History with a flair in Essen.

The traditional 4 star Mövenpick Hotel Essen is situated in the historical building "Handelshof" in the city centre of Essen, the heart of the Ruhr region. The excellent location next to the main train station of Essen makes this first-class hotel a great starting point for your business stay, fair visit or private venture.

Our rooms are characterised by extra high ceilings (3.5 m) and large windows. Relax at an external health club with sauna.

Enjoy Mövenpick classics and international cuisine with a regional twist in our well-known Handelshof Restaurant. Our Scottish-style Jimmy's Bar is a cosy place to let the day come to an end with a quiet whisky or a tasty cocktail.

For business guests we have five excellent meeting and conference rooms that can accommodate up to 120 delegates. For culture, entertainment, relaxing or shopping Mövenpick Hotel Essen is the perfect starting point - check out our promotions to get you in the mood.

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Key Features

  • Central location in the city centre opposite the main train station
  • Historical building with flair
  • 5 modern meeting rooms flooded with natural daylight
  • Restaurant with classic and international dishes
  • Well known Whisky bar
  • Green Globe Certification

Comfortable and spacious Rooms & Suites

All of our 198 hotel rooms at the 4 star Mövenpick Hotel Essen are comfortably and individually furnished. Our rooms are characterized by extra high ceilings (over 3.5 m) and large windows. In addition to TV and radio, they all have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, direct-dial phone, minibar and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking rooms. Rooms for disabled guests are available upon request.

Our rooms are classified into Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms, Junior Suites and a Suite. All rooms differ in size, furnishing and amenities.

All our rooms include:

  • Free Wifi
  • Flat screen TV
  • Sky Cinema+1
  • Air conditioning
  • Additional amenities in higher categories
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
Guest room
Guest room


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International Restaurant & Bar

At our Handelshof Restaurant in the first floor, we serve our breakfast buffet, special theme buffets, classic Mövenpick dishes, a variety of Swiss culinary treats as well as international specialities.

The cosy Scottish-style Jimmy´s Bar is well known for its wide range of Whiskeys (over 80 different whisky specialties) and cocktails. It is the perfect venue for informal business meetings, whisky tastings, cocktail workshops or just to relax after a hard day.

Restaurant & Bar

  • International specialities
  • Regional treats
  • Theme buffets
  • Well known whisky bar
  • Whisky tastings and cocktail seminars
Handelshof Restaurant
Handelshof Restaurant

Meetings & Events

Our conference hotel has five completely renovated meeting rooms between 35 and 80 sqm with state of the art technology. Two of the banqueting rooms can be connected with each other to get a room with a total size of 150 square metres.  We can arrange events for up to 120 persons and are the perfect venue for every conference, seminar or meeting in Essen.

All meeting rooms have air conditioning and natural daylight. Three banquet rooms are arranged in an L-shape on the first floor. Two additional seminar rooms are located on the fourth and fifth floor and are the perfect and exclusive venue for smaller formal and informal meetings with up to 9 participants.

Our Meeting and Event coordinator, Mrs. Kim Nicolaus, is in charge of the entire organisation and ensures highest quality service and attends to your guests' individual needs. Mrs. Nicolaus will be at your disposal at +49 201 17 081 05 or via e-mail: kim.nicolaus(at)moevenpick.com.

Meeting Features

  • 5 completely renovated meeting rooms
  • Rooms from 35 to 150 square metres
  • Up to 120 people
  • All rooms with natural daylight
Conference area
Conference area

Things to do

Essen is a unique destination for city trips. Discover Europe's "Kulturhauptstadt 2010" (Capital of Culture 2010) with sights of industrial culture such as the "Villa Hügel", the former residence of the Krupp dynasty and its beautiful park, or the last colliery and coking plant to be shut down in Essen called  "Zeche Zollverein", a real UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Various museums such as the "Folkwang museum" with its famous exhibition of modern and contemporary art and numerous concerts and events at the Essen Philharmonic and different theatres await you.

The city center invites you to go shopping and offers innumerable nightlife and entertainment opportunities. Essen - in the middle of the Ruhr Area - surprises with lots of parks and recreational areas such as the "Baldeneysee" lake.

An external health club with gym and sauna can be used free of charge.

Things to do

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Central Location

The city hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, only a few steps away from the marvellous shopping area and opposite the main train station with ICE connection. The business district is in the near vicinity and many international company headquarters can be reached within minutes.

Many places of interest such as the Old Synagogue, the Essen Cathedral, Germany's largest in-town shopping centre "Limbecker Platz" as well as a number of theatres and opera houses are within walking distance. The Essen fairground (3 km away) can be reached by underground in 5 minutes and the Düsseldorf International Airport is only 28 km away.

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Location Details

  • In the heart of the city center
  • Perfect connection with public transportation
  • 100 m from the parking garage
  • 3,5 km from the Messe Essen (Essen Fair)
  • 28 km from the Düsseldorf International Airport
Mövenpick Hotel Essen