Noblesse oblige
Nov 17, 2015

Be it for one of those cooler autumn days or in mild summer weather: “Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort and Spa” offers luxurious relaxation in a castle on the Baltic Sea coast. The five-star hotel facing out onto the beach at Hohwacht Bay boasts a generous 1,500 square meter spa and snow grotto (reached by an underground tunnel) and comfortable suites equipped with a love for detail and fittings by Axor in the Belle Époque style.

The 17th-century castle of Count Platen von Hallermund stands at the resort’s heart, amidst what were once stables, the thatched barn and the spa complex. Until 1993 his descendants still lived here. After modernization interior designer Markus Diedenhofen used marble and wood together with furniture in warm earthy tones to create guest rooms that are as classic as they are subtle.

The bathrooms in the ten spacious suites with saunas, free-standing bathtubs and taps from the “Axor Montreux” collection are veritable islands of relaxation. In their romantic spa bathrooms with delicate bathroom and washstand fittings in the Belle Époque style by Phoenix Design guests can feel themselves whisked back to the fin de siècle. For example, authentic-style “Axor Montreux 3-hole mixers for wall mounting” featuring star handles with porcelain inlays grace the marble-clad washstands. And the floor-standing “Axor Montreux twin-faucet bath mixers” complete the free-standing bathtubs, which like all the other fittings in the suites were custom-made specially by Axor.

Noblesse oblige: The businessman Jan Henric Buettner renovated an estate at the Hohwachter Bay, near to Hamburg, which was built 400 years ago. The central building is the castle of earl Platen von Hallermund. Photo © Soenne Fotodesign

The former chateau carriage is now a spa with sauna, steam baths and underground snow cavern. Through a tunnel, the guests get back to the castle, where they can spend the evening in the hall of mirrors or the cocktail bar. Photo © Soenne Fotodesign

Back to Fin de Siècle: Phoenix Design designed the Axor mountings of the collection “Axor Montreux” with the spirit of the Belle Èpoque. In the bathrooms of the comfortable suites, “Three handle Basin Mixer” were installed at the filigree washbasins. Photo © Soenne Fotodesign

Relaxed hours with view at the garden: Bathtube with floorstanding “Montreux two handles bath tub mixer” and “Montreux three handle Basin Mixer” by Axor. Photo © Soenne Fotodesign

In the suites, guests have their own spa with sauna. They also can take a bath in the freestanding bath tub with classic “Three handle bath tub mounting” and manual shower attachment. Photo © Soenne Fotodesign

White wash brick wall, much wood and a comfortable place to read or relax in front of the chimney: one of the ten suite at the castle. Photo © Soenne Fotodesign