A green hotel with Christian roots
“The good spirit of Lydia House shall live on in Villa Orange.”
This was what Christiane Hütte wished for when she found “Lydia House” in Frankfurt’s Nordend in 1998, deciding to convert the retirement home into a business hotel.
The neoclassical building dates from 1914 and was used by the Christian Lydia Order from the very beginning.
After World War I, young girls who moved to Frankfurt to work found shelter and pastoral care here.
Later the deaconesses also took in men as well and maintained a lively parish.
The house was converted into a retirement home in the 60s.
The Order decided to sell the building in the late nineties in view of the increasing number of new requirements for nursing homes.
Over the course of many months, Christiane Hütte transformed the home into a charming boutique hotel. Today, business travelers and tourists find a home here when they are on the go. The breakfast room, which was once used for celebrations and worship services, is now also used as a large breakfast room and rented out for company and family celebrations. Good spirits included.