Hotel Pic of the Week: Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome Berlin at Festival of Lights

Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome Berlin, Festival of Lights 2014

The Festival of Lights in Berlin took place for the 11th time this year. During the festival, famous buildings in the city are being used as canvas for still or animated light installations.

Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome in the city centre and next to Staatsoper Unter den Linden, is one of the landmark buildings each one should have on their map when visiting the Festival of Lights.

SK

Hotel Pic of the Week: nhow Hotel Berlin with Berlin Wall

nhow Hotel Berlin
nhow Hotel Berlin, a photo by Corinna Witt on Flickr.

nhow Hotel Berlin
Hotel Exterior with pieces of Berlin Wall (preparing for an exhibition) and Oberbaumbrücke in the background

The nhow Hotel Berlin is the first music hotel and located in the creative heart of Berlin. Universal Studios at Osthafen are not far from the hotel, as well as numerous other media companies. Also in walking distance – o2-World Berlin.

Germany today celebrates the Day of German Unification and in November 25 years Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Hotel Pic of the Week: 25hours Bikini Hotel Berlin

Hotel Lobby Lounge with view over Gedächtniskirche Berlin and Bikini Berlin

The 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is located next to Berlin Zoo and in the very center of Berlin city West. It is part of a newly opened concept mall, the Bikini-Haus. From the Neni Restaurant and Monkey Bar on the 10th floor, the view over the Zoo itself and Berlin is stunning and can only be compared to Hugos Gourmet Restaurant on the 14th floor of InterContinental Hotel Berlin. The hotel concept can be described as urban jungle but see for yourself…

Hotel Pic of the Week: Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin


Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, originally uploaded by Corinna Witt.

Lobby of Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Hotel Adlon has a turbulent history and is one of the most luxurious and famous hotels in Germany. In fact, the very building did not exist for a few years – having been torn down by East Germany’s government it was rebuilt from scratch after reunification.
The hotel’s and it’s founder-family’s story has been turned into a movie which was shown on German TV at the beginning of 2013: www.zdf.de

Google Testing New Sitelink Design

Google seems to be testing a new sitelink design in their search results.
If you need a reminder what sitelinks currently look like, here an example, highlighted in pink:

I’ve seen the new sitelink design on google.de yesterday while searching for hotels in Berlin. However, it has now disappeared which means Google must be testing. Shame, that I haven’t taken a screen shot of the Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin search results in time!
To give you an idea, here is another screen shot of a U.S. Theme Park from Moz:

The new design structures the sitelinks much more clearly and the frame around it makes them more obvious. In fact, this natural search result looks pretty much like the Google knowledge graph on the right or the Google+ profile which is displayed in the same place if a verified Google+ profile of the company exists. The tested sitelink design also takes up a lot more space and will so push alternative search results further down the page.
I’ll be watching out for more testing and keep you up-to-date.
Let me know if you come across similar occurrences, please!

 

Hotel Pic of the Week: nhow Hotel Berlin


nhow Hotel Berlin, originally uploaded by Corinna Witt.

nhow Hotel Berlin is the first music hotel in the creative heart of Berlin. The o2-World Berlin is in walking distance. Everything here is about music and design. It is the only hotel in Europe with 2 professional music studios. nhow Hotel Berlin is part of the NH Hotels group and has a sister design hotel in Milan.