Digital dreams

Monday 02 May 2011

Music-inspired Berlin hotel creatively meets every guest's need

A beautiful hotel embraces human needs, desires and behaviours.

nhow hotel is designed for comfort and positive energy; every detail is meant to fulfill and create new fantasies.

The hotel celebrates Berlin’s modern zeitgeist and connects it to the rest of the world by creating a 'technorganic' land of data-driven art and spaces. Set on the Spree River, the old line between East and West Berlin, the nhow Berlin bridges the digital age of information and the physical and spiritual needs of visitors.

The East Tower rooms feature a sunrise/sunset colour scheme of warm golds and invigorating pinks. The West Tower Technolux rooms have cooler colour schemes of grey, blue and pink. High aloft the hotel, the upper towers have premium views of the Spree River, and are awash with calm colours, ideal for business travellers or for peaceful get-aways.

In each guest room bold Digipop artwork serves as the bed headboard, imagery meant to inspire dreams. Underfoot the custom patterned flooring is made of printed recyclable wood laminate. Karim designed a two-way mirror to hide the flat screen television when not in use.

Remarkably the mirror seems to morph into the chrome desk cantilevered from the wall. Leaving no detail unnoticed, the bathroom walls are white gradient glass allowing natural light in while still giving guests privacy. Playing to modern digital needs, guests can play their own tunes from an in-room iPod dock and connect their laptop to the television. The lighting can be personalized to create different preset moods: work, play and relax.

In premium rooms, a curved wall divider separates the bedroom from the living area. An inset television rotates within the wall for viewing in bed or while lounging on the leather couch in the separate living room or working from the sculptural fiberglass desk. The spacious bathroom features a freestanding bathtub in custom colours, large glass showers, mosaic tile floors, double sinks and the luxury nhow amenities to pamper oneself.

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