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SO/ Berlin Das Stue
SO/ Berlin Das Stue’s Viktor&Rolf-designed staff uniforms and enviable location, in the quietly upscale embassy quarter on the edge of the sprawling Tiergarten Park, are only part of its appeal. Occupying a graceful, gray-stone 1930s building that once housed the Danish embassy, the hotel features soothing, sophisticated interiors by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, who decorated the public areas with animal sculptures—a reference to the neighboring zoo—and colorful, comfortable furnishings. Two original travertine staircases lead up to the rooms, which offer a blend of conventional modern conveniences (rain showers, HD entertainment systems, and iMacs in each room) and considered design touches (black-and-white fashion photographs, hardwood floors, sliding walls, handleless cupboards), and overlook either the park or the zoo. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s glamorous work and relaxation areas—some with libraries of books on art and design, fashion, and architecture—as well as a comprehensive spa, a fitness center with an indoor swimming pool and Finnish sauna, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. A newer wing, designed by Axthelm Architects, offers rooms with even more direct zoo views.
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
SO/ Berlin Das Stue: Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Berlin
The name Das Stue means “living room” in Danish, and the term captures the feeling evoked by the Stue Bar. The room overlooks the zoo and has whimsical armchairs adorned with leather hippos.
By Jen Murphy, AFAR Contributor
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