Werner Aisslinger designs for 25hours hotels its first opening in Berlin, Hotel Bikini.
The hotel chain 25hours has just hit Berlin with Hotel Bikini, an exorbitant interior design project created by Werner Aisslinger Studio that fuses the still latent aesthetics of the post-war building hosting it, designed by Paul Schwebes and Hans Schoszberger in the 50s, plus an exuberant floral style decoration and a bright colour palette.
German architect Werner Aisslinger wanted to recreate a urban jungle in this project, given the fact that the building is located in the surroundings of the Tiergarten park and the city zoo. In fact, half of the rooms have views to the zoo premises.
The hotel even calls them the Jungle Rooms and their design is a mix of natural wood with multiple tropical references, from the different shades of green in the bathroom tiles or walls to the generous styling based on plants.
The other typology of rooms is called Urban and, while maintaining a coherence in style with the others, their design has a more cosmopolitan atmosphere with views to the city. In these rooms some of the original elements of the building have been kept, giving the sensation as if the renovation were unfinished. Interiors in this part of the hotel are more austere and spartan.
25hours Bikini hotel, which takes its name from the architectural complex created by Schwebes and Schoszberger in which is located, counts a total of 149 rooms. It has spacious suites available and it also offers the possibility of booking twin rooms for friends, family or coworkers traveling together.
The reception area is completely atypical since it is located on the third floor, so in order to access it customers have to go through an atrium that merges the ground floor with the first and second levels. Once there, a counter lined with turquoise-coloured tiles -which originally covered the Alexanderplatz metro station- draws clients to check in. This loft-like floor works as a central hub including not only the reception but also a shop and newsstand with a variety of press and books selected by the german editorial Gestalten Verlag, a bakery with freshly made products, meeting rooms and all kind of informal lounges to relax even featuring two hammocks by German designers Bless.
Most of the shared zones of the hotel include furniture designed by Werner Aisslinger’s studio for brands such as Foscarini, Moroso, Vitra and Zanotta. The hotel also has a rooftop restaurant, NENI Berlin, specialised in eclectic oriental mediterranean food. On the tenth floor customers can enjoy a drink in a great summer terrace at the Monkey bar.