Hotel Adlon Kempinski | Old World European Luxury and Glamor at the Brandenburg Gate

Located a stone’s throw from the famous Brandenburg Gate and surrounded by world-class shopping and elegant embassy buildings, the Reichstag, and the Bundestag, the majestic five-star Hotel Adlon Kempinski, one of Berlin’s striking landmarks, makes its appearance.

It is one of the Grand Luxury Hotels group, which offers a handpicked collection of 450 of the world’s finest hotels. You will feel the Hotel Adlon Kempinski’s exclusivity and elegance the minute you enter its impressive lobby, graced with a sweeping marble staircase and Murano chandelier. Stepping towards the reception area, you can literally sense its rich history. The impeccable, friendly service is just another example of how this hotel sets itself apart from others in the luxury category.

Lobby | Photography Courtesy Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Inside the elevator to the sixth floor, where the hotel’s top suites with stunning views of the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin’s cultural center are located, you can’t help feeling a touch of nostalgia, as the otherwise modern elevator’s art deco floor indicator takes you back in history. If only walls could talk…

The grand Pariser Platz Suite offers stunning views to the Brandenburg Gate. Expect to be amazed by the elegance and comfort of this 861 square foot home away from home with its separate living room and bedroom, spacious and lavishly fitted bathroom with two separate vanity areas, walk-in closet and dressing area, working desk, fireplace, entertainment center, and Nespresso machine for your morning coffee. A bottle of chilled champagne and delectable snacks and fruits await you, making you feel even more welcome and setting the mood for an amazing stay. 

Executive Guest Room | Photography Courtesy Hotel Adlon Kempinski

You may not want to leave this gorgeous accommodation unless you have a reservation for one of the ultra-relaxing spa treatments at the Adlon Spa by Resense, which truly is an out-of-this-world experience. With Prairie skincare products and various aroma massage oils to choose from, the expert massage therapist will work on your body to relax you and smooth out any tension. For spa guests with a little more time, take a look at the private spa suites, which come with a Finnish sauna, steam shower, Jacuzzi or a relaxation day bed, private sound system, and a color therapy wall—perfect for an after-treatment chill-out or in preparation for your upcoming treatment. 

For a sophisticated dining experience, the hotel offers several upscale restaurants including the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer (which has earned two Michelin stars), the casually elegant Restaurant Quarré, which has outside seating available during the summer months with a spectacular view of the Brandenburg Gate, and the chic Sra Bua, offering an Asian-European fusion menu. During the summer months, the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer and Sra Bua are closed for certain periods, but fortunately not at the same time. 

Ballsaal | Photography Courtesy Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Worth a special mention is the exceptional breakfast menu and buffet served daily on the Bel Etage. Start the day perfectly with a selection of twenty varieties of bread and rolls, fresh regional and exotic fruits, champagne, caviar, freshly prepared egg dishes, and much more. 

Time flies with all the Hotel Adlon Kempinski has to offer, and you may not catch every must-do activity and culinary event here, but as Marlene Dietrich expressed in her 1950s song, “Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin” (“I still have a suitcase in Berlin”). You may find yourself planning your next stay here, as Berlin is always worth a trip, and so is the Hotel Adlon Kempinski.
Header Photo | Photography Courtesy Hotel Adlon Kempinski