Insiders’ Tip in Berlin Friedrichshain: MICHELBERGER

Posted on | April 22, 2012

A jewel on Warschauer Strasse in Berlin Friedrichshain is Hotel Michelberger. Very Zeitgeist, very comfy – just a cool place to hang out. Make sure you book months before you go to Berlin. This place is hot at the moment and a great place to hunt celebs. http://www.michelbergerhotel.com/

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New York City: THE STANDARD Hotel

Posted on | May 10, 2011

THE STANDARD High Line is not just located where NYC’s pulse is beating, right at the entrance of the High Line and in the center of the Meatpacking District, it’s also around the corner from the GOOGLE headquarters, the SOHO House, an APPLE store, the Gansevoort Hotel and the wonderful Spice Market Restaurant. Sigh. I had the most wonderful time in the BOOM BOOM ROOM on the 18th floor in THE STANDARD when I met my Indian friend Anurag, my US pal Doug and both their friends. Doug introduced me to Craig from Craigs List and I guess you’re anyway there to meet people you know and or don’t know and want to know. The drinks are amazing, the snacks yum yum and the view just pure pleasure. Go there before 7.30 pm otherwise you won’t be able to get in and for heaven’s sake do not wear flip flops.

The entrance of the hotel.

There’s an animation in the hotel lift. I highly advise you to go from the bottom to the top of the hotel a few times – it’s absolutely spectacular. Here’s a little clip for those who cannot be there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKUbtYzMnaE

The bar.

The ceiling.

The waitresses.

Interior.