The five star Schlosshotel, operated by Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, is situated directly opposite the historic Dresden Palace, residence of the former kings of Saxony. It is thus located on historic soil in the inner city of Dresden.
The overall form of the new hotel closely accords to that of the historical buildings which once stood here, but were destroyed during the Second World War. Consequently, the new building incorporates various eaves and ridge heights, and differentiated saddle and mansard roofs. The hotel facades are also modelled on the historical buildings’ configurations, but these are enriched by sensitively introducing sections of modern facade, and integrating the reconstructed historical facades of buildings, such as at the Zehmsches House, the Hoffmannseggsches House and the Fraumutter House, all of which were once part of the street elevation here.
The hotel’s main entrance is located on the Schlossstraße, opposite the historical Royal Residence. The entrance leads to the hotel lobby, which is situated within a glass-roofed two storey high atrium in the building’s inner courtyard.
The hotel has 236 rooms and suites, many of which have open-plan bathrooms. The hotel’s interior design is strongly influenced by that of the renowned Meissen porcelain, which is produced locally. Meissen porcelain motifs are, for example, used in wall decorations, and the design of the marble mosaic installed on the rear wall of the main staircase in the hotel lobby is based on the Meissen Peacock.
The hotel’s restaurant area, bar, conference and meeting rooms are on the first floor, and open onto the lobby atrium. The wellness area is situated in the basement and parts of it are integrated into the historical cellar vaults.
Facts and Figures:
Gross Floor Area of 22,440 m2 containing:
8 junior suites; 5 full suites;
420 m2 of wellness area;
800 m2 of conference and meeting rooms