Destination Monaco – Overlooking the Mediterranean at Hôtel Hermitage Monte Carlo is located at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. Near the western end of the quarter is the world-famous celeb Place du Casino, the gambling center which has made Monte Carlo “an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of rich and snobby. The eastern part of the quarter includes Larvotto with Monaco’s only public beach. Our hotel Hermitage offers a intimate ambience, old-fashioned but with a touch…Continue Reading “Pillow talk – Monaco for runaways”

Las Vegas. Destinationreport by Nicolas Nolte. We enjoyed the “Venetian”. It offers “storybook charm of old world Italy”. People love or hate Las Vegas, I know. The hotel has three separate Chapels, each accommodating between 40-50 guests. The Venetian is the perfect backdrop for your magical moment. This special place truly captures the romanticism of Venice – an enchanted edifice where eternal love is sealed with a kiss. Think about it to get married in a Venetian gondola while floating in The Grand Canal or…Continue Reading “The Venetian in Las Vegas”

London calling. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, has unveiled the first phase of its extensive restoration, designed to confirm this historic hotel’s position as one of the best in the world. The hotel remains open throughout the renovation which will be completed in the third quarter of 2018. The first phase includes the launch of 95 new and luxurious guest rooms and suites in the Knightsbridge wing. In addition, the hotel’s classic entrance, notable main lobby and reception lounge have been reconfigured and redesigned to…Continue Reading “Mandarin Oriental Hyde London unveils first phase of renovation”

My foods of Copenhagen experience – Restaurant Fiskebar and Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Text: Jens Hoffmann For foodies is Copenhagen the place to be. One of my favourites: Sticks ‘n’ Sushi (the CEO Kim Rabek with me) The culinary offer is a concert of clear japonese flavors. 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. Another lovely restaurant is the: Fiskebar The Fiskebar restaurant in the meatpacking…Continue Reading “Fine dining tour Copenhagen”

My wine experience in Langenlois in Lower Austria. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann In Lower Austria two hours away from Vienna, lies the amazing wine region Kamptal. The Loisium Wine & Spa Resort is more than just a hideaway and gateway to vineyards, ancient monasteries, medieval castles and wine museums. It embraces also winemakers like Alwin Jurtschitsch who use traditional, bio organic wine-crafting techniques. Furthermore I enjoyed the “Mostviertel” region and a “Kamptaler” Sommelier event with the best European sommelier Raimond Tomsons. Big wow and cheers….Continue Reading “My amazing wine experience in Langenlois / Lower Austria”

Beijing 2017 It seems like things don’t slow down much in China’s frenetic capital. Already, the city is eyeing another Olympics bid (it’s one of two finalists for the 2022 Winter Games) and planning a $13 billion airport that is expected to be among the busiest in the world when it opens in 2019. And yet compared with China’s other vertical megacities, Beijing is still a traditionalist at heart. The city may have fantastic new sculptural monuments designed by Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas, but…Continue Reading “Mandarin Oriental open another luxury hotel in Beijing”

Citytrip Prague. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann The “Golden City of Prague” is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, the historical capital of Bohemia. For me one of the leading cultural cities in Europe. The beautiful boutique style place with great suites in one of the most interesting hotels in one of the most fancy cities in Europe. It offers not only a stunning skyline, the city is definetly one of Europe’s fanciest destinations. The fairytale city, set on nine hills, is divided…Continue Reading “The golden city of Prague”

Destination Tokyo. Contributed by Francois Jobard. Yes, it seems that the city has a fresh verve. Everyone is looking forward to the Olympics 2020 and the city is relaxed. I enjoyed Tokyo’s Akihabara district, located in the northeast of the city, it is a foodie spot and no place for those who do not like special things like melons for 100 €. Styly, neony and noisy. It makes the Japanese capital to the place to the home of sensory overload. Book and comic stores are…Continue Reading “Konnichi-wa! – Tokyo has a fresh new verve”

Destination Boracay. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann. The limousine sent to collect us glides over the island. Yes it is a “Robinson Crusoe” island, only 8 kilometers long, the “White Beach” on the island was voted several times to be the world best beach. Shangri-La BoracayShangri-La Boracay A tropical paradise about an hour’s flight from Manila. Boracay is not very big, but it knows how to impress. We checked in at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa. It is a quiet, luxurious home base for…Continue Reading “Dreamland on the Philippines”

Cambodia in style. Text: Jens Hoffmann We flew in by Air Asia from Bangkok to Phnom Penh. I am happy, it is always great to land in Phomh Penh, a bit different than 10 years before but still lovely. Buddhism is encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices. Here in Phnom Penh in the capital of Cambodia it is different. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization. Once known…Continue Reading “The “pearl of Asia” – Cambodia”

A paradise of unique beauty in Tuscany. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann The La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, Curio Collection by Hilton, is charmingly set in the rolling countryside of Tuscany. Once a medieval village, the resort preserves its history and character across modern accommodations with eg. the Buddha Spa. A relaxing wellness spa with out and indoor pool. A beautiful golf course and a intoduction by Chris Wood gave me an amazing experience. The townscape and Towers of Siena are within view, and…Continue Reading “My golf experience with Chris Wood – La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, Curio Collection by Hilton”

Destination Thailand. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Bangkok can be wild and smooth, especially when you stay at the Sofitel So in Bangkok. The Sofitel So, the city’s first truly urban design hotel, a masterpiece of high fashion dedicated to the high life inspired by legendary couturier Mr. Christian Lacroix. Offering an unparalleled discovery experience and an extensive range of benefits. In a design-driven hotel, Club Signature is, as the name suggests, exemplary of Sofitel So Bangkok’s taking interior design to a new level that heightens…Continue Reading “Sawasdee Thailand – relaxation in Bangkok”