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IHIF: Waldorf Astoria Berlin celebrates opening

IHIF: Waldorf Astoria Berlin celebrates opening

Some 800 high-profile guests from the world of showbiz, society, business and media have attended the exclusive grand opening of Waldorf Astoria Berlin.

Famous German performers including Elisa Schmidt, Claudia Lahmann & Orchestra, Malvin Louis & Band and DJ Chan entertained guests at the glamourous event which also featured breathtaking performances by aerial dancers who illuminated the new landmark hotel.

Setting a new standard in luxury for Berlin and the wider German market, Waldorf Astoria Berlin marries the timeless elegance of the legendary flagship, Waldorf Astoria New York, with a unique design inspired by Berlin’s vibrant and contemporary personality.

Featuring 232 luxury guestrooms and suites, the hotel sits within the spectacular new Zoofenster skyscraper, designed by renowned German architect, Professor Christoph Mäckler.

With a total of 32 floors and a height of 118 meters all crafted with stone and glass and the city’s highest suite, the splendid presidential suite on the top floor, the Zoofenster and Waldorf Astoria Berlin are a truly magnificent addition to the skyline of Berlin’s City West.

The hotel’s interior design has been conceived by the renowned Parisian agency, Inter Art Etudes, in a timeless yet contemporary interpretation of art deco style.

From the lobby to the guest rooms and suites, the hotel’s interior design, is worthy of the prestigious legacy of the famed Waldorf Astoria, which opened its doors in 1931 on New York’s Park Avenue.

The hotel’s enviable location puts guests on the doorstep of some of the city’s most famous tourist attractions.

This includes the historic church, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, built as a memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I, the first man to become emperor of a united Germany. The glamour of the premium shopping boulevard, Kurfürstendamm, known to locals as Germany’s Champs Elysées is only minutes away and contains a plethora of designer fashion houses.

Waldorf Astoria Berlin boasts an impressive range of dining and drinking experiences in a variety of settings and styles.

The outstanding attraction is the restaurant run by world-renowned French chef, Pierre Gagnaire.

Boasting 12 Michelin stars at restaurants across the globe, Gagnaire requires little introduction and tables at the opulent “Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire” are set to be amongst the most highly sought after of the Berlin restaurant scene.