The Hotel California am Kurfürstendamm was founded by Bernhard C. Staudenmeir on April 9, 1984 and is still led by him together with Nikolai N. Staudenmeir today. Until 2008, it was located at Kurfürstendamm 35 in the former American sector, in a building designed by German architect Engelbert Seibertz, which today has historical designation. Designed by Seibertz as a residential building and completed in 1898, the building is one of the few not destroyed in the Second World War. The hotel was expanded in August 2008 to include the adjacent building at Kurfürstendamm 34. Constructed in just under two years, this modern, top-quality building, which was designed by the architects Hülsmann and Mangold, catches the eye. With its clearly defined facade of dark natural stone, accented by bronze-colored aluminum trim work and projecting bay windows, the building contrasts nicely with the listed historic building at Kurfürstendamm 35. In 2009, the building received a special award from the Chamber of Architects and the City of Berlin in the architectural competition “Architektur Berlin 09”. Originally designed as a basic hotel for young people, today the Hotel California am Kurfürstendamm is classified as a four-star hotel by the German Hotel and Restaurant Association.
The 155 rooms and suites, with their unique combination of history and design, delight business people, tourists from all over the world, and famous personalities alike. The Hotel California am Kurfürstendamm has over 160 rooms and suites with modern and stylish interiors. Most rooms face the quiet inner courtyard and offer peace and tranquility in the heart of the bustling Berlin metropolis.
The hotel is directly on the Kurfürstendamm between Uhlandstrasse and Knesebeckstraße, in the heart of West Berlin. A number of well-known firms and exclusive retail stores like the “KaDeWe” (Kaufhaus des Westens) and the Europa-Center are situated close to this hotel. A tourist information centre is only a few minutes away by foot.