There are places that somehow simply belong to Frankfurt - even if you only know them from driving past. The luxury hotel "Hessischer Hof" is one such place. It is not necessarily the rather inconspicuous façade, but the good reputation that distinguishes this hotel, which belongs to the group of companies "Prinz von Hessen". The 121 rooms and suites were in great demand, especially among trade fair visitors, and the adjoining "Jimmy's Bar" was a popular meeting place, especially after long days at the fair. This has now come to an end.
Sales losses due to the Corona Pandemic, from which the hotel will not recover in the coming months due to the cancellation of upcoming trade fairs, as well as a reorientation of the group of companies are the reasons for the closure of the renowned hotel, which is planned for the fourth quarter of 2020. For 63 employees*, this means termination of employment. This means that around 20 percent of the workforce in the Prince of Hesse Group will have to leave. For Donatus Landgraf von Hessen, this is a difficult but important step in manoeuvring the group of companies through these difficult times.
The five-star hotel, Frankfurt's only privately managed luxury hotel since 1952, was extensively renovated only a few years ago. Whether the restaurant Sèvres, which is listed in the Gault Millau Guide with 13 points, the SOKAI Spa Lounge or the special ambience of the hotel, which successfully combines tradition and modernity (which reflects the character of the Main metropolis very well) - until the very end, the hotel was one of the first addresses when it came to luxurious hospitality in Frankfurt. This closure is a real loss for the Frankfurt hotel scene.