While Germany’s castle hotels let you travel back in time for a night, the country’s many design hotels let you step into the future. Some of the world’s leading architects and designers have created hotels that are often not only places to spend the night, but destinations in their own right. The SIDE hotel designed by Matteo Thun in Hamburg, the Kameha Grand Bonn by Karl-Heinz Schommer with interiors by Marcel Wanders, and Munich’s Louis in a building redesigned by local architects Hild & K are a few that stand out. Best of all, this taste of cutting-edge cool design is often easy on the wallet: At the 25hours Hotel The Goldman in Frankfurt, for example, it is easy to find rooms for as little as €75. The Goldman is one of the latest hotels from the popular 25Hours group. While their Berlin property plays on an urban jungle theme (fitting with its location near the Zoo), and Hamburg goes for a cool retro look, the Goldman is two hotels in one each with two very different personalities. The rooms in the western wing are inspired by local personalities and Frankfurt’s unique urban energy. The rooms on the eastern side of the building are inspired by the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and the particular moment in post-war modernism it embodies. There’s also another option in Frankfurt, 25hours Hotel by Levi’s—a fascinating German homage to the classic American brand.
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