The Radisson SAS Hotel Berlin has opened in a new building on the site of the former Radisson SAS Hotel, which closed three years ago. The hotel, built by DIFA Deutsche Immobilien Fonds AG, Hamburg, has 427 rooms and boasts one of the best locations, the largest aquarium and some of the most attractive views of the city.
Guests are greeted by an 82-foot high Aquadom lobby aquarium, with vibrantly colored reef landscapes, more than 2,500 exotic fish and over 250,000 gallons of water. Guests and visitors will be able to travel through the aquarium in a glass-enclosed elevator to reach a sightseeing point and restaurant under the glass roof ? allowing them to “scuba dive” without getting wet. Two full-time divers will be responsible for the care and feeding of the fish and maintenance of the aquarium. Over 100 guestrooms facing the atrium offer a direct view of the AquaDom.
The hotel reflects the atmosphere of Berlin as a trend-setting, dynamic and design-conscious metropolis in the design of the rooms, which feature clean lines, warm colors and the latest equipment, including LCD flat screen televisions and high-speed Internet access.
The restaurants and bars in the new flagship of the Radisson SAS chain are also characterized by their contemporary design. “HEat” Berlin’s first “world fusion” restaurant, cooks up interesting creations from Asia and Europe in its show kitchen. The name of the restaurant sets the tone: four ovens, ranging from Indian Tandoor to the French rotisserie allow guests views into their hot interior. The modern “Noodle Kitchen,” offering Asian cuisine, the hip “Aqua Lounge” and the “Atrium Lobby Lounge & Bar” located beneath the AquaDom, complete the eclectic range of gastronomy offered by the Radisson SAS Hotel Berlin.
With five conference and function rooms, the hotel can provide a venue for every event. The conference foyer, about 200 feet long with over 1,800 square feet of space, featuring natural light, is an ideal setting for product presentations, receptions or gala dinners ? the futuristic glass roof offers stunning views of the historic Berliner Dom.
The “Splash” Wellness Center offers hours of relaxation in its fitness room, swimming pool with Venetian tiles and counter-current system, bio sauna, Finnish sauna and steam bath.
The Radisson SAS Hotel is situated in the heart of new Berlin, directly opposite Museum Island. The exclusive Unter den Linden boulevard, Friedrichstrasse and Hackesche Markt are within walking distance of the hotel. Guests can enjoy scenic views of the Berliner Dom and the River Spree, the Red City Hall and Alexanderplatz from many of the rooms and suites.
The Radisson SAS Hotel Berlin is part of the DomAquarée complex, which was built for DIFA, Hamburg, and includes the underwater world of the Sea Life Center Berlin, a covered shopping arcade, offices and luxury apartments.
Kurt Ritter, president and CEO of Rezidor SAS, comments: “The new Radisson SAS Hotel Berlin, situated in this prominent position next to the cathedral and on the banks of the River Spree, exceeds all expectations.”
Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, one of the five brands belonging to Rezidor SAS Hospitality, currently operates 126 hotels with another 30 projects under development in a total of 37 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Radisson SAS is a four star plus, club class hotel group offering differentiated services such as the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee and the Yes I Can service principle. Reservations can be made at www.radissonsas.com. Globally, Radisson Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s leading full-service hotel companies with over 440 Radisson hotel and resort locations in more than 60 countries.
Rezidor SAS Hospitality is one of the world’s leading hospitality management companies. It is the sole franchiser in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Carlson Group hotel brands Radisson, Park Inn, Country Inn and Regent. The new Cerruti brand joined the Rezidor SAS Group in March 2003, where the world-renowned label will represent a new line of lifestyle hotels. Rezidor SAS currently includes 210 hotels in operation and under development in 40 countries. By 2012, Rezidor SAS Hospitality aims to expand to 700 hotels belonging to all five brands and in the three regions already mentioned. More information can be found at www.rezidorsas.com