The 125-year-old Hotel de Rome building at the historic Bebelplatz, in the former East part, is tightly bound up with the history of Berlin. Built in 1889 as the Dresdner Bank headquarters, it changed into the State Bank of the GDR after 1945 when the area became the soviet sector. This bank was dissolved when the Wall fell in 1989. When the former bank building was renovated and converted in 2003, great efforts were made to preserve traces of its past as authentically as possible. The spa, for example, is located in the former jewellery vault, the historic suites were once the bank directors’ offices, and the bank’s main hall is now a spectacular ballroom.
Located in the lovingly restored former Dresdner Bank headquarters, which dates from 1889, Hotel de Rome is a unique combination of listed architecture and contemporary design, blended with extraordinary comfort and the personal Rocco Forte service. The hotel opened in October 2006 and is one of the “The Leading Hotels of the World”. As one of the few luxury hotels in an original, historic building, Hotel de Rome reflects the destination Berlin in a most authentic way. The hotel’s roof terrace offers a fantastic view over the city, making it THE hideaway in Berlin’s Mitte district. With only 145 rooms and suites and its unique location at the historic Bebelplatz, the hotel is an architectural jam in the heart of Berlin.