Saturday, December 20, 2008

Design Hotel,East Hotel-Hamburg, Germany

The spirit of the old foundry lives on in this chic design hotel in the red-light district of Hamburg.

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The East Hotel is located in the red-light district of Hamburg in a converted old iron foundry.
The combination of the dramatic brick building, that had been decaying for 30 years, and a deep appreciation for the Eastern recognition of a spiritual essence in nature, inspired Jordan Mozer’s surreal mixture of East and West, old and new.

"We were careful not to use icons of Asia, but instead to try to evoke the feeling of a Westerner traveling for the first time in Asia.
Jordan Mozer

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The heart of the building is a soaring 35 foot tall atrium with huge columns, sculpted plaster walls, exposed original brick, and floor to ceiling velvet curtains.

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The informal Yakshi’s Bar, overlooking the atrium, and Number Ten Lounge are located on the ground floor.

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The Smirnoff Lounge, with its own bar and service, is on the first floor.

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A staircase leads down to the 250 seat Asian-fusion restaurant with 28 feet tall glass doors that open to the leafy courtyard, Dedon Island, an extension to the restaurant during the summer.
The atmosphere is both intimate and open with different areas in the restaurant separated by exposed original brick arches.

The furnishings, with an asian accent, and wrought iron fixtures inspired by the forms once produced in the foundry, are all designed by Mozer.

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The essence of the old structure can be experienced while seated in the candle lit cave under the vaulted brick arches.

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On the top floor you can treat yourself to a few hours of relaxation on the roof terrace, in the sauna, especially designed for the east by Jordan Mozer, or in the wellness area which has a full agenda of treatments.

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To create instantly recognizable identities each area throughout the hotel is characterized by its own scent such as Ginger, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Lotus, or a scent of tangerine close to the spa.

The hotel offers rooms, suites and lofts of various size, comfort and style. Twelve rooms are in the old building while the remaining are located in two new buildings, linked by an atrium.

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The guest rooms, also designed by Mozer, has the bed placed in the middle of the room, open plan bathrooms, custom made sink and mirrors, and original artwork.

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All 128 rooms have large beds (king size), spacious desks, wireless internet access, cable TV, telephone, minibar, safe with PC socket, shower or full bath and separate WC.

Perfect for lectures and presentations, as well as films, the 80 seat East Cinema features the latest in technology.

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The East Private Kitchen is furnished with a dinner table for 20 people, a sofa lounge with bar, a private bedroom and a professional kitchen.

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The hotel is the second collaboration between Mozer and the Hamburg-based restaurant-bar group Gastro Consulting, coming shortly after the completion of a nearby bar called Herzblut, which has also been a big hit.

The area is just a short distance to the center of Hamburg and even closer to the exciting new HafenCity development. If you feel like driving the hotel will let you use their Smart Fortwo microcar.

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East Hotel's Concierge Kathrin Beulshausen will take care of your special wishes.

Architects: Jordan Mozer

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