In the heart of the city of science: Adlershof hotels offer conference infrastructure tailored to science events

16. February 2016

In the heart of the city of science

Adlershof hotels offer conference infrastructure tailored to science events

Sundowner auf der Dachterasse: Auch auf längere Aufenthalte sind die Adapt Apartments ausgerichtet. Bild: © Adlershof Special

Sundowner on the roof terrace: Adapt Apartments also accommodates guests that want to stay longer periods

“In the heart of the most advanced technology park in Europe, we provide comfort and services to a high standard,” said Jasmin Thielecke, Manager of the Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof, referring to the 111 rooms in her establishment, including apartments with kitchenette. Opposite, on the other side of Rudower Chaussee, the comparably sized Dorint Hotel presents an enticing array of 230 beds in 120 rooms. This too provides high quality hotel services, from breakfast to a quick lunch to the evening meal.

Whereas overnight accommodation and restaurants are par for the course among hotels, both establishments in the science city supplement their offers with an additional field of services. Researchers wanting to meet their fellows and trade representatives need a conference infrastructure tailored to science events. “We have six conference rooms in total that can be combined with great flexibility up to a space of 183 square metres,” explained Daniel Rosenow, Manager of the Dorint Adlershof Berlin since the beginning of the year. “We can therefore accommodate up to 160 persons in cinema seating, or 120 persons in parliamentary seating,” he continued. “Science events are hosted here about 15 to 20 times a year. Overnight stays that we can roughly classify as “scientific” are actually booked every day.”

Also the Airporthotel is an interesting place for meetings, conferences, and seminars. It offers twelve conference rooms fitted with modern technology. Ranging from 25 to 170 square metres in size, they can accommodate up to 100 persons, but can also be booked individually depending on the need. “As a rule”, explained Thielecke, “the smaller events are held here.”

One “highlight”, Dorint Manager Rosenow explained, illustrating the bond of his team with this science location, is the Long Night of the Sciences that takes place once every summer and “that we take part in.”

Scientific cooperation, however, is not limited to daily meetings or brief conferences. Longer stays can now avail themselves of a special offer in the form of the APART-APARTMENTS, also in the heart of the science city like the two hotels. On Erich-Thilo-Straße, at the eastern edge of the Forum, a total of 189 apartments have been arranged in six buildings. Work is still under way on the last building, said Managing Director Ralf Krause, but it will be opening on 1 April 2016.

There, visiting scientists can live and work privately and with their own kitchen for days, weeks, and even months. Ralf Krause describes these apartments “as small, feel-good oases” available in two sizes. Three quarters are one-room and one quarter are two-room apartments, all with balcony or terrace. And those not wanting to cook for themselves can enjoy their breakfast, lunch, or evening meal at the Korean diner “mani mango”, just on the ground floor – or have their food delivered from there.

By Klaus Oberzig for Adlershof Special