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JW Marriott Berlin hotel ‘unveiled’ after initial refurbishment

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, Marriott has unveiled the new JW Marriott Hotel Berlin – image above, and website here.

Located on Stauffenbergstraße, the JW Marriott Hotel Berlin is directly adjacent to Tiergarten, a location which has apparently influenced the new interiors.

It is primarily a conference hotel with 48 event spaces and the largest ballroom in Berlin. If you are travelling for leisure, you may be more interested in the spa, pool, sauna, steam room and two treatment rooms. There are not one but two fitness centres!

JW Marriott Berlin hotel

Previously Hotel Berlin Central District, this cavernous 505 room hotel is undergoing a full refurbishment.

Whilst it isn’t fully clear what work has and hasn’t been done, it appears that the restaurants and public areas have been fully refurbished. The statement says “the ongoing development of the hotel will see the property’s full transformation finalized by 2025, with the complete renovation of all guestrooms”. It implies that, at present, some or all of the bedrooms may not have been refurbished. The room photos on the hotel website don’t look hugely enticing.

The JW Marriott Berlin website is here.

Meanwhile, my review of the ‘regular’ Marriott Berlin – which is actually one of the best in the chain – is here. I’ve done further stays since that 2018 review and still like it.

We’ve also reviewed Grand Hyatt Berlin, Accor’s Pullman Berlin and Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria Berlin in recent years.


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Comments (19)

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  • Jack says:

    I hope BA remain in Terminal 2B for good even before COVID it was a nightmare and the terminal they are now in is way better. Everything has moved there which would suggest a permanent shift as the Cathay lounge is closed for good . Used the Extime lounge recently and was very impressed, super modern and clean with a good range of food and drink and very friendly staff. Honestly 2B is a great terminal and looks very modern indeed hope BA remain there, the AA lounge was no good with such short hours

    • Londonsteve says:

      Sounds promising. Is the bar self service or attended? Could you conceive of eating dinner in the lounge or the choices are more like ‘finger food’?

      • Tariq says:

        Self service. Not sure I would term it a bar but more of a drinks selection. Spirits, a couple of fridges of mixers and softs, and a bottle of self pour (unknown name) champagne.

        There were a few hot dishes and a range of snacks and cakes (including macarons).

        Fresh and clean place, really quite quiet when I was there mid afternoon and I was really quite impressed for a non-airline lounge. Was expecting something mediocre like No1/Aspire but it’s definitely a step above.

      • Jack says:

        Hi there. It was all self service with a selection of drinks including spirits, , fridges with mixers and soft drinks and wine and champagne which unsurprisingly was from France !. On one side you had a selection of salad items and snacks as well as cakes and yogurt in the fridge, the other with hot food including pasta, ham and cheese toasties, beef
        Bourguignon and stew with rice (at 7pm). Looked very modern and clean and for a non airline lounge was very impressed much better than a Aspire lounge a good call from BA moving to 2B

  • Stuart says:

    Off topic: some value in Las Vegas for Paddy’s Day weekend. (17th March) Tropicana and Embassy Suites 50k a night going price 475usd.

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