Check out: Intercity Hotel — a hotel in Germany for the hip and trendy

Italian interior design and architecture firm Matteo Thun + Partners has set the benchmark with its first project — Intercity Hotel Braunschweig — which is the product of a partnership with established German hotelier Deutsche Hospitality Group.

Step into the lobby where vast full-height glass windows allow natural light to stream in, illuminating the open-plan space, giving it a warm, welcoming ambience.

Designed to resemble a living room, guests can lounge on exclusively designed armchairs by Matteo Thun + Partners as they await check-in.

Crate boxes that sit on black steel-framed shelves double as clever display spots for decor accessories like plants, lamps and books. The structure also helps separate the seating area to provide more privacy.