Welcome to Ronda, homebase of chef Benito Gómez. This charming town in Andalucía is very popular amongst visitors. With its stunning landscapes, beautiful walking routes and monuments and top quality produce like wines, meats and olive oils, driving through the area is a real pleasure. Continue Reading
When you’re staying at The Siam Hotel in Bangkok, you feel like a movie star acting in an authentic story in ancient Thailand. The design of the hotel is stunning, the location next to the river is breathtaking and the service is truly attentive.
The sunny Phuket is the home to many nice resorts and hotels, from basic to top-notch, from traditional to contemporary, from vibrant and crowdy to calm and serene. One of the most stylish, tranquil oasises near the popular, somewhat hippyish tropical sandy Surin Beach is the Twinpalms Resort.
Bangkok is booming when it comes to fine dining. More and more top-notch restaurants pop up, and there’s definitely more than Thai food to discover in this cosmopolitan city. Take Sühring for example, the exciting project of the renowned German twin brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring, presenting gastronomic dishes inspired by their home country. With Thailand’s number one Gaggan’s closing in 2020 in mind, Sühring might be the restaurant to take the leading place in most culinary lists, like Asia’s 50 Best, Michelin and The Best Chef Awards. So we went to Bangkok to discover this unique hideaway where German comfort food is lifted to the highest level of gastronomic cooking.
Offering ultimate luxury and privacy, Trisara is the most exclusive and magical resort in Phuket. Be amazed and spend your holidays in one of the ocean view pool suites or villas with top-notch service, enjoy the tranquil beaches and gardens or organize a boat cruise and you’re sure to be totally relaxed, revived and satisfied when you leave. But beware, as chances are that you will never want to go home…
Although many travel brochures will recommend a visit to the West Coast of Phuket, the South East is just as worthwhile. With its amazing views on the neighbouring islands and mangroves, charming fishermen villages like Rawai and not to miss activities like a visit to the Promteph Cape and the Old Town of Phuket, this side of the island has so much to offer. The most quiet area of the rather crowdy Phuket has stolen our hearts. And we’re sure our stay at The Vijitt Resort had something to do with that as well.
Young, ambitious and adventurous… Jim Ophorst (or “Jimmy”, as most Asian people like to say) is a name to remember, as we expect this talented chef to achieve great things in the future. He has made the Thai island of Phuket a must visit stopover for foodies, establishing a truly unique dining concept, that just got awarded its first Michelin star. Chef Jim Ophorst is also one of the selected chefs for the 2019 The Best Chef Awards, so we paid him a visit to discover his cuisine and philosophy.
The Sukhothai Bangkok offers a luxurious, refined and contemporary approach to design and hospitality. The new Club Wing is attractive for both business and leisure guests, offering the convenience of top technology, service, comfort and a varied and extensive F&B offering. Located in a vibrant, cosmopolitan area of the capital of Thailand, it’s the perfect home base to discover the city. Continue Reading
Milan. A city of fashion and design, where everything seems to be super stylish and sophisticated. So when looking for a place to stay, it’s hard not to be tempted by the offering of amazing hotels. So we gave in and booked a stay at the wonderful Château Monfort!
When a monument is renovated to turn it into a hotel you know to expect something magical. That’s exactly what you can experience at the Caro Hotel in Valencia. It’s a high class hotel with top-notch service, elegance and style. At the same time the hotel has a trendy, urban feel and a vibrant atmosphere, without losing attention for quality and discretion.
Restaurant Bareiss has taken classic cooking to the very highest level, with quality, flavour and hospitality in pride of place. And all this in the idyllic surroundings of the delightful Black Forest…
People tend to choose more and more an alternative to a hotel. More space, privacy or cooking facilities are common arguments to decide whether to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel room. This trend now seems to be continuing with city trippers looking for a comfortable oasis in the city center. The ideal solution for those more demanding visitors is an apartment with the luxury of a hotel. At Raphael Suites in Antwerp, they understand this new concept very well.
From catholic orphanage for girls to pop stage with dorms for youngsters from far and wide. From shelter during World War II, to shelter for people from the Dam and Vondelpark to a trendy hotel today. An exceptional building requires a special destination, which has definitely been given to this monumental building from 1886 in which the Arena Hotel is now situated. All of this provides a rich history and unique atmosphere that you can immediately sense as soon as you enter.
Terhills in Maasmechelen is a grand, historic building housing a boutique hotel and a Michelin-starred restaurant. With its beautiful garden this place really seems to be a little Versailles in picturesque Limburg, and with Connecterra, Maasmechelen Village and Euroscoop, high fashion, natural beauty and movie fun are right at the corner. Everything for a relaxing weekend away is available, assuming you even want to do something, of course. Just relaxing in the hotel is perhaps the most fun part of it all.
Great food, travel and artisans; these are the topics we usually write about. In short, this means that we mostly report about hotels, restaurants and crafts. But then we thought, why not cars? These too are refined creations that can be enjoyed in the same context after all. And moreover, we just feel the same passion and excitement. To be able to link all those refined topics, we went away for a weekend with the new Jaguar F-Pace. The destination was Maasmechelen in Limburg, and more specifically the place where the Terhills hotel and restaurant Danny are located. Continue Reading