Located in Hamburg’s bustling press district, Ruby Lotti began life as a publishing house, a bookish big sister to the area’s numerous newspaper offices. From the moon landing to the fall of the Berlin Wall, some of the 20th century’s biggest stories broke in the surrounding streets.
That’s why, when it comes to design, we’ve stepped back in time to a golden age, when reporters were roving, the press still used presses and typewriters were cutting edge.
But, while print blocks and retro specs hint at the area’s history, the bar menu’s thoroughly modern, from the healthy breakfast and barista coffee to eclectic cocktails and tasty snacks.
Lotti’s rooms all reflect our Lean Luxury style, with a big, comfy bed, a rainfall shower and soft, fluffy towels, while nautical touches nod to her waterfront location. A few mod cons bring guests firmly into the 21st century, like a Marshall amp.
Inspired by the hustle and bustle of a busy newsroom, the 24-hour bar is an inspiring space where people come together to share tall tales and grand plans, catch an up-and-coming band or just unwind with a skilfully shaken cocktail.
Find an armchair in a cosy nook, grab a table or perch at the bar – our designers have made sure there’s a comfy spot for everyone.
On sunny days and balmy evenings, our spacious canalside terrace is the place to be.
Start your day with a coffee on the waterfront, while away an afternoon with friends or grab a drink and watch the sun go down.
Check out our Events page to see what’s happening on the terrace while you’re in town.
Our healthy, locally sourced breakfast buffet with fresh barista coffee and organic tea will set you up for the day ahead.
Tuck into fresh fruit and superfood cereals, along with wholegrain bread from the local bakery, and a delicious selection of meats and cheeses.
For a true taste of Hamburg, try the rollmops. With the North Sea just a stone’s throw away, they’re something of a speciality in this sea-faring city.
Whether you’ve some work to do or a book you can’t put down, our library is a quiet haven of calm.
Plug in your gadgets at the table and speed through the to-do list with free superfast WiFi, or curl up with one of our free bio-tees in a cosy chair to finish that last chapter.
Fancy a drink, forgotten your toothbrush or need a quick ironing fix? Head to a Galley – they’re on every floor.
There, you’ll find hot water and free organic tea, along with an ironing board and iron.
There’s also a Maxi Bar where you can buy everything from soft drinks and snacks to an umbrella or a toothbrush.
Music’s a big part of life at Lotti. That’s why you can hire an electric guitar for an impromptu jam, tune into Ruby Radio in your room and even catch live acts in the bar.
Of course, every musician needs a muse, and ours is Hamburg. The best way to explore is with our City Guide.
Loved your stay? Now get the goodies. From tea, coffee and scented candles to Ruby Care shampoos and shower gels, you’ll find all you need to unwind when you get home.
To recreate the full Lean Luxury vibe, you can even buy our bedding – all of which has been carefully designed with a great night’s sleep in mind.
Since the start, we’ve taken lots of steps to be sustainable. From choosing renewable energy to streamlining systems to reduce paper use, some of it’s behind the scenes.
In your room though, you’ll notice smart lighting and refillable Ruby Care amenity bottles, along with renewable natural materials like wood panelling and flooring. Where possible, we also rescue and restore second-hand furniture to add character and cut our carbon footprint.
We’re lucky enough to have some brilliant local suppliers in our home cities. That means we can keep our food and drink miles down on everything from breakfast treats to beer and wine.
Discover the very best of Hamburg with insider tips from our local hosts.
Looking for a lunch spot, a culture fix or the best bars in town? We’ve got you covered.
Take some time out with a coffee and the latest lifestyle stories and Ruby news.
Featuring interviews with artists, musicians and entrepreneurs, there’s inspiration for everyone.
From gin tastings to meet the author evenings, there’s lots going on at Ruby Lotti.
Check out what’s on while you’re in town, then grab a cocktail and join in the fun.
A hop and skip from Lotti you’ll find Ruby Hans, our stylish shared workspace.
Set up at a desk or book meeting rooms and private offices for a day, a week, a month or more.
Overlooking one of Hamburg’s many canals, Lotti’s a stone’s throw from the pretty Stadthausbrücke and a short stroll from Jungfernstieg – a laidback lakeside promenade that’s one of our favourite spots for people-watching and window shopping.
If you’re feeling flush and fancy a proper shopping spree, the exclusive shops of Neuer Wall are just five minutes away.
Also within easy reach are Speicherstadt and HafenCity. The red-brick former warehouses of Hamburg’s historic port district are now home to restaurants, museums and the stunning Elbphilharmonie concert hall.
With two stations just minutes away, Lotti’s seven minutes by S-Bahn from Hamburg’s main station and half an hour directly from the airport.
Night owls can be on the legendary Reeperbahn in under ten minutes and quirky Sternschanze with its independent shops and friendly cafés is less than twenty minutes away for a morning-after wander.
Ruby Lotti guests get an exclusive 10% discount at APCOA Parkhaus Stadthöfe, just three minutes’ walk from our front door.
Simply park your car, get a regular ticket, then ask our hosts at the bar to exchange it for a Ruby parking ticket. Your discount will be applied when you pay on exit.
APCOA Parkhaus Stadthöfe
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Like you, we travel a lot. And wherever we go, we expect three things: a great night’s sleep, a powerful shower and top-notch connections – both to the city and the WiFi.
What we’re less keen on is paying for extras we never use. In dynamic cities bursting with Michelin stars and foodie pop-ups, room service sandwiches just don’t cut the mustard.
So we set out to create the best of both worlds – hotels with style and substance, but none of those expensive extras.
It’s what we call Lean Luxury.
To us, luxury means laid-back comfort in characterful surroundings, right in the heart of the city.
The lean part is all about being smart with space, streamlining things behind the scenes and doing away with the things you don’t need.
This innovative approach saves us and you money, without compromising on comfort.
Please note, bookings of up to nine rooms can only be made online using a valid credit card.
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