SOURCE: Marriott International

January 29, 2014 15:14 ET

Berlin Hotels Mark 10 Years With Joint Celebration

Berlin Marriott Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Host Festive Reception

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - The Berlin Marriott Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin celebrated 10 years with a spectacular joint anniversary celebration showcasing the best of their hotels at Potsdamer Platz.

The festive party drew about 500 guests to the upscale hotels in Berlin. The celebration started with a reception at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin before guests walked a few steps down a red carpet to the adjacent Berlin Marriott Hotel, which was atmospherically lit with torches. Here, the guests were treated to a varied program of festivities including a fashion show by designer Karsten Fischer, live music and a dance party with DJ Tomekk. The celebration was also the perfect time to unveil a new cocktail, created by Arnd Heißen, bar manager at The Curtain Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. The drink called BC10 features gin, sake and orange, and can be ordered at the bars of both hotels.

The 10th anniversary goes beyond just the two hotels near Berlin Brandenburg Gate; the date is also shared with the Beisheim Center at Potsdamer Platz, whose anniversary commemorates a moment in the history of the city reaching beyond the confines of Berlin. After the city's reunification, the square developed gradually over many years, and the opening of the Beisheim Center in January 2004 filled the last vacant lot in the famous hub, marking the completion of the Potsdamer Platz. Known around the world as the largest and most visited construction site in Europe, the Potsdamer Platz is marked by the two striking towers of the Beisheim Center, which separately house the Berlin Marriott Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin.

"It is impossible to imagine Berlin city life without the Berlin Marriott Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin within the Beisheim Center," Hugo Trütsch, chairman of Center's real estate ownership company IMMAGO AG, says.

"We have made a name for ourselves among both Berliners and international guests," Hansjoerg Schneider, general director of the Berlin Marriott Hotel, says. "Our guests love the central location of our property, which gives them the feeling of being right in the middle of things yet offers complete tranquility at Inge-Beisheim-Platz directly behind the Potsdamer Platz. We were able to extensively modernize our hotel in the last 2 years and increase the comfort for our guests even further thanks to an excellent and professional partnership with the owners of the Beisheim Center."

About the Berlin Marriott Hotel

In the heart of the city's business district at Potsdamer Platz, the Berlin Marriott Hotel fuses contemporary chic with classic elegance. Here, guest rooms offer welcoming touches such as beds with pillowtop mattresses and custom duvets and 24-hour room service. Guests will feel at home with a natural stone bathroom, spacious wardrobe, coffee/tea maker, large work area and high-speed Internet access. The hotel also caters to business travelers and those who prefer a bit more privacy with two Executive Level floors, which feature panoramic views and complimentary amenities including breakfast, snacks, an open bar and Wi-Fi. All guests can enjoy dining at various venues including the American-style steakhouse Midtown Grill, featuring an open kitchen and Berlin, Germany bar, including an outdoor terrace. For fashionable cocktails, head to CATWALK Bar, or enjoy a relaxed coffee and savory cuisine and the Lobby Lounge. The hotel's dining venues offer casual spaces to meet, but for more formal rooms, choose from more than 11,100 square feet of event space. Guests can spend their recreational time at the fitness center, indoor pool and sauna, or head out for a jog at the Tiergarten, just seconds from the hotel. Nearby, visit major attractions including the historic Brandenburg Gate and the moving Holocaust Memorial.

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