SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

March 31, 2014 10:00 ET

Newly Renovated Lodging in Berlin Appeals to Style-Conscious Travelers

Sporting a Sleek New Look, the Courtyard Berlin City Center Steps Into the Spotlight

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - It's not every day that banning something leads to greater happiness, but that's exactly what happened at the Courtyard Berlin City Center. Proving that the adage "less is more" really works in the design world, the hotel declared floral décor, along with the colors yellow, red and blue, to be verboten during its remodel. Then it added a lot of clean lines and emerged as one of the most fashion-forward Berlin Mitte hotels around.

Travelers looking for modern and stylish Berlin hotel suites and guest rooms will appreciate the chic, new feel of these spaces. An acre of new carpet was unrolled throughout the 267 guest rooms, an update that was balanced by the more than 11,000 square meters of fresh wallpaper now hugging the walls. Not content to change just the wallpaper, the hotel also hung 850 new pictures throughout the rooms to enhance the overall effect.

Of course, this was just the beginning. As one of the best hotels in Berlin, the property never does anything halfway, and so 550 new chairs were purchased along with new lights and décor. Existing furniture was topped and fronted with modern glass panels, and bedframes were wrapped in leather.

The effort was tremendous, but the result more than justified the work. Earth tones now sweep throughout each guest room in a soothing ode to modernity, while vibrant accents in green and turquoise punctuate the spaces in an uplifting, playful way. These are rooms, in other words, that appeal to everyone.

While the makeover has brought necessary change, plenty about this accommodation in Berlin, Germany remains pleasantly intact. The 11 meeting rooms continue to accommodate groups of every size with Wi-Fi, natural light and, when desired, eco-friendly packages. Its Oléo Pazzo restaurant still attracts a trendy crowd at the bar while serving a unique mix of German and Mediterranean dishes. And the guest rooms, for all their new looks, continue to offer some of the most comfortable stays in the city, thanks to their luxury bedding, flat-screen televisions and mini-fridges. So while guests won't find much in the way of frill and fuss at this premier Berlin property, what they will find is an abundance of aesthetic appeal.

About the Courtyard Berlin City Center
Offering guests a stylish, modern stay that matches the cool vibe of the city, the newly renovated Courtyard Berlin City Center speaks to business and leisure travelers alike. Updated guest rooms include every necessity, from air-conditioning and soundproof windows, to high-speed Internet access, branded toiletries and safes. Corporate guests get inspired within the hotel's more than 8,000 square feet of high-tech, naturally-lit meeting space. And a sauna, 24-hour fitness center and bike rentals afford fun ways to stay healthy while on the road. Dining options include the hotel's Mediterranean-inspired Oléo Pazzo, as well as a 24-hour Market that ensures guests can nosh at any time of day (or night). Best yet, the hotel is ideally located near a wealth of attractions, like shopping, dining, Checkpoint Charlie and the former Berlin Wall.

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