The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin has announced the culmination of its €40 million renovation.
This meticulous refurbishment, largely funded by its ownership Beisheim Group, heralds in a new era of elegance through refreshed guestrooms and suites, conference, wellness, lobby and lounge areas and the addition of Pots, a new restaurant.
Each space evokes a vision of Berlin in the 1920s, with guests encountering creative details and thoughtful references to the golden era of German cinema.
“The recent completion of this meticulous €40 million renovation at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin marks a momentous occasion for this hotel, whose storied location has sat at the epicentre of history for over a century,” said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for the Ritz-Carlton.
“Present throughout the hotel in details large and small, the new design beautifully captures the gilded glamour of Berlin in the 1920s, while celebrating the city’s ever-changing spirit.
“Our ladies and gentlemen will continue to provide legendary service to our luxury travellers during their visit to one of the most unique cities in Europe.”
The hotel’s imaginatively redesigned guest rooms and suites are the work of G.A. Design’s London team, as is the grand entrance guests experience in the lobby upon arrival.
An ornate sweeping marble and ironwork staircase makes a statement, while sparkling crystal chandeliers evoke the flurry of flashbulbs that punctuate the annual Berlinale Film Festival.
“It is wonderful to see how the architecture of the building, with its light sandstone façade, compliments the elegant interior design, forming a harmonious whole,” said Robert Petrović, general director at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin.
“We wanted to make our new Art Deco design story as personal as possible – our guests are our focus.”
In the style of early 20th century literary salons, the spacious lobby is the ideal place for guests to relax, exchange ideas or enjoy a game of chess.
An eye-catching marble fireplace replaces real flames with a bold sculpture, while She Represents, a 1928 painting by artist Jeanne Mammen, hangs above the mantelpiece – a declaration of love for the vitality of Berlin women.
The adjoining space, flooded with daylight, features views of Potsdamer Platz, providing an ambience of a retreat where guests can take a break from the bustling city.
The lovingly redesigned guest rooms and suites of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin are epitome of modern luxury.
Day meets night in the contrasting colours of full-height headboards, while geometric patterns symbolise the historical significance of Potsdamer Platz.
As with the lobby, the rooms also echo the city’s great film heritage.
Elegant wash and make-up tables suggest the wardrobes of early silver screen icons while the sleek honour bar offers a nod to their classic wardrobe boxes.
State of the art technology is also thoughtfully woven into the experience, including touchscreens controlling all in-room electronics and convenient charging stations built into seating.
In the Carlton Club Suite, shades of blue represent the moon and Berlin nightlife and in The Ritz-Carlton Suite, warm golden tones are a nod to the city’s sunny sides.
Breaking Travel News attended the opening of the newly refurbished Ritz Carlton, Berlin, during ITB Berlin.
Take a look at a series of shots from the event here.