Art'Otel Ermelerhaus Berlin, Wallstrasse 70-73; tel. 011-49-30-240-620, fax 011-49-30-240-62-222; opened in 1997 with 109 rooms, two restaurants and about 300 works by contemporary artist George Baselitz, displayed in guest rooms and public areas. Atmosphere is theatrical, arty and modern, in the center of Berlin. Double rooms $165-$215.
Where to eat: Reinhard's Restaurant, Kurfurstendamm 190, local tel. 881-1621; a high-toned bistro on the main drag. Dinner main dishes up to $23, English menus available.
Carpe Diem, 576-77 Savigny Passage, tel. 313-2728; a stylish place offering continental cuisine under barrel-vaulted brick ceilings. Every few minutes, you sense the rumble of a passing train on the elevated tracks to the Savignyplatz station nearby, but it's atmospheric, not bothersome. Entrees up to $23, but many diners choose tapas combinations.
Cafe Wintergarten in Literaturhaus, Fasanenstrasse 23, tel. 882-5414; a prime breakfast spot. Champagne breakfast about $16. 31, restaurant of the Bleibtreu Hotel (address and phone above), specializes in organic fare served in arty, modern dining room. Dinner main courses up to $20.
For more information: German National Tourist Office, 122 E. 42nd St., 52nd Floor, New York, NY 10168; tel. (212) 661-7200, fax (212) 661-7174, Internet http://www.germany-tourism .de.