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Lux 11
Giuliana Salmaso

March 17, 2008 /

Berlin, Germany

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Lux 11 is located in Berlin's pulsating and hip central district of Mitte, only steps away from Alexanderplatz and the landmark Television Tower (Fernsehturm).

While "Lux" may evoke luxury, the moniker also refers to its location on Rosa Luxemburg Strasse, which is named after the historic German champion of socialist causes.

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The late 19th century building, originally a stately residential building, was used as office space under communism. Now, completely refurbished, it reflects the movement and innovation of Berlin's most vibrant area, a neighbourhood that has become one of Europe's most dynamic.

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The interior of Lux 11 plays with opposites: warm and cold, smooth and rough; concrete in China green, a gentle colour, and warm wood. This light, minimalist colour scheme provides a cool, modern ambience as soon as you enter the lobby area.

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From the lobby there is direct access to the Shiro i Shiro Asian fusion restaurant with its famous Berlin chef Duc Ngo, and to the Aveda spa where you can Indulge yourself in a wide array of treatments.

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Three staircases winding around old-fashioned elevators lead to a series of rooms all in cool shades of pale green, with smooth blonde-wood details.
While the open floor plans provide a spacial flow for guests to move around they also create a certain, very private, intimacy.

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Lux 11 is also a place for extended stays as all 72 apartments, ranging in sizes from 25 to 55 square meters, feature sleek white kitchen units fully equipped with microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, even washers and dryers.

Like the ever changing sides of the new Berlin, the hotel mixes history with modernity, melds energetic chic with sublime relaxation.

Lux 11 is cool in every sense of the word ....the place to stay for an authentic Berlin experience.

Facts about Lux 11

Interior Designer:

Goetz Maximilian Keller (MK Architects, Berlin)

Lux 11 website

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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