Travellers wanting to explore Northern Germany can now combine a taste of North Sea air with big city flair with a new four-night city and beach experience organised by the BUDERSAND Hotel on the island of Sylt and The Fontenay in Hamburg.
Sylt is Germany’s northernmost island, with direct train links to Hamburg, making it a classic city and beach combination for travellers in the know. The Fontenay and the BUDERSAND Hotel have partnered up to offer a seamless travel experience with their new ‘Hamburg meets Sylt’ package of accommodation and return Deutsche Bahn train tickets.
These two independent luxury hotels have much in common, sharing a focus on art, culture and cuisine, as well as contemporary German architecture and design. They also share the luxury of space and are both waterfront properties, with The Fontenay located at the edge of Lake Alster at the heart of Hamburg, and the BUDERSAND Hotel overlooking the sea and the small harbour in Hörnum.
The new ‘Hamburg meets Sylt’ travel experience starts in the city with two nights at The Fontenay. Located overlooking Lake Alster and within walking distance of the city centre, The Fontenay is a real city resort. Within the hotel, guests can enjoy spacious rooms with balconies, an al fresco garden terrace at the Parkview restaurant and a 500 square metre rooftop bar terrace. Beyond the hotel, Hamburg with its café culture, independent shops, canal district, museums and cultural institutions is all within easy reach on foot or by bike – or even by water.
A speedy and efficient three-hour train journey on the DB Auto Shuttle brings travellers directly to Sylt. The BUDERSAND Hotel – Golf & Spa – Sylt is located on the quiet south of the island with wide sweeping views of the sea and acres of deserted dunes to explore. Here, travellers can enjoy two two nights in a room or suite flooded with natural light. During the day, the rugged kilometre-wide dune landscape beckons for walks. Or with use of a premium electric bike from RIESE & MÜLLER included for one day, there is always tailwind on the 200 km of bike paths.
The ‘Hamburg meets Sylt’ package costs from Euro 750 (from GBP 679) per person in a deluxe double room and includes four nights bed and breakfast accommodation and return train tickets between Hamburg and Sylt. The package is available for stays between 26 October 2020 and 26 March 2021 (excluding period 17 December 2020 to 4 February 2021) and is subject to availability. Bookings can be made through the reservations department of either hotel. Travel can also start on Sylt and end in Hamburg
Reservations can be made by contacting The Fontenay on +49 (0)40 605 6605 850 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting the BUDERSAND Hotel – Golf & Spa – Sylt on +49 (0)4651 46070 or emailing email@example.com.
With the BUDERSAND Hotel – Golf & Spa – Sylt, Germany’s northernmost island offers a unique hideaway of the highest standard in a dream location between the dunes and the sea. The architecture of the 77 rooms and suites hotel, which opened in 2009, is inspired by the natural landscape of the south of Sylt and at the same time sets clear, modern accents. The stars are the star restaurant KAI3 and the 1,000 square meter spa, which has also won awards. Under the Salon.budersand brand, the five-star superior hotel delights with top-class cultural events, an outstanding collection of contemporary art and a library hand-picked by Elke Heidenreich. BUDERSAND also sets standards with the first real links course in Germany: The 18-hole golf course has been chosen several times among the three best golf courses in the country. www.budersand.de
The Fontenay is a reflection of modern Hamburg – an homage to the Hanseatic city. Located directly on the waterfront of the Outer Alster, this ‘Modern Classic’ combines urban nature and a cosmopolitan lifestyle in a special way. Its fascinating, sculptural architecture houses 130 luxurious rooms and suites, many with views of the Alster. The Fontenay’s centrepiece is a glazed courtyard planted with trees and the impressive 27m high enclosed atrium. Casual bar culture can be found at the rooftop Fontenay Bar with dream views of the Alster and the city. Four function rooms with natural light varying from 48 square metres to 220 square metres are available for meetings and events. Above the rooftops of Hamburg is an exclusive 1,000 square metre spa and wellness world with a 20m indoor/outdoor infinity pool. The Fontenay is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. www.thefontenay.com