First Look -- The Waldorf Astoria Berlin Opens

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Finally: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its second European luxury hotel opening in recent months—the highly-anticipated (and long-delayed) Waldorf Astoria Berlin.

 

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The hotel has 232 guestrooms and suites across 32 floors (as well as the highest presidential suite in the whole city on the top floor), and is part of the new Zoofenster skyscraper, designed by German architect Christoph Mäckler. The hotel’s interior design has been conceived by Parisian agency Inter Art Etudes with plenty of art deco flair.

John Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide, said, “We’ve experienced unprecedented levels of luxury growth in Europe lately, with five unique Waldorf Astoria hotels now welcoming guests across Europe…Waldorf Astoria Berlin is a wonderful addition to our portfolio.”

The hotel’s location puts guests on the doorstep of some of the city’s most famous tourist attractions, including the historic church, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, built as a memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I, the first man to become emperor of a united Germany. The city's premium shopping boulevard, Kurfürstendamm, known to locals as Germany’s Champs Elysées is only minutes away and is home to many designer fashion houses.

 

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