Spring has arrived in Europe and with it, one of the continent’s most highly anticipated hotels of the year. Now open on Lake Alster in Hamburg, The Fontenay has been years in the making—an architectural landmark designed by local architect Jan Störmer. A focal point of the hotel is its 89-foot atrium, a “sculptural architecture [that] mirrors the fluid lines of the water and parkland, uniting art and nature,” to quote a written release.
The Fontenay is the first new luxury hotel for Hamburg in 18 years. Located on the site of the former InterContinental hotel in the Rotherbaum district, The Fontenay is the pet project of billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne.