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Damien and Earl
Thank you!

Well… what can we say… it was a magical one. Thank you all! We recorded the whole thing, watch it here.

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Empire Escape
Concert

This Friday evening we welcome Empire Escape to the hotel for a lobby concert. Empire Escape is a new version of a band that already exists. As change is always a sign of evolution, the band members wanted to give a stronger emphasis to this moment, celebrating their new start with a brand new name. “The band Ikaria had to die to let Empire Escape live” they said… As the new name brings ()

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Brooklyn Booze
Blues

Last week a crew of eight Michelbergers went to New York to welcome our booze as it landed on American soil! There was our Victorian house in Ditmas Park, Doug’s platform in the sky, our 12-seater Ford E250, the Autumnal colours of Prospect Park, the Chelsea flower market, the big fish from The Farm on Adderly, the fresh beer from Justin’s new microbrewery bar Threes, Hans cleaning windows, Gerald preparing all ()

Welcome to the
real Grüne Woche

This weekend the city is celebrating its first Stadt Land Food Festival! The founders of Markthalle IX in Kreuzberg take the streets. Here is what they say: “Good food is a feast. Good food needs a festival. From October 2–5, 2014 Stadt Land Food takes the celebration of food out of the Markthalle and onto the streets with a four day packed program of markets, workshops, congresses, street food and ()

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The Wild
Garden

If you’ve eaten with us in the last months, you may have noticed that your plate has taken a bit of a walk on the wild side; herbs, salads, vegetables, flowers that definitely don’t look like they’ve come off a supermarket shelf. As someone quipped over their salad one day, “it feels a bit like eating a garden”… Twice a week we take delivery of vegetables and herbs from Roberto ()

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Wooden Arms
Concert

This Wednesday evening (17.09.14) we are very happy to welcome Wooden Arms, who’ll play a concert in the hotel. The founder of the band is Alex Carson. He’s the composer, pianist, and vocalist of the group, and also a piano teacher in his private life. Because of his classical background, Alex decided to combine his orchestral compositions with contemporary melody and he’s found the perfect match using a modern style of songwriting. Their debut ()

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The Group
Video

Last month, The Group (a musical collective made up of a number of very of experienced musicians who have built successful careers with their other projects, such as Efterklang), played a mesmerising concert for us in the courtyard. Here’s how it went down:    

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The Arcade Fire
Aftershow

One hot, wild night during Tiki Taka, Arcade Fire played their after show party in the courtyard. Win took over the decks, Sarah mesmerised with her violin and Richie, Will, Jeremy and Tim came on and punked it up as the Phi Slamma Jamma boys. Take a flashback below:      

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I love it when a
plan comes together

Good things happen often happen spontaneously at the hotel. An ordinary Saturday evening can suddenly turn into a fully emotional one. The plan for Saturday was this: the restaurant will prepare it’s healthy, tasty food, Volker will wipe and spin his records and the bartender will shake his old-fashioned cocktails. But suddenly our friend Pete Kartsounes decided to give us a bluesy, folky, funky show with his smoky voice. But suddenly ()