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Hyatt Regency, Mainz
When entering the hotel, guests are welcomed in a lobby where the historical Fort Malakoff has been integrated as an identification point. In 1873, the fort was originally built as a defense element, being a succession of the medieval city wall. The master builder of Mainz, Eduard Kreyßig, designed the new ‘RheinkehlBefestigung’ of which the Fort Malakoff is the southern flank. The name of the fort goes back to the Malachow hill in the Krim in Russia, on which the fortress Sewastopol was situated. Since the Crimean war (1853 – 1856), the expression ‘Malakoff’ is a synonym for massive and solid buildings.
The renovation of the historic Fort Malakoff resulted in facilities being reopened with new and innovative concepts.
The hotel’s historic function room, ‘Palatorium’, located on the first floor and with beautiful arched ceilings, was been completely redesigned by FG stijl to feature a stylish look with a touch of history. Luxurious fabrics were used not only on the furniture but also on parts of the wall. The integrated Bulthaup kitchen is ideal for incentives, cooking classes and team building events, as well as for kitchen parties and guests may assist in the menu preparation. The ‘Palatorium’, with its historic arched vaults and modern stylish interior design, can accommodate up to 75 people.
In the basement of Fort Malakoff, the historic and newly renovated ‘Weinkeller’ (Wine Cellar) offers an ambience and atmosphere difficult to find elsewhere. A combination of lounge and dining-style seating complemented with vaulted wine displays, sets the tone for an intimate gathering with family, business associates or friends. Rediscovered light shafts offer a stunning addition to the wine displays of exclusive regional winemakers.
Traditional German family-style fare is dished out in the centre of the tables and promises to be both an interactive as well as a culinary highlight. A wide range of wines is available. The ‘Weinkeller’ can accommodate up to 35 people.
Also, the ‘Malakoff Bar’ has undergone a complete refurbishment. The Malakoff Bar is a new place to see and be seen and offers unique cocktails in a trendy yet historical ambience.
The Spa & Fitness Club Olympus is a health and fitness club for both body and mind featuring the latest in fitness and training equipment. Recreation facilities include an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath and solarium. A variety of exclusive massage and cosmetic treatments are available throughout the day.