Autograph Collection to Debut in Germany
Wednesday March 6th, 2013 - 11:52AM H
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BERLIN, GERMANY—Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s evolving portfolio of independent hotels, will debut in Germany later this year with the opening of the 87-room Hotel am Steinplatz in Berlin. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the historic icon will re-open following an extensive renovation after first opening as a hotel in 1913. Hotel am Steinplatz joins a number of Autograph Collection properties currently scheduled to open in Europe this year, helping expand the collection’s current portfolio to fifteen hotels in Europe and more than 40 hotels worldwide.
“We are thrilled that the historic Hotel am Steinplatz is joining Autograph Collection, marking the collection’s debut in the German market,” Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe, said in a statement. “We continue to see fantastic growth and appetite for Autograph Collection in Europe as travelers continue to seek enriching experiences shaped by these unique properties.”
With the origingal building having first opened its doors in 1907, Hotel am Steinplatz has a history as an exclusive meeting point for artists, writers, philosophers and even aristocracy. It was designed by renowned architect, August Endell, who also designed the famous Hackesche Hoefe in Berlin. With its heritage listed facade and beautifully recreated interior, the hotel offers a mix of historical charm and modern sophistication.
Hotel ownership group DG Steinplatz 4 GmbH, added, “We look forward to the opening of the masterfully restored Hotel am Steinplatz. Its unique history and superior location are sure to make it one of the most well received Autograph Collection hotels to open in Europe.”
The boutique property is located within walking distance of West Berlin’s main attractions and the city’s largest shopping street, Kurfurstendamm. The hotel is surrounded by various theaters and opera houses. Inside, 84 guestrooms, three suites, restaurant and a lobby lounge and bar have been renovated. Other features include a spa, fitness room and meeting space.
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