Paradise has a name. Parisien luxury away from the tourists mainstream. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann A week-end in Paris, the fun started at Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Beautiful luxury stay away from the crowd. This contemporary 33-room property, in a six-level 19th-century building, is part of Charm and More, a collection of three hotels in France where understated luxury, service and high design are the main priorities. While the facade was kept intact, the inside was completely refurbished with new walls and floors. The French…Continue Reading “Je t’aime – Hotel de Nell / France”

Contributed by Kathrin Sion. For me the A-Rosa resort is the place to be in Travemünde. It s more than a five star luxury resort, it is one of the oldest and most venerable German coastal resorts. It shows the sunny side of the Baltic coast all year round. The contemporary property offers beautiful hours on the beach, exciting sailing trips bobbing up and down the Baltic Sea. We enjoyed this traditional, really a first class holiday destination, a place to feel relaxed and pampered….Continue Reading “Luxury at the shore – A-Rosa Travemünde / Germany”

Contributed by Ben Harris, 2014. Bangkok can be as bewildering as it is bewitching. There are few things to do to make the most of Thailand’s exuberant capital, filling your days with luxury feelings, massages, street food, impressive temples and lively bars. Bangkok was “the Venice of the east” for a reason. Built upon water, its river and canals (khlongs) formed the thoroughfares until roads were constructed in 1851. Its so beautiful. Back to our hotel, we checked in at the lovely Sofitel So in…Continue Reading “Bangkok in luxury style Softitel So / Thailand”

50 years Jaquart (2014). My day at the headquarter of JAQUART in Reims. Life is a journey, enjoy life to the full eg. with a glass of champagne of Jaquart. Take a look at the history and expertise of a great brand. It isn’t every day that a group of winegrowers decide to create an international brand… The Jacquart story is a history of the Champagne growers’ efforts to control their own destiny rather than relying on the big Grande Marque houses as a route…Continue Reading “50 years Jaquart Champagne / Reims / France”

Me gusta, we enjoyed this special location. If you like luxury cabins, go to Mexico and watch out for this Design hotel on a secluded hill in the wine-growing region of Valle de Guadalupe. This luxury cabins brings you really into direct contact with the nature. Located in the municipality of Ensada. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, the expansive views of the mountains and fertile wine-growing soils are given pride of place. Endémico, Spanish for endemic, meaning native to a specific region or environment,…Continue Reading “Me gusta! Design Hotel Endémico – Valle de Guadalupe / Mexico”

Meeru Resort & Spa – Barefoot luxury – Maldives

Meeru Resort & Spa 2014. Presstrip to Maldives. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann. A perfect stay on one of my favourite “Robinson Crusoe” atolls on the Maldives. A speedboat takes you from Malé International Airport to the Meeru resort & spa in 55min, the lovely resort is based on of the larger Maldivian islands. It is 1,5 km long on the edge of the atoll with a lagoon, fine beaches and even a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course. The Meeru has plenty to see and…Continue Reading “Meeru Resort & Spa – Barefoot luxury – Maldives”

Marc Sures – Switzerland The Chedi in Andermatt is a luxurious 5 star contemporary hotel and apartment development set in the exquisite natural beauty of the Swiss Alps. This exclusive development sensitively combines the traditional with the modern in its architecture. It blends effortlessly with the unrivalled serenity of the valley.Lets say an billionaire will reinvent the Swiss skiing scene. The careful management of this project ensures that these spectacular surroundings remain un-spoilt for generations to come. The Chedi Andermatt is an opportunity to invest…Continue Reading “Chedi Andermatt – Swiss Alps in style – Switzerland”

London by Jens Hoffmann 9/7/14. I am just in love with London. We (House & Hotel Magazine) did a presstrip to London and feature another nice luxury boutique hotel in central London. The Eccleston Square Hotel; joins the list of luxury properties opening in 2012. The hotel offer 40 rooms housed within two Grade II listed buildings. Architecture and design firm Woods Bagot has been tasked with transforming the buildings on Eccleston Square into a luxury place with “the most advanced in-room technology to be…Continue Reading “London calling – Checkin @ Hotel Eccleston / UK”

The A-ROSA resort is more than just a luxury five-star resort, located at the famaous Scharmützelsee only 45 min by car from Berlin-City. We made a beautiful presstrip to Bad Saarow and checked in at an beautiful suite in the lovely A-ROSA Resort. It is easy to see why people love to come here, enjoy the resort and play golf. With its great golf courses, private beach, pools and saunas, it sits right on the shore of Lake Scharmuetzelsee in the idyllic small town of…Continue Reading “Beautiful A-ROSA Resort & Golf Bad Saarow / Germany”

Presstrip to Franconian Switzerland in 2014 by Jens Hoffmann If you ever wanted to sleep in a real castle, “Castle Rabenstein” is the perfect beautiful option. The hotel is located in the heart of Franconian Switzerland, in the city triangle Bamberg-Bayreuth-Nuremberg, on a plateau looking down into the valley of the Ailsbach river. It sits atop a massive rocky promontory with a great view in all directions. One of the many illustrious visitors in former times was King Ludwig I. Nowadays the Castle Rabenstein is…Continue Reading “Rabenstein Castle – Sightsleeping in Franconian Switzerland / Germany”

We made a fantastic press trip to the Franconian Switzerland and checked in @ the hotel Victoria. The hotel is a beautiful, privately run 4 star hotel, which can look back on more than 100 years of history and tradition. Built in 1896, it is listed today as a historical building under monumental protection. It located a short stroll away from the train station, just opposite the “Neue Kunsthalle”. Beautiful art work. So it is a perfect place right in the middle of Nuremberg’s Old…Continue Reading “Sightsleeping Hotel Victoria in Nuremberg / Germany”

Back to Helsinki – by Jens Hoffmann The day started with a happy landing. To travel with Finnair always makes me happy. Pleasant flight, quick ride to the city and a check-in the suite 919 in Hotel Glo Kluuvi. Beautiful and big suite. Later on we enjoyed a fantastic Tove Jansson documentary film about her life. Helsinki is a real cosmopolitan and design fascinated city on the Baltic. The sea around Helsinki is dotted by close to 400 islands, some large, some no bigger than…Continue Reading “Checkin in @ Hotel Glo Kluuvi Helsinki – Tove Jansson 100 th bday / Finland”