Offbeat and postmodern, built around an elliptical atrium, this design statement in steel and glass puts you right in the heart of Hamburg while giving you a break from the typical chain hotel circuit. Matteo Thun, the well-known Milan designer, left nothing to chance in creating neutral-toned bedrooms that are not only airy and stylish but also extremely comfortable, with lots of surfaces and places to tuck clutter away and equipped with commodious, snazzy bathrooms embellished with glass sinks and big windows; suites float above the city in special glass-enclosed quarters cantilevered above the main structure. A rooftop lounge and terrace and spa with an indoor pool add even more pizazz to a stay in this haven of high style.