Hotel de Rome
The Rocco Forte group is regarded for making magic out of run-down but exquisitely situated properties. Among their accomplishments: Hotel de Rome, set in Berlin's former Dresdner Bank and directly at the Berliner Dome and Museum Island. Interior designer Tommaso Ziffer filled the lobby with dark velvet upholstered furniture and Romanesque vases; while its onetime bank vaults now house a black-granite spa. Gorgeous rooms, perfectly located and with a pretty rooftop terrace.