JW Marriott opens second property in Germany

JW Marriott is about to arrive in Berlin, Germany, promising a new era of hospitality with a focus on mindfulness…

A contemporary, light hotel suite in Berlin

Opening as the brand’s second property in Germany, hot off the heals after the transformation of JW Marriott Riyadh, JW Marriott Hoetl Berlin is all about mindfulness, with its state-of-the-art wellness centre, innovative meeting and event spaces, tranquil rooms and contemporary public areas.

Owned by one of the leading hospitality investment companies Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), the hotel has been designed to bring guests together through thoughtfully crafted spaces, warm service and a commitment to well-being. Converting from Hotel Berlin Central District, the announcement marks the completion of the first stage in the property’s transformation to join the iconic JW Marriott brand, set to offer a different perspective to the capital city’s hospitality scene.

JW Marriott’s balanced, welcoming and human approach to hospitality provides a unique offering in the luxury sector – creating a destination where mindfulness, business and leisure come together,” said  Satya Anand, President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “JW Marriott Berlin marks the second JW Marriott Hotel in Germany following Frankfurt in 2022.”

Grand and bold lobby inside JW Marriott Berlin

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ARTIC are committed to ensure that all of its investments have what his Excellency Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of ARTIC, described as a ‘distinct imprint’ on the markets in which they operate in. “JW Marriott Hotel Berlin will be no exception,” he added. “Since its establishment, ARTIC has recognised Marriott International as a valued and important partner. Today’s announcement is a testament to our shared vision for modern hospitality and commitment to serving guests in distinctive and creative ways.”

Located on the central Stauffenbergstraße street, the 505-key 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. In 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.

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.

JW Marriott Hotel Berlin has some of the most extensive meetings and events offerings in the city with more than 48 event spaces spanning more than 6,290 square metres, including the largest ballroom in Berlin with the capacity to seat more than 2,300 guests. 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.

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 square metres 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.

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