Hotel Adlon Kempinski
The Brandenburg Gate is right outside the front door, as is Max Liebermann’s former home, the historic Academy of Arts and a few embassies. Primary sights such as Potsdamer Platz, the Reichstag, Unter den Linden and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe are all in range of a short 15-minute stroll. There are always tourists in the surrounding district, but the nearby transit stations – or the hotel’s limousine service – can provide a suitable get away.
Bombed during the WW2, the hotel was restored in 1997 and carries a nostalgic, Old Europe atmosphere throughout with refined materials (marble, mahogany and cherrywood) everywhere you look, from the restaurants to the public areas and rooms.
The main hotel attraction is the spa. Designed by Anne Maria Jagdfeld, it’s a self-contained universe of luxurious spoil complete with whirlpool, heated pool, hair salon, 24-hour fitness centre and treatments that range from meditation, facials, massages to yoga lessons.