Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad, in Russia, was inspired by the magical tales of Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffman. Therefore, the designers recreated an impressive theatre full of history and city elements in the lobby, which also included a welcoming area with EARTH Armchairs by BRABBU, to make the customers feel like a part of the fairytale.

Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad: A tale of magical hospitality design

The designers of Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad wanted to merge local history and culture in a sophisticated ambience, but the biggest challenge was to create an intense interior that wouldn’t jeopardize guest comfort.

Entering the lobby, you will find a theatre-like interior where the past comes to life in a contemporary way. Right at the entrance, the Mercure Brand logo can be spotted on a white layered brick wall with a unique layout. In this wall, rest secluded internal spaces with paintings, based on Hoffman’s iconic fairytales, fill the room with art.

Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad: A tale of magical hospitality design

It is also at the hotel entrance that guests will be able to witness what intense interiors really means. Right after the Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad logo sits a welcoming waiting area, ready to comfort guests upon arrival, with custom EARTH Armchairs by BRABBU.

BRABBU Products in Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad

Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad: A tale of magical hospitality design

EARTH Armchairs, with shelter-style arms and a barrel-shaped body, vow to make a statement in any interior, while supplying outstanding comfort.

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Showers of modern lighting fixtures of different lengths and a classic crystal chandelier demand the guests’ attention, enveloping them in this transcendent design experience, honouring the hotel’s waterfront location. As we can see in the images, the hotel lobby makes several references to Kaliningrad’s history and even to its location.

Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad: A tale of magical hospitality design

The rooms of Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad, in their turn, are inspired by the visual aspect of the city, recreating its towers and inclined roofs with a modern twist. Graphic patterns of the city’s historic facades grace the floors, walls and ceilings, bringing the cosmopolitan feeling into the room in a fashionable way.

Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad: A tale of magical hospitality design
Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad: A tale of magical hospitality design

The wall separating the bedroom from the bathroom was created by combining burgundy bricks and glass blocks, resulting in an inimitable look and texture. To bring a sense of warmth and comfort into the bedrooms, vibrant accents were added, such as magenta bed runners, greyish blue chairs and emerald headboards.

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The attention to detail in this hospitality project is remarkable, and it paid off greatly. Through an impeccable use of lighting, colour, texture and art, Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad achieved a flawless atmosphere, combining history, intensity and relaxation.