The “Taste Corfu Festival” 2019. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann What could be better than a trip to the “Taste Corfu Festival”? 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…Continue Reading “Magnificent Corfu – Hotel Domesmiramare (Luxury Collection)”

Destination Alentejo Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann. There is something about the Alentejo (nick-named “California of Europe”). Modern wine hotels co-exist with ancient farmhouses, imposing modern architecture with century old barns, and peasants cooking with gourmet restaurants. The landscape mingles with the vines, cork trees and cereal crops – an ever-changing canvas of colour, the colour of straw at the end of spring. Beautiful. We visited many wineries in a few days. Although certain wines stand out because they agree with my personal taste,…Continue Reading “Bom dia Alentejo – California of Europe”

A luxury trip to Costa Navarino Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann 25 degrees the sun is shining. The exclusive hideaway is perfectly situated on Southwest Peleponnese. Costa Navarino-Peleponnes is framed by spectacular scenery. The resorts founder was Mr. Constantakopoulos, a shipping tycoon who wished to give back to the region where he was born through sustainable tourism. After his death his sons took over the Costa Navarino project – truly a extraordinary development in one of the most attractive parts of Greece. Its offering…Continue Reading “Kalimera, I love Costa Navarino”

New York, New York – big city The Renwick Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton 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…Continue Reading “New York – New York – The Renwick Hotel”

Contributed by “House & Hotel” feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Happy landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. 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 – Thailand”

Destination Frégate Island – Seychelles Contributed by George Miller Imagine stepping back in time to the age of Charles Darwin, with flocks of tropical birds, lime-green geckos and jumbo Aldabra tortoises shuffling slowly among the lush grasses. Spotless white sand, each with clever ‘Beach Occupied’ signs at the cliff-top path which can be flipped to ensure total privacy. Seychelles is an archipelago country in the Indian Ocean. The capital of the 115-island country, Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres east of mainland East Africa. And herein lies…Continue Reading “Frégate Island – Seychelles”

Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann The Cap Verde are exotic. In addition to glorious white sandy beaches, volcanic landscapes, they offer 10 islands. The islands are a popular destination for (Surf & Kite) travellers. More and more guests come to the archipelago, which lies five hundred kilometers away from Senegal, in the solitude of the Atlantic Ocean. Ten islands all of them are volcanic origin, belong to the archipelago, but only nine of them are inhabited. Thats why there are 10 dolphins in the…Continue Reading “No stress – The excotic Cabo Verde Island Sal”

Stop-over in Lisbon Today: The Hilton Double Tree Hotel By Jens Hoffmann Lisbon is fun me, unfortunately, this time I spent only one night in the city, because the real object of my desire were the Cape Verde Islands. The Tejo, Lisbon’s lovely river, was bathed in a colorful sea of ​​colors, just before its mouth into the Atlantic, it has opened, a width of ten kilometers, the “Cais the Colunas” has turned into a promenade with many beautiful cafes to the Tagus and thus…Continue Reading “Bom dia – Lisboa – my “Double Tree Hilton” experience”

My 36h in Tel Aviv Contributed ny feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Colourful blocks curving white against cloudless, sky-blue skies and lovely sunsets. Street art and grubbiness and coral-bright bougainvillaea, and everywhere the scent of jasmine, washing the streets. Party people and all the shrugging sexiness of Berlin under a desert sun. These are the reasons to fall in love with Tel Aviv. In the evenings you can sit in boutique hotels and rooftops talk about ideas and dreams – of becoming fashion designers or chefs,…Continue Reading “Tel Aviv is hot”

Kalimera – New wines of Greece Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Sure, Sun, Sea and Beach, that’s what Greece is known for, that’s why everyone loves to spend their holidays in Hellas. Maybe a bit of classical culture, if you manage to fit it in while waiting for your flight in or out in Athens, right? Well, that’s only the obvious and mass-touristic part of the game, in order to stay at the top of travelers to-do-lists you need to show more. And that’s exactly what…Continue Reading “Kalimera – New wines of Greece”

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”

“Puttin on the Ritz” Carlton in Hong Kong Contributed by feature reporter 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…Continue Reading “Hong Kong under pressure – “Puttin on the Ritz” Carlton”