Discover Germany, Issue 79, October 2019

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TORTUE HAMBURG: Not merely a hotel The TORTUE HAMBURG is the world ‘en miniature’ – refuge, home, coffee house, living room, hiding place, theatre, catwalk and opera, all at the same time. It’s a unique place of hospitality, diversity and French ‘savoir-vivre’, right in the middle of Hamburg. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF  I  PHOTOS: TORTUE HAMBURG

The privately managed design hotel in Hamburg’s historic city centre can be found between Jungfernstieg, Große Bleichen, Stadthausbrücke and Neuer Wall, in the historic Stadthöfe building. Here, guests can find everything under one roof so that they don’t ever need to leave the hotel, should they choose. If guests want to leave, however, shopping opportunities, local and long-distance transport links, as well as numerous sights like the Elbphilharmonie or the Speicherstadt, are all within walking distance. Individual design Behind the building’s elegant brick façade from 1888, one can find 126 rooms in seven different categories, with free WiFi and a mini bar included, as well as a network of cosy courtyards and rooms with high ceilings, which were designed by architectural 44  |  Issue 79  |  October 2019

offices David Chipperfield Architects and Stephen Williams Associates. The interior design, from internationally renowned designers like Joyce Wang, Kate Hume and Stephen Williams, combines different design eras, styles and moods. The French art of ‘savoir-vivre’ – of decelerated living – can be found in many details: in the soft textiles, the extra-long Divan beds from the luxury manufacturer Hypnos, the mosaic floors, the special light concepts in every room, or the velvet seats throughout the hotel. Gastronomic universe Alongside its hotel business, the Member of Design Hotels impresses with its gastronomic diversity. Two restaurants and three bars invite for relaxation and indulgence and offer an excellent quality and

quantity. The two restaurant concepts ‘JIN GUI’ and ‘brasserie’ celebrate Asian and French-German cuisine at the highest level. The three individually designed bars, ‘bar noir’ with dance floor, the private ‘bar privé’, and the smoker’s bar and luxury lounge ‘bar bleu’, round off the hotel’s gastronomic offering. TORTUE is an homage to life and the senses – a hotel in a unique location which combines relaxed lifestyle, design aesthetics, excellent service and the highest quality.

Special arrangements: – Concert tickets for sold-out artists in the   Elbphilharmonie or for international stars   in the Barclaycard Arena – Tickets for partly sold-out sports events

TORTUE HAMBURG Stadthausbrücke 10, 20355 Hamburg +49 40 33 44 14 00