The Alma Hotel Berlin exudes European elegance, enhanced by its historic detailing
The richness of the architecture and well-designed interiors result in a distinctive style
This lovely conservatory complements the salons and is ideal for casual dining
The richly-detailed historic woodwork enhances the dining experience of Vivaldi
The guest bedrooms epitomize haute couture, designed by Mr. Karl Lagerfeld
A meeting room of great historic beauty, certain to impress today's executives
Hotel Alma Berlin
An intimate palace, with all of the architectural trimmings, and interiors and appointments by world-class fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Tucked away, in Berlin’s exclusive residential neighborhood of Grunewald, is a well-preserved former German palace that is now the Schlosshotel Im Grunewald, or Hotel Alma Berlin. Surrounded by pristine parkland, it has the benefit of being both in a remote setting yet close to Berlins’s business district and historic center.
The original Palais Pannwitz Palace was the family home of Walter von Pannwitz, counselor to Kaiser Wilhelm II. He wanted a rich classical setting to display his artwork. The palace is a Berlin landmark, and its original features are mostly unchanged.
The palace was converted, and first served as a hotel from 1957 to 1991. It was then sold again and was extensively renovated and restored. It reopened 3 years later under the Alma Hotels brand. An international team of European architects and specialists were retained to restore the ornately-carved ceiling and wall paneling, stairways, gilding, and other decorative paint work. A first floor ballroom was divided into what are now the lobby and Vivaldi, the formal restaurant. A second, casual restaurant is provided in a newly-built glass conservatory, a perfect complement to the historic spaces. The cellar contains a contemporary, minimalist-inspired spa.
Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld served as “art director” of the hotel renovation. He designed the 53 guest rooms and suites and also created the hotel logo, staff uniforms, and many of the hotel’s decorative accessories.
Images courtesy of Hotel Alma Berlin
Schlosshotel Im Grunewald - Alma Berlin
14193 Berlin, Germany