Hotel de Rome
Set in a majestic building designed by Ludwig Heim that dates back to 1889, the walls of Hotel De Rome have experienced many of the great changes that occurred in Berlin. The building was the head office of the Dresdner Bank until 1945 when it was taken over by the East German Communist Party. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to 2003, the vast structure was not in use. After several years of renovations, the hotel opened in 2006 with its renewed elegant and grandiose design. Mixing its history with modern luxury, the hotel features a swimming pool in the old vault of the bank.