Waldorf Astoria Hilton to open in Berlin in May

Le Solistes Haute Cuisine Restaurant at The Waldorf Astoria Berlin by Chef Pierre Gagnaire

Hilton Worldwide plans to open its first Waldorf Astoria Berlin hotel in Germany this year near Kurfuerstendamm, West Berlin’s best-known shopping street. Hilton will manage the property owned and develope by Swan Operations of Abu Dhabi which  invested about 220 million euros ($289 million) in the project.

“Berlin is Germany’s only international metropolis and it’s in constant transformation,” Friedrich Niemann, the hotel’s general manager, said in a press briefing. “While the city can’t support the kind of room rates that you see in London or Paris at the moment, prices are moving in the right direction.” The Waldorf Astoria is taking bookings from Sept. 1, with prices ranging from 350 euros a night to about 4,385 euros for the King Ambassador Suite.