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Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio continues to expand its European footprint withGekko House, the brand’s second hotel in Germany and first in Frankfurt. The 128-room property is situated in the heart of Frankfurt’s up-and-coming Gallus district, known for its converted warehouses and factories, which is now home to eclectic music venues and theaters. Frankfurt-based Morgen Interiors led the design, creating an urban aesthetic reflective of Frankfurt’s open-minded culture while inviting spontaneity and fun, inspired by the hotel’s motto “life is crazy.”

On the ground floor, guests are led to the hotel entrance via an intimate passage, where cherry wood paneling meets deep olive furnishings and tapestries. Guestrooms at Gekko House juxtapose exposed concrete walls with wooden flooring, hand-blown statement glass lighting fixtures, olive green furniture, and velvet seating. Each room offers floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views across Germany’s only skyscraper city.

At the heart of Gekko House is Chicago Williams, a Berlin-born BBQ concept established in 2012 by Nawid Samawat. A spacious lounge bar leads to the restaurant with an open kitchen. Designed in deep red tones, the interior features a wooden floor with oak tables and copper detailing. For a more intimate experience, diners can be seated next to the black-tiled smoker room where they can watch the chefs at work. The eighth-floor Chicago Beach Rooftop will open this summer.

Photo: Courtesy of Marriott International


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