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Ritz Carlton, Berlin reopens with true 1920s flair after €40m renovation

by | May 14, 2019 | Design

Carlton Club Suite with panoramic view

Newly restored Ritz Carlton Berlin brings old school glamour back to Potsdamer Platz

Berlin’s golden era makes a comeback at the Ritz Carlton

One of the most iconic names in hotels is back and better than ever in the German capital of Berlin.

The Ritz Carlton, Berlin has reopened after an extensive renovation to the tune of €40m, invested mostly by the Beisheim Group, which has restored the hotel to its former Golden Era-inspired glory.

The building’s design was influenced by classic Art Deco architecture, which can be seen all over Berlin and recalls the city’s heyday as the capital of glitz, glamour and hedonism in the 1920s.

Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, Luxury Brands – Europe, Marriott International, said, “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.”

“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,” Benzaquen went on to explain.

Details that capture the spirit of early 20th century Berlin

The devil is in the details at the Ritz Carlton Berlin. Gilded decoration abounds in the hotel, whether in the reception, salon-type lounges or in the guest rooms.


The Ritz-Carlton Suite


The Ritz-Carlton Suite

The Lounge

POTS, Restaurant

The property has been treated with a light touch, resulting in an airy, luxurious environment where the fine, thoughtfully executed details can be fully appreciated.

The hotel is in central Potsdamer Platz, itself a place synonymous with reinvention and transformation, and serving as a symbol of the new Berlin.

The interior draws heavily on this idea of modernity married with old world charm and the design practice G.A. Design was responsible for creating a contemporary new look and feel for the property, but one that respected its heritage and past.

One of the ways the firm decided to do this was to create a defined relationship between the building’s facade and the new interior.

The building’s delicate stone facade is complemented by a generous lobby and entrance space realised in brilliant white marble with flourishes in gold and silver details and ironwork in the balustrades.

Guest rooms benefit from a neutral palette with light gold fabrics matching muted tones on the walls and polished wooden parquet floors for a sophisticated feel. Elegant fabrics are used in the carpets, curtains and furnishings, giving the overall feel of residential luxury.


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