Christian Stan, at 4 Jun. 20, in City Hotels, Hotels, News

Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection of characterful independent hotels, continues to expand its European footprint with the opening of Gekko House, the brand’s second hotel in Germany and first in Frankfurt. The hotel was opened in March.

The 128-room urban-designed hotel is situated in the heart of Frankfurt’s up-and-coming Gallus district known for its converted warehouses and factories, which is now home to eclectic music venues and theatres. Frankfurt-based Morgen Interiors led the design, creating a captivating urban aesthetic reflective of Frankfurt’s open-minded culture whilst inviting spontaneity and fun, inspired by the hotel’s motto, ‘life is crazy.

Guest rooms at Gekko House juxtapose exposed concrete walls with wooden flooring, hand-blown statement glass lighting fixtures, olive green furniture and lavish velvet seating. Each room offers floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning skyline views across Germany’s only skyscraper city. In addition, they boast a Marshall Music Box, Nespresso coffee machine, amenities by Australian organic skincare brand Grown Alchemist and a Gekko House curated city guide. On the ground floor, guests are led to the hotel entrance via an intimate passage, where cherry wood panelling meets deep olive furnishings and eye-catching tapestries. In the lobby, guests can shop at The Gekko Späti, where the team have hand-picked a selection of artisanal drinks and snacks, as well as local souvenirs and gadgets.

At the heart of Gekko House is the restaurant and bar, Chicago Williams, a Berlin-born BBQ concept established in 2012 by Nawid Samawat. A spacious lounge bar leads to the restaurant with an open kitchen serving up German beer and cured meat specialties like baby back ribs and beef brisket alongside soulful dishes like macaroni and cheese. Designed in deep red tones, the interior features a wooden floor with oak tables and copper detailing. For a more intimate experience, diners can be seated next to the black-tiled smoker room where they can watch the chefs work their creative magic in the kitchen. This Summer, Gekko House will open Chicago Beach Rooftop on the eighth floor – a lounge bar with unbeatable views of the city’s skyline.

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