While Berlin is known for its hipster, minimalist aesthetic today, the city was famously lavish and whimsical in style during the pre-war period. No hotel better exemplifies this than Hotel Zoo, set on the historic Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard. Hotel Zoo calls itself a refuge for individualists and is notable for its chic townhouse vibe, which stands in contrast to some of Berlin’s grander luxury hotels. There are 10 suites to choose from, each uniquely designed to strike a balance between Art Nouveau and Kreuzberg’s inimitable alternative vibe. Also channelling 1920s glamour, the in-hotel Grace Restaurant is not only frequented by guests, but also by trendy Berliners who flock to sample the best of fine dining. Hotel Zoo is an ideal choice for those who want to enjoy luxury without forgoing environmental responsibility – the hotel is a certified Green Globe hotel by virtue of its commitment to sustainability.