Luxury hotel The Fontenay - HAMBURG

Location: Hamburg
Product: Special Contract collection
Störmer Murphy and Partners
Year: 2017

Wide glazed surfaces, white and gleaming ceramic façade elements, fluid lines evoking the Alster lakeside, the Hamburg based 6 stars hotel project has been conceived by  local patron Jan Stôrmer. + Matteo Thun for the concept design only.

They have won the competition for the Grand Hotel “The Fontenay”, situated on the Alster riverside in Hamburg. With a budget of more than 100 Million Euros, investor Klaus-Michael Kühne, executive chairman and majority owner of Kühne + Nagel Logistics, intends to define a new hanseatic way of luxury. The hotel building will be characterised by wide glazed surfaces and white ceramic façade elements, resembling a Gleaming Solitaire. The fluid lines of the ground plan and the rooftop take up the smooth lines of the riverside. The nine-story building will host a starred restaurant and a wellness area on the upper floors, offering an unobstructed view on the lake downtown. Even the Infinity-Pool with an in- and outdoor area allows the guests to enjoy a privileged view on the Alster river. The hotel will feature 130 suites with a 45 to 250 square metre surface as well as 20 residences. Construction work will begin in summer 2014. The hotel is supposed to be inaugurated in Autumn 2017.

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This especially bespoken  wood floor  geometry seems to be inspired by a diamond/crystal shape or a tridimensional cubistic period. Who says  that geometry can’t be fantastically fun? The “white” French Oak is exclusively sourced by Margaritelli’s forests  in Fontaines (Burgundy area). From Fontaines to Fontenay.

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