On Nov. 4, Westin Hotels & Resorts will debut in Hamburg, Germany with the opening of The Westin Hamburg as part of a landmark development that includes the highly anticipated Elbe Philharmonic Hall as well as luxury residences and numerous dining, cultural and nightlife options. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the 244-guestroom property set in the heart of upscale HafenCity quarter will feature a restaurant, a cafe, destination bar, lounge and a spa including a WestinWorkOut fitness center and indoor pool. The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg itself won’t open until early January 2017, but here’s a sneak peek of what to expect:
- In the Grand Hall, the audience will have the rare opportunity sit in close proximity to the musicians as the seats are set up like a vineyard with rows of chairs rising up in terraces around the stage in the center.
- Architects Herzog & de Meuron worked with Japanese acoustics specialist Yasuhisa Toyota to develop a special wall and ceiling surface that would reflect sound into every corner of the hall. In addition, the pair created a central reflector in the ceiling to ensure an optimal listening experience in every one of the hall’s 2,100 seats.
- Elbphilharmonie Hamburg will feature a wide range of music from jazz and electronic to pop and experimental music played not only by the Hamburg orchestras and ensembles, but also international groups and artists.
Rates start at $242 per night. For more information, visit westinhamburg.com/en.