Creative Spark

5th December 2017 | 25hours Hotel Zurich Langstrasse

Creative Spark No. 1

25hours Hotel Langstrasse, Zurich

by Bruno Marti | 25hours Hotels

About the Hotel

The second 25hours Hotel in Zurich opened in April 2017. The Hotel is located on Europaallee at one of the nodal points in the current urban development project, where the new district runs into the legendary Langstrasse, the traditional district of subculture and revelers. The 170 rooms, restaurant and bar have been designed by the renowned Berlin design team Studio Aisslinger. The crew around head designer Werner Aisslinger created a holistic look under the working title “pocket universe”. Fittingly, the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse sees itself as a miniature cosmos, providing bright new services for a new breed of urban nomads.  The main focus lies on the public areas. The ground floor, comprising lobby, kiosk, restaurant and bar attracts travelers and locals alike. Inspired by pawn shops in the neighborhood, guests have the possibility to pay their accommodation nonmonetary in pieces of art or furniture. The hotel is also host to a regular artist in residence program and invites artists from around the world to work in its in-house atelier.

Creative Spark No. 2

Motel One Zuerich

by Ulrich Demetz | Motel One Development

About the Hotel

Like the Price. Love the Design. – Motel One, the multi-award-winning budget design hotel group, has successfully positioned itself in Germany, Austria, the UK, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Switzerland with 60 hotels and 16.547 rooms. Recently it has opened its second hotel in Switzerland: Motel One Zurich.

 The 394-room hotel enjoys a city centre location and unusual design themes inspired by Switzerland, Lake Zurich and chocolate, which reflect the city’s prominence and elegance. The result is luxury design at affordable prices, with rooms starting at just CHF 169 per night in a single room and CHF 184 in a double room.

 An elegant gold panorama of the Swiss Alps glows behind the reception desk in an impressive setting. In the lounge areas fine leather furniture made from Italian luxury label BAXTER, Tom Dixon felt lamps and golden window drapes create a comfortable atmosphere, along with the iconic Motel One turquoise Egg Chair.

 The rooms are equipped with a high-quality box-spring bed, an LG 43-inch TV, a comfortable leather armchair from Freifrau and velvet curtains from Swiss company Christian Fischbacher. A granite bathroom with Dornbracht taps, thick towels and a Raindance shower creates a mini spa.

 The bar pays homage to Swiss chocolate. A giant golden chocolate wrapper adorns the ceiling above the counter, which looks as if it has been decorated with chocolate chips. A particular culinary treat is the exquisite seasonal selection of fine handmade chocolates specially selected for Motel One Zürich.

Creative Spark No. 3


by Roman Mooser | mooser. lauber. stucky architekten SIA AG 

About the Hotel

Bordering the Arosa forest, a lake and only a few minutes’ walk to the nearest ski lift, the Valsana development marks the entrance to Arosa. 

Relocated backwards from the street, three new buildings will arise on the compound of the former Sporthotel Valsana. One hotel with 40 rooms, nine administered apartments with appendant wellness area and a grand restaurant including a big sun kissed terrace with superb mountaintop views as well as 11 holiday flats is planned. In the basement floor of the buildings an onsite shopping arcade, composed of a supermarket, a sports shop and a medical practice centre, complete the mixed use complex. 

The Valsana development, which has a volume of approximately 55’000 m3, built to the highest environmental and energy standards, will have an underground car park and is just a stone‘s throw from the railway station. The luxurious infrastructure and highly desirable location provide the perfect backdrop for a wonderful alpine retreat.  

Featuring an abundance of wood, ornament, stone and light; this brand new hotel complex built in a new „Swiss-Chalet-Style“; fits perfectly into the surrounding of an alpine Village.   

The redesign of the area should become an attractive eye-catcher in the centre of Arosa. The opening of the new building complex is planned for autumn 2017.