Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg

Rooms 141   Architecture Architekten Lange & Partner   Interior Design Regine Schwethelm, Sibylle von Heyden
The Original Kai Hollmann

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141
Architecture
Architekten Lange & Partner
Interior
Design Regine Schwethelm, Sibylle von Heyden
The Original Kai Hollmann
—Experience the industrial architecture of a 19th-century power station in a lofty haven framed by raw materials and original brick walls.

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    Rooms 141 / Architecture Architekten Lange & Partner / Interior Design Regine Schwethelm, Sibylle von Heyden / The Original Kai Hollmann
    Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg

    Seasoned hotelier Kai Hollmann turned Hamburg's 19th-century municipal gasworks into Europe's first loft-style hotel, instantly transforming the red-brick industrial complex into a one-of-a-kind hotel. Natural light floods the atrium lobby through two enormous arched windows and a glass roof. A gigantic, green industrial machine and an old tower clock serve as reminders of the building's days as a power station. When visiting Mangold, the in-house restaurant, guests will enjoy a creative cuisine composed of the freshest ingredients from around the globe. The Moroccan-influenced Gastwerk spa offers a sauna, steam bath, massages, beauty treatments, yoga, and pilates. Neutral light and soothing textures soften the rough industrial structure, giving its once purely functional form new life. 

    Nearest Airport
    HAM - Hamburg Airport
    Food & Drink
    Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
    Spa & Recreation
    Massage, Sauna, Spa
    Conference & Meetings
    10 meeting rooms
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Breakfast, Business Center, Concierge, Covered Parking, Room Service

    Rooms & Suites

    In Hamburg’s converted 19th-century municipal gasworks, the Gastwerk Hotel’s guestrooms are tall in scale and cleverly combine industrial elements, such as exposed pipes and brick walls, with contemporary design. The interior designers Regine Schwethelm and Sybille von Heyden found that the building’s brick core actually provides a warm backdrop. They set about contrasting any rough edges with soothing textures, slick and simple MDF furniture, oversized armchairs, and touches of Asia—an imported style prevalent in this seafaring city. The “old” rooms in the gasworks building feature original brick walls and arched multi-pane windows that can be darkened with sliding panels of felt. The finest walnut wood trimmings, tall casement windows, and unmasked concrete walls, adorn the  “new” business lofts and penthouse suites, which are part of the wings added to the existing structure. Rotating, propeller-headed ceiling fans pay homage to the many mechanical devices once whirring away in the power station.

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    Architecture

    Klaus Peter Lange

    Given that Gastwerk’s redbrick shell and a monstrous green industrial machine from the building’s bygone days as a power station were both under a strict preservation order, a sensitive conversion to a hotel was required of Hamburg architect Klaus Peter Lange. Rising to the occasion, he integrated the green monstrosity into the design of the 600 square meter atrium lobby, in which a bridge leading to the guestrooms is suspended overhead. Natural light bathes the atrium and gold leaf adorns the front desk, above which an old tower clock has stopped telling time. Sheer curtains on either side point the way to the bar and restaurant or to the ten conference rooms, which cater not only to guests but to grateful local professionals who regularly migrate to this one-of-a-kind hotel.

    Interior Design

    Regine Schwethelm & Sibylle von Heyden

    Designers Regine Schwethelm and Sibylle von Heyden set about contrasting the building’s rough edges with soothing textures, slick and simple furniture, and touches of Asia. Finest walnut wood trimmings, tall casement windows, and unmasked concrete walls, garnish lofts and suites, while propeller-headed ceiling fans pay homage to the many mechanical devices once whirring away in the power-station. 

    Made by Originals

    Kai Hollmann

    With his Fortune Hotels in Hamburg, Kai Hollmann heads five internationally renowned lifestyle properties, including the Gastwerk Hotel, The George Hotel, and 25hours Hotel Number One. Trained as a chef and hotel manager, his career started at 24 when his position at “Hotel Hafen Hamburg” made him the youngest hotel director in Germany. In 2008, Hollmann was voted Hamburg Entrepreneur of the Year.