Grand Hyatt Berlin
The best views of Berlin’s Film Festival
Every movie star at the Berlinale, Berlin’s International Film Festival, is almost certain to have been inside the Grand Hyatt Berlin at Potsdamer Platz at least once. And why? For a very simple reason – the Grand Hyatt hosts the press conferences for all the newly presented films. But hotel guests hardly need to be coincidentally waiting in the lobby to see their favourite actors. Instead, from the comfort of a room along the hotel’s front façade, you can enjoy a vista of the red carpet of the Theater am Potsdamer Platz, where fans and photographers wait for hours in the cold February evenings for a glimpse of the stars.
Only the loungers in the spa on the eighth floor provide an even better (and more comfortable) view for your star gazing. The Club Olympus Spa & Fitness not only comes with a pool rated as the city’s most photogenic, but also a 360° roof terrace. Incidentally, the views from here are also stellar outside the Berlinale as well, with breathtaking panoramas from the Marlene-Dietrich-Platz square to the Berlin TV Tower and – towards the west – the spreading Tiergarten Park and the Victory Column.
When the flashlight parade of movie stars has passed, you’ll also have more time for culture in other forms. The renowned Philharmonic Hall, for example, is within easy walking distance of the Grand Hyatt Berlin. Moreover, it is also the hotel’s official partner – and so the Concierge can even find you a ticket for sell-out concerts. The entire district around the hotel is also flourishing culturally. In the direct vicinity, the Cultural Forum, which includes the New National Gallery, the Museum of Decorative Arts and the New State Library, is a special magnet for heritage and culture fans. Not so keen on classical music and paintings? Then check out the contemporary art in little pop-up galleries in the neighbouring Potsdamer Straße – or explore what’s cooking in some of the city’s hottest up-and-coming restaurants. Without anyone hardly noticing, this vibrant street has transformed itself into one of the hippest places in town. And no one really knows when it happened!