The Empire Riverside Hotel and the Hotel Hafen Hamburg are two hotels that are indispensable in Hamburg and its skyline. Both houses have their very own individual characteristics. The Hotel Hafen Hamburg conveys hanseatic ambience and maritime cosiness, while the Empire Riverside Hotel stands for modern elegance and lifestyle in the heart of St. Pauli. Despite the differences of both, they share some similarities: They are located directly at the port of Hamburg in the district of St. Pauli, are owned by one private family and employees whose hearts beat for both hotels.
40 years ago “the king of St. Pauli” Willi Bartels established the Hotel Hafen Hamburg directly above Hamburg's Landungsbrücken in an old sailor’s home from 1858. The house is rich in tradition, enjoys great popularity back then as well as today and makes the history of seafaring experiencable. 10 years ago Willi Bartels handed over his last project, the Empire Riverside Hotel, a modern and international hotel with breathtaking panoramic views to his grandchildren. Today there are two hotels as different as they could be and yet united in history and future. Welcome at the port of Hamburg!