Published on July 12th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley


Propeller Island City Lodge; A Hotel Like No Other

Architects, engineers and a large percentage of the population are programmed to think that they know what the ideal hotel room and commendations are. But if given the chance, would those people, myself included, take a step outside the box and make reservations at a hotel that is entirely unique?

The hotel is Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin, Germany. All of the 31 rooms, reception area, Gallery, meeting room, décor and objects in these areas was designed by German artist, Lars Stroschen. The City Lodge is opened all year and rooms are reasonably priced from $100 to $250 per night.

The City Lodge entrance

Stroschen discusses the name Propeller Island and his work by stating,

“This pseudonym (Propeller Island) stems from a book written by Jules Verne at the end of the nineteenth century which describes an artificial island that travels with its inhabitants around the world – way ahead of its time! I chose this pseudonym mainly because it sounds good in German and English and because it can refer to almost any kind of work – not just music.”


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About the Author

Jennifer is originally from Colorado and has recently moved back from Michigan. She is finishing up her Master’s degree in Architecture. She is currently focusing on urban planning and sustainable design and hopes to gain employment at a design firm specializing in these areas. Jennifer also has writing experience serving as an editor for her school newspaper and college magazine. Jennifer has two cats named Prada and Dior-aptly named after her shoe obsession. You can follow Jennifer on twitter @jenshock81.

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