Similar to entering a ritzy curio shop, where touching anything would summon a gloved associate to replace the item, the Adlon store is all about getting into your wallet. Like Westin, you can purchase the bedding of the Adlon, or its room furniture. But that's not all fancy dropping another 4,000 Euro on a Berlin-made Askania watch? Maybe you'll find an audio history of the hotel more to your liking; it's just the thing to accompany a 20 Euro, 2 GB flash drive engraved with the hotel's logothat's so last year's hot free promotional giveaway item.
While we're well aware that a hotel wouldn't be selling this stuff if there wasn't a market for it, we're still surprised that the Adlon can get away with such a boringly uppity selection. It's almost like if Skymall offered a special version for first class passengers, complete with cigars. Needless to say, we didn't buy anything at the Hotel Adlon shop; we've already got a very nice wine bottle opener, thank you very much, and we didn't stay in a 2,000 Euro+ suite overseas to find it.