The Ruby Group opens its fifth hotel, directly on the Königsallee in Dusseldorf. The new Ruby Coco Hotel Dusseldorf has 92 rooms and is located in the “Kö-Galerie,” on Dusseldorf‘s famous fashion promenade with boutiques, cafés and restaurants. The Rhine, the legendary old town with its many rustic pubs and bars, as well as the city’s nightlife around Ratinger Straße are within walking distance. The underground station Steinstraße is right next to Ruby Coco, so that the Dusseldorf main station is only a few minutes away.
A tribute to Coco Chanel
Inspired by Dusseldorf‘s longstanding fashion tradition as well as its location directly on top of a shopping centre with many boutiques, the hotel’s interior design reflects fashion as a process with its different stages from idea, sketches and materials to the runway. The new hotel is named after famous fashion designer Coco Chanel. As a symbolic figure of fashion and its emancipative power, Coco Chanel plays a central role in the hotel’s artistic design. Parisian chic and style elements of the 20ies and 30ies shape the bar as well as the lounge area and café area of the hotel.
Lean Luxury Philosophy
Ruby Coco follows Ruby‘s Lean Luxury philosophy: Top location, high-quality room fittings, genuine design. All this at an affordable price by rigorously cutting out the superfluous and focusing on the essential. “This works because we accommodate luxury in a relatively condensed space, similar to luxury yachts. We forego unnecessary services. Thanks to proprietary technical innovations, we plan, build and organise ourselves differently from conventional hotels. To be precise, we plan and build in a very modular way and centralise as well as automatise processes behind the scenes wherever possible. This helps us create a luxurious and unique hotel experience at an affordable price,“ explains Michael Struck, founder and CEO of Ruby Hotels, the group’s approach.
Laid-back Elegance in 92 Rooms
Also, the 92 rooms of Ruby Coco are shaped by Lean Luxury: the luxurious interior tastefully combines elegance with nonchalance. Hardwood flooring, cherrywood wall panelling, fine textiles and diligently composed lighting create a relaxed atmosphere. In line with the Lean Luxury philosophy, the focus is on what is essential in a city hotel: Sleeping, showering and multimedia. Luxurious beds with pocket spring mattresses and big high-quality linens, created especially for Ruby, offer regenerating sleep. The glass rain shower makes for a refreshing shower experience with Ruby-own aromatherapeutic Ruby care amenities and cosy extra big terrycloth towels. All rooms are equipped with a Marshall speaker-box, a 42‘‘ HD TV and a tablet-PC, which functions as an online-concierge.
Passion for Music
Every room is equipped with a Marshall amplifier, ready for spontaneous jam sessions. The matching electric guitars can be lent at the bar for free. Alternatively, hotel guests can play their own playlists by connecting their smartphone to the amp. The Ruby team’s passion for music also shows in Ruby Radio, the hotel’s own radio stream. It plays a personal music selection 24/7 and can also be listened to outside of the hotel through an online stream.
Close Ties with the City and its Cultural Scene
The hotel‘s rooftop terrace offers a relaxing oasis right in the city, not only for guests but also for locals. The 24/7 Ruby Coco Bar, regularly hosts events where local musicians and international newcomers of different culture and art genres are given the opportunity to put their talent on stage. In addition, Ruby curates its own city guide with personal recommendations for restaurants, bars and shops and provides bikes for trips around the city. From the breakfast to the bar’s selection of drinks and spirits, Ruby Coco concentrates on local products and suppliers. The Ruby Blog presents the stories behind these carefully curated partners. „It‘s all about the people behind the products and the city’s many undiscovered facets“, explains Struck, whose family is originally from Dusseldorf.
A joint venture with renowned Chinese partners paves the way for an expansion into Asia
The Ruby Group’s international expansion has taken a further step with the announcement of the first Ruby hotel in Asia, which is set to open at the end of the year in Shanghai, China’s booming mega metropolis. The new Ruby Hotel in Shanghai follows Ruby‘s Lean Luxury philosophy: Top location, high-quality room fittings, genuine design. All this at an affordable price by rigorously cutting out the superfluous and focusing on the essential. The joint venture will be led by an experienced six-person management team, including Huasheng Li, the president of the Betterwood Hotel Group Co., Ltd. and Angela Wong, CEO of Ruby Asia.