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Published on : Monday, December 2, 2013
The InterContinental Berlin celebrates its 35th anniversary from 1 December 2013 and is looking back at its rich history. The hotel in between Berlin’s second largest park Tiergarten and shopping boulevard Ku’Damm acts as basis for business and leisure guests in Berlin and for events and congresses since its opening in 1978. National and international leading figures from politics, society and economy are part of the hotel’s premises which is known as “InterConti” among Berliners.
The building of the InterContinental Berlin was built in 1958 as Hotel Hilton with 347 rooms and 604 beds. It was taken over by the InterContinental Hotels Group 20 years later and opened as InterContinental Berlin. Bill Clinton in his day inaugurated the Presidential Suite. Marlene Dietrich awarded the building with the chessboard façade with her glamour and Henry Kissinger parked his 6.5 meters long Cadillac in the ballroom because the parking lot was too small. Today, following numerous modernisations, it is one of Europe’s largest conference hotels with 558 rooms and 42 event and meeting rooms ranging from 38 sqm to 1,520 sqm totaling 6,200 sqm. The hotel hosts almost 200,000 guests and several thousand events each year.
„The 35th anniversary of the InterContinental Berlin is a welcome occasion to look back at the many rich years of history of the hotel and at the same time is our daily motivation to continue this inheritance,” explained Robert P. Herr, General Manager of the InterContinental Berlin. “We want to strengthen our position as one of the largest and most versatile Berlin hotels also in the future and live up to our reputation as a preferred partner of the event sector.”
In celebration of the anniversary, the hotel has prepared several actions surrounding the number 35. Guests may look behind the scenes of the InterContinental Berlin with a special offer. The teams of the InterContinental Berlin have the opportunity to re-experience the history of the hotel with historical photo series and presentations.