25hours Hotel Bikini
“Live differently!” is the motto of ‘Bikini Berlin’, a project that centers on joie de vivre, intelligent consumption, prosperity without a bad conscience and sustainable growth. It began in October 2009, when the urban development contract between the Bayerische Hausbau and Berlin district Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf was signed. The aim was to remodel the heritage-protected “Zoobogen”, which consisted of the “Bikini house” across the street from the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the high-rise at the corner of Hardenbergplatz, the Berlinale-famous cinema “Zoo Palast”, the little high rise and the parking garage.
Since the start of 2014, ‘Bikini Berlin’ has been an urban shopping mall with gastronomic facilities, a cinema, and stylish offices. It is also the home of the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin.
The 7,000 sqm hotel (net square footage) has an “urban jungle” interior design concept created by design studio aisslinger, and offers 149 extraordinary rooms and suites. While on the zoo-side the rooms are fully glazed and offer a fantastic view over the extensive Tiergarten, the rooms on the other side present a ‘city life’ feeling. The guest enters the hotel via an impressive roof landscape situated above the bikini mall. A bakery with approximately 25 inside and terrace seats and a multifunctional working and event zone are placed on the same level. The 9th floor focuses on health and wellness. On the tenth floor, a restaurant and a rooftop bar with an outstanding 360° views welcomes both Berlin and Berlin visitors alike.
Horwath HTL Germany supported the 25hours Hotel Company with hotel specific project management tasks (technical assistance) acting as an interface between the hotel operator and investor. During this project, we focused on the coordination and optimization of the planning and implementation, controlling the budget for the finishing works by the investor, and in the organization of the FF&E/SOE-finishing by the operator.