Alpenloge offers 9 individually designed rooms, a restaurant and a wellness area. It is located on the outskirts of Scheffau, a quaint village that’s surrounded by meadows and mountains in the Allgäu.
How would you describe Wilmina in a nutshell?
Wilmina is a family-run hotel that offers guests a high level of tranquility and comfort. It is a place of encounter and discovery, contemplation and retreat. Wilmina stands for a revitalised ensemble in a unique location.
What is the story behind Wilmina, what was your inspiration to create it?
The hotel was created in a former courthouse and women’s prison, which is part of a listed 19th-century ensemble. After 10 years of transformation by Gruentuch Ernst Architects, it became a hidden oasis, complete with lush gardens and interflowing courtyards. In dialogue with the existing spaces and traces of its former use, Wilmina became a contemplative space of retreat in the middle of Berlin.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Wilmina?
Wilmina offers comfort and tranquility in the midst of the vibrant city, allowing guests to discover a place that could not be more relaxing.
Each of the rooms combines historical authenticity with modern luxuries and comforts, yet without imposing or distracting opulence. Despite their similarities, each of the rooms is unique. But they all feature light colours, soft textures and warm, high-quality materials to create calming retreats.
On the new penthouse floor, there are clean lines and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views across the courtyards and gardens. The new rooms are minimalist, clean and calm; yet they have a poetic touch.
To you personally, what is so special about Wilmina?
Wilmina is a hidden oasis created in a place that was long forgotten and remained inaccessible for decades. In this lively yet contemplative space, guests can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday urban life, without forgoing the opportunity for exchange and communal togetherness.