Berlin Blends History and Hip

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When traveling to Berlin, what is a good historic luxury hotel?

Berlin Blends History and Hip

Berlin, Germany boasts a unique blend of grim and gracious history and modern world-class museums and cultural attractions. With reunification and rebirth after the Berlin Wall came down, Berlin hums with a vibrant trend-setting energy. It is a capital city that embraces change. It is never dull.

As with most major historic travel destinations, it pays to do your homework when planning a trip to Berlin. Staying in a historic luxury hotel helps make the most of a visit. Hotel Adlon Kempinski is centrally located on the Pariser Platz next to the famous Brandenburg Gate within walking distance to Museum Island, theaters, opera, upscale shopping, gourmet dining and lively nightlife.

The founder of the original Hotel Adlon was Lorenz Adlon, the son of a shoemaker and an apprentice carpenter, who dreamed of one day opening one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. In 1907, his dream became a reality and within a short time, the Hotel Adlon was the place to see and be seen. The nobility gave up their winter residences to live at the Hotel Adlon and it became the hotel of choice for visiting royalty and international celebrities. Following the war, the original hotel was renovated and for a time thrived until it was torn down in 1984. The rebirth of the Hotel Adlon coincided with the rebirth of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1997, echoing the original dream of Lorenz Adlon as one of the Leading Hotels of the World. Travel & Leisure magazine cites Hotel Adlon as one of the World's Best Hotels. The Condé Nast Gold List praises all aspects of the hotel. In 2007, the historic Hotel Adlon celebrates its 100th birthday and “new” Hotel Adlon Kempinski celebrates its 10th birthday. Join the celebration.

Between business and sightseeing, rejuvenate in luxury in a spacious guestroom or suite with the largest and most lavish marble and granite bathrooms in Europe, including heated floors and steambaths in all suites. Need anything? Personal butlers offer impeccable attention to details. Shop the exclusive Hotel Adlon shopping arcade. Dine on German and international specialties at the Restaurant Lorenz Adlon on or on the summer terrace of Restaurant Quarre overlooking the dramatic Brandenburg Gate. And, for a best in-depth look at Berlin, the Hotel Adlon Concierge will arrange historic walking or bike tours or a romantic barge river cruise along the Havel River and Spree River.

   

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