History of KASTENS HOTEL LUISENHOF
In April 1856 Heinrich Kasten purchased, nearby to the royal court, Theaterstraße 9, a house which he elegantly and exquisitly furnished. The KASTENS HOTEL LUISENHOF was founded.
At the turn of the century the house was the focus of interest of the Hannover society which was influenced by the importance of the cavalry in the city. Beside the high nobility and the officer corps emperor Wilhelm II was also a guest in our house. The founder Heinrich Kasten died in 1893. His lifework was continued by his son. 1906 Friedrich Kasten changed the whole facade of the hotel into art nouveau style. In the years 1914 till 1916 he built a new house- the Luisenhof. It was created a spacious hotel with 130 bed-rooms and in short time became as famous as the Kastens Hotel. 1919 just after finishing the Luisenhof Friedrich Kasten died. His son Leo Kasten and his daughter Mary were now the heirs. In 1921 Leo Kasten died so that Mary was the sole heiress. In the years 1928 till 1934 there were some sections altered also done by Erich Sdralek- Mary Sdraleks husband.