A Successful Opening For Le Royal Meridien Hamburg


Offering the city’s most spectacular views across the Alster Lake, the 284-room Le Royal Méridien Hamburg officially opened its doors.

“A great deal of focus was put on embracing the local culture in the hotel, and we are delighted that it has been so well-received,” said general manager, Klaus Brandstetter.

Le Royal Méridien Hamburg opened its doors to 241 guests on day one, and by its fourth day of operation was 100% occupied with all meeting rooms fully booked.  Le Ciel Restaurant et Bar - the stunning rooftop restaurant, with food concept created by Two Michelin Star Chef Michel Rostang - has proved equally popular.

Le Royal Méridien Hamburg is Le Méridien’s second full Art + Tech design hotel to open, following the debut of the new Le Méridien Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA), which opened to similar acclaim in May.  Two additional Art + Tech hotels - Le Méridien Vienna and Le Méridien Lingotto, Turin, will open within the next few months in Europe.

Perhaps the most popular component of the hotel’s luxurious rooms is the Le Méridien Bed, featuring a 14 inch (34 cm) pillow top mattress, crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and duvet cover, together with lavish feather and down pillows.

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One hundred of the hotel’s guest room’s and six, two storey suites offer sweeping views of the Alster Lake, and guests on the top floor restaurant and bar can enjoy the best panorama in the house, which is accessed by a separate glass elevator on the hotel’s front façade.

Concurrent with the hotel’s opening, a haven for art aficionados has also been created at Le Royal Méridien Hamburg, with an unparalleled exhibition of over 600 original art pieces, the works of 50 Hamburg artists, brought to the project by Volksfuersorge AG, the hotel’s owner and developer. 

Led by Hamburg gallery Ruth Sachse, the art project encompasses a wide selection of paintings and metal works, sculptures and light illuminations.  The works can be viewed throughout the hotel.

The hotel also features a lobby bar, 12 conference rooms, including a ballroom for up to 250 guests, and a Wellness Centre offering a 33 x 20 feet (10m x 6m) swimming pool, fitness centre, whirlpool, steam and sauna.  Massages and cosmetic treatments are also available.

Le Royal Méridien Hamburg is offering a special promotional rate of €125 per night for a superior room and €225 per night for a junior suite.  The offer is valid until February 29, 2004 and when occupancy levels allow, it also includes an automatic upgrade to the next higher room category. 

This special rate also includes complimentary use of the spa, including swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness centre and sauna. 

For further information please visit www.lemeridien.com.
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