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Steigenberger Alsik, Sønderborg

First Steigenberger to open in Nordics

The Steigenberger Alsik hotel in Sønderborg, near the German-Danish border, will have a massive spa and Jesper Koch restaurants.

Deutsche Hospitality is preparing to open the first of its Steigenberger hotels in northern Europe. The Steigenberger Alsik hotel in the town of Sønderborg, close to the German-Danish border will open on May 6.

The brand new towering riverside property, which is to be managed by the Hamburg-based RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group, provides 190 rooms and suites, a health and beauty spa covering four floors and more than 4500 square metres, plus three restaurants run by Danish celebrity chef Jesper Koch.

“The Steigenberger Alsik will establish our Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts brand in Scandinavia for the first time. It will be a perfect fit for our Steigenberger family,” confirms Deutsche Hospitality’s chief executive Thomas Willms.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming guests to the highest quality and service standards in Sønderborg. The [Sønderborg philanthropists] Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation and RIMC Hotels & Resorts are the ideal partners to realise this great project.”

Deutsche Hospitality, which is the umbrella brand of Steigenberger, also took over the majority of the Danish brand Zleep Hotels in January, with ten hotels in Denmark and one in Sweden as well as four more in the planning stage.

Investors in the Alsik hotel include the Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation, which owns the Danfoss Group, together with the Danish Pension Company PFA.

Alssund views
The rooms and suites will be “equipped with state-of-the art technology and feature an elegant Nordic style”, Deutsche Hospitality says.

Most will boast views of the Alssund strait and the coastline around Sønderborg. Facilities will also include a spa café and a bar. The spa area will include “various pools, saunas, steam baths and whirlpools”.

From the spa there is a vista of the town’s harbour, and guests will have use of a gym and opportunity to book a range of treatments and massages. A 1,500 square metre conference area will allow congresses and meetings to be staged.

The famous Tour de France cycle race will start in Denmark in 2021 – with its final destination in Sønderborg.

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