In the midst of the architectural cacophony of Potsdamer Platz exists a stylish sanctuary of calm: the 5-star Mandala Hotel. A favorite of celebrities for its understated elegance, the discreet 157-room boutique property complements its contemporary design with state-of-the-art technology.
The Mandala Hotel‘s 157 capacious rooms and suites evoke the design hallmarks of Finn Juhl, the Danish architect and designer known for his clean, modernist lines. The furnishings in the workspace and living area evoke an apartment furnished by Design Within Reach. Walk-in closets are sleek and spacious, while a fully-stocked kitchenette makes it easy to entertain in your own Berlin pied à terre.
Dining options include the independently-managed, Michelin-starred restaurant Facil, where floor-to-ceiling glass walls open onto a grove of trees. According to Chef Michael Kempf, “Facil is…for passionate connoisseurs” and breakfast in the lovely room is akin to dining in an oasis where fresh juices include blood orange, kiwi, carrot orange, and mixed berry.
The Mandala Hotel‘s top-floor Ono Spa is an aerie of well-being, with a visually arresting rooftop reflexology walk around the building’s perimeter. After a treatment, pause and sip a tea in The Ono Lounge with its expansive views – and revel in the splendors of modern-day Berlin.
Any time spent at The Mandala Hotel is good for the body, mind, and soul.
Editor’s Note: This feature was originally published in Frontiers LA in a slightly altered form.