Hyatt Place Frankfurt, the lifestyle brand’s first property in Germany, has made its debut. Hamburg-based JOI-Design has created the interiors for the 312-key property that bear an “Urban Jungle” concept using natural materials and palettes to create a connection between the city and nature.
The newbuild hotel is part of Gateway Gardens, a new commercial development on the former site of the Rhein-Main Airbase. JOI-Design found inspiration in the neighboring parklands that emerged since the U.S. Air Force planted trees at the base decades ago. Round, framed patches of moss hung on the lobby walls bring a sense of freshness and suggest the nearby woodland topography as seen from the air.
Open-structured room dividers in the public areas introduce degrees of intimacy while still allowing guests to feel connected with their surroundings. The first can be seen in the lobby, with ropes strung between full-height circular frames and a suspended track that projects light onto the ceiling. The lattice design has also been used as art behind the reception desk.
That criss-cross pattern is echoed in the illuminated circular ceiling structure above a double-sided “island” that functions on one half as reception, and on the other as a bar for the lounge. On the reception side, assorted green, gray and white glass pendant lights hang from the frame, and over the bar, cowbell-shaped clear glass lights are suspended from leather straps.
In the hotel’s guest rooms JOI-Design eschewed the conventional closet for a minimalist set-up with a luggage rack and pipes for hanging clothes. An earthy palette of taupe and cream are used for the freestanding furniture and textiles. The typical writing desk has been replaced by a round, multifunctional table suitable for working or eating, and that piece is complemented by a streamlined chaise longue.