Waldorf Astoria Berlin celebrates grand opening
04 March 2013 14:00 GMT
Some 800 high-profile guests from the world of showbiz, society, business and media attended the exclusive grand opening of Waldorf Astoria Berlin this week.
Famous German performers including Elisa Schmidt, Claudia Lahmann & Orchestra, Malvin Louis & Band and DJ Chan entertained guests at the glamorous event which also featured breathtaking performances by aerial dancers who illuminated the new landmark hotel.
Featuring 232 luxury guestrooms and suites, the Waldorf Astoria Berlin sits within the new Zoofenster skyscraper, designed by German architect Professor Christoph Mäckler. Totalling 32 floors and 118m, all crafted with stone and glass, the hotel also features the city’s highest suite.
Parisian agency Inter Art Etudes have interpreted the interior design as a timeless yet contemporary version of art deco style, in reference to the prestigious legacy of the famed Waldorf Astoria, which opened its doors in 1931 on New York’s Park Avenue.
The hotel also offers various dining experiences, including a 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 on the Berlin restaurant scene.
Additional dining options include the Romanisches Café, which has reopened on the ground floor of the hotel, just a stone’s throw from where it was originally located around 100 years ago. The New York-styled Lang Bar offers upmarket ambiance in which to enjoy a range of cocktails, whilst Peacock Alley provides signature afternoon tea in a stylish, yet relaxed, environment.
The Guerlain Spa Waldorf Astoria sees the trendsetting brand bring its innovative range of treatments to Germany for the very first time, offering eight therapy rooms, each individually designed to complement the delivery of a variety of treatments. Guerlain has also developed the “Beauty Revelation” a signature treatment which is exclusive to Waldorf Astoria Berlin, combining rejuvenating body and facial treatments to invigorate the senses and leave guests with a sensation of freshness in both body and mind.
Additional public zones include venues for meetings, conferences and events hosting from 10 people up to 1200. The second floor of the hotel features a range of exclusive facilities including a 3550 square foot ballroom, while five private rooms are also available, and a wonderful terrace overlooking the city is located on the sixth floor.