Hotels in Germany
Landry is impressed by Le Méridien Munich for its marriage of old-world hospitality and cutting-edge interiors (top-flight woods and fabrics, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sleek contemporary furnishings).
Housed inside a historic 1910 mansion on the city’s famous Kurfurstendamm, the Askanischer Hof Hotel has 15 guestrooms and one suite outfitted with décor reminiscent of the 1920’s. The lobby also has a 1920’s, Art Deco theme with marble walls and an impressive candelabra.
A vibrant makeover in 2003 has updated the Neoclassical public spaces and 170 of the hotel's 316 rooms; the lobby's stained-glass dome was restored, as well, letting refracted light pour in.
The Baroque façade disguises a modern interior.
Sitting in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, the Hotel Adlon Kempinski is one of Berlin’s most historic and luxurious hotels. Originally built in 1907, the hotel was destroyed in 1945 and reopened in 1997.
Guest rooms are sexy spaces fit for Barbarella, with bubble chairs, recessed lighting, and varying configurations made possible by sage-green sliding partitions. The nicest touch is a windowside reading nook, complete with a cozy daybed.
This funky, hostel-style hotel in the Berlin Mitte district is designed to accommodate the needs of cash-strapped backpackers.
Family-owned hotel with a vaulted restaurant that serves Bavarian fare (sausage and strudel) and, on Sundays, a popular brunch.
Room to Book: Ask for a room overlooking Promenadeplatz.
Junior suite from $590, including breakfast.
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is housed inside a soaring Art Deco-inspired skyscraper near the Potsdamer Platz. The hotel has 303 guest rooms, including 40 suites, each designed by Peter Silling and decorated with original watercolors painted by professor Markus Luepertz.