A decade after this aparthotel opened, it's still one of the city's most stylish places to stay. The two adjoining buildings - one historic, the other a futuristic new-build clad in stainless steel - were designed and renovated by Britta Jürgens and Matthew Griffin, forward-thinking architects who specialise in green buildings. The minimalist apartments - it's worth paying for the extra space of an Introverted or Extroverted loft - have exposed concrete floors and walls, under-floor heating and floor-to-ceiling windows. Furniture is a well-edited mix of contemporary Danish items and simple, sturdy Ikea pieces; the small but efficient kitchens are stocked with basics (coffee, olive oil, organic cleaning supplies). There's a hidden roof terrace, open to all, with impressive views of the Berlin skyline. Although officially in Mitte, the lofts are a bit off the beaten track, near Nordbahnhof station, which is currently the site of a lot of construction work; however, the aparthotel's guides are happy to point guests in the direction of nearby highlights and hotspots. Jürgens and Griffin are now designing a second outpost in Kreuzberg, near Checkpoint Charlie, which will incorporate art studios and work spaces.

Loft spots in Berlin, Gisela Williams, published in Condé Nast Traveller (UK), January 5, 2015

Condé Nast Traveller: Loft spots in Berlin

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