The "Hotel Concorde", a new building of the French hotelgroup Louvre Hotels, does not only carry the architect’s signature regarding the exterior, Jan Kleihues was also asked to design its interior.
Being positioned right next to the renowned Kurfürstendamm the hotel includes 267 rooms, 44 suites, 8 seminar rooms, a ballroom, a restaurant, a bar and a wellness area.
The interior as well as the exterior of the hotel show one clear artistic vision, its 17 storeys narrow to the corner and develop vertically with numerous setbacks.
Major material of the facade is a limestone of a brighter colour. The windows are dynamically positioned in line according to the curves and setbacks of the building figure. Strongly moulded stripes of limestone define the horizontals.
The interior was designed in a timeless deduced elegance being highly modern but independent from any fashion.
In the interior the horizontal lines of the facade show new combinations and follow along the walls through the public areas only to find themselves to meander three dimensionally into furniture. Numerous pieces such as armchairs (Walter Knoll), lamps (Spectral), doorknobs (Valli & Valli) and even carpets were exclusively designed for the hotel.
Dominant materials are walnut timber, smoked oak timber, Corean and Carrara marble.