COPENHAGEN – CAPITAL OF COOL

Not so long ago, Copenhagen was hardly on the map as a culinary destination, but today, with 15 Michelin Star restaurants creating a buzz among locals and visitors alike, the city is justifiably regarded as a foodie paradise.

René Redzepi, Copenhagen’s maestro of cuisine, is one of those to credit for this gastronomic revolution. Together with another culinary visionary, Claus Meyer, in 2003 he started Noma – a world-class restaurant that reinterprets Nordic cuisine. An enormous success, Noma brings fresh farm produce to a high-end setting.

Today, there are hundreds of restaurants, bistros and cafés in the Nordic city and they…
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COPENHAGEN – CAPITAL OF COOL

How the Little Mermaid become a symbol of Denmark

Sitting on a bed of rocks surrounded by people from virtually every corner, The Little Mermaid is an iconic spectacle in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, Scandinavia’s smallest nation and oldest kingdom.

During the summer months, hundreds – if not thousands – flock around this statue, which has graced the Langelinie harbour for more than 100 years.

What attracts tourists to it? It’s not only the focus of a well-known ballet performance or the most popular Disney animated movie. One of the most interesting twists to the plot is that the author of this popular fairytale is a Dane.

The fairytale was first…
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How the Little Mermaid become a symbol of Denmark

Globetrotting 101

Langham NYC

The world’s hottest travel spaces and places…

Langham Place, New York City

Right on Fifth Ave is where Langham Place strikingly takes over the city. Their latest sophisticated dining experience includes a weekend brunch with the luxury comfort cuisine of Chef David Vandenabeele. Be sure to order a cocktail and have the shades lifted for perfect people-watching views.

Paradise Beach Nevis, St Kitts & Nevis

The “Queen of the Caribees” revels in wellness. The options at Paradise Beach are endless: intensive spa time, the usual water activities, horse-riding, cricket, hiking to Mount Nevis past coco trees and…
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New-age “Poshtels”

Gen Copenhagen - Corridor - Nikolas Koenig

“Poshtels” are the hottest new hospitality trend (see our article on Top 3 Global Travel Trends) and the Generator brand is leading the pack when it comes to “design-led” hostels aimed at the trendy traveller who wants a touch of style as part of their value-for-money travel experience. While the hostels need to be affordable, Generator has completely moved away from “cheap and nasty” with offerings in nine European cities.

Design-direction generally comes from the immediate surroundings with art and local culture playing a starring…
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Top 3 global travel trends

Exterior of Generator Barcelona. Image by Nikolas Koenig, courtesy Generator.

Exterior of Generator Barcelona. Image by Nikolas Koenig, courtesy Generator.

Brace yourself! “Poshtels”, “Braggies” and wearable electronics are all the rage on the travel circuit. Well, that’s according to the WTM Global Trends Report 2015 released earlier this month in association with Euromonitor International. Fiona Davern chose her top three trends from the list:

  1. “Poshtels” popularity

Stylish, design-led hostels – aka “poshtels” – are top of mind for cost-conscious Brits and “value-driven” international holiday-makers. Poshtels bring together two previously…
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