Frankfurt, Germany's most important business and financial centre has two new first class hotels.
International chain Radisson SAS has just opened a 400-room hotel along Franklinstrasse next to the city's busy exhibition complex. Comprising 19 storeys and measuring 87 metres high, it features state-of-the-art accommodation in a range of styles along with 1,000 square metres of conference facilities. There are several food and beverage outlets plus a fitness centre. One selling point is the offer of free broadband, including wi-fi, throughout the hotel.
Online rates start at Euros 185 for standard (24 square metres) rooms, Euros 220 including breakfast for business class (28 square metres) rooms. One bedroom suites (56 square metres) include breakfast and cost Euros 450.
Then on March 1, British luxury group Rocco Forte Hotels opens a more personalised property. The 163-room Villa Kennedy is located along Kennedyallee just off the south bank of the River Main. It's constructed around the 100-year old Villa Speyer and located amidst extensive gardens to provide a retreat from city life.
Besides luxurious accommodation and fine dining one of the hotel's selling points is the spa area, split over three levels and comprising a 15 metre pool, sauna, steam rooms and so on.
Rates for standard rooms (35 square metres) start at Euros 260, with deluxe rooms (50 square metres) priced at Euros 320. Junior suites cost Euros 370.
Report by Alex McWhirter