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Germany's Two New Hotels and More Global Openings

September 6, 2023
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Pullman Sydney Penrith
Pullman Sydney Penrith. CREDIT: Accor

Australia’s newly built Pullman Sydney Penrith, located adjacent to the Western Sydney Conference Centre (WSCC) and Panthers Leisure and Entertainment Precinct, opened in mid-August as Penrith’s first international five-star hotel.

Designed by architecture and design studio Turner, the building’s ribbon-like shape is inspired by the nearby Nepean River and surrounded by landscaping aiming to connect guests to nature, with more than 75 trees and 8,000 plants designed by landscape architecture firm Oculus. 

The 153-room hotel features 24 junior suites, 94 superior rooms and 25 deluxe rooms, and guests have access to a bespoke Sleep Therapy Menu on their in-room tablet for a variety of sleep services such as ordering face and eye masks to aromatherapy pillow sprays and soothing teas.

Pullman Sydney Penrith’s location next door to WSCC gives groups access to more than 13,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.

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Conrad Shenzhen Deluxe King Bed Room Bay View
Conrad Shenzhen Deluxe King Bed Room Bay View


Hilton recently announced the opening of Conrad Shenzhen, a new luxury hotel in Shenzhen’s Qianhai business district offering a modern oasis in China’s third most populous city. The hotel’s design concept was imagined by design firm YABU Pushelberg to embody “A Story of a Dreamer” and aims to take guests on a reflective journey through modern art and calming aesthetics away from the urban bustle. 

Conrad Shenzhen Cameo
Conrad Shenzhen Cameo

The 300-room hotel is situated in Shenzhen’s financial center overlooking Qianhai Bay and puts guests within 25 minutes from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and steps away from Guiwan metro station. Within walking distance are a number of international shopping centers, world-class restaurants and nightlife.

Conrad Shenzhen’s interiors create an immersive environment centered around local culture and the city’s transformative spirit. Four decades ago, Shenzhen was a quiet fishing village and now stands as one of China’s megacities, and the hotel’s design elements showcase elegant motifs from the city’s past reimagined through a modern lens.

Conrad Shenzhen offers more than 22,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including an 11,840-square-foot grand ballroom equipped with advanced audiovisual technology. The ballroom foyer is naturally lit and features contemporary sculptures inspired by the lush hills and rugged shores surrounding the bustling city. 

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Stays at Rosewood Munich, the first German property for the luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection, will begin September 29 and welcome guests to the heart of Bavaria. The hotel is the seventh in Europe for the brand and 32nd worldwide. 

Rosewood Munich Premier Guest Room CREDIT Davide Lovatti
Rosewood Munich Premier Guest Room. CREDIT: Davide Lovatti

Rosewood Munich is housed in two landmark historical buildings that formerly served as the headquarters of the State Bank of Bavaria and the grand aristocratic residence Palais Neuhaus-Preysing. The hotel’s ideal location in Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße puts it near iconic sights like the famous Marienplatz and the city’s high-end shopping and dining. 

Rosewood Munich features 73 guest rooms and 59 suites overlooking the city’s skyline or the hotel’s courtyard. Dining experiences include CUVILLIÉS, an Alpine-inspired brasserie offering Bavarian classics with a modern twist, and Bar Montez, serving refined cocktails alongside a varied music program with a roster of unique artists and performers.

The property also offers six event spaces ranging from intimate salons to the 2,519-square-foot grand ballroom and the 1,324-square-foot historic ballroom. Groups also have access to four flexible meeting and breakout rooms, and both ballrooms offer outdoor space. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Guest Room
DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Guest Room

DoubleTree by Hilton opened its first property in Berlin and third in Germany, DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku´damm, designed to serve both leisure travelers as well as business travelers and groups.

The 420-room hotel is one of the largest in the city and overlooks Los Angeles Plaza in the heart of Berlin’s luxury shopping district. The property is steps away from the city’s exclusive boutiques and restaurants as well as the showrooms of the famous Kurfürstendamm avenue, dubbed the Champs-Elysees of Berlin.

DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku´damm offers 8,600 square feet of meeting and event space across 11 state-of-the-art facilities that are well-appointed with high-tech equipment and can accommodate up to 350 guests banquet-style or 450 for a standing reception.

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Taylor Smith joined Stamats in May 2022 as a content developer, destinations and features for Meetings Today. Smith has experience covering everything from travel to breaking news and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in news and magazine journalism. Previously, she’s written for St. Louis Magazine and worked as an editorial assistant and apprentice for Aubree Nichols, who has been published in premier publications such as The New York TimesELLE and The Los Angeles Times.