JOI-Design designs two Hiltons in Frankfurt

 Two new Hilton hotels, both designed by JOI-Design, have just opened in Frankfurt’s oblong-shaped horizontal skyscraper The SQUAIRE. The Hilton Frankfurt Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt are said to “reflect the decision by the operating group to introduce a bolder, sleeker design into their flagship hotels (by) combining luxury details and leisure oriented elements, (though) still with a strong offering for business travellers.”

The hotels stand adjacent in a “horizontal skyscraper” called The SQUAIRE, which is 2,165 feet long and 213 feet wide, complete with 1,560,707 square feet of facade that is three-dimensionally curved. This marks the first time two hospitality brands under parent company Hilton Worldwide are opening in the same building in Europe.

The Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport features 334 guest rooms with wireless Internet, a king-size Garden Sleep System bed, work area with ergonomic Mirra chairs designed by Herman Miller, LCD TVs, and sound-proof windows; a restaurant with show kitchen; the Hilton Garden Inn Pavilion Pantry; wellness offerings like a sauna, steam room, and a 24-hour fitness center; and a 24-hour business center and three meeting rooms.

Hilton Frankfurt Airport and Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport at THE SQUAIRE

Hilton Frankfurt Airport (Executive Lounge)

Hilton Frankfurt Airport (Lobby)

Hilton Frankfurt Airport (Restaurant Rise)

Hilton Frankfurt Airport (The FIFTH Lounge Bar)


The Hilton Frankfurt Airport features 249 rooms with LCD TVs, separate work station area, bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower, and sound-proof windows; a Presidential Suite with views over the skyline and airport; a six-story atrium lobby with four glass elevators and “lighting ball” fixtures; signature restaurant Rise; and such wellness offerings as a sauna, steam room, and a 24-hour Hilton Fitness by Precor. It also has two executive floors with an exclusive lounge, plus a business center, 10 meeting rooms and a grand ballroom that can accommodate 570 people and has a ceiling covered in Swarovski crystals.

With almost 600 bedrooms between the two hotels, the design project involved some 200 room types. The rooms feature leather-clad wardrobes and stylised wingback chairs. Lounge details are in 18 carat gold leaf, furniture is in glossy ebony and all the artwork is original. The bathroom is in natural stone with black granite fixtures and a whirlpool lit from above by Swarovski lights.

Unique to the property are JOI-Design’s inclusion of “golden wings”, curved perforated metal sheets that extend over the reception, dining and retail areas, reducing the volume while allowing natural light to flow through from the atrium; and the silver mirrored globe at the east end of the building, a building-within-the-building that accommodates the ballroom and function spaces.

The lounge, bar and restaurant areas are announced from reception by a series of illuminated columns. These feature oak timber flooring, glass pendants above, and gold leafed ceiling panels. JOI-Design also introduced high-backed banquettes, sculptured timber features, and double-sided chairs at the 10th floor executive lounge.

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport & Hilton Frankfurt Airport (Exterior Atrium)

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport (Guest Room)

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport (Lobby)

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport (The Restaurant)

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