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original artwork and
contemporary design.
The hotel also houses
a 350-person capacity
ballroom, 9 meeting
rooms, a private club,
a barber’s shop and
luxury spa that includes
a swimming pool and 7
treatment rooms.
Something more
intimate and understated?
Berlin’s Schlosshotel im
Grunewald is located on a
tree-lined suburban street in a quiet section of the city. The only thing
that distinguishes it from the other mansions in the neighborhood is
a small sign lit subtly in white lights. The property was converted to
its present state by designer Karl Lagerfeld, who retained many of the
classic Bavarian touches. The 54 rooms and suites are simple and
tasteful – all masculine grays and muted colors with the requisite mood
lighting – but the beds are massive and soft with elaborate Georgian
headboards. The Vivaldi restaurant’s rich paneled walls and high
ceilings are strictly old-school elegant, and there’s an extensive private
garden and a spa area with an indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi,
two treatment rooms and a large exterior sunbathing area. The hotel is
the perfect place to relax and unwind in quiet surroundings while still
being a stone’s throw from the Berlin’s bustle. 
Worth The Effort
In an age where cookie-cutter hotels rule, taking the extra time and
effort to find a property with some character, history, charm, class –
or a combination of all these things – is a gesture that’s guaranteed
to elevate your next meeting or incentive travel program to new and
unforgettable heights.
In addition to the Do-It-Yourself Workbook of hotels, convention centers and unique venues, the micePLACES website also contains a collection
of very special small hotels (under 125 rooms) worldwide that welcome meeting and incentive groups. All of the nearly 60 properties listed for
Europe (as well as unique small properties in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions) have the same pdf capabilities as the DIY Workbook and
can be searched, selected and added to your binder along with results from the main site and Unique Special Venues and downloaded together.
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