Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Photo: ASX Mitsubishi 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 the kishimen noodles, amongst others. Fantastic. My personal highlight was the…Continue Reading “Big in Japan”

Contributed by feature reporter, correspondent and influencer 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 over 200 years ago. Today, while the city is up to speed with modern times, the grandeur and…Continue Reading “South-east Asia temple trip – The 5-star Millennium Hilton Hotel at the Chao Praya river”

The world has a lot to offer – especially in culinary terms. These 10 top the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. So here we go. 1. GERANIUM Copenhage, Denmark Chef: Rasmus Kofoed Geranium The surprising tasting menu usually consists of up to 20 individual dishes, such as chicken with morels, hops and kale. The best restaurant in the world (and therefore also the best restaurant in Europe) is surrounded by the largest park in the Østerbro district. And the interior of the locale…Continue Reading “Travel the globe – 10 of our favourite restaurants in the world”

The company rocks the hotel market: The 100th house – the flagship SO/ Paris – officially opened its doors just now in Paris. This significant milestone follows a period of strong growth. The development is based on a strong pipeline with a focus on Europe, the Middle East, North and Central America and Asia. Ennismore’s brands and properties forge unique connections with local and international guests through significant cultural programming and an authentic flavor of restaurants and bars. F&B revenue accounts for around 50 percent…Continue Reading “Hotel News: Ennismore, the world’s fastest-growing lifestyle hotel operator, is pleased to announce the achievement of a significant milestone: the opening of its 100th hotel”

Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Sanuk. Wow, the Lobby at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is like a puzzle. The heart of the hotel, is a destination in itself. The Lobby has played host to loyal guests and international visitors – their favourite spot to see and be seen. Somerset Maugham used his hotel room as a hospital when he came down with malaria. John Le Carré wrote much of “The Honourable Schoolboy” in one of the suites. And Noël Coward would spend hours gazing down…Continue Reading “Hotels we love. The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok”

The shaman of travel on Ibiza From the series “Hotels to fall in love with” Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann The Balearic island of Ibiza is a special island, rich in exoticism and magic. Many myths and rumors surround the island and its little sister island Es Vedrà. For some it is the last visible part of Atlantis. It attracts several million tourists every summer. With its legendary nightlife and world-famous DJs, it is considered as a spiritual party island. But you can also…Continue Reading “Lovely time on Ibiza – Hotel Can Lluc”

Boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” the Michelin chefs say. Housed in the centuries-old building that was once Paris’s stock exchange, the Bourse de Commerce-Collection Pinault museum was renovated by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. It is one of many cultural institutions that opened in Paris over the past two years. The future is looking bright for the award-winning chef Thibault Sombardier. Last year, under financial pressure from successive coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions on…Continue Reading “Cities we love – Paris”

By Jens Hoffmann Brazil and especially Rio de Janeiro is a bit under pressure but worth a visit. It is a big country — bigger than Australia, and far too large to try to cover in one visit — so we’ve designed a special itinerary that takes in the best of the natural wonders. Do you know where beach related jobs generate three billion dollars, do you know Rio? I love it. Hang loose beach style, next to the beach the right hotel is the…Continue Reading “Cities we love – Rio de Janeiro”

Perfect elegance – Skopelos on the Sporades The charms of Skopelos “Mamma Mia Island” Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann I love the Mamma Mia movie. Here’s the plot. A beautiful girl named Sofie is getting married to a British guy on Skopelos. Both of them are dewy with youth. The girl has secretly invited three men from her mom’s past, each of whom may be her biological father. Hilarity ensues. That’s about it, a perfect (ABBA) musical with a easy plot. The main location…Continue Reading “Islands we love: The “Mamma Mia Island” Skopelos in Greece”

THe Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel Contributed by Jens Hoffmann If you like cool city style and places with a view you must check-in at the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel. Situated over Nagayo train station, you will find this luxurious residence for discerning visitors to Nagoya. Situated in the city center the Marriott Associa is the perfect place from which to explore the city. Consisting of three towers, all of them are over 50 floors high. The hotel is above the train station, in a one…Continue Reading “My hotel tip: The Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel”

72 hours in Bodrum The luxury hideaway “The Marmara” (a 5-star resort in Bodrum) Contributed by influencer & feature reporter 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,…Continue Reading ““St. Tropez of Turkey” – Hotel Marmara in Bodrum”

48 hours in Singapore Contributed by Jens Hoffmann A press & influencer trip to Singapore. First of all, I like the garden city. Singapore’s main island is sometimes described as diamond-shaped — fitting, perhaps, since the sparkling city, which had a starring role in the movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” is known for its materialistic pursuits. But look past Singapore’s shiny veneer and you’ll find a compression of Chinese, Indian, Malay and other heritages reaching back far beyond the city state’s half-century history as an independent…Continue Reading “48 hours in Singapore – the ups and downs of life”