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Smashing
Plates

Taking a look at some new crockery options for the restaurant…

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News from
the kitchen

Our major kitchen renovation is entering the home straight and the job will soon be done. But it’s not just the hardware that has been overhauled. During the last weeks, Alan, Julian and the crew have taken the opportunity to look at every aspect of how the restaurant runs to see what can be tweaked, improved or renewed. New wines have been tested, crockery has been compared, service has studied ()

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Little Scream
Live

Little Scream – AKA Montreal based multi-instrumentalist, writer, and visual artist Laurel Sprengelmeyer – has just released her second album, titled Cult Following. And on Tuesday 28th June she’ll be bringing her own brand of grand-scale indie pop to the hotel for a show in our courtyard. Her music is lush and expansive and draws heavily on personal experiences – one of them being growing up “in a kind of Christian religious ()

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Zmei3
Concert

This Saturday we will welcome the band Zmei3 to our courtyard, for the launch of their debut album, Rough Romanian Soul. It’s going to be an extra special night for us, as the lead singer of the band is our very own Michelberger, Paula. She is a classically trained opera singer who has returned to her Romanian roots with Zmei3. She also works in our bar, and you can read a ()

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Heading out
to pasture

It served as a bar, backstage, storage, tv hanger and glühwein hut but is now retiring with Eric’s friend in the suburbs.

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Sarah Neufeld
Returns

We are more than a little excited to welcome composer and violinist Sarah Neufeld back to the hotel next Wednesday evening 18 May. Sarah is a recording and touring member of Arcade Fire as well as Bell Orchestre, but is currently on a solo tour of Europe after the release of her second solo album, The Ridge. When we were building the hotel in 2008, we listened to a lot ()

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Michelberger’s
Pacific Rim Restaurant

Starting tomorrow (4th May) and for the next 6 weeks only we’re turning our restaurant upside down. Firstly we’re refurbishing our kitchen to bring it up to the level of the cooking. Secondly, whilst doing so, we decided to have some fun along the way: We’ll stay open for dinner with our pop-up Bangkok street-style courtyard kitchen, Pacific Rim. Alan and his team will throw volcanic fire rocks onto the menu ()

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Alfredo from
Ibiza

On Saturday 7th May, we’ll welcome Alfredo Fiorito to the hotel. Alfredo is a DJ from Ibiza with a 40 year career behind him. At the age of 63, he is widely regarded as the Father of Balearic Beat. In the mid 80s Alfredo started a party at what was then the relatively small and underground club called Amnesia, being one of the first to bring Chicago House and German ()

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I’m a KOMBO
Döner SHOP

Next Thursday 5th May, Lasse Askov and Bo Lindegaard of I’m a KOMBO will be joining us once more from Copenhagen, and bringing with them their Döner Shop. Lasse and Bo are chefs, and they prepare food for folks to eat. However the approach they take and the way they think about the possibilities of how this can be done is what makes them so interesting. It’s a bit hard to describe exactly what ()

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New
Cocktails

It’s officially spring in Berlin, however the chill in the air at night reminds us that winter has not completely left us. So with that in mind, the bar team have created a cocktail menu that plays to both seasons…It’s divided into two sections: citrus based and refreshing, and strong and boozy. Here’s a drink from each… The Green Fairy was created by Clemence, and sits in the former category. ()