Main image: The Penthouse. Left: The beautifully restored ‘Malersaal’. Middle: The hotel’s exterior. Right: The pool in the wellness and spa area. Bottom left: Hotel manager Peter Pusnik.
New management and old glory: An irresistible mix for the Dorint in Baden-Baden With the cultural diversity of Baden-Baden, its rich history and modern amenities including the 800-square-metre wellness area, the Dorint Maison Messmer offers the perfect blend of history, culture and revitalisation. It is no wonder that the new hotel manager Peter Pusnik is not the only one who gladly came back.
dating back to 1834 is indeed spectacular: whether you prefer sumptuous elegance or stylish comfort, the Imperial Suite or the Modern Penthouse, one of the hotel’s 152 rooms will certainly suit your taste.
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Pusnik, who is a trained chef with international work experience in the luxury hotel segment, first got to know BadenBaden during a work placement as a student. “There is so much to explore here,” he rejoices. “As a Roman spa town there are great wellness facilities as well as the antique remains of the Roman baths themselves.” Culturally interested visitors will not be short of things to do either.“There are various world-class art institutions such
as Germany’s largest concert and opera house – the Festival Hall Baden-Baden. Moreover, France and the beautiful Alsace are only a few minutes away by car.” A glorious future “Together with my team I set myself the target to establish the hotel and its unparalleled history as the best known social hub in Baden-Baden,” reveals Pusnik about his plans for the future. “As an exclusive and luxurious five-star hotel, where even the German Emperor and his family once held court, I believe the Dorint Maison Messmer is perfectly suited to fulfil this role.” The setting of the historic hotel
Looking for the ideal venue to host exclusive events with a special fair? The team in Baden-Baden has got you covered.“The heart of our six versatile conference rooms for up to 130 people is the beautifully restored ‘Malersaal’, a Belle Époque masterpiece with more than seven-metre high ceilings,” says Pusnik. In terms of British guests, the Dorint Maison Messmer is just as popular today as it was in the 19th century, when Queen Victoria used to come to visit under the pseudonym ‘Duchess of Kent’. She used her stay to branch out even further than the city itself and frequently visited the nearby Black Forest. www.hotel-baden-baden.dorint.com/en Issue 37 | April 2016 | 39
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