Panoramic landscapes, breathtaking architecture and of course, delicious food and beer—there’s a reason why Germany is high on the list of top destinations in the world for travellers. Now that Singapore has established a vaccinated travel lane with Germany, travel-starved residents can enjoy a quarantine-free leisure trip to the Deutschland.
Whether you’re keen to celebrate Oktoberfest in Munich or you’re looking to explore the fascinating history and culture of Berlin, winding down in a luxurious hotel definitely boasts an alluring appeal. With their striking interiors and fascinating architecture, these stylish hotels offer a stellar setting that makes them a perfect home away from home.
1. Berlin: Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Exuding old-world elegance and opulence, the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin carries rich history. Founded by Lorenz Adlon in 1907, its predecessor—the original Hotel Adlon—once hosted celebrity guests the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, and Franklin Roosevelt. While the original building was demolished due to a fire by drunken Soviet soldiers who were partying a little too hard, the current hotel has been rebuilt on the original site and maintains the same address.
Overlooking the Brandenburg Gate, the five-star luxury hotel carries a nostalgic Old Europe sense of sophistication. The lobby, which was redesigned by Anne Maria Jagdfeld of Berlin’s Jagdfeld Design in 2016, is crafted with the use of limestone, leather, brass, and onyx. The famous elephant fountain, a present from the Maharaja of Patiala in the 1930s, as well as a 1.5m Murano glass Venetian chandelier, create an aura of tradition and modernity.