Soho House announced its expansion into Europe this year with the opening of Soho House Berlin.  This private members club and forty room hotel occupies eight floors of the historic Torstrasse building.  A late Bauhaus structure located in Berlin’s über-cool Mitte district -the heart of Berlin’s cultural renaissance of the 1990s- Torstrasse 1 has been reborn as a social and cultural hub that already boasts as members some of the cream of Berlin’s creative industries.

The interiors at
Soho House Berlin combine an eclectic industrial style, the class of old Berlin, and the glamour of the thirties and forties, featuring exposed concrete beams, traditional paneling, and black and white tiled flooring throughout.  Soho House group designer Susie Atkinson and Michaelis Boyd Associates have created a retro industrial feel, blending Berlin’s trademark architectural style and echoes of the tumultuous history that has swirled around the building since it was constructed in 1928.

Whilst the forty hotel rooms are available to the public in six different sizes with prices varying from upwards of €125, all showcase trademark Soho House touches of style and comfort.  Expect custom made beds, 300 thread count linen and rainforest showers, and a selection of classic vinyl LPs to play on each room’s vintage record player.  Large rooms feature free-standing art deco baths, and private dining and lounge areas, whilst attic rooms with wooden beds, steel cabinets and stunning cityscapes are a more compact alternative.

Opened in 1995 as a private members club for the film and media industries, the global network of Soho House clubs, restaurants and hotels offers members a rich array of facilities dedicated to their comfort and relaxation.  Hotel guests at Soho House Berlin enjoy full use of the club facilities.

Located on the ground floor of the Torstrasse building, Cecconi’s will be serving classic Italian cuisine from July 2010.  Alongside the original in London’s Mayfair, and the second which opened West Hollywood this year, this incarnation at Soho House Berlin is a thriving addition to the Cecconi’s family.

A spacious and luxurious facility providing massages, beauty treatments and a Turkish bath, and a thirty-six seat cinema are both available on the Lower Ground Floor.  A state-of-the-art gym with city views is open to members and hotel guests on the First Floor.

The black and white-tiled Club Floor, with its central bar, club kitchen and fifty-seat restaurant, twin fireplaces and chandelier lighting, is located on the seventh floor and acts a stylish focal point for members and guests alike.  Above the Club Floor, and crowning the building, is the extravagant rooftop terrace, which features a heated pool tiled in green Pyrolave volcanic stone, timbered decking and served by a beautifully appointed indoor bar and kitchen.

     - Ben Stewart

Soho House Berlin
Address:  Torstrasse 1
Berlin, 10119
Tel:  49 30 40 50 44 0
Soho House Berlin