With the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm, Jan Kleihues has given the heart of Berlin a touch of fi ve-star fl air. Walk through the door and you expect to see feather boas and cigarette holders; this is pure homage to the age of the Golden Twenties, an impression of Berlin prevalent throughout the western world at the time. Inside and outside Art Déco breathes splendour. The straight lines of walnut and smoked oak and moon gold on the ceiling are the backdrop for the rooms. They contain the furnishings for lobbies, restaurants, bars, rooms, suites and club lounges designed by Jan Kleihues together with Walter Knoll.