Grand Openings: Block Star

Allied bombing raids during World War II nearly destroyed the city of Dresden in eastern Germany, but the town’s center has been restored over the years and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Set near the über-Baroque Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in the heart of Dresden, the new Hotel Suitess fits right in with its historic surroundings. The 21-room property, which opened in October, occupies a block of eight adjoining townhouses. Each of the guest rooms is distinct in design, though all share a Biedermeier-inspired decor that is free of gimmickry yet rife with modern amenities—plasma TVs, wired Internet access (the owner thinks that WiFi disturbs sleep), Hermès bath products, and more.

Austrian chef Alois Koepf, who earned two Michelin stars while at De France in Wiesbaden, Germany, changes his menu daily at the Suitess’ Maurice restaurant. One floor above Maurice, on the roof, is a small but efficient wellness area with a sauna, treatment rooms for massages and facials, and a deck overlooking Dresden’s city center. Hotel Suitess, +49.351.41.727.0, www.suitess-hotel.com ($281–$486)

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