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Here you will find current topics and offers around the Empire Riverside Hotel and Hamburg.


2G & 3G regulation

The Hamburg Senate has published a new regulation - The 2G regulation! What this means and how it will affect your stay in our house, you will find out here.

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Day Use

Get to know hotel rooms in a whole different way. Recently we offer our hotel rooms also for day use. Under this category you can use the comfort of a hotel room for a few hours and relax comfortably.

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We welcome our new apprentices

The time has come for our 13 new apprentices and two dual students to start their first days in our hotel and our sister hotel Hotel Hafen Hamburg.

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Employees restaurant

The clearing and the little forest are now the feel-good place for our employees - after a month of renovation work our lunchroom is finally open again and our breaks can now be enjoyed in a natural feel-good environment.

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Covid-19 employee vaccinations

Bright hope for a safer future – we have started to vaccinate our employees, to ensure that they, as well as you, can stay as safe as possible in our facility.

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Reopening of the 20up

It's that time again, the culinary gates of Hamburg are open. The 20up shines in the old splendor with many new as well as old drinks. Convince yourself and come by.

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We are open again!

The time has come! From the 3rd of May we can welcome again all those who are staying in Hamburg for business reasons.
We would like to inform you about how we are dealing with the situation and tell you all the hygiene and safety measures we have taken.

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Our apprentices flats

Do you know that finding a cheap and central flat in Hamburg is no walk in the park?
We have found the perfect solution for our trainees - or rather - we have built it.
Would you like to join us on a virtual room tour? We found out a lot and would like to introduce you to our "apprentice flats" project - come on in!

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Digital check-in

Do you know how we will save 500 kilograms of paper per year in the future? Modern, secure and environmentally conscious will be your future visit at our hotel, hopefully soon, because our electronic check-in system is ready for use. Digital does not mean impersonal - don't worry! In the future, our colleagues will have even more time for an individual exchange and a few Hamburg tips. It's best to read for yourself.

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"Welcome to the team!" was the slogan for our new trainees at the beginning of February. But how does the start into professional life proceed during the lockdown and why does one decide now for an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry? You can find the answers to these and other exciting questions here.

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The year in review

We have used the quiet moments at the end of the year for us to summarize the exciting past twelve months. As we were not able to share as many moments with you this year as we had hoped, we would like to share this flashback with you.

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Current Information

Due to the current situation, our Empire Riverside Hotel and all the associated bars and restaurants will remain closed. You can read more information here.

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The new apprentices are here

A new start for ten new trainees. Two eventful orientation days lie behind us. Read in our blog post what awaits the new trainees and what the first days offered. In addition, our trainee Ida reports in a video interview how she has settled in with us and what she wishes for her future.

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Cooking for a good cause

What happened to 2700 eggs, 150 litres of sauce and 40 kg of potatoes? Due to the sudden stop of the hotel activities, we had some food left over, which we would like to give to all those who are suffering from the current situation.

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We are very happy to be complete again, because the soul of the hotel is you - our guests!

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Our way to say thank you!

Since the beginning of last week we have been illuminating the facades of the Empire Riverside Hotel every evening with a big heart and a laughing smiley face. You wonder what message is hidden behind it?

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Let us introduce: Our new hotel online shop!

The time has come: We have an online shop! Here you can find your favourite products from our hotel and have the holiday feeling comfortably delivered to your home.

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The new trainees!

We welcome our new trainees, are pleased to welcome them to our team and wish them an exciting time full of experience!

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HolidayCheck Award 2020

Every year, the HolidayCheck Award honours the best hotels in a particular region. We are delighted to receive this award thanks to your support!

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Our new Skyview rooms

20th floor, gallery level with freestanding bathtub, extra-large bed, magnificent port view - it couldn't get any better!

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New Year's Eve buffet inspired by our favourite dishes

The preparations for New Year's Eve are in full swing and we look forward to making your New Year's Eve in Hamburg a very special experience. Culinary we offer only the best - the favourite dishes of our colleagues from many different departments.

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Second place at "Receptionist of the Year"

Every year, the AICR competition honors the best young professionals in the hotel industry. We are proud of our colleague Josephine Waschek, who proved herself in this year's edition and took the second place.

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Your city. Your hotels.

On 10th of November, Empire Riverside Hotel opens its doors to Hamburger residents who want to discover their hometown in a different way.

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News from waterkant

Just in time for the start of the new season, the new menu at restaurant waterkant is available for all lovers of the good cuisine.

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Kitchen battle at restaurant waterkant

Two lucky winners have prevailed at the cooking duel, each taking home a work contract! From a shopping basket full of ingredients, the contestants were required to prepare a dish of their choice within 40 minutes and prepare it for the jury.

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Rivrstyle Harbour Birthday

The harbour is celebrating its 830th anniversary in may at the Landungsbrücken of Hamburg. Thousand of people will be awaited for this great event, which you should not miss!

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Gastro Vision 2019

Same procedure as every year? Definitely not! The gastronomical trade fair Gastro Vision celebrated its 20th birthday with us.

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Digital Guest Folder

Good news: Our new guest folder is available to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Your voice counts!

The rexx Recruiting Award honours marketing projects and campaigns thourgout different industries in Germany for the first time. We have particitpated successfully!

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Glass straws

Sustainable and cool - We are happy to present you our new glass straws. The brand Halm offers a great alternative to the regular plastic straws, under the slogan "more tase, less waste".

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Every Original needs a Future

We are online – with great pleasure and passion we developed our career page in the past months. On this page we introduce ourselves as an employer, point out what we offer and job applicants can find job vacancies to start with us in the common future.

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10th anniversary

At Valentine’s Day 2018 we celebrated our 10th anniversary with a big event. 10 years Empire Riverside Hotel – you, our loyal guests created countless stories and unforgettable moments day by day…

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The new man atop

Moin and a warm welcome! We celebrate our 10th anniversary and just in time we are happy to introduce our new general manager Enrico Ungermann to you. We are glad to welcome him in our beautiful Hanseatic city.

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Best View Arrangement

Enjoy Hamburg with our new package! Hamburg’s best view: A room with harbour view, RIVERstyle breakfast and Sushi in our DAVID’S Bar & Lounge are waiting for you. And don’t miss the “Best View Cocktail” in our famous Skyline Bar 20up.

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Farewell from our General Manager

Even though the good times come to an end…two great, exiting and remarkably years with our General Manager Philip Borckenstein von Quirini.

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A Heart for Children

The Empire Riverside Hotel will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. Many stars and starlets visited our hotel in the past decade and we asked them to draw angels on small canvas. From now on, until January 2018 you have the possibility to purchase these little artworks at an auction.

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Hotelier of the year

The Rolling Pin Award goes to…Philip Borckenstein von Quirini! Our General Manager is “Hotelier of the year” – and we are proud! More than 9.800 employees of hotels and gastronomy participated in an online voting and voted for their favorites.

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New concept for the waterkant

Experience seafood in a new way, grilled right in front of your eyes in our open show kitchen. Sustainability and freshness in mind you can enjoy daily wild-caught fish.

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