Berlin, August 2012 Berlin boasts the most-up-to-date hotel landscape in Europe. Event organisers can book not only room nights but also function rooms to suit every occasion – from a small meeting to a large convention. They are spoilt for choice and this choice is continuing to grow as numerous new hotels open their doors every year.

New hotels in historical buildings – Hotel openings in 2012

The slogan of the Crowne Plaza is “The place to meet”. Event organisers in Berlin will soon have a chance to see for themselves the quality of the hotel chain. 256 rooms including a club floor with its own separate lounge are under construction in the former Postpalais on Potsdamer Platz. It will encompass some 500 square metres of meeting and event space and is due for completion by September 2012.

A five-star residence in the diplomatic quarter in Berlin – the Spanish hotel group “Whim” plans to open its first hotel in September 2012 close to the “Tiergarten” park. “Das Stue” (Danish for “living room”) will have 81 individual rooms and suites, a daylight Spa and two conference rooms. For the hotel, the former building of the Danish embassy, dating back to 1939, was redesigned. The starred Spanish chef, Paco Pérez, is to take over the management of the hotel’s in-house restaurant.

The luxury Waldorf Astoria Group will open its first new-build hotel in Europe in autumn 2012. This will be located in the immediate vicinity of Kurfürstendamm and the Zoological Garden. The 31-storey Waldorf Astoria Berlin will feature 232 luxurious rooms and suites and a conference area with a 330 square metre ballroom.

Leonardo, Riu, Steigenberger – Hotel openings in 2013

March 2013 is the opening month of the Steigenberger Superior Hotel at capital airport BER. Directly in front of the terminal, guests will have access to 322 rooms with a spacious wellness area. For meetings and congresses a total of 1,500 square metres event space is available.

The new Winters hotel “The Wall am Checkpoint Charlie“ is to impress already with its façade, marked by a special wall design, as suggested by the name. Inside, 145 rooms are available with modern furnishings, free-of-charge W-LAN and a conference room. The opening will be in spring 2013.

307 individually styled rooms close to Berlin’s Museum Island – that’s what the new Leonardo Boutique Hotel Berlin will have to offer from 2013. The hotel, which will be completely made of metal and glass, is being constructed on Berthold Brecht Platz and will also come with a modern 160 square metre conference area. What’s more, guests will be invited to take advantage of the diverse spa and wellness offerings.

The Spanish brand Riu has chosen Ku’damm as the location for its first Riu Plaza Hotel. This hotel with some 357 rooms is to be erected there by October 2013. Furthermore, there are plans for meeting facilities for up to 500 participants.

A new design hotel will see the light of day in autumn 2013, close to the Zoologischer Garten, as part of the large-scale project Bikini Berlin. The Hamburg “25hours Hotel Company” plans to build 149 rooms on 7,000 square metres. One special feature of the hotel is the rooftop bar on the 10th floor offering 360 o panoramic views of the city.

The German flagship of InterCityHotel GmbH will be built in the direct vicinity of the main railway station, with impressive dimensions: the 30 metre high building will have more than 412 guest rooms and ten conference rooms. It is scheduled to open in autumn 2013.

In the Europacity and at Ostbahnhof station – Hotel openings 2014

Beside a Steigenberger Superior Hotel at the new capital city airport, the brand plans to build another property in Berlin. In the so-called Europacity at Berlin´s main train station a first class hotel with 340 rooms, a large conference area and wellness offerings is to be developed. The first guests will probably be able to check in during the first half-year 2014.

The new DORMERO Hotel Stralauer Platz is located between river Spree and Ostbahnhof railway station. 265 rooms, a restaurant and a wellness centre are scheduled for completion by spring 2014. What’s more, the four-star superior hotel will have more than 600 square metres of event space at its disposal.

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