Wooden Arms

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 ()


Asse from

This beautiful lady is Asse. She’s 95. She’s from Copenhagen and she and her daughter just spent the weekend with us. Aase specifically asked to stay here after her grand daughter recommended the hotel to her. She said her favourite thing about it was all the fresh flowers and the young people enjoying the cosy lounge. During her time in Berlin, she also went to visit the Hotel Adlon because her ()


Mean Love

If you happen to bump into this softly-spoken, sweet-smelling gentleman in the lobby… not the one on the left obviously ;)… congratulations are in order! Yesterday he just released his new album Mean Love. And we’ve totally fallen love with it! It’s a record full of energy and rhythm which make you wanna go out into the sunshine and dance; electro-pop infused through with the influences of Africa, Sudan, Ethiopia and ()


I Came And Went
Back With More

Marc Wagenaar worked in our bar for 2 years. He was the young, charismatic, long-haired Dutch guy. You’re sure to have met him if you were here during that time. He’s just left us, following his dream. On saying goodbye, he wrote us his story: “I moved to Berlin for two reasons: love and film. Film was more a cover up to go to Berlin because I was in love with ()


The Group

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:    


The Arcade Fire

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:      


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 ()


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 ()


Our Restaurant
Full Circle

Over the last month we’ve been living through colourful Tiki Taka times. And one of the great stars of the show was the food! From tattooed pork to pickled gherkins to herbal salads to spätzle to snobrød to frozen margaritas to flammkuchen to foraged flowers to vertical buffets to cured salmon to fermented borscht, our kitchen team has been collaborating with our friends from London, Copenhagen, Warsaw and Berlin to produce food ()


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 ()