The Regent Berlin overlooks Gendarmenmarkt Square, two 18th-century churches and the city’s 186-year-old concert hall (home to the Berlin Symphony Orchestra) making it an ideal venue from which to explore the city. Rooms here are acclaimed as the most spacious in Berlin. For the best views of the Gendarmenmarkt Square, book a Deluxe Guest Room ending -24, all Superior Suites with ending -25 and all Deluxe Suites with ending –23. For VIP treatment, contact Guest Relations Manager Dorothea Brodehl ( 00049 30 2033 6003)
Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel, also overlooks the Gendarmenmarkt, but also fantastic views onto Bebelplatz square, where the book burning took place in 1933 by the Nazis. Suites here are carved out of the old offices from the bank directors who once worked in the building, sporting original wooden floors, walls and ceilings from 1889. To reserve, contact Julia Schweizer, ([email protected]; 011-49-30-4606091302).
The Hotel Adlon Kempinski overlooks the Brandenburg Gate and is in close proximity to the city’s main museums and attractions. The hotel last year converted 48 rooms into 24 luxury suites; most have a private fitness room and sauna. To book the hotel, contact Anne Martinussen, director of sales ([email protected]; 011-49-30-2261-1321).
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, opened in 2004 close to what was formerly a section of The Berlin Wall. It’s also adjacent to the Sony Center and Leipziger Platz. The top room pick here is the 2.260-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Suite, which overlooks Potsdamer Platz, considered to be Europe’s most contemporary urban plaza. To reserve, contact Thorsten Ries, the area vice president/general manager at 0049-30-33 777 6000.