It is one of the best hotels in town. Probably every Hamburg citizen knows the wonderful “Louis C. Jacob” found on the Elbchaussee in Nienstedten. Now the ownership in the White House on the Elbe has changed – half of the Rewe group is involved.
Hollywood greats like Morgan Freeman or Michael Douglas actually reside here, and actor Robert Redford even married his girlfriend here. The hotel has over 220 years of history and regularly receives top awards for service and cuisine. Guests of the five-star lodge spend the night in rooms furnished with antiques and real works of art. Painter Max Liebermann immortalized the famous Linden Restaurant terrace more than 100 years ago.
Hamburg: Hotel “Louis C. Jacob” with a new owner
Now there is a change of ownership in the traditional house! So far the hotel belongs to Hamburg businessman Horst Rahe with his holding company Deutsche Sereidere. Now he is cooperating with “DER Touristik Group”, a subsidiary of Rewe supermarket group. Both own a 50 percent stake in the new company “DR Hospitality GmbH”.
Rewe brings money to the new company through DER Touristik, the 16 Deutsche Seereederei hotels. In addition to Louis C. Jacob, it also includes the “Neptun Hotel” in Warnemünde as well as the tourist brands A-Rosa and aja with their wellness hotels. The hotel has 1,555 employees. The company’s new administrative headquarters is in the HafenCity in Hamburg.
DER is now a partner in operating the hotel
The deal is interesting for the supermarket group because the demand for travel destinations in Germany and within Europe that can be reached by train, bus or car has risen sharply. Horst Rahe, operator of the Louis C. Jacob and other hotels, is pleased to have found an “experienced and financially strong partner” with whom one can become a leading company in Europe’s eco-friendly hospitality and leisure sector. quickly.
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The change of ownership should not change anything for the employees.