Axel Hotels is a unique concept in the world of boutique hotels: they target a primarily gay clientele, although the hotels are very hetero-friendly, too. Axel Hotels has three locations: Barcelona, Berlin and Buenos Aires. The design of the hotels can be described as stylish, urban chic with lots of comfortable lounges for guests and their friends to hang out. All three have a skybar on the terrace, as well as a pool or Jacuzzi with views of the city. Each hotel also has a ground level bar that is completely open to the public, and is the place to see and be seen with its trendy design, music, and cocktails. Furthermore, these bars can be rented out along with other meeting rooms offered for special events.
Each hotel holds special events according to the time of the year. For example, Axel Hotel Berlin has a catwalk and their 5th Avenue Fashion show every last Sunday of the month. After all the festivities, you can then relax at the wellness club where you can rejuvenate body and mind. Whether you are looking for a fun place to stay with your partner or are on the prowl to meet new people, these hotels are great places to hang out.
The Axel Berlin is located in the Schönberg district. The address is Lietzenburger Straße, 13/15, 10789, Schöneberg, Berlin | Tel. (+49) 30 2100 28 93. Schönberg has been the center of gay Berlin since the 1920s. The hotel is only one block from the amazing KaDeWe department store (make sure you check out the fabulous food hall of the store).
The Axel Barcelona is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona with its stately avenues and grand buildings. It is close to many cool designer boutiques, design shops and excellent restaurants. Plaza Catalunya is just a few minutes walk. This hotel reopened in late spring 2010 after an extensive renovation. The address is Aribau 33, 08011 Barcelona, Spain; Tel. (+34) 93 323 93 93.
The Axel Buenos Aires is located in the trendy San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, a lively area filled with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. The address is Venezuela 649, C1095AAM, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Tel. (+54) 11 4136 93 93.