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By Zahra Al-Kateb | January 4 2007
Whether a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare – choose from our stunning selection
For old European grandeur in a prominent location, you can do no better than the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof.
For more than 130 years, this hotel has held one of the best addresses in the city, located just moments from the financial district and top shopping destinations. The grand dining room of Restaurant Français, with its open fire, oak parquet flooring and summer terrace, is not only an enchanting setting, but it is also one of the best dining rooms in the city, acknowledged with one star in the Michelin Guide.
Why we love it: This presidential suite is designed specifically to host its namesake; there are bullet proof windows, video surveillance of all access corridors and a staff room with separate access. But security practicalities aside, the Presidential Suite is also a beautifully furnished space fit for extreme comfort with two spacious bedrooms, both with luxury en-suite bathrooms.
+49 692 1502
Am Kaiserplatz, 60311
Like all truly special city hotels, Rocco Forte’s Villa Kennedy does not really feel like it is in a city at all.
Situated in extensive gardens just off the south bank of the River Main, the hundred-year-old Villa Speyer has been adapted perfectly into a luxury hotel. The neo-gothic façade of Villa Kennedy, dating back to 1904, is a landmark of the area having previously attracted Liza Minnelli, Bruce Willis and Robbie Williams. At its center is a beautiful courtyard with mature trees, a delightful spot for alfresco dining. In fact, the hotel’s Gusto restaurant is a revered establishment in its own right. Villa Kennedy’s spa, also making use of the vast space available, includes a private garden in addition to a 50-foot pool, gym, saunas, steam baths and eight treatment rooms.
Why we love it: Spread over the entire top floor of Villa Kennedy, this suite occupies a staggering 3,500 square foot of the hotel. Fitted for comfort and entertaining, the suite includes a turret dining room, a grand sitting room and a vast bedroom, which has a marble and mosaic en-suite bathroom with a luxurious rainforest shower. Interconnecting rooms can be utilized to turn the one-bedroom suite into a three-bedroom suite. The service is equally decadent: a butler and limousine are on call both day and night.
Georg Plesser, General Manager
+49 6971 712 1300
Kennedyallee 70, 60596
To escape the bustle of Frankfurt’s city center, you need only travel a short way towards the Taunus Mountains, where boutique hotel Villa Rothschild Kempinski will take away the stresses of life.
Built between 1888 and 1894 as a summer residence for the Rothschild family the house has since hosted many European monarchs. With 22 rooms and suites and surrounded by ten hectares of gardens and unbeatable facilities that include a two Michelin-starred restaurant and neighboring spa, Villa Rothschild is the perfect retreat.
Why we love it: Named after its first resident, Baroness Rothschild, this unique suite has lost none of the grandeur and stately elegance that would have once adorned it. High ceilings, a historic fireplace, period furniture and a majestic view over Rothschild Park make a night in this suite feel like time spent in another era.
Henning Reichel, General Manager
+49 617 429 080
Im Rothschildpark 1, Königstein im Taunus, 61462
Minimalism does not always imply luxury, but at Roomers luxury is in every detail and every detail is a marvel of design.
Black natural stone is used throughout and juxtaposed with gold and clever lighting to create a unique environment that is both inviting and curious. Though only a very small boutique hotel, there is also a bar and restaurant, a spa offering facilities that you won’t find anywhere else in Frankfurt and a patio that offers a welcoming oasis amid the busy city.
Why we love it: The “Suite” radiates the contemporary edge that is integral to Roomers and the mauve colors and clever lighting make it feel bigger than it actually is. The well-designed space contains a living room and bedroom as well as a bathroom with a free-standing tub and, if not large enough for your needs, the suite can be combined with another 215 square foot bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The room’s contemporary design is evident in more than just the furnishings – there is also a flat screen television, a Nintendo Wii and a Blu-ray player.
Right in the heart of the city and within walking distance of the historic center as well as the financial district, the Westin Grand offers much more than a standard city center business hotel.
A health club spa with pool and fitness center offers a welcome refuge from boardrooms, and guests can dine in a variety of restaurants, which include Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Each of the 371 rooms and suites have specially designed Heavenly beds and showers as well as a marble bathrooms, so guests can be sure of a comfortable and luxurious stay.
Why we love it: One of the most decadent in the city, this suite is instantly impressive due to the double height sitting room, white grand piano and sleek modern furnishings. There are two bedrooms, both with marble bathrooms, and a full-size conference table seating six. The suite’s most luxurious feature has to be the private Jacuzzi, which can transform the space into a private spa area.
Heiko Buchta, General Manager
+49 692 9810
Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 7, 60313