Hotel Adlon is the most famous hotel in Germany. Its architecture is in the tradition of the original Hotel Adlon, which opened in October 1907. That building was consumed by flames in 1945 and later torn down, except for a side wing that remained standing until 1984. Lorenz Adlon was the founder of Berlin’s most popular hotel, legendary for its extravagance and luxury. Today, after more than 100 years, the Hotel Adlon is as much a part of the city as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new building was erected between 1995 and 1997 where the hotel complex had once stood. Rather than a reconstruction of the old hotel, the new building is a historically-based new design inspired by its predecessor. It incorporates the Kempinski property located at the intersection of Unter den Linden and Wilhelmstraße. The new Hotel Adlon Kempinski was officially opened by Germany’s Federal President Roman Herzog on August 23, 1997.
- Architects: AIC Bau-Planungs- und Consulting-GmbH, Architekturbüro Patzschke & Partner
- Interior designers: Living Design S.A., Ezra Attia
- Technical systems: Ingenieurgruppe Hemm Planungs- und Baugesellschaft mbH
Credits: Altstadtbau Planungs- und Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH: Hanno Schnörr, Karin Gutz, Ronald Hetzke