Hamburg-bound? What was once a graffiti-covered iron foundry just off the Reeperbahn, the city's notorious red-light district, has been triumphantly transformed into the fashionable East Hotel, tel: (49-40) 30 99 30. Opened three months ago, this 78-room treat is the daring creation of Chicago-based architect Jordan Mozer, who says he was looking to achieve "a contrast between old and new" and "a surreal mixture of East and West." Spaces are draped in luminous floor-to-ceiling velvet curtains, decorated with handmade furnishings and wrought-iron fixtures, and illuminated by candlelight. The Asian accents (such as the Thai-inspired, brushed-aluminum sinks that seem to levitate...
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