Studio Aisslinger incorporated plants throughout the interior of the 149-room 25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel, located inside the listed 1950s Bikini-Haus building close to Berlin Zoo. "The [hotel] is as diverse as the big city it is located in and as wild as a jungle," said the studio.
Walls of planters partition communal areas and bags filled with vegetation are hung from the ceiling sporadically.
Plants also climb through windows and doorways of the greenhouse-like restaurant.
The bar is stocked with bottles displayed in metal backed with wire mesh and drinkers can relax on large steps that double as seating.
Illuminated room numbers hang above doors along dark corridors with exposed concrete ceilings. Similar lettering marks communal areas such as the lounge.
Decorative features in the bedrooms include copper headboards and illustrations on the walls.
The hotel also boasts a sauna overlooking the Tiergarten park and a rooftop terrace with 360-degree views of the city.
25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel is due to open later this week. Photographs are copyright 25 Hours.
Here's some more information from the designers:
25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel - Urban Jungle
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin celebrates its grand opening on the 20th and 21st of February, 2014 in the heart of Berlin. Together with Restaurant Neni Berlin and Monkey Bar the new hotel on the bor- der between city and jungle is going wild.
The 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is as diverse as the big city it is located in and as wild as a jungle. The hotel showcases cosmopolitan Berlin at its location in the listed Bikini-Haus building between the Tiergarten park and Breitscheidplatz with Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The hotel is popular not only among its own guests thanks to the restaurant and bar on the top floor with a 360° rooftop terrace and first-class views of the city and the Tiergarten park.
Neni Berlin is the place to come for indulgence, be it a diverse breakfast, a light lunch or a more extensive evening meal. In keeping with the urban jungle theme, it can be found in a striking green- house built out of parts of old hothouses. The restaurant draws its inspiration from cuisines from all over the world and is a place to meet and sample and enjoy a little of everything.
The rooftop terrace is the highlight of the whole hotel thanks to the breathtaking view of western Berlin and the tree canopy in the Tiergarten park. It surrounds NENI Berlin on three sides and also Monkey Bar, with its six-metre full-length windows. The view and the location speak for themselves.
Monkey Bar is located right next to the restaurant on the tenth floor and is an evening and night-time hotspot for top drinks and sophisticated bar food created by NENI. The NENI Berlin world of herbs has also found its way into the bar and its cocktail creations. With its outdoor enclosure, Monkey Bar is the coolest place in which to watch the sun set and enjoy music events.
The Wohnzimmer lounge at the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin comprises multiple areas. The Working Lab, Bikini Island and DJ corner segue from one to the other and transpose Berlin’s diversity right to the heart of the hotel. People can work, relax and chat here side by side. The aim is to create a space that provides a little time out from work and productive discussions.
Work hard, stay calm and enjoy tonight
Extraordinary settings result in extra special events. The 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin boasts unique function rooms with a great deal of atmosphere: the three rooms come alive thanks to the interplay of transparency and being obscured from view. The two Microhouses and the Freiraum function room are the perfect places for workshops and conventional meetings. And together with the NENI Berlin restaurant, Monkey Bar and the rooftop terrace, they constitute an extra special event option. Free Wi-Fi is available to the guests throughout the hotel.
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