Plus One Berlin
When arriving in a online pharmacy no prescription foreign city for the first time, what hip traveler hasn't wished for a plugged-in local to take them around and show them all the truly cool stuff that never makes it into the guidebook? If you're heading to Berlin, you'll be able to do just that.
Berlin's always been a city on the cutting edge of new trends. Now British ex-pat and former PR manager for the Design Hotels Group Clare Freeman is taking hospitality to a new level with Plus One Berlin, an exciting concept that blends local knowledge, great design, and a sense of adventure for a totally fresh approach to tourism.
Guests at Plus One stay in a remodeled one-room loft in Berlin's artsy Kreuzkölln neigborhood, a location chosen for its proximity to all the stuff hip tourists crave: funky cafes, hidden bars, popular restaurants, art galleries, and other overlooked-yet-cool spots.
The apartment, which sleeps 1-3 guests and has balcony, kitchenette, and multi-functional living area, was designed by Berlin-based architects Paola Bagna of spamroom and John Paul Coss of CossA.
The pair used a combination of new and salvaged materials to kit out the loft. However, the loft space is hardly the coolest thing about Plus One Berlin. Freeman's main innovation is in the name of the concept itself: Plus One.
When guests book a stay at Plus One Berlin they're given a list of friendly locals, ranging from DJs to vintage shop owners, and the ability to schedule a time to hang out in the city; thus "Plus One". Plus One gives guests the option of scheduling either 30 minutes with the local of their choice or, for the "full experience", a 3-5 hour hangout session. The local might take the guest to a private party or a hip event that wouldn't be on the radar otherwise. Less adventurous travelers can decline the invitation to hang out and instead receive a list of cool things curated by the local themselves. All for a flat nightly rate of €120!
Plus One Berlin was launched in March of 2012, but has already received a lot of press and no wonder: the concept
is cutting edge and super cool, much like Berlin itself. Freeman plans on expanding the Plus One brand throughout Europe, starting with another Berlin-based apartment. We look forward to seeing the concept as it develops. Check out their website here. If you want to become a local, send Plus One an e-mail here.