Timeless Bathroom Design and Performance at Core of Hotel Offering

by | Nov 29, 2019 | #bathrooms

Elegant, timeless design blends with sustainability for Ideal Standard’s latest bathrooms developed for a hybrid hotel concept 

Located in the natural setting of the Allerpark region in Wolfsburg, Germany, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Wolfsburg wanted a bathroom offering that satisfied the needs of both leisure and business guests.

By working with Ideal Standard, the £27 million hotel has been able to develop a hybrid hotel concept that ensures all guests’ comfort are fulfilled, while also offering sustainable, efficient solutions that help reduce the total cost of ownership.

Ideal Standard teamed up with the Baum Group to create timeless and elegant bathrooms to complement the property’s beautiful setting of the Allerpark region, one of Germany’s largest sports, leisure and recreation destinations attracting two million visitors each year.

The £27 million Courtyard by Marriott Hotel is located in the natural setting of the Allerpark region in Wolfsburg, Germany

The entire architecture and interior design of the hotel is focused around connecting the internal features of the hotel to nature and its stunning external environment.

Floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows offer an immersive view of the landscape and the lake while illuminating each room’s atmosphere with natural light.

One key architectural feature is the visual inclusion of the bathroom: a floor-to-ceiling glass panel between the bathroom and the living area, which creates a clear view through the rooms to the outdoors. A black-out curtain closes the panel completely when privacy is needed. 

“As a franchisee we’ve been able to develop our own hotel and interior design concept that embraces the surrounding natural world and the park landscape,” explains Hotel Manager Christoph Neumann. With its four storeys, the building doesn’t tower over the trees in the park. Its wood composite façade allows the building to seamlessly blend into the environment.” 

Courtyard by Marriott’s interior designer Christian Stötzer comments, “Our task was to find a design that was timeless and the challenge here was to bring this design into all of the rooms. When we first came here, we saw the lake and the outdoor space and it was clear that we wanted to draw this into the interior design.” 

With the natural setting integral to the design of the hotel, it was important that the technological features of the products, while offering high levels of functionality and comfort to service the hotel’s high footfall, also considered the environmental impact and total cost of ownership.

The design of the bathroom with its accents of colour and varied shapes across the sink, fittings and toilet solutions are seamlessly integrated

“We compared products from different manufacturers during the design process. In the end, Ideal Standard was the right fit for us – from specification services, the broad range of products, to the standard of technology and design. We also based our decision on the positive experience we’ve already had with Ideal Standard at other Baum Group properties,” reports Neumann. 

The design of the bathroom with its accents of colour and varied shapes across the sink, fittings and toilet solutions are seamlessly integrated, both visually and kinesthetically. Purist Strada sinks, Tesi fittings and a toilet with AquaBlade flushing technology were chosen. The sink’s rectangular shape and slim edges are iconic Strada design elements.

A floor-to-ceiling glass panel between the bathroom and the living area creates a clear view through the rooms to the outdoors

The different technologies chosen across all three ranges increase the hotel’s comfort, offer high levels of efficiency and provide sustainable solutions. There’s a hot water temperature limiter (HWTB), while CLICK technology reduces water consumption and offers quick and easy installation (EASY-FIX). In the toilet, the patented AquaBlade technology sets new standards in design and optimum flushing performance, even when using small quantities of water. 

 Ideal Standard / ideal-standard.co.uk

Timeless Bathroom Design and Performance at Core of Hotel Offering

by | Nov 29, 2019 | #bathrooms

Elegant, timeless design blends with sustainability for Ideal Standard’s latest bathrooms developed for a hybrid hotel concept

Located in the natural setting of the Allerpark region in Wolfsburg, Germany, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Wolfsburg wanted a bathroom offering that satisfied the needs of both leisure and business guests.

By working with Ideal Standard, the £27 million hotel has been able to develop a hybrid hotel concept that ensures all guests’ comfort are fulfilled, while also offering sustainable, efficient solutions that help reduce the total cost of ownership.

Ideal Standard teamed up with the Baum Group to create timeless and elegant bathrooms to complement the property’s beautiful setting of the Allerpark region, one of Germany’s largest sports, leisure and recreation destinations attracting two million visitors each year.

The entire architecture and interior design of the hotel is focused around connecting the internal features of the hotel to nature and its stunning external environment.

Floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows offer an immersive view of the landscape and the lake while illuminating each room’s atmosphere with natural light.

One key architectural feature is the visual inclusion of the bathroom: a floor-to-ceiling glass panel between the bathroom and the living area, which creates a clear view through the rooms to the outdoors. A black-out curtain closes the panel completely when privacy is needed. 

“As a franchisee we’ve been able to develop our own hotel and interior design concept that embraces the surrounding natural world and the park landscape,” explains Hotel Manager Christoph Neumann. With its four storeys, the building doesn’t tower over the trees in the park. Its wood composite façade allows the building to seamlessly blend into the environment.” 

Courtyard by Marriott’s interior designer Christian Stötzer comments, “Our task was to find a design that was timeless and the challenge here was to bring this design into all of the rooms. When we first came here, we saw the lake and the outdoor space and it was clear that we wanted to draw this into the interior design.” 

With the natural setting integral to the design of the hotel, it was important that the technological features of the products, while offering high levels of functionality and comfort to service the hotel’s high footfall, also considered the environmental impact and total cost of ownership.

“We compared products from different manufacturers during the design process. In the end, Ideal Standard was the right fit for us – from specification services, the broad range of products, to the standard of technology and design. We also based our decision on the positive experience we’ve already had with Ideal Standard at other Baum Group properties,” reports Neumann. 

The design of the bathroom with its accents of colour and varied shapes across the sink, fittings and toilet solutions are seamlessly integrated, both visually and kinesthetically. Purist Strada sinks, Tesi fittings and a toilet with AquaBlade flushing technology were chosen. The sink’s rectangular shape and slim edges are iconic Strada design elements.

The different technologies chosen across all three ranges increase the hotel’s comfort, offer high levels of efficiency and provide sustainable solutions. There’s a hot water temperature limiter (HWTB), while CLICK technology reduces water consumption and offers quick and easy installation (EASY-FIX). In the toilet, the patented AquaBlade technology sets new standards in design and optimum flushing performance, even when using small quantities of water. 

Ideal Standard / ideal-standard.co.uk

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