InterContinental Berlin Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This 558-room luxury property is a popular pick among business travelers, featuring 45,000 square feet of meeting space and a conference center. It has a convenient location in central Berlin, overlooking the Zoological Gardens and a short walk from the famous Tiergarten. Contemporary rooms have sophisticated decor, spacious bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and stocked minibars; some have great views of the gardens. The InterContinental has all of the amenities you'd expect from a big, upscale chain: an extensive spa, indoor pool, fitness center, and two restaurants (including one with a Michelin star). While this hotel is a solid business pick in Berlin, there are pesky fees for Wi-Fi and for use the sauna in the fitness center.
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Ritz-Carlton is a popular hotel for business events, with 18,300 square feet of event space, including a garnd ballroom and the Curtain Club cigar lounge. The rooms are gorgeous in a classically elegant way, featuring mahogany furniture, rich curtains, plush bedding, and massive marble bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and showers. Modern amenities include touch-screen controls and large flat-screen TVs. Wi-Fi is available, but it comes with a pesky additional fee. The hotel has plenty of amenities, including a large spa, indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center. There are also several dining and drinking options on-site, along with 24-hour room service.
Hotel Adlon Kempinski Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Hotel Adlon Kempinski offers numerous meeting rooms to accommodate groups of all sizes, ranging from small boardrooms to a ballroom that can fit 500. This 382-room hotel attracts an A-list clientele -- this is where Michael Jackson dangled his baby son from a balcony in 2002. Luxurious rooms have heavy drapes, four-poster canopy beds, plush couches, and fresh cut roses. Marble bathrooms offer soaking tubs and heated floors. These inviting rooms, combined with the hotel's impressive amenities -- an indoor pool, full spa, fitness center, and variety of restaurants -- make this one of the best picks in Berlin.
Hotel Savoy Berlin Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The historic Hotel Savoy is located in the elegant Charlottenburg neighborhood. This hotel first opened its doors in 1929, and welcomed famous guests from Greta Garbo to Thomas Mann in its grander days. The 125 rooms are large and traditional, with simple bathrooms, free in-room Wi-Fi, coffee machines, and flat-screen TVs, and large work desks. Business-oriented perks include a cigar lounge, several restaurants and bars, and a small fitness center with sauna, plus extensive meeting space with natural light and modern equipment. A color palette of regal red is found throughout this charming hotel, and though some guests complain of thin walls and some tear and wear, service here is still top-notch.
Estrel Berlin Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The Estrel is a mammoth conference hotel with 1,125 rooms and suites. This complex also has five restaurants, two bars, a summer garden, and a concert venue with a performance every night. Simple, modern rooms are on the large side and have minibars, flat-screen TVs, and work desks. The hotel has a variety of public spaces, including a spacious lobby, outdoor biergarten, and indoor atrium bar. There is also a well-equipped fitness room and a business center. All of these amenities are an effort to make the complex as entertaining as possible, as the Estrel is quite far from the bustle of Berlin's center.