Kempinski Hotel Taschenbergpalais
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Grand Dames
Germany’s cities are home to some of the world’s most historic hotels. They include properties like Berlin’s Hotel Adlon, whose list of famous guests includes Marlene Dietrich, Thomas Mann, and Franklin Roosevelt. The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg began as a modest 11-room hotel in 1896 and gradually grew into one of the world’s most famous hotels with multiple restaurants and lounges in a mix of styles from neo-Jacobean to Art Nouveau. These hotels, and Germany’s other grand dames, continue a long tradition of offering flawless service and luxury accommodations. The history of the Kempinski Hotel Taschenbergpalais in Dresden is unique among Germany’s storied city hotels. The original Taschenbergpalais was built at the beginning of the 18th century by Augustus the Strong for his mistress. For the next 250 years, the palace was one of the landmarks of Dresden with many of the city’s Baroque wonders nearby. After being destroyed in 1945, the palace was painstakingly reconstructed and opened as a luxury hotel in 1995. Guests in the 214 rooms can spend a night in royal splendor, though today that includes five restaurants, a cocktail bar with 100 whiskies, and a spa offering wellness and beauty treatments. Photo Courtesy Kempinski Hotel Taschenbergpalais
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