Stepping on a moving story - Hotel Zoo

Berlin - Since its foundation in 1911, the Hotel Zoo has been the meeting place of great personalities. Even famous film stars who attended their film premieres in the neighboring Kino Zoo Palast - such as Romy Schneider, Hildegard Knef, Grace Kelly or Gina Lollobrigida - were illustrious guests here.

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The hotel experienced a changeful history. Far reaching events occured and went. In the upcoming renovation in 2012, the American designer Dayna Lee therefore took on the task of preserving the flair ofthe past and transferring the splendor of the 1900s into the 21st century. With great attention to detail!

The hotel was reoppened in November 2014 with its 145 rooms and suites after a two year refurbishment phase. Lee has created a modern townhouse with her design studio Powerstrip Studios. The exclusive carpets by DESIGNERCARPETS fit perfectly into the overall picture and skilfully accentuate the special atmosphere of this hotel. 

The Living Room

In the seven meter high and light flooded entrance area, Dayna Lee sets velvet fabrics against leather and mixes rich pink with yellow and violet. The Nepal hand knotted Kaleidoscope rug made of pure silk, designed by Carmen Stallbaumer, adorns the florr and also plays with these shades.

The Grace Bar

The hand knotted and limited to 150 copies of Com un Camp Llaurat carpet is perfect for the muted and exotic flair of the bar. Also this carpet is knotted in Nepal. Its design pays homage to the artist Joan Hernández Pijuan, a painter of silence. 

The "Industrial Rooms"

The designer opted for the color scheme of eggshell, taupe and lilac for the elegant rooms in a homely townhouse atmosphere. The same colors can be found in the Ghengis 1 carpet by D-Range. This rug is made using hand tufted technique and consists of Tibetan highland wool and a natural silk mixture.

The Suites

The suites have lost nothing of their old splendor and radiate in sophisticated cream and chocolate tones, emphasized with individual, golden accents. The carpets Kaleidoscope and Rêveur by Carmen Stallbaumer look as if they were created for these rooms. Both rugs are hand knotted in Nepal from pure silk. 

All images: Image courtesy of Design HotelsT

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