The new 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino sits directly on Piazza San Paulino in the old town of Florence, just round the corner from Central Station. Comprising three properties, the building ensemble has 173 rooms and 10,750 sqm of floor space.
An Italian restaurant with a fresh design is taking shape on the roofed patio of the historical bank building from the 18th century. A characteristic café will enliven the Piazza San Paulino, while an elegant bar will celebrate the culture of sophisticated drinking.
“Italy has topped the list of preferred locations in our expansion strategy for some time now, so we’re particularly delighted about our imminent launch on the Florentine market. The building itself has huge potential, and the spacious public areas will certainly get our creative juices flowing”, says a visibly excited Florian Kollenz, Chief Development Officer at 25hours Hotels.
Renovation of the partially listed complex of buildings is in the capable hands of the Florentine architects from Genius Loci Architettura, while interior designer Paola Navone is sure to add surprises to the design and development. Blending tradition with modernity in her typically wilful style, we can look forward to her playfully personal take on the dichotomous forces of Dante’s Inferno and Paradiso.
25hours is venturing out beyond the borders of Europe for the first time and will open a hotel, jointly planned with Accorhotels, 2021 in Dubai. With 434 rooms, the One Central development project will become the largest 25hours Hotel to date.
Christoph Hoffmann, CEO of the 25hours Hotel Company, explains: “We are currently at a stage in which we are learning a lot about the new market and its culture; this also means investigating how we will accommodate the local climate. The 25hours Hotel in Dubai will be a unique establishment that reflects the spirit and internationality of Dubai.”
The hotel’s theme picks up on hakawati, the Arabic tradition of storytelling, playfully mirroring the regional culture and incorporating its influences in numerous details of the interior design – in typical 25hours style. Its variety of eateries invite guests on a culinary journey through Europe, giving locals and travellers a perfect arena in which to socialise and switch off from Dubai’s hustle and bustle. A spectacular view of the Emirates Towers and the surrounding area opens up from the roof terrace of the Greek tavern, while the outside pool on the 6th floor is a tantalisingly refreshing place to cool down and relax.
The 25hours Hotel Company is planning to open a new 25hours Hotel in the centre of Copenhagen at the beginning of 2024.
The new building is located in the city centre on the island of Christiansholm, which is also known as Paper Island. The island gets its name from its past, as giant rolls of paper were stored here and used for Danish newspapers. In recent years, Paper Island has developed into an urban destination at the heart of Copenhagen’s harbour district. The Opera House and theatre are also located nearby.
The area will also continue to develop strongly in the future: a new public park and promenade encircling the entire island will open next to the hotel, in between the Opera House and Christiansholm. A new waterfront culture centre is also planned, which will particularly highlight the great importance of water in the history of Copenhagen.
We managed to hire the Danish experts at COBE as architects for the 128-room hotel. 25hours will once again be turning to Stylt Trampoli from Gothenburg for the interior design. The award-winning 25hours Hotel Das Tour in Düsseldorf was also designed alongside the Swedish team in 2018.
The 25hours Hotel Company continues its success story and expands to Denmark. The former university building right next to the Round Tower was home to the Faculties of Theology and Law until 2017, but was also the Royal Porcelain Factory from 1775 and a printers and paper factory from 1885. The 25hours Hotel in Copenhagen will feature 243 rooms and, in addition to inspiring culinary highlights, will also offer a wellness area and a large landscaped courtyard for neighbours.
"Copenhagen has always been a favoured destination. The city radiates creative energy, is a pioneer in mobility and has probably one of the most exciting culinary scenes in Europe. We have been extensively involved in the hotel market for the past five years and have reviewed a number of projects. It has finally worked out for us after several attempts and we couldn't be happier. The combination of location, size of the property and development partner is simply unique.", says Florian Kollenz, Chief Development Officer of the 25hours Hotel company.
25hours Hotels signed a long-term lease agreement with the real estate company Hines for a unique building in the heart of the Danish capital's old town. Local architects from BBP ARKITEKTER in Copenhagen and British interior designers from Martin Brudnizki Design Studios in London are working on a hotel concept with the support of the in-house creative team.