SO/ Berlin Das Stue GERMANY
SO/ Berlin Das Stue
Drakestrasse, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Dario Pithard has been managing SO/ Berlin Das Stue since February 8, 2021. Pithard previously held several management positions at The Ritz-Carlton in Asia before moving to The St. Regis Tianjin in China in 2017, where he became general manager for the first time. Most recently, he led the W Guangzhou (Hotel and Serviced Apartments) in China since April 2019. A German native, he began his career in 1996 at the Park Hotel Bremen, followed by positions as banquet and F&B manager at luxury hotels across Germany.
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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
Victory Column, Brandenburg Gate, Main Shopping at Ku-damm and the famous KADEWE, Zoo Berlin, Tiergarten Park.
Hotel building used to be the former Danish embassy
Das Stue is Danish for living room and you may use the hotel’s private entrance to the Berlin Zoo from its terrace
If you book our Bel Etage Suite you get free use of a car from Audi (eg. Audi RS6 or Audi A8)
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: 78
New Uniforms designed by Viktor & Rolf since last week.
Restaurants & Bars
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 1920s and 1930s 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 by Susanne Kaufmann, 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.
The pool and sauna will be closed for repair work from August 09th to 16th 2020. We apologize for the upcoming inconvenience.
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 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 Zoo Berlin, 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
- SUP-Yoga classes in the pool
- Private entrance to Berlin Zoo
- Electric bikes available “Sturmvögel”
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award/ Certifikate of Excellence Hall of fame 2019, Top 25 Luxushotels – Deutschland
Condé Nast Travelers – 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, TOP 10 EU
Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2017
Condé Nast Traveller, Gold List 2017
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