Swish New Digs in Berlin

by Debra Bokur

Sep 29, 2017
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The latest in luxury lodging in the always dynamic city of Berlin is the newly opened Orania.Berlin, located in the creative Kreuzberg District. Housed within a historic 20th-century building restored by Dietmar Mueller-Elmau with Hilmer Sattler Architects, the Small Luxury Hotels of the World property has 41 rooms with wood floors, luxury furnishings and a minimalist design. Guests can also enjoy a literary salon and living room fitted with a cinema screen, open fireplace, Steinway B piano and soaring windows with views of Berlin’s skyline. The Oranienpalast Café includes a restaurant and bar, with a stage for frequently planned live events including curated nightly classical and jazz performances, DJ nights, poetry slams and readings by Berlin artists and authors. The open kitchen in the on-site restaurant is the domain of Michelin-starred chef Philipp Vogel.

Orania.BerlinThere’s a modern gym and a menu of soothing, restorative spa and beauty treatments. Sister property to the iconic Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps, the Orania.Berlin coddles guests with standard amenities in every room including complimentary WiFi, Nespresso machines, silent heating and cooling systems, soundproof doors, oiled oak floor boards, Samsung flat-screen HD televisions with Apple TV connections and oversized mattresses handmade by Schramm. Other features setting the hotel apart from other luxury properties are handmade Kushkali carpets from Iran; elegant golden lights by designer Enzo Catellani; furnishings from B&B Italia designed by Patricia Urquiola and Antonio Citterio; India-made linens and fabrics designed by London’s Andrew Martin; furniture created in Indonesia for Lambert Home; switches made by Berker in Italy; and bathroom fixtures designed by Antonio Citterio and made by Hans Grohe in Germany.

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