The development of the present-day ATLANTIC Hotels group started in the Bremen district of Vegesack in 1990. The investors Joachim J. Linnemann and Kurt Zech had business premises erected there in which a hotel was integrated, among others.
Hotel VegesackATLANTIC Hotel Vegesack, which was inaugurated in 1992, has 86 rooms, a breakfast area with terrace as well as 4 seminar rooms for up to 60 persons. It is operated as a bed and breakfast hotel. Another restaurant is found in the office building.
Not least due to the successful development of the hotel in Vegesack, the decision was taken to open another hotel in 1996, directly opposite Bremen Airport. ATLANTIC Hotel Airport is integrated in the Airport Center and has 112 rooms. Initially, the hotel was also operated as a bed and breakfast hotel. Then, however, it was expanded to include conference capacities for up to 250 persons, as well as BLIXX restaurant on the 8th floor, offering a view across the airport apron that also extends across Bremen City.
Within the framework of the UNIversum expo project (Expo 2000 in Hanover), the UNIVERSUM building complex was constructed directly on the outskirts of Bremen Stadtwald (city forest) on the campus of the University of Bremen. The ensemble, consisting of the Science Center, Conference Center and hotel are closely linked with one another as regards the concept. Being able to offer overnight stays, conferences and the accompanying programme within short distances, as well as the fact that the location is directly adjacent to the Technology Park, are only two secrets of ATLANTIC Hotel Universum’s success. The hotel, with 150 double rooms and studios in a design-oriented ambience, as well as CAMPUS restaurant and capacity for events that offer space for up to 500 persons, has expanded the Bremen hotel landscape to include yet another facet: temporary living in rooms that are consciously designed in a clear and linear manner, with a functional concept.
With the establishment of key functions, the foundation for the development of the ATLANTIC Hotels group was also laid with ATLANTIC Hotel Universum. What is more, the Contract World Award and the RedDot-awarded design of the hotel constituted the foundation for the interior design of the subsequent hotels.
In 2005, ATLANTIC Hotel Galopprennbahn in the Vahr district, at the Bremen racecourse. The hotel has 121 double rooms, studios and suites as well as DERBY restaurant. It offers the possibility to host events for up to 1,000 persons on one level, thanks to the horse racecourse stand construction which is directly connected to the hotel. The ATLANTIC Hotel Universum design concept has been developed further and also realised at the horse racecourse. Here, the concept of “Conference, Overnight Stays and Framework Programme in One Areal” is also lived.
The “Central Services” of the ATLANTIC Hotels group have been extended to include one central personnel bookkeeping and EDP.
At the beginning of 2008, with ATLANTIC Hotel Sail City in Bremerhaven, the most media-effective hotel of the still young hotel cooperation was opened. The architecture of the building is reminiscent of a billowing sail and ideally reflects the location directly along the Weser dyke. Also the interior design - once again a further development of the concept of the two already existing design-oriented hotels - picks up on this theme once more. 120 rooms on 8 floors of the building, which boasts a total of 19 floors, offer a clear view toward the Outer Weser. The crowning glory is the Captain’s Lounge on the 19th floor, which offers a panoramic view across the Outer Weser right up to the North Sea and across the entire surrounding area of Bremerhaven. A viewing platform at an altitude of 86 metres as well as the Conference Center Bremen, which is directly connected to the hotel and offers capacity for a total of up to 550 persons, rounds off the unique offer in Bremerhaven.
With 3 new hotel openings in the first half of the year, as well as the commencement of a franchise business, the number of rooms has more than doubled, thanks to the connected hotels.
The first ATLANTIC Hotel was opened outside of the Bremen borders in the spring of 2010. The new ATLANTIC Hotel Lübeck has a central location in the heart of the historic town of Lübeck, which is surrounded by water and has about 1,800 listed buildings of historical interest, winding alleyways and passageways. From here, you can reach all touristic highlights on foot, such as St. Mary’s church, the market square with city hall, Holsten Gate or “Heiligen-Geist” Hospital. With its 135 double rooms, studios and suites, the restaurant and bar, the hotel offers a “home away from home” for business travellers and Lübeck visitors. Conferences and events for up to 250 persons can be hosted in the modern conference area and here, for instance, parties can be celebrated in the roof lounge or in the wine cellar.
In the summer of 2010, ATLANTIC Hotels returned to the Federal State of Bremen. Our new 4-star Superior ATLANTIC Grand Hotel Bremen is situated in a prominent location in the old town. Touristic attractions of cultural significance such as Bremen’s marketplace, Bremen City Hall and the Roland statue (UNESCO world heritage site), as well as the historic Böttcherstraße, the popular Schlachte promenade along the River Weser and the exclusive shopping possibilities are all located in the direct neighbourhood. 138 double rooms and suites offer our guests the ideal domicile for their stay in Bremen. The roof lounge and the wine cellar ensure an exclusive ambience for your festivities.
Also in the summer of 2010, and just in time for Kieler Woche, the second ATLANTIC Hotel was opened in the far north of Germany. In direct proximity to the central station and with a view across Kiel Fjord and the ferry terminal, the design-oriented 4-star superior ATLANTIC Hotel Kiel, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, sets new standards. It has 187 spacious rooms with modern furnishing, including 12 suites. PIER 16 restaurant serves creative and cosmopolitan dishes. A special ambience is offered by the roof lounge bar, with a circumferential terrace and panoramic view across Kiel and the Kiel Fjord. The hotel-own, spaciously-dimensioned sauna and fitness area rounds off the offer.
Already in January 2010, with ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen, the hotel group’s first franchise operation was started. The 4-star superior hotel, which is operated by Zech Hotels GmbH, is located in direct proximity to the Grugahalle and has 248 modern and design-oriented deluxe rooms and suites as well as in-house conference capacities for up to 730 persons. The offer is supplemented by the cooperation with Grugahalle and the Congress Center Essen.
Thereby, the first projects were realised outside of the Federal State of Bremen and the ATLANTIC Hotels brand was developed further.
The new deluxe resort was developed by the owner Kurt Zech in the course of eight years and has been operated by ATLANTIC Hotel Management GmbH since the 1st of December 2014. The main building has the layout of an “S” and, with 1.5 floors, is constructed in the typical Frisian style of building. The thatched roof of more than 5,000 sm is unequalled worldwide. On a total surface of 30,000 sm, Severin*s Resort & Spa offers 62 first-class rooms and suites, 22 apartments as well as an exclusive 2,000 sm large spa area with plenty of space for individuality, rest and relaxation. The gastronomy is characterised by a genuine passion for fine Sylt cuisine. The two restaurants Hoog and Tipken’s focus on Nordic products, with aromas from across the world.
Since 1 November 2015, the ATLANTIC Hotel group has been operating two new hotels: ATLANTIC Hotel Wilhelmshaven as well as the ATLANTIC Grand Hotel Travemünde.
With the start of the summer season 2016 the Columbia Hotels Casino Travemünde has received a new name. After having completed the renovation measures, it was renamed into “ATLANTIC Grand Hotel Travemünde”. ATLANTIC Grand Hotel Travemünde will soon provide what characterises the ATLANTIC Hotels philosophy: space for exceptional services, with emotions and individuality. For this, it offers 71 exclusive rooms, a wellness area, a top-class restaurant with numerous local specialities as well as exceptional opportunities for hosting events for up to 400 persons in the famous ballroom.
The second new location, Columbia Hotel in Wilhelmshaven, was opened in 2009. The modern ATLANTIC Hotel Wilhelmshaven is reminiscent of a “cruise ship in the harbour” directly by the water and with a view across the access to the North Sea and the naval port. 146 rooms in 11 different categories, a 1,000 sm large SPA and wellness landscape, an exquisite restaurant with terrace and harbour view as well as first-class opportunities for hosting events for up to 250 persons, bear witness to the diversity of the hotel, ocean breeze included.
Besides the Severin*s Resort and SPA, the idyllic Landhaus is now already the second hotel of ATLANTIC Hotels Management GmbH which has opened on the island of Sylt.
Nestling harmoniously in the Sylt "Morsum Kliff" conservation area, the Landhaus Severin*s is the perfect hideaway for guests who wish to experience the natural landscape of Sylt. Surrounded by the dunes, salty sea air and tidal flats, genuine Sylt charm unites with Frisian hospitality. Thirteen exclusive rooms and an inviting wellness area with steam sauna invite you to relax and breathe in deeply. In the excellent à la carte Landhaus Severin*s restaurant, diners can enjoy freshly prepared Sylt cuisine.
2016 – The first hotel opens in Austria
On the 22nd of December the first guests were welcomed at the Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat at the Austrian ski area in Lech. The 5 star luxury hotel opened just before Christmas. Therefore, guests could already enjoy the first winter season at the Arlberg.
During the building, special importance was placed on the use of traditional building materials. The SEVERIN*S – The Alpine Retreat is therefore harmoniously integrated into the overall landscape of Lech with a combination of antique wood with a stone façade and copper roof. Also inside this exceptional hotel, guests can look forward to the highest quality fittings combined with state-of-the-art technology. The hotel incorporates a total of nine luxury suites and a two-storey 423 m² “Residence”, carefully furnished in contemporary Alpine style. The 400 m² spa and wellness area gives guests the opportunity to pamper themselves for example in the Beauty Salon and Spa Suite which also offers treatments for couples. The fitness area, meanwhile, with the latest equipment, is ideal for sports lovers. The luxurious wellness options are completed by a 12.5 metre pool with counter current, waterfall, whirlpools, two saunas, a steam bath and an infrared cabin – ideal for relaxing after a long day in the fresh air!
With regard to dining, guests can either enjoy dining in their own suite or the hotel’s restaurant or wine cellar. The restaurant philosophy focuses on innovative, modern and fresh cuisine with special emphasis placed on the use of high quality, local organic produce to create exquisite specialities with a regional influence. The restaurant and wine cellar are also open to external guests.
Since 1 April 2018, the ATLANTIC Hotels Group has been the new owner and operator of the Hotel Kieler Yacht Club in Kiel Düsternbrook. Six percent of the shares in the project company “Möwe” remain in the ownership of the Kieler Yacht Club. As one of the hotels in Kiel that is most rich in tradition, the “HKYC” has a history going back more than 100 years. Its exclusive location directly on the Kiel Fjord offers a unique view of the so-called “Millions Basin” with its impressive yachts. The hotel has 18 spacious double rooms and 3 elegant suites. The authentic function rooms “Kaisersaal” and “Kommodore Saal” have been extensively refurbished, combining elegance with modern functionality. They are among the most historic banquet rooms in Kiel, the state capital.