Ritz-Carlton Berlin unveils €40 million refurbishment

13 Mar 2019 by Mark Caswell
The Ritz-Carlton Berlin

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.

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin

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.”

Last week the Intercontinental Berlin announced a €60 million renovation of its 558 rooms and public spaces.

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