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February 2011 - Newsletter - Seven Stars and Stripes
Seven Stars And Stripes Award Gazette
The Portal for Those who Deserve the Ultimate Award, Daring to Demand... February 2011
In this issue
Viana Hotel and Spa, N.Y. - USA
Kempinski Hybernska Prague, Prague - CZ
Le Grill Restaurant, Prague - CZ
New Team Member: Russia
New Team Member: Central & South America
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NEXT: Peter Lugers Steak House, N.Y. - USA
Viana Hotel And SPA
Viana Hotel And Spa - Logo
New York, USA
5 Stars and 5 Stripes
5 Stars and 5 Stripes
The inviting lobby incorporates dark wood paneling, plants, reeds, warm earthenware, marble floors and Feng Shui lighting that changes the colors of the ceilings and the outside of the hotel as well, thereby creating a peaceful, almost spiritual mood. A handsome young and enthusiastic staff of ladies and gentlemen greeted us at the check in desk (CLICK HERE), and within minutes we were on our way to our amazing second floor suite. The lobby features additional seating areas with stylish sofas and chairs for informal business gatherings. It also has a small but efficient business center with a bank of computers and phones as well as a small convenience shop. ... (CLICK HERE for more)
Viana Hotel And Spa - Suite
... A two sink marble bathroom had a small TV built into the large reflective mirrors. Our bathroom was stocked with luxurious miniature luxury soaps, shampoos, and creams alongside a glass enclosed marble shower and whirlpool tub. Decorative carpeting, Zen-like wall decorations, dark wood offsetting gentle earth tones, oriental pictures, soft lamps, handsome furniture and tapestries gave our suite the feeling of a luxurious, relaxing, spa like home. The suite also had a small porch overlooking the courtyard, perfect for some natural vitamin D. ... (CLICK HERE for more)
Viana Hotel And Spa - Dining
... To start with, the first course was Chicken Francaise Egg Roll, seemingly an oxymoron of conjoined contradictory culinary terms. To discover tender strips of egg battered chicken breast wrapped into a crispy won ton was simply fascinating. A refreshingly crisp 2009 Le Rime Pinot Grigio, Castello Banfi brought together a fragrantly fruit forward but pleasant nose with well-balanced minerality to accentuate the eclectic starter. The next course of Asian Caesar Salad followed the fusion theme by combining traditional romaine lettuce with cashews, crispy won tons tossed with a decidedly twisted Caesar dressing featuring ginger and cashew nuts. A good wine pairing turned out to be 2007 Vigne Regali (Banfi) Principessa Gavia. Produced with 100% cortese grapes reflecting ... (CLICK HERE for more)
Viana Hotel And Spa - Award
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Le Grill Restaurant -Prague
Le Grill Restaurant
Prague, CZ
5 Stars and 5 Stripes
5 Stars and 5 Stripes
After decades of emotion deadening domination simply by being behind the Iron Curtain, Prague has emerged on everyone’s ‘top ten’ bucket list of new places to visit and Le Grill Restaurant is certainly worthy of inclusion on anyone’s ‘top ten’ new culinary escapes. In the tradition of the Franciscan Monks (Hyberns) who grew potatoes in their own garden on this very street, Le Grill uses local sources for many of its fresh ingredients, which in turn become delicious components on Executive Chef Marek Fichtner’s artfully conceived menu. What we know about Chef Marek is impressive, starting in Czech Republic when just out of Culinary School, gaining valuable experience on several large cruise ships including Celebrity Constellation and then on to Saudi Arabia and Switzerland before returning in triumph to his homeland and taking over as Executive Chef and F&B Director at Kempinski Hotel Hybernska. ... (CLICK HERE for more).
Le Grill Restaurant - Prague - Cuisine
... Our dining experience at Le Grill started with Creamy White Tomato Soup with Confit Tomberry Tomatoes, which we eagerly tasted while sipping a locally produced Czech Sauvignon Blanc, Pozdni sber 2008, Reisten. Our servers Hana, Julie and Ilja provided us with a relaxed, unhurried but professional service experience that was greatly appreciated as they effortlessly moved us from course to course. Chef Mareks tasting menu now brought us to Grilled Pike Perch in Lardo on Grilled Polenta and Green Asparagus, a delicious fish with light, firm but tender meat, yielding a delicate flavor. A delightful late-harvest Czech Riesling Ryzlink vlassky, Mikrosvin Mikulov 2009 brought a harmonious and pleasant acidity wrapped in a light green color. ... (CLICK HERE for more)
Le Grill Restaurant - Prague - Dessert
... Finally, dessert of Marzipan Dumplings with Apples and Mascarpone Sabayon worked its magic with three delightful dumplings sitting in light, foaming rich custard topped with a sprig of red currants. We finished the evening with a snifter filled with Gold Slivovitz Private Reserve, a Damson plum spirit with soft aromatics reminiscent of raisins, and violets, as well as other dried fruits, a perfect bedtime beverage. Congratulations to Executive Chef Marek Fichtner, a bright star in the heart of Europe. ... (CLICK HERE for more)
Le Grill Restaurant - Prague - Award
Congratulations to all, from your Guests and from Seven Stars and Stripes:
  • For your visible commitment to excellence.
  • For your willingness to be recognized for your latest innovations.
  • For your devotion to your staff and company.
  • For your ability to receive.
  • For your decision to raise the bar.
In The Press:
* Arrival: Kempinski Hotel Prague
Dear Friends, Thorsten Buehrmann
As spring is just a couple of weeks away and we all are anxious to get out and explore, how about some serious spring shopping in the ‘city that doesn’t sleep’? Allow me to introduce a newly discovered gem on Long Island’s distinctive Gold Coast - the Feng Shui inspired Viana Hotel & Spa and its exciting open kitchen where enticing cuisine is prepared for all to watch. Another hot spot is Prague, one of the most beautiful and romantic travel destinations of the world, no matter what time of the year one is visiting. Consider the breathtakingly beautiful baroque Palace Kempinski Hybernska Prague - home to one of Pragues finest culinary gems, Le Grill Restaurant. After decades of emotion deadening domination simply by being behind the Iron Curtain, Prague has emerged on everyones top ten bucket list of new places to visit and Le Grill Restaurant is certainly worthy of inclusion on anyones top ten new culinary escapes. - We are delighted to welcome Mr. Victor Esquivel to our Central and South America team and Mr. Andrej Petratschkov to our Russian team. - Until next month with an interesting Mystery Review and a Special Feature of Peter Lugers Steak House, serving its famous steaks since 1887 in Great Neck, on New York's Gold Coast as well.
I remain yours truly
Signature Thorsten Buehrmann
Thorsten Buehrmann
Andrej Petratschkov Mr. Andrej Petratschkov
Coordinator Russia
Languages: Russian, German & English
Email: Andrej@SevenStarsAndStripes.com
We are delighted to welcome Mr. Andrej Petratschkow to our Seven Stars and Stripes team as Coordinator in our Russia and Former Soviet States Division. Diplomat Petratschkow, fluent in English, German and Russian, served as advisor in the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation and represented Russia in Hamburg Germany as Senior Consul. Mr. Petratschkow studied International Law, Communication & Relations in Moscow at the MGIMO University. Now he is as a businessman active in consulting and investment as well.
Victor Esquivel Mr. Victor Esquivel
Coordinator Central & South America
Languages: Spanish & English
Email: Victor@SevenStarsAndStripes.com
We are delighted to welcome Mr. Víctor Esquivel Chaverri to our Seven Stars and Stripes team as Coordinator in our Central and South America Division. Victor is an energetic hospitality professional who is fluent in Spanish and English. Based in Santa Lucía de Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica. Victor is an expert in International Public Relations, marketing, e-marketing, social responsibility and Green Program management.
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Kempinski - Prague
Kempinski Prague - Logo
Prague, CZ
6 Stars and 6 Stripes
6 Stars and 5 Stripes
Try to imagine, we were effortless gliding through the unusually calm city traffic, in a BMW house limo from the 7 series, on the way to the Kempinski Hybernska Hotel Prague, located within close proximity to the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. The breathtakingly beautiful baroque Palace Kempinski Hybernska Prague - “U Vežníku - is said to have gone through many changes since its inception in 15th century up until it became one of Kempinski's most unique hotels, a charming, tasteful merge of the historical and contemporary throughout its premises. ... (CLICK HERE for more)
Kempinski Prague - Lobby
... Kempinskis slogan for this unique property is Welcome(s) to the Luxury of Space in the heart of Europe. Space is, like in any of the great cities of the world, an issue and the Palace Kempinski Hybernska Prague offers mostly suites that allow precious space. Impressive - , from the moment we entered the intimate lobby area to our departure, we didnt expect anything less from General Manger Peter Knoll, who took over Kempinskis sole property in the Czech Republic, last April. Peter Knoll, a German with over two decades experience in the hospitality industry, came to Prague from the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in Budapest, Hungary. ... (CLICK HERE for more)
Kempinski Prague - Suite
... We adored the sophisticated combination of the historical and contemporary style throughout the entire hotel and especially in our accommodations, a private balcony allowing us to gaze over the mesmerizing views of a city that, yes, gets some sleep at night, precious Prague. Our suite featured a comfortable living area, a separate bedroom, a well-designed kitchenette and impeccable bath facilities. We assure you that the Kempinski Hybernskas Presidential Suite will have you stunned with its unparalleled views over the historic city while residing in contemporary elegance. ... (CLICK HERE for more)
Kempinski Prague - Award
Schloessle Hotel Book
Our exquisite hardcover coffee table books, custom designed for each resort, hotel, spa and restaurant, feature highlights and possible excursions of each establishment, along with the Seven Stars and Stripes review and award presentation. These impressive hard cover books, now available in three different styles, are luxuriously wrapped and make great holiday gifts and keepsakes, all the while showing the full potential of what guests may experience. Please ‘CLICK and FLIP through the Seven Stars and Stripes review and award celebration at the Schloessle Hotel Tallinn, Estonia. Enjoy!
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A fresh wind is blowing at the legendary Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin since the appointment of Oliver Eller as General Manager.
In Next Gazette:
* Peter Luger’s Steak House, N.Y. - USA
Kempinski Prague - GM Peter Knoll & Thorsten Buehrmann

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