Following research, we loved what we saw about 25Hours Hotel – The Goldman and asked to drop by to take some shots. They were kind enough to provide us with accommodation, however all thoughts and opinions are – as always – formed independently and without agreement to be favourable.
Location of the European Central Bank and one of mainland Europe’s busiest air traffic routes as people fly into Germany or in transit to board long-haul flights, it will come as no surprise that Frankfurt holds amongst it’s enormous hospitality sector many fantastic multi-star worthy hotels, but what does it take to stand apart amongst the masses?
Thankfully, we found one hotel who could show us exactly that.
There’s Something About Frankfurt
Located in the constantly evolving centre of Frankfurt’s blossoming Ostend, 25Hours Hotel Frankfurt – The Goldman is a shining example of the changes the area is receiving to make it one of the most vibrant districts of town, and paired with the increasing number of fine dining restaurants and night clubs in the area it’s plain to see why.
Step Inside Design
On entering the hotel you’re engulfed by the sense of high class and level of expertise that has been put into the interior design by the team of Delphine Buhro and Michael Dreher. You can feel that every step from front door to your room has been considered and thought out to envelop you a perfected sensory overload of cool mood lighting with highlights of design mystique.
From The Bottom To The Top
Across the whole bottom floor you can see that each area of the hotel has been decorated to a style of comfort and engagement that draws you in and from each room to the next we couldn’t resist standing and staring at all of the details that present themselves to you, some minute, some incredible loud and grand – both extremely fascinating.
Aside from the lobby area you’ll find to your left and right two areas for relaxation and refreshment; to the left you’ll find the in-house dining experience of the Goldman Restaurant where you can enjoy something fresh and with a modern European twist – especially enjoyable for those who’ve just flown in and need to recharge their batteries.
To the right you’ll find The Oost Bar, another warmly lit area where you can enjoy the company of your travelling partner over a freshly mixed cocktail or a freshly ground espresso.
However, if a space of relaxation is more what you’re after then the perfect room for you is the perfectly named ‘Living Room’ where you can rest, relax, read one of the many design books scattered across the tables and side surfaces, use the free-to-use Apple Mac, or to complete with another traveller over a game of chess or reversi.
Lastly on this bottom floor – and before sleepy heads make their way upstairs – is one room that certainly deserves our attention and is one of the most rememberable design aspects – the bathroom.
It’s hard not to love the design of the bottom floor bathroom with it’s sparkling walls and fantastic light fittings, not forgetting it’s unique and iconic urinals personally picked out by the hotelier Ardi Goldman.
note – and in what’s becoming a familiar appearance to our hotel reviews; Dale in a mirror 🙂
Flights To All Floors
As sleepy heads take either the elevator or flights of stairs to their individual rooms they’ll pass through the art gallery-like appearance of the individual floor corridors, and as they do so it becomes even easier to see why 25Hours Hotel Frankfurt – The Goldman rises head and shoulders above the competition with it’s dedication to great design and incredible art.
Each floor has it’s own colour scheme which leads into the rooms also which creates a feeling of personality and some strange sense of ownership to those staying on each floor as each customer claims that their individual floor is the best of the lot.
What really makes each of these combined corridors and art galleries is the decoration along the wall and stepping on to each floor you can’t help but take 5 or 10 minutes to browse over each selection that has been custom made by the design team for the hotel.
Personal Space, Personal Design
If walking through the corridor art galleries wasn’t enough for you, then stepping into your own art paradise and area of seclusion is sure to put you at ease whilst satisfying your desire for design as we found out for ourselves as we entered our room – the Peter Benenson room.
Of course one of the first things you’ll note on entering the room is that the corridor’s colour does of course continue into the room, but it’s not the most notable of features. What’s most striking is the room theme and the way it draws you into it’s story.
Half of the rooms of the hotel are dedicated and influenced by the stories of local personalities of Frankfurt and the lifes they live, be they a baker or a banker; for the remaining half the designers chose to look further afield at those international personalities that were more than just celebrities, but incredibly inspirational people such as the storyteller Astrid Lindgren and the civil rights activists Rosa Parks and Peter Benenson.
Our room’s story of the founder of Amnesty International was open for us to read no only on the wall, but also inside a book entitled ‘People Like Us‘ which explains the backstory to each of the hotel rooms and the person that inspired them.
For those who aren’t aware of the beginnings of Amnesty International, it all began with the call by Benenson via a newspaper article for people to send letters of support to two Portuguese students who were in prison for a term of 7 years for simply raising a toast one evening to the idea of freedom, freedom from persecution by the autocratic regime that governed the country at that time.
This outcry for justice encouraged a movement of people to fight against injustice the world over, a movement that is still fighting across the world 52 years later, hence this representation of coming together via the form of letters.
It’s All In The Details
Beyond the inspirational reasoning behind the room, the room design itself is cozy, the bed inviting and the little details around the room are well done and can at times be quite jovial
25Hours Hotel Frankfurt – The Goldman
Hanauer Landstrasse 127
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Anywhere that has us standing in the hallways just looking at all the art on offer is only going to have us falling in love over and over again, and that’s exactly how we felt every time we returned to the hotel after our hours in the centre of the city which is only a five minute (or less) trip away on the tram. In fact, on more than one occasion we found ourselves standing on a floor that wasn’t ours just looking at the pictures when someone came out of their room. We must have given them a heart attack! Either that or they thought we worked there 🙂
If you’re ever passing through Frankfurt – even if just for the night – you really must see if they’ve a room spare at The Goldman