Baden Baden the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and more | Baden Baden, Germany | So my travel during the month of February, took me to Frankfurt, Germany on a work trip, where I managed to escape for a one night relaxing experience in Baden Baden, with as lovely stay at the Grande Dame of this spa and wellness destination, the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa by Oetker Collection. Below you will be able to see and read my overall experience, of my slightly over 48 hours in Germany. The main reason of my trip, was as part of the team of Fashion Designer RUBINSINGER, to do the first ever Fashion Show 30K feet up on the air, onboard Lufthansa’s Boeing 747 Double Deck, as we crossed the Atlantic from Europe on to New York Fashion Week. So before all this took place, I made sure to unwind in stye at Brenners Park Hotel & Spa, and enjoy a brief visit to the charming spa town of Baden Baden. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Baden Baden. Continue reading Baden Baden the iconic Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and more
Tales of a day exploring Berlin | Berlin, Germany | This was our first day exploring Berlin. This was my third time in the city, which I knew well, so I took Rubin and our friend Fred, around for a quick tour of the essentials and highlights of the Berlin. We visited the Brandenburg Gate, the Parliament, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berliner Mauer and some museums. Later we checked into our hotel, the lovely Hotel de Rome by Rocco Forte, and that night we came to the trendiest spot in the city, the Das Stue Hotel, to enjoy a wonderful dinner at CINCO by Chef Paco Perez. Enough for a day, after a long 8 hours flight on Air Berlin, and a full day exploring the city, and saving energy for a long week ahead over New Years Eve with friends from around the world in Germany. Continue reading Tales of a day exploring Berlin
Fischers Fritz at Regent Berlin | Berlin, Germany | Intimate, sophisticated and cozy. If there is something I like more than an old glamour restaurant and Michelin starred cuisine, is a decadent Filthy Vodka Martini. When a restaurant combines them all, and brag about having the only Bespoke Martini Trolley in the European mainland, then I feel I have died and found heaven. Located on the ground floor of the darling Regent Hotel Berlin, considered by Conde` Nast Traveller to be one of the ‘best places to stay in the world,’ the Regent Berlin is one of the best 5 star hotels in Berlin that prides itself on impeccable service and first-class amenities in the heart of one of Europe’s most compelling cities. Close to the city’s famous “Friedrichstraße” and its magnificent “Unter den Linden” boulevard. Located in the centre of the city on the Gendarmenmarkt alongside the French and German Cathedrals. Continue reading Fischers Fritz at Regent Berlin
CINCO Restaurant at Das Stue | Berlin, Germany | If there is a hot spot in Berlin these days, it would have to be the new Das Stue Hotel and all its food and beverage outlets, which include the fine dinning 5 – Cinco by Paco Pérez, the first project of four-times Michelin starred Catalonian Chef Paco Pérez outside of Spain. Cinco, Spanish for five, tickles all five senses, from eyes to tongue, and also represents the five fingers of the hand, symbolizing the handcrafted flavours of Pérez’s culinary art. Cinco fine dining awakens the emotions with avant-garde taste experiences. In November 2013 the Michelin Guide awarded Cinco its first Michelin star. The design of the room, by Patricia Urquiola, is cosy and avant-garde, while understated and simple. I loved the open views to the kitchen. Our only comment, seating in the middle main tables, since we were four, was that the lights were too bright. Other than than that Cinco was indeed a treat to all senses. Continue reading CINCO Restaurant at Das Stue
Air Berlin Non-Stop nach Berlin | Berlin, Germany | After a ten days break, I am back to work and ready to take over 2014 with a full year of global travels and adventures. During this break, first in over six years, we visited Berlin in Germany, over New Years Eve. Since we were going there only for 7 days, we looked for the most direct and easy way to get to our chosen destination, and after some research, I found out that Air Berlin, was the only option, as for that moment, connecting New York City and Berlin, with no stops. Continue reading Air Berlin Non-Stop nach Berlin
New Years Survival List to Berlin | Berlin, Germany | We have decided to spend our New Years Eve with friends from around the world in Berlin this year, and I have been doing some research on the NYE Survival List for our time there. This is not my first time there, but it has been a year since my last visit, so I have used the expert help and recommendations of friend and colleague Henrik Tidefjaerd with Berlinagenten. We will be staying at the stunning Hotel de Rome by Rocco Forte Hotels, where I have stayed before and loved it. Anyhow, I will be doing a quick trip to Berlin next week, invited by Air Berlin to try and review their brand new Business Class. A Press Trip to Germany for 5 days which will include Berlin, Dresden and culminates in Dusseldorf for the unveiling of their special holiday livery aircraft. The trip is all about holiday traditions Germany and will visit where nut crackers are manufactured, learn how to prepare a holiday meal and some other exciting events. But back to the main purpose of this post, find below the NYE Survival List to Berlin. Hope you enjoy it and if you see me around, stop and say HI and Happy New Year. !!! BTW for those of you that do not get the photo above, is me right on the line where the Berlin Wall used to be. Continue reading New Years Survival List to Berlin
NapCabs at Munich International Airport | Munich, Germany | One of the best travel ideas I have seen in years, which I hope will extend globally. How about your own room/cabin right next to your flight boarding gate. Comfort and privacy for passengers inside airport terminals Making the stay at the airport more pleasant an comfortable is the idea behind NapCabs. Rent by the hour (EUR 10) and pay as you go, for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 12.
NapCabs offer the perfect solution for passengers and airports, to enter the next level of comfort inside airport terminals. Self service, pay as you go, and for as many hours you want solution. Unfortunately I did not have time to try them myself, since I was just connecting flights with Lufthansa from Moscow to Paris, but next time I will, since I hope this brilliant idea will replicate around the world.
I mean most airports charge and average of EUR 5 per hour for the WiFi connection, therefore, you might as well pay the extra EUR 5 and have a pleasant time at the airport while in transit. Enjoy Ethernet Internet connection, use your own desk, and take a nice flat rest while you wait for your connection. For more information www.napcabs.net. So civilized of course had to be in Germany and at the Lufthansa Terminal. !!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Mauer Park Flea Market | Berlin, Germany | Mauerpark is a public park in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district in the former West Berlin. The name translates to “Wall Park,” referring to its status as a former part of the Berlin Wall and its Death Strip. Panoramic views, street art, live performers, flea market and lots of food and beer. It takes place every Sunday and it is FREE. Continue reading Mauer Park Flea Market in Berlin
Check Point Charlie | Berlin, Germany | The name given by the Western Allies to the point between the East and the West of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. The Berlin Wall “Berlin Mauer” itself, should not be missed, and also the visit to the museum. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also know as the Holocaust Memorial designed on a site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. Continue reading Check Point Charlie
Hotel de Rome my choice in Berlin | Berlin, Germany| Where did I stay while in Berlin, at the stunning, strategically located and chic Hotel de Rome by Rocco Forte Hotels. If there is a hotel to choose and be in while visiting Berlin, this is your ultimate option. Continue reading Hotel de Rome my choice in Berlin