Cities we love – Vienna and the Palais Hansen by Kempinski Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Nice athmosphere in a historic building located on the Ringstraße. The hotel combines its rich history with a modern design, and offers an excellent starting point for a tour of Vienna. Some of the attractions drawing visitors to the Austrian capital in November and December are the countless Christmas markets filled with arts, crafts and Christmas goodies such as Lebkuchen (a baked Christmas treat similar to gingerbread) und Punsch (Christmas…Continue Reading “Vienna – Rock me Amadeus – Cities we love”

Indonesia – Destinationreport “My Taman Bali” (Garden of Eden) Contributed by travel writer Jens Hoffmann The locals call the island “Taman Bali”, and indeed it is a “Garden of Eden”. A truly mystical and romatic island. Eden is now believed to be a joyful stay in fruitful, well-watered location. What we found here was joyful, the healing hotel COMo, set amid the tropical Ayung River valley. Beautiful, relaxing days, we shaked up our chakras at Bali’s most luxurious health retreat. The estate combines spiritual, luxury…Continue Reading “Bali – A far eastern symphony”

Making tracks in Switzerland Geneva – city of hope and heaven of peace. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Geneva is nestled in the foothills of the Alps with views overlooking Lake Geneva and stretching as far as Mont Blanc (4807m), Geneva promises a city experience like no other. Easy to find interesting things from the international to local fun. During the day it’s a bustling city filled with students, businesspeople, UN- diplomats flown in for a day’s meeting and frontaliers who work in Geneva…Continue Reading “Scenic splendor – Swiss adventure in Geneva”

Presstrip India. Contributed by Tim Walter Namaste – First of all India is incredible. We landed in Mumbai. Huge red buses, massive green cricket ground and the azure sea. All coverage on the canvas of this city. Skyscrapers and Victorian heritage. Mumbai presents past and and present in elegant ways. The “Gateway of India” was built in 1927 to commemorate Queen Mary and King George V, it is also the place from which the last of the British army troops left a independent India by…Continue Reading “Incredible India – Hotel Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri”

Cities we love. Sawasdee Bangkok, I love it to be here. The Sukothai hotel is always my first choice. Its a great location on South Sathorn, near Lumphini Park and MRT Lumphini. Just nearby in Sathorn on Soi 1 I used to live for three years from 2006 – 2009. Luxury means different things to different people. For some people its a visual threat others define it in more sensual way both will be more than happy. The Sukothai staff makes guests feel at home…Continue Reading “The Sukothai hotel in Bangkok”

Destination South-France After two 18holes days we checked in at the Hôtel Belles Rives It starts with the infatuation of a «Lost Generation» for the French Riviera, when American intellectuals and jet setters fell in love with this romantic stretch of sand and beaches. In 1925, Juan les Pins became home to Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald who rented a private sea side villa called the « Villa Saint-Louis ». Of course, this is where « Tender is the Night » was written. But it is…Continue Reading “Golftrip to South-France – Hôtel Belles Rives”

My “Honey Moon” hotspot. Contributed by feature reporter and micro influencer Jens Hoffmann Yasou, white buildings pile atop each other, tumbling toward the water. You can lean out over the wall and look down, past the rounded blue roofs and jumbles of white houses, and see the cruise ships idling in the harbor. My press trip brought me to Thira. The largest town on Santorini, built into a cliff overlooking an ancient volcano, Thira caters mostly to upmarket travellers. Cruises let off day-trippers for shopping…Continue Reading “Places we love – Santorini (Greece)”

The Banyan Tree Hotel – next to Lumpini Park in Bangkok (Sathorn) By Jens Hoffmann Arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, my favourite airport in the “City of Angels”, 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 near our former apartment in Soi Sribumpen. The hotel staff is “smooth as silk” and welcomes with smoothies, jasmine flowers and a warm thai welcome. The…Continue Reading “Cities we love – Bangkok – The Banyan Tree”

Cities we love. The Big Apple – “The Mercer” – Soho’s luxury hotel By Jens Hoffmann My hotel is offering 75 guest rooms on six floors. A landmark Romanesque revival building in one of New York’s most funky neighbourhoods. Some rumours are connected with this place, Calvin Klein stayed in this place for a couple of month and probably he knows why, but when we talk about luxury accommodations, Manhattan has always a few rivals. Uptown, downtown and, especially, in midtown, the city is awash…Continue Reading ““The Mercer” – Soho’s luxury hotel – New York”

Culinary delights at the Grandhotel Petersberg in Königswinter and fun at the fine dining event “Blogger vs Sommelier”. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Just like a castle, the striking Steigenberger Grand Hotel Petersberg stands tall over the “Siebengebirge” and the river Rhine. The 5-star Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg in Königswinter is a place of true grandeur and passionate about hotel culture. Guests from all over the world associate with this Grandhotel fascinating history, amazing architecture and the view of the Rhine Valley. The former guest…Continue Reading “Fine dining event “Blogger vs Sommelier” – Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg”

Exclusive lifestyle in Heidelberg – “Europäischer Hof”. Contributed by Britt Freyberg. The charms of Heidelberg are legendary. Heidelberg is a lovely hotspot with a pretty old town, amzing castle. A cosy city with many historic buildings in good conditions, almost spruced up in a picture-book style, a romantic river flows through the the village you can easily fall in love with. So much beauty calls for an adequate resisdence: my select 5-star hotel offers elegance and timeless design for over 150 years. It’s a legend….Continue Reading “Extravagant ambience – “Europäischer Hof” in Heidelberg”

From 3-9th of September 2018, 13 star cuisine chefs from all over the world will meet at the World Gourmet Festival at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Chefs like Han Li Guang “Labyrinth” restaurant in Singapore, Michelin-starred chef Martin Dalsass “Talvo by Dalsass” restaurant in St. Moritz will perform in BKK. Dalsass will be serving focaccia, king crab, pasta cavatelli, polenta with chanterelles and olive oil chocolate mousse. Each star chef arranges two events, whereby a six-course menu of the star cooks will costs about…Continue Reading “Sawasdee the 19th World Gourmet Festival – Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel”