The latest in luxury lodging in the always dynamic city of Berlin is the newly opened Orania.Berlin, located in the creative Kreuzberg District. Housed within a historic 20th-century building restored by Dietmar Mueller-Elmau with Hilmer Sattler Architects, the Small Luxury Hotels of the World property has 41 rooms with wood floors, luxury furnishings and a minimalist design. Guests can also enjoy a literary salon and living room fitted with a cinema screen, open fireplace, Steinway B piano and soaring windows with views of Berlin’s skyline. The Oranienpalast Café includes a restaurant and bar, with a stage for frequently planned live events including curated nightly classical and jazz performances, DJ nights, poetry slams and readings by Berlin artists and authors. The open kitchen in the on-site restaurant is the domain of Michelin-starred chef Philipp Vogel.
There’s a modern gym and a menu of soothing, restorative spa and beauty treatments. Sister property to the iconic Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps, the Orania.Berlin coddles guests with standard amenities in every room including complimentary WiFi, Nespresso machines, silent heating and cooling systems, soundproof doors, oiled oak floor boards, Samsung flat-screen HD televisions with Apple TV connections and oversized mattresses handmade by Schramm. Other features setting the hotel apart from other luxury properties are handmade Kushkali carpets from Iran; elegant golden lights by designer Enzo Catellani; furnishings from B&B Italia designed by Patricia Urquiola and Antonio Citterio; India-made linens and fabrics designed by London’s Andrew Martin; furniture created in Indonesia for Lambert Home; switches made by Berker in Italy; and bathroom fixtures designed by Antonio Citterio and made by Hans Grohe in Germany.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Hawaiian Airlines will relaunch its service between the island of Maui (OGG) and Las Vegas (LAS) with flights set to begin in December.