Champions Bar & Restaurant, located within Frankfurt’s Marriott hotel, is a European sports bar and restaurant serving classic bar dishes and drinks in the German city’s central district of Innenstadt.
Marriott’s design brief to B3 for the refurbished 220-cover bar and restaurant, was to work with the themes of the bar’s history and heritage - as a decade-old iconic destination, sports, burgers and beer - to create a space where guests could enjoy themselves in a casual and relaxed environment.
The furniture is archetypal to the heritage. A large bar sits centre, featuring fluted timber and backed by a wooden menu display with old-school scoreboard-styled lettering. The seating includes curved booths, high- bar seating and long communal oak timber tables with bench seats.
The abundance of natural materials, rich tones and the darker colour scheme evokes a masculine, warm and comfortable vibe. Copper finishes on the bar top and beer taps nod to traditional brewery tanks. Black-and-white chequered tiling and diamond-motif upholstery pay homage to the traditional football and referees kit. Sports-themed artwork and items such as vintage footballs, boots, boxing gloves, and tennis rackets decorate the space.
HD large projector screens, installed on a central motorised system, allow the space to function as both a standalone restaurant and as a premium seating sports experience. The ambience extended during the event or non-event of sporting broadcasts.