Radisson SAS Hotel Berlin
The new Radisson SAS Hotel is located on the banks of the River Spree, across from Museum Island and the Berliner Dom, in the historical center of the new Berlin.
The 25 meters high AquaDom Lobby aquarium, the worlds largest, holds 2,500 tropical fish and 1 million liters of water.
The hotel, with its clean lines, warm colors and the latest equipment, reflects the atmosphere of the new Berlin as a trend-setting, dynamic and design-conscious metropolis.
The giant AquaDom in the center of the lobby, combined with a vast amount of sandblasted glass, accentuated with the subtle use of color-changing lighting effects, gives a transparent-like feeling to the lobby. The reception area is a line of freestanding satelite stations.
From the curved Atrium Lobby Bar and Lounge area, located below the AquaDom, there is a fantastic view of the tropical fish in the vibrantly colored reef landscapes, and the glass-enclosed elevator that takes visitors up through the aquarium to the top floor restaurant.
The hotel restaurants and the "Splash" Wellness Center, with its swimming pool and Venetian tiles, are also characterized by their contemporary design.
The rooms are a clean design with dark wood, warm colors, LCD flat screen, and high-speed internet access. The design concept is enhanced with Asian design details mixed with contemporary western elements.
The interior rooms look out over the atrium, offering "ocean views" of the AquaDom, the exterior rooms overlook the Berliner Dom, the Museum Island, the Red Town Hall or Alexanderplatz with the 365 meter-high TV and radio tower; the highest building in Berlin.
The interiors are designed by Virgile and Stone, London, the Architects Partnership BHPS - Bassenge, Heinrich, Puhan-Schulz, Berlin, and Mahmaudiehdesign and Mahmaudiehconcepts, Berlin. The cylindrical aquarium was built by International Concept Management, Inc. (ICM), Colorado, USA. The Radisson SAS Hotel Berlin is part of the DomAquaree complex, which was built for DIFA, Hamburg, and includes the underwater world of the Sea Life Center Berlin, a covered shopping arcade, offices and luxury apartments.
Staying at the SAS Radisson you are within walking distance to both new and old Berlin; from magnificent buildings dating back to Kaiser Wilhelm to the latest examples of modern architecture.
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Last updated: December 19, 2013
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