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)”

Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Can you speak thai? Nic Noy, cool, hot, contempary style and joyful. Happy landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Everyone knows that the “City of Angels” is smooth as silk. For the following story I spend a few days at the lovely 5-star Kempinski. I used to live for three years in BKK, Sathorn. Since these days My favourite destination, House & Hotel Magazine features another luxury place in the city to be for joy & living, working and fresh starts….Continue Reading “Five-star Hotel Siam Kempinski in Bangkok”

Mama Prague – Press Tripp- A hideaway for “Generation Laptop” The Mama Shelter Group has become the coolest hotel group in France – now it’s going more and more into the world Contributed by Jens Hoffmann I took a train from Berlin via Dresden to Prague. A limousine picked me up and brought me to the funkiest hotel in the city. The Mama Shelter is located in the center of Prague. A cool boutique hotel with two bars and two restaurants and everything you need…Continue Reading “Nouvel Prague – Coming home to Mama – Hotel Mama Shelter in Prague”

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 “12.18. Press Event on Sylt – Hotel Stadt Hamburg”

72 hours in Singapore. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Happy landng at Singapore Changi, my favourite airport in Asia. The International Singapore Airport Changi is since years the best airport in the world. Why? Its the best airportfor its overall soothing ambiance, its intuitive layout and friendly staff. You spend too much cash on luxury things in Singapore, no problem. The airport continues to impress travellers with its luxury, comfort and long list of activities. At Club Changi travellers can sleep in special relaxation zones that…Continue Reading “72 hours in Singapore – Changi Airport”

Copenhagen food experience – Restaurant Geranium, Fiskebar, Sticks’n’Sushi & 108 Text: Jens Hoffmann For foodies is Copenhagen the place to be. One of my favourites: Geranium by Rasmus Kofoed (with Jens Hoffmann) More casual joy you will find at the Sticks ‘n’ Sushi (the CEO Kim Rabek with me) The culinary offer is a concert of japonese flavours. The origin of everything is very high quality and simple. The set includes wooden tables in the original office of the restaurant which started 23 years ago….Continue Reading “Fine dining in Copenhagen”

From the series: Traveling in Europe – Bologna Contributed By Jens Hoffmann “Authentic European Pleasure” was the working title of my press trip. The destination was the gourmet hideaway Bologna and the surrounding area. It is the production site of many meat products and covers the territories of Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto. A culinary blend of flesh, local pleasure and internationality. The charme of this region is legendary. A magical region that entrals its visitors. Fine dining, local kitchen, prosciutto and mortadella were…Continue Reading “From the series: Traveling in Europe – Visiting Bologna”

Walking with the Lord Incredible India. From Vadodara to Nalanda. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Our experience started in Vadodara. We visited Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara. On our way to explore the ancient Maharaja Palaces we stopped in Vadodara, Gujarat. This building the Lukshmi Vilas Palace, an extravagant building of the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890. Nowadays it has 127 rooms. It is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the…Continue Reading “Incredible India – From Vadodara to Nalanda”

Japan is full of contrasts Visiting the Shima Kanko Bay Suites Hotel Contributed by Jens Hoffmann A press trip brought me to Japan. Landing in Nagoya is different. The city is located in the Chubu region, easy to reach, but far enough away to present something exotic for a trvel writer. It is not without reason that Nagoya, the birthplace of Toyota, is called a place of contrasts. Here you will find Buddhist traditions, magnificent shrines and pagodas and pioneering technology. Where do I stay?…Continue Reading “Sayonara – Shima Kanko Bay Suites Hotel”

Destination Vietnam Contributed by Jens Hoffmann My hotel is straight into the heart of Hanoi. A charming joyful place in a lovely area. It is a French colonial-style hotel, built in 1901, it retains charm with green shutters, wood panelling and lush courtyard lawn. The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi is located in Hoàn Kiếm area. The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a 5 star historic luxury hotel in the French colonial style. After Vietnamese independence it became a place for ambassadors, chancellors, writers. With Graham Greene…Continue Reading “Rest in style – Sofitel Metropole Hanoi”