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Reichshof Hamburg Architecture and Design Podcast

November 30, 2016
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The Reichshof Hamburg was chosen for the podcast project because of its remarkable history and unique architectural heritage. The hotel was originally designed by architect Heinrich Mandix in the reform style with baroque and classical references, with the first stone laid in 1906. The art deco building was completed in 1910 before undergoing a €30 million renovation in 2015.

The hotel mirrors Hamburg's impressive maritime history, which has seen the city grow to be Europe's third largest port. The Reichshof's initial design was inspired by the SS Cap Polonio, a luxury transatlantic liner which had caught the eye of the hotel's founder, Anton Emil Langer. The Reichshof was also the first hotel in Europe to be included under Hilton's Curio - A Collection by Hilton brand, a global set of remarkable upscale and luxury hotels, hand-picked for their unique character and personality; each one a part of the city they call home.

The other four hotels profiled in the new audio guides are Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre (Iceland); Hilton London Bankside (United Kingdom); Hilton Paris Opera (France); and Conrad Dublin (Ireland).  

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. About Curio Collection by Hilton Curio Collection by Hilton ( is an upper upscale, global portfolio of more than 50 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and property stories at; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at; and connect with Curio Collection on, and