Nobu Hospitality has announced that it will open a new hotel in Hamburg in 2025, located within the city’s tallest skyscraper in the HafenCity district.

The Nobu Hotel and Restaurant will be located within the mixed-use Elbtower, a 245-metre and 64-storey high-rise project by Signa Real Estate which will also include office spaces.

The building will be designed by firm David Chipperfield Architects and will feature a “striking and curved façade” that aims to “complete the city’s silhouette”. The hotel will comprise 191 rooms and suites, along with the group’s eponymous restaurant, a stylish terrace bar and lounge with views of the River Elbe, and a fitness and wellness facility. There will also be event space, which will include an outdoor terrace.

The hotel will also house a Nobu private members club, with benefits including a private lounge with food and beverage offerings, and access to the hotel’s fitness and wellness facilities as well as members-only events.

Timo Herzberg, CEO of Signa Real Estate Germany, commented:

“The partnership with Nobu Hospitality in the launch of the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Hamburg underscores the compelling Elbtower development as Northern Germany’s tallest skyscraper. Hamburg as a destination fits seamlessly within the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant collection and will be embraced by our prestigious office tenants in the Elbtower as the most exclusive destination in Hamburg.”

Trevor Horwell, CEO of Nobu Hospitality, added:

“We are extremely honoured and excited to be working with SIGNA on this unique project.  This is the first project in this growing partnership, and we are exploring other destinations with SIGNA. Hamburg is an economic powerhouse in Germany and is an exciting destination for travellers whether for business or pleasure and perfectly fits with our global clientele.  The Elbtower itself is a very special project planned as Hamburg’s world class dynamic lifestyle destination with our Nobu Hotel and Restaurant sitting as its core.”

Nobu Hospitality operates about a dozen hotels worldwide, with recent additions including its first Polish property in Warsaw and the London Portman Square property – the latter was forced to close just two weeks after its opening in December due to the nationwide lockdown announcement, but will reopen once restrictions are lifted in England. The group has also announced plans for its first African hotel, which will be located in Marrakech.