Ok, why going into a hotel if you already found accomodation in Hamburg? For me, the Mövenpick Resort Hotel is a great place to be for relaxation and enjoying myself with a good book. I’m not talking about to have a lunch, dinner, spa or whatever there but more about the luxury being able to enjoy time at a spiritual-like place. Restaurant & bar are a minor matter.
The former water tower once supplied the city with water and has been converted to a hotel few years ago. The investor decided to create a place of memory in order to conserve the old structure as much as possible and complete it with modern elements of design. Old meets new and this makes the place quite magical and unique.
On my first visit, I wasn’t really sure about liking this place because the project has been controversially discussed in public. So I needed to check it out and now I can tell you it’s awesome. You feel like entering a sanctuary accompanied by a soundscape installation referring to the former use of the structure and giving tribute to the building in its former function as urban artifact today.
I love being there to enjoy the illumination, sometimes immerse myself into a good book apart from the hasty way of life and to listen to the soundscape of water. It is for sure an oasis of silence and a cathedral of old memories.