Hotel Atlantic The story of my life

The story of my life

Venturing out into the world

The Atlantic – it is more than a place, an event or a product. Located at the gateway to the world it marks the point where ventures begin. Ever since its construction in 1909, the hotel has been infused by a sense of curiosity and fascination as to what lies ahead and what the world has to offer. Here, we welcome guests and the entire world to the heart of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. Let us mark the starting point of your journey with you. A journey that only the world with its awe-inspiring diversity can offer.
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Hamburg

Hotel Atlantic is inextricably linked to Hamburg’s history, to its rise as a Hanseatic trading hub and to the entrepreneurial talent of its ship owners. One of the most important of these, Alfred Ballin, was responsible for opening the hotel in 1909 at a time when maritime tourism was flourishing. Ballin’s creation was the first highlight for first-class passengers: an exquisite place for them to stay prior to embarking on a journey with the famous HAPAG Hamburg America Line.

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A focal point since the beginning

Hotel Atlantic Hamburg has always been a society hotspot. It’s where Hamburg’s citizens come together and where Hamburg meets the world. Numerous festivities, occasions and events of local, national and international significance propelled the status of the grand hotel to heights that were comprehendible but hard to emulate. Maybe this is the fascination that the hotel holds – for us and for guests from around the world. A clear explanation is hard to come by, or perhaps shouldn’t be sought at all. But radiating from its walls is the energy of lasting moments that enchants with its fullness and embraces every one of us.

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A place of discovery…

“Delusion is short, remorse is long,” wrote Friedrich Schiller. And there’s more to life than another gin and tonic. Nothing against this famous drink but it’s well worthwhile delving into the aromas of the world, discovering something new or valuing something familiar. We are all for everyday things – but only when they have something special. That’s what we stand for and it’s with this approach that we welcome all guests to the Atlantic Bar!

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Be at home in the world

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Hamburg, the city of ship owners

Hamburg is renowned for being the city of ship owners. With their curiosity, their desire for the unknown and their trading nous, they have played a key role in making Hamburg what it is today. Their passion had a positive influence on non-commercial activities too. Everyday dealings with strangers and the benefits of a global society has led to an open mindset that welcomes cosmopolitan perspectives and reacts positively to anything new.

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Live an active, healthy life

The freshness of the North and a breeze that is nothing less than a loving embrace. Hamburg has become one of Germany’s finest cities thanks to its history, location and experiences. It’s an attraction for us as well as for the people who pay us a visit. Experiencing Hamburg means braving the weather and enjoying pure nature at the heart of a large city that has maintained its idiosyncrasies and charismatic traits in a reserved yet consequential way.

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Traveling as a way of life

Traveling is a way of life and a mindset. It’s the wish to discover new things, to pursue something exciting and pay even more respect to something well established. Those who travel and manage their encounters with openness and appreciation will also have a better understanding of the world. Traveling is also a prized possession whose value cannot be expressed in numbers. It’s an asset that appears immaterial and only sharing the experience enhances its effect.

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At home in the world

It requires trust to muster the courage to embrace something different. In Hamburg there is no stark contrast between the place you call home and the outside world. They flow harmoniously into each other and fuse into an incredible experience – a unified whole that promotes continuous change. Hamburg is a place for people who welcome both the known and the unknown, and strive to better understand and value these.

MARCEL PROUST

« The real voyage of discovery is embarked upon when observing the world through different eyes. »

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Character and profile

Our city owes a great deal to the people who designed it and of course to those who visited it during their lives. Our grand hotel would not be the same had it been located elsewhere. Hamburg has made its mark on us – with all its charm and hospitable culture, with its love for its community and others, with its modest nature and love of life. That’s why those who visit us will not only experience the world but also Hamburg with all its facets. Despite our reserved nature, this is something we are truly proud of.

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World famous and world savvy

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A protected monument

Hotel Atlantic Hamburg is a historic landmark. Inside and out. Since 2010, the 1909-erected building on the banks of Hamburg’s Lake Alster has been listed as a “protected monument”. “Due to historic reasons of a local, architectural and social nature, it is in the public interest to ensure the preservation of this hotel,” read a statement by the Hamburg Senate for Cultural & Media Affairs when awarding this status. (Source: hamburg.de).

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Blue: The color of Hamburg’s gold

In Hamburg’s heart

The Hotel Atlantic Hamburg is situated overlooking Hamburg’s Lake Alster and in walking distance of Hamburg’s city center and main railway station. Its prominent position offers guests a central starting point for exploring the Hanseatic city and is easy to reach. Numerous sights can be admired within minutes of the Atlantic and the striking globe on the listed building’s roof remains firmly in focus while undertaking many activities. Welcome to Hamburg and the world!

JOHN STEINBECK

« A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. »

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Nautical exhibition

The nautical exhibition in Hotel Atlantic Hamburg is a permanent one and is on show along the spacious corridors leading to the guests’ rooms and suites. Nautical exhibits reflecting their ties to the Hanseatic city and the hotel underline the maritime legacy and invite you to delve further into our seafaring past. It’s a travel stop that you really shouldn’t miss.

Hamburg’s Hanseatic heritage

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Hamburg America Line

Built for the first-class passengers of the HAPAG Company when traveling with the Hamburg America Line, great importance was attached to the hotel’s seafaring role. British teas served in the lobby, a winter garden with palm-tree flair, and even its own in-house travel agency for clients of the Hamburg America Line stamped the maritime character on the luxury hotel from its earliest days onwards.

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Hamburg in the 1920s

The wild Twenties left their mark. In the times when jazz music ‘saturated’ the air and Josephine Baker danced the Charleston, the effects of the era characterized Hamburg significantly. And still do to this day. That’s because Hamburg is the undisputed musical and entertainment capital of Germany. The world’s elixir of life was and still is accessible to all in Hamburg.

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World maps for the world’s explorers

Whether on the roof of the hotel, in the restaurants or in the lobby, globes are the ever-present hallmarks of our hotel. Nautical artefacts and exhibits also showcase the passion of travel – as it was then and as it is now – as well as maps that open our eyes to beyond the horizon. All these symbolize one place: the world – a place of inspiration and a place that Hotel Atlantic Hamburg strives to emulate for its guests.

Hamburg’s handicrafts – traditional and timeless

We value craftsmanship and are fascinated by the people and manufacturers who have with passion and precision dedicated themselves to the city’s crafts. Those wishing to find out more and understand the real Hamburg should not leave without gaining an impression of the impressive local trades. That’s why our Concierge Team are in contact with a number of craft workshops that offer a behind-the-scenes look of their production methods and philosophy.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

« One doesn’t travel to arrive, but to travel. »

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Hotel Atlantic Sailing Regatta

Once a year, Hotel Atlantic Hamburg organizes a sailing regatta on the Alster with its guests. In cooperation with professional partners it’s always a very special highlight. We would also be delighted to organize such a regatta for you and your company and customers in connection with a stay at Hotel Atlantic Hamburg. Speak to us about it at any time…

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Atlantic Concierge Service

Whatever the need, our Concierge Team has the best tips, the last remaining tickets and the most creative ideas to hand – the perfect support for your stay in Hotel Atlantic and the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. This service can act as your compass to the city, ensuring no-stop excitement during your visit to the gateway to the world.

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Culinary journey

Would you like to be taken to distant lands or be thrilled by homely delights? That’s the culinary choice you have during a visit to the Atlantic. Cast an eye now over our gastronomic offers and let your inspiration guide you. It’s the logical and harmonious continuation of our concept of venturing out from the gateway to the world. Those who fail to sample it will never know how it could have been.

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Atlantic Lobster Bisque

The world cannot be assigned with one single signature dish. And rightly so. Its offerings are far too diverse and magnificent for this. But if we were to attempt to combine the past, the present, the world, the city of Hamburg and the hotel in one culinary composition, for enjoying in the hotel and for taking away afterwards as a travel gift – it would be the Atlantic Lobster Bisque. A dish we have in fact already created and one that gives us great pleasure when the travelers’ delight goes beyond the taste itself.

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Those wishing to discover the world…

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Sleep

Everyone does it, everyone needs it – but in our opinion it is rarely focused upon. With our Sleeping Package, we have put together some excellent tools that besides the Atlantic bed should contribute to you having a really good night’s sleep, allowing you to wake refreshed and ready to start the day.

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Nutrition

You are what you eat. That’s what they say! That’s why our cuisine focuses explicitly on the positive effects of nutrients and we incorporate this knowledge perfectly into our creations. Try our cuisine for yourself, for instance by visiting our Atlantic Grill & Health Restaurant.

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Exercise

Even when you’re traveling, we want to encourage you to do your body some good by making a conscious effort to exercise. From running around Lake Alster to individualized offers with a personal coach. We’ve given this some considerable thought and are able to offer a range of opportunities for an active Hamburg experience.