Overlooking the River Spree and Berlin Cathedral, the avant-garde Radisson Blu Hotel in central Berlin, Germany, is 100 metres from the Red Town Hall. Opened in 2004, the modern hotel is 300 metres from Berlin TV Tower and Museum Island, and is also close to the metro station, should you wish to explore farther.
Epitomising 21st-century design, the Radisson Blu Hotel spirals around the world's largest cylindrical aquarium, which fills the skylit atrium with turquoise light.
Dark wood floors and cream linen create a minimalist feel in HEat, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant opens onto a waterfront terrace overlooking Berlin Cathedral. Beneath the aquarium, the semi-circular Atrium Lobby Lounge and Bar offers snacks, coffee and champagne.
The hotel offers 15 meeting and conferences rooms, including the DomLounge which offers panoramic views of the Berlin skyline. There is also a business centre with a computer station, and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Splash Wellness spa houses an indoor pool with two counter-currents, a solarium, sauna, aromatherapy steam room, and 24-hour fitness room. Guests can retreat to the relaxation room or refresh with drinks and snacks at the juice bar. Treatments range from reflexology to body wraps and massages.
Radisson Blu Hotel has 427 air-conditioned guestrooms, some with balconies with atrium or city views. The contemporary rooms contrast cream hues with dark wood chairs and brown leather headboards. All rooms have complimentary wireless Internet access, laptop-compatible safes, 32-inch LCD televisions with satellite service with premium channels, and minibars. Bathrooms have bath/shower combinations and courtesy toiletries. Complimentary cots and bathrobes are available on request, as are rollaway beds (surcharge).