This luxury hotel along the Alster offers you beauty inside and outside its walls. Contemporary art is on view throughout the hotel, including the elevator. The sleek but unassuming facade and ultramodern interior might border on cold, but the outstanding spa and wellness area (complete with an indoor lap pool) and the impeccable service make you feel comfortably at ease. The staff is the perfect blend of helpful and friendly. You can snack on fruit at the reception. In warm weather, a free ferry takes you across the Aussenalster to Jungfernstieg.