Gekko House

Gekko House Frankfurt

04 Feb Life is crazy – the Gekko House in Frankfurt has opened

In January 2020, the first hotel of the new brand Gekko House was opened in Frankfurt. The hotel with 128 rooms and suites is centrally located between the trade fair and the main train station. The urban design radiates cosmopolitan vibes and attracts both business travelers and artists who like to follow the claim “Life is crazy”.

The house is reminiscent of a time when the lightness of life was fully enjoyed, unconventional, courageous and laughing. And this is how Gekko House is: a place where you can enjoy a carefree time, regardless of whether you are an international guest or a local in Frankfurt.

As soon as you enter the house, you are in the middle of the hustle and bustle – the Chicago Williams BBQ fills almost the entire ground floor with dining space. The concept of the Berlin partner Nawid Samawat is “serious grilling” and “maximum meat performance”. The Chicago Williams was designed as individually as Gekko House, with stickers, graffiti and a game table.

The design of the hotel was taken over by the Frankfurt design studio Morgen Interiors, a mixture of rough elements such as concrete walls and warm elements as well as light sources. As a special feature, there is the Späti opposite the reception: two kiosk machines filled with snacks, drinks and unusual gimmicks, many in collaboration with local stores.

Gekko House is part of the Tribute Portfolio by Marriott.






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Chicago Williams Frankfurt

04 Feb Maximum meat performance at Chicago Williams BBQ

With the opening of Gekko House, Frankfurt has been enriched by an extraordinary gastronomy: Chicago Williams has moved to the ground floor of the hotel and has been a new spot for everyone who wants to come for a casual drink and juicy delicacies.

Typical dishes such as ribs, pulled pork sandwich, Mac & Cheese and a crumble at the end are on the menu, which makes the hearts of BBQ fans beat faster. The crafted beer is served in the bottle, drinks in the stone mug. Who wants to have even more fun, takes a seat at the game table and risk a game “Ludo” with his counterpart. Or more, the tables at Chicago Williams are shared in family style. The centerpiece is the bright red smoker, which can be admired in the open kitchen.

The partner of Chicago Williams is Nawid Samawat, friend of the Gekko Group. In 2012 he opened the first Chicago Williams in Berlin and has been dedicated to “serious grilling” ever since.



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