On May 1 2015, after only 3 weeks of renovation work to the public areas, the Kempinski Hotel in Berchtesgaden was reopened as a third alpine resort in the luxury segment of the Kempinski Group.
Embedded in the mountain backdrop of the Watzmann, Untersberg and Kehlstein peaks in the Bavarian Alps, the Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden is situated at a height of 1000 metres. The specialities of this location are taken into account with the redesign of the entrance areas with lobby and reception and the adjacent lounges and library. The clear reference to the surrounding landscape and its alpine building tradition is created by means of the materiality – loden, leather and local woods, a finely coordinated range of colours in warm, earthly hues and the contemporary interpretation of elements such as textiles, furniture and accessories. One particular eye-catcher in the redesigned lobby are the colossal lampshades and the deer’s antlers in the centre of the lounge. Moreover, there is a focus on the lighting concept: apart from the indirect lighting from light coves, atmospheric accents are set by individual decorative elements. The clear reference to the landscape, with its contemporary interpretation through the choice of materials and design, makes this place something very special for the guests of the Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden.
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