Stunning Architectural Landmark Will Be City’s First New Luxury Hotel in 18 Years

May 31, 2017 – Leading luxury and experiential travel network Virtuoso® is providing travelers with exclusive benefits at a soon-to-debut hotel that will become a modern classic: The Fontenay Hamburg, which will be the city’s first new upscale property in almost two decades.

Only guests who book their stay through a Virtuoso travel advisor will receive these benefits at no additional charge:

  • Room upgrade confirmed at time of booking (from October 15 to December 29, 2017)
  • Room upgrade confirmed at time of arrival if available (December 30, 2017 onwards)
  • Daily a la carte breakfast for two
  • $100 USD food and beverage credit
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon request (subject to availability)

Additional complimentary amenities include:

  • High-speed internet access
  • Non-alcoholic beverages from the mini bar
  • Fruit upon arrival
  • Use of the spa with pool, sauna and gym

When it opens this fall, The Fontenay will become a new landmark gracing Hamburg, Germany’s largest waterfront city founded in the ninth century. The Fontenay will enhance Hamburg’s reputation for cutting-edge design, closely following this year’s opening of the eye-catching Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The hotel will provide an exciting new lodging option for international travelers combining a Hamburg visit with AmsterdamBerlin or Copenhagen, as well as for cruise passengers before and after their sailings.

Located on the shore of Lake Alster in the heart of the city, The Fontenay epitomizes modern luxury. Guests will enjoy views of both tranquil water and lush greenery at the urban resort nestled in a park setting. The sculptural architecture mirrors the fluid lines of the water and parkland, uniting art and nature. The interior features two impressive open spaces: a landscaped patio and an 89-foot-high atrium with a light installation as its centerpiece.

Flooded with natural light, the 131 rooms and suites feature parquet wood flooring, walk-in closets, seating areas, king beds and private balconies, primarily with lake views. The prominent green and blue hues of the color scheme extend the natural ambiance to the indoors. The hotel’s gourmet restaurant, helmed by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Speinle, graces the top floor along with a bar blending mixology and awe-inspiring city vistas. The Fontenay also features an all-day restaurant showcasing regional flavors in a space adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows. As well, the property will offer a 10,000-square-foot rooftop spa with therapeutic and medical treatments as well as cycling and running programs. The spa features a 66-foot indoor/outdoor pool and spectacular panoramic views of the entire city.

Hamburg is waiting to be discovered and rediscovered and The Fontenay is the perfect reason to do so,” said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso’s senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. “This design-forward hotel is a marvel of modern architecture – a stunning gem on the beautiful shores of Lake Alster in the heart of the city offering so much history and culture to its visitors. Virtuoso clients, which are some of the most sophisticated travelers in the world, will appreciate The Fontenay’s distinctive look and peaceful natural setting, as this urban retreat provides them with the best of both worlds.”

The Fontenay Hamburg is the latest luxury property to be announced as a participant in the prestigious Virtuoso Preview program. Preview provides clients of Virtuoso travel advisors with exclusive advantages, while participating hotels benefit from comprehensive support before their opening, including networking opportunities, advisor training, and sales and marketing programs. Preview is part of Virtuoso’s celebrated Hotels & Resorts Program, celebrating 25 years in 2017, which includes more than 1,200 world-class properties in 100 countries. 

To reserve your stay at The Fontenay Hamburg with a Virtuoso travel advisor, visit

About Virtuoso
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 770 travel agency partners with more than 15,200 elite travel advisors in 44 countries throughout North AmericaLatin America, the CaribbeanEuropeAsia-PacificAfrica and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $21.2 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit

About The Fontenay Hamburg
The Fontenay is a reflection of modern Hamburg – a homage to the Hanseatic City. Situated right on the banks of Lake Alster, this ‘Modern classic’ combines urban nature with a cosmopolitan way of life. The intriguing, sculptural architecture accommodates 131 luxurious rooms and suites. The hotel will have an inner courtyard planted with trees and surrounded by glass, as well as an impressive 88-foot-high atrium at the heart of the building. In the ground-floor garden restaurant, guests will discover a diverse menu with a Nordic influence. A relaxed atmosphere can be found at the Fontenay Bar, which will feature a spectacular 320° view across the lake. Sitting above all this, on the seventh floor, is the gourmet restaurant. Four function rooms offering 515 to 2,370 square feet and plenty of natural light are available for conferences and events. High above the roofs of Hamburg, guests can experience an exclusive 10,000-square-foot spa, including an indoor/outdoor pool. The Fontenay is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.