A spectacular skyline, international flair and shopping in high class boutiques – no, we’re not talking about New York. Frankfurt am Main, also called Mainhattan, offers all of this and more for an unforgettable luxurious break with a multitude of unique facets: where once poets and thinkers wandered the streets, today the Goethestraße is line with the boutiques of luxury brands. Culturally the banking metropolis can offer, among other things, one of Europe’s best opera houses.
For an exclusive stay, the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof is the first address in the city: the only privately owned luxury hotel in Frankfurt is owned by the family foundation of the Counts and Princes of Hesse. Ideally located in the Financial District across from the Frankfurt trade fair, just a short walk from the city centre, the five-star-superior hotel offers its guests excellent quality, fantastic service and great hospitality. It combines modern luxury with the traditional charm of a grand hotel: Stucco, crystal chandeliers, marble and selected works of art of the Hessian House Foundation. The rooms are equipped with maximum comfort and numerous inclusive services, such as the use of beauty and fitness area FINEST – exclusive training and spa overlooking the skyline. Designed by the London-based interior designer Nina Campbell, the 180m2 Presidential Suite in the penthouse will impress even the most discerning guests and in 2014 the hotel was warded the “World’s-” and “Europe’s Best City Boutique Hotel” award.
But Frankfurt am Main is also a worthwhile destination for gourmands and fine dining lovers. The unique and historic atmosphere of restaurant Sèvres at the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof invites its guests to enjoy foie gras terrine in pineapple jelly with red pepper and brioche as a starter. Another dish to savour is shrimp with orecchiette and green asparagus in crustacean foam or an excellent main course of fillet and braised cheeks of Duroc pork with Coppa di Parma, ratatouille and rocket gnocchi. For dessert, try the filled walnut Madelaine with cashew ice cream and caramelised pears. Chef Marco Wenninger and his team serve a variety of national and international dishes at the highest level. Exquisite tableware and impeccable service make a visit to restaurant Sèvres a true fine dining experience. You can even watch the chef fillet and carve some of the dishes personally at the table. Wine connoisseurs will find the finest wines on the menus, such as from the private vineyard, Prince of Hesse, and from around the world.
Frankfurt’s vibrant night life also has a lot in store for luxury travellers: Dimmed light, inviting leather chairs, dark panelled walls, live piano music and cigar smoke – this has been the unique classic club atmosphere of “Jimmy’s” at Grandhotel Hessischer Hof for over 60 years and made it a legend among bars in the metropolis. Serving creative cocktails, mature whiskeys or sparkling champagne, at Jimmy’s Bar guests can choose from an extensive bar menu and enjoy fresh, hot food until the early morning hours. Every night from 10pm a pianist will offer live music for an exclusive ambience. In 2013, Jimmy’s was awarded the Glenfiddich Award for “Bar of the Year”. Today, famous personalities from politics, business, film and sport find their way into the bar. After concerts you might even see AC/DC or the Stones make an appearance, or hear James Blunt seated at the piano himself. It’s all possible at may the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof.
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