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Intercontinental Berlin —Germany

Contemporary Modern Luxury

By Jennifer Olvera

Exterior of the Berlin Intercontinental
The modern, 14-story InterContinental Berlin is a spacious, centrally located hotel that’s attractive to both business travelers and tourists.

Located in Berlin's government quarter not far from the historic Potsdamer Platz and Kurfürstendamm Boulevard shopping district, the modern, 14-story InterContinental Berlin is a spacious, centrally located hotel that’s as attractive to business travelers as it is to visitors taking in the oh-so-green city’s sights.

Its checkerboard-looking exterior gives way to a bustling lobby and the adjacent hopping Marlene Bar, where live music sets a festive tone. Neutral-toned rooms with nubby wool bedding continue the contemporary theme; blocky, minimalist furniture, checked carpeting, subdued, abstract art on the walls and deep bathtubs outfitted with rain showers lend a hip and luxurious feel. Perks like bathrobes, slippers, in-room safes, mini bars and cable TV make chilling out a comfortable affair, while complimentary wireless Internet access in the lobby, high-speed Internet access in rooms and the 24-hour business center keeps guests connected.

Those who want to indulge themselves can opt to book rooms on the hotel’s two club level floors, where a lounge—adorned with low-slung furniture—has its own check-in and spacious public area with wireless Internet access and breakfast/snack bar overlooking the city. Needless to say, it’s the perfect place to score a (complimentary) happy hour cocktail before hitting the town.

Junior Suite Hugos Restaurant

Guests also can choose to unwind at the roomy on-site fitness center. In addition to offering plenty of cardio equipment, it also sports a solarium with blue LED-lit indoor pool, oversized whirlpool, juice bar and lemongrass-scented spa with hamam.

As a dining destination, the hotel impresses thanks to narrow, contemporary Hugos restaurant, a crown jewel perched on the top floor. Breathtaking city views—gleaned through a wall of windows—are rivaled only by the cuisine artfully prepared by Thomas Kammeier. The ever-changing menu—think Jerusalem artichoke soup with salmon and a whirl of tarragon oil—is capped off with artisanal selections from a rolling cheese cart. More casual dining can be enjoyed at L.A. Café, which serves a buffet breakfast and à la carte dishes before shifting its focus to Szechwan and Cantonese fare in the evening. On chilly nights, there’s always the Library Bar, an English-style pub with a fireplace and stately, wood-paneled walls.

Of course, you’ll find no shortage of things to do nearby. Within walking distance from the Zoological Garden, the hotel is just steps from pretty, path-laden Tiergarten Park and just four kilometers from the Brandenburg Gate.

InterContinental Berlin
Budapester Strasse 2
Berlin, 10787, Germany

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