Berlin is pretty much the hippest place to be in Europe right now.
To match its alternative, innovative scene, there are exciting new design & boutique hotels cropping up all over town.
Spanish shoemaker Camper selected Berlin for its second groovy hotel after the success of flagship Barcelona property. Sleek & central, true fashion & shoe lovers’ ideal home near the buzzing designer and vintage boutiques of Hackescher Markt in Mitte.
The famous, long avant-garde façade of this minimalist hotel just off Ku’damm has been home to icons like David Bowie and Lou Reed. Once housing a lively cabaret, nightlife and indulgence have always been tradition here and continue today with jazz brunches and gourmet cuisine served in the Duke restaurant.
In an imposing glass-fronted building with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking lively Oranienburger Tor. Themed hotel, with rich ruby colors complemented by huge tapestries of Berlin’s legendary “Promis” including Marlene Dietrich.
Sleek, cutting edge design in this funky gay hotel in the perfect party location: Schöneberg. Provocative see-through Perspex walls and uncompromising black and red décor play on all the senses.
The last word in longer-stay design hotels, right by Alexanderplatz. The hickeldy-pickeldy corridors lead to spacious, minimalist apartments with dimming lights controlled by touching the walls; innovative multimedia systems and kitchenettes.
Celebrities including Amy Winehouse, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been known to frequent this cutting edge design hotel. Pets are more than welcome, too!
Soho House Berlin
Berlin’s latest über-cool addition in Mitte: rooftop pool, exclusive members-only floors and a spontaneous Damien Hirst-graffitied shark in the concrete-meets-luxe lobby.
Cosy and quiet Charlottenburg hotel, tucked away and promising a touch of New York charm. Perfect peace after a busy day shopping on Ku’damm or visiting the Zoo.
The Mandala Hotel
Minimalist, white & pure: overlooking Potsdamer Platz and the enormous Tiergarten park in central Berlin, this luxurious yet simplistic hotel with excellent spa is a haven away from the unfaltering city lights.
Park Plaza Wallstreet
Excellent value and groovy, Wall Street-inspired design. Great location between Kreuzberg and Mitte, a walk along the Spree brings you through the Nikoleiviertel & into the center of the action. Love the dollar-bill carpets!