Introducing you to the nhow hotel in Berlin
Quirky, hip and very, very pink! With the new Barbie film heading to the big screen this summer, it seems it’s time to ‘think pink!’ and if you are a music lover in need of a funky hotel in the German capital, then look no further than the fabulous nhow hotel.
Whether you are a pop princess, an indie queen, a rock chick or something else entirely, the nhow hotel is the place for you. Deemed as Germany’s first ‘music hotel’, our very own Music Editor headed over to Berlin to check out the facilities whilst reviewing the Father John Misty gig.
The nhow Berlin boasts an eye- catching design that is just made for instagram, a hip restaurant and bar which is just achingly-cool and the opportunity to hire guitars and keyboards from the friendly reception desk.
Situated on the old East side near the river, the hotel is within a few minutes walk of the creative East Side Gallery which has many different pieces of artwork on display. The creative buzz is evident throughout the neighbourhood, with Universal Music and MTV in close proximity. It’s also a short walk to the vibrant neighbourhoods of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.
The building is striking and has a futuristic feel and was designed by architect Sergei Tchoban with far-reaching views of the river. This eye-catching building pays homage to the area's industrial harbour past with its warehouse-style structure are sharp angles which are in contrast to the pop-art style interior in vibrant shades of pink.
New York designer Karim Rashid is the vision behind the effervescent interiors which are a glorious riot of rich curved furniture, music memorabilia and more. Everywhere you go there are the faces of musical icons like The Beatles, David Bowie, Prince and more looking back at you.
The reception desk is a hot pink shiny dome where you can hire DJ booths, guitars and keyboards should you want to channel your inner rock star! If sauntering down to reception feels like too much like hard work, then guests are encouraged to call down to the friendly reception team for the impressive 24-hour room service for aforementioned musical equipment! How very Bono!
There’s also two in-house recording studios which you can book in advance situated throughout the hotel where the likes of Skunk Anansie have recorded tracks. The lounge area is dotted with plush hot pink sofas, a stylish bar which doubles up as a restaurant and this decadent hotel even has its very own stage where you can watch live music every weekend.
Music is everywhere in this hotel, you are even treated to an array of music playlists as you ascend the floors in the lift. There’s a great little gym that comes with a mini spa area equipped with a sauna and a steam bath where you can relax after you rock out.
We had a room on the sixth floor where we had the most incredible views of the city and the River Spree.
If you can tear yourself away from the panoramic views, you might well enjoy taking a luxurious dip in one of the biggest bathtubs that I have ever seen. The bathrooms here are definitely on the larger side and come with rain showers too. There’s also a quirky retro style to the rooms with televisions that rotate 180 degrees to display pieces of art.
Whilst we didn’t eat dinner at the hotel, it has a solid menu and the breakfast is comprehensive and caters for all dietary requirements. Make sure you take your phone to breakfast, as there are many instagram-worthy points of interest, including pink (of course!) blow up guitars, music-themed memorabilia and a super cool pink bathtub filled with yoghurt!
There’s also a waterfront terrace which wasn’t open at the time of our stay, but will make a great brunching spot this summer.
If you are looking for a futuristic hotel with a nostalgic vibe that is music-themed, make sure you check out the nhow hotel in Berlin.
Check in: Double rooms start from £88 per night (not including breakfast)