Set in a former prison of the early 19th century, Liberty is a design hotel located in the city of Offenburg, just over the French border. It offers sleek, contemporary rooms with all luxuries, a fine dining restaurant "Wasser&Brot" (water&bread) under a Michelin starred chef, a lounge serving tapas and high tea, lounge and library.
• 38 rooms (17-29m2) and suites (39-73m2)
• Hotel opened: October 2017
• Interiors: Knoblauch Design Studio
The DNA: The Knoblauch design studio was responsible for the hotel's interiors, which fuses traditional craftwork with contemporary design classics. In the guestrooms, sideboards by Dutchbone and pieces by Fritz Hansen, HAY, and Arflex rub shoulders with handmade furniture and accessories by local artisans. The tonal green color palette complements the dark oak parquet flooring and red brick vaulted ceilings. Artwork handpicked by Hotel Liberty's owners—brothers Christian and Dietmar Funk—grace the walls, showcasing the talents of resident Offenburg artist Stefan Strumbel. The black leather headboards contrast with snow-white beds, which feature woven linen from Swiss firm Schwob and cloud-like mattresses by Treca. An extensive pillow menu ensures a perfect night's sleep for each and every guest.