Hotel Zoo Set for Return


Behind the prestigious façade at 25 Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, a 100-year-old legend is primed for its comeback.

After two years of restoration, this fall will see the return of Hotel Zoo. Built in 1891 as a private residence for an affluent family and converted to a hotel in 1911, the new Hotel Zoo returns the old-time glamour of 1920’s Berlin Bohème. According to officials, the modern update of the hotel, in the re-invisioned City West, “eases the iconic property from yesterday’s Berlin to tomorrow’s.”

Today’s incarnation of the regal townhouse peels back the layers of time, revealing the original brick walls, soaring ceiling and generous windows of the original home. There are 145 rooms and suites. Other features include a “living room” lobby, bar and restaurant. The crowning rooftop offers sweeping views of the city, with the hotel’s original sign hinting at its cinematic past. For two decades the hotel played host to an array of VIP’s during the annual Berlin International Film Festival.


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