Hamburg got a little more Scandinavian, when the Scandic Hamburg Emporio opened its doors 1st Sept. 2012, directly in the heart of the city close to shopping and attractions. The modern hotel boasts an ideal location in central Hamburg: right on the Gänsemarkt and not far from the city’s congress centre. The design story water as well as the Scandinavian flair exude hospitality and friendliness and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. As part of its corporate philosophy, the new Scandic Hamburg Emporio takes ecological, economic and social factors into account. The 325 eco-rooms, public spaces as well as meeting and conference rooms all conform to a high ecological standard. The energy demand is covered exclusively by green electricity provided by Greenpeace Energy.
A minimum room size of 24sqm, 25 different room types with ceiling height of up to 6.80 meters, bright, sunny rooms providing highest comfort for business and leisure travelers. The “Story Hotel” embodies the topic of water in its entire design. The design and stylistic elements, created by the Swedish artist, Jesper Walderstein, allow guests to drive into a tranquil aquatic world through the use of colors and shapes.
At the restaurant, bar and lounge “H2O” you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in a modern and relaxed lounge lounge atmosphere. The in-house restaurant, offers regional and seasonal cuisine – with a Scandinavian twist. The ingredients prepared at the live-cooking station by the guests are predominantly Fairtrade certified and come from mainly local sources. Whether you want to start your evening experiencing the delights of the neighborhood or finish it in style following a concert in the neighboring Laeiszhalle, you can enjoy what is perhaps the most varied range of gin and tonics in the city here at the Bar H2O. In 2008, Scandic Hamburg Emporio also began filtering and bottling their own water – both carbonated and still. The tasty water is served in an attractive bottle, designed by Swedish Olympic swimming gold medalist, Therese Alshammar. The recycled bottles mean savings on both transportation and purchasing resources.
With hotels in 221 destinations in 7 countries, all Scandic Hotels have their own unique personalities and atmosphere. But there are some things you can count on when you choose to stay with us, for example the Breakfast. Every morning, Scandic Hamburg Emporio serves a breakfast buffet offering a range of organic, healthy alternatives. With ecological goodies it usually pleases all kinds of taste buds. Whether you like lactose-free or eggs from free-range hens. The buffet is the perfect way of our guests to start the daym energized and revitalized. To meet our guests’ needs, Scandic has created in-house mini-shops.
You can buy sandwiches, smoothies, newspapers and other snacks and treats, around the clock, because you never know when the craving sets in. There’s freshly brewed coffee and lighter meals around the clock in the shop to bring up to your room as well as life’s small necessities such as a toothbrush.
Sure next to the healthy breakfast and the comfy beds, fitness and well-being are no longer simply a trend but they are a conscious lifestyle choice. Scandic equipped all their hotels with modern gyms, where guests can keep in shape, even when they’re on the road. Have a run on the treadmill, get on the cross-trainer or have a nice workout on the yoga mat. If you prefer birdsong, you can join the running meet-up “Running with friends” on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm in the lobby. Another opportunity would be to rent a bike at the reception. The bikes at Scandic Hamburg Emporio are available free of charge for the first 4 hours in respect of availability. The city’s most famous shopping streets and sight worth seeings are all close by. If your Hamburg wish list includes seeing a musical, going for a run around the Alster or taking a relaxing break in the Planten un Blomen park, our hotel provides the perfect starting point. You can also follow in the footsteps of the Beatles, who began their career at the nearby Reeperbahn. Getting to other sights is easy with the underground, which stops right by the hotel. Afterwards, you can relax in one of our saunas.
In addition to all of this there is another important fact about Scandic Hamburg Emporio, everyone is welcome! Design for everyone with benefits for every individual. Scandic knows that every disability is different and the same applies to our hotels. It is important that the guests can count on the same accessibility standards for everyone. In consultation with organizations for people with special accessibility needs, our hotel guests, and team members, and Scandic’s Accessibility Ambassador Magnus Berglund we have drawn up a checklist of 135 points which we call Scandic’s accessibility standard. This standard encompasses everything we offer and is to be an integral consideration for all products and services at the hotel. Scandic is the first hotel chain in the world to offer an interactive online training in accessibility that focuses on advice, tips, tests, and instructional videos showing how to provide really good service for guests with disabilities. To ensure the same high level of service to all guests, with or without disabilities, is an important objective for us at Scandic.
At Scandic, the hotel staff is delighted to offer inclusive service to make life easier for all guests. Scandic followed the way that our guests make through the hotels, from parking and entrance, reception and restaurants to the lift, stairs and especially adapted accessible rooms. This is why the hotels are equipped with special features for people with disabilities. Whatever disability, sight or hearing, allergy or wheelchair bound, Scandic has seen to it that the guest will feel at home. Hang the walking stick on it’s special holder, bring the hearing loop to the meeting or satisfy the appetite with a special diet. On top of that the four legged friend is welcome of course, too.
The last important point about Scandic is continuously working on is sustainability. Scandic developed a holistic environmental and sustainability policy as early as 1994, which is strictly applied across all its properties. There is a particular emphasis on reducing water and energy consumption in the company’s hotels and cutting carbon emissions. The Scandic brand has gained a worldwide reputation as a pioneer in environmental protection. Every Scandic hotel works on environmental issues from a global and local perspective to give their guests a greener hotel experience. The Scandic Hamburg Emporio was one of the first hotels to be pre-certified Silver by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). It established a standard for environmentally-friendly implementation of new builds, refurbishments and facilities. As already said before Scandic Hamburg Emporio has 325 eco-rooms, public spaces as well as meeting and conference rooms all conform to a high ecological standard. The energy demand is covered exclusively by green electricity provided by Greenpeace Energy.
Scandic Hamburg Emporio
Phone: +49 40 4321 870