Congratulations to Gekko Group who have been shortlisted for Hotel Under 200 Rooms Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2017

design et al are delighted to announce that Gekko Group have been shortlisted for Hotel Under 200 Rooms Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2017.

The Provocateur in Berlin brings the 1920s of Paris back to Berlin and will be a one of a kind hotel designed by Saar Zafrir from Amsterdam. With the Provocateur in Berlin, opening in March 2017, the 1920s of Paris will be brought back as a tribute to this former time and lifestyle and it meets the urban Berlin of today. This hotel can be seen as a little and burlesque brother of the hotel brand Roomers from Micky and Alex, the Gekko-boys. The designer Saar Zafrir from Amsterdam is responsible for the burlesque interior design, he brings in new ideas by implementing the long-lost lifestyle into the hotel. Some examples: there is no traditional lobby like in any other hotel, but instead the guests enter a big living room when entering the Provocateur, which includes a bar and a restaurant with seductive niches and corners to get spoiled by excellent drinks and food.IHPGekkoGroup_HotelUnder200ROoms_Provocateur_ThumbnailThat is because the bar is based on the award-winning concept from Roomers Bar in Frankfurt and the restaurant, serving modern Chinese Parisienne food, is run under the direction of the renowned chef Duc Ngo who is the man behind restaurants like Kuchi, Madame Ngo, and moriki. The so called “Provocateur Mode” is one of several examples for supporting the unique lifestyle and burlesque design of the brand; if guests activate it, they will experience a special sensual atmosphere within their rooms. Generally seen, everything in the hotel and therefore also the interior design can be seen as a aesthetic bridge building from Oscar Wilde to Èdith Piaf and it will be a totally new and fascinating experience for hotel guests.IHPGekkoGroup_HotelUnder200ROoms_Provocateur_2The design of Paris at 1920 combined with the urban lifestyle of Berlin today makes this project so different and outstanding. With Roomers, Micky and Alex already reinterpret the classic Grand Hotels successfully, but with Provocateur a new kind of Lifestyle hotel arises. The design of Saar Zafrir is perfectly aligned with the 1920s of Paris that meets the urban Berlin of today and spreads burlesque charm to a city that is so diverse, but which has lacked a hotel and the corresponding design like this one before. The designer uses the reconstructed space perfectly for integrating red velvet and satin which is typical for the 1920s.IHPGekkoGroup_HotelUnder200ROoms_Provocateur_3

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