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From the Spree to the Elbe

From the Spree to the Elbe

New Executive Chef in the five-star-superior Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg.

Hamburg, 24 July 2015. André Trojanowski is with immediate effect responsible of the kitchens in the hanseatic city of Hamburg’s grand hotel. The 35-year-old comes to Hamburg’s traditional hotel from the Park Hotel Bremen where he held the same position. Born in Berlin, he is taking on the 37-strong team of chefs from Mario Kretschmer who, after nine years at the Atlantic, has decided to set himself a new challenge.

The decision to come to Hamburg was an easy one for the passionate basketball player, not simply because of Hamburg’s promising Olympic bid. “The chance to steer the Atlantic with its team into the future is simply too appealing.” In the exclusive hotel where James Bond left his mark in 1997 during the filming of Tomorrow Never Dies, the new Executive Chef wishes to delight the guests with a combination of classical and modern components. Of particular importance to the new Atlantic chef is the integration of regional elements. Atlantic guests can look forward to local, primarily organic produce supplied by gourmet stores such as Hamburg’s FrischeParadies. This will be cleverly combined with international influences demanded by a hotel with such an cosmopolitan history.

Numerous hotels with excellent culinary reputations, such as the Waldorf Astoria, the Ritz Carlton and the Palace in Berlin have savoured Trojanowski’s passion for experimenting. His experience will ensure that a long-lasting, creative and well throughout culinary concept will be in place in Hamburg for the discerning diners of his cuisine. Whether a vitalising breakfast overlooking the waters of the Alster, a light business lunch in the hotel’s Sommeratrium, tea in the hotel lobby or dinner or a snack in the world-famous Atlantic Bar, the family man has set the bar very high. “We will preserve the traditions and create new ones. That is the benchmark that has to be set in a hotel such as the Atlantic,” stated the creative and ambitious cook.

Trojanowski devotes special attention to the important meetings and events market as well as to providing a first-class catering service. Whether a small exclusive board meeting or a prestigious ball, such as the Hamburg Press Ball, the variety of his cuisine can only be mastered with an experienced team. Hence it is important for his colleagues to be continually encouraged and additionally trained. “Today it is more important than ever to find, train and enthuse young, dynamic talent who will in future take on the responsibilities in the catering sector.” Ensuring this happens is one task that the new Executive Chef readily undertakes.

About the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
The Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg was opened over a century ago as a traditional grand hotel for first-class passengers of world-famous luxury liners. The listed hotel complex is a Hamburg landmark and one of the last grand hotels situated in a major German city. Centrally located between the main railway station, the city hall and the Alster Lake, the ‘white castle’ provides discerning business and leisure travellers with the perfect place to stay. The five-star-superior hotel offers 221 elegant rooms, 33 of which are suites, with unmistakeable regional charm of the highest standard. Historic banqueting rooms, elegant salons and meeting & conference rooms catering for up to 1200 people have been and are still to this day the settings for important decisions and meetings. From a culinary point of view, Atlantic guests are treated 24-hours a day by Executive Chef André Trojanowski while Head Chef Patrick Weber in the Atlantic Restaurant, the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, allures diners with his sumptuous cuisine. The Übersee Club, an exclusive conference and event venue on the banks of Hamburg’s Binnenalster with a capacity of up to 400 people rounds off the hotel’s exclusive offering.

About Kempinski Hotels
Founded in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is the oldest luxury hotel group in Europe. With more than 110 years of tradition behind it, the company offers its guests first class quality and exclusive service on an individual level throughout the world. In total, Kempinski operates 76 five-star hotels in 31 countries. This offer is being continually extended with new hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia without losing sight of the demands of exclusivity and individuality. This demonstrates the expansionary power of the company. Their portfolio includes historic grand hotels, excellent city centre hotels, outstanding resorts and noble residencies. Kempinski is also a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), a hotel network that is active throughout the world and one that celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014. •

Press contact:

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
Lars Leyendecker
An der Alster 72–79
20099 Hamburg
T +49 40 2888 854
F +49 40 280 3419

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