The "Hotel Adlon" was opened in 1907 and soon became the most famous hotel in Berlin. Emperors and Kings stayed at the "Adlon" and attracted other international stars. In 1945, the house burnt down and was demolished after the war. The hotel was rebuilt in 1997 and immediately returned to the classy hotel of the international jet set of pre war times.
The Swiss César Ritz was a sought-after hotel specialist who built numerous luxury hotels in Europe, including the "Carlton" and "Savoy" hotels in London, the "Frankfurter Hof" in Frankfurt and the "Grand Hotel" in Rome. In 1893 he built his first hotel in Paris, called "Le Ritz" at Place Vendôme. The Berlin "Ritz-Carlton" was opened in 2004. It is located in a 70 m high building at Potsdamer Platz. The architects Hilmer & Sattler and Albrecht designed the building in the style of former high-rise buildings of Chicago.
The "Swissotel" at Ku'damm Eck opened in 2001 and is located in the heart of West Berlin. The building with the large round corner was designed by the architects of Gerkan, Marg and Partner. The hotel has over 300 rooms and a restaurant with roof terrace. Even those who do not live in the hotel can dine here over the rooftops of Berlin or just have a cup of coffee.
The "Weinmeister" is a design hotel in "Berlin-Mitte" with individual designed rooms. The facade is made of golden shimmering metal and glass, the so-called "golden cage". This stylish hotel is particularly appealing to artistic groups and visitors who like a well designed ambience.
The "Hotel John F" is decorated with a picture of John F. Kennedy, the former president of the USA. There is also a "Kennedy room" with curtains like in the "White House", a rocking chair and an American flag. The Arcotel is centrally located, close to the new "Stadtschloss" and the "Museumsinsel".
The hotel "25hours Berlin" is located in the hip "Bikini-Haus" at Breitscheidplatz. The rooms are either directed to the city "urban" or to the zoo / Tierpark "jungle". This tension between city center and nature makes the "25hours Berlin" so special. The monkey's in the zoo can be observed from the windows of the "Monkey Bar".