Waldorf Astoria Berlin Opens in Germany
The Waldorf Astoria Berlin opened in Germany earlier this year. The 232-room hotel is located inside the new Zoofenster skyscraper in Charlottenburg. The word “Zoofenster” translates to “zoo window” and the 118 meter skyscraper looks out at the Berlin Zoologischer Tiergaten (Berlin Zoological Garden), the oldest zoo in Germany.
The hotel has 232 rooms, suites, and apartments. The presidential suite on the skyscraper’s top floor is the highest suite in the city. The hotel’s interior is a modern interpretation of Jugendstil (art nouveau).
The hotel has various dining options, among them Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire, a French chef whose restaurants around the world hold a total of 12 Michelin stars.
The Romanishes Café, which will be on the ground floor of the hotel, opened originally nearby over 100 years ago and the New York-style Lang Bar offers cocktails and artisan beers. Peacock Alley, named after the establishment of the same name in original Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, serves afternoon tea.
The hotel’s Guerlain Spa features French beauty specialists and eight therapy rooms. In addition, the hotel has meeting and event space for as few as 10 people and as many as 1,200, including a 3,500 square foot (325 square meter) ballroom and an outdoor terrace overlooking the city that can accommodate 200.
The hotel is near important tourist attractions including the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirsche, built as a memorial to the first emperor of a united Germany, and the Kurfürstendamm, a shopping boulevard known to locals as the Ku’damm.