From the series “Cities and hotels we love”
Contributed by feauture reporter Jens Hoffmann
In a nutshell if you’re a JW Marriott fan, welcome in Berlin.
I enjoyed the stylish opening of JW Marriott Hotel and would say it should be on every traveller’s bucket list.
JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands rent the location from one of the leading hospitality investment companies named Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC).
This announcement marks the completion of the first stage in the property’s transformation to join the iconic JW Marriott brand.
Location (near Tiergarten) and design in harmony with nature
Located on Stauffenbergstraße street, the 505-room JW Marriott Hotel Berlin is directly adjacent to Tiergarten, one of the largest urban gardens in Germany boasting almost 520 acres of forested ground, tree-lined paths and sparkling lakes.
Interiors have been led by design practice El Ghoneimi, with references and inspirations from the neighbouring Tiergarten found throughout the hotel with a colour scheme of dark green and warm browns complemented by bright marble. Throughout the restaurants, public areas and rooms, artwork reflecting the beauty of nature brings a joyful and inspiring energy, while from the terrace of the hotel’s incredible Presidential Suite, guests can have their mind and soul nourished with expansive views of Tiergarten and the wider cityscape.
Nourishing epicurean experiences
JW Marriott Hotel Berlin’s culinary offering, led by Chef Friedemann Heinrich, gives guests the choice of eight dining destinations, all of which have undergone a full transformation.
Each dining concept is underpinned by a commitment to high quality produce, fresh local sourcing and sustainability while delivering exquisite, mouth-watering creations. Locally-sourced ingredients take on a whole new meaning at Market Restaurant where guests can pluck herbs for breakfast from the JW Garden or take away seeds to continue growing produce at home. Naturally taking centre stage is the debut of JW Steakhouse in Germany, serving steak and meat specialities from the finest cuts, along with vegetarian and vegan choices for all to enjoy. The restaurant is set to quickly become the place in Berlin that brings people together for meaningful moments around delicious cuisine. The Berlin Baking Company offers a casual all-day café experience with fresh juices, sandwiches, bowls and salads. Further choices include the elegant Lobby Lounge Bar serving Champagne and “Afternoon Tea” along with snacks, aperitifs and coffees throughout the day; the Cigar Lounge or the lively Bar 26.
Spaces for connection
JW Marriott Hotel Berlin has some of the most extensive meetings and events offerings in the city with more than 48 event spaces spanning over 6,290 sqm, including the largest ballroom in Berlin with the capacity to seat over 2,300 guests in style.
Working in tandem with the brand’s mindful approach to dining and design, the meeting and events spaces will encourage guests and attendees to foster purposeful connections, with the expert events team on hand to anticipate the needs of each client.
Uplifting moments of tranquillity
Embodying the JW Marriott brand’s commitment to the well-being of guests, JW Marriott Hotel Berlin is home to a revitalising spa, complete with a swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and two treatment rooms – together covering 347 sqm of space dedicated to relaxation and wellness. Guests can enjoy access to exceptional treatments throughout their stay encouraging them to discover the city in a more relaxed, balanced manner. In addition, two fitness centres ensure guests can maintain their routine while on the road.
“The debut of JW Marriott Hotel Berlin is an exciting moment for the city, defined by our harmonious approach to nature,” said Aramis Gianella-Borradori, General Manager, JW Marriott Hotel Berlin. “We look forward to welcoming everyone – from families to business travellers, solo travellers to group trips – in this haven in the heart of the city.”
The ongoing development of the hotel will see the property’s full transformation finalised by 2025, with the complete renovation of all guestrooms.
Established in 2003, Al Rayyan Tourism and Investment Company (ARTIC), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding, based in Qatar. ARTIC is engaged in real estate development, acquisitions and leasing. Its primary focus is on the hospitality sector and hospitality-related services in both emerging and developed markets, targeting metropolitan destinations exhibiting long-term growth potential. ARTIC’s current portfolio comprises over 35 hotels and projects in the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and North America.
Its worth it to visit the JW Marriott.
Photos: Eventpress JW Marriott & Jens Hoffmann