The new lobby in the Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof Hotel
Union Investment / Hotel Pullmann Berlin Schweizerhof

Courage with an individual touch

The Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof Hotel has belonged to Union Investment’s portfolio since 1999. Located across the street from the zoo, the modern conference hotel operates under the umbrella of the Accor Hotels Group and is superbly positioned in Berlin’s hotel market. After 20 years in the portfolio, a refurbishment worth millions highlights the hotel’s unique character and emphasises creative accents. A glance at the infographic shows how owners and operators have shaped the Schweizerhof’s development and ensure its success in the up-and-coming City West district.


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Refurbishment

The excellent design earned a Gold Key Award in 2018


Sundukovy Sisters, a Russian design duo, received the 2018 Gold Key Award in the category “Best Lobby Upscale” for its stylish work. A before-and-after comparison reveals the new interior concept to be modern, unobtrusive and uniquely individual (colourful photos). In addition to embracing Bauhaus style elements, Irina und Olga Sundukovy were also inspired by the neighbouring zoological garden: For example, a seven-metre-tall giraffe welcomes guests in the reception area. The premium hotel’s animal neighbours also make a clever appearance in the design of the hotel’s own restaurant, BLEND – berlin kitchen and bar. Warm wood and dark-green tones create a feel-good atmosphere and shed some of the previously rather cold practicality (sepia-coloured photos). Length of stay and revenue per guest have grown since the hotel’s refurbishment.


Infographic: Lena Teuber; Research/Author: Elke Hildebrandt.
Sources: Dietrich von Thadden, January 18, 1999, first Schweizerhof; AccorHotels, Union Investment Real Estate, December 2018, second Schweizerhof


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