Hendrick, Zimmer, Frankfurt native and master student at the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts, combines materials such as photos, newspapers and posters with painting elements in his ‘décollages’. The result? You can find interesting references to the book publishing industry when you take a closer look at the colourful grids and structures in his work. Learn more in our making of video and art flyer.
Our hotel in Frankfurt am Main could also go by the name ‘Mainhattan Central’. After all, there’s almost no place more central than the Motel One Frankfurt-Römer. The old town is right around the corner, featuring the city’s medieval town hall, the Römer. The design hotel is also close to St Paul’s Church, Frankfurt Cathedral and the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst. The Goethe House, where the German poet was born in 1749, is just a short walk away. While culture and history enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, the area also has a lot to offer fashionistas and foodies. The city centre with its cafés, restaurants and shopping streets is right on the doorstep of our affordable hotel, meaning there’s nothing standing in the way of a leisurely stroll through the city. And in case you get bored of this side of the river, you can conveniently cross the Main over the Eiserner Steg footbridge from the old town to the trendy Brückenviertel neighbourhood.
Or read another book: Frankfurt is one of the early centres of book publishing and trade – and, of course, the home of the international annual book fair. So it’s no wonder that the design concept of our budget hotel in Frankfurt centres on the book as a medium. From floating paper page lamps at reception to silver-coated decorative letters in the breakfast area, the interior is inspired by the industrial manufacturing process and a charming library atmosphere. But if you’re imagining dusty tomes and dark reading corners, you’re mistaken: modern furniture design and colourful works from the paintbrush of artist Henrik Zimmer – who creatively investigated the topic of ‘reading’ for us – are more likely to remind you of a fairy tale.