Mondrian Suites Hotel
Creating a home from home in the heart of Berlin
We were commissioned by an international hotel group to transform three hotels in Berlin. The Mondrian Suites is the first of the projects; located in the heart of the former East Berlin near Checkpoint Charlie, the existing 91 room hotel lacked in character and distinctiveness and was not making the most of its prime location.
Our brief was to work in close partnership with out client to define and develop the brand DNA of the chain, before delivering a vision and full reconfiguration that focused closely on how guests would experience the new spaces.
HOME FROM HOME
Travellers today are looking beyond aesthetics, and instead now distinctiveness, authenticity and experience have become a strong driving force for the hospitality industry. Our design solution blends together the worlds of home with hospitality, focusing closely on how people feel, their needs and how a place can create emotional impact. By employing principles of wellbeing, the hotel has been transformed into a welcoming and uplifting experience for guests.
Our “Courtyard” concept draws upon the historic Berlin “Hofe” - hidden colourful Art Deco courtyards that can be discovered in the local area. The new public spaces form a journey through the hotel, full of colour, character and surprise. Each item of furniture was custom-designed in detail to create a comfortable, playful and delightful atmosphere that elevates guests from the everyday and inspire the senses.
Through understanding what people need and how they interact, the public spaces have been shaped to accommodate the different guest types, from single travellers to local companies.
The lounge creates small intimate zones, where people can choose to sit more privately in nooks and corners and observe the world around them, whilst the large communal breakfast table gives the choice to meet other guests and socialise.
By referring back to the “inn” as the starting point for hotels, the transformation has created a warm and characterful haven for guests and locals alike.