MICE Venue of the Month: Crowne Plaza Hamburg – City Alster

Over the course of 2019, the Crowne Plaza Hamburg – City Alster underwent a complete transformation, tailored to meet the demands of the modern business traveller. The hotel is now a flagship for the Crowne Plaza brand, leading the way for a new standard of business travel.

The hotel was subject to a complete renovation over the course of 2019, with all guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas being transformed with a new modern design. A newly equipped 24-hour fitness room is also available for those looking to blow off some steam after a meeting, or for those looking for something a little more relaxed, our sauna area and relaxation room offer the perfect place to unwind.

Amenities include:

  • Option to have a take-away breakfast before an early flight
  • Options for 24-hour room service
  • A convenient and easily-accessible location
  • Charging ports and work-space throughout the hotel
  • All-day gastronomy with a varied menu

Worklife rooms

All of the rooms are designed as “WorkLife Rooms”, the worldwide patented new concept of the Crowne Plaza brand. These rooms feature three distinct zones which allow guests to work, relax and re-charge.

Crowne Plaza Hamburg

Key elements of this design include an angled bed to open up more free space, a sofa nook for relaxation, a desk area to work, a welcome area to store belongings and a bathroom. The rooms also have enough plugs and USB ports to charge up to 14 devices. They are designed to provide a flexible space which allows for a smooth transition between work and rest.

The Plaza Workspace and signature bar

The Plaza Workspace is situated in the open-plan ground floor of the hotel and is home to the signature bar “The Plaza”, which also doubles up as multi-functional and practical co-working space.

Thanks to the central glass atrium, this space is flooded with light in the day and features a contemporary new design. All workspaces come with built-in plug sockets and USB ports as well as access to free high-speed Wi-Fi. The bar is open all day and serves a range of dishes from healthy light lunches, to sushi and steak.

They also have a selection of healthy snacks and sweet treats available to take away, as well as take-away coffee cups and a large tea selection. The bar also provides a relaxing ambience to unwind over a glass of wine or a cocktail in the evening, allowing the working day to flow seamlessly into the evening.

Meeting space

The Crowne Plaza Hamburg offers 9 fully renovated meeting rooms, the largest of which can cater for up to 200 people. Two of these rooms – The Studio and The Forum – have been designed with contemporary, relaxed business practises in mind and can be used during the day as co-working spaces or booked for private events in the evening.

Crowne Plaza Hamburg

The Studio offers all you would need for a small meeting or event within its four walls, with a classic work-table set-up, as well as sofa and armchair seating, two screens and a stocked fridge. The Forum also has a feature dual-function billiards table and a unique Spanish-steps style seating layout.

Crowne Plaza Hamburg

All meeting rooms come with high-speed Wi-Fi, projectors and ClickShare compatibility, and the rooms on the ground floor feature a whiteboard wall.

Location

The hotel is located in the popular area of St Georg/Hohenfelde, at the top of the Lange Reihe, a busy street with shops, restaurants and bars. Alster lake with it’s 7.5km jogging path and scenic parks and cafes, is a short walk away.

In summer, the lake is a hot-spot for sailing, rowing and paddle boarding with many boat rental companies dotted around. Boat trips also run all-year-round further down the lake. The location is peaceful and scenic, however still only a short trip to the centre.

The hotel also benefits from convenient public transport links, being a short three-stop bus ride from the central station, or a 20-minute journey from the airport by taxi. Hamburg train station is one of the busiest in Europe and offers many high-speed rail links.

 

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Written by Olivia Cal

Olivia started her writing career as a music, film and theatre critic before moving into B2B. She has had 2+ years of experience writing for martech companies, covering digital marketing, retail and hospitality. When she isn't writing, she can be found with a good book or PC gaming.