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”

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”

Barefoot luxury meets unpretentious style at the Conrad Maldives on Rangali island. My perfect “Robinson Crusoe” escape is this hideaway in the southern Ari Atoll is created for extraordinary moments. If you really want to get away from the whole world, do so in ultimate luxury, look no further than the Conrad Maldives Hotel on Rangali Island. This tiny, tropical archipelago is home to a warm, vibrant culture that spans hundreds of islands and a common thread of infinite beauty. The Conrad Maldives gives you…Continue Reading “Conrad Maldives Rangali Island / Maldives”

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”

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”

Don’cry for me Argentina. We love “The Pulitzer” The place is fantastic, it is located in plaza San Martin and it fits perfect with the Buenos Aires identity and we loved to stay there for a couple of days. 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 contemporary…Continue Reading “Do not cry for me Argentina – The Pulitzer / Buenos Aires / Argentina”

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”

We feature the Hilton Morumbi in Sao Paulo. House & Hotel Magazine loves it to be in Brazil. Do you know there’s a place where beach related jobs generate 3 billion €. Do you know Brazil? We show you around, first another beautiful place. The hotel is integrated into the United Nations Business Center, spacious, contemporary accommodation, overlooking the famous Estaiada Bridge. Three restaurants and bars including Canvas Bar & Restaurant, themed like an artist’s studio and offering Brazilian-flavored contemporary cuisine and a fantastic rooftop…Continue Reading “Keep Brazil on the rise – Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi / Brazil”

House & Hotel Magazine loves to be in Ireland and play golf. Everyone knows that the greatest concentration of top class golf courses in the world is in UK & Ireland. Scotland and England are famous for being home to the nine courses that currently make up the Open Championship tournaments and Ireland is also home to a number of amazing courses and epic golfing hotspots, namely the South West coast and the Northern coast of Northern Ireland, and its reputation as a leading global…Continue Reading “Golf in Irleand – Rosapenna Hotel / Ireland”