Incredible India. This amazing house called Antilia and is a 27-floor residence in South Mumbai belonging to Mukesh Ambani. Mr. Ambani was born in Aden and is the chairman of Reliance Industries. 600 people take care of the residence, not bad – sweet Antilia. Named after a mythical island that was reputed during the 15th-century age of exploration, to lie in the Atlantic Ocean, far to the west of Portugal and Spain. Mukeshis residence boasts 400,000 square feet, three helicopter pads – why not- and…Continue Reading “The world most expensive residence – House Antilla / Mumbai / India”

London by Jens Hoffmann. House & Hotel Magazine features 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 found in the capital”. And it is true, from the moment you enter the lobby…Continue Reading “London calling – The Eccleston Square Hotel / London / UK”

Sophisticated style in New Orleans – Waldorf Astoria “The Roosevelt”. Text: Feature reporter Jens Hoffmann It begins when you stand outside The Roosevelt, the place gives you immediatly a great feeling This luxury hotel was opened in 1893, later on the hotel was purchased by a group of investors and renamed “The Roosevelt Hotel” (in honor of late former president Theodore Roosevelt) in 1923. In 1965 it was acquired by Fairmont Hotels. Although officially renamed “The Fairmont” the hotel continued to be called “The Roosevelt”….Continue Reading “I miss New Orleans – Waldorf Astoria The Roosevelt / New Orleans / USA”

A fascinating Medici place of residence – The Villa La Massa / Florence / Italy

It is a fascinating Medici place of residence of the 16th century on the outskirts of Florence. It was turned into a luxury hotel in 1948. A true legend after a stylish renovation by the Villa reopened and its five hundred years of history live on, telling us tales of Renaissance splendour and the lifestyle of Florentine aristocrats in every nook. House & Hotel Magazine loves the idea of a hotel as a museum. In the year 1525, during the Renaissance in Tuscany many noble…Continue Reading “A fascinating Medici place of residence – The Villa La Massa / Florence / Italy”

Soho House Berlin. Text: Jens Hoffmann Soho House is a hotel and a kind of a private members club with 40 bedrooms. Set over eight floors of a restored Bauhaus building in the Mitte district, Soho House Berlin includes a Spa and gym, a rooftop pool, restaurants, bars, a screening room and a private dining area as well as a few bedrooms. The Soho Berlin is the Group’s first outside-UK European property and its largest so far. The hotel rooms offer the typical upscale fare:…Continue Reading “Introducing SoHo House / Berlin / Germany”

This landmark hotel become one of the regions most desirable destinations, offering a spectrum of facilities for the most discerning travellers. House & Hotel Magazine is glad to be here. Elevated above Dubais skyline, on Sheik Zayed Road. Ready to explore the architectural ostentation. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, the world’s tallest free-standing hotel where the only way you could hear the call to prayer would be to have it put through to your in-room telephone. Yes, it works we tried it. The 77-storey hotel in…Continue Reading “Taking luxury to new heights – JW Marriott Marquis Hotel / Dubai / UAE”

Portugal. Contributed by Jens Hoffmann. I love it to be in Portugal. We stayed in a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley and the river below. The Aquapura Douro Valley Hotel (now a Six Senses), masterfuld and detailed restauration work has creat a wonderful hotel. It is maybe a little bit dark, but so inspring, it has a asian style, sensuous spa, a selection of rooms, suites and villas, two fabulous…Continue Reading “Wild Douro Boys – Porto / Portugal”

Since 1894 you will find this nice, luxury hotel in the center of the gorgeous city Rome. Every detail in the hotel lobby glows, it is not unusual in Italy to find a hotel elegant in its public spaces only, but The St. Regis Grand is equally rich in the design of its rooms and suites and Rome’s first deluxe hotel is located in the heart of the city. The location is the perfect start for a short stroll to the The Colosseum, my favourite…Continue Reading “Bella Italia – St. Regis / Rome / Italy”

Destination Bahamas -Nassau. A great place, renovated hotel, situated on downtown Nassau’s only private beach and at the site of Old Fort Nassau overlooking the port. The oldest hotel on the Bahamas, first opened in 1900, once housed the famous pirate Blackbeard and his cohorts, be aware. If you like the feel of Caribbean colonial style you will enjoy this hotel. The rooms look a little tired and are fairly small but quaint. The service was good at times and slow at others, but all…Continue Reading “British Colonial style – Hilton Nassau / Bahamas”

Arriving at International Airport Palma de Mallorca, wow, the sun is shining 23 degrees in November. It is a press trip to Mallorca, we checked in @ a fine hotel on the island; the Gran Hotel Port Soller Hotel. After our arrival, the hotel welcomes you in style. The reception and check in was easy. They offered us a Champagne and a nice soft drink. Our room was full of luxury, spacious and with a great view. Easy to find the way to Golf de…Continue Reading “Me gusta Hotel Gran Soller / Mallorca / Spain”

Today we feature the lovely Borgo Egnazia Resort. It became famous when Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake were married in Italy and probably had a great time in the hotel. The resort has 63 rooms and suites in the central building. The borgo, set up as a small village with charming lanes, pink and purple bougainvillea and characteristic Puglian white and cream walls, ranging from 400 qm2 rooms to townhouses with kitchen, bathrooms and large sitting areas. There are 28 three-bedroom villas of almost 2700…Continue Reading “Meet Justin Timberlake – Borgo Egnazia / Puglia / Italy”

House & Hotel Magazine loves this nice designer hotel in Milan. Bulgari Hotel presides over a 18th Century palazzo that’s still the hottest address in town. The location sits between Via Montenapoleone and the Accademia di Brera, floating in a dreamy garden of rolling of almost neon-green lawn and elevated outdoor lounge arranged in sexy décor and fichus trees as manicured as the model-looking patrons. Interiors live up to even the loftiest of architectural expectations with Zimbabwe black marble and Zen-undertones compliments of Antonio Citterio…Continue Reading “Residence with style in Italia – Bulgari Hotel / Milano / Italy”