Following the brand’s entry into Germany with the recent launch of Midtown in Düsseldorf, Amsterdam-based Max Brown Hotels has further expanded, this time with a 70-room outpost in Berlin’s upscale Charlottenburg district.

More precisely located a short stride from the city’s tree-lined Ku’damm avenue and the KaDaWe department store, the property further lives up to its self-definition as an urban residence with Benedict, a humming all day breakfast spot that draws in hotel guests and locals alike. Dressed by Tel  Aviv-based Alona Eliasi, the interiors are a colourful mix of 1950s-style furnishings and vibrant tropical wallpaper- a theme that continues to the guest rooms, where designer Saar Zafrir’s bold and simple outlook is brought to life with potted palm plants, distressed Persian rugs, comfy chairs and Crosley record players that come complete with an assortment of vinyl for musical sampling.

Back downstairs the bar is the perfect pitstop before heading out onto the electric streets of the city where swathes of restaurants, cafés and shops are within easy reach.