HOTEL ADLON KEMPINSKI
Queen Elizabeth II stayed at the Adlon on her last trip to Berlin, and her name joins an impressive list of guests to tread the carpets here.
Overlooking the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin’s diplomatic quarter, the Adlon boasts a unique location in the heart of the city, and remains the last word in regal grandeur. Not one for the shy and retiring, the Adlon has 302 rooms, 80 suites, 15 conference rooms, two ballrooms and a large spa. Among its four restaurants is the Michelin-starred Lorenz Adlon, while the hotel’s very own Felix is one of the glitziest nightclubs in town. First opened in 1907 under the auspices of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the hotel soon acquired legendary status on the world stage. Destroyed by fire in 1945, the Adlon was rebuilt in the nineties and has since reclaimed its place as a Berlin icon.
TOP SUITE ROYAL SUITE
Why we love it: With such an esteemed guest list, comfort and security are par for the course at the Adlon. The Royal Suite is suitably majestic, with a fireplace, plush furnishings, marble features and antiques aplenty. The suite includes a living room, conference room, bedroom with separate dressing room, a lady’s lounge, and a bathroom with Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and fitness area. Guests can enjoy a flatscreen Protocol Internet television with 100 channels and DVD player, and an ISDN telephone connection with a cordless phone for in-house use. The Royal Suite offers a 24hour butler service, an exclusive limousine service and a private safe room. Fresh fruit and mineral water are replenished daily and views from the suite include Potsdamer Platz, the lively hub of modern Berlin. This is the accommodation of choice for royalty, rock stars and political leaders.
- Square footage: 2,580
- Nightly rate: $16,750 (with expansion to 4,520 ft² for $26,820)