Jumeirah Frankfurt Announces Martin Steiner as Executive ChefBy Jumeirah Group, PRNE
Monday, June 6, 2011
FRANKFURT, Germany, June 7, 2011 -
Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality group, has announced it will
be opening its first property in mainland Europe, Jumeirah Frankfurt. The
property will be welcoming its first guest in August, while the Grand Opening
is scheduled for September.
One of the main goals of Dagmar Woodward, general manager of Jumeirah
Frankfurt, is to turn the hotel into a gastronomical destination. With the
appointment of Martin Steiner as executive chef, this dream is becoming a
reality and the Austrian national will soon enrich Frankfurt's culinary scene
thanks to the hotel's signature restaurant, "Max on One".
After having completed a professional chef apprenticeship in his home
town in Austria, Martin Steiner started his career in Germany, where he
worked at the Stromburg for two years. He soon moved on to work for luxury
hospitality brands such as Relais & Château, Savoy and Kempinski. 12 years
after his time at the Stromburg, celebrity chef Johann Lafer remembered the
talent and commitment of the young chef and brought him back into his team in
2008 to head the Michelin starred gourmet restaurant Val D'Or.
For his latest challenge, the 32-year old will be supported by a superb
group of colleagues in a stunning restaurant, designed by leading Japanese
designer Takashi Sugimoto and his team at Super Potato. "Max On One" is
divided into an open kitchen, a private dining area, two walk-in wine cubes
and a steakhouse front-grill, creating a contemporary, urban atmosphere in
the centre of Frankfurt. The restaurant name highlights the cultural
connection to Emperor Maximilian I. (Max). The founder of the German postal
system worked closely with the Thurn und Taxis family, who later established
their headquarters at the Thurn und Taxis Palais, adjacent to the hotel. "On
One" indicates the location of the restaurant on the first floor.
Chef Martin Steiner puts a strong emphasis on the creative
reinterpretation of regional dishes while incorporating Austrian influences.
The menu reads imaginative creations such as "apple wine-risotto" with
poached char and horse radish foam or grilled zander in pepper sauce and
roasted gnocchi, "ahle wurscht" and caraway foam.
Next to "Max On One", the hotel in central Frankfurt (
features a vibrant café, evoking the charme of Paris' elegant bistros. With
direct access to the shopping mall MyZeil, it is open throughout the day and
offers light snacks, fine pastries as well as champagne and selected wines to
cater to Frankfurt's metropolitan crowd.
The 5 star hotel in Frankfurt (
features a lobby bar on the ground floor which invites hotel guests and
locals to spend some time in a relaxed atmosphere. For more exclusive events,
conferences and meetings as well as private celebrations, a separate floor
and dedicated event managers are on hand. The venues on the third floor cover
a total area of 730 m2 and include an impressive ballroom featuring a ceiling
with more than 100,000 crystals and a panoramic view of the Frankfurt skyline.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based 5 star hotels (
www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Resorts/) chain and a member of Dubai
Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including
Frankfurt business hotels (
and Frankfurt luxury hotels (
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Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel,
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in
Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah
Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah
Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced
residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants;
Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and
Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact: Lisa Carusone Jumeirah Frankfurt Pre-Opening Office Schillerstrasse 20 D-60313 Frankfurt am Main +49-69-21-08-73-170 www.jumeirah.com
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