BERLIN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/13 -- When the 303-room Ritz-Carlton, Berlin opened its doors on January 12, 2004, it is yet another impressive new landmark in Germany's capital city, and an important addition to Europe's most contemporary urban plaza, the Potsdamer Platz. Standing just a short distance from what was formerly a section of The Berlin Wall, with a strategic location adjacent to the Sony Center and Leipziger Platz, the luxury hotel epitomizes the continued economic and cultural resurgence of Germany's capital city.
An integral part of The Beisheim Center complex, designed as a contemporary interpretation of a European city with blocks, streets and squares, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is reminiscent of the golden age of art deco skyscrapers familiar in New York City and Chicago. Despite the inspiration of the golden age of art deco, the noted architectural firm of Hilmer and Sattler has created a design that is a fusion of modern trends. Even so, the architects also embrace a tribute to elements of classical European architecture. "The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is one of the most high profile properties in our worldwide collection of hotels and resorts," said Hervé Humler, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. "Whether for celebrities attending the Berlin Film Festival or international dignitaries visiting for a conference, The Ritz-Carlton is the most prestigious address for discerning and sophisticated travelers," he trusts.
With the opening of the daily French restaurant Brasserie Desbrosses an archetype from 1875 was celebrated -- combining the best of old meets new at the heart of Berlin -- on Europe's most contemporary urban plaza, the Potsdamer Platz. Here, guests may enjoy typical French and regional cuisine within a cozy and frankly atmosphere. At the beginning of 2003, the impressive interior -- including some art deco tables, mirrors, clusters and flagstones with floral patterns -- was carefully dismantled in France and transported to Germany to be painstakingly restored by the interior designer Peter Silling. Soon after, the Brasserie was brought back into life again. At the restaurant's heart is the open show kitchen with an antique red enamel oven from Bonnet, which weighs over two and a half tons. Younger guests will also delight in a visit to the Brasserie Desbrosses where a children menu, wooden toys and colored crayons are available. The in-house Boulangerie in the middle of the restaurant serves the best home-made croissants and baguettes as well as international delicacies which can be bought as take-away.
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