The Fontenay


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

In 1816, Hamburg-based shipbroker John Fontenay acquired a unique plot of land on the beautiful shores of the Alster lake in the heart of the city. Today, it is the site of THE FONTENAY Hotel. Lakeside Luxury at its most beautiful.

THE FONTENAY is a reflection of modern Hamburg: open-minded, cosmopolitan and exceptionally welcoming. An homage to the Hanseatic city, the luxury hotel is tailor-made for the many national and international visitors who come to discover and rediscover Hamburg.

As an ultimate urban escape it epitomizes fascinating, sculpture-like architecture evolving from three fusing circles. Flooded with light, the organic shape mirrors the fluid lines of the lake and surrounding parkland creating the perfect balance between nature and urbanity.

Timeless elegance, lavish colors and bespoke materials complement each other subtly in the 130 rooms and suites. The floor-to-ceiling windows amplify the sense of space, while private balconies blur the boundaries between inside and outside for a unique living experience.

Experience THE FONTENAY way of life and share Hamburg's love affair with water.

Yours sincerely,
Your host Thies Sponholz

P.S.: You can be absolutely certain that the protection of your health and that of our employees is our top priority. Please find enclosed a list of our current measures.


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.