design classics, encyclopedia series and large-format black-and-white photographs and this complex architecture is present everywhere Surprising shapes again and again and astonishing us. Here we feel reminded of the Louis Vuitton Fondation in Paris, where hardly a line is straight! What is a costly nightmare for the engineer, however, is heaven for the esthete. Ornate architecture that you can call your luxurious home for a few nights!

The freshly made bed - nowhere can you let yourself fall more beautifully

Probably the best welcome chocolates

... ever!

the breakfast gives an idea of ​​the fabulous cuisine of the house


The absolute highlight is the roof terrace with the panorama bar and the unique SPA area, whose pools allow a magnificent and unique view over the Alster. You have a view of the Outer Alster with the small sailing boats all the way to Jungfernstieg and the city center. The pure idyll of the Hanseatic city spreads out in front of you and you can enjoy the heavenly tranquility and the lush green Alsterwiesen, which start right in front of the Fontenay.

The second highlight in Fontenay is certainly the culinary art. The in-house gourmet restaurant Lakeside received its first Michelin star shortly after it opened. After the head chef went on parental leave, the Michelin star is also goodbye, but the grandiose cuisine has remained under his successor Stefan Wilke. Whether at breakfast or lunch in the Parkview Restaurant, owner Klaus-Michael Kühne lives up to his reputation for the highest culinary demands.

What should not be missing on a visit to Fontenay is of course a rowing boat tour over the Alster or a bike tour around it. Bicycles can be rented at the hotel and rowing boats are available from Bootssteg. You can find many more tips for culture, restaurants, bars and so on in our travel guide for the Süddeutsche Zeitung "Glücklich in Hamburg"!


while we watch the sailboats

The modern esthete cannot get enough of some places to look at their appearance

The afternoon high tea is an urgent recommendation

The Panorama Bar is the best place for an early aperitif after a shopping trip to the city

A walk along the Alster is also an absolute must

Where to find us


Fontenay 10 20354 Hamburg

Nearest Airport

Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel

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