Motel One launches refreshed One Lounge in Hamburg

Motel One - the design led, budget brand – has unveiled its latest lounge design in Hamburg, Germany.

All the group’s 54 hotels feature the One Lounge, a space created for relaxation and contemplation – the perfect home away from home.

Comfortable chairs, stylish decor and a striking sense of identity with the local area; the One Lounges are Motel One’s most unique feature.

Motel One has four hotels in the free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, providing guests wonderful choice when it comes to exploring highlights from the Port, to the Alster, St Michaelis Church and the Altona Fish Market.

Most recently two of these hotels have been redesigned in a new Hanseatic design – Motel One Hamburg-Alster and Motel One Hamburg-Airport.

The theme for the new design at Motel One Hamburg-Alster is based upon the typical Hanseatic sport; sailing on the Alster.

In the reception area guests are greeted with golden lettering spelling out “Alster”, complemented by imagery of a popular winter pastime - skating on the frozen lake.

This sporty and aquatic theme is echoed throughout the One Lounge with wooden wavy slats representing the river’s flowing waters and beautiful black and white graphics depicting sailing adventures on the water.

Small nods towards the theme can be seen thanks to carefully chosen decorations including boat lights, skates, swans and paper ships.

The paint is also drying on another Motel One property in the city, Motel One Hamburg-Airport.

Here the design focuses on aviation and the aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal.

In the One Lounge the theme is evident in every impressive detail from wooden propellers to high-quality aluminium model aeroplanes and historical photographs.

The attractive redesign is complemented by carpets from designer Jan Kath in cloud optics, smoothly tying in the fascination with flying.

The redesigned One Lounge is beautifully illuminated by 50 chrome, brass and copper lights by designer Tom Dixon. 

Comfortable leather chairs and velvet covered Fritz Hansen chairs invite guests to sit-back and relax, much like a First Class airport lounge.