History of the Hotel Palace Berlin

1968

The Hotel Palace Berlin opens its doors on 28 May with 188 rooms and 264 hotel beds. Karl Heinz Pepper, the owner of the hotel, as well as big names from politics, economy and culture celebrate the opening together. Besides the rooms and suites, the new hotel offers banquet halls, a restaurant, a grill and a cocktail bar.

The Palace is part of the Europa-Center which was also brought to life by Karl Heinz Pepper and which opened in 1965 as Europe’s first shopping mall. The center with the adjoining hotel was built after an American model: the Rockefeller Center.

1988

Twenty years after its opening, the Hotel Palace Berlin receives an extension: The building of the former Spielbank Berlin next door is purchased. After reconstruction works, the new west wing of the hotel houses 102 additional rooms.

1992/93

Berlin becomes increasingly popular as a travel destination and the Palace reacts to this development: Three new floors are built on top of the existing six of the hotel. The most luxurious suites, for example the Royal Suite with 240 sqm, are built on the ninth floor.

 

1998

30 years Hotel Palace Berlin and the German capital becomes more interesting for the conference and meetings business: Function rooms for meetings and events are opened on the first floor.

2002

Relexation for body and mind: The 800 sqm Palace SPA opens its doors. Today, it consists of swimming pool, refreshing bubble bath, three saunas, a relexation room, an ice grotto and a gym.

2003/04

The meeting spaces are expanded to a total of 2,400 sqm. The new ballroom distinguishes itself by a ceiling height of five meters. 16 meeting rooms for events from two up to 1,000 people are on offer today.

 

1968: Lobby and breakfast service

2012

A modern Club Floor with exclusive Club Lounge is built when renovating the seventh and eighth floors. At the Club Lounge, guests can dine in an intimate atmosphere while enjoying the view of Berlin and its zoo.

2015

The House of Gin, the gin bar at the Hotel Palace Berlin, opens. Guests to the city and Berliners can go on a journey through the world of gin here, as the bar offers 150 different varieties of gin. Gin and Gin & Tonic tastings are on offer here.

2017

The last years were marked by renovations: All rooms and suites in the main building shine in a new and modern light.

 

1968: Buffet and bar

All pictures were kindly provided by a private archive.

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