The Grand Hyatt is situated next to Berlin's legendary Potsdamer Platz, whose landmark buildings include the Sony and DaimlerChrysler corporate headquarters. From here it's possible to reach central parts of the city such as Mitte, Schoeneberg and Kreuzberg with relative ease.
The Hyatt's 322 bedrooms feature large comfortable beds and fairly standardised but good quality furnishings. Extensive in-room amenities include Bang and Olufsen flat-screen televisions, Sony PlayStations, adaptors to connect your MP3 player to the television’s speakers, video on demand, and minibars. The marble and cherrywood bathrooms have rain-fall showers, Aveda products and their own televisions.
The lobby is the first indication that the hotel's interior is superior to its relatively nondescript exterior, with matte black colours and chic panelling, and inverted crystalline pyramids hanging from the ceiling. Bauhaus-era photographs and Art Deco furnishings adorn the corridors and other public areas.
Eating and drinking
There are several eating options here, all of them good. Tapas-style dishes are served at mesa, while Tizian Lounge and Restaurant offers international cuisine and an extensive wine list. Vox Restaurant is the Don, featuring the city’s largest show kitchen, a sushi bar, a collection of over 230 whiskies, summer terrace, and live jazz and blues in the bar area. The food and service here are second to none.
The spa and fitness centre is actually a big reason to stay here if you're into health - located on the hotel’s top floor, it provides panoramic views across the city. Facilities include a Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, whirlpool, sophisticated fitness equipment and a swimming pool. Spa services include massages, facials and wraps.
Service is efficient, friendly and helpful.
Who stays there
The Berlin Hyatt is popular with everyone from business travellers to celebrities.
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Great facilities
- Good dining options
- Excellent service
- Rooms can lack character
- Slightly formal atmosphere