The company rocks the hotel market: The 100th house – the flagship SO/ Paris – officially opened its doors just now in Paris. This significant milestone follows a period of strong growth. The development is based on a strong pipeline with a focus on Europe, the Middle East, North and Central America and Asia. Ennismore’s brands and properties forge unique connections with local and international guests through significant cultural programming and an authentic flavor of restaurants and bars. F&B revenue accounts for around 50 percent…Continue Reading “Hotel News: Ennismore, the world’s fastest-growing lifestyle hotel operator, is pleased to announce the achievement of a significant milestone: the opening of its 100th hotel”

Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Sanuk. Wow, the Lobby at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is like a puzzle. The heart of the hotel, is a destination in itself. The Lobby has played host to loyal guests and international visitors – their favourite spot to see and be seen. Somerset Maugham used his hotel room as a hospital when he came down with malaria. John Le Carré wrote much of “The Honourable Schoolboy” in one of the suites. And Noël Coward would spend hours gazing down…Continue Reading “Hotels we love. The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok”

The shaman of travel on Ibiza From the series “Hotels to fall in love with” Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann The Balearic island of Ibiza is a special island, rich in exoticism and magic. Many myths and rumors surround the island and its little sister island Es Vedrà. For some it is the last visible part of Atlantis. It attracts several million tourists every summer. With its legendary nightlife and world-famous DJs, it is considered as a spiritual party island. But you can also…Continue Reading “Lovely time on Ibiza – Hotel Can Lluc”

Boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” the Michelin chefs say. Housed in the centuries-old building that was once Paris’s stock exchange, the Bourse de Commerce-Collection Pinault museum was renovated by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. It is one of many cultural institutions that opened in Paris over the past two years. The future is looking bright for the award-winning chef Thibault Sombardier. Last year, under financial pressure from successive coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions on…Continue Reading “Cities we love – Paris”

By Jens Hoffmann Brazil and especially Rio de Janeiro is a bit under pressure but worth a visit. It is a big country — bigger than Australia, and far too large to try to cover in one visit — so we’ve designed a special itinerary that takes in the best of the natural wonders. Do you know where beach related jobs generate three billion dollars, do you know Rio? I love it. Hang loose beach style, next to the beach the right hotel is the…Continue Reading “Cities we love – Rio de Janeiro”

Perfect elegance – Skopelos on the Sporades The charms of Skopelos “Mamma Mia Island” Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann I love the Mamma Mia movie. Here’s the plot. A beautiful girl named Sofie is getting married to a British guy on Skopelos. Both of them are dewy with youth. The girl has secretly invited three men from her mom’s past, each of whom may be her biological father. Hilarity ensues. That’s about it, a perfect (ABBA) musical with a easy plot. The main location…Continue Reading “Islands we love: The “Mamma Mia Island” Skopelos in Greece”

THe Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel Contributed by Jens Hoffmann If you like cool city style and places with a view you must check-in at the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel. Situated over Nagayo train station, you will find this luxurious residence for discerning visitors to Nagoya. Situated in the city center the Marriott Associa is the perfect place from which to explore the city. Consisting of three towers, all of them are over 50 floors high. The hotel is above the train station, in a one…Continue Reading “My hotel tip: The Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel”

72 hours in Bodrum The luxury hideaway “The Marmara” (a 5-star resort in Bodrum) Contributed by influencer & feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Bodrum is nick-named the “St. Tropez of Turkey”, if you look for a special and luxury destination you should travel to Bodrum. Travel means living twice. Indeed. We spend fantastic days in Bodrum. The Bodrum Peninsula lies opposite the Greek island of Kos. With its marinas, clubs and citizens from Istanbul, the feel of the peninsula is truly European. Development is carefully monitored,…Continue Reading ““St. Tropez of Turkey” – Hotel Marmara in Bodrum”

48 hours in Singapore Contributed by Jens Hoffmann A press & influencer trip to Singapore. First of all, I like the garden city. Singapore’s main island is sometimes described as diamond-shaped — fitting, perhaps, since the sparkling city, which had a starring role in the movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” is known for its materialistic pursuits. But look past Singapore’s shiny veneer and you’ll find a compression of Chinese, Indian, Malay and other heritages reaching back far beyond the city state’s half-century history as an independent…Continue Reading “48 hours in Singapore – the ups and downs of life”

It was simply time for something new,” says Holger Bodendorf. That’s why he not only completely rebuilt his Michelin-starred restaurant Bodendorf’s, which has been open for 20 years, but also reduced the opening hours to four days a week. Also the kitchen was consistently sharpening with his executive chef Denis Brühl. “We are focusing even more on the classics and presenting more minimalist plates,” Bodendorf explains. In the future, guests will get to see the kitchen team much more often, as dishes like beet in…Continue Reading “Michelinstar restaurant Bodendorf – Landhaus Stricker Sylt”

Winetour to the South of Greece, the Peloponnese and Crete By feature reporter and influencer Jens Hoffmann The first thing that most people think of when they think of Greek wine is retsina, a resinated white wine – a relic of the country’s long wine-growing history and from the time when wines were transported in amphorae sealed with pine resin. Today, the Greek wines bring together the best of the wine worlds: an intense, fresh fruit known from the new world, with the structure, good…Continue Reading “The Shaman of travel in Greece”

Airbus A380 first class suites will become closer to hotel suites and private jet experiences Contributed by influencer Jens Hoffmann The french designer Pierrejean creates its second generation of superjumbo suites. A series of concepts to convey a luxurious ‘five-star feel’ of what commercial first class could be like. He is well-known and made his name designing luxury yachts and interiors for private and commercial aircraft – and he clearly brought those exclusive influences into these inspirational treatments. The upper deck of the Airbus A380…Continue Reading “The captain is your ticket A380”