Author: Nicole Haensel

A fresh breeze is blowing across Lake Wolfgangsee, where the Seevilla Wolfgangsee has opened the summer season with a completely new look and yet familiar, cosy charm after an intensive eight-month renovation. From October 2023 to May 2024, the boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Wolfgang underwent a breathtaking transformation. With new panoramic rooms, a rooftop fitness and yoga area and a covered terrace for the restaurant, the Seevilla is ready to enchant its guests all year round. Visionary reorganisation in several phases The vision for the multi-phase renovation was born in 2018, when host Franziska Gastberger and Kirchmayr…

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Experience fine dining in a new way – with the opening at 22 Park Lane in September 2024, London welcomes a new culinary highlight: the MR PORTER Steakhouse. Located at the former address of Trader Vic’s, MR PORTER is run by the renowned THE ENTOURAGE GROUP and promises exceptional cuisine and an equally exceptional ambience. A world of copper and mirrors As soon as you enter the MR PORTER Steakhouse, you feel like Alice in Wonderland. An unobtrusive brass door leads guests into an impressive world of copper, mirrors and soft shimmers. The furniture is kept in delicate colours and…

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The Kimpton BEM Budapest, a pride of the luxury and lifestyle portfolio of IHG Hotels & Resorts, has opened its doors. Imagine an old 19th century manor house that has now been transformed into a super stylish 127-room oasis. A real eye-catcher and perfectly placed with a view of the rich historical and cultural scenery of Budapest. Right on the banks of the Danube and in the centre of the action This gem is located directly on the picturesque banks of the Danube, on the charming Buda side of the city. Here you are right in the centre of the…

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The time has finally come! The Woodward has proudly opened the doors of its brand new cocktail and piano bar, Bar 37. The masterful work of the famous architect Pierre-Yves Rochon is evident in this magnificent jewel, which is enthroned on one of the elegant verandas of the manor house and offers a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva and the picturesque mountains. Inspired by the glamorous Bastion bar in New York City, this Bar 37 brings a touch of luxury, culinary sophistication and musical magic to Geneva, taking the traditional hotel bar experience to a whole new level. A new…

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Abu Dhabi is getting a new luxury magnet! Marriott International has announced that it will open the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the United Arab Emirates in partnership with Eagle Hills. The breathtaking Ramhan Island will be the stage for this ultra-luxurious retreat, which is set to open its doors in 2029. An island like no other Ramhan Island, a piece of paradise in the glittering Arabian Gulf, is being transformed into an oasis of luxury. With an impressive surface area of over 4 million square metres and a network of crystal-clear waterways, the island will be home to exclusive residential…

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Imagine waking up to a view of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea – that’s exactly what awaits you at the brand new DoubleTree by Hilton Nice Centre Iconic. This modern pearl in the heart of Nice invites you to explore the dazzling French Riviera in all its splendour. Perfect location in the heart of Nice The hotel is located right in the vibrant centre of Nice. The famous Promenade des Anglais and the charming old town with its museums and castle hill are just a stone’s throw away. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is less than 15 minutes away and Nice-Ville railway…

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The oasis city of AlUla, a true treasure of history, invites you to a special series of events in August and September: AlUla Moments. Two breathtaking events underline AlUla’s emerging reputation as a hotspot for sport, art and entertainment. Desert Blaze: Running in the spectacular desert scenery The AlUla Desert Blaze will take place on 24 August 2024. The 5 km, 10 km and 21 km races begin in Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The brave participants of the 42 km route start in the Ashar Valley, at the impressive Maraya Hall, whose reflective surfaces make the…

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Imagine a bright summer morning in Hamburg, and a new landmark rises above the city: the Hamburg Bunker. This gigantic project, which is transforming the old bunker at Heiligengeistfeld into a modern, vibrant centre, has finally opened its doors. An absolute must for Hamburg residents and tourists alike. A new landmark for the city The Hamburg-based RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group has transformed the bunker into a lively centre in which the REVERB by Hard Rock® Hamburg stands out. With various gastronomic hotspots such as the KARO&PAUL by Frank Rosin bar, the La Sala restaurant and the Green Beanie roof…

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MMAAH has launched its first own brand and product campaign with an unusual guerrilla stunt in front of Berlin’s trendy gastro hotspots. The goal of this campaign? Generate attention and make the desire for Korean street food palatable to Berliners. MMAAH clearly wants to position itself as a refreshing alternative to traditional fast food chains. The message is clear: you don’t always have to go for the famous schnitzel at Borchardt or the entrecôte at Grill Royal if you want to enjoy something special. Campaign with a difference – on the road and on the water MMAAH’s witty campaign motifs…

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The third edition of the MICHELIN Guide Dubai was presented at the brand new One&Only One Za’abeel, and it was a veritable firework display of stars. More stars, more variety: Dubai’s culinary flight of fancy This year, the MICHELIN Guide Dubai boasts a staggering 106 award-winning restaurants. That’s more than twice as many as the first edition in 2022, when there were only 69. The “Row on 45”, which is proud to be the fourth restaurant in Dubai to be awarded two MICHELIN stars, was placed in the spotlight. A real milestone for the city’s growing and diverse gastronomy scene.…

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