The Berlin Lofts, Soho House hotel review - Berlin, Germany
Disciples of the Soho House brand have a new reason to make a pilgrimage to its German outpost. Sited atop the private members club-cum-hotel's Bauhaus building in Berlin are four new loft apartments where guests can settle in for weeks or even months at a time. Launched in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory - the British music and arts enterprise - the apartments offer either two or three bedrooms, along with expansive open-plan living and dining areas. As well as vintage furnishings and foosball tables, they come kitted out with a cinema system, vintage DJ decks and a bespoke library of 100 vinyl records curated by The Vinyl Factory, including limited edition releases from its own label of artists, like Grace Jones, Florence + the Machine and The XX. The apartments will also play host to live performances, called the Loft Sessions, and private parties. These will add many a new chapter to the building's storied history - having opened as a Jewish-owned department store in the 1920s it became the Berlin base of the Hitler Youth. When we popped over for a visit, the artist Dinos Chapman was holding court at a dinner ahead of his gig at electronic music and art festival CTM.