SCHLOSSHOTEL IM GRUNEWALD
In a secluded spot on the fringe of the Grunewald forest, the Schlosshotel is an exquisite retreat deep in West Berlin.
The 14th century villa was once home to the Kaiser’s lawyer, and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, designer Karl Lagerfeld created what we see today. Better known for his haute couture, Lagerfeld has designed the Schlosshotel with that oh-so-Berlin blend of old and new, and the result is something light, fresh and utterly immaculate. Summer dining on the quiet lawn is a delight none of the inner city hotels can beat. Little wonder Sean Connery and Leonardo DiCaprio keep coming back.
TOP SUITE KAISER SUITE
Why we love it: A perfect combination of tradition and novelty, the Kaiser Suite melds original 1940s frescoes with Lagerfeld’s tasteful modern flourishes. The suite includes two bedrooms, a living room, an antique library, a dining room and two marble bathrooms and is well connected with phone, Apple iMac with free Wi-Fi, HD TV with DSL, UMTS and DVD player. The minibar and use of the spa is included in the room rate and the terrace looks over the hotel’s extensive private garden. The suite is particularly popular with celebrities as an escape from baying fans, and to maintain this privacy the Schlosshotel strives to limit the total number of rooms in the hotel to the current 53.
- Square footage: 2,150
- Nightly rate: $6,600