Photo Credit: Kempinski Hotels

The Hotel Adlon Kempinski is about to celebrate its 25th birthday since reopening, and Kempinski, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

While the 125th anniversary of Kempinski Hotels has been celebrated in all of the group’s hotels worldwide since April, the 25th anniversary of Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin is imminent. From the birthday on 23 August, until the following weekend, the first quarter of a century of Berlin’s reborn hotel legend will be honoured with special events and offers for Berliners as well as hotel guests. Gourmets in particular can look forward to an extraordinary anniversary week. The highlights:

Celebrate with the “Stars”: Kitchen Parties in the Two-Michelin-Star Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer on 25 and 26 August 2022

An exclusive opportunity to look over the shoulder of our new Two- Michelin-Star chef, Reto Brändli, as well as other top chefs as they prepare their creations. Every evening, celebrated “star” chefs will stand at the stove alongside the host, including Karlheinz Hauser, the original head chef of the gourmet restaurant at the Brandenburg Gate; Hendrik Otto, who won the second Michelin star for the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer; Dominik Hartmann, Two-Michelin-Star chef at Magdalena in Rickenbach, Switzerland (a friend of Reto Brändli) or Philipp Vogel of the Orania Berlin, and former chef at the Restaurant Quarré. Additional gourmet stations offer caviar from Kaviari, oysters from Deutsche See, cheese specialities and other delicacies from Otto Gourmet.

Adlon Anniversary Afternoon Tea in August 2022

The signature Ladies in Red stand in a row for the welcome. Butlers in tails and white gloves pour Champagne from magnum bottles, and a trio of piano, double bass and flute provide delightful accompaniment. This scenario in the legendary lobby around the elephant fountain will await guests for the Adlon Anniversary – Afternoon tea. Popular sweet and savoury delicacies from the kitchen and in-house patisserie are served at festively set tables. From canapés with beef tartare and truffle cream prepared tableside; to two types of warm scones with jam and clotted cream; to unusual madeleines, macarons and tartelettes – everything is designed to seduce lovers of the traditional afternoon tea ceremony.

Photo Credit: Kempinski Hotels

Adlon Anniversary Cocktail

In the lobby of Berlin’s iconic luxury hotel, the guests’ favourite drink has traditionally been Champagne. For the anniversary year, the bar team has again revived an extravagant Champagne cocktail made popular with guests at the glamorous reopening of the legendary hotel. “Hommage 1997” combines dark Pampero rum, caramel syrup, Frangelico, Ruinart Brut Champagne, egg white, lime and gold powder.

Partners and Suppliers

A long tradition connects Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin with many of its partners and suppliers. So it was obvious to involve them in the planning of the anniversary.

The noted Dibbern porcelain manufacturer has designed an exclusive Adlon-Edition tea and coffee set from the finest fine bone china. The plates are decorated with the head of an elephant – a tribute to the unique elephant fountain – and linden leaves, in tribute to the magnificent boulevard Unter den Linden.

The Riesling wines from the Robert Weil winery in the Rheingau were part of the wine list when the original Hotel Adlon was opened by the Kaiser in 1907. For the 25th birthday of the reopened hotel, the cellar masters of the winery, together with the Adlon’s head sommelier, have selected a 2020 Riesling that continues the tradition of its predecessors with its recreation of the original 1907 wine label. This wine is served in the lobby as well as in the restaurants.

Leicht Jewelry Shop, which has been in the hotel since it reopened, is celebrating the anniversary with an immortal piece of contemporary history and is presenting two limited special models by Chopard. The anniversary watch comes with an exclusive gift: every buyer of the stainless-steel watch and a guest are invited to a gourmet dinner in the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer with Two-Michelin-Star chef Reto Brändli. Buyers of the gold model stay overnight at Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin in addition to the dinner. The anniversary clock will be displayed at the kitchen parties.

The Adlon Experience Anniversary Package is offered all year round. It includes an overnight stay in the luxurious double rooms or suites of the iconic hotel, where a bottle of Ruinart Anniversary Champagne; a chocolate model of the Brandenburg; and a surprise gift greet guests on arrival. In the evening, a seasonal three-course menu accompanied by Robert Weil´s anniversary wine is served in the Quarré restaurant. The next morning, the legendary gourmet breakfast buffet is served in the gallery of the Bel Etage, and in the adjoining salons.

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