A mix of business travelers and design-savvy hipsters appreciate the Ku’Damm’s sleek, clean-lined aesthetic. Set right on the Kurfürstendamm, West Berlin’s main shopping drag, the hotel has a futuristic lobby with curvy benches and floor-to-ceiling light fixtures; the space segues into a round bar and outdoor patio, where both guests and chic after-work types gather for drinks. Upstairs, the 170 guest rooms are starkly spare-looking, with boldly shaped furnishings (Arne Jacobsen chairs, movable striped-wood TV consoles, platform beds with spotlighted headboards) placed like gallery exhibits amid otherwise unadorned space. Allergy sufferers and the disabled are specially cared for here; most rooms are carpeted in natural rubber, and “barrier-free” options are available.
Room to Book: On Friday nights the hotel hosts DJ-spun lounge events; if you’re sensitive to noise, book a room facing the courtyard.