Born and raised in Berlin, André started as an intern as Hotel Adlon Kempinski was being reborn in 1997. He left for Paris and Spain, and returned to the hotel as head concierge in 2010, and since then, he has been living in Prenzlauer Berg, one of the hippest parts of Mitte. “I love living in the city,” he says, explaining that his apartment is just a ten-minute bike ride from Hotel Adlon Kempinski. In his free time, he likes to try out different restaurants and bars at least twice a week so he’s up-to-date on all the latest hotspots around the city, and can guide guests with his insider knowledge. He maintains a friendly working relationship with restaurant owners and can often get a reservation even when no tables are available.