AT HOTEL DE ROME
Hotel de Rome Behrenstrasse 37, 10117 Berlin
The building was created between 1887 and 1889 by architect Ludwig Heim for the Dresdner Bank’s headquarters. When the area became the Soviet sector after World War II, it served as the State Bank of the GDR. This bank was destroyed when the Wall fell in 1989. During the renovation process, great efforts were made to preserve the authentic traces of its past.
Formerly a cashier’s hall, the ballroom’s mosaic floor contains the names of the bank’s four main offices — Dresden, Bremen, London and Berlin. It was briefly used as a cinema during the Communist era.
Spa de Rome is located in the old bank vault. Original features include a 15cm thick steel door leading to a treatment room. The gold leaf mosaics on the walls reflect where the bank once held its gold deposits.
Recent Awards & Accolades
- Restaurant Parioli one of the best Italian restaurants in Berlin - Der Feinschmecker 2013
- Highly Recommended - VARTA Guide 2013
- One of the best 70 establishments in Europe - European Finest Hotels 2013