The address of 25hours Hotel Düsseldorf will be Louis-Pasteur-Platz 1, which forms part of the ongoing city construction project Le Quartier Central. New accommodation and homes spread over approximately 36 hectares are being built on the premises of the former freight station between S-Bahn stations Wehrhahn and Derendorf. Christoph Hoffmann, CEO of the 25hours Hotel Company, is enthusiastic about the location: ‘We have had positive experiences with regenerated city districts, for example the HafenCity in Hamburg or Zurich West. It may take a little time and patience at first until the neighbourhood accepts us, but this also gives us the opportunity to be involved with the evolution of something new. This fits in nicely with our adventurous character.’
Swedish design team Stylt Trampoli has been charged with the task of designing and developing an enchanting interior. The Gothenburg-based studio has diverse experience in the gastronomy and hotel industries and regularly causes a furore all over Scandinavia with its projects. As the area is called the ‘French quarter’, the 25hours Hotel should have a French and German soul. ‘We chose an international design team in order that this theme is approached from as neutral a point of view as possible,’ explained Henning Weiß, Chief Development Officer, ‘the Swedes should vent their prejudices fully about Düsseldorf, Germany and France’. Work is currently being undertaken on the issue of finding a compromise between German functionality and French finesse. The working title for this is ‘Das Tour’.
Exhibitor: 25hours Hotel Company