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Gekko Group X lululemon

19 Aug Gekko X lululemon

Good Moodras everywhere: Yoga is much more than a pure movement to mobilize the body. Yoga means to grow beyond yourself and to learn how to develop balance and peace – whenever you have time and desire for the relaxing asanas.

We are very happy about the cooperation with the Pioneer Brand lululemon to offer own yoga mats in all Roomers houses as well as the Provocateur from now on. The cult brand as the “realm of the moodras” has been working for over 20 years on the perfect sportswear and the best mats and has created a large international fanbase of yogis. At lululemon, social and ecological sustainability play an important role in development and production:

” Across all areas of our business, we’re working to elevate the world by making our vision a reality. We focus on responsible supply chain and our company’s environmental footprint.”

The Gekko Special Edition by lululemon is a Reversible Big Mat made of natural rubber. The mat is included in all suites and is also available in every gym and can as well be borrowed free of charge from our host teams.

-> LULULEMON

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Gekko X Lola James Harper

17 May Gekko X Lola James Harper

„Keep room for love“ – with this shoutout, Rami Mekdachi, founder of the brand Lola James Harper, expresses his interpretation of the Roomers brand. About himself and his work Rami states:

“Lola James Harper is a unique lifestyle brand and concept that translates the most cherished moments, places and friendships into pictures, fragrance, design, music and film. It’s a way of life, capturing and sharing life’s greatest memories from around the world, inspiring togetherness, slow life, playfulness, and trust in the present.”

His creation of the Roomers scented candle combines mellow nuances of Opoponax, the resin of the sweet myrrh tree, as well as vanilla and amber. Warmth, coziness and comfort are the points of all Roomer houses that Rami associates with these essences in the scented candle. The # 22 not only represents the collaboration of cooperation, but rather the being together, the experience of creating something creative together. At this level, the candle was developed as an amenity that could not better represent Roomers.

 

About the cooperation, the founders of both brands say:

“It was a sunny September morning in Paris.  We met in our Lola James Harper living room + art gallery at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.   It was the first time we had to share and we began to talk about how we created our worlds with our friends.  An appointment that should have been one hour lasted much longer and we started to dream up ideas at our friends Da Rosa’s terrase in Saint Germain.  What touches me when Micky talks about his hotels is his love for gathering people in a place that is well designed and for people who enjoy being in a cozy and energetic place. Because he is versatile he creates different homes and places for different people.  I didn’t have the chance to meet his lifetime friend Alex but he spoke of him so warmly that I could believe what a great guy he is. “ 

– Rami Mekdachi, Founder Lola James Harper

‘’We are happy that we found the right partner in Rami for our collaborative scent since it’s very important for us to create emotions and a full brand experience for our guests. A fragrance which perfectly describes our personality and values.  Inspired by our ambiance and design at Roomers, Rami has created his interpretation of it and been spot on – we were impressed by his working process on the scent.  Lola James Harper shares the same spirit and mind that we live by – a love for life and the passion to share it’’

– Micky Rosen & Alex Urseanu, Founder Gekko Group

 

→ LOLA JAMES HARPER

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Roomers X Alpha Industries

14 Nov Alpha Industries X Roomers

An individually designed edition of the Harley-Davidson XG750A Street Rod is the new milestone of Micky Rosen, Alex Urseanu and the owners of Alpha Industries Europe Rainer Knapp and Norbert Schneider. Only 20 of the bikes are produced – the edition is as limited as a few before. The cooperation is another highlight for the four entrepreneurs, who are driven by the same spirit: the lightness of being, the constant pursuit of the extraordinary, and in doing so, overcoming new boundaries. Fittingly, the four won artist and model Toni Mahfud over, who will present the jewel to the outside. Among others, Toni already modeled for Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein and G-Star. He embodies the same spirit that unites Alpha Industries and Roomers, making him the perfect “Friend of the Brand” for the limited edition Harley-Davidson. He was photographed by the well-known, internationally working fashion and beauty photographer Lina Tesch.

In addition to the bike, there is a limited edition of 20 “Injector Roomers” leather biker jackets, which are only available in conjunction with the purchase of the Street Rod. Roomers x Alpha Industries patches on the arms and chest, a gray lining, the well-known “Remove Before Flight Tags” for Alpha Industries from both brands and a numbering including the logos on the wind flap determine the design of the jacket. In addition, a small edition of matching hoodies and T-shirts are produced, which are free to purchase.

 

 ALPHA INDUSTRIES

 HARLEY-DAVIDSON

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08 Oct Gekko Group X Aqua Monaco

A meeting of true connoisseurs and style poets.  We both share the same passion for the culinary art and philosophy, for perfect drinks in special places and for living in the moment. The result is an exceptional tonic water – Gekko Monaco – created together with the bar managers of Gekko Group.

All ingredients are 100 % natural, vegan and certified organic. The only exception is the cinchona bark that is typical for tonic water and which is gathered wild from Bolivian forests. Innovative recipes are the specialty of both enterprises. No surprise then that after lengthy testing, ingredients such as turmeric, mint, orange and pepper have emerged as features that make Gekko Monaco tonic water something special.  No place here for artificial aromas and preservatives. Aqua Monaco describes the tonic water “super balanced” and “smooth oriental”.

And there’s another untypically tonic water feature: Gekko Monaco can be used as a stand-alone product, it can be enjoyed without gin or any other spirit. Alex Urseanu and Micky Rosen are already looking ahead: the drink is the first step we‘ve taken and even now we can feel the energy that will lead to a lot more ideas becoming reality. It’s a really big deal”.

→ AQUA MONACO

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Provocateur Bar Team

07 Oct Double Awards for Provocateur Bar

At the Mixology Bar Awards gala ceremony held in Berlin on Sunday 7th of October the coveted black glass trophies were awarded in 16 categories. The Provocateur scored a double hit as Hotel Bar of the Year and Bar Team of the Year awarded to its team. This puts the Provocateur Bar up with the best from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Our entire team is incredibly proud!

The Provocateur Bar follows the concept of the award-winning Roomers Bar in Frankfurt. It’s the hotel’s heart and soul and symbolises a unique bar culture. The burlesque atmosphere of the interior is reflected in the bar menu, which was also shortlisted. The 12 signature cocktails were created by bar manager Tarek Nix and his team and take their inspiration from celebrities from the 1920’s and from the history of the hotel. An individually matched food pairing gives drink a finishing touch.

→ MIXOLOGY
→ PROVOCATEUR BERLIN

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Roomers ParkView Frankfurt Coming Soon

14 Aug A SECOND ROOMERS FOR FRANKFURT

With the first Roomers in Frankfurt, we made a lasting impact on Germany’s hotel industry. Now we look forward to a second Roomers hotel in our hometown, the Roomers ParkView! With 136 rooms and suites, it is expected to open in Frankfurt’s Westend at the end of 2020, overlooking the Grüneburgpark and Frankfurt’s skyline. The hotel will focus on suites and a special food & beverage concept will, as usual, be the focus of Roomers ParkView. The 19th-floor bar will overlook the skyline, and the 18th floor will be home to an exclusive Roomers Spa. As in Roomers in Baden-Baden, we were able to win the Milanese star designer and our longtime friend Piero Lissoni for the interior design.

The total project comprises two buildings, the hotel tower will comprise 19 floors and another tower 26 floors. This is where high-class apartments are built, which also can take advantage of Roomer’s service. Project developer and landlord is a joint venture of RFR Group and Hines. With Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs, Alex and Micky are already working together successfully in the first Roomers. The project developers and we were accompanied in the negotiations by the law firms HauckSchuchardt and Hogan Lovells.

Picture / © HaP Frankfurt GmbH & CO. KG und RFR
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31 Jul HEAD Bikes

The fact that the Black Forest with its mountainous landscape is particularly suitable for biking makes outdoor fans especially happy. One more reason to get a cooperation partner for outdoor equipment in Roomers Baden-Baden on board! From now on, two e-bikes and four mountain bikes from HEAD are available for all the Roomers guests to use for free. For 25 years, the sporting goods producer has been enthusiastically combining technology and trends in biking.  We wish you all the fun on the next Black Forest tour!

→ ROOMERS BADEN-BADEN
→ HEAD BIKES

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27 May Roomers Spa by Shan Rahimkhan

Germany’s first spa by Shan Rahimkhan! Roomers in Munich is enriched by one more attraction: The Roomers Spa by Shan Rahimkhan is opened with more than 600 sqm, a large Jacuzzi with cinema screen, intimate seating niches, sauna, hammam, a bar and five treatment rooms. In addition to the “True Beauty Lounge” by Shan, hotel and day spa guests can look forward to beauty treatments with products from Shan’s product series. Another highlight on offer: Hydrafacial treatments.

Shan Rahimkhan opened in 2005 at Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt on 800 sqm his eponymous concept store with Casa, Coiffeur and Café, today’s Shan’s Bistro. In 2010, the own haircare line “Shan Rahimkhan True” was added. Only two years later Shan opened the second location on Kurfürstendamm. “Shan’s True Beauty” with fast hair, make-up and nail service “to go”. Since May 2018, the first spa by Shan Rahimkhan is now in Roomers Munich.

→ ROOMERS SPA / MUNICH
→ SHAN RAHIMKHAN

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30 Jan Hoteliers of the Year 2018

We did it – Alex Urseanu and Micky Rosen are Hoteliers of the Year! During a big gala night in Berlin on Monday, 29th of January 2018, they were awarded with the most important prize in hotel industry. The jury chairman Rolf Westermann, editor-in-chief of the AHGZ -General Hotel and Gastronomy Newspaper, justifies the decision for the “Hoteliers of the Year 2018” as follows:

“Micky Rosen and Alex Urseanu have finally established themselves with their visionary hotels, bar and food concepts after 17 years of cooperation. In Frankfurt, the design hotel Roomers, the Gerbermühle, the restaurant moriki and other concepts have been running successfully for years. In 2016 and 2017, the Gekko Group achieved further milestones with the opening of two Roomers in Baden-Baden and in Munich as well as the Provocateur in Berlin. Rosen and Urseanu show how luxury can be interpreted in a modern way, without losing the lightness of being, combining hotel business with impressive bar concepts and innovative gastronomy, creating inspirational meeting spots as you can find them in the larger cities of the world.”



Since 1990, personalities who have made outstanding contributions to the hotel industry have been honored by the AHGZ and the dfv media group. Alex and Micky about their recipe for success: “We have it in our heads and put it into practice The joy of making people happy has led us to move on and to go to other cities. At the end, it’s all about life, love and passion — and the pleasure of sharing these together.” We are incredibly proud of this award and thank all Gekko Group teams, our families, friends and partners – they are all part of the story!

→ ABOUT MICKY & ALEX
→ ABOUT HOTELIER DES JAHRES

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20 Nov German Design Awards 2018

Gekko Group has been awarded twice! Roomers in Baden-Baden and Provocateur in Berlin are proud winners of the German Design Award 2018 in the category Interior Architecture. The German Design Award, initiated in 2012, is one of the most recognized design competitions in the world and enjoys a high reputation far beyond the specialist circles. Its aim: to discover, present and excel in unique design trends. The German Design Award is awarded by the German Design and Design Authority. Its primarly mission: to represent German design. Founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag as a foundation, the company supports the economy by consistently achieving brand value through design. This makes the Design Council one of the world’s leading competence centers for communication and brand management in the field of design. Apart from business associations and institutions, the exclusive network of the members of the foundation also includes the owners and brand managers of many well-known companies. There were over 5,000 submissions including 758 from abroad who applied for the German Design Awards 2018.

→ ROOMERS BADEN-BADEN
→ PROVOCATEUR

→ ABOUT GERMAN DESIGN AWARD

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24 Oct Rolling Pin Awards 2018

Micky Rosen and Alex Urseanu were awarded as the “Gastronomes of the Year” by the renowned magazine Rolling Pin. In total there were 14 different categories. With more than 9800 votings, they are not only one of the most sought-after awards, but also the most recognized awards for the German gastronomy and hotel industry. The two Gekko visionaries are extremely proud of this recognition, which they also dedicate to their employees of the Gekko family.

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27 Sep Behind the lenses

His photographic art can be found on all walls of the Roomers houses and at Provocateur he immediately staged a whole scene from the lascivious Paris of the 20s …

Kai Stuht’s philosophical ideas are reflected in his campaigns and artistic works. He started as a sports photographer, set new standards and thus changed the approaches of large fashion campaigns. He was always on the look-out, did not want to adapt, only in the development of his artistic work he found his fulfillment. He was not satisfied until he found his own very individual and artistic style.

He is something like the David Lynch of the European photographer scene. His dramatically staged picture worlds appeal to the subconscious, it is impossible to escape this magical pull. His light guide is unmatched; with the precision of a Hannibal Lecter, he is dissecting his motifs and reassembling them in new meanings. With great sensibility, the electorate unmasked the icons of the entertainment industry, layered by layer from their tank, and as a result, received this rare look at the man behind the public figure. That’s what makes it unique.

Stuht is completely unimpressed by the elitist codes of the feuilleton, he avoids the red carpets like the devil the holy water. In almost autistic retreat, the philosopher is among the German star photographers on the tapestry of his life.

→ KAI STUHT PHOTOGRAPHY

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25 Sep Servus Munich!

Unique. Unlimited opportunities. A Member of Autograph Collection Hotels – exactly like nothing else. As the third hotel of its brand, Roomers in Munich takes the distinctive Gekko spirit into the Bavarian capital. Atmospheric interior combining design and warmth, a Roomers Spa by Shan Rahimkhan with infinity Jacuzzi and cinema screen, and Roomers Bar with the exclusive Red Room, a hideaway with daily changing beats. We are happy to introduce the restaurant IZAKAYA, a modern inspiration of a small traditional Japanese restaurant. The cuisine: Japanese influenced by South America.

→ ROOMERS MUNICH

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