Munich-based Ruby Hotels has opened its first property in Germany’s financial center, the Ruby Louise in Frankfurt am Main.
The 215-room hotel is spread over eight floors, an open-plan check-in, bar and café area, and a co-working and chill out lounge, connected via a spiral staircase from the bar. At the heart of the property lies a roof terrace, providing a green oasis in the middle of the city center.
The interior design picks up on the history of Germany‘s Biedermeier era, characterized by the retreat into one’s own four walls, a newly discovered coziness, and an increased desire for walks through gardens and nature. To counteract any stuffiness, street art and graffiti create a link to modern Mainhattan. German street artist Big Birne has created a vibrant mural of Louise herself in larger-than-life form, which overlooks the lounge on the seventh floor. Original antiques bring charm to the public areas, from the Biedermeier desk and typical leather boots to a genuine Biedermeier bonnet. The bar design plays with a contrasting mix of gleaming copper, white marble, and raw concrete and is the focal point of the public areas, which extend over two floors and are connected by a spiral staircase.
On the roof terrace, apple, pear, and cherry trees and herb beds transform the entire outdoor area into a garden typical of the Biedermeier era. The space is equipped with sun loungers, fatboy chairs, a rooftop bar, numerous tables, and a garden pavilion.
Photo: Courtesy of Ruby Hotels