The hotel will be Jumeirah Group’s first property in Germany.
Frankfurt, 09 May 2011 - In a few weeks, Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality group, will open its first property in mainland Europe. Jumeirah Frankfurt will be welcoming its first guest in August, while the Grand Opening is scheduled for September. One of the main goals of Dagmar Woodward, General Manager of Jumeirah Frankfurt, is to turn the hotel into a gastronomical destination. With the appointment of Martin Steiner as Executive Chef, this dream is becoming a reality and the Austrian national will soon enrich Frankfurt’s culinary scene thanks to the hotel’s signature restaurant, “Max on One”.
After having completed a professional chef apprenticeship in his home town in Austria, Martin Steiner started his career in Germany, where he worked at the Stromburg for two years. He soon moved to renowned international properties including luxury hospitality brands such as Relais & Château, Savoy and Kempinski. 12 years after his time at the Stromburg, celebrity chef Johann Lafer remembered the talent and commitment of the young chef and brought him back into his team in 2008 to head the Michelin starred gourmet restaurant Val D’Or.
For his latest challenge, the 32-year old will be supported by a superb group of colleagues in a stunning restaurant, designed by leading Japanese designer Takashi Sugimoto and his team at Super Potato. “Max On One” is divided into an open kitchen, a private dining area, two walk-in wine cubes and a steakhouse front-grill, creating a contemporary, urban atmosphere in the centre of Frankfurt. The restaurant name highlights the cultural connection to Emperor Maximilian I. (Max). The founder of the German postal system worked closely with the Thurn und Taxis family, who later established their headquarters at the Thurn und Taxis Palais, adjacent to the hotel. “On One” indicates the location of the restaurant on the first floor.
Chef Martin Steiner puts a strong emphasis on the creative reinterpretation of regional dishes while incorporating Austrian influences.The menu reads imaginative creations such as“apple wine-risotto” with poached char and horse radish foam or grilled zander in pepper sauce and roasted gnocchi, “ahle wurscht” and caraway foam. Freshness and regionality of the products and their gentle preparation is the most important asset for the chef.
Next to “Max On One”, Jumeirah Frankfurt features a vibrant café, evoking the charme of Paris’ elegant bistros. With direct access to the shopping mall MyZeil, it is open throughout the day and offers light snacks, fine pastries as well as champagne and selected wines to cater to Frankfurt’s metropolitan crowd.
The lobby bar on the ground floor invites hotel guests and locals alike to spend some time in a relaxed atmosphere. Whilst nipping a glass of champagne next to the open fireplace, guests will enjoy views the illuminated Thurn und Taxis Palais. For more exclusive events, conferences and meetings as well as private celebrations, a separate floor and dedicated event managers are on hand. The venues on the third floor with a total area of 730 m² include an impressive ballroom featuring a ceiling with more than 100.000 crystals and a panoramic view of the Frankfurt skyline.
About Jumeirah Frankfurt
Jumeirah Frankfurt is centrally located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the financial district and stock exchange, pedestrian shopping areas and the city’s opera house. The five-star city hotel comprises of 218 guestrooms and suites located on 25 floors, offering a stunning view of the city’s skyline and its surrounding area. A restaurant, a bar, a café, elegant function rooms with state-of-the-art facilities, a Talise Spa and access to the neighboring Platinum Fitness First Health Club complete the guest experience. With the highest number of suites and largest rooms in town, its original artwork by German contemporary artist Hartwig Ebersbach and its state-of-the-art technology throughout the hotel, in summer 2011 Jumeirah Frankfurt opens a new chapter in Germany’s luxury hospitality.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Frankfurt Pre-Opening Office
D-60313 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: 0049-69-21 08 73 170