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”

My private Abu Dhabi Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport. At the heart of this desert area lies the Emirates Palace. Different strokes for different folks, yes for sure. It is Abu Dhabi’s main and iconic landmark, showcasing Arabian culture and hospitality at its finest. Emirates Palace offers a magical location to enjoy the quintessence of award-winning 5-star luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences. From 394 luxurious rooms and suites, to culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an unrivaled…Continue Reading “Luxury desert experience – Kempinski Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi”

Destination Marrakech Cotributed by J. Hoffmann It is not very original to attempt a comparison of a hotel in Marrakech as “a fairy tale of 1001 Nights”. But in the “Royal Palm Marrakech” all the clichés about the Orient seem to come true. The Royal Palm Marrakech is the golf resort No.1 on the outskirts of the city. Only a few minutes by car from Marrakechs center you will find a stylish oasis. The six-star resort offers 137 suites and villas on a spacious and…Continue Reading “Luxury days in the “Royal Palm Hotel” in Marrakech”

Living in rose -Chiang Mai Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Chiang Mai is scenic and cultural–something that will be extremely apparent if you’re coming directly from Bangkok. It’s still a big and bustling city, but much less so than Thailand’s capital city. It’s a great place to really dive into the culture of Thailand, and it’s the perfect base for exploring Northern Thailand’s gorgeous natural landscapes and lovely regional people. A few things you can expect to encounter in Chiang Mai: Lush green mountains, rolling mist,…Continue Reading “Spiritual experience – Le Méridien in Chiang Mai”

Sayonara Tenno, time for a short review. Japan – modern and exotic. Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Konnichi wa, 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…Continue Reading “The Guru of travel says Sayonara to the Tenno (30/4/19)”

Mama Prague – Press Tripp- A hideaway for “Generation Laptop” The Mama Shelter Group has become the coolest hotel group in France – now it’s going more and more into the world Contributed by Jens Hoffmann I took a train from Berlin via Dresden to Prague. A limousine picked me up and brought me to the funkiest hotel in the city. The Mama Shelter is located in the center of Prague. A cool boutique hotel with two bars and two restaurants and everything you need…Continue Reading “Nouvel Prague – Coming home to Mama – Hotel Mama Shelter in Prague”

72 hours in Singapore. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Happy landng at Singapore Changi, my favourite airport in Asia. The International Singapore Airport Changi is since years the best airport in the world. Why? Its the best airportfor its overall soothing ambiance, its intuitive layout and friendly staff. You spend too much cash on luxury things in Singapore, no problem. The airport continues to impress travellers with its luxury, comfort and long list of activities. At Club Changi travellers can sleep in special relaxation zones that…Continue Reading “72 hours in Singapore – Changi Airport”

Copenhagen food experience – Restaurant Geranium, Fiskebar, Sticks’n’Sushi & 108 Text: Jens Hoffmann For foodies is Copenhagen the place to be. One of my favourites: Geranium by Rasmus Kofoed (with Jens Hoffmann) More casual joy you will find at the Sticks ‘n’ Sushi (the CEO Kim Rabek with me) The culinary offer is a concert of japonese flavours. 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….Continue Reading “Fine dining in Copenhagen”