Berlin is undoubtedly Germany’s coolest and one of Europe’s most happening cities. Berlin is an old, historic metropolis that has been flourishing ever since the fall of the wall. Whether for world-class nightlife, new tech start-ups, unique fashion, cutting-edge art, or the growing culinary scene: There is so much to explore in Berlin. And thanks to the city’s sprawling size and relative diversity Berlin has attracted people and young, trendsetting individuals from all over the world. It’s a mecca for bohemians, Europe’s creative class and artists that want to show their work in one of the hundreds of independent galleries.
Visitors often fall in love with the cities unique vibe. So whether you are visiting for a day, a weekend or a week, when you hear Berlin calling, these are a few addresses you should consider staying at. Because you’ll want to stay longer than expected and return on a regular.
Hotel Zoo is one old Berlin gem that makes your stay more than worth your while! Built in 1891 as a private residence for an affluent family, the building was converted into an upscale hotel in 1911. In the 1950s it was the VIP hotspot for celebrities during the Berlin International Film Festival. Lately, this gem has been polished and shines brightly once again. Designer Dayna Lee (of NY and LA-Based Powerstrip Studios) has reinvented HOTEL ZOO without detracting from its historic character. It’s all in the detail! Lee infused the space with New York flair and London Townhouse elegance, paying attention to detail and the preservation of original building elements. There is no spa but the 7th-floor rooftop bar with its 270-degree view over West Berlin will make up for everything! With seating for up to 100 people, this lush retreat is well on the way to making a name itself among the places to be.
Credit: Hotel Zoo Berlin
Like many cultural landmarks in Berlin, the Soho House Berlin building at 1 Torstrasse has a complex past. Designed in the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) style by architects Georg Bauer and Siegfried Friedlander, it came to life in the late 1920s as Jonass & Co., a seven-story department store with a rooftop restaurant. Now Soho House Berlin is a private members’ club and hotel set over eight floors of this restored Bauhaus building in the Berlin-Mitte district. Soho House is home to a full Cowshed spa and Cowshed Active gym, a rooftop pool, restaurants, four bars, a screening room, The Red Room (a basement space for live music and events), private dining areas, and 65 bedrooms of varying sizes, as well as 20 apartments and four lofts. Guests have access to the Club Restaurant, gym, rooftop pool, and 24-hour concierge service.
Spanning the lower levels of Soho House Berlin is The Store. Having opened in late 2014, The Store offers a place to eat, play, relax and shop. Despite its vast size, the 30,000-square-foot space — open to the public as well as Soho House members — feels homey, thanks to colorful rugs and mix-and-match furniture. Everything is for sale, from the candle burning, to the record playing, to the sofas. The most unique feature of the space is the fact that it doesn’t feel — or function — like a shop. Visitors might be just as likely to come for the food: organic dishes at the Store Kitchen.
Credit: Soho House Berlin
The luxurious Grand Hyatt Berlin is located in the newly created city center at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin Mitte. This 5-star Grand Hotel in the heart of the capital is an ideal business hotel for meetings, events and lies in an excellent location for all visitors of various event highlights. One can indulge in the artful atmosphere of the luxury hotel in Berlin with its spectacular interior design and contemporary art. Exclusive comfort awaits you in the 342 spacious guest rooms and suites. The luxurious rooms are equipped with the latest amenities, impressive bathrooms, and elegant work possibilities.
For after work, there is the wellness oasis Club Olympus Spa & Fitness that offers a swimming pool and a terrace with breathtaking views overlooking Berlin. Massages and cosmetic treatments with medically profound products are performed by experts. Above all that the Grand Hyatt Berlin is best known for its exquisite, culinary highlights.
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The Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Berlin’s prestigious Grunewald district. The historic villa combines park-like gardens, stylish design interiors by Karl Lagerfeld, and personal service to create a heaven for visitors to Berlin – perfect to unwind!
In the Spa & Wellness area, you can take in the view of the pine forest while enjoying a dip in the pool, or indulge in a first class massage treatment and sauna.
Every room is different, though a variety of style choices await the guests. The fashion and interior designer Patrick Hellmann gives the house an elegant style and brings the tradition and culture to present with his personal touch. The green surroundings are the ideal atmosphere for relaxation, guests can feel at home here.
The Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel is the only 5-star luxury hotel in the Berlin district of Grunewald. Just a few minutes away from the famous shopping boulevard, the Kurfürstendamm, each visitor gets the opportunity to have a particular feel good experience in an incomparable Berlin environment.
Credit: Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel Grunewald Berlin
The superb placing on Bebelplatz makes this hotel the perfect sight-seeing base for a lot of Berlin’s main attractions. The Hotel de Rome occupies the site of a former Dresdner Bank building, which was built in 1889. The architects have retained many original features, especially in the spa, which is located downstairs where the bank vaults used to be while crafting an interior that’s stately yet contemporary. The Rooms are restrained and luxurious, some with views of Bebelplatz.
The ground floor reception area is impressive. The artsy cocktail bar and the trendy restaurant are equally refined. La Banca, the in-house restaurant offers a unique combination of indulgence, art, and design in a relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine paired with cosmopolitan design including a revolving modern art exhibition reflecting the zeitgeist of Berlin. Modern art is key to the new design concept and there are already plans to hold various temporary exhibitions from galleries in Berlin at the newly renovated La Banca. Works from national and international contemporary artists will be presented here in a perfect setting, thereby underlining the capital’s importance as a metropolis of the fine arts. Hotel de Rome continues to develop, just like the Berlin itself.
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