The Fontenay


The luxury
lakeside hotel in
Germany’s largest waterfront city.

Temporary closure of the Fontenay Restaurants / Bar and the Fontenay Spa

Dear guests, 
a beautiful summer 2020 with considerate guests and committed employees lies behind us. 
Due to current developments and official orders, we now see ourselves forced to temporarily close parts of the hotel: 
Fontenay SPA:
The Hamburg Senate has ordered the temporary closure of the SPA, sauna and fitness areas for hotels. As a result, The Fontenay Spa will no longer be open to external guests and our hotel guests until further notice.
Lakeside and Parkview Restaurants / Fontenay Bar / Atrium Lounge:
The Federal Government has decided to close all catering establishments. This means the temporary closure of the Lakeside, Parkview, Fontenay Bar and Atrium Lounge restaurants. 
Hotel bookings:
The federal and state governments are also enforcing that the overnight accommodation offered by hotels may only be used for "necessary"/services and expressly not for tourist purposes. 
We are observing the development of the situation very closely and will of course do everything possible to offer you the usual service in a hotel. The responsibility towards everyone is our top priority.
I wish you health and all the best.

Yours sincerely,
Your host Thies Sponholz


Hamburg’s latest luxury hotel, THE FONTENAY has come along at just the right time. A reflection of modern Hamburg – a tribute to the Hanseatic city – the hotel is a ‘Modern Classic’. THE FONTENAY authentically combines urban culture and modernity, setting itself peacefully in amongst its natural surroundings - an ultimate urban escape.


Offering stunning views across the Alster Lake and from some angles even to the Elbphilharmonie, THE FONTENAY is an architectural gem in its own right. In the heart of a vibrant and inviting city, you will want to go out and explore Hamburg. Whether you just go for a stroll - or take in the art and culture – you will enjoy wonderful perspectives of the harbour city.

THE FONTENAY is an exclusive luxury hotel whose location at this magical place combines the tranquillity of nature with the beating pulse of the vibrant city. The 27m high atrium, the glazed and greened patio, the Parkview Restaurant as well as the Lakeside Restaurant and the rooftop bar with views over Hamburg, make the most of natural light. THE FONTENAY enjoys a close relationship to nature, with numerous spacious and individually designed terraces which help bring the outside, inside.