The World’s 50 Best Restaurants The Awards took place on Marina Bay Sands. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, is a high class event. New this year, a gender parity policy has been implemented in selecting the voters for the awards, and previously awarded number No.1 restaurants (such as last year’s Osteria Francescana) will be moved to the Best of the Best category and no longer feature in the annual ranking. For the first time in Asia, it was…Continue Reading “Singapore is booming”

Happy landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Contributed by “House & Hotel” feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Can you speak thai? Nic Noy, cool, hot, contempary style and joyful. 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…Continue Reading “Welcome to the Land of Smiles – Sawasdee Bangkok”

Hong Kong – The Ritz-Carlton – Art that inspires By Jens Hoffmann Hong Kong is in trouble, anyway. Just after arrival at HK International Airport Hong Kong welcomes me with a specal regular kind of style. I love this city, some people say something do not go there at the moment and missing a bit into one of Asia’s buzzzing hives of innovation and finance. Unlike other world booming cities, where the opening of new theaters, hotels, bar could barely keep up with the demand,…Continue Reading “Hong Kong under political pressure – “Puttin on the Ritz” Carlton”

Theses are the best (Michelin) restos in Bangkok Decadent and yummy, we hardly need to explain how wonderful French food is. Bring on the coq au vin, delicate mille-feuille, copious bottles of Chablis and Champagne. Luckily, Bangkok is not short on options: Le Normandie (Two MICHELIN Stars) As if this restaurant needs any introduction, Le Normandie has been touted as one of the city’s best restaurants since opening in 1958. Set in a plush dining room in the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok that looks over the…Continue Reading “Eat in Bangkok – The best french restaurants”

From the series: “The Shaman of Traveling” Tunis – the city of fashion Contributed by Dr. Silke Rösler Tunis, Europe’s outpost on the African continent is an intermediate world and a joyful place. I went there for the “Fashion Week Tunis 2019”. Truly a discovery, a city between Europe and Africa that embraces all cultures and makes travelers happy. Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, has been offering fashion fashion for eleven years, a fashion spectacle in the old amphitheater of Kathargo. A city I Love;…Continue Reading “Tunis – the city of fashion”

Cities we love – The Banyan Tree Hotel – Lumpini Park in Bangkok (Sathorn) Arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the main airport in the “City of Angels”. Here 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 in Sathorn. The growin presence of hotel bars with buzz has the attention of tourism insiders and influencer. The Banyan tree hotel bar is convenient for…Continue Reading “Cities we love. Bangkok”

French joy and serenity – The 25hours Hotel “Das Tour” in Dusseldorf From the series “Traveling in Germany” By Jens Hoffmann Dusseldorf is a discovery, it has an excellent boutique hotel scene and in summer the city offers a french mediterranean flair. We checked in at the 25hours Hotel “Das Tour”. “Savoir vivre” a declaration of love to France. Many times I was in the 25hours hotels. And every time I was surprised with something new: always an invitation to enjoy the time. The hotel…Continue Reading “Come as you are – 25hours Hotel in Dusseldorf”

Traveling in Germany Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Dusseldorf is a discovery, in the summer you will find here a mediterranean flair and amazing Japanese restaurants. In Dusseldorf you have design digs, places, uraban oases which want to be discovered. The state capital Dusseldorf is famous for its legends Kraftwerk (band), Beuys, Immendorff (artists), Wim Wenders (film director), Campino (Tote Hosen – Band) and hotels like Henri Hof hotel. A visit to the state capital, combined with a visit to the “Art Dusseldorf” is fun. Nesteld…Continue Reading “A bit of Japan in Dusseldorf – Hotel Henri”

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 “Lovely days on Sylt – Hotel Stadt Hamburg”

Anthony Sarpong is the new Culinary Director @Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg in Königswinter By Jens Hoffmann The Michelin Star chef Sarpong is presenting his “New International Dining concept” at the wine restaurant Ferdinand Wine & Dine – Inspired by Anthony. The Ferdinad degustation menu with Foie Gras, Bersola, Carabinero and Eifler lamb was a great and yummy experience. Just like a castle, the striking Steigenberger Grand Hotel Petersberg stands tall over the “Siebengebirge” and the river Rhine. A amazing lobby. What’s more, guest can enjoy all…Continue Reading “Fine dining in the Ferdinand Wine & Dine restaurant – Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg”

Contributed by Jens Hoffmann What could be better than a trip to the “Taste Corfu Festival” in May? Not very much. Arrival in Kerkyra (Corfu-City). According to the Odyssey, Homer’s classic poem, Odysseus, naked, lost – with no sense of how to return home, was washed ashore in Corfu, the island of the Phaeacians. The locals offered him their hospitality, treating him like a king. They offered him food and wine, performed music and dance and organized events to please him. Through this hospitality he…Continue Reading “Taste Corfu Festival – Hotel Domesmiramare (Luxury Collection)”

New York, New York – big city a dream By global feature reporter Jens Hoffmann The Renwick Hotel New York City, Curio Collection by Hilton is a “One-of-a-kind” property pays homage to the building’s creative heritage. The Renwick Hotel is located at 118 East 40th Street. Once home to John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and other writers. The Hotel is a historic property in the heart of midtown Manhattan, now open as part of Curio collection. Housed in an iconic 1920s brick building, The Renwick Hotel…Continue Reading “The Renwick Hotel New York City – Curio Collection by Hilton”