by Suzanne Dunning
Tucked away on a side street off of Berlin’s elegant Kurfürstendamm boulevard—famed for its shopping, museums, and theaters—the Bleibtreu is a chic oasis in Germany’s thriving capital city.
The Bleibtreu is the embodiment of restrained elegance and attention to detail. Architect Herbert Jakob Weinand designed the Bleibtreu with a unique blend of traditional and contemporary touches, combining avant-garde modernism with sensuous beauty. Handcrafted furniture made from untreated woods, Italian mosaics, and a simple color scheme of blues and whites lend the former nineteenth-century Charlottenburg Patrician mansion a sleek, comfortable vibe.
The hotel offers over sixty rooms, each equipped with all the amenities you’d expect from a Design Hotel™, including remote-control lighting, fax, cordless phone, and video connection. And if you can manage to tear yourself away from these plush digs, the Bleibtreu offers tour guides to help you explore the highlights and hidden gems of the city and can hook you up with tickets to cultural events throughout Berlin.
At the end of a long day, turn to the Bleibtreu to keep you looking and feeling good. The hotel’s steam baths, light therapy, massage, yoga, accupuncture, and nutritionists will all keep you in top form. And if all that German beer is starting to catch up to you, book a personal trainer to take you jogging in the Grunewald or to guide you through a workout in the hotel’s fitness center.
For stylish dining, don’t miss Restaurant 31, offering guests sumptuous international cuisine—a theme reflected in the restaurant’s signature thirty-foot-long Blue Table, a mosaic of sea-blue tiles and transparent glass pebbles where guests from around the world sup together. In summer, dine al fresco amid chestnut trees in the peaceful courtyard. On the go? Pick up a sandwich at the Deli 31 or grab your morning espresso at Bar 31.
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The Bleibtreu Berlin is a member of the distinguished circle of design hotels™, an international cooperative with 120 fabulous hotels worldwide.