Ruby Hanna Hotel & Bar is the 17th hotel in Europe of the Munich-based group led by founder and CEO Michael Struck. The 148 rooms are spread over four floors in the Gerber-Quartier with a total area of 5,940 square metres, directly in the city centre of Stuttgart.
Inspired by the beginnings of winemaking and alcohol distillation, Ruby Hanna pays homage to the centuries-old history of viticulture in the region. The interior design of the hotel, led by Matthew Balon, is also inspired by the time of the alchemists as well as the history of the building and its developer. An eye-catcher is the large apothecary’s cupboard filled with countless old vials, formerly mysterious tinctures, and remedies. An oversized mirror ball, which symbolises the full moon in alchemy, sets the right mood for upcoming music events with the Ruby resident artists. Comfortable armchairs also ensure the typical cozy Ruby atmosphere on three levels.
Inspired by alchemy, wine production and distilleries, copper is a signature motif in the design. The highlight of the hotel experience is the 24/7 bar – the heart of every Ruby Hotel – which shines completely in polished copper in the Hanna, rounded off by the countless indirectly illuminated filled round flasks above the bar.
Ruby Hanna is located directly on Tübinger Strasse in the heart of Baden-Württemberg’s state capital. The stations Stadtmitte and Österreichischer Platz as well as the most important sights and Königstrasse with its many shopping opportunities are only a few minutes’ walk away. Stuttgart’s main train station can be reached in seven minutes by public transport and the airport in half an hour.
Ruby guests can choose from six room categories, from the friendly NEST Room with approx. 14 sqm, COSY Rooms with approx. 16 sqm, LOVELY Rooms for a weekend for two, approx. 18 sqm, WOW Rooms with up to 22 sqm, LOFT Rooms for a little more comfort with approx. 25 sqm and the RESIDENT Rooms with up to 33 sqm for longer stays of seven days or more, which also come with a coffee machine, a fridge, more storage space and a residents’ kitchen and lounge. On average, room prices range between EUR 110 – 180/night. There is also a discounted extended-stay rate for RESIDENT Rooms for stays of one week or more.
Ruby Fred Workspaces is Ruby’s sixth co-working space and the first with a Ruby Hotel in the same building in Germany. The 1,425 square-metre space features inspiring public areas and intelligently designed offices with fully equipped workstations. The offer includes private offices for one to six people as well as fixed or flex desks, all of which can be rented with flexible terms and short notice periods.
There are also individually designed meeting rooms for six to 18 people with state-of-the-art equipment for brainstorming sessions, presentations or (hybrid) team meetings, which can also be booked by the hour by non-tenants and hotel guests.
Ruby’s Lean Luxury philosophy also applies to the workspaces: location quality, well thought-out room design, intelligent processes and excellent value for money. The focus is on productive work, uncomplicated comfort and attracting an inspiring community. Just like the hotels, the Ruby Workspaces are individually designed and locally rooted. The vintage furniture in the public areas, high-quality materials and sophisticated lighting concepts are also reminiscent of the boutique lifestyle hotel industry. The community space, with multifunctional kitchen island and professional barista coffee machine, form, like the bar in the hotel, the heart of the co-working space.
Following the opening of Ruby Hana Hotel & Bar, the group, which hasn’t showed signs of slowing down since its launch in 2013, currently has a further eight hotels under construction or in the planning phase. In addition, Ruby is expanding into China via a joint venture with Delonix, headed by Alex Zheng, one of China’s most accomplished hotel entrepreneurs.
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