Tried & Tested

Hotel review: Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof

28 Jul 2023 by Ravi Lalwani
Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof. Image taken from official hotel website

Background An iconic luxury hotel since 1876, Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof is a melange of historical architecture, tastefully curated artistic interiors and world-class hospitality.

Where is it? Located on the prestigious Kaiserplatz, the hotel is in close proximity to the city’s cultural offerings such as the Old Opera House, The Maintower, Römer and St. Paul’s Church. Furthermore, the Central station is only a short 13 minute walk away, making other places in the region and city easily accessible.

What’s it like? As soon as I entered the property, I experienced immense joy because of how immaculately beautiful the interiors were! Decorated with iconic Beaux Arts furniture and a grand staircase surrounded by spell-binding Gobelins tapestry; the luxury property is one of the most beautiful five-star hotels that I have ever stayed at.

Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof. Image taken from official hotel website

Rooms Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof features 267 hotel rooms and 36 suites. I had the pleasure of staying in the Grand Deluxe Room which has a carpet area of approximately 36-45 sqm. The luxurious bathroom, kitted out with Aqua di Parma bath and toiletries, comes with a separate rain shower and a beautiful bath tub that is perfect for unwinding in after a long day of meetings. Other amenities include a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine and a large desk that allows one to stay productive within the comfort of their room.

Food and Drink Catering to a range of culinary preferences, the hotel is home to three incredible F&B establishments that allow you to sample French and regional cuisines. Breakfasts are incredibly important to me because it gives me a chance to prepare myself for the day ahead, so I like to indulge in a heavy breakfast. I began my day with the buffet breakfast at their breakfast restaurant Hofgarten. I opted for hard fried eggs with freshly baked sourdough bread, fresh fruits and my staple cup of cappuccino. The Autorenbar is perfect for an evening of exclusive cocktail classics with a side of delicious bar bites in a chic setting. Lastly, Oscar’s is a modern brasserie where tradition melds with modernity. The convivial art déco ambience is well complemented with creative concoctions produced by their expert kitchen team.

Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof. Image taken from official hotel website

Business Keeping in mind MICE requirements, the hotel features 16 newly renovated, multifunctional conference rooms which are all air-conditioned, soundproofed and include state of the art media technology. The total event space of the hotel is 1200 sqm including a large ballroom with integrated LED wall, a
stage and Meyer Soundsystem. The property also offers the option to host events on their terrace or balconies.

Leisure For those looking to treat themselves to some much needed pampering, The Spa at the hotel offers
traditional European spa treatments as well the quintessential Turkish bath ritual or the oriental Rhassoul treatment. Guests can also head to the Gentlemen’s Barber or the Day Spa suite to immerse themselves in a
tranquil, wellness focussed environment. Guests who like to stay active even whilst travelling can head to the gym which recently underwent renovations and is open 24 hours.

Verdict To truly understand why this luxury hotel has stood the test of time, I would highly recommend a stay where one will get to experience the intricacies that go into the making of an iconic hotel.

Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof. Image taken from official hotel website

Fact box:
Best for: It’s awe-inspiring architecture
Don’t miss: A treatment at The Spa
Price: Internet rates are upwards of ₹22,298
Contact: Lyoner Str. 25, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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