Anna Kaminska is venue consultant at Grass Roots Meetings & Events. After studying bio-technology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Anna moved into hospitality with Hyatt Regency, going on to take roles at Proctor and Gamble, Danubius Hotels and Miki Travel. She then helped launch World Travel Market Connect in Asia and supported the QEII Conference Centre. Anna joined Grass Roots Meetings and Events in June 2017, finding the perfect place to combine her corporate expertise with her passion for travel.
Our consultants are constantly out and about, visiting and evaluating meeting and event venues. Here are some highlights from their recent visit to Berlin. We take our own photos to give you a true representation of what we've seen. All of these photos were taken by Anna Kaminska.
The SUPER is a modern concept space with 600 sqm located on the roof terrace of the BIKINI Berlin. With places to meet, eat and shop, it is "typical of modern Berlin". The converted blank canvas space has a "raw feel" with concrete walls, revealed pipework and lighting. There are "nice lounges" for separate groups, networking space, and the central bar "enables swift service". Configurable to any style of interior, this is an original space for contemporary meetings and events.
This property features 15 modern meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 500 delegates. The conference space is "very bright and spacious" and there is a "very good foyer area". It's all on one floor, with high ceilings, so there's space to arrange stands and catering, or even full exhibitions. Overall the hotel is "modern, clean and well located" in the city centre. A standout option from a reliable brand.
This building has a "fascinating history" dating back to 1881. A former electrical substation that's "really cool" with an "edgy feel". The two core spaces of 600 sqm have "striking, tiled interiors" and are "very flexible" with lots of scope for creative production. A gallery runs around the interior of the building, and allows features to be raised above the floor space. There's also a roof terrace and modern lounge for 200 people.
Hotel nhow Berlin
"A great concept, something different." Everything in this hotel revolves around music. There's an actual studio to arrange jamming and recording; semi-permanent staging in the reception and a gallery with portraits of music legends. Even each lift has a different style of music playing. The gallery itself provides a "bare concrete blank canvas" with dedicated entrance. Along with additional breakout spaces, it's perfect for receptions and small events. Overall there are seven different meeting rooms - including a conference centre - offering a total of 964 square metres for up to 750 guests.
Splinder & Klatt, Berlin
Set on the south bank of the river Spree, this restaurant and club space provides a stylish option for private events. The "container-like" exterior houses a surprisingly "homely, atmospheric environment" with draping and "asian-influenced" design. Further contrast comes from the Bavarian cuisine and DJs playing "smooth" music. Large screens and lighting rigs are always there, ensuring production costs can be kept to a minimum. We visited at night, so sourced a daytime terrace image from the venue. "A real find."