It's history that unites a disparate city like Berlin and the Soho House in Mitte is no exception. The private members club and hotel occupies a Betahaus building which saw its incarnations go from department store to Communist archive storage space after the war.
Following the model of Soho House London, the space was initially conceived as a safe haven for influential public figures and has largely retained that air of rarefied retreat. Guests sneak away from the urban din with one of 65 rooms or 20 short-term apartments, a rooftop pool (heated during the winter), a full Cowshed spa and gym, a 30-seat private screening room (members only), a basement library and several posh restaurants.
English chic reigns in most rooms, with plush velvet armchairs and vintage touches like Robert's radios, but East Berlin's signature kitschy-cool is never far.