Hotel Spotlights

25hours Hotels Brings a Playful Alternative to Europe

by Eva Zhu

With dynamic social spaces, playful décor, and buzzing restaurants beloved by locals, 25hours Hotels caters to a new generation of savvy travelers. Modern jetsetters looking for authentic experiences and easy, smart luxury can find their hotels in Europe’s most vibrant cities. Into Kiwi Collection, we’ve invited five 25hours hotels, each one uniquely designed to reflect the locales they call home.

25hours Hotel Wien suite with clown mural and vintage luggage set

25hours Hotel Wien at MuseumsQuartier

Drawing from the circus’ colorful world, 25hours Hotel Wien Museumsquartier offers a fun and bold stay in Vienna’s arts and cultural district. Augsberg design firm Dreimeta has created a stage set with vintage furnishings, vibrant hues and motifs of artists, clowns and elephants. The spa is mermaid themed and the roof buzzes with local crowds. Not to be missed is their laid-back Italian eatery, inspired by the trendiest restaurants in New York and Los Angeles.

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin lobby check-in with bicycle 12hours Hotel Bikini Berlin Monkey Bar tiered lounge with floor to ceiling park view

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is akin to your cool friend’s loft apartment. Inspired by the adjacent Zoologischer Garten, this hotel in the heart of West Berlin is an oasis of jungle greenery and hammocks. To indulge you, there’s the in-house bakery and sauna (views of real monkeys and elephants included). But in true 25hours fashion, the place to be is the rooftop—swing up to the Monkey Bar for park views and live music.

25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt NENI Restaurant with industrial windows and exposed brick walls

25hours Hotel Hamburg Altes Hafenamt

Say ahoy to this maritime-themed hotel in Hamburg’s oldest building and former Port Authority base. This captain’s home of 49 cozy cabins is all industrial charm and nautical details. A gangway leads to an eastern-Mediterranean restaurant, where you can share meals as seafarers of yore used to. Journeys here typically end overseas at the Boilerman Bar, serving crafted libations inspired by the American railway.

25hours Hotel HafenCity Finnish sauna with cedar wood and view of the harbour 25hours Hotel HafenCity bedroom with wool blanket and patio with bicycle

25hours Hamburg Hotel Hafencity

Across the street from the captain’s home are the dapper sailor’s cabins. From a design team comprised of Stephen Williams Associates, Eventlabs, storyteller Markus Stoll and set designer Conni Kotte comes this ambient space of wanderlust and nostalgia. Each room features a sailor’s logbook and calendar yarns to inspire your own travel dreams. These are not the bunkers of your college days, rather a home for refined travelers—think rain showers, iMac stations and free use of the house Mini cars.

25hours Hotel Langstrasse NENI Restaurant with overhanging lanterns and diner style seating

The 25hours Hotel Langstrasse

Between Zurich‘s financial and red-light districts, next to the central rail station’s flow of international traffic, this art haven draws creativity from the contrasting worlds outside. An artists-in-residence program ensures a steady output of art, feeding a young, bohemian vibe. In room, delightful details such as neon lights and vinyl players pay homage to the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Downstairs, a mosaic of global cuisine brings the flavors of the world to your table.