AT VILLA KENNEDY
Villa Kennedy Kennedyallee 70, 60596 Frankfurt
Glamorous and ground-breaking in equal measure, Villa Kennedy’s story has encompassed everything from family life to scientific discovery. Once called the Villa Speyer, named for the early 20th century banking family who built it in 1901, it was later the headquarters of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics.
Much like the man for whom the hotel and the street is named, Villa Kennedy exudes understated elegance. JFK paid a historic visit in June 1963, just months before he died. But his legacy lives on to this day, respectfully honoured in our most distinguished residence, the Presidential John F. Kennedy Suite.
Today, the luxurious hotel is built around the original Villa Speyer, retaining many of the building’s stunning heritage features. Step inside the original front door, taking in the stained glass and the impressive coat of arms on your way, looking up along the carved wooden staircase that winds up to the top floor. With every visit, we invite you to be a part of Villa Kennedy’s story.
Love of Music
The Speyer family loved music and frequently held concerts in Villa Speyer. Their friends included composer Richard Strauss and German cellist Hugo Becker.
The building served as the Max-Planck-Institute for biophysics from 1937 until 2003. Max Planck was a German scientist who specialized in physics and quantum mechanics.
Recent Awards & Accolades
- 3rd place - The Chicest City Hotel - Readers Travel Award 2017
- Best Urban Spa - Spa Diamond Award 2017
- 5th position - viewpoints in the kitchen - Chef's Table - Der Feinschmecker 2016
- Shortlisted - World Travel Awards, Germany's Leading Hotel 2016
- Shortlisted - Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016