The creativity, dynamism and urban way of life in the city on the Spree are perfectly reflected in the innovative concept of NH Hotels' lifestyle brand. Design, art and, most importantly, music exist in perfect harmony at the nhow Berlin hotel, which opened its doors in November 2010.
The building was designed by architect Sergei Tchoban, while the pop-art-like hotel interior was created by star designer Karim Rashid. The lobby and the outside area make up a dynamic space, where Berlin-based or international artists can exhibit their work. A unique feature for a European hotel is the Sound Floor of the nhow:
high above the roofs of the capital, there are two state-of-the-art recording studios for music-makers. The musical concept was an obvious choice, given the hotel's location between Universal and MTV, directly at Berlin's East Harbour on the banks of the Spree.
Countless clubs are situated nearby, including O² World, the largest concert and event location in Berlin. nhow represents a new generation of hotels: unconventional, life-affirming, always on the move, with local roots but at home in the world.
The 304 rooms and suites are decorated with custom-made furniture and design objects featuring his typical amorphous shapes and strong colours. Optimum quality, excellent living and working comfort for guests and the overarching design all come together to form an exceptional standard, which never ceases to surprise.
The IP televisions, for example, are integrated into a completely mirrored wall object and simply disappear when switched off. This mirrored area also serves as a shelf and a desk. The bathrooms are divided off using glass walls, which let in daylight but are tinted to provide privacy. Wireless Internet is available in all rooms.
With its generous space, extravagant design and direct digital networking with the music studios, the 260 sqm nhow Suite offers an experience befitting a Metropolis across its two stories and a separate roof terrace.
"My vision combines technology, visual elements, materials, colours and the inner need to live in a simpler, less cluttered and more sensual world."
Karim Rashid, Designer
nhow Berlin is part of NH Hotels, Europe's third-largest business hotel group, which is known for its excellent quality and service standards as well as its attention to detail when it comes to hotel facilities, restaurants and technology.
NH Hotels are tailored to the needs of business travellers. The company also attributes great importance to its gastronomy.
The functional, cost-effective and user-friendly Wanzl products for hotel service "behind the scenes" reduce the effort required of personnel, ensure effective work processes and, at the same time, help to fulfil the high demands and expectations of guests.
Wanzl has supplied the following to nhow Berlin:
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