RESTAURANT MANI BERLIN, GERMANY 2011

One of the new Berlin “Hot Spots”, Torstrasse offers a mesmerizing mixture of new chic combined with the patina of times gone by. Hotel MANI is found here, amongst numerous small stylish shops, innovative restaurants and fashionable bars. Dark and sleek, guests are presented with a building that stands as if enthroned on a pedestal of black marble – cool on the outside and glamorous within. The 63 hotel rooms are fitted out in a clear purist style with a restrained colour palette and high-quality materials such as timber flooring and leather-clad walls. On entering the lobby with its reception desk and library, all eyes are drawn towards the sculptural fireplace of green marble and glass. Guests move through, past the open kitchen, into the restaurant zone behind. Walls are clad in glossy Makassar ebony, Parsol mirrors are found on the ceilings, and the furniture is upholstered with vintage-look French leather. With its jungle-like courtyard garden, the 320 square metre MANI restaurant offers the perfect opportunity for a luxurious and relaxed evening meal. Team: Ester Bruzkus, Patrick Batek, Sabrina Cegla, Christian Raukatz, Denise Schulz