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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 ()

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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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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 ()

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Tiki Taka Thanks
for the Memories

THANK YOU to all the people who made our summer: to everyone who came and brought along their skills and cooked and played and sung and spun. To all the people who came and watched the show and ate and drank and danced and screamed. To all the staff who made it happen. To the boys who brought the trophy home. Thank you even to the rain showers that kept ()

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Gone Tropical
Pop Up Shop

Today and tomorrow our friend Jacques is back in the hotel with his pop up shop. This year he’ll share the shop with other three designers: Fa, Enrique and Malakai. As is traditional, on Friday the Fashion Auction will take place, with mystery boxes filled by each designer with unknown fashion objects inside. Accompanying this, DJ’s Erg, Alisa Ueno, Skylar, Kirikoo, Kieran Behan and the designer Marcelo Burlon will play some of their favourite ()

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The Group
Concert

This Thursday (10th July), we’re very happy to welcome The Group to the hotel. The Group means improvising the music and playing together with the audience. This collective is made up of a group of very of experienced musicians who have built successful careers with their other projects, such as Efterklang. It consists of: Casper Clausen, Greg Haines, Martyn Heyne, Francesco Donadello, Peter Broderick, Andrea Belfi, Anne Müller and Jóhann ()

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Ringbell
Concert

On Wednesday evening (9th July) Ringbell, also known as the Chikara Aoshima Band will play for us. Chikara Aoshima and Rieko Okuda founded the group. They have a similar backgrounds which took them both here because of their attraction to the Berlin music scene. Chikara started playing drums as a teenager in Japan and he lived, studied and performed in the US and moved to Berlin only recently. Rieko started off with classical music at ()