People often forget the Azores when booking a holiday but in recent years the archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The incredible islands have an unbelievable amount to offer and are one of Europe’s most breathtaking natural havens. The Furnas Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel which offers visitors a stunning experience to connect with nature and to truly relax.
Located on the São Miguel Island, in the valley of the Furnas, which is the area with the most concentrated thermal waters in Europe, the Furnas Boutique Hotel is truly a remarkable luxury experience bathed in the peace and tranquillity of nature.
The interior design is reflective of the relaxation you will experience during your stay. The beautiful combination of modern and traditional influences creates a stunning balance and helps visitors to find their zen whilst connecting to nature. The use of an earthy and down-to-earth palette of greys and browns as well as the stone elements truly integrates the Furnas Boutique Hotel into its surroundings.
The Hotel offers a wide range of experiences for each type of traveller. From the adventure and sports enthusiasts to nature lovers, there is something to do for everyone.
The Furnas Boutique Hotel also has its stunning À Terra restaurant. The natural fruits of nature and the rustic lifestyle inspire the incredible food here. With a menu boasting plates that will bring you the most delicious aromas, textures and tastes.
The Thermal Spa at this luxury boutique hotel must not be overlooked. This is the perfect place to unwind and appreciate the true tranquillity of the island. The Furnas Boutique Hotel boasts both an outdoor and indoor thermal experience pools.
Of course they also have a sauna and Turkish bath as well as a luxuriously wide range of spa treatments from exfoliations, massages, hidromassages and even reflexology. This spa leaves nothing to be desired and you will leave completely relaxed.
When booking your next holiday to Europe do not forget to take a look at what the Azores has to offer and in particular the Furnas Boutique Hotel, the perfect place to take everything in and unwind.
Luxury hotel and luxury hotel restaurants are always ahead of the trends. From Michelin starred restaurants to 5-star hotels, every single one of them worries about excellence, comfort and interior design. Discover the 9 color trends luxury hotels are using this year.
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We know that everyone is focusing on the upcoming design trends and we don’t want our interior design enthusiasts to feel left out. Hotel Interior Designs has been analyzing the latest fashion forward hospitality design projects to give you some clues on 2017 restaurant interior design trends at luxury hotels. Check them out!
Modern interior design: This up coming year is going to be all about Modern! Velvet upholstery, artistic furniture pieces like these center tables and several other luxurious interiors elements are definitely the pieces that can be easily integrated with a modern interior design layout.
Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul
Wood and brass: wood is always trending so next year will be no exception. However, simple wood is starting to be out and mixed materials, in. So next year mix wood with brass or other metal materials like in this dining table.
Color tones: The color trends for 2017 largely focus on four main palettes- Chroma (graphic colors), Sentience (pastel tones), Entwine (earthy tones) and Construct (Eclectic rich colors). Next year’s color mixes will definitely be earthy yet vibrant with a strong connect to organic materials palette.
Natural textures: One of the current design trends that will continue even in the next year is definitely the use of natural textures inspired in Mother Nature. With this trend you will be able to create cozy restaurant interiors that provides to the costumers more than just a tasty experience. Mix some wood furniture with brass accessories, leather bar chairs with some metallic displays.
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The Alpina Gstaad is a luxury hotel in Switzerland for the world’s most discerning travelers that opened in December 2012. More than a place to stay in the Swiss Alps, it is a new icon for Gstaad combining Swiss tradition and thoughtful luxury. For the interior design project HBA London took the traditional chalet form of the building into the interior and contemporised it. Our participation in the project is regarding the use of our VELLUM Wall Lamps in the hotel’s ballroom. The result couldn’t be better, the harmony projected by the ambiance is undeniable.
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming 5 Star Luxury Hotel
Opened December 18, 2003 as the first mountain resort for the company, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole encompasses 124 hotel rooms and suites and 33 private residences. The uniquely situated ski-in/ski-out property offers three slopeside restaurants, a 12,000 square foot Spa, outdoor hot tubs, and a heated outdoor pool. Additional amenities include the in-house Ski Concierge and a summer adventure center Base Camp that offers fly fishing trips and national park adventures. By bringing Four Seasons’ standards of luxury, service and amenities to Jackson Hole, the Resort offers an unprecedented level of excellence in this pristine mountain environment.
Carlton Hotel – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 5 Star Luxury Ski Resort
After 18 months of renovation and $59 million in investment, the Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz reopened in December 2009 as the first Boutique Hotel of the Alps featuring 60 suites, all with lake-view and private butler service.
Le Melezin – Courchevel 1850, France – Exclusive Luxury Ski Resort
One of the very best ski hotels in the world in one of the world’s very best ski areas…Le Melezin is set directly on the fashionable ski slopes of Courchevel 1850. Its classic ambience and steam room, gym and pool, offer the ultimate in apres-ski. The winter season runs mid-December to mid-April. Le Melezin is located in the Trois Vallees, known informally as the ski capital of the world with more than 600km of trails and 200 lifts.
Grandes Alpes Private Hotel & Spa – Courchevel, France
In the Alpine resort town of Courchevel 1850, this upscale, ski-in/ski-out hotel is 1.4 km from Golf de Courchevel and 1.9 km from the Stade de Slalom Emile Allais (slalom center).
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Be prepared to create a luxury hotel interior in the place you treasure the most. Here are some inspirations taken by some of the best hotel interior designs. Glamour and luxury from some of the most incredible destinations arriving just at your door. Deliever great confort and elegance and let the sumptuousness, richness and opulence become part of your home.
One special chair cleverly placed in your room can make the whole difference. The Penthouse suite, with a private foyer, has a cool sitting area with a couple of Maya mid-century modern armchairs and a Maya 2 seat sofa.
Create a spa-like space
Use your bathroom to be your personal spa area. Use lighting that bring that calm and recolected feeling forth.
MMZ Project Architectural Bureau specified BRABBU’s pieces for ERWIN Restaurant and Bar project in Moscow, Russia. Every aspect of the project was considered regarding contrasts, thus not only the colours but as well as materials and fabrics contrast with each other. Copper coloured synthetic leather contrasts with colourful velvet, metal contrasts with fabric, walls and facades contrast with pieces and the final result is a luxurious groovy bar set where clients can relax after a busy day. It was in this context that BRABBU’s pieces were included MOHWAK Stool. Further-more, for the bathroom decor a lighting design piece from the brand’s collection was picked as well – VELLUM Wall Light.
Remember the style you want pursue
Even if you have an ecletic style look to maintain some consistency, whatever style you love get to know it well before you make any decision.
Dating back to 1854, the Providence Hotel in Paris was formerly an hôtel de passe (a short-time hotel) before its complete renovation overseen by Parisian architect Philippe Medioni. Maya 2 seat sofa.
How to design a luxuious Lounge?
Create a welcoming area, even though you migth not have a huge lounge space at home the Idea is to create a station where people are invited to rest and entretain themselves. Maybe provide one luxurious chair and an illustrated book on a sidetable with incredible places in the world.
The Langham Hotel in London was Europe’s first “Grand Hotel”. Located at the heart of the West End, it opened its doors 150 years ago attracting royalty, dignitaries and celebrities. BRABBU had the pleasure to see its modern design furniture pieces making a statement at The Longham Club with Nanook armchair and Sika armchair.
Detail is what transforms any room
Pay attenttion to detail, be bold with shapes, forms, patterns and colours, these can definetely help to create a luxurious style in your home.
Blue Living is a luxury store in Berlin, Germany that sells design pieces from internationally renowned interior design brands. BRABBU was one of the brands chosen to be part of this project, thus at the moment several pieces from its collection can be seen and bought there (SIKA 2 Seat Sofa, INCA Armchair and CYPRES Floor Light).
The Grand Hotel Kempinski, situated in the south-western corner of french Switzerland, and is home to the largest hotel suite in Europe. Cost per night: 28,500 euros. For this, the total about 1080 square meters of residence leaves little to be desired. It has separate bedrooms and living rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and bathroom with whirlpool, oversized bathtub and a wide range of entertainment. For this, paying guests are rewarded with a view of Lake Geneva, which they can enjoy from the balcony or the terrace.
Penthouse, Mandarin Oriental Marrakech (Morocco)
There is room for up to 19 people in the 1138-square-meter penthouse of the Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech. The luxury suite extends over an entire hotel floor and connects the Atlas, Panorama and Royal suites. Eight bathrooms are connected to the eight bedrooms, all of which are equipped with bathtub and separate steam shower and integrated hammam. In addition, there are a number of terraces overlooking the hotel’s garden and the summit of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The rooms are decorated with local details, such as hand-carved carpets and oriental-style wood furniture in the rooms. On request, meals can be enjoyed on the terraces under the stars of the stars.
Terrace Suite, The Mark New York(USA)
In eighth place, the Hotel The Mark is located in New York’s chicest district of Manhattan, which has an 1115 square meter luxury terrace suite. One night in the two-story penthouse with a view of the Museum of Art and the Central Park costs as little as 70,000 euros plus the state-tax of 15%. For royal nights, the five bedrooms are furnished with ebony, mountain maple and nickel furniture combined with Italian linen linen. The standard room equipment includes a modern HD TV and a room operating unit. The bathroom is equipped with black and white marble sinks, a deep tub and separate shower cubicles. Additional amenities include a private bar, daily shoe cleaning and delivery of the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal.
Hilltop Residence, Laucala Island Resort (Fiji)
An average of 51,000 euros has to be calculated for guests who want to rent a night at the Hilltop Residence of the Island Resort on Laucala Island. The 1200 square meter estate is located in the mountains of the island and not only offers the panoramic view that guests can enjoy from the pool, but also the numerous additional services such as private cooking, chauffeur services or childcare.
Maharajah’s Pavilion, Raj Palace (India)
The almost 1500 square meters of the Maharajah’s Pavilion of Raj Palace in the Indian city of Jaipur are spread over four floors. The second floor of the suite has its own museum, where guests can admire, among others, the throne of the Indian king Thakur Sahib. On the roof terrace of the penthouse is also a private bar, which invites to cozy evenings. The furniture of the rooms was definitely not saved – they are decorated with gold leaf, gold, silver or ivory.
Royal Suite, Waldorf Astoria Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
In fifth place of the largest suite is in Dubai, the royal suite of the Waldorf Astoria – with a size of 1600 square meters. Especially the view through the large window fronts or alternatively from one of the terraces over the Arabian Gulf, the Palm Jumeirah and the skyline of the big city are worth the price of the luxury suite. Furthermore, the Royal Suite, which extends over the entire upper floor, can accommodate up to 20 people in the Arabic living room alone. Of course the bathrooms are also equipped with marble. The 3200-square-meter spa area with its private beach provides for a relaxing break. If you like socializing, the “Social”, the restaurant of Starkoch Heinz Beck, is the right address. So many amazing Luxury hotels.
Penthouse Suite at Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez (France)
For just under 39,000 euros the night is the penthouse suite at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez in Cannes to have. On an area of almost 1700 square meters are four large bedrooms as well as two living and dining rooms on the fourth floor. From the terrace guests can look directly from the jacuzzi to the Bay of Cannes. The interior is decorated in the style of the French Art Deco.
Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson (Switzerland)
Through the Hotel President Wilson, a second Geneva hotel is represented in the top list of luxury suites. The 1680 square meter penthouse is at a price of about 56,000 euros per night to the largest and most expensive penthouses at all. Although the interior is kept simpler than in other hotels of its class, this does not mean that a visit is not worthwhile. The twelve bedrooms and bathrooms, the Steinway wing, the gym, the billiard table and the terrace, almost as large as the suite itself, speak for themselves.
Royal Suite, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (United Arab Emirates)
In the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is the largest suite of the Federation. The Royal Suite of St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is 2100 square meters in size and has four bedrooms, a dining room for up to 12 people, a small cinema and a game room including a billiard table. The spacious bathrooms with bathtub and double shower, the wellness room and / or the sauna provide for relaxation – depending on the preference.
Royal Residence, Grand Hills Hotel & Spa (Lebanon)
By far the largest suite in the world is located in the Lebanese city of Brummana, more precisely the Grand Hills Hotel & Spa. The 4131-square-foot Royal Residence, accommodating up to ten people, has seven floors, three building wings and two private pools for private use. The antique furniture of the rooms, together with numerous sculptures and precious stones, create an artistic picture. Due to the elevated location of the hotel, the terrace overlooks the Jabal Samin mountain chain, the second highest mountain in Lebanon. An incredible Hotel Interior Design.
Brody House operates as a quirky boutique hotel with 11 unique and individually designed bedrooms within a neo-classical heritage building in Budapest’s palace quarter. The building survived the ravages of the Second World War, the Hungarian uprising of 1956 (that started at the Hungarian radio station a few doors down Brody Sandor street) and the fifty years of neglect and poor maintenance that followed.
Prior to its conversion into a boutique hôtel in 2009, founders William Clothier and Peter Grundberg resided in the property, along with their artist friends, hosting cultural salons and dinner parties. They named the house after Hungarian writer, Sandor Brody, and ‘his’ street at which the house is sited.
Brody House remains a work in progress, undergoing various loving restorations since its inception. Each room in this hotel is unique and named after an eponymous Brody House artist who either used to have a studio at Brody House or have since collaborated with the Brody House Group.
The rooms were often their former studios and feature vintage up-cycled furniture, paint stripped walls and contemporary art. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, some even have a free-standing bath in the room for those wo would like to enjoy some special, decadent champagne moments.
Named after French artist, Etienne Claret de Fleurieu who spent two years in Budapest living and working in the house. Among his collectors is French fashion designer Agnes B. Etienne currently resides in Brussels.
Another French artist, Ludo Thiriez, worked in Brody House and received valuable guidance from Etienne. Ludo works between Sao Paulo, Paris and Budapest. Clothes hanging space in the room is made from wooden offcuts.
Budapest has a strong history of famous photographers and photographic works such as Robert Cappa. The photo room features work from Christopher Everard (UK), Tibor Papp (HUN) and Attila Lóránt (HUN).
Eszter’s shoe box
In attempt to make use of the grand ceiling heights and inspired by Terrence Conran’s book on small spaces – a second level was constructed to house a double bed.
International artist and sculptor, Bo Droga (Australia) became friends with the founders while working in London. On each periodic trip to Budapest Bo creates and contributes a new piece of artwork for his room. Bo currently lives and works in Paris.
Yan Yeresko from Belorussia was introduced to Brody House by Alex Tinei. Yan currently has an atelier in Brody Studios and spends his time in between Minsk and Budapest.
Alex Tinei, encouraged by the founders, set up his first atelier in the house and was the first artist to start working here. He considers the move was instrumental to his professional career. Alex since has found success internationally and currently has an atelier at Brody Studios.
The boutique hotels have emphasis on the elements of art, individuality and interactivity. See the 5 best boutique hotels and enjoy exceptional services that extend far beyond your expectations along with unique amenities designed to cater your personal style and taste. Sleep in style, when you choose from the following boutique hotels.
The Olive Exclusive is the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital. This boutique hotel is cool, contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic African soul. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach and dedicated personal service.
Me London is a contemporary hotel and cutting edge in style. It is located in one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Designed by the world famous architects Foster and Partners, amongst its fantastic services and facilities ME London provides 157 exquisitely designed, modern rooms, including 16 suites.
Surrounded by theatres, restaurants and shops, and just a short walk from the bars and nightlife of Soho, the Covent Garden Hotel couldn’t be better situated. Its 58 guest rooms and suites are individually designed in a classic and antique style, featuring marble and mahogany bathrooms. Key features include the hotel’s cozy wood-paneled drawing room, a library, both with wood burning fireplaces, and a private cinema.
L’Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in Paris. This has been a secret hideaway over the past two centuries. With quintessential French charm and glamour, L’Hotel is nestled in the heart of the Left Bank, amidst the cultural riches, bohemian soul and high fashion of St Germain-des-Prés. Oscar Wilde’s last home, and the heart of Parisian society in the swinging sixties, it has been remodelled by renowned designer Jacques Garcia.
Andronis Boutique Hotel is the newest member of Andronis Exclusive Hotels. This hotel is a boutique-style building on the edge of the cliff, 100 meters from the sea with magnificent views of the caldera of the volcano. This excellent hotel has 23 suites, all designed with influence by the Aegean Sea architecture.
Exclusive Interview: David Chase, General Manager of New York Palace– Today we will talk about one of the Best Hotels in the World, The New York Palacesituated at Madison Avenue in the heart of Upper East Side, this is hotel have lots of stories to tell. Recently they renovate their decor and their Towers starts to be a city spot to stay when you go on a trip to New York.
One of his great highlights is the The CW show Gossip Girl, who have a great success, a story about Upper East Side teenagers who likes to live wild and free in the city that never sleeps. See more about the films that are filmed at New York Palace HERE
As they say “Fashion is temporary, style is forever”, this Hotel never stay out of style and that’s what David Chase, the General Manager of NY Palace will tell us. With a $140-million renovation project that transformed a landmark architectural gem in the middle of New York, is now the best of NYC luxury hotels.
1. What makes New York Palace different from other Hotels? No other New York hotel combines the history of turn of the century mansion homes (housing restaurants and bars) with a 55 story high rise tower. The hotel manages to blend the two seamlessly.
2. What is the main concept behind the hotel’s interior design? Incorporating light and contemporary sophistication into a traditional setting.
(Curious we found a partner in the gallery when we are choosing the photos to the article. The coffee table is from BRABBU, a interior design brand.)
3. What was your major challenge while building the concept? Working within the confines of buildings designated as city landmarks.
5. In which way does the interior design influence the service you offer your guests? We believe the light and contemporary feel is far more welcoming and relaxing to our guests than the previous heavy and traditional style.
6. What kind of services do you provide? Everything one would expect from a luxury hotel; 24 hour housekeeping and room service, a fully staffed department called ”Guest Experience” whose sole mission is maintaining guest history and preferences and striving to exceed guest expectations every time.
It is important to note that we also are home to The Towers at The New York Palace, which provide guests with a true 5 star experience and product. A separate lobby provides a dedicated check-in experience. Express elevators whisk guests to floors 41 – 54. Our Towers accommodations are among the most spacious in the city and every one provides spectacular skyline views. Ensuring that guests receive the highest level of personalized service, The Towers come complete with a dedicated Les Clefs d’Or concierge team. Other exclusive amenities for Towers guests include house car service in a dedicated Mercedes GL350 or Maybach, Maître d’Etage service, complimentary shoe shine and valet pressing, weekday newspaper delivery, and packing and unpacking services.
7. What are the main challenges the world’s top hotels are faced with every day? What are the reasons that make you the best in your business? It is providing the perfect balance of product, experience and service. Like every other industry we have become tremendously dependent upon technology to manage our business, but we cannot forget that this is a business rooted in humanity, personal contact, communication and relationships. We succeed because we have sourced an army of managers and employees who sincerely care for the comfort and wellbeing of our guests. Every year we hire an independent consulting company to conduct an extensive employee opinion survey. The number one response year after year is “I am proud to work for the New York Palace.”
8. What is the restaurant’s concept? At present the restaurant is operating only for breakfast and we are working on a new culinary concept for the space.
9. How did the partnership with Chef Michel Richard start? Chef Richard has a long history with our ownership entity Northwood Hospitality.
10. When guests choose to stay in your hotel, are they also looking for a true gourmet experience? Guests here and at every other New York hotel are looking for the vast culinary experiences that this city provides. With such a tremendous array of cultures and cuisines, it is difficult for hotels to compete with the seemingly endless range of offerings. Our top rated Concierge team provides our guests with a wealth of information and inside contacts.
11. How would you describe the cuisine style? What should we definitely try? Check back with us in a few months.
12. Tell me a funny story about New York Palace. More profound than funny…in the 1970’s the Villard Houses and adjoining buildings were purchased by real estate magnate Harry Helmsley. In the original plan he would build a 55 story high rise fronting Madison Avenue which would mean demolition of the Villard properties. Grand Central Station and Carnegie Hall were slated for the same fate. The New York City landmarks commission and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis put a halt to that plan and thankfully preserved these buildings for all time. One can only imagine how the demure yet forceful Mrs. Onassis stood her ground against the legendary “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley.
Ritz-Carlton Berlin: Exclusive interview with Director David Salomon – Hotel Interior Designs is very interested in showing some of the world’s best hotels in the world, trying to make your choice easier when the time to decide where to stay comes: in a cosmopolitan city or in a remote beach.
Our first conversation was with David Salomon, the Director of Operations at Ritz-Carlton Berlin.
We want to know what makes this Hotel different from others, why they have the best services and what makes you choose this hotel to pass your dream holidays.
From the rooftop to the cuisine we present you Ritz-Carlton Berlin.
What makes Ritz-Carlton – Berlin different from other Hotels?
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is very unique thanks to its dedicated ladies & gentlemen. We sense and fulfill the wishes and needs of our guests before they can even voice them. By taking it to the memorable we always gain to achieve a level of service where you can pull the statement: The answer is YES… so what is the question? It is a matter of being personal, passionate and innovative. We want provide our guests a true home away from home.
When was the open day ?
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin was opened on January 12th in 2004 – so we celebrate our tenth anniversary this year!
What is the main concept behind the hotel’s interior design?
The interior design of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin was created by Cologne based interior designer Peter Silling. He, in turn, was inspired by the works of renowned Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), whose architectural genius can still be viewed in many of Berlin’s most famous buildings. Furnishings chosen for the 303 guestrooms and suites bear marked resemblance to the German Imperial style which dominated the historic city for generations. Antique features within The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, in contrast with dramatic geometric forms, include selected woods, imported marble and bronze accents. The total effect is one of optical harmony throughout the public spaces.
To reflect the influence of Prussian architect Schinkel, each of the 303 guestrooms, except The Ritz-Carlton Apartment, and suites at The Ritz-Carlton is distinguished by original watercolors being created by Professor Markus Luepertz, a German artist highly noted for his 20th century neo-expressionism style. His works, entitled “Homage a Schinkel” come from the architect’s original design sketchbooks. Each of Luepertz’ copperplates is printed on hand-made paper, an original and unique tribute to one of the world’s most respected architects.
What was your major challenge while building the concept?
The biggest – and most interesting – challenge was the combination of creating a modern hotel at a very historic and important site. The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is standing just a short distance from what was formerly a section of The Berlin Wall and we wanted to create a hotel which reflects this historic meaning of the location. The whole Beisheim Center complex with The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin was designed as a contemporary interpretation of a European city with blocks, streets and squares and The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is reminiscent of the golden age of art deco skyscrapers familiar in New York City and Chicago. Despite the inspiration of the golden age of art deco, the noted architectural firm of Hilmer and Sattler has created a design that is a fusion of modern trends. Even so, the architects also embrace a tribute to elements of classical European architecture. The sandstone exterior conveys both strength and light and stand in contrast to the soaring glass and steel structures, which are already a Potsdamer Platz signature.
In which way does the interior design influence the service you offer your guests?
Our hotel is a great example of an European Grand Hotel with large marble stairs in the lobby, more than 14,000 Swarovski crystals at our chandeliers and spacious, cozy furnitures. This ambiance of elegance and style affects our team in a very positive way since they are proud working at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. However, the interior design itself does not influence our high level of personal service at all.
What kind of services do you provide?
We provide a very personal service at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. Our heart and soul are our dedicated ladies and gentlemen. They make the difference in hospitality by providing the best personal service to our guests. For example a certified Tea Master® – honored with a gold pin received by Ronnefeldt tea house – offers a daily afternoon tea underpinned by the live playing of a piano. Another important team member is the bar manager, who has already received multiple prestigious awards for his creative ideas. One specialty of the current Mixologist of the Year are his perfume cocktails, for which he conjures up individual cocktail creations based on various fragrances from his patrons’ favorite perfumes. Furthermore we do have our won Shoe Shine butler for our guests, a very experienced concierge team – our Chief Concierge is the current president of Clefs D’Or Germany and was voted Best European Concierge in 2010 – and a beautiful Club Lounge on the 10th floor.
The newly refurbished Club Lounge welcomes our guests in a setting of absolute privacy and exclusivity. Surrounded by finest materials and hand selected furniture, our ladies and gentlemen pamper their guests all day long with culinary delicacies, refined cocktails and personalized service. Travellers will experience the Club Lounge as a true haven of privacy and exclusivity in a private Lounge, shielded from the hotel’s public areas. In order to create the capital city’s most exclusive Club Lounge Robert Petrović, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, sent designers all over Europe to create an original and sophisticated interior design. The elegant style mix attains its lightness through the colour concept by the interior designers from Hilmer & Sattler and Albrecht. Antiques and young designs are combined with ease in the Club Lounge. A modern serving cart finds its place just as easily as its antique counterpart – a find from the Paris Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market. A glass globe from the 1950s radiates its charm next to the design stools in a Nordic style, made of bamboo and newly arrived on the market.
What are the main challenges the world’s top hotels are faced with every day? What are the reasons that make you the best in your business?
Today’s guests have a large varity of hotels to choose from. They have the challenge to find the perfect hotel for their individuell needs and wishes. We are the perfect place for people that want to experience true hospitality: We want to create memories that last for a lifetime and we want to see the sparkle in our guests’ eyes, when we exceed their expectations. That is our main goal on every day and that makes us the best in our business.
What is the restaurant’s concept?
Our Brasserie Desbrosses serves typical French and regional cuisine within a cozy and frankly atmosphere. Especially the interior design is very unique: At the beginning of 2003, the impressive interior – including some art deco tables, mirrors, clusters and flagstones with floral patterns – was carefully dismantled in France and transported to Germany to be painstakingly restored by the interior designer Peter Silling. Soon after, the Brasserie was brought back into life again. Younger guests will also delight in a visit to the Brasserie Desbrosses where a children menu, wooden toys and colored crayons are available. An oversized “piggy bank”, made out of old tiles and pieces of china, awaits guests on the entry of the restaurant to help keep boredom at bay.
The Boulangerie in the middle of the restaurant is from 1875 and serves the best coffee specialties as well as international delicacies which can be bought as take-away. Every Sunday the Brasserie features a Champagne Brunch from noon to 03.30 p.m., where guests may enjoy as much champagne as they like while being tempted to sample the extravagant buffet which features alongside breakfast classics treats such as oysters, fresh lobster and several live cooking stations. The Champagne Brunch is the perfect start for a relaxed and unforgettable Sunday.
How did the successful partnership with Brasserie Desbrosses started?
The Brasserie Desbrosses is our own inhouse restaurant for our hotel guests as well as external guests.
When guests choose to stay in your hotel, are they also looking for a true gourmet experience?
Berlin is the German city with the most Michelin-starred Restaurants so there is no need to offer a fine dining restaurant on property. With our Brasserie Desbrosses we fulfill our guest’s needs and wishes for an upscale but still casual restaurant in the middle of Berlin. We do serve regional specialties as well as French delicacies with a special focus on regional, organic and seasonal products.
How would you describe the cuisine style? What should we definitely try?
No matter what you try, make sure you have some vegetables from our very own acre! We do have our private acre in Brandenburg where we grow organic salats, cucumbers, zucchini, radish, onions, spinach and so much more.
Tell me a funny story about Ritz-Carlton – Berlin
Did you know The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin produces its own honey? Additionally to our guests we host up to 400,000 bees (on our rooftop). Seven beehives produce up to 400 kilograms of fresh, organic honey from the flowers and trees at the adjacent Tiergarten, Europe’s biggest inner city park. We do serve the fresh Ritz-Carlton honey for breakfast, sell it in our Brasserie Desbrosses and sweeten our own cakes and cookies with the honey. The beehives are part of our “green” initiatives: The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is the first Five-Star-Superior hotel in Europe to be certified by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). From water conservation and energy saving to staff action teams and even beehives, the prestigious hotel in the heart of Berlin fulfills the demanding standards of EMAS for the fourth year in a row.
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin has over 303 guest rooms and suites and is located directly at Potsdamer Platz, in the heart of Berlin. The award-winning 5-star superior hotel offers an exceptional service of the highest level, a remarkable interior design and outstanding restaurants and bars. For relaxing and switching off, the hotel offers an elegant spa area as well as the exclusive Club Lounge on the 10th floor. For further information see www.ritzcarlton.com.
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