The Vibe: Sexy and seductive.
The Area: In Charlottenburg, just off the western end of the Kurfürstendamm. The hotel is located a little farther out than the usual West Berlin hubs of Wittenbergplatz and Zoologischer Garten. But it’s just one minute to the Konstanzerstrasse U-Bahn.
The DNA: The building where the Provocateur Berlin is set, is a perfect picture of the 1911 modern-style Art Nouveau architecture (originally designed by Wilhelm Gutzeit) that is typical of this neighborhood. Interiors mix 1920s Paris meets with urban Berlin today – think twinkling chandeliers, low lighting, contemporary artworks, and velvet curtains. Stock broker-turned-interior designer Saar Zafrir is responsible for much of the furniture, including chairs, cabinets, side tables, and “golden boxes”, while a color scheme of dark-red, petrol-blue, black, and brass runs throughout. Artwork from local talents and internationally recognized names is prominently displayed around the hotel. Liran Wizman is the visionary behind Amsterdam’s Sir Albert, which has given rise to iconic Sir properties across Europe. Micky Rosen and Alex Urseanu have set an aesthetic and entrepreneurial benchmark in their native Frankfurt. They are known for transforming underused spaces into irresistible hotspots. Consummate locals and the ultimate hoteliers, the three have joined forces to create Berlin’s Provocateur. There is a fabulous Asian-themed restaurant by celebrated local chef Duc Ngo, and a glamorous bar that’s buzzing at weekends.
Suite-Me-Up: The hotel’s guestrooms vary from the Petite room to the DeLuxe room. The plush, burlesque-influenced rooms come with smart TVs and Nespresso machines, minibars and safes. Superiour rooms have balconies, sitting areas and/or claw-foot tubs, while suites include terraces and/or separate living rooms.
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 58 rooms (15-42m2) (161-452 sq ft) • hotel opened: March 2017 • interior design: Saar Zafrir ❌ no parking available • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible