Luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel in Berlin opts for Axor brand from Hansgrohe

In January 2013, following a three-and-a-half year period of construction, the “Zoofenster” skyscraper finally opened its doors in Berlin: the international luxury hotel chain Waldorf Astoria moved into the 118m high tower, prominently located between the Zoo Station and the Memorial Church. The European flagship of New York’s legendary hotel takes up most of the 31 floors, which are also home to office areas and shops. The Abu Dhabi investors pooled around 200 million Euros for the new building. The architect was Christoph Mäckler, who is already famous for his “Lindencorso” (Unter den Linden) in Berlin, and the spectacular new “Opernturm” in Frankfurt. The style of his latest building in Berlin reflects a classically modern and timeless appearance with a light-coloured limestone façade.

The luxury hotel’s 182 deluxe and superior rooms, as well as the 50 suites, reflect elegance and sophisticated interior décor. The Axor Citterio collection and the two-coloured marble in the bathrooms exhibit a sense of art deco. The collection is the result of a collaboration between Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, and the Milanese architect and designer Antonio Citterio. Citterio’s finesse in combining completely smooth surfaces with curves, captures the precision and high-quality standards that are evident throughout the hotel.