Spring 2018

Berlin, Germany

Germany’s capital is one of the most visited destinations in Europe. Now, the city is proving that it’s an attractive destination for business travellers as well as tourists

For many years, Berlin has been one of the most popular city destinations in Europe. No city reinvents itself at such a rapid pace as the German capital. Home to Germany’s parliament building, the international fair and congress centre Messegelände, and a bustling gallery district, Berlin is a versatile metropolis.

In 2006, it became one of just 22 cities to be awarded City of Design status by UNESCO. Business travellers with little time to explore the city should think about what they want to get out of their trip to Berlin.

Berlin’s eventful history differentiates it from other European cities such as London and Paris. Here, east and west meet, mixing modernism and nostalgia. Key sights to fit into any trip to Berlin include the Brandenburg Gate, the KaDeWe mall, the flea market at Mauerpark and the Oberbaum Bridge with its view of the Spree River.

Berlin’s local transport network is uncomplicated and extensive, providing access to every important conference venue and tourist destination

By following the Berlin Wall, which runs through the entire city, visitors will discover interesting sights such as the Berlin Wall Memorial and the East Side Gallery.

From A to B
Urban transportation in Berlin is reliable, safe and inexpensive. In the face of global developments such as digitalisation, urbanisation and resource shortages, the German capital wants to ensure an ecological, economical and sustainable solution for transportation within the city.

One way the city has improved its transport options is by providing Pedelecs – rentable electric bicycles that are distributed among train and subway stations to guarantee easy movement throughout the city. Alternatively, visitors can choose to rent an electric car, for which Ellington Hotel Berlin provides charging stations within its car park.

For those opting to use public transport, Berlin’s local transport network is uncomplicated and extensive, providing access to every important conference venue and tourist destination without problems.

After a busy day of conferences and business meetings, visitors can treat themselves to some of Berlin’s culinary specialities – for instance, a delicious dinner with several elaborate courses at Ellington Hotel Berlin’s Restaurant DUKE.

Luxury hospitality
As well as an abundance of sightseeing options, Berlin boasts a range of high-quality hotels at excellent prices, making any stay in the city a convenient one. Ellington Hotel Berlin boasts one especially unique offer: here, businesswomen in particular will find accommodation to suit their needs.

The Ladies Empire room offers a yoga mat with an instructional DVD, a relaxing foot spa, high-end wellness products by Dr Hauschka and the option to order a massage directly to your room. Visitors with an event or a gala scheduled for the evening can book a make-up artist and a hairstylist to come to their room as well.

Berlin’s combination of historically important monuments, a seamless transport network and numerous convention venues makes the city an ideal choice for a business trip, and the Ellington Hotel Berlin will accommodate any guest.