From the series: “The Shaman of Traveling” Tunis – the city of fashion Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Tunis, Europe’s outpost on the African continent is an intermediate world and a joyful place. I went there for the “Fashion Week Tunis 2019”. Truly a discovery, a city between Europe and Africa that embraces all cultures and makes travelers happy. Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, has been offering fashion fashion for eleven years, a fashion spectacle in the old amphitheater of Kathargo. A city I Love; I…Continue Reading “Tunis – the city of fashion”

Cities we love – The Banyan Tree Hotel – Lumpini Park in Bangkok (Sathorn) Arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, my favourite airport in the “City of Angels”, where I lived and worked from 2006 to 2009. The name means Golden Land and I feel always great here. I checked-in at the Banyan Tree Hotel. The hotel is located in Sathorn. The growin presence of hotel bars with buzz has the attention of tourism insiders and influencer. The Banyan tree hotel bar is convenient for visitors…Continue Reading “The Banyan Tree Hotel in BKK”

French joy and serenity – The 25hours Hotel “Das Tour” in Dusseldorf From the series “Traveling in Germany” By Jens Hoffmann Dusseldorf is a discovery, it has an excellent boutique hotel scene and in summer the city offers a french mediterranean flair. We checked in at the 25hours Hotel “Das Tour”. “Savoir vivre” a declaration of love to France. Many times I was in the 25hours hotels. And every time I was surprised with something new: always an invitation to enjoy the time. The hotel…Continue Reading “Come as you are – 25hours Hotel in Dusseldorf”

Destination Sylt By feature reporter Jens Hoffmann I love Sylt, the island is a unique spot with natural beauty and singular culture. In the 5* Hotel Stadt Hamburg guests are able to experience the allure of a true legend. The hotel is located in Westerland. It belongs to the 12.18. Investment Management Group Dusseldorf. Savoir vivre and hanseatic style have had a firm place for over hundred years. The Frisian house with Hanseatic air offers high-quality gastronomy and a wonderful view of the dunes and…Continue Reading “Lovely days on Sylt – Hotel Stadt Hamburg”

Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg in Cologne – Königswinter Anthony Sarpong new Culinary Director By Jens Hoffmann The Michelin Star chef is the new Culinaric Director in Königswinter. He is presenting his “New International Dining concept” at the wine restaurant Ferdinand Wine & Dine – Inspired by Anthony. It was a great experience. Yummy. Just like a castle, the striking Steigenberger Grand Hotel Petersberg stands tall over the “Siebengebirge” and the river Rhine. The 5-star Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg in Königswinter is a place of true grandeur and…Continue Reading “Fine dining – Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg”

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards took place on 25/6/19 at Marina Bay Sands. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, is a high class event. New this year, a gender parity policy has been implemented in selecting the voters for the awards, and previously awarded number No.1 restaurants (such as last year’s Osteria Francescana) will be moved to the Best of the Best category and no longer feature in the annual ranking. For the first time in Asia, it…Continue Reading “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2019 in Singapore”

Contributed by Jens Hoffmann What could be better than a trip to the “Taste Corfu Festival” in May? Not very much. Arrival in Kerkyra (Corfu-City). According to the Odyssey, Homer’s classic poem, Odysseus, naked, lost – with no sense of how to return home, was washed ashore in Corfu, the island of the Phaeacians. The locals offered him their hospitality, treating him like a king. They offered him food and wine, performed music and dance and organized events to please him. Through this hospitality he…Continue Reading “Taste Corfu Festival – Hotel Domesmiramare (Luxury Collection)”

New York, New York – big city a dream By global feature reporter Jens Hoffmann The Renwick Hotel New York City, Curio Collection by Hilton is a “One-of-a-kind” property pays homage to the building’s creative heritage. The Renwick Hotel is located at 118 East 40th Street. Once home to John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and other writers. The Hotel is a historic property in the heart of midtown Manhattan, now open as part of Curio collection. Housed in an iconic 1920s brick building, The Renwick Hotel…Continue Reading “The Renwick Hotel New York City – Curio Collection by Hilton”

My private Abu Dhabi Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport. At the heart of this desert area lies the Emirates Palace. Different strokes for different folks, yes for sure. It is Abu Dhabi’s main and iconic landmark, showcasing Arabian culture and hospitality at its finest. Emirates Palace offers a magical location to enjoy the quintessence of award-winning 5-star luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences. From 394 luxurious rooms and suites, to culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an unrivaled…Continue Reading “Luxury desert experience – Kempinski Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi”

Destination Marrakech Cotributed by J. Hoffmann It is not very original to attempt a comparison of a hotel in Marrakech as “a fairy tale of 1001 Nights”. But in the “Royal Palm Marrakech” all the clichés about the Orient seem to come true. The Royal Palm Marrakech is the golf resort No.1 on the outskirts of the city. Only a few minutes by car from Marrakechs center you will find a stylish oasis. The six-star resort offers 137 suites and villas on a spacious and…Continue Reading “Luxury days in the “Royal Palm Hotel” in Marrakech”

Living in rose -Chiang Mai Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Chiang Mai is scenic and cultural–something that will be extremely apparent if you’re coming directly from Bangkok. It’s still a big and bustling city, but much less so than Thailand’s capital city. It’s a great place to really dive into the culture of Thailand, and it’s the perfect base for exploring Northern Thailand’s gorgeous natural landscapes and lovely regional people. A few things you can expect to encounter in Chiang Mai: Lush green mountains, rolling mist,…Continue Reading “Spiritual experience – Le Méridien in Chiang Mai”

Sayonara Tenno, time for a short review. Japan – modern and exotic. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Konnichi wa, Chubu region! Nagoya, the fourth biggest city in Japan is well-known for its amazing cuisine, onsen, style and culture. Indeed, the local restaurants in the region leaves no culinary wishes unfulfilled. The local restaurants beguile even the most pampered palates. Placing great value on fresh ingredients and products you can enjoy, kobe beef, tofu, miso, Unagi (eel), tebasaki chicken, red miso dishes like miso katsu…Continue Reading “The Guru of travel says Sayonara to the Tenno (30/4/19)”