THDP – UK and Italian architecture and interior design multi award winning studio with expertise in hospitality and high end residential projects spanning multiple countries – is renowned for creating true gems of art and beauty.
The Hilton Frankfurt City Centre, finalist at the Sbid International Design Awards 2020 and shortlisted for the International Hotel and Property Awards, stands among the latest projects signed by THDP. The uniqueness of the project lies in the observation of the environment and cultural background of the place, thus joining and reflecting the enchanting eclecticism and modernity of Frankfurt city.
The inspiration provided by Frankfurt city and its position as a global financial hub is combined with a particular focus on the consumers’ priorities and expectations in terms of latest technologies. Indeed, the ‘smart modern approach’ chosen by Nicholas Hickson and Manuela Mannino – co-owners and creative directors of THPD – takes into account the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre’s international guests and their understanding of what luxury means.
The modern design of the rooms is therefore tailored to the modern business traveller, with a selection of neutral colours and warm timber panelling and flooring, thus imbuing a familiar feeling blended with smart and business touches. The rooms are also equipped with high-tech solutions, modern light fittings and carefully selected artworks that aim at giving a glimpse into the local culture.
The Hilton Frankfurt City Centre’s modern structure also provides his guests with an exclusive space of healing and recovery: the new Hudson Yards Bar. The adaptable framework of the Hudson Yards Bar consists of a back bar having swing doors closing a ‘day’ focus section for coffee, afternoon teas and cakes, and a ‘night’ time set up of cocktails and spirits.
Headboard as design centre piece
Designed as a place of refreshment for business travellers, the bar features a New York style, with brass gantry shelving, custom counter lights, brass foot stops, strong colours and natural leather details.
Finally, the design project developed by THDP includes the refurbishment and modernization of the check-in area, in the sign of a style continuity with the new guests rooms and suites. The new check-in area is provided with individual check-in pods, thus ensuring the easy flow of people inside the building and maximising the comfort of the guests. The bespoke design purposely resemble a concierge desk at a New York residential high rise, with rounded shaped check-in pods incorporating natural Rosso Levanto marble, copper mesh and walnut veneer, so as to elevate the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre to the level of a modern luxury space.