With all the effort that hotels go through to make you feel right at home, it’s a shame that guests don’t quite get the chance to establish residence for long.
Lindley Lindenberg, the third Lindenberg establishment in Frankfurt am Main, continues the unique Lindenberg hotel practice of offering extended stays. Like its predecessors, Lindley Lindenberg’s impetus is to establish communities between long-term tenants and overnight guests. “We are neither a classic hotel nor a flat share community – and yet, we’re both at the same time,” says Denise Omurca, who runs the hotel along with Christian Velthuizen and Nils Jansen.
German studio Franken Architekten designed the hotel’s shared living spaces to take up the full vertical height of the seven-story building so that from the street, the facade resembles a series of shop windows – a ‘Wunderkiste’ (Pandora’s Box) as the architects call it, a “diorama of the Lindenberg world.”
“This shop window turns the guest community into a visible part of city life,” they added.
The shared spaces extend beyond community kitchens and common rooms to an indoor farm operated by permaculture group Braumannswiesen that produces home-cooked sauces, a parlor that holds records and books, and a wild garden with quince, apple, and pear trees spreading shade around a central water basin.
The interior design led by studio ABERJA bridges Art Nouveau and Art Deco with an emphasis on precise lines and arches giving tangible form to eclectic patterns. Each of the 100 guest rooms is kept to a minimal size and outfitted with filigreed steel room dividers for open-concept living.
Thonet chairs were carefully collected by studio ABERJA over the years and then refurbished, they now are displayed on all floors alongside e15 tables, vintage Frank Landau lamps, shelves by Muller Van Severen, beds and furniture by Fennobed, and bespoke lamps by Studio ABERJA themselves.
Dark and coarse mastic asphalt flooring is softened by warm walnut wood interiors, heavy curtains, and cushions from Kinnasand, which offer texture and warmth to diamond-shaped tiles by Kaufmann Keramik and Wiener Gerflecht.
What: Lindley Lindenberg
Where: Lindleystrasse 17 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
How much? Starting from $185
Highlights: Unique shared spaces such as an indoor herbarium, a parlor, and a wild garden encourage guests to truly dwell and reside here instead of rushing out of doors.
Book it: Visit Lindley Lindenberg