Turning a building site into a thing of beauty
“What on earth are they up to now?” you might well ask if you catch a glimpse of our building site covered in colourful floral motifs. Let’s put it this way: cold steel, grey cement and piles of Euro pallets aren’t quite our style. However, the construction and renovation work still needs to be done – after all, we want our hotel to become even more beautiful, modern and comfortable for our guests.
Flowers in concrete – in cooperation with Bahlmann Flowers
So without further ado we decided to make the best of our building site vibe. And what better way to do so than with playful blossoms in a wide range of colours and shapes? The perfect contrast to the plain, utilitarian appearance of a wall covered in scaffolding. Rather than waiting for nature to blossom of its own accord, however, we turned to our trusted florists – Bahlmann Flowers.
Handcrafted hoardings, scaffolding banners and toilet roofs
We admit that we did briefly consider installing arrangements of real flowers, but we quickly discarded the idea. After all, we wanted a sustainable, lasting solution, so instead we had our favourite photographer take pictures of regional flowers, specially arranged for us by Bahlmann Flowers for this project. Karoline, the talented head of Studio Frau, compiled and printed out a variety of large-scale coverings for hoardings, scaffolding and even the roof of the portable toilet in the courtyard.
Although our initial ideas may have been somewhat too exuberant, the final result of this amazing teamwork is definitely something to be proud of, in our opinion! We are particularly delighted with the uniqueness of the different elements. No random stock photographs, no pre-printed posters – 100% handcrafting and typical PLATZL.
Why is the construction work being done?
As we have already hinted, we haven’t put up scaffolding just to cover our walls with flower motifs. In fact, our hotel is undergoing its biggest changes in six years. We are constructing thirteen new suites above the Pfistermühle restaurant (also known as “At the Pfisters’ place”), which will be ready for guests from mid-2024. By the end of this year, the existing guest rooms will have brand-new bathrooms, and from September PLATZL will house a modern spa (goodbye to the old Moorish-style kiosk).
Until then, it’s all about #buildingsiteromance
The building site is going to be here for a while, but a touch of #buildingsiteromance will make the time fly. And we promise you one thing: you’re going to love the renovations here at PLATZL! If you would like to keep up-to-date and maybe take an occasional look at our building site flowers online, just follow us on Instagram.