Ahlen, January 2014. – On 31 January 2014 the acclaimed hotel chain operator 25hours opened its first design hotel in Berlin’s historic building ensemble, Bikini Berlin. All bathrooms in the hotel are styled with the latest products from premium manufacturer KALDEWEI: amply sized, floor-level shower surfaces and baths made of superior KALDEWEI steel enamel combine outstanding design with quality and efficiency. Comfort Select as electronic controls and the pioneering bath audio system Sound Wave add comfort-enhancing technology as the latest bathroom innovations from KALDEWEI to the 25hours Bikini Berlin.
In line with the hotel operator’s original design concept, the guestrooms and the bathrooms of the new 25hours Bikini Berlin are furnished in a modern and individual style. In twelve suites guests are treated to a breathtaking view of Berlin even from the comfort of their bath: free-standing KALDEWEI Classic Duo Oval Wide baths in Arctic White matt with panelling in modern City-Anthracite matt are integrated harmoniously into the rooms. The Comfort Select electronic controls from KALDEWEI allow precise setting of the desired water temperature at the tip of a finger – as the modern overflow KALDEWEI Comfort Level Plus ensures discreet filling of the bath for optimal depth of immersion. Those seeking to experience unforgettable moments of relaxation can use KALDEWEI’s bath audio system Sound Wave to immerse, quite literally, in their favourite tunes. Sound Wave plays back audio files from virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device. Even empty, the bath acts as the sound box, and when filled, spreads gentle ripples of music all through the water.
Innovative bathroom equipment for discriminating guests
Christoph Hoffmann, CEO/partner of the 25hours Hotel Company, has no doubt that the new KALDEWEI technology will impress the discriminating clientele of the 25hours Bikini Berlin: “We have added the KALDEWEI Sound Wave system and the Comfort Select controls to create a wow effect.” For the same reason, the KALDEWEI Conoduo baths selected for a further ten suites of the new design hotel were installed with all the above equipment options. Along with the modern KALDEWEI baths, the 25hours Bikini Berlin also opted for floor-level enamelled shower surfaces from the premium manufacturer. The Superplan Plus model in City-Anthracite matt integrates harmoniously with the room design. The matt finish discreetly provides comfortable anti-slip properties without compromising on the shower design. In sizes up to 100 x 180 cm it offers ample space for an enjoyable shower experience.
Design hotel fuses styles in urban jungle
The historic Bikini Berlin area in the city’s western district is the perfect address for the new design hotel. Christoph Hoffmann is pleased about its exquisite setting: “We had looked at various locations over the years and believe that the Bikini Berlin is an effective beacon. Its post-war architecture is exciting both from an aesthetic and a historical aspect, and its location right where the vibrant Breitscheidplatz meets the green oasis of Berlin’s Tiergarten Zoo creates a natural tension that fuels the styling and design of our hotel.” Joining Hamburg, Frankfurt, Zurich and Vienna, Berlin is the fifth establishment of the unconventional hotel chain that has attracted guests from all over the world with unique styling and upmarket service standards for some ten years now.
The interior design of the new 25hours Bikini Berlin, devised under the direction of noted architectural firm Aisslinger, creatively follows the hotel’s locale in forging a bridge between nature and culture: The 149 guest rooms present a fusion of styles that represent the “urban jungle” and offer all the amenities required for an exclusive stay in Berlin. In the style of the other 25hours establishments guests here will find the same attention to detail in its interior design. Half of the guestrooms offer a view of the monkey and elephant enclosures in Berlin’s Tiergarten Zoo and follow a warm design concept using natural materials and colours. The other half promises a magnificent sight of Berlin’s western landmarks: the Breitscheidplatz, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the vibrant Kurfürstendamm. These rooms are designed in a more urban style, based on Berlin’s edgy, creative side.
KALDEWEI – the perfect partner for hotels
KALDEWEI is the perfect partner for hotels with a high standard of design and quality. The products supplied by the premium manufacturer stand out from the rest with exclusive design and excellent material properties. All baths, shower trays and enamelled shower surfaces are made of high-quality KALDEWEI steel enamel. This material is so robust that it shows no signs of wear even after many years of use. Along with exceptional hygienic properties, KALDEWEI steel enamel also excels in other areas including quick and easy cleaning making chemical detergents unnecessary. The KALDEWEI brand therefore provides hoteliers and investors with aesthetic and reliable product solutions – guaranteed for 30 years.
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Christoph Hoffmann is delighted with the successful symbiosis of the 25hours Bikini Berlin and KALDEWEI.
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On 31 January 2014 the 25hours hotel operator opened an establishment in the historic Bikini Berlin building ensemble.
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The interior design of the new 25hours Bikini Berlin, devised under the direction of noted architectural firm Aisslinger, creatively follows the hotel’s locale in forging a bridge between nature and culture: The 149 guest rooms present a fusion of styles that represent the “urban jungle” and offer all the amenities required for an exclusive stay in Berlin.
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The COMFORT SELECT controls and the innovative bath audio system SOUND WAVE enhance the comfort in 22 suites of the 25hours design hotel Bikini Berlin. SOUND WAVE allows music and other audio files to be played via Bluetooth, with the bath acting as the sound box. The COMFORT SELECT operating panel conveniently allows adjustment of the water temperature at the tip of a finger to precisely the desired degree and digitally regulates the water inlet and outflow.
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The enamelled shower surface SUPERPLAN XXL in City Anthracite Matt integrates harmoniously with the room design. Available in generous sizes, it offers ample space for an enjoyable shower experience. The matt finish discreetly provides comfortable anti-slip properties without compromising on the shower design.
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