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Inspired by Frankfurt city and its position as a global financial hub the hotel is designed to accommodate the Global Business and Leisure travellers with sophisticated tastes. At this purpose the hotel should offer a smart modern approach in presenting its new guest accommodation. Frankfurt is often known as the ‘Mini Manhattan’ or ‘Mainhattan’, with reference to the other famous economic hub in New York – the inspiration taken by interior designers thdp reflects the tastes of the city living global traveller and ‘urban loft living within a hotel’. Manhattan Lofts Interiors are marked by their eclectic approach, full of the objects that their owners have picked up on their travels – their homes are full of the things they love. Iconic pieces purchased on their travels, reminders, and keep-sakes, that became part of their homes. Taking inspiration from the changing design styles, a mix of old and new, eclectic, confident, and always with a charmingly irreverent spirit.
Frankfurt is an alpha world city and a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. Its airport is among the world's busiest. Is the major financial centre of the European continent and fintech start-ups and other institutes.
Home to the Central European Bank, German Stock Exchange, Automotive, technology and research, services, consulting, media and creative industries complement the economic base.
The Hotel is nestled in an amazing location in Frankfurt's city center and the Hilton open park benefits the hotel with beautiful views from guest rooms and the terrace. The hotel is literally encircled by semi-circular ring of parks leading up to the River Main.
Located within walking distance of Alte Oper (Old Opera), Städel Museum to the Old Town, which plays host to the stunning, traditional architecture of the Römer building. The City is marked by its contrasting architecture from modern sky risers to first time visitor might be most impressed by the skyscrapers (and rightfully so), but the true feel of Frankfurt has to be discovered in its fantastic residential quarters of Sachsenhausen and Bornheim.
Lobby, Check-in & Hudson Yards Bar
The lobby, check-in and lobby bar have all undergone a combination of hard/soft refurbishment. Completed last in the overall refurbishment programme the existing layout could not change significantly but the look and feel needed to keep pace with new guest rooms and suites, which had already been mostly completed and had already received fabulous guest reviews.
The approach was to both to become a new destination for locals and to create a bar, a lounge and a new expanded dining experience – emphasising a new F&B approach for the hotel and offering guests a truly unique experience.
A new check-in area is created with individual check-in pods, hosts are now more accessible to guests during check-in, with the overall effect purposely resembling a concierge desk at a New York residential high rise. The check-in pods are rounded in shape incorporating natural Rosso Levanto marble, copper mesh and walnut veneer, lighting overhead is custom designed by the designer to float over the check in area and give it a relaxed comfortable feel.
The new Hudson Yards Bar, resembles a typical New York bar, with brass gantry shelving, custom counter lights, brass foot stops and front facing custom coloured Rancilio Barista Machine. The perfect place to kick back in the day or evening to enjoy a beverage, snack or dine in style. The bar is adaptable, with the back bar having swing doors closing a ‘day’ focus section, for coffee and cakes - to reveal a ‘night’ time set up of cocktails and spirits. The hotel is providing guests with an inspiration of New York with a local twist, in its food and beverage offering at Hudson Yards.
The overall style has a sense of heritage, with a focus on natural leathers, elegant veneers, Verde Alpi Marble, and brass. The colours are strong and invigorating with only 3 or 4 colours used to dress the interior.