From Realtà Mapei International n° 73 - 02/04/2019
Design, a love of nature and refinement: on the shores of Lake Alster stands the Fontenay Hotel, a hotel considered to be one of the best in the world where guests are completely immersed in luxurious surroundings. Designed by the architects Jan Störmer and Matteo Thun and the Aukett+Heese design studio, the hotel features flooring bearing the Mapei brand, with cementitious resin flooring made from ULTRATOP, a decorative system made up in this case of primer, quartz sand and ultra-rapid self-levelling mortar, and precious floors in French oak, imported directly from the Forest of Bourgogne, and installed using a Mapei solution consisting of primer and ULTRABOND ECO S955 1K silylated adhesive.
The Fontenay is a true city hotel. It opened in March 2018 and is located in the heart of Hamburg. The five-star hotel was designed by Hamburg architect Jan Störmer, whose firm Störmer Murphy and Partners, together with the Milan-based interior designer Matteo Thun, won an international competition for the hotel building in 2013.
The Fontenay reflects modern Hamburg and is a tribute to the Hanseatic city. The hotel offers 131 guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar, an exclusive spa area and four event rooms of different sizes.
The Hamburg entrepreneur Klaus-Michael Kühne has erected it with the aim of creating the best hotel in Germany. Luxury was planned and integrated down to the fine detail.
The best surfaces, top quality materials and perfect craftsmanship give the new Hamburg luxury hotel a magnificence that extends down to the flooring.
EXCEPTIONAL HOTEL, EXCEPTIONAL FLOORINGS
The innovative, sculptural design of the hotel, its organic architectural style comprising a multitude of sweeping curves required a great deal of interior customisation. A harmonious interior colour scheme uses light beige tones, green onyx walls, and warm white nuances as well as turquoise accents and royal blues mirroring the hotel’s natural surroundings. The elegant “terrazzo alla Veneziana” flooring in the public areas, and wooden flooring variants in the suites and restaurants were also specially designed and manufactured for the hotel.