Category: Germany

Witness an eclipse of a different kind

To witness the next solar eclipse, you have to wait until 11th July 2010. But if you’re in the area of Papenburg, Germany, you can see Celebrity Eclipse right now.  The third in Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse showed off her sleek profile Sunday as she emerged for the first time
New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week.  There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe.  They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzbühel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand
Fashion faux-pas by Rihanna?

Fashion faux-pas by Rihanna?

Don’t you just hate it when you turn up somewhere, only to find someone else is wearing an identical garment?  I wonder how Rihanna felt when she emerged from the Hotel de Rome in Berlin today and found herself being upstaged by the doorman…
Mövenpick Hotel Berlin with special offer marking 20 years since fhe fall of the wall

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin with special offer marking 20 years since fhe fall of the wall

The Mövenpick Hotel Berlin is offering a particularly attractive package to coincide with the start of the 2009 anniversary year. “Berlin Changing Times”: two nights’ accommodation with a lot of extras for EUR 169 per person.   With 2009 marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the whole world is turning
The best airport in the world

The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place.   The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. Zürich 5. München 6.
Berlin's flying hotel bed

Berlin's flying hotel bed

At the Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin, there’s a bed with a difference. Their “flying” bed can be found in one of the hotel’s many themed rooms.   The king size wooden bed is in fact suspended from the roof but a floor with a 15-degree incline helps to complete the illusion, as does
Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

The trend towards luxury train travel appears to be increasing for travellers who enjoy a relaxing time watching the world go by in sumptuous surroundings, whilst also knowing exactly how their budget is being spent (being that many such journeys include most meals and drinks). And travellers should be pleased to know that short European
The only two-star Michelin restaurant in Berlin

The only two-star Michelin restaurant in Berlin

The Regent Berlin’s Fischer’s Fritz Restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars for the second year running.  Led by  Chef de Cuisine Christian Lohse, one of Germany’s most prestigious chefs,  Fischer’s Fritz is a haute seafood restaurant featuring French culinary influences and fresh, locally sourced produce. And Lohse is no strange to  top-rated Michelin restaurants
Europe's top 10 luxury hotels?

Europe's top 10 luxury hotels?

Tripadvisor sent me an email yesterday, outlining their top 10 European luxury hotels.   In numerical order, they are as follows: The Ritz-Carlton Berlin, Germany   Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece Hotel Le Palais, Czech Republic   The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, England   Hotel Prinsenhof, Belgium   Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Hungary   Rudding

Top rated hotels looking to be downgraded?

Earlier this year I met an accommodation provider whose property had a four-star grading, and probably a good four star at that. When I quizzed him as to whether he would be pursuing a fifth star, he was a little hesitant. He said that he probably wouldn’t, arguing that it would make his business less
Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?   Look no further… Tripadvisor claim to have found them  in their ‘top 10 hot hotels’ list.   Here it is: Sanderson Hotel London, England   Front Hotel, Denmark   Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy, Germany     Britania Hotel, Portgual   Dream Bangkok, Thailand   DO & CO
The best bed in the world?

The best bed in the world?

How important is a really good quality bed to you?   It’s an issue that I’ve paid attention to more and more in recent times (my wife had a slipped disc that required surgery, just over 12 months ago) and so I was interested to hear that the Vi Spring is the bed of choice

Attitude Hotels

Founded by Pedro Castro, Attitude Hotels is a new hotel brand specifically geared towards gays and lesbians of a discerning nature. They offer a selection of over twenty-five hotels in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the USA. By next year, the objective is to propose

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Europe, according to Tripadvisor

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin – Berlin, Germany Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Mykonos, Greece Hotel Le Palais – Prague, Czech Republic The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel – London, England Hotel Prinsenhof – Brugge, Belgium Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal – Budapest, Hungary Rudding Park Hotel – Harrogate, England Swissotel Berlin – Berlin, Germany Four Seasons Hotel George
Take advantage of Grand Hyatt Berlin's great location

Take advantage of Grand Hyatt Berlin's great location

Since reunification in 1990, Berlin has evolved into a dynamic, sexy and creative city where a surprising lightheartedness lurks beneath an austere exterior. It has emerged as Europe’s avant-garde cultural hub, and New York architect Tony Chi has embodied the spirit of the city in this wonderful hotel. Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel anchors the newly
All-business-class flights from Lufthansa

All-business-class flights from Lufthansa

Lufthansa has begun flying all-business-class Boeing 737 flights between Frankfurt and Newark, arriving in the Big Apple at 11.20am local time. The planes have 44 “lie-flat” seats, power ports for notebooks, integrated reading lamps and  generous tabletop areas. Passengers also get their choice of a dedicated limousine shuttle to and from Manhattan or a helicopter