Destination Bodrum. Stay in a luxury hideaway – The Marmara 5-Star Resort in Bodrum Contributed by 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, and much of the…Continue Reading “Get in touch with the Billionaire’s club – Luxury hideaway – The Marmara in Bodrum”

“The Roosevelt” in New Orleans. Contributed by travel writer by Jens Hoffmann Architecture and music is everywhere. The name – which for nearly a half-century meant the finest luxury accommodations, entertainment and dining, as well as world-famous beverages and celebrities – returned to New Orleans, reborn as a Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
 The luxury 5-star hotel was opened in 1893, later on the hotel was purchased by a group of investors and renamed “The Roosevelt Hotel” (in honor of former president Theodore Roosevelt). The Grand Hotel…Continue Reading “I miss New Orleans – Waldorf Astoria The Roosevelt”

Singapore – a city in the garden Contributed by Jens Hoffmann. A foodtrip brought me to the garden city, full of tropical plants all over the island. Now, with the help of innovative environ­ mental technology, this lush foliage will be encouraged to grow skywards, adding a welcome touch of green, inside and out, to an increasing number of high-rise buildings in this metropolis of millions. Spectacular architecture and abundant vegetation are not the only arms in a combat to counter Singapore’s reputation as a…Continue Reading “Asia’s new marvel in green – Singapore”

Sawasdee, my lovely Bangkok – Review Millennium Hilton Hotel Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Bangkok can be as bewildering as it is bewitching. There are few things to do to make the most of Thailand’s exuberant capital, filling your days with luxury feelings, massages, street food, impressive temples and lively bars. “The City of Angels” began as a trading centre and port community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River some 200 years ago. Today, while the city is up to speed…Continue Reading “Smooth as silk – Review Millennium Hilton Hotel in Bangkok”

Destination Tuscany – My #Chianti Classico experience Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann A trip through Tuscany is all about wine and food. Aromas and colors in the heart of Tuscany, lovely weather, cypress and olive trees, fine food and lovely “Chianti Classico” wines. Tuscany is not in Italy, Italy is the Tuscany, Johan Wolfgang Goethe wrote this in his famous travelstory “Italienreise”. The Chianti Classico region is home to the Black Rooster (#Chianti Classico), the epitome of the Italian way of life with beautiful…Continue Reading “The European Art of Taste – Chianti Classico / Tuscany”

Travel Iliinois Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Ilinois is located in the Midwest, the US-state offers a lot of agriculture, a wide, flat “fly-over-land”. But Ilinois is also a place for explorers and connoisseurs with scenic corners, interesting places, over 300 golf courses and Abraham Lincoln as the most famous citizen, he lived here 30 years before he was elected US President and moved to Washington in the White House. Great River Road in Illinois in the heart of America. It represents four centuries…Continue Reading “Travel Illinois – Great Rivers Ilinois”

Destination Monaco. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Monaco is considered a place of bourgeoisie, the rich and famous enjoy it here, the sun shines 300 days a year, the helicopters hover over the city-state and fly every minute between Nice and Monaco. Once a year the Grand Prix of Extravaganza takes place here. Formula 1 is not without reason station in Monte Carlo. No race is like the classic in Monte Carlo. Ferraris everywhere, cheap lifestyle does not exist, diamonds and pearls, luxury shopping,…Continue Reading “Unsurpassed luxury : Visiting the “PokerStars” event in Monte Carlo”

Destination Marrakesh. Contributed by travel writer Jens Hoffmann I am in love with Marrakesh the “red” city. In the red city the sky is a Wagnerian celebration: indigo with pinpricks of starlight, deep sapphire, cerulean, its colors are funneling down through the horizon in the wake of the setting sun. We checked in @ the La Mamounia. No need to introduce the legend, one of the most famous hotels in the world. It is located in the legendary city Marrakesh. The vivid sounds of the…Continue Reading “La Mamounia & the 1001 secrets of Marrakesh”

Destination Sylt. By feature reporter Jens Hoffmann I was on Sylt, the island is a unique spot with natural beauty and singular culture. The 5* Superior Hotel Landhaus Stricker is located in Tinnum, between Westerland and Kampen. The Landhaus Stricker is since years one of the Relais & Chateaux hotels. Holger Bodendorf started a traditional restaurant in 2001 with his wife and extended it later on with a small five-star hotel. Holger Bodendorf serves a cuisine with Southern French accents in a Mediterranean setting. His…Continue Reading “Rest in style – Landhaus Stricker on Sylt”

Review Hyatt House Hotel in Dusseldorf. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann. A higlight in every sense of the word. The traditional location looks back on a colourful history. Yes, it was fun. The first hotel of the Hyatt House brand opened in Dusseldorf’s Andreas Quartier. The location of the luxury hotel is more than extraordinary, it is located in the former district court house. Easily accessible from the main train station and the airport. The location has a special flair and gets through the…Continue Reading “Pillow talk – Hyatt House in Dusseldorf”

My “AquaX” food experience Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann. I had a lovely 4-Hands Dinner by two three Michelin star cooks. Sven Elverfeld & Rasmus Kofoed at the “Aqua” in Wolfsburg. 4-Hands Dinner with Rasmus Kofoed from restaurant Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark as a guest chef at restaurant Aqua. On the occasion of holding three MICHELIN stars for ten years in a row, Rasmus Kofoed and Sven Elverfeld prepared a unique eight-course menu. Amazing. Since its opening the luxury hotel has been enchanting me…Continue Reading “4-Hands Dinner by Sven Elverfeld & Rasmus Kofoed in the restaurant Aqua in Wolfsburg”

London by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Amazing, elegant, funky; London attracts me always. Many people get stuck on London and carries them aplomb. It’s all down to the people, the gentlemen of Mayfair, hipster from Camden Town, celebs from High Gate, macchiato mummies and curling parents from Kensington and foodies from everywhere. It was a long time ago, more than 2000 years that this city started out on its story. That was when the Romans founded their settlement of Londinium on the banks of River…Continue Reading “London Calling – The Laslett Hotel in London”