Steigenberger, an airport oasis

If someone can fall in love with a hotel because of the shower, I would propose to Steigenberger. The Steigenberger Frankfurt Airport Hotel rain shower sprinkles relaxation in a light, airy stall. For road warriors, airport hotels are a cocoon of relief from the noise and pressure of travel. My first impressions are in the shower and the relaxation facilities. Here, the Frankfurt Airport Steigenberger shines.

This hotel airport is a shuttle bus ride away from the Frankfurt airport with a large bus carrying clients from two stops at Terminal One and a smaller bus serving Terminal Two. Both ply their routes every 15 minutes with German efficiency. Everyone working at the airport knows where to catch the bus so new arrivals can easily find the hotel shuttle bus stops.

Steigenberger has refined the art of the airport hotel. Relaxation is a focus from the wonderful modern showers to the fitness center, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pool all with a unique panoramic view over the forests to the city skyline six miles away. Soundproof rooms insulate travelers and the 24-hour bar provides a place to work and meet clients whatever time zone to which your body seems be reacting.

Soundproof rooms offer excellent beds, plenty of workspace as well as WI-FI connections for an additional charge. The executive tower provides not only the best collection of rooms, but also has an executive lounge available for an additional charge that provides internet connections, free phone calls within Europe, faxing and photocopying, plus breakfast and snacks throughout the day.

Four restaurants and 24-hour room service offer everything from high-end gourmet meals to rustic regional fare. The Unterschweinstiege Restaurant provides an Austrian/German locale packed with regional meals accompanied by local wines and beers. Faces Restaurant serves the upscale menu. Both these restaurants have terraces that provide outdoor dining when the weather cooperates. And Steigenberger hotel restaurant all focus on locally grown fresh ingredients.

One of the unique features of the Frankfurt Steigenberger Airport Hotel is its location at the edge of the city forest. While most airport hotels rise directly from the terminal or from urbanized areas surrounding the runways, here, trees surround the Steigenberger. Kilometers of jogging, walking and bicycle trails radiate out from the hotel and lead all the way to Frankfurt. The hotel even has bicycles for rent.

Steigenberger isn’t a name familiar to many Americans, however to Germans, Austrians and the Swiss the name is almost spoken with reverence and is synonymous with luxury. Here that luxury blends with one of the world’s unique airport hotels.

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