Is there a better way to start a new week than with a good dose of interior design inspiration? Let me tackle the task by sharing a few shots from my stay at the cool design hotel 25hours Hotel Zurich West in Zurich, Switzerland, last week. I was lucky enough to be invited by Zurich Tourism and the hotel to spend a weekend in the Swiss city and discover its design scene. Staying at the 25hours Hotel was the best starting point for a design filled weekend. I will share more design inspiration from Zurich next Monday, stay tuned!
The German hotel chain 25hours Hotels is one of my favorites already. I was staying at their hotels in Hamburg and Berlin in Germany and this was my first visit to their house in Zurich, Switzerland. Every city features a different design approach as they are always designed by different, mostly local designers. The 25hours Hotel Zurich West was designed by the Swiss-Argentinian designer Alfredo Häberli and reflects aspects of Zurich as a city with reference to classic ideas like banking (little coins inset in the flooring, rooms named after precious metals etc.) but also to its landscape (the lakes and boats) and food scene (chocolates, macarons and more).
What I like most about the 25hours Hotels is their cheeky, not-too-serious attitude that makes a stay there super relaxed and cool. No pretentious behaviors, no uptight manners, everything is easy-going, creative and cool. This atmosphere is translated into the colourful design of the hotel and lots of indoor plants creating a real Urban Jungle Bloggers vibe (of course I liked that a lot!!). The hotel also offers the great Neni restaurant with the delicious Middle Eastern infused cuisine by chef Haya Molcho. A kitchen club for cookery courses, a sauna with a view over Zurich rooftops, a colourful living room area and a design kiosk for last minute shopping round-up the offer of this urban hotel for design lovers.
Usually I would sum up my blog post by saying: If you plan a weekend in Zurich anytime soon, make sure you pick this hotel as your basis. But today I will make my conclusion even more enticing: You can win one free night for 2 persons including breakfast in the 25hours Hotel Zurich West by repinning THIS IMAGE on Pinterest. The giveaway will be running until December 8, 2014, midnight CET. One winner will be picked randomly. Join in this fabulous & first Pinterest giveaway on my blog!
Happy new week, friends!
Photography by Igor Josifovic