Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Best Splurge Hotel
If you're a visiting Russian oligarch, then The Adlon is your hotel of choice. The Kempinski group have a reputation for over-the-top opulence. But let's face it, once in a while we want to splurge on a bit of diamond encrusted glamour.
The hotel entrance is literally beside the Brandenburg Gate with views down Unter den Linden boulevard that stretches past Berlin's historical architectural heritage down one end, and into the Tiergarten and the parliament buildings down the other. Arriving at the Adlon will give you the sense that you, madam/sir, have arrived in Berlin, and this city lies at your feet.
After you've arrived and dispatched your private jet's pilot and crew down to their quarters with the poor people at the Westin, freshen up with a massage in the spa, or a dip in the Roman style indoor pool. Now you're ready for a night out, or night in as the case may be; the Adlon has a wide choice of dinning and bar options that make it seem more like a resort than a downtown hotel.