Beijing Olympics special: guide to hotels and restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong

When the Beijing Olympics officially begin on August 8, thousands of visitors will descend upon the city to enjoy the games and to explore the country. Many will be visiting Shanghai and Hong Kong, too. That’s why I have put together a list of favorite hotels and restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. We […]

Mapplr’s favorite boutique hotels in Paris

If you are looking for a romantic place to stay in Paris — it could be for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion — check out these two design hotels: Hotel Particulier Montmartre and the Hotel Odeon St. Germain (Left Bank). Hotel Particulier Montmartre Of the two, the Hotel Particulier Montmartre is very special indeed. […]

Munich’s cool places: great Italian food, champagne in the afternoon, walks in the Englischer Garten

I just got back from DLD, a conference organized by Dr. Hubert Burda, in Munich every January. This is my second DLD and like the first one, it was a lot of fun. This time around, I flew into Munich one day early to enjoy the Englischer Garten, one of my favorite parks in the […]