The history of Hotel Hannong

A hotel full of charm and character

Hotel Hannong

The spirit of the 30s

THE HISTORY OF HOTEL HANNONG

A hotel full of charm and character

Founded in the dawn of the 1920s by the Horn brothers, Hotel Hannong has been family run ever since (now into its fourth generation). From what started as the hotel of choice for anyone travelling through Strasbourg, the hotel has now become a place of luxury that combines modern chique with 30s decor, creating a cozy atmosphere where the people of Strasbourg love to meet.

Since day one, Hotel Hannong has had close links with the art world. The Horn brothers, who founded the establishment in the 1920s, were savvy collectors of modern art. With works by Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Jean Hans Arp and the architect Théo Van Doesburg, they actually initiated decorating the Aubette, place Kléber. Later, they donated a large number of works, which led to the foundation of the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Strasbourg.

Hotel Hannong takes its name from a famous family of Dutch origin, the Hannongs, as the hotel is actually built on the site of their 18th century factory. If you’d like to see more, Rohan Palace shows off a remarkable collection of their works.

“When my father Georges Anna took over the hotel from my Grandfather in 1974, he invested a lot in making it a place of charm and character. It was a goal of his to highlight the link between our family history and the history of the city. In 1984, he created a wine bar for people of Strasbourg, had a fresco painted in the reception room in tribute to his in-laws and the origin of the Aubette, and made sure that the spirit of the 30s could be felt throughout the hotel”

Jerome Anna, head of house for seven years.