Don’t cry for me Argentina.The Pulitzer in Buenos Aires. Contributed by Simer Krumpel. We had a great time in Buenos Aires. Our hotel was “The Pulitzer”, located in plaza San Martin and it fits perfect with the Buenos Aires identity. Nestled between the frenetic hustle of Microcentro and the leafy old-world charm of the Recoleta – a well-heeled district known to locals as “Little Paris” – the hotel offers a unique vantage from which to take in the city. The place is housed in a…Continue Reading “Don’t cry for me Argentina”

Joyful days in the Buddhist Country of Bhutan. Contributed by Tom Schneider. The Buddhist Country of Bhutan is a magic destination and very rich in culture. In the Uma – Hotel Como guests are able to experience the magic of Bhutan and the Como is a true legend. It offers excellent service and a spiritual aura in the land of thunder dragon. We stayed in the villas, which come with a butler and private spa room. A bit snobby, yes indeed but the service was…Continue Reading “Selected holistic breaks in Bhutan”

Another favourite place of mine, landing on JFK makes me always happy, even when the Immigration torture sucks. House & Hotel Magazine features one of New York City’s nicest hotels: The Plaza Athénée. We felt like a proper New Yorker wandering the tree-lined streets surrounding the Plaza Athénée. Comfortably ensconced amid the grand townhouses and luxury boutiques of the Upper East Side, this Sex and the City romantic dream hotel (its Bar Seine lounge was featured in one episode) oozes the kind of warmth that…Continue Reading “If you make it here – Hotel Plaza Athénée / NY / USA”

Destination Thailand. Cool, hot, contempary style, constant flury of fun, glamour and a bit stressful. Everyone knows that the “City of Angels” is smooth as silk. We know. For the following story we spend a few days at the lovely 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 and fresh starts. Hotel Kempinski The Siam Kempinski Hotel, is…Continue Reading “Sawasdee Thailand – can you speak thai?”

Me gusta, I like the ups and downs of life. We enjoyed this special location. We flew in via NY, LA and travelled to Mèxico. If you like different luxury style even luxury cabins, you should try this place. So watch out for this design hotel on a secluded hill in the wine-growing region of Valle de Guadalupe. The luxury cabins bring you into direct contact with the nature. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, the expansive views of the mountains and fertile wine-growing soils…Continue Reading “One week in México – Endémico / México”

Hotel G Beijing is a funky stylish and exciting addition to China’s capital. It is located close to many interesting places in Chaoyang District such as, Sanlitun Bar Street, Chaoyang theater, Chaoyang Park and the famous Beijing Workers Stadium. All of those nice places can be visit with a littel stroll from Hotel G. Beijing is no stranger to innovation and creativity; the city is noted for its lavish palaces, grand temples, art, and architecture — a sort of cultural Mecca within China. So, it’s…Continue Reading “Ni hǎo ma? – Hotel G Bejing / China”

Swim in the Dead Sea better to float in the salty water, was a new experience for me. Photos contributed by my press trip colleague Kirsten Schiekiera. text-und-verstand The Dead Sea is actually not a sea at all, but a lake that’s made up of about more than 30 percent salt. It is the lowest place on earth at 423 feet below sea level. Its properties have been known to cure skin conditions and its mud is used in spa treatments world-wide and in the…Continue Reading “A new experience – Herods Dead Sea Hotel & Spa / Israel”

Hydra 2010. By Jens Hoffmann I love Greece. Arriving on this picturesque gem of an island is like stepping into a painting. The distinctive neo-classical stone mansions of Hydra Town rise above the picture-pretty port, where cafés and donkeys await their next expedition along cobbled lanes. Hydra is twice the size of neighbouring island “Spetses” but has an even smaller population of around 4,000 people. So nice to here on Hydra in the region Attica. The beautiful eco island with many claims to fame. Just…Continue Reading “Kalimera – Great days on Hydra – Hotel Miranda / Hydra / Greece”

Sleepless in Tel Aviv. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann. We spent a couples of days at the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is always a good time city. The light, the air, the food is outstanding and the beach inviting even in November. With the beach, an engaging contemporary art and design scene, UNESCO world heritage Bauhaus architecture, an internationally traveler scene you’ll do equally well in Tel Aviv whether you’re a pilgrim, hedonist or normal tourist. By the way, Tel Aviv has…Continue Reading “Sleepless in Jaffa – Herods Hotel Tel Aviv”

Berlin Stories. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann. Everyone knows Berlin is hot and the “Ellington” is one of my favourite places, a historical hotel in the western part of booming Berlin. It is where Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington played in the legendary “Badewanne” club, where David Bowie, Romy Haag and Lou Reed celebrated, where heroes of the Ufa film studios – and later german TV stars as Günter “Pfitze” Pfitzmann and Edith Hancke – stood on the stage of the “Berliner Theater”, it…Continue Reading “West-Berlin is booming – Restaurant Neni & Hotel Ellington / Berlin / Germany”

Marseille. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann We checked in at the cheeky addition to Marseille’s quiet back streets, the lovely Hotel Mama Shelter, this time in Marseille not in Paris. Marseille was the European Capital of Culture 2013 – two cities get the title annually- often spotlights a destination that has become an up-and-comer on its own merits in the last few years, which is certainly the case with this ancient port town on the Mediterranean. Our location: The Mama Shelter by Mr. Trigano. This 127-room…Continue Reading “European Capital of Culture / Hotel Mama Shelter / Marseille / France”

Sardinia is always nice and we love the beaches, besides the beaches you will find eg the Cala di Volpe, designed in the style of a traditional fishing village. Beautiful, defintely a mediterranean’s glamour hideway, with the combination of beautiful pastel accents, original artwork and hand crafted Sardinian furnishings, the hotels 97 sea view rooms and 17 suites are a picture of rural sophistication. The Hotel was a castle, it has everything you need on campus and you could quite happily spend lazy days here…Continue Reading “Stylish Costa Smeralda / Hotel Cala di Volpe / Sardinia / Italy”