Marriott has completed a €40 million renovation of its Ritz-Carlton Berlin property, with the new design inspired by “the gilded glamour of Berlin in the 1920s”.
Business Traveller stayed at the hotel earlier this month, and has published a full review in our Tried and Tested section here.
The lobby features a marble and ironwork staircase, with crystal chandeliers which “evoke the flurry of flashbulbs that punctuate the annual Berlinale Film Festival”. A marble fireplace has also been created, with a sculpture which replaces real flames.
New restaurant Pots (a nod to the hotel’s location on Potsdamer Platz) offers “German classics with a modern twist”, and features an open kitchen, and a redesigned terrace overlooking Henriette-Herz Park.
Redesigned rooms feature full height headboards behind the beds, and wash and make-up areas which “suggest the wardrobes of early silver screen icons”, alongside modern technology including charging stations built into seating, and touchscreens controlling all in-room electronics.
Other facilities include The Curtain Club with a stage for live music, Fragrances Bar with a cocktail menu inspired by perfumes, a revamped wellness space with two saunas, swimming pool and fitness centre, and eight meeting and events spaces including a 910 sqm divisible ballroom.
Commenting on the renovations Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton said:
“The recent completion of this meticulous €40 million renovation at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin marks a momentous occasion for this hotel, whose storied location has sat at the epicentre of history for over a century.
Present throughout the hotel in details large and small, the new design beautifully captures the gilded glamour of Berlin in the 1920s, while celebrating the city’s ever-changing spirit.
“Our Ladies and Gentlemen will continue to provide legendary service to our luxury travellers during their visit to one of the most unique cities in Europe.”