Hilton Worldwide’s Curio brand which is launched last year makes its European debut with two hotels; one in Istanbul and the other in Hamburg. Both hotels are dating back more than a century; Reichshof Hamburg and Rumeli Han Istanbul are historic landmark hotels undergoing major renovation and restoration. The hotels are due to open in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
Curio – A Collection by Hilton brand offers upper upscale and luxury independent hotels the opportunity to partner with Hilton Worldwide whilst maintaining their own distinct identity and local charm. Having already welcomed guests into the first Curio properties in destinations in the Americas including Las Vegas, Dallas and Florida, Reichshof Hamburg is expected to be the first Curio to open in Europe.
Reichshof Hamburg is owned and operated by RH Operations GmbH & Co. KG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cologne based Event Hotels, and boasts a prime location in the strategic Hamburg market, directly opposite Hamburg Central Station. Reichshof Hamburg is located at Kirchenallee 34-36, 20099 Hamburg, Germany.
Built in 1910, the hotel features an imposing art deco façade and an impressive paneled restaurant, installed in the 1920s and taking inspiration from by Hamburg's rich maritime history. Reichshof Hamburg is currently undergoing a €30m renovation programme which will return its exterior to its former glory, whilst creating a new, contemporary interior. Upon completion in Q2 2015, the hotel will include 280 guest rooms and suites, 11 meeting rooms and a 177 square meter ballroom.
Rumeli Han Istanbul is owned and managed by Tarı̇hı̇ Rumelı̇ Han Turı̇zm Ve Inşaat San.Tı̇c. A.Ş. and occupies a prominent address on Istiklal Avenue, in the heart of the cosmopolitan Beyoğlu district. The nineteenth century building is a short walk from the attractions of Taksim Square and Galata Tower, and has been granted protected status in recognition of its architectural and historical heritage.
With an elegant carved stone façade, the hotel will include 173 guest rooms spread over seven floors and a number of stylish food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop bar and restaurant, offering spectacular views over the Istanbul skyline. The hotel will be subject to a renovation programme prior to opening in 2017. Rumeli Han Istanbul is located at Şehit Muhtar Mh. 34435 Beyoğlu, Istanbul.