In Spring 2017, Hamburg will see the opening of Sir Nikolai, the fourth SIR hotel.
In a historical ‘Kontorhaus’, a former warehouse typical for the city, and located by the Nikolaifleet, one of the inner-city canals, Sir Nikolai will combine all aspects of an authentic Hanseatic: The passion for exceptional quality down to the smallest detail, the knowledge of one’s own roots, as well as the laid-back open-mindedness, reflected by someone who has travelled the world.
“Today, exceptional quality and service is a given,” says SIR founder and owner Liran Wizman. “With SIR hotels we go beyond the surface and create meaningful connections between our guests, our hotels and the city they are visiting.
“Through personal relationships and collaborations with people from the local music, design, art and culinary scene, we will offer access to Hamburg’s creative side streets.”
Perfectly located in the Old Town, within walking distance from the city centre, the ‘Speicherstadt’ warehouse district and the ‘HafenCity’ dockside area with the newly opened Elbphilharmonie, Sir Nikolai features 94 rooms and suites, a library, ‘The Patio’ (an atrium with an open fireplace), and a spa overlooking the Fleet. Renown and Amsterdam-originated restaurant IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar will set new standards in the city’s fine dining scene.
Award-winning, Amsterdam-based design studio FG Stijl transformed the old Kontorhaus into an elegant yet modern space, with elements paying homage to the city, combined with custom-made designer furniture, vintage pieces as well as curated, changing art-work from local galleries.
The 94 rooms and suites – also designed by the Dutch design duo FG Stijl – are elegant retreats, furnished with cosy Queen and King Size Beds, chaise lounges, armchairs and working desks in a palette of emerald colours from mustard to petrol. Curated art work from historical photographs to old nautical charts reflect the city of Hamburg, complemented by the sweeping views of nearby St. Nikolai Church or Hamburg’s City Hall.
A well-deserved time-out after a long meeting or shopping day is guaranteed at the 300 square metre spa in the lower level, complete with pool, sauna, steam bath, fitness and three treatment rooms, opening in the second half of 2017. Thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, all areas, including the sauna, offer unobstructed views of the river.