Berlin: legacy and glamour at the PanAm lounge
Pan American Airways has long been not only one of the founding brands of the airline space, but has also left a legacy of its own era... until 1991 when it collapsed. Luckily, its penthouse with a Berlin address, Eden House, remains intact and open for glam occasions!
PanAm, that was first launched in 1927 as a small airline bridging Florida and Cuba, soon became an iconic mammoth pioneering innovation and shaping the airline industry; all with a brand and logo, (aka known as "the blue meatball") that emanated class.
Eden House was once used by flight crews for meetings, relaxation and personal time off in Berlin. Its famous Fireside Room has been reported as hosting world famous personalities such as Gregory Peck, Louis Armstrong and Kirk Douglas. Soon enough in the 1960s it became the spot for parties spanning until the early hours of the morning.
In 2013 Natascha Bonnermann wholeheartedly renovated the Penthouse safeguarding an important piece of her beloved city's history, allowing the dream to endure and getting the party started. Since then, it's been often used at exclusive occasions and we feel lucky to have attended one.
If you're ever there, please don't miss it!
Pulling up and turning downwind for final approach and landing, I looked at the beautiful Miami Airport and the city it serves. We all realized this would be the last time. Our wheels touched for the last time in a Pan American aircraft—the last time for a scheduled revenue flight of any kind for this historic airline." - Captain Mark S Pyle on PanAm's last flight
Photos: Dimitris Kossyfas and Lars Huebner