I love Berlin. I am in love with the laid back feel and the great atmosphere. I recently visited the city for the third time and, as Fashion Week was happening, all the people hanging around were super cool and very well dressed.
This time I stayed at the Hotel de Rome. It is beautiful, in a great location, with big rooms and great service. It’s a little expensive, but it is a five-star hotel and considered one of the best in the city.
But, if you are searching for something more lively, my suggestion would be the Hotel Soho House.
For those who don't know, SoHo House is a chain of hotels (with the exception of the one in Los Angeles which is also a restaurant and bar). In order to get in, people must have SoHo membership. It's worth it because it always draws the cool people. I love it!
Obviously I did a fashion tour of Berlin - literally! One of my best finds was the VOO Store, a concept store with various hip designers and a sunglasses collection that will drive you crazy!
There was also Lala Berlin, a local designer who is proving a big hit right now. She is the darling of Berlin's coolest residents.
In order to taste the best of the local Asian cuisine; go to Dudu, (but make a reservation). It is "the spot" to go to and is always crowded. What to order? The seafood bowl and the fried Philadelphia would be my choice.
The Royal Grill is one of the best restaurants in Germany. Cool ambiance, cool people and a delicious experience. Order... EVERYTHING!