When you are traveling non-stop for work, there are a few things that really help - excellent luggage and a production-friendly hotel.
I'm in love with my luggage. Yes, it all matches and I might be biased because it's a German company, but Rimowa is truly the best! The Rimowa Salsa Air luggage might be a hefty investment, but it has held up for years and will continue to do so. It is exceptionally light-weight yet very sturdy with a protective hard shell that has a bit of give to it, and the four wheels make it super easy to handle. I'm often juggling a few of these at once in various sizes. The set also looks pretty chic and it wears well. Yes, Rimowa, I am available for your next photo shoot!
The Hotel Adlon is my go-to spot in Berlin. It is traditional, rather than a hip boutique hotel, but the service is impeccable (see my top hat-wearing bellman/sherpa below) and the location is historic (right near the Brandenburg Gate which once divided East & West Germany). Need a production rate? Let me know!