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HOSPITALITY / RESTAURANTS / BARS Where to goin berlin CLUBS / EVENTS / SHOPPING / CULTURE Culinary legend in town for IFA Media Days Pierre Gagnaire, known as the 'Picasso of French cuisine', will be in Berlin from September 3 rd to September 6 th Just in time for the arrival of Worldwide Executives of the CE & HA in Berlin for the IFA press conferences from September 4 th , the Waldorf Astoria announces that the legendary chef Pierre Gagnaire will be there in person during this exceptional time to run "Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire", a Michelin-starred restaurant offering a peerless culinary experience in the German capital. Among Waldorf Astoria Berlin's impressive range of dining and drinking experiences, the restaurant run by worldrenowned French chef, Pierre Gagnaire, is the hotel's flagship attraction. Gagnaire owns and directs highly successful restaurants throughout the world, including the legendary Pierre Gagnaire in Paris' Rue Balzac – consistently awarded three Michelin stars, the highly acclaimed Sketch in London and Pierre in Hong Kong. Together, Gagnaire's restaurants boast 12 Michelin stars, and it is no surprise that tables at the opulent Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire are among the most sought after in the Berlin restaurant scene. “The Waldorf Astoria introduces a great and peerless name to Berlin, and it gives me great pleasure to bring a sophisticated and unique culinary experience to the people of Berlin and international guests”, says Pierre Gagnaire of the restaurant that will continue his culinary credo of "facing tomorrow but respectful of yesterday". “It is a great honour for us to have won a chef as distinguished and legendary as Pierre Gagnaire for the Waldorf Astoria Berlin”, affirms Friedrich W. Niemann, General Manager of Berlin's newest luxury high rise hotel. “Pierre Gagnaire is not just the ultimate synonym for excellence in the culinary arts, but also, with three Michelin stars, an asset for the whole of Berlin. Waldorf Astoria and Pierre Gagnaire are associated with a luxury and elegance which does justice to the prestigious legacy of the legendary flagship on Park Avenue, Manhattan, and also sets new standards”. 46

Where to go in berlin Waldorf Astoria Berlin – The New Landmark in Berlin’s City West Exclusive Location, Michelin- Starred Chef and Iconic Beauty Brand Create Exceptional Luxury Experience in Germany’s Capital Les Solistes Restaurant Perched atop the new Zoofenster skyscraper in the German capital's downtown shopping and entertainment precinct, Waldorf Astoria Berlin is a sublime luxury hotel that reaches new heights for the fabled heritage hotel brand. Since its opening at the close of 2012, the Waldorf Astoria Berlin - complete with 232 luxury guestrooms and suites - is setting new standards in service, quality and opulence for Berlin, Germany and the wider European market. With art deco-inspired interiors designed by renowned Paris agency, Inter Art Etudes, the hotel marries the timeless elegance of the legendary flagship, Waldorf Astoria New York, with a unique design inspired by Berlin’s vibrant and contemporary personality. The sumptuous top floor presidential suite is the highest in Berlin with stunning city views to match. Meanwhile, the hotel houses the acclaimed French spa Guerlain, bringing 200 years of excellence in wellness and beauty to Germany for the very first time. The illustrious French beauty specialists offer unprecedented opportunities for indulgence via a signature range of innovative spa and beauty treatments. Set on City West Berlin's most iconic square with a view of the historic Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church with its famous splintered steeple, the Waldorf Astoria Berlin is the perfect location to stroll the city's premium shopping boulevard, Kurfürstendamm. Berlin's answer to the Champs Elysées, this glamorous avenue features the classic high-end department store KaDeWe – the second largest in Europe after Harrods – upscale designer fashion houses and endless restaurants, clubs and bars. The Romanisches Café, a storied haven for Berlin's thriving artists and literati until it was closed in 1943 has reopened on the ground floor of the Waldorf Astoria Berlin, just a stone’s throw from where it was first established some 100 years ago. The rebirth of this Berlin treasure at the Waldorf Astoria Berlin, with its own terrace looking out onto Kantstrasse, promises to revive the energy and creativity that inspired so many of the city’s best known artists. Inspired by the great German director Fritz Lang (Metropolis), the New York-styled Lang Bar is another highlight, offering upmarket ambiance and a range of cocktails and artisan beers. With a design that borrows from the spirit of the Waldorf Astoria New York and infuses the best of Berlin’s unique persona, Lang Bar promises to become a new icon in the city. Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire Waldorf Astoria Berlin Hardenbergstraße 38 Reservation: +49 30 814000 2462 Opening hours: Dinner Monday to Saturday, 7 pm– 10:30pm. Closed on Sundays. Since its opening at the end of December 2012, the Waldorf Astoria Berlin is setting new standards in luxury for Berlin and the wider German market. The hotel marries the timeless elegance of the legendary flagship, Waldorf Astoria New York, with a unique design inspired by Berlin’s vibrant and contemporary personality. The hotel’s enviable location at Berlin‘s « Zoologischen Garten » square puts guests on the doorstep of some of the city’s most famous tourist attractions. This includes the historic church, Kaiser- Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, built as a memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I, the first man to become emperor of a united Germany. The glamour of the premium shopping boulevard, Kurfürstendamm, known to locals as Germany’s Champs Elysées is only minutes away and contains a plethora of designer fashion houses. IFA International • Monday 2 nd September 2013 47

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