Honey Moon hotspot. Contributed by feature reporter and micro influencer Jens Hoffmann Yasou, white buildings pile atop each other, tumbling toward the water. You can lean out over the wall and look down, past the rounded blue roofs and jumbles of white houses, and see the cruise ships idling in the harbor. My press trip brought me to Thira. The largest town on Santorini, built into a cliff overlooking an ancient volcano, Thira caters mostly to upmarket travellers. Cruises let off day-trippers for shopping on…Continue Reading “Kalimera – Places we love Santorini (Greece)”

The Banyan Tree Hotel – next to Lumpini Park in Bangkok (Sathorn) By Jens Hoffmann 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 near our former apartment in Soi Sribumpen. The hotel staff is “smooth as silk” and welcomes with smoothies, jasmine flowers and a warm thai welcome. The…Continue Reading “Cities we love – Bangkok – The Banyan Tree”

Cities we love. The Big Apple – “The Mercer” – Soho’s luxury hotel By Jens Hoffmann My hotel is offering 75 guest rooms on six floors. A landmark Romanesque revival building in one of New York’s most funky neighbourhoods. Some rumours are connected with this place, Calvin Klein stayed in this place for a couple of month and probably he knows why, but when we talk about luxury accommodations, Manhattan has always a few rivals. Uptown, downtown and, especially, in midtown, the city is awash…Continue Reading ““The Mercer” – Soho’s luxury hotel – New York”

Culinary delights at the Grandhotel Petersberg in Königswinter and fun at the fine dining event “Blogger vs Sommelier”. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann 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 passionate about hotel culture. Guests from all over the world associate with this Grandhotel fascinating history, amazing architecture and the view of the Rhine Valley. The former guest…Continue Reading “Fine dining event “Blogger vs Sommelier” – Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg”

Exclusive lifestyle in Heidelberg – “Europäischer Hof”. Contributed by Britt Freyberg. The charms of Heidelberg are legendary. Heidelberg is a lovely hotspot with a pretty old town, amzing castle. A cosy city with many historic buildings in good conditions, almost spruced up in a picture-book style, a romantic river flows through the the village you can easily fall in love with. So much beauty calls for an adequate resisdence: my select 5-star hotel offers elegance and timeless design for over 150 years. It’s a legend….Continue Reading “Extravagant ambience – “Europäischer Hof” in Heidelberg”

From 3-9th of September 2018, 13 star cuisine chefs from all over the world will meet at the World Gourmet Festival at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Chefs like Han Li Guang “Labyrinth” restaurant in Singapore, Michelin-starred chef Martin Dalsass “Talvo by Dalsass” restaurant in St. Moritz will perform in BKK. Dalsass will be serving focaccia, king crab, pasta cavatelli, polenta with chanterelles and olive oil chocolate mousse. Each star chef arranges two events, whereby a six-course menu of the star cooks will costs about…Continue Reading “Sawasdee the 19th World Gourmet Festival – Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel”

Destination Indonesia Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Walking around Bandung it’s not hard to imagine what this West Javanese city would have looked like when it had been made Indonesia’s Capital 100 years ago. Although the dutch colonialist plan to move the seat of the from Batavia (today Jakarta) to Bandung was interruped by the Second World War, the offical buildings, transport connections and well and nicely designed university campus they constructed still remain. Bandung is a lovely and bustling Southeast Asian city that’s known as…Continue Reading “Selamat tidur – COMO Shambhala Estate -Bali”

Destination Brazil Contributed by Leon Joao Arriving in Brazil sets the stage for pure relaxation. Sun, streets swinging to samba, sizzling beaches and waterfalls as wide as a morning’s walk: this is Brazil, and there really hasn’t been a better time to visit. The Brazilian real is at an all-time low, not sure if the World-Cup have brought infrastructure and greater security. The nightlife and the vibrant life style leaving plenty of time to chill out. It’s a big country — bigger than Australia, and…Continue Reading “Brazil, Brazil – Rio on the rise”

If you are looking for a special destination, you will find it in Sri Lanka Contributed by Jens Hoffmann. A country in which earth, water and air are spiritually combined. My journey started in Colombo. The capital, with its two million inhabitants, is not a metropolis of international standing, but a beautiful place. Colombo is full of life, modern, colonial and relaxed. A fascinating mix of different ethnic groups and cultures, the blend of old and new makes Colombo so unique On February 4, 1948,…Continue Reading “Ayubowan Sri Lanka – A spiritual destination”

Berlin – Café am Neuen See “Grillen with the Chefs” Contributed by Jens Hoffmann I enjoyed a fantastic food event with Chef de Cuisine James Baron. He is a legend on the Austrian culinary scene, as one of the top chefs in the Tyrol, awarded at the five-star superior hotel “Tannenhof” numerous culinary accolades, including being awarded exceptional 18 points out of a possible 20 by the highly respected Gault Millau restaurant guide. He was the main reason for my visit to the “Café am…Continue Reading “Berlin, Berlin – James Baron – “Grillen with the Chefs””

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”