HOTEL KEMPINSKI CLOSES DUE TO MONTHS OF RENOVATIONS
The Taschenbergpalais is one of the architectural gems of Dresden's city center. © Steffen Füssel
HOTEL KEMPINSKI CLOSES FOR MONTHS OF RENOVATIONS
By Mario Adolphsen
Dresden - A bang for the buck in Dresden's hotel landscape! The venerable Kempinski in the Taschenbergpalais will close for months in 2023. The reason is not financial difficulties, but a large-scale renovation plan.
He is also very familiar with Saxony's splendor: Hilzinger also used to work as creative director for Meissen, reworking the traditional onion pattern, among other things.
At the Taschenbergpalais, he will not only bring the rooms and lobby up to date - also technically - but also give the Café Vestibül a new look.
For the RFR Group, the months-long closure is a flight to the future. The famous hotel was already in the red before the Corona crisis, and the past two years have taken their toll on the hotel. The lowest point so far: After canceling the Christmas market, the Kempinski announced at the beginning of December 2021 that it would close completely for more than four weeks for cost reasons.
Current figures on the financial situation of the Taschenbergpalais are not yet available. According to "Sächsische.de", hotel director Marten Schwass (62) expects a loss for 2021. Nevertheless, there is one piece of good news: During the month-long closure, all employees will continue to be employed.
Markus Hilzinger (left) is one of Germany's most renowned interior designers.
Here with model Franziska Knuppe. © IMAGO / Eventpress