SO/ Berlin Das Stue GERMANY
SO/ Berlin Das Stue
Drakestrasse, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Alexander Doerr is the General Manager of SO/ Berlin Das Stue since June 2015. He gained a wealth of international experience with the likes of Four Seasons and Park Hyatt before joining the owner-run Nassauer Hof. Alexander is a management expert, graduating from the Hotel Management School in Dortmund. He continued his training at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, summer courses at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, before going on to gain international experience working for Four Seasons in Berlin, Sham el Sheikh (Egypt), the Maldives, Hawaii, as well as the Park Hyatt in Zürich, where he was also F&B-Director.
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SO/ Berlin Das Stue
History & Story
Originally built in the 1930’s, SO/ Berlin Das Stue’s diplomatic legacy is evident in the heritage building’s stately architecture and modernist façade, designed by German architect Johann Emil Schaudt (1871-1957) and inspired by Danish classicism. The Potsdam based firm Axthelm Architekten added a new wing on the building’s former back courtyard, which is clad in a florally patterned photo concrete surface acting as an elegant counterbalance to the roughly dressed stone of the main building.
While Patricia Urquiola artistically directed and designed all public spaces and fluidly integrated shared spaces such as the lobby, cocktail bar and restaurants, LVG Arquitectura finalized the interior room and suite design.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
SO/ Berlin Das Stue was renovated to invoke a calming ambience, with open spaces and contemporary minimalist design.
Situated in the diplomatic district, the SO/ Berlin Das Stue hotel is right in the centre of Germany’s capital. Nestled in the lush Tiergarten park and adjacent to the Zoo, it is only a short drive from all the shopping, art & entertainment hot spots in both East and West Berlin.
Key sites/activities in the area
Tiergarten, Zoo Berlin, Shopping in walking distance, Kurfürstendamm, Potsdamer Platz
• Hotel building used to be the former Danish embassy
• Stue is Danish and means living room
•SO/ Berlin Das Stue Hotel is the perfect representation of the destination Berlin with the combination of the historical building with its contemporary interior design
Children up to 11 years stay complimentary with their parents and breakfast is included.
- Number of suites: 19
- Number of Luxury rooms: 59
- Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 87
Restaurants & Bars
The “Cinco”- team will be taking a summer break from 29th of July until 16th of August 2018, whereupon they will return with their new delicacies.
Paco Perez, who has earned 4 Michelin stars in his two restaurants in Spain, leads the culinary direction of SO/ Berlin Das Stue. Paco brings his influence from the Mediterranean to the kitchen giving guests the choice of two dining experiences- “The Casual”, or the fine dining “Cinco”, which received its first Michelin star within its first year of opening.
The hotel’s bar is located in the rear zone of the lounge and has access to a terrace. The credo here is classic bar culture. Some drinks are adaptations of forgotten 1920’s and 1930’s cocktails; others are inspired by chef Paco Perez’s flavours. Spirits include unusual whiskies and cognacs not otherwise available in the German capital. The bar overlooks the zoo through expansive windows.
SO/ Berlin Das Stue’s daylight Spa, which opens its doors to the courtyard when the first rays of sunlight emerge, offers three treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, as well as a glass sauna and gym. In addition to the wellness centre, two intimate library lounges offer guests a private and elegant retreat to relax.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Located next to the historic stairwell and the library, the central Bel Etage Salon is the perfect location for cocktail receptions or private dinners, small meetings or press conferences. It is a particularly elegant setting, with almost five-metre-high ceilings, a 50m² terrace, and quaint details such as an original Man Ray photograph. Capacity: Cocktail 50 persons (+20 with terrace) Theatre 40 person Boardroom 30 persons
The Private Dining Salon, with a size of 45m² adorned with original photographs by the likes of Horst P. Horst and Robert Mapplethorpe, is the perfect venue for exclusive events and dinners of up to 30 guests. With unique views of the ostriches, emus, and antelopes of the Berlin Zoo, this salon creates an extraordinary yet intimate atmosphere for private lunches, dinners and meetings. Capacity: Cocktail 30 persons, Theatre 25 persons, Boardroom 20 persons, L-shaped 30 persons
Extra Notable Features
- Sub-Yoga classes in the pool
- Private entrance to Berlin Zoo
- Bikes and electric bikes available
- Romantic dinner arrangements at the Tiergarten
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
- Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2017
- Condé Nast – Traveller Gold List 2017
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