How 1920s German architecture influenced Hotel Elephant Weimar’s design

Marriott International's Autograph Collection soft brand has reopened the Hotel Elephant Weimar in Germany following a nine-month renovation.  Located in the city center’s market square, the hotel is known for its Art Deco and Bauhaus features, and for its connection to notable historic figures, including Goethe.

Hotel Elephant Weimar has 99 guestrooms, all redesigned to celebrate the property’s artistic and architectural heritage. Three suites are named after art, literature and architectural luminaries that previously stayed as guests, including Lyonel Feininger, Thomas Mann and Walter Gropius.

Bost Interior Design and DK Architekten, which drew inspiration from the 1920s and a mix of iconic German structural design and modern flourishes. Taking inspiration from Germany’s literary figure, Goethe, and his Theory of Colours, the color palette used throughout the property consists of natural tones of grey, blue and emerald. Contemporary artwork adorns the hotel walls, including those from German artists Georg Baselitz and Elvira Bach.


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For dining, the property has Restaurant AnnA, which has a contemporary setting. Guests can also enjoy their meal alfresco, seated in the garden terrace.

The Lichtsaal room is situated in the heart of the hotel as a cultural hub for guests. The space has an art collection, as well as curated program concerts, readings and plays.

For meetings and events, the hotel has 560 square meters (6,028 square feet) of adaptable space, accommodating up to 100 guests per room. There are three meeting rooms filled with natural light and equipped with conference technology.

A sauna and fitness area will also be opening in February 2019.

Photo credit: Autograph Collection Hotels