The Hamburg Convention Bureau team—along with Paul the Sailor—will showcase some of the city’s most exciting and innovative venues at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place May 21-23. These venues, many of which have only recently launched in the maritime city, range from one of the largest congress centers in Germany to a French-inspired boutique hotel. Planners can discover 12 of the most innovative and exciting new venues in Hamburg with just one visit to the Hamburg Convention Bureau stand at IMEX.
Here are some of the new meeting and event spaces showcased by the HCB team:
- The modernized CCH: Congress Center Hamburg will be the largest of its kind in Germany when it reopens in 2020 with a 12,000 square meters exhibition area and 12,000 seats in up to 50 halls. The redeveloped center will be able to accommodate several concurrent events and the entrance hall, rising as tall as the main building, provides an additional multi-purpose space.
- Jufa Hotel Hamburg HafenCity is a four-star, 200-room hotel located in the heart of Europe’s largest inner-city development project, HafenCity. It has five workshop and seminar rooms, hosting up to 500 participants.
- Tortue Hamburg is a boutique hotel with 160 rooms, offering a touch of “bohemian savoir vivre.” It has three meeting rooms (two with access to the balcony) and private dining salons.
- The 275-room Le Méridien Hamburg by Marriott now offers even more for planners—in addition to existing meeting facilities, a new annex will offer six impressive meeting rooms, five board rooms and one ballroom, many with views of the picturesque Alster Lake. This is rounded off by a two-story rooftop bar and terrace.
- The Grand Elysee—the largest privately-owned five-star conference hotel in Germany is also home to Hamburg largest hotel ballroom and 30 exclusive meeting and function rooms. It also has some impressive views, set in the heart of the Moorweidenpark.
- A room with a view is exactly what delegates will enjoy at the Empire Riverside Hotel—the bronze-clad tower designed by British star architect David Chipperfield has nine conference spaces with views over the city and the famous River Elbe.
Other exhibitors on the HCB stand include the greenest hotel in Germany— the Scandic; hip design Hotel Gastwerk; historic five-star Hotel Atlantic Kempinski; Marriott Hotel; Stage Entertainment, East Cosmos, offering beer tasting heaven in the iconic Elbphilharmonie; and conference technology experts Brähler ICS Konferenztechnik.
Florian Gerdes, marketing manager conventions at Hamburg Convention Bureau, explains, “Planners can dive right into the heart of our vibrant maritime city at IMEX in Frankfurt. With a huge range of venues and an innovative streak running through the city, Hamburg has plenty to offer.”
A direct subsidiary of Hamburg Marketing GmbH, the mission of Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH is to deliver location expertise in combination with major know-how in the area of B2B events such as conventions and conferences including large events in public spaces. The bureau is in charge of global marketing for Hamburg as a congress and convention site, and tasked in parallel with heightening the Hanseatic city’s international profile by hosting public events with powerful visual impact. For more info, visit www.hamburg-convention.com.