DREIMETA designs the 8th 25hours hotel in the cosy style of a captain’s home

The Altes Hafenamt is a listed building with a living history. The brick Wilhelminian-style ensemble originally served as administrative offices for electricity and harbour construction. Built on the Grasbrook in the up-and-coming free port of Hamburg in 1885/86, it is the oldest building in the HafenCity. Not merely a place for charting maps, the harbours office also served for a long time as a point-of-contact for sailors who would bring their experiences from all points of the compass with them. This biography as well as the sensitive handling of the old building are the guiding principles for the interior design. The Augsburg design team DREIMETA led by Armin Fischer is responsible for this and creates the 8th 25hours hotel in the cosy style of a captain’s home: the venerable figure of the old harbour master acts as godfather, providing inspiration to the guests as they move through the house. As much historical detail as possible was preserved and integrated as a creative interpretation. The artistic quality lives from the delicate treatment of exciting materials, nostalgic collectors pieces and new objects.

Values such as multi-functionality, well-being and the joy of originality appear throughout the house and the 49 rooms in the M+, L and XL categories. Characterised by a highly unique layout, the rooms are designed in two different colour schemes. The Boilerman Bar has moved into the former chart room of the Altes Hafenamt: a small, fine and unusual place with a casual character. Precision-mixed highballs are served in the relaxed atmosphere with the feel of a high-class neighbourhood bar.









Info and images courtesy of 25hours Hotels

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