For its Hamburg outpost, the Mövenpick chain transformed a 19th-century water tower on a hill in the middle of the leafy Schanzenpark into a state-of-the-art business hotel. Inside the handsome facade, much of the original tower still remains; the lobby features brick walls and vaulted ceilings, while steel from the structure frames guest-room doors. The guest rooms are all reasonably sized and stylishly modern, but the further you climb the hotel, the greater the comfort
and views. The many amenities here include an excellent restaurant serving international and Swiss cuisine, as well as a gym, pool, and spa.