Grandhotel Hessischer Hof
Owned by the family foundation of the Landgraves and Princes of Hesse, the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof is one of the city’s most opulent five stars. Its location next to the Messe Frankfurt is attractive to business travelers, though the luxurious rooms, stately gourmet restaurant and award-winning bar are ideal for leisure guests, too. Located in Frankfurt‘s elite Westend district, Grandhotel Hessischer Hof is an undoubtedly elegant hotel with a long-standing tradition of excellence and hospitality since 1952. Traditional style and grace, world-class hospitality and exceptional quality are just some of the reasons why business types, families and leisure guests return time and again to Grandhotel Hessischer Hof.
After some years of careful modernization, the hotel offers guests outstanding experiences. The hotel’s interiors are as stately as they come, dotted with museum-quality oil paintings, photographs and porcelain, much of which comes from various Hessian castles, as well as antique furnishings and wallpaper by famous suppliers such as Zuber and Dufour. Above others, a presidential area on the 8th floor, occupies a whole new wing with bolder colour schemes of blues, whites and oranges.
As indicated above, this hotel is owned by the family foundation of the Landgraves and Princes of Hessen, a sense of timeless elegance is injected into every aspect of the proceedings here, in the midst of the hectic and restless city Frankfurt. Between the city’s exhibition grounds and banking district, this five-star player is all at once a conference centre, fine-dining restaurant and medical Spa retreat. And it also happens to be perfectly placed for the stores of Skyline Plaza, museums, botanical gardens and green parks of the surrounding green belt.
The varied hotel rooms and suites’ style is tasteful and elegant, some in Art Déco and others decorated with classic art from the collections of Hesse. The 121 rooms and suites balance a traditional old-fashioned aesthetic, more paintings and drawing mixed with antiques and fine woods, with modern touches such as televisions, bathrooms of Carrara marble and rain showers by Devon & Devon. All the guestrooms and suites at Grandhotel Hessischer Hof are both stylish and packed with modern amenities for discerning travelers. Each room includes direct-dial phones, sitting areas, individually controlled heating and air-conditioning, slippers, bathrobes and elegant marble baths, some with rain showers and soaking tubs. The hotel also offers complimentary high-speed Wi.Fi., minibars, fresh fruit and mineral water, movie channels, shoeshine services, coffee to go and regional and international newspapers. Accommodations available at Grandhotel Hessischer Hof include Classic Rooms, Comfort Rooms, Superior Rooms Executive Room, Junior Suites, Family Suite and Presidential Suite. This latter is located on the the 8th floor and includes both, a board room and exclusive roof terrace.
For gourmets who enjoy Haute Cuisine, the hotel restaurant Sèvres is the recommended top restaurant in Frankfurt. And Jimmy’s Bar with its leather armchairs, wooden paneled walls and live piano music is legendary and has earned uncountable awards. Its fame goes way beyond Frankfurt’s borders, and everyone who enjoys a traditional bar, will be delighted here. At Sèvres, each guest can enjoy a superb French cuisine, while wine lovers may choose from a fine selection of vintages coming from fine vineyards worldwide including the hotel’s own vineyard, Prinz von Hessen. The Winter Garden is the perfect place where to sit in a cozy armchair and enjoy homemade cake and piping-hot coffee. This spot is a popular afternoon destination in Frankfurt. Last but not least, the lobby bar is ideal to take a break and enjoy a complimentary drink upon arrival.
Why don’t spend time at FINEST Medical | Fitness | Health? Schedule time with professional trainers or book a soothing massage with our colleagues from SOKAI Medical Lounge. The vast seventh-floor health and fitness area includes a sauna, steam bath and two treatment rooms. The modern fitness area has high-tech Proxomed machines and fantastic views over the city skyline thanks to large, floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious outdoor terrace. The FINEST Medical | Fitness | Health Spa and fitness center was created in partnership with the renowned Sport Clinic Bad Nauheim and is now managed by SOKAI Medical Lounge.
There are 10 conference, banquet and function rooms at Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, which are so adaptable and atmospheric (panelled walls, antiques, original artwork) any formal or informal, business or social celebration can be hosted. Business lunches and special occasion dinners are best taken in Restaurant Sèvres where a private collection of priceless porcelain lines the walls and some of Frankfurt’s finest French cuisine is served. Moreover, this property is centrally located across the Frankfurt Fair Ground with a view to new Europa District, if so the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof is the favorite convention-bound for business travelers easy accessible from airport and also railway station.
Located in historic Frankfurt am Main, the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof hotel is near some of the city’s best museums, shopping, attractions and conference centers. Whether visiting the green gardens of the PalmenGarten, touring the city on the historic Ebbelwei-Express tram, or taking in the panoramic Frankfurt landscape from the Main Tower, Grandhotel Hessischer Hof is a convenient luxury hotel for visitors to the dynamic city. It is only a few minutes walk from the financial district, the shopping meccas on Zeil and Goethestraß as well as the historic old city including the cathedral, “Römer” (Frankfurt’s city hall) and the Main river embankment and cultural highlights, such as the “Alte Oper” concert hall so in few words, this is a great choice for business travel and relaxed city trips alike.
Jimmy’s Bar – The Legend
Dimmed mood lighting, inviting leather armchairs, dark wood paneling, live piano music and cigar smoke: Its unique classic club atmosphere ensures that our “Jimmy’s” has been a bar legend in Frankfurt and Germany for over 65 years. Opened in 1951, over the past years our Jimmy’s Bar has become what is now considered the best bar in Frankfurt and its surroundings. The typical American Bar could tell hundreds of stories. The clientele ranges from young people sipping their cocktails to the older guests smoking their cigars comfortably and enjoying one of the bars nice whiskeys or our famous cocktail “Prince of Wales”. Served in a silver cup, our guest can enjoy this beverage consisting of Brandy, Triple Sec, Angostura and Champagne directly at our bar counter or while relaxing in one of the heavy leather chairs. The unique atmosphere is underlined by another highlight of the bar – our pianist – playing well-known classics night after night. Jimmy´s bar is one of the few places left where guest can enjoy world class beverages, delicious and freshly prepared warm dishes accompanied with a great cigar and live piano music in old world and traditional atmosphere until the early hours.
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Frankurt deserves to be your next European destination
For many travelers, Frankfurt am Main is the initial stop on a European tour, but not a destination in and of itself. The tendency is to swoop in and grab the connecting flight to Venice or buy train tickets for Paris, but don’t give in to impatience! Every city in Europe has charm and history, Frankfurt is no exception. The best way to get around Frankfurt is with the subway system, probably one of the easiest systems to understand in all of Europe. From the airport, there is a direct link to the main train station, Hauptbahnhof and also the central shopping area of Hauptwache.
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The main shopping leads west to one of Europe’s grandest opera houses, die Alte Oper, one of the few buildings spared by Allied bombings during WWII. The plaza in front of the opera house is a fine place to sip a good coffee or dip into smooth Italian ice cream. No one should visit Frankfurt without visiting the cathedral, or Dom, by the river, just south of Hauptwache. The cathedral towers above the old city center, Romerberg, a cobblestone plaza ringed by smiling, colorful houses in the classic patchwork designs that hint at roaring fireplaces, overflowing steins and massive roasts. This is actually Frankfurt’s City Hall and has been for more than 600 years. Business is now done elsewhere, but you can find food and drink here on the weekends, in the summer and especially during Christmas, when the markets stretch from Romerberg to St. Paul’s Church around the corner.
Special City Guide: Frankurt Am Main
Sometimes called “Mainhattan” because of its skyscraper-studded skyline, Frankfurt is Germany’s fifth-largest city. Many travelers get their first introduction to Germany in this city because the Frankfurt airport serves as the country’s main international hub. And that’s a shame, because although there are cultural and financial riches here, the city itself is not particularly memorable. As with just about every city in Germany, you have to figure World War II into the equation of modern-day Frankfurt-am-Main. After major destruction in World War II, Frankfurt was rebuilt in a way that salvaged a small portion of its once-extensive Altstadt (Old Town), but otherwise turned, in architectural terms, to the future instead of the past. Visitors looking for a romantic or atmospheric piece of Old Germany will not find it in this fast-paced and cosmopolitan metropolis. Instead, Frankfurt is a city representative of modern, business-oriented Germany. It has been a major banking city since the Rothschilds opened their first bank here more than 200 years ago and has long been the financial center not only of Germany but also of the entire European Union, home of the Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, and the Central Bank of the EU.
More banks maintain headquarters here than anywhere else in German city, a fact that helps account for all those designer skyscrapers (including the Commerzbank Tower, the tallest building in western Europe) with their somewhat bland and anonymous corporate facades. The huge € sign that stands on Willy-Brandt-Platz in front of the opera house can be regarded as the city’s logo. Visitors will find several excellent museums in Frankfurt, but if your time in Germany is limited, you may want to hop on a fast train right below the airport and head to Cologne instread.