The Vibe: Glamorous.
The Area: In Charlottenburg, at the prestigious Kurfürstendamm, the city’s longest and best known retail boulevard, meaning that shopaholics and culture vultures will be in their element.
The DNA: Once the official VIP hotel to the Berlin Film Festival, Hotel Zoo has reopened after a complete two-year transformation. Originally the building started life as a private mansion in 1889 and was turned into a hotel in 1911. The now revamped interiors evoke the glamorous Hollywood-style of the 1920s with soaring ceilings and whimsical touches as gold leaf-covered brick walls, and exposed steel work and introduce today’s high tech. At the heart of the hotel is the Living Room with a double-sided fireplace both inside and onto the open-air Winter Garden. At the elegant Grace Bar, local DJ talents spin the weels. A buffet breakfast is served in the stylish carriage-house dining room. The stylish restaurant “Grace” serves a fusion of traditional and exotic tastes. Varied drinks and snacks are served in the 24-hour Galerie Lounge. Rooftop bar.
Suite-Me-Up: The spacious, high-ceilinged guest rooms and suites mix bohemian Berlin spirit with New York townhouse elegance. They feature bespoke furnishings, luxurious fabrics and contemporary furniture. Room facilities include a desk, a minibar, air conditioning, a safe, a satellite flat screen TV, a telephone and a Nespresso machine. Bathrooms come with double sinks, a tub and/or rain shower, a hairdryer, Maria Margiela bathrobes, slippers and complimentary custom created nail polish set by trendy Berlin brand Uslu Airlines.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 136 rooms & suites (16-105m2) (172-1,130 sq ft) • hotel opened: November 2014 • interior design: Powerstrip Studio • bathroom amenities: April Aromatics • parking possible on-site (charged) • pets allowed on request• 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible