Glamour in Hellas – the famous Grandhotel Grande Bretagne in Athens Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann We landed at Athens International Airport. The sun is shining, we are happy. Lets go to the city. Athens – the metropolis has developed a appetite for fine cooking, star cuisine, new wines -of course from Greece- and style. A new mix of modern buildings among the ancient monuments like the Acropolis that defines this city. My favourite district is Plaka. It possesses all the elements I need…Continue Reading “36h in Athens – The lovely Grande Bretagne”

Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann The limousine sent to collect us from the airport glides quietly through the charming landscape. The Conrad hotel reflecting the beautiful Algarve, one of the most joyful locations in Portugal. I tested hundreds Hilton hotels around the globe and follow since a long time the brands under Hilton Worldwide. This time it was really amazing. Style and relaxing athmosphere. Here at the Algarve guests can spend unforgetable moments, the Conrad Algarve is a paradise, even if you know places…Continue Reading “Hotels we love: The Conrad Algarve”

Kumustah Ka ? Always great on the Philippines. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann You know I am fan since years. The hotels and resorts are perfectly located in the worlds most prestigious destinations and welcomes you with 21st-century luxury options. The new Mandarin Oriental Hotel will open in 2023, three years after its original completion date (it was revealed by Ayala Land Inc.) The 276-room luxury hotel will have an extensive range of amenities including a premium selection of restaurants and signature spa. AyalaLand…Continue Reading “Ayo Mandarin Oriental in Manila”

Destination Indonesia – The only person dictating your time is you Contributed by feature reporter and influencer 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…Continue Reading “Islands we love: Bali – COMO Shambhala Estate”

A short trip through one of my favourite countries, the most exciting country in the world Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Vietnam offers really everything: A glorious coastline, fantastic landscapes beautiful islands and amazing people. Beeing in Southeast-Asia is always great but to explore this romantic island – listed in the top ten most joy and peaceful places is just fantastic. Especially after a few days in the humid funky city of Ho-Chi-Minh (Saigon). We travelled to Con Dao, south-east of Vietnam, part of…Continue Reading “Countries we love: The new Vietnam”

Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Happy landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Everyone knows that the “City of Angels” is smooth as silk, cool, hot, contempary style and joyful. 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, the city to be for joy & living, working and fresh starts. The Siam Kempinski Hotel, is part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels. The…Continue Reading “Cities we love: Bangkok”

Bellissimo Venice Contributed by Jens Hoffmann If you are looking for a luxury modern, fresh, minimalist hotel in Venice, check in at ‘Palace Bonvecchiati’. There are two ‘Bonvecchiati’ hotels in Venice, next door to each other: the ‘standard’ hotel so called Bonvecchiati Hotel and the deluxe ‘Palace Bonvecchiati’. Make sure you know which you’re going to, as it may mean arriving at the wrong entrance, our water taxi dropped us, quite literally at the front door, we climbed from the boat using the hotel’s handrail…Continue Reading “36h in Venice – Luxury hours @ Palace Bonvecchiati”

The legendary “Black Forest” Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann We landed at the Airport Basel / Mulhouse. The “Euro-Airport” is an international airport near Basel, located in France just an hour drive away from Hinterzarten. Treasures await you here in the beautiful 5-star Parkhotel Adler in Hinterzarten. The family owned 5-star luxury hotel is located in the southern part of the Black Forest, is rich in tradition and suitable for guests seeking relaxation or an action-packed break. We had been before to this lovely…Continue Reading “Hotels we love: Parkhotel Adler (Black Forest in Germany)”

Destination Shanghai Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann After a happy landing in Hong Qiao International Airport (SHA) I enjoyed the drive with the airport express train (455 km/h, wow!!!) to Pudong. 10 minutes later I arrived. Yes, I am a fan and love it to be in Shanghai. Pudong or Puxi boy Shanghai is unique in its cultural division between Pudong and Puxi, the city’s two main neighborhoods. These opposing parts of town—named after their location in relation to the Huangpu River, with “dong”…Continue Reading “Cities we love: Shanghai”

Raffles Hotel by Jens Hoffmann Cambodia is amazing (Siam Rep & Angkor Wat) belongs on every travel bucket list. The luxury Grand Hotel D’Angkor hotel offers personalized pampering at the award-winning Raffles Spa, as well as an array of fine dining choices, from exotic Khmer cuisine at the Restaurant Le Grand to the Elephant Bar where fine wine, champagne and cocktails, including the signature Airavata is served. For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, opt for private dining at one of the magnificent temples of Angkor. Spread…Continue Reading “Places we love: Cambodia”

From the series “Cities and hotels we love” Contributed by feauture reporter Jens Hoffmann In a nutshell if you’re a JW Marriott fan, welcome in Berlin. I enjoyed the stylish opening of JW Marriott Hotel and would say it should be on every traveller’s bucket list. JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands rent the location from one of the leading hospitality investment companies named Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC). This announcement marks the completion of the first…Continue Reading “The new JW Marriott Hotel in Berlin”

Contributed by Jens Hoffmann HK is not only one of Asia’s funkiest cities for a break – it can be also one of the most affordable if you know the city. And full of fun and joy. Particular when you know some people you bring you to caraoke and free outdoor entertainment adds an extra sheen for guests keen to enjoy a brilliant (foodie) breal without breaking the bank. We went through the airport and then straight escorted into our taxi, there’s not a better…Continue Reading “Places we love: Hong Kong – Year of the rabbit”