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DESIGN NOTES: Nicknamed “Bankfurt,” Germany’s financial hub has always felt a bit stuffy. Luckily, this former office building has been scrubbed clean of its bureaucratic past and turned into one of Europe’s sexiest hotels, complete with a moody lobby that looks like a Japanese nightclub or backstage at a burlesque show.
AMAZING AMENITY: Occupying a rooftop glass-and-concrete dome, the hotel spa is a wooden wonderland of slatted screens and glass bead–filled relaxation tubs. From the terrace, you’ll have uninterrupted views of the towering skyline, which boasts Germany’s 10 tallest buildings.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND JUST OUTSIDE: Roomers is right in the heart of the burgeoning railway station area, which is shaking off its seedy reputation as a red-light district with a slew of new bars and restaurants, while a quick walk takes you to the grassy banks of the river Main or Zeil, the city’s bustling shopping mile.
BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT: The opium denlike bar has plenty of nooks for intimate chatter. Guests can nip from here to the patio, which leads into the hotel restaurant. Expect globally inspired dishes like salmon ceviche with coriander creme.