Rooms 19 /Architecture Jochem Jourdan, Bernhard Müller (Jourdan & Müller) /Interior Design Rosen Architekten /The Original Alex Urseanu, Micky Rosen
Interspersing cozy architecture with sleek modernity, the Gerbermühle creates an amorous alliance between medieval and contemporary Frankfurt. Originally a flour mill built in the 1520’s, the property contrasts masculine elements, such as exposed beams and mezzanines, with feminine, ultramodern magenta lighting in its charming rustic stairwells. The restaurant's lodge-like atmosphere, complete with antlers on the wall and old-fashioned light fixtures, makes it the ultimate place to sip regional apple wine, while the modern bedrooms and suites evoke the best of European hospitality with handsome leather furniture and glossy parquet floors. The old-world-meets-new feeling continues outdoors: Along the river Main is a lovely 200-seat summer garden and terrace, as well as a 300-seat beer garden that's long been a favorite meeting place for locals. Yes, it was near this embankment that German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe met the love of his life. This elegant 19-room hotel now carries on its literary legacy on the outskirts of Germany's financial capital.
FRA - Frankfurt International Airport
Food & Drink
Restaurant: European and local cuisine, conservatory, terrace and bar
Covering between 21 and 90 square meters, the 19 guestrooms all offer a spacious bathroom with a shower and views of the city, the river Main, or the courtyard. While the 21-square-meter Single room features a queen-size bed, the Double room, the Superior Double room, the Junior Suite, and the Suite—at up to 24, 30, 45, and 90 square meters, respectively—all boast king-size beds. The Junior Suite and the Suite also play host to a living area, with the latter also offering a dining table, a kitchenette, and a bathtub.
For well over a decade, Micky Rosen and Alex Urseanu have set an aesthetic and entrepreneurial benchmark in their native Frankfurt, a city driven by finance and tradition. As pioneers in their hometown’s hospitality scene and partners since the early 2000s, they are known for transforming underused spaces into irresistible hotspots. A trained hotelier, Micky Rosen is also an astute gastronome and was voted one of the Influential People of the Year by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in 2006 and 2007. Prior to founding Gekko Management with Rosen, Alex Urseanu held positions at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel and Kempinski Gravenbruch in the Frankfurt area, as well as Sheraton in Tel Aviv.