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Fashion hotels are very much in vogue. Bvlgari, Armani, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Missoni, Moschino and more, all have designs on the hotel market. No longer content with just selling couture, an increasing number of fashion designers have decided to open hotels where their clients can eat, sleep and breathe the brand (owing to monogrammed toiletries and tableware and catwalk-ready staff uniform) and even to take it home – Armani’s Milan hotel is situated above his Emporio Armani flagship store. Some designers have gone all out and taken on whole properties: here’s looking at Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix, as a case in point. Lagerfeld is behind the Schlosshotel in the heart of Berlin, while Lacroix was responsible for the refurbishment of Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo.

Want to live like Donatella Versace for week or two? Check into Palazzo Versace on Australia’s Gold Coast or the Palazzo Versace Dubai. Staying in the dazzling desert kingdom, you’ll also find Armani Hotel Dubai – Armani's Dubai masterpiece that has all the understated chic you'd expect from the maestro, teamed with Italian hospitality. Across the Atlantic, Ralph Lauren has designed all 36 oceanfront guest-rooms at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica while Oscar de la Renta developed the Dominican Republic’s Tortuga Bay Hotel. Other fashion icons have followed suit on a smaller scale: Diane von Furstenberg created 20 personalised rooms at Claridge’s in London in 2010, while Vera Wang is the talent behind the Halekulani Suite at Honolulu's beachfront Halekulani in Hawaii.


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Special Features Editor Kaye Holland

Editor Siddharth Thaker

Production team Rasha Akar Nadeem George Denis Halilaj Tracy Rolfe

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And this designer hotel trend appears to be no fad. Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai is set to open its doors any day now, withTommy Hilfiger also turning into a hotelier. The American fashion mogul will open his first hotel, the Raleigh Hotel, in Miami's South Beach later this year. Another designer to launch a sideline in the luxury hotel business is Thierry Mugler. The French designer behind the eponymous fashion label, has gone into partnership with design and architecture consultancy firm +Cassia to launch a new brand of luxury hotels and resorts. All of which is why, in this issue, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the most fashionable designer hotels and bedroom suites you can stay in (or soon will) be able to stay in… Suite dreams!

Editorial Team Ana Strack Christopher O’Toole Rebecca Cohen Phil Blizzard Photography Mark Hakansson Ben Roberts Anjjelo San Buenaventura Business Development Chris Frost Sion Rapson Gina Reynolds Mike Sawicki

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10 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT

GIORGIO ARMANI We reveal 10 interesting facts about the patron saint of Italian fashion


Film over fashion If Armani was starting over again, he would pursue a career in film-making as opposed to fashion. Giorgio, who dressed Richard Gere in American Gigolo and Robert De Niro in The Untouchables calls himself a “frustrated actor, director, producer and even lighting cameraman.”

Sports mad Giorgio Armani is a huge sports aficionado. His favourite football team is Inter Milan and he has previously dressed the Chelsea FC team, in addition to working on the interiors at Stamford Bridge. Armani has also designed suits for Italy’s 1994 World Cup side and is on the board of Olimpia Milano basketball team.

Mr Perfect The Italian legend, who it keeps it simple by wearing a daily uniform of navy sweater, navy pants and white tennis shoes, has admied that he is a perfectionist who likes “to control every aspect” of his shows. In an interview with Vogue, the fashion mogul revealed that is 10 times worse than Tom Ford on details, who is also according to Armani, the only designer worthy enough to take over for him once he retires.

Medicine man Fashion wasn't Giorgio’s first career choice. Armani studied medicine and then went into the army before deciding clothes were his true calling.

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Life begins at 40 Armani was 41 when he finally launched his own ready-to-wear label. Branching out in his later years with perfumes, accessories, electronics, confectionary, shoes, watches, cosmetics, housewares, cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and yes branded hotels and resorts, Armani has turned his name into a worldwide style brand of elegance.

Pump it up The fashion genius was briefly into bodybuilding when he was younger and today, is a dedicated vegetarian who hits his personal gym every morning at 7am. Make no mistake: Armani’s body is his temple. He steered clear of cocaine – the glamour drug of the 70s (the era Armani launched his fashion line – and other drugs and has never smoked as much as a cigaree.

Italy’s fashion pioneer Armani is fashion’s patron saint in Italy. He has designed uniforms for the police, kied out taxi drivers and has even designed the cover of the Pope's book of gospels.


The rise of the bomber jacket Bomber jackets were created during World War One to keep pilots warm (as airplanes at the time didn’t have an enclosed cockpit). However it was Armani who popularised the bomber jacket: the very first pieces he designed under his own name were a series of leather bomber jackets in 1970.

His company has a single shareholder The Armani empire remains privately owned and operated by Giorgio Armani, having resisted offers from LVMH and Gucci to bring his brand under their labels. “I decided to keep my independence," he once said of the offers. "I have the last stand-alone business in the sector.”

Music maers The man is regular in rap lyrics. TI, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa are just a few stars who have given Armani a mention in their music. Meanwhile the late Notorious B.I.G – a revered hip-hop artist and face of East Coast gangsta rap – apparently had a penchant for Armani pyjamas.

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FashionT Get inspired by the following quotes, from some of the greatest fashion designers, that will never go out of style

Don't be into trends. Don't m but you decide what you are, express by the way you dress a Gianni Versace One is never overdressed or underdressed with a Liî…&#x;le Black Dress." Karl Lagerfeld

What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." Miuccia Prada

Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself." Oscar de la Renta I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it." Alexander McQueen


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make fashion own you, what you want to and the way to live.”

Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.” Alber Elbaz

People will stare. Make it worth their while." Harry Winston

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FashionTalk

I don't design clothes. I design Ralph Lauren The joy of dressing is an art." John Galliano

Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself." Oscar de la Renta

Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." Giorgio Armani

Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who's wearing it.� Yves Saint Laurent


n dreams.”

I don't do fashion. I am fashion.” Coco Chanel In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." Coco Chanel

Fashion is like eating, you shouldn't stick to the same menu." Kenzo Takada

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FashionTalk Style is something each of us all we need to do is find it.” Diane von Furstenberg Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing." Alexander Wang


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Fashions fade, style is eternal." Yves Saint Laurent

How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?" Sonia Rykiel

In diďŹƒcult times, fashion is always outrageous." Elsa Schiaparelli

Fashion is very important. It is lifeenhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.� Vivienne Westwood

The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress." Hubert de Givenchy

Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them." Marc Jacobs

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Experience authentic Dubai hospitality and true Italian luxury in the sophisticated comfort of our 160 stylish living spaces. Featuring the personal touch of Giorgio Armani throughout, Armani Hotel Dubai

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ArmAni Hotel DubAi Armani Hotels & Resorts brings together the impeccable taste of Giorgio Armani and the developmental expertise of Emaar Properties. The Emaar-Giorgio Armani partnership is truly global in nature. Emaar, one of the world’s leading integrated lifestyle developers, and Giorgio Armani, one of the world’s leading fashion icons, together create a brand and a product that is unsurpassed in innovative design, style, form and function. www.virtualworldinternet.com/portfolio /armani-hotel-dubai


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ARMANI HOTEL EVERY ASPECT OF THE HOTEL’S DESIGN AND SERVICE OFFERINGS HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND PLANNED BY GIORGIO ARMANI HIMSELF, FROM THE BESPOKE FURNISHINGS TO RESTAURANT MENUS AND IN-ROOM AMENITIES.


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Armani Hotel Dubai, the first hotel designed by Giorgio Armani, in collaboration with leading property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, in Burj Khalifa, is offering visitors to Dubai an unprecedented choice for luxurious indulgence in elegant seings. Armani Hotel Dubai has created a new benchmark in luxury hospitality, pushing the accepted norms and frontiers in the industry. The collaboration with Giorgio Armani brings a new level of aesthetics to the hotel. Additionally, the concept of Lifestyle Managers, who meet every need of

the guests, introduced for the first time in Armani Hotel Dubai, has redefined service standards. The ‘Stay with Armani’ philosophy has been overwhelmingly well received by guests, as it ensures they benefit from a ‘home-away-fromhome’ experience that goes well beyond visual aesthetics. The hotel also enjoys several other special features, including the location in Burj Khalifa, which means it possesses unparalleled views of Dubai and beyond.

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Located in Burj Khalifa, occupying the floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 and 39, the hotel features 160 luxurious guest rooms and suites, seven innovative restaurants, exclusive retail outlets and a spa. Practicality and elegance, the cornerstones of Armani’s signature style, combine with precious materials and sophisticated finishes to create a highly personalised space. The choice of restaurants, all hugely popular with guests and walk-in diners, includes a selection of world cuisines ranging from Japanese and Indian

to Mediterranean and authentic Italian fine dining. Also popular among guests are the three exclusive retail outlets: Armani/Galleria, the first and only place in Dubai where the Giorgio Armani/Privé collection is showcased; Armani/Dolci, a luxurious confectionary store offering a selection of chocolates, and more; and Armani/Fiori, a floral boutique offering exquisite fresh flower arrangements and exclusively designed vases by Giorgio Armani.


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Based on the philosophy that travel is as much an emotional journey as a physical one, Armani Hotel Dubai assigns each hotel guest a personal Lifestyle Manager who will serve as a personal contact and host from the moment they make a reservation to the time they check out and even beyond. As part of Armani Hotel Dubai’s continuous commitment to originate value-added features, the hotel introduced Armani/SPA, offering fully tailored sensory experiences that suit individual

needs. Each unique space in the Armani/SPA provides a context for personalized treatments, personal fitness and sequential thermal bathing, as well as for private and social relaxation. Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, described as “The Centre of Now”, and is within walking distance of The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. dubai.armanihotels.com

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The full 235 square metres of comfort and convenience includes a spacious bedroom, and separate living and dining rooms; complete with full-service pantry and bar, private study, and impressive circular entrance hall with powder room and storage closet.

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The “Stay with Armani” philosophy promises a “home-away-from-home” experience. A global design first, the hotel has been designed and developed by Giorgio Armani, and reflects the pure elegance, simplicity and sophisticated comfort that define his signature style.

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Armani Hotel Dubai features 160 guestrooms and suites, is located in the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and just minutes away from The Dubai Mall. Armani Hotel Milano offers 95 guestrooms and suites and is the second hotel under the Armani Hotels & Resorts banner.


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FENDI A leader in the luxury industry for over 90 years, Fendi began its legendary story in 1925 when Edoardo Fendi and Adele Casagrande opened a leather and fur atelier in the historic centre of Rome. Nearly a century later, the innovative crasmanship and creativity that has always distinguished Fendi lives on. Constantly inspired by the magic of Rome, the House of Fendi has thrived on its enviable heritage becoming a unique and coveted icon of luxury. Over the years, the Fendi legacy has reached new levels of expansion and success thanks to the bold stylistic vision of the five Fendi sisters, followed by the creative genius of Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi who revolutionised and reinterpreted Fendi’s excellence. From the iconic Baguee and Peekaboo bags, to the avant-garde ready-to-wear collections and outstanding furs, Fendi’s collections embody a daring creativity that have crowned the Maison as a true and refined symbol of glamour, expertise and experimentation.

Part of the LVMH Group since 2001, Fendi is now active in all creative worlds and continues its longstanding relationship with the world of cinema and art and design, which have deeply impacted its history. Fuelled by an ambitious retail plan of new openings, Fendi currently boasts 200 stores worldwide with future plans to expand in all markets.


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LVMH The mission of the LVMH group is to represent the most refined qualities of Western "Art de Vivre" around the world. Since its creation in 1987, LVMH has comprised a unique portfolio of over 70 prestigious brands.

Watches & Jewellery: this business group comprises upscale brands such as Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet and Hublot.

The Group is active in five different sectors which are as follows:

Selective Distribution: the LVMH Selective Retailing sector covers the four corners of the world with Sephora, DFS, La Grande Épicerie, Le Bon Marché and Starboard Cruise Services.

Wines & Spirits: the group is the world leader in premium wines and spirits, with the help of prestigious brands such as Château d’Yquem, Dom Pérignon, Hennessy, Mercier, Moët & Chandon and Ruinart. Fashion & Leather goods: LVMH boasts an exceptional array of prestige fashion and leather goods brands, including Louis Vuion, Loro Piana, Loewe, Céline, Givenchy, Berluti and Kenzo. Perfumes & cosmetics: with a unique portfolio that includes leading Houses and prestigious niche brands (Dior, Guerlain, Acqua di Parma, Fresh, Benefit Cosmetics), LVMH is a major global player in perfumes and cosmetics for beauty care and makeup.

In addition, LVMH is a key player in the media sector with Groupe Les Echos, overseeing several business, finance, arts and culture publications.


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KARL LAGERFELD Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cuing-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool: its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge. Lagerfeld’s portfolio includes ready-towear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewellery. In 2016 the company launched bridal fine jewellery and KARL LAGERFELD PARIS, which brings Parisian-inspired styles to North America.

Karl Lagerfeld’s expanding network includes over 95 mono-brand points of sale worldwide, plus a premium wholesale presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries and reflects KARL LAGERFELD’s expertise in engagement through digital innovation.


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✶ DIOR

Christian Dior was a visionary. Beginning with his first collection in 1947 he rewrote the rules of modern elegance and imposed his style on the entire world. Well beyond fashion, he brought women his vision of beauty and happiness; he loved and reinvented a refined art de vivre. Concerned with restoring a unique savoir faire, Christian Dior stated: “True Luxury requires genuine materials and the craman’s sincerity“.

From the renowned Bar suit to the grandest evening gowns, the famous Lady Dior bag to the Dior VIII, each of these pieces reveal the excellence, the refinement and the savoir faire of a unique traditional cra that the House of Dior conveys for more than 60 years.

The House of Dior has been built upon this wonderful heritage that makes Dior the supreme icon of luxury. This heritage continues today thanks to the talent of its creators with the same audacity and inventiveness that inspired Monsieur Dior.

True to the spirit of its founder, Dior is pursuing and accelerating since 2010 its strong ties with the world of the arts, with an ever increasing number of exhibitions by contemporary artists around the globe. The House of Dior has an international network of freestanding boutiques spread throughout 38 countries and undertakes ambitious development projects in every major market.


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GIORGIO ARMANI Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer who is famous all over the world for his stylish and elegant menswear. The Godfather of fashion started his design work in the early 1960s, and did his first major designs for the house of Nino Cerruti. During the 1970s he freelanced for companies including Gibo’ and Bagua, before opening his own design house in 1975, producing his first collections for men and women for the spring/summer season of 1976. Armani quickly became notable for his signature style which continues today – so, easy to wear fabrics, in elegantly simple cuts. His suits were among the first to remove significant amounts of padding and canvas from shoulders and chest, favouring a more body-conscious look.

During the 1980s and 1990s the brand became the global fashion powerhouse it is today, with forays into casual sportswear, children’s clothing, home furnishings,gis and hotels available in over 35 different countries around the world. Armani is also the first ever designer to ban models who had a Body Mass Index (BMI) under 18.


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CHRISTIAN LACROIX In April 1987, a new Fashion House was founded in a private mansion at 73 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the heart of Paris. The House of Christian Lacroix was created by Arlesian couturier Christian Lacroix and press agent Jean-Jacques Picart, with support from Bernard Arnault. Word quickly spread throughout Paris and Christian Lacroix’s name was on everyone’s lips. Later that year in July, Christian Lacroix unveiled his first Haute Couture collection for Autumn-Winter 1987. This first collection was a radiant, opulent, virtuosic homage to the couturier’s roots, each look was infused with Mediterranean influences, and was wildly successful, blowing the dust off the subdued world of 1980s high fashion and turning Parisian fashion of the day on its head. At a time when fashion was focused on simplicity, Christian Lacroix chose exuberance. When black became the standard, he opted for blood red, fuchsia pink and bright yellow. Throughout the 1990s, the brand continued to grow, diversifying its portfolio with household linen, tableware and more. This diversification continued to pick up speed in the following decade.

In 2005, LVMH sold the House to its current owners, the Falic family, giving it new momentum as it explored other niches while continuing the House’s previous activities. Christian Lacroix le his position as the House’s Artistic Director in late 2009. Sacha Walckhoff, who had worked at the House since 1992, was named Creative Director and continued the House’s transformation alongside President Nicolas Topiol, extending the creative focus to decoration and lifestyle collections. By combining the Christian Lacroix brand’s excellence with exceptionally-skilled collaborators, the House’s Studio expresses its talent by creating varied and unexpected collections in men’s fashion, accessories (scarves, sunglasses, handbags, jewellery, watches and mobile phone accessories) and lifestyle (fabrics, wallpapers, cushions, rugs, tableware, candles and stationery). Christian Lacroix products are now sold in more than 5,000 retail locations around the world.


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OSCAR DE LA RENTA The Dominican-born American fashion designer was revered for his couture-like ready-to-wear collections that were beloved by socialites, U.S. First Ladies and red-carpet celebrities, during a career that spanned some 50 years. De la Renta, who le his native Dominican Republic at the age of 18 to study painting at the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, established his own eponymous company in New York in 1965. The label quickly came to represent casual luxury and was famed for its evening wear and suits for women, which over the years became wardrobe staples for A-listers including actresses Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker and Penélope Cru former First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.

Although he seled in New York, de la Renta also marketed his work in Latin America, where it became very popular, and remained active in his native Dominican Republic, where his charitable activities and personal achievements earned him the Juan Pablo Duarte Order of Merit and the Order of Cristóbal Colón. Despite baling cancer for the last eight years of his life (De la Renta passed away in 2014), his fashion empire prospered. Among his last notable creations was the ivory tulle bridal gown worn by British-based human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin when she wed actor George Clooney in 2014.


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CHANEL "Chanel is above all a style. Fashion passes, style remains."

So said Gabrielle Chanel and this simple statement captures the essence of her revolutionary contribution to culture. Designer, visionary, artist, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel reinvented fashion by transcending its conventions, creating an uncomplicated luxury that changed women’s lives forever. She followed no rules, epitomising the very modern values of freedom, passion and feminine elegance.

CHANEL continues, aer almost a century, to inspire women of all ages all over the world with its timeless modernity. CHANEL has continued this glorious heritage of creation, playing fearlessly with Coco’s radical legacy, offering a vision for the future of the House that is as memorable as its past. From the lile black dress to the tweed suit, the quilted handbag to the two-tone shoe and camellia brooch, the perfect red lipstick and the world’s best-selling fragrance N°5, the list of CHANEL’s innovations is unparalleled


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VERSACE Founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, Versace is one of the world's leading international fashion brands and is a symbol of Italian style worldwide. The Myth of Versace is famous throughout the world – It is a myth of fashion, glamour and being sexy. The key elements, also known as the DNA of the Maison, include leather and studs, metal mesh, colour and print and baroque aesthetics. These elements are oen inspired by arts & artists, theatre & ballet, and celebrity culture.

From the beginning, Versace has brought together the worlds of fashion and mythology. This is symbolised by the Versace logo – the head of Medusa – and the repeated interlocking paern known as the Greek key. The company designs, manufactures, distributes and retails luxury products ranging from the haute couture of Atelier Versace, to prét-à-porter collections, from jewellery to perfumes, from home furnishings to fine porcelain art de la table collections, from watches to interior design projects.


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RALPH LAUREN What began 40 years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining American style. Ralph Lauren, a boy from the Bronx who became a global fashion icon, and his label have always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting people to take part in his brand’s dream. The iconic American fashion brand was the innovator of lifestyle advertisements that tell a story and the first to create stores that encourage customers to participate in that lifestyle. Today, the Ralph Lauren Group manages a total of 17 fashion brands and 4 lifestyle brands across 493 directly operated stores in 30 countries. Ralph Lauren is most wellknown for the Polo shirt from the oldest brand in its portfolio – Polo Ralph Lauren. The product lines of Ralph Lauren cover all areas of apparel fashion, including men wear, women wear, women’s watches and jewellery, children’s wear and sportswear.

The distinct identity of a preppy, aspirational American look is so powerful that it is now defined as a key element of American fashion. With a multitude of subbrands under the umbrella brand of Ralph Lauren catering to the needs of various market segments, Ralph Lauren has indeed become one of the strongest fashion brands in the world.


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MISSONI Missoni is the brainchild of husband and wife team, Oavio and Rosita Missoni.

The pair met at the Olympic games in London (he was a runner and designed the Italian team's uniforms, while she was there studying English).

In 1973, they won the Neiman Marcus Award, which is typically thought of as the Oscars of fashion, and they also helped create Milan Fashion Week in the early 70s.

Aer marrying in 1953, they opened a small knitwear workshop in Gallarate, Italy, and began making knit sweaters and dresses on the machines Rosita’s family used to make shawls and bedspreads.

Today, Missoni is still very much a family affair: the company is run by the Missoni's’ children and grandchildren, encompassing ready-to-wear, haute couture, household furnishings, scent and luxury hotels.

They launched the Missoni brand in 1955 which soon became a household name owing to the label’s bold, geometric paerns. However it was a show in Florence in 1967 that really put the Missoni brand on the fashion map. Upon noticing that the models’ bras were showing through their lamé tops, ruining the intended effect, Rosita instructed them to remove the offending items of underwear. Under the catwalk lighting, however, the tops became totally transparent and the show’s organisers were not amused.


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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Diane von Furstenberg founded her eponymous line in 1972.

It has since become a global luxury fashion brand celebrated for its bold and creative approach to colour and print, and admired for its sensual femininity. Renowned for its iconic wrap dress and signature prints, DVF now offers a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories, and has established itself as a leader of feminine silhouees in the fashion industry. As Founder and Chairman of DVF, Diane continues to devote much of her time to her many philanthropic endeavours. She serves on the board of Vital Voices, a nongovernmental organisation that supports female leaders and entrepreneurs around the world. In 2010, with the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Diane established the DVF Awards to honour and provide grants to women who have displayed leadership, strength and courage in their commitment to their causes.

With the DVF corporate headquarters in New York’s Meatpacking District, Diane has also been a vocal member of the community and was actively involved in the campaign to save the historic High Line railway and to develop The High Line into what it is today. Diane serves on the board of the Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation and is leading the fundraising effort to raise $100 million for the Foundation, which, in partnership with the National Park Service, will build the new $70 million Statue of Liberty Museum and continue the beautification of Liberty Island. She also serves on the board of The Shed, the new centre for artistic and cultural innovation in New York City.


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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO The 11th of 14 children, Salvatore Ferragamo was born in 1898 in Bonito, a small village 100km from Naples. Even as a child, Salvatore showed a great passion for shoes: at the age of 11 he was apprenticed to a shoemaker in Naples and at 13 he opened his own shop in Bonito. When he was 16, he travelled to America to join one of his brothers who was working for a large shoe factory in Boston. Salvatore was fascinated by the modern machinery and production processes but he also saw how they could limit product quality. In the early Twenties he moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he opened a shoemaking and repair shop and began designing and making shoes for the movies. Meanwhile, in his ongoing search for shoes with the perfect fit, he studied human anatomy, chemical engineering and mathematics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. When the movie industry moved to Hollywood, Salvatore Ferragamo went with it. In 1923 he opened the ‘Hollywood Boot Shop’, which marked the start of his career as ‘shoemaker to the stars’, as he was defined by the local press. In 1927 Ferragamo decided to return to his native Italy and chose to sele in Florence.

it was during the 30s that Ferragamo turned out some of his most popular and widelyimitated creations, like his strong, yet light cork ‘wedges’. In 1938 these successful creations enabled him to pay the first instalment for the purchase of all of Palazzo Spini Feroni, which has been the company’s headquarters ever since. The years that followed saw many memorable inventions: the stileo heels with metal reinforcement made famous by Marilyn Monroe, the gold sandals and the invisible sandals with nylon thread uppers (for which Ferragamo won the prestigious ‘Neiman Marcus Award’ in 1947, marking the first time that the fashion Oscar was bestowed on a shoe designer). When Salvatore Ferragamo died in 1960 he had achieved his lifelong dream: he had designed and made the most beautiful shoes in the world. He le it to his family to carry on and fulfil another dream that he had nurtured in his final years: transforming Ferragamo into a great fashion brand offering not only shoes, but bags, eye wear, accessories, perfumes and hotels.


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VIVIENNE TAM Vivienne Tam effortlessly blends her cultural roots with a modern design vocabulary recognised for its artistry. Vivienne Tam, honoured by Forbes magazine as one of the “25 Top ChineseAmericans in Business”, is an international designer known for her culture-bridging, east-meets-west approach to design as well as pioneering global collaborations marrying fashion with technology and renowned brands.

In 2015, Tam’s three iconic gowns including Buddha collection were highlighted in the Metropolitan Museum Exhibition: China: Through the Looking Glass and received rave reviews. The entire process of staging the exhibit was made into a documentary The First Monday in May which premiered around the globe.

She is also the author of the award winning book China Chic and pieces from her collections are housed in the permanent archives of the world’s most prestigious museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Andy Warhol Museum in Pisburgh.

In 2016, Tam received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Beijing InStyle Expo for her contribution to promoting Chinese art and culture.


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VERA WANG A native New Yorker who spent her career at the forefront of fashion.

Vera Wang began a sweeping makeover of the bridal industry in 1990 with the opening of her flagship salon at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City. Today, the salon continues to showcase collections known for sophisticated drama, feminine detailing and a modern approach to bridal design.

The Vera Wang brand reflects her vision to create a lifestyle that goes beyond core bridal and ready-to-wear, and into publishing, fragrance, beauty, accessories, home and hotel suites. These collections are positioned at the highest end of the luxury market.

In 2000, Vera Wang’s enthusiasm for couture fashion resulted in the launch of her highly acclaimed ready-to-wear collection. The Council of Fashion Designers of America honoured Vera Wang by naming her ‘Womenswear Designer of the Year’ in 2005. Known for her nonchalant approach to style and luxury, Vera Wang’s ready-to-wear collections resonate with her signature layering, intricate draping and exquisite aention to detail.

Driven by artistic, modern and luxurious design and style, couture-like quality and a high level of customer service, Vera Wang’s collections hold impeccable customer appeal.


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A BATHING APE Established by Japanese designer Nigo in 1993.

A Bathing Ape (also known as BAPE) encompasses men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, as well as a variety of accessories and lifestyle items, and has garnered a cult following for its graphic streetwear style. The brand’s name is a play on words to a Japanese saying, “A Bathing Ape In Lukewarm Water,” which insinuates overindulgence and serves as an ironic reference to Japan’s spoiled youth culture, which happens to be the brand’s own customers. Drawing inspiration from the original Planet of the Apes movies, the imprint’s clever marketing schemes and limited runs helped catapult BAPE to the very pinnacle of streetwear.

Currently the brand has 19 stores in Japan, with additional locations in Hong Kong, New York, Taipei, Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Singapore. The brand has also branched out from apparel, having opened Bape Cuts for hair cuts, a cafe, several imprint standalone stores for its in-house brands, as well as an art gallery in Kyoto and a hotel suite in Beijing. Aside from its iconic camo-infused garments, BAPE is a frequent collaborator with a host of brands and characters from popular media including Undefeated, PUMA, Billionaire Boys Club, SpongeBob Squarepants, Marvel, and Hello Kiy among various others. In 2011, it was announced that Hong Kongbased fashion conglomerate I.T Group purchased the brand for US$2.8 million USD. When Nigo revealed he was exiting A Bathing Ape in 2013 aer two decades at its helm, the designer did so by posting an image to Instagram showing a toy-version of himself being lowered into a grave.


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DIESEL Since its creation in 1978, Diesel has experienced extraordinary growth and has evolved from being a leading pioneer in denim into the world of premium casual wear, becoming a true alternative to the established luxury market. Diesel’s philosophy has remained the same as the day of its creation: Renzo Rosso had envisaged a brand that would stand for passion, individuality and self-expression. Diesel thrives on change, producing no less than 3,000 new products every season and each one derives from a process of enormous creative freedom, ensuring constant innovation. The collections include: Diesel (recently ‘rebooted’ by the arrival of Nicola Formichei as its Artistic Director), Diesel Black Gold (the contemporary line designed by Andreas Melbostad) and Diesel Kid.

Diesel is not just apparel and denim: it’s a lifestyle, which has been interpreted through licenses (under the creative leadership of Andrea Rosso) with leading companies to develop watches and jewellery (with Fossil), eyewear (with Marcolin), fragrances (with L’Oréal), helmets (with AGV), headphones (with Monster), bikes (with Pinarello), strollers (with Bugaboo) and a complete home collection (with Foscarini, Moroso, Zucchi, Selei and Scavolini). Meanwhile Diesel’s former creative director, Wilbert Das, opened a hotel in rural Brazil called Uxua Casa Hotel.


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MOSCHINO “Fashion should be fun and should send a message," said Franco Moschino, the enfant terrible of Italian fashion, who founded the house of Moschino in 1984. Through the years, his collections included tongue-in-cheek items like a cashmere jacket reading “rich bitch” and a jacket embroidered at the waist with the words “waist of money.” Moschino was first drawn to fashion when he aended evening classes at Milan's Brera Academy of Fine Arts from 1967 to 1969. He went on to work as a free-lance illustrator with Italian Gianni Versace from 1974 to 1977 and then as a designer of numerous fashion collections for other houses before launching his own label. Following Moschino’s death in 1994, Rossella Jardini served as the label’s creative director until 2013 turning out playful, wearable collections.

Today American fashion designer, Jeremy Sco - a former Moschino intern - has taken over as Creative Director of the brand and continues to imbue every collection with the iconic humour, irreverence and statement style appeal for which Moschino is renowned. Over the years, the brand has expanded to include the younger Moschino Cheap & Chic line, the Love Moschino denim line, fragrance, lingerie, accessories and boutique hotels.


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SILVIA TCHERASSI Silvia Tcherassi is regarded as one of the most creative and innovative personalities in the fashion industry. Born in Baranquilla, Colombia, on the shores of the Caribbean, she began her career as an interior designer, but the search for new artistic expressions led her into fashion. With more than 25 years in the industry, Tcherassi has shown her prêt-à-porter collections at the fashion weeks in Milan and Paris as a special guest of the organisers. Tcherassi received one of the France’s highest honours, becoming Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Leres, an honour bestowed on leaders of the international arts community for their “contribution and commitment to cultural service.” She is the author of the book Elegancia sin esfuerzo (Effortless Elegance) about her approach to fashion and style. Her collections include prêt à porter, bridal, home and accessories, which can all be found online, in selected retailers and at her namesake boutiques around the world.

Searching to expand her vision beyond fashion, Tcherassi opened her first namesake luxury hotel in Cartagena, Colombia to much critical acclaim as part of the new Tcherassi Hotel Collection. She followed this up by launching the Tcherassi Home Collection.


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ELSA SCHIAPARELLI Elsa Schiaparelli, known as the Queen of Fashion, was the supreme innovator of dress design in the first half of the 20th century Born in Rome in 1890, Schiaparelli ran away from her upper-class family and opened her first couture house in Paris in the late 20s.offering ready-to-wear clothing, jewellery, perfume, cosmetics, lingerie, and swimsuits to complement her fashionable line of clothing. Her designs were noted for combining eccentricity with simplicity and a trim neatness with flamboyant colour (particularly hot pink which came to be known as "Schiaparelli pink”. Herr reputation was such that she became the first female fashion designer to be featured on the cover of the American magazine Time in 1934. From the outset, Elsa and her designs for women with a strong and independent personality aracted famous customers: Wallis Simpson, the future Duchess of Windsor (whose tousseau would bear the Schiaparelli label), Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall, Gene Tierney, Gala Dali, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Daisy Fellowes, Nusch Eluard (who wore Schiaparelli for her portrait by Pablo Picasso), Arley, Vivien Leigh, Ginger

Rogers, Juliee Gréco, Mae West (for whom she designed the wardrobe of one of her films), to name just a few. When France declared war on Germany in 1939, Schiaparelli moved back to New York. She returned when the war ended but soon discovered that the world of Haute-Couture had changed. Subsequently Schiaparelli decided to close her Couture House in 1954 to devote herself to her autobiography Shocking Life. She died in her sleep in 1973. In 2013, aer 60 years of absence, La Maison Schiaparelli, bought by Tod's group CEO Diego Della Valle, made a triumphant return to the fashion scene with Marco Zanini appointed head of the artistic direction of the Haute Couture and Prêt-àCouture collections. Zanini was succeeded two years later by Bertrand Guyon who, since April 2015, has kept the legacy of Elsa Schiaparelli alive.


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AMSTERDAM FASHION INSTITUTE Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) is currently the largest fashion institute in the Netherlands. More than 100 lecturers teach more than 1,100 students about all aspects of the fashion world and AMFI is also the only fashion institute in the Netherlands that covers the entire fashion chain ensuring students have a broad perspective of the fashion industry.

Various graduates and alumni from the AMFI have collaborated with designers Oo Nan and Suzanne Oxenaar on Hotel The Exchange on the Damrak. That’s why each of the 61 rooms, ranging from one to five stars, looks completely different. There rooms inspired by former French queen Marie Antoinee and Grimm’s fairy tales, while on the ground floor you’ll find restaurant Stock.


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CAMPER Founded in Mallorca in 1975, Lorenzo Fluxa created Camper to respond to the demand for a new and fresh style of footwear. With a rich heritage in shoemaking, a unique brand was created full of diversity and contrast which is now admired the world over. The origins of the company first began back in 1877 when the grandfather of Lorenzo, Antonio Fluxa, a skilled cobbler, travelled from Mallorca to England and returned with the first sewing machines on the Island and a newfound spirit of innovation.

Camper's shoes are still designed and developed in Inca, in the rural heart of Mallorca. Here a young creative team work alongside artisans to create approximately 500 models each season. Now in its fourth generation, the brand's footprint has stretched around the globe with stores in more than 40 countries. As the company has evolved, it has taken a cue from other high-end brands that have established themselves as lifestyle brands — not just fashion companies — by opening a line of boutique hotels in the world’s most fashionable locales.


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BVLGARI The emblem of Italian excellence.

Founded in 1884 by Sotirio Bulgari as a single jewellery shop in the capital city of Rome, Bulgari’s name has today become emblematic of Italian excellence. Creating a highly distinctive style that celebrates its rich Roman history, Bulgari is able to blend modernity with classicism. The original pioneering spirit of the Bulgari family helped to evolve the company into a successful and global Maison, while its roots in jewellery and watches have grown into new expressions of accessories, perfumes and luxury resorts.

Bulgari Hotels and Resorts was announced in early 2001 as part of a partnership with Marrio, and launched in Milan. The brand has since expanded to Bali, Beijing, Dubai and London while hotels are slated to open in Shanghai, Moscow, Paris, Tokyo between now and 2022.


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How to travel in style Perfect your packing Make sure your luggage stands out. Banish boring black and buy a bright or distinctive case that is instantly recognisable on the carousel. Meanwhile hide baered passports in aractive holders.

Look the part There's nothing that makes travel more enjoyable than the right outfit. To-day no one expects you board a Boeing aircra clad head-to-toe in Chanel – it’s just not practical. While you want to look classy enough so that when you arrive at your destination you’re ready to hit the ground running, you also want to be comfortable enough to be able to sit (or sleep) on a plane for several hours. The solution? Look to leggings: Sienna Miller, Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow have all been spoed wearing leggings to fly. Not a fan of leggings? Opt for a style your comfortable with but avoid fabrics which crease easily (like linen), if you want to step off your flight looking fresh. Another tip is to don a baseball cap or bandanna – great for ‘plane hair’ – while slip on footwear which will save you hassle at the metal detector.


in 2018, mucH of tHe Pan am-era of glamour of travel is long gone. ratHer long queues, overbooked fligHts, deHydration, seats tHat don’t recline, starcHy food and cantankerous cabin crew are wHat we tend to associate air travel, circa 2018, witH. Here’s How to make your flying exPerience as Pleasant as Possible…

Bag the best seat Around the world, airlines are shrinking or phasing out first-class cabins entirely. If you aren’t able to fly first class or bag a business class seat this summer, ask for a seat near the emergency exit. If your request is granted, you’re guaranteed extra leg room. Alternatively try to score an aisle seat as opposed to a window one, so that you can stretch your legs

All hail H20 Don’t drink caffeine and alcohol during your flight – they only dehydrate you. Instead drink water before and during your journey but pace yourself: no one wants to spend the whole flight frequenting the washroom.

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How to travel in style

Bring your own food

Creature comforts

Time to face facts: plane food is far from healthy and celebrity frequent flyers such as Victoria Beckham, wouldn’t be caught dead devouring the fay in-flight meals served up in the air.

A-listers never travel without a pashmina (to wrap around themselves on the flight should arctic air conditioning prevail) and an eye mask which seals out all light to ensure they get sufficient shut eye to step off the plane looking radiant rather than ragged.

Hollywood heavyweights oen pre-order special meals or else bring their own chef on board (yes really). Follow in their footsteps by bringing your own food on the flight: oat cakes with a lile peanut buer and fruit are both healthy options that will keep you feeling full for longer.


Be loyal Show loyalty to an airline and they’ll show loyalty to you. For instance the more you travel with one airline, the more likely they are to upgrade your seat or make you an elite member. This means that you get to use the short VIP line to check in.

Put Airport Assistance on speed dial Celebs never ever have to wait in a security line and, for a small fee, neither will you. Airport Assistance (www.airportassistance.com) is a private meet and greet service and a godsend for anyone wanting to travel like a star. These guys will assist with check in and take you to the First Class security line before ushering you into a private airline lounge until it is time for you to take to the skies. Airport Assistance serves over 140 airports, including most major US and European cities.

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ZAC POSEn APPOInTED MEMBER OF ROSEWOOD CuRATORS

TuRTLE CREEK The next time you step into Rosewood Hotels & Resorts for a meeting, you will be puing your best fashion foot forward. The ultra-luxury hotel group, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, has added fashion icon Zac Posen to its Rosewood Curators programme, a carefully selected group of luminaries and leaders who share travel recommendations and insider tips for Rosewood destinations around the world. Posen has joined Rosewood Curators on behalf of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek©, Rosewood’s iconic property in Dallas, Texas. A New York City native, Zac Posen discovered his passion for design at an early age and has since become one of the premier women’s wear designers in the world and a favourite amongst Hollywood Alisters. Posen has also served as a judge on the hit show, Project Runway, and currently serves as the Creative Director for Brooks Brothers.

Constantly jet-seing around the globe, Posen has become an expert traveller by design. Of the many places that he has visited, Dallas remains a longstanding favourite for its rich culture, heritage, and distinct style. As the host venue of the Posen’s first trunk show 15 years ago, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek holds special personal and professional significance to him. As the Curator for Dallas, Posen shares his favourite ways to experience the city and his tips for discovering the unexpected, most authentic elements of a destination. Posen recommends exploring a destination’s full range of cultural aractions. In Dallas, this means making time for both the Dallas Contemporary Museum as well as the rodeo, which he finds fascinating for its deep-rooted ties to American style and culture.

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To make the most of your experience, Posen also suggests detaching from mobile devices and embracing the unknown by wandering around a neighbourhood without a map or specific destination in mind. He stresses the importance of remaining present and open to inspiration, which might come from a scent or texture, an interesting colour, or an exchange with a local. The designer advises asking locals for their favourite hotspots to find the most authentic parts of the city and then, aer a full day of exploring, unwinding with a hot epsom salt bath. “Dallas has an incredibly distinct style. From the inherent graciousness of the locals to the powerful spectacle of the rodeo and the sophisticated energy of the ever-changing art scene, Dallas is bold, elegant, and vibrant,” said Zac Posen. “The city’s powerhouse style and vibrant culture is a constant source of inspiration, and keeps me coming back again and again.”

First launched in 2013, the Rosewood Curator programme includes fashion icons Anna Dello Russo and Iris Apfel, prima ballerina Tan Yuan Yuan, fashion editor Nina Garcia, film director Johnnie To, auctioneer Simon de Pury and seven-time Emmy award-winning actress Allison Janney among others.


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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is steeped in Dallas history. Originally built as a private residence, much of the fine estate seen today was constructed in the early 1920s aer a fire destroyed the first structure. The owners, inspired by worldly travels, embarked on a tour of Europe with their architect, curating antique pieces, authentic fixtures and luxurious materials. In 1925, the opulent manor was complete, including a cantilevered staircase and the first private elevator in Dallas. The architecture is influenced by 16th century Renaissance Italy. Ornate interior décor is inspired by grand estates in Spain, Italy, England, France and elsewhere. For the next 50 years, the palatial estate hosted countless society parties as the centre of the Dallas social scene. Famous guests included President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Tennessee Williams. The manor changed hands a number of times with various wealthy owners expanding and enhancing the estate. In 1979, Rosewood Property Company purchased the property and transformed it into a world-class restaurant and hotel. The Mansion Restaurant opened to rave reviews and extraordinary national acclaim in 1980. In 1980, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, the luxury hotel, was added to complement the original residence, with 143 guest rooms and suites designed with an inviting ambiance. The hotel opened with a grand gala benefiting the local arts community, an early indication of a strong commitment to philanthropic endeavours. Throughout the years, modern design elements have been introduced while preserving historic details. Meticulously restored interiors, handcarved fireplaces, marble floors and stainedglass windows preserve the estate's original magnificence.

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1908 SHEPPARD W. KInG AnD WIFE BuILD THE ORIGInAL ESTATE Mr. King and his wife Bertha Wilcox migrated to the area in the late 1800s. The Turtle Creek neighbourhood was experiencing a first wave of migration when the manor was constructed and it was the third palatial estate in the area.

1923 FIRE IRREPARABLY DESTROYS THE KInG’S FIRST HOME The family decides to travel through Europe with architect J. Allen Boyle to scout architectural features and design elements as they build their new es-tate. Along the way, they procure 19th century Spanish cathedral doors, or-nate carved columns and fine Italian marble.

1923 to 1925 KInG ESTATE IS REBuILT In EXTRAVAGAnT STYLE Fashioned aer a 16th-century Italian Renaissance-style structure, the es-tate includes: • Nine-foot-deep basement serving as a fur and silver vault. • Cantilevered stairway, considered an engineering feat of its time. • Oak-panelled library with stained-glass windows bearing the coats of arms of the barons who witnessed the signing of the Magna Carta and a fireplace ornamented with a 16th-century German stone mantel. Swiss artist Peter Mansbendel carves woodwork. The ceiling, paneling and fireplace provide a reproduction of the parlour of an estate in England’s Bromleyby-Bow near London. • The original dining room is a creation of French architect M. Jacques Ca-ree, with an inlaid ceiling composed of 2,400 separate pieces of wood that takes six carpenters three weeks to install.


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1925 10,000-SQuARE-FOOT SHEPPARD KInG ESTATE IS COMPLETED The King estate is one of the finest homes in Dallas, known for lavish parties and social events. The estate has eight rooms downstairs, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and four staff rooms upstairs.

1935 KInG FAMILY FALLS On HARD TIMES The King family loses their fortune and the estate is sold to Freeman Bur-ford and wife Carolyn Skelly, notable names in the oil industry. The Burford family adds ornate ceiling carvings to the living room, now the main dining room of The Mansion Restaurant.

1936 PRESIDEnT FRAnKLIn D. ROOSEVELT AnD THE FIRST LADY VISIT DALLAS The first of many dignitaries to stay at the mansion, the president visits in honour of the centennial anniversary of the Texas Declaration of Independ-ence. Mrs. Burford had one month to prepare for the president’s visit and rushed to convert a bedroom closet into a bathroom to accommodate him.

1940s TEnnESSEE WILLIAMS VISITS & THE MAnSIOn CHAnGES HAnDS Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams writes Summer and Smoke while a guest at the mansion. The play later makes its debut in Dal-las. At the end of the decade, oilman Toddie Lee Wynne and his American Liberty Oil Company purchase the estate, which becomes the company’s headquarters. American Liberty Oil Company adds a large staff dining room, later a ballroom.

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1979 CAROLInE ROSE HunT PuRCHASES AnD TRAnSFORMS THE ESTATE InTO A WORLDCLASS RESTAuRAnT Dallas-based Rosewood Property Company restores the home to its original grandeur. The two year, $21 million transformation includes the following architectural updates: • The Veranda is enclosed in glass. Filled with natural light, it becomes part of the restaurant. • The original library and living room are transformed into the restaurant’s main dining areas. • In the home’s Garden Room, the old Spanish tile floor with insets depicting the travels of Don Quixote is restored, and the room is converted into a din-ing area. • The family’s spacious fur and silver vault is transformed into a private wine cellar. • The King estate’s dining room is converted into Mansion Bar. • Second floor bedrooms are transformed into stunning private event spac-es.

1980 THE MAnSIOn RESTAuRAnT DEBuTS TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM Managed by the famous 21 Club in New York, The Mansion Restaurant opens on 6 August 1980 to rave reviews. The Tortilla Soup quickly becomes the restaurant’s signature dish and remains so today. Instantly, The Man-sion Restaurant is the place to see and be seen in Dallas. High-profile stars, prominent celebrities, global leaders, business moguls, musicians, the society set and political power players become regular patrons.


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1981 LuXuRY HOTEL OPEnS In GRAnD STYLE Built to complement the original estate, 143 hotel guest-rooms are designed with a residential sense. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® receives the Keystone Award by the Historic Preservation League of Dallas. The hotel hosts a so opening in April for the USA Film Festival; stars in aendance include Judith Crist, Alan Alda and David Carradine. In May, funds raised at the grand opening gala are donated to the local arts community.

1989 to 2000s FIVE STARS AnD FIVE DIAMOnDS In 1989, Mobil Travel Guide, now Forbes Travel Guide, recognises the property with its ultimate honour, the five-star distinction. In 1991, The American Automobile Association (AAA) honours Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek with five diamonds, and it becomes the only five-star, five dia-mond hotel in Texas. The property garners numerous prestigious awards and accolades.

2007 to 2011 MuLTIMILLIOn-DOLLAR EnHAnCEMEnT An innovative project brings modern design elements to a Texas classic while preserving its historic and architectural details. With décor inspired by Mrs. Caroline Rose Hunt’s, the restyling of the guest-rooms, suites and spe-cial event spaces reflect sophisticated residential sensibilities. A delightfully reimagined Mansion Restaurant, Mansion Bar and Terrace debut.

2016 A nEW MAnSIOn: 35TH BIRTHDAY Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek celebrates the anniversary of its grand opening. As the original luxury property in the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® portfolio, guests experience intuitive Southern hospitality in an unforgeable seing that blends a special heritage with all the modern comforts one might desire.

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The Bvlgari Resort Bali is located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, a veritable emblem of the tropical exoticism of the Orient, combining the breathtaking beauty of unspoiled nature of Bali beach resorts with a sophisticated contemporary design born from the encounter between traditional Balinese forms and high Italian style.

The quality of the services along with the views of the Indian Ocean oered by its magniďŹ cent position 150 meters over the sea are the perfect introduction to the second luxury hotels from Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts. www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/bali/theresort/overview


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Maharajas's Express, the luxury tourist train owned and operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (a Govt of India Enterprise). Arguably the most luxurious train in the world, it has carved a niche for itself in the Luxury Train Segment in a short span of time.

take care of the guests. All coaches have Direct Dialing telephones to make international calls, in room electronic safety lockers and spacious wardrobes. Both the Presidential Suite and Suites have Bath Tub and Mini Bar Services also.

Maharajas' Express is enviable in many aspects most spacious cabins, environment friendly toilet systems, Wi-Fi internet connectivity, CCTV cameras in Public Areas to ensure security, individual climate control in each cabin and much more.

To take care of medical needs of guests, a Paramedic is available 24X7 onboard. And while the guests are in awe of the train, the itineraries have been crafted to give them an insight into imperial India. There are Six journeys to choose from:

A lifetime experience, the journey on Maharajas' Express brings one closer to bygone era of imperial India. So while the chefs, trained in world cuisine, tickle the taste buds with their gourmet delights from the state of the art kitchen, the barman, servers and valets pamper guests and take care of all their needs during the entire journey.

The Heritage of India Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi Gems of India/Treasures of India Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

Savoring the culinary delights sitting in either of the two restaurants, one can have a glimpse of the picturesque hinterland from the large windows specially created for the Maharajs' Express. This coupled with piped music makes dining on the Maharajs' Express a memorable experience. The menus are a mix of traditional Indian and continental dishes, to suit all requirements.

The Indian Panorama

For the book lovers, Maharajas’ Express has the best collection on Indian art, culture, history. The guests can relax in the Safari Bar or the Rajah Club, and choose from our selection of house pours which are complimentary, choicest wines and liquors.

The Jewels of India*

With 4 categories of onboard accommodation to choose from, guests can select the cabin they would wish to spend their sojourn. The train can accommodate 88 guests. The coaches named after precious gems have personal Valets attached to

Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi The Indian Splendour Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Balasinor – Mumbai

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Jodhpur Osiyan – Udaipur – Delhi The offboard experience with our experienced escorts, Guest Relation Executives include visit to important monuments coupled with unique activities and events at exclusive locations, making the overall experience, truly an enriching one. *One time special departure on 19th March 2017

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Maharajas's Express, the luxury tourist train owned and operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (a Govt of India Enterprise). Arguably the most luxurious train in the world, it has carved a niche for itself in the Luxury Train Segment in a short span of time.

take care of the guests. All coaches have Direct Dialing telephones to make international calls, in room electronic safety lockers and spacious wardrobes. Both the Presidential Suite and Suites have Bath Tub and Mini Bar Services also.

Maharajas' Express is enviable in many aspects most spacious cabins, environment friendly toilet systems, Wi-Fi internet connectivity, CCTV cameras in Public Areas to ensure security, individual climate control in each cabin and much more.

To take care of medical needs of guests, a Paramedic is available 24X7 onboard. And while the guests are in awe of the train, the itineraries have been crafted to give them an insight into imperial India. There are Six journeys to choose from:

A lifetime experience, the journey on Maharajas' Express brings one closer to bygone era of imperial India. So while the chefs, trained in world cuisine, tickle the taste buds with their gourmet delights from the state of the art kitchen, the barman, servers and valets pamper guests and take care of all their needs during the entire journey.

The Heritage of India Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi Gems of India/Treasures of India Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Delhi

Savoring the culinary delights sitting in either of the two restaurants, one can have a glimpse of the picturesque hinterland from the large windows specially created for the Maharajs' Express. This coupled with piped music makes dining on the Maharajs' Express a memorable experience. The menus are a mix of traditional Indian and continental dishes, to suit all requirements.

The Indian Panorama

For the book lovers, Maharajas’ Express has the best collection on Indian art, culture, history. The guests can relax in the Safari Bar or the Rajah Club, and choose from our selection of house pours which are complimentary, choicest wines and liquors.

The Jewels of India*

With 4 categories of onboard accommodation to choose from, guests can select the cabin they would wish to spend their sojourn. The train can accommodate 88 guests. The coaches named after precious gems have personal Valets attached to

Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Lucknow – Delhi The Indian Splendour Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Balasinor – Mumbai

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Jodhpur Osiyan – Udaipur – Delhi The offboard experience with our experienced escorts, Guest Relation Executives include visit to important monuments coupled with unique activities and events at exclusive locations, making the overall experience, truly an enriching one. *One time special departure on 19th March 2017

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The perfect Hong Kong harbour view, delicious local and international cuisine, cocktails on the club floor, the ultimate rooms for comfort and style, heartfelt service, a stylish pool and spa floor, thoughtful details and all right in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. www.hotel-icon.com

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A magazine to tantalise your senses, a place to think and be luxurious, published daily, weekly and monthly. Luxury is much more than expensive things. It is about appreciation, the experience and time. Luxury is a state of mind and a lifestyle choice.

LUXURY REDEFINED. Luxury news, now available to explore daily, weekly & monthly

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A member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World, 5 star Hotel Éclat in Beijing is a stunning landmark on the Beijing skyline, standing impressively in the heart of the city’s downtown Central Business District - the perfect location for both business and leisure.

A focal point of the award-winning Parkview Green, the luxury boutique Hotel Éclat Beijing offers a rare opportunity to experience museum quality art while enjoying stylish, cool accommodation , outstanding cuisine , intuitive yet non-intrusive guest services and a spectacular Mall where you can shop till you drop - all within its unique architectural design.


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Social Media Stars The latest on the social media stars that are changing this sector, the platforms and the posts... Our aim is to deliver content on the people and the brands that are shaping the future of social media, the development of the platforms, how they perform and the stars of social media today and tomorrow. We look at those using social media in the best way and who have built a high level of followers. Through the Social Media Directory we can see how social media performs for the top brands, people and businesses in real time, with their views / likes and follower numbers changing every 24 hours.

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tHe BvlgaRi Hotel Beijing The Bvlgari Hotel Beijing adds a new jewel to The Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts luxury hospitality collection. Referred to as an ‘urban resort’, the property is located in the heart of the exclusive Embassy District, in China’s capital city. Blending art with nature, the Hotel is situated adjacent to the Genesis Art Foundation, and surrounded by lush, sculpted gardens.

The Bvlgari Hotel Beijing, entirely designed by the renowned Architectural firm Antonio Cierio Patricia Viel, is an intimate oasis where the discerning traveller and the Beijing’s sophisticated elite may encounter nature and art.


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With lush gardens extending to the riverside, and walkways alongside it, the hotel’s 119 Rooms and Suites, including the Bvlgari Suite, are complemented by a 1500-square-metre BVLGARI SPA, 25-metre pool, private park, Il Ristorante, Il Bar, and a BVLGARI ballroom, establishing a new benchmark for enlightened luxury living and personalised services.

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All about World Spa Awards, celebrating excellence in World Spa Awards™ is a dynamic awards programme, launched in 2015 and designed to drive up standards within spa tourism by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field. Launched by the World Travel Awards™, itself inaugurated in 1994, as a sister programme to the World Ski Awards™ and World Golf Awards™, World Spa Awards is focused on the rapidly evolving spa and wellness sector. World Spa Awards was established in response to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a programme that was fair and transparent – a programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism. The World Spa Awards programme has categories for the Best Hotel Spa, Best Resort Spa, Best Wellness Retreat, and Best Spa Destination, each awarded on a national level. The individual country level winner with the most votes not only takes the national award, but also the world level award in each of the respective categories. A number of categories exist on a world-level only, such as Best Airline Lounge Spa, Best Cruise Line Spa, Best Spa Brand, Best Medical Spa and Best Desert Spa. Voting methodology is simple: votes are cast by professionals working within the spa industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators,

agents and media – and by the public online at World Spa Awards website. The spa and wellness industry’s leading awards programme recently announced that its Gala Ceremony 2018 will be staged at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort on 26 October, welcoming hundreds of hospitality leaders from across the region and around the world. A spectacular 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort promises a private island escape in the southern Dhaalu Atoll. An eco-conscious design draws on islandinspired style and contemporary architectural elements, villas come with private plunge pools and every whim is catered to thanks to the personal St. Regis Butler Service. However the standout at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is arguably the 20,000 square foot Iridium Spa. Meaning “of rainbows” in ancient Greek, Iridium Spa features six couples treatment suites (including two Ayurvedic suites with private steam rooms), a relaxation room with a glass floor for watching fish, and a Blue Hole hydrotherapy pool equipped with high-pressure water jets and massage cannons. Announcing the decision, World Spa Awards Managing Director, Rebecca Cohen, said: “It will be an honour for World Spa Awards to visit the Maldives for the first time, later this year.


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“Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches, an amazing underwater world, as well as spectacular spa and wellness offerings, make the Maldives the destination of choice for World Spa Awards. “And I can think of no beer partner for our fourth anniversary than Maldives’ finest address, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, offering a breathtaking overwater spa, a tranquil yoga and meditation studio and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. With so much on offer, it truly is a sanctuary for body and soul.”

Alexander Blair, General Manager, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, added: “We are thrilled to be hosting the fourth annual World Spa Awards here at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. It is an honour to hold such a prestigious Gala Ceremony in our beautiful surroundings. “Our resort is home to the unique lobster-shaped Iridium Spa, which is the largest overwater spa in the Maldives – so The St. Regis Maldives lends itself perfectly as a venue to celebrate the brilliance of the global spa industry. “We look forward to welcoming hospitality leaders from around the world to help recognise great success.” www.worldspaawards.com.


Live Exquisite at Maldives' Finest Address At Vommuli Island, cutting-edge design blends effortlessly with local craftsmanship to deliver an atmosphere of impeccable luxury. Nestled on a private island in an Indian Ocean atoll, this intimate retreat offers unparalleled access to the region's thriving marine life.

©2018 Marriott International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Preferred Guest, SPG, St. Regis and their logos are the trademarks of Marriott International, Inc., or its affiliates.

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Spa gloSSary Whether you’re a wellness novice or an experienced spa goer, there are so many different treatments and terms in the industry, that it can be hard to keep up. Which is why Best in Travel asked World Spa Awards Managing Director, Rebecca Cohen, to give us a glossary to the words and phrases that are commonly used by professionals within the spa and wellness industry.

Acupressure This ancient Chinese treatment is where your therapist uses their hands and fingertips on specific points throughout your body. Acupressure relieves stress and promotes good health. Beauty Treatments Beauty Treatments is a term used for a variety of different spa treatments, from bikini waxing and eyebrow tinting to make-up lessons and spray tans. Circuit training Most spa resorts offer fitness programmes and many will include circuit training sessions. This consists of different cardio and weight exercises that are completed one aer another and each exercise is performed for a certain number of repetitions. Deep tissue massages Deep tissue massages realign deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. “A deep tissue massage gets not only to the body, but also to the brain,” explains Cohen.

Essential oils These liquids are extracted from plants and flowers and are used in treatments such as aromatherapy massages to enhance your mood and relax your body. Facial This generic term is used for treatments on the face such as massages, cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising treatments. Gel manicure This manicure treatment uses a gel polish. It is widely considered that gel polish is more hard-wearing than regular polishes and therefore lasts longer.

Hydrotherapy This refers to the therapeutic use of water. This can include treatments that use water jets to massage muscles or hydrotherapy pools to exercise in.

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Indian Head Massage This deeply relaxing therapy is effective in combating stress and involves massaging the scalp, neck, shoulders and face. The Indian head massage boosts circulation and eases headaches and sinus problems. Jacuzzi Introduced by Roy Jacuzzi in 1968, you’ll find Jacuzzi’s in any self respecting spas as they help to promote relaxation and soothe overworked muscles. Kneipp Bath The therapy originated in the mid-1800s by German Sebastian Kneipp and originally involved people taking icy dips into the Danube. Now people immerse themselves in both warm and cold water and it is combined with exercise and spiritual practices. Lymphatic drainage A therapeutic treatment that uses pulsing motions to encourage the lymph in your body, which are a network of tissues and organs that help get rid of toxins. The drainage massage increases the flow of lymph around your body and refreshes your immune system.

Massage When expert masseuses manipulate your tissues to improve your health and wellbeing by relieving tension and relaxing muscles. Naturopathy A holistic medical system that is based on the healing power of nature. It focuses on prevention and treating causes, not symptoms, through natural foods, vitamins, supplements, exercise and other natural methods. Oxygen Facial This treatment involves oxygen and other nutrients being gently vacuumed onto the face and l is believed to reduce the signs of ageing.

Pilates Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being.

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Qi This word means energy and some people believe Qi flows along the meridians that map your body. If you’re Qi is flowing appropriately, then you’re balanced, healthy and well in mind, body and spirit. You can align your Qi through acupuncture and zen meditation. Reflexology Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet, hands, and ears that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. Sports Massage Sports Massage is a treatment that has been developed for those involved in sporting activity to aid recovery from injury, to prevent injuries from occurring initially and to increase performance.

Thalassotherapy Thalassotherapy, from the Greek thalasso meaning 'sea' and therapia meaning 'treatment', uses the healing and beneficial properties of the sea and the marine environment for your health and wellbeing. Ultrasound therapy These treatments use low-frequency sound waves to cause friction beneath the surface of the skin. This method rejuvenates the skin and is used in a variety of treatments like facials and cellulite reduction. Vichy shower This shower treatment is oen enjoyed aer a body scrub or wrap as 5-7 water jets spray water on you. It is supposed to reduce stress and improve circulation.


Wrap This spa treatment is designed to to slim and tone your body, hydrate, cleanse or heal your skin, or relax and soothe your muscles

Zen A Buddhist teaching term that relates to meditation. It encourages you to focus on one thing and not worry about things that you cannot change.

Yoga Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. THe ST. ReGIS MALDIVeS VOMMULI ReSORT

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WarS Don’t take this personally but you looked stressed. Time then to check into a first class spa – one of our favourite places to relax and escape from reality for a little while at least. Here we showcase five of our favourite fashion spas… .Don’t take this personally but you looked stressed. Time then to check into a first class spa – one of our favourite places to relax and escape from reality for a little while at least. Here we showcase six of our favourite fashion spas….

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ARMAni/SPA AT ARMAni HoTel MilAno An exclusive SPA environment that reflects the Armani lifestyle and design philosophy, spa goers in Milan can look forward to 1000 square metres of harmonious spaces for personal fitness and uninterrupted relaxation.

With a blend of signature and personalised treatments and reassuring service, the Armani/SPA is a quiet wellness haven in a bustling city – a place for rejuvenation and relaxation, both sensory and bodily. www.armanihotelmilano.com/en/spa

Fulfil health goals, unwind at the relaxation pool or head to the refreshment station for healthy servings of the Armani/SPA herbal infusions, special waters and fresh fruit.


THe BvlgARi SPA AT BvlgARi ReSoRT BAli

At Bvlgari Resort Bali, the talented team of therapists administer first rate treatments including Deep massage with exotic oils and herbs and the placement of warm volcanic stones on the chakras (the body’s seven energy centres), providing total relaxation and a soothing anti-stress effect.

The products are formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients derived from natural or biotechnological compounds and are fragrance-free. Skin care is provided following a personal dermocosmetic diagnosis using a Skin Instant© analysis for each individual.

Recently the Spa at The Bvlgari Resort Bali introduced new facial treatments from The Biologique Recherché, a methodology which is based on nearly 40 years of experience using innovative products and meticulous protocols.

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SPA AT PAlAzzo veRSACe golD CoAST Inspired by “Secrets of the Ancient Romans”, to relax your mind from everyday thoughts and dip into an Ancient Roman atmosphere which ties in with the gold marble architecture surrounding at Palazzo Versace Gold Coast. explore a medley of indulgences that have been craed for your relaxation and wellbeing. Balancing Sense of Calm, Sense of Purity, Sense of Balance and Sense of Happiness are the goals that the Palazzo Versace spa team wants its guests to achieve. Get ready to be mesmerised by r traditional Asian techniques, combined with modern technology treatments which have been carefully chosen for the ultimate experience.

Additional facilities to be enjoyed before or aer treatments include a heated indoor swimming pool, cold and hot spas, steam rooms, dry heat saunas and a calm relaxation area. www.palazzoversace.com.au/en/wellbeing/spa-atpalazzo-versace-gold-coast-hotel.html


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World Spa Awards has confirmed that its Gala Ceremony 2018 will be staged at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort on 26 October, welcoming hundreds of hospitality leaders from across the region and around the world. A spectacular 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort promises a private island escape in the southern Dhaalu Atoll. An eco-conscious design draws on island-inspired style and contemporary architectural elements, villas come with private plunge pools and every whim is catered to thanks to the personal St. Regis Butler Service.

However the standout at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is arguably the 20,000 square foot Iridium Spa. Meaning “of rainbows” in ancient Greek, Iridium Spa features six couples treatment suites (including two Ayurvedic suites with private steam rooms), a relaxation room with a glass floor for watching fish, and a Blue Hole hydrotherapy pool equipped with high-pressure water jets and massage cannons. www.worldspawards.com

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TCHeRASSi HoTel + SPA ColoMBiA Designed with luxury, relaxation and wellness in mind, the spa at Tcherassi Hotel + Spa – the brainchild of Colombian-born fashion designer, Silvia Tcherassi – offers 30 unique therapies and treatments.

The spa uses products from the Professional Germaine de Capuccini, sophisticated revolutionary, new products and effective formulas that fit all the needs of each type of skin.

Tcherassi’s rituals are specifically designed in a unique WakanSpa concept, inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, fusing east with West, the tradition with modernity, sensoriality with technology.

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THe BvlgARi SPA AT BvlgARi HoTel lonDon

The award-winning 2000 metre squared Bvlgari Spa, is one of the largest and most exclusive spas in central London. The creation of Antonio Cierio Patricia Viel and Partners, the spa has been artistically craed from onyx, oak and Vicenza stone.

At the heart of the unique Bvlgari Spa experience is the most dramatic private pool complex in central London: the 25m swimming pool is lined with shimmering green and gold mosaic and vitality pool entirely covered by gold leaf tiles.

Arranged over two levels, this urban oasis of tranquillity offers 11 private treatment rooms plus one double spa suite, complete with its own steam room, jacuzzi and private treatment room, and a 150 metre squared fitness area with personal training at the WORKSHOP gymnasium.

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tHe BvlgaRi Ho Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the opening of The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai on Wednesday 20th June 2018. Set on a scenic riverbank and just minutes from the iconic Bund and Shanghai City Centre, The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai sets a new standard for luxury accommodation in China’s most cosmopolitan city.

As part of the visionary SUHE CREEK project, the Hotel features sweeping views of the Bund and of Pudong’s dramatic skyline. Balancing nature, contemporary design and heritage architecture, the property combines a 48-floor tower, a majestically restored Chamber of Commerce Shanghai building completed in 1916 and lush gardens which surround the whole area. Occupying the top eight floors of a 48-story tower that is also home to The Bvlgari Residences, the Hotel includes 82 Rooms—19 of which are exquisite Suites- offering intimate ambience and personalised service with an extraordinary design.


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otel SHAnGHAI Poised to be one of the city’s premier destinations, the Hotel is also home to the rooop Il Ristorante - Niko Romito and Il Bar, which are destined to become some of the most fashionable venues in Shanghai, La Terrazza on the rooop, offering breathtaking views of The Bund and Pudong, and the Bao Li Xuan restaurant, serving exquisite Cantonese classics and local Shanghainese specialties in the historical atmosphere of the Chamber of Commerce Shanghai building adjacent to the Hotel tower.

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THE APOLLO INTENSA EM

Tracing our roots back to 2004, we are a group of pure car enthusiasts, some of us engineers, some artisans, designers and mechanics. We came together because of something that we share – the passion for automotive art, the longing for the connection between driver and car and the desire to provide a bespoke and emotional driving experience. Over the last decades of automotive history, car manufacturers have gone to great lengths in applying technological advancements to improve both the performance and comfort of cars. However, somewhere along the way something was le behind.

All the automation that is meant to make the driver’s job “easier” has taken something fundamental away. Something that made up the roots that created the passion, drive and automotive culture and history that we have all learned to love. That pure, raw, emotional connection that binds driver and car. Just like the Greek God Apollo, we see ourselves as a beacon of light in today’s market. We are here to take you on a ride that is filled with nostalgia and sensory overload without sacrificing performance or speed and still pushing forward with a modern, intensively striking design language that


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symbolizes the brand. We are here to fill that void separating car and driver. We are here to bring you home to be at one with the car. The Apollo IE marks the return to the truest, most organic form of the hyper-car. Created from a blank sheet of paper, the IE is the beginning of the next chapter of Apollo. Our flagship hyper-car that represents the ethos of the brand.

From the beginning, our team set out to build a car that is lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and connected, but unimpeded by any emotionally dilutive technological systems. During the course of achieving this goal we poured in heart and soul, sweat and tears. The journey itself was intensely emotional.

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The IE is a superleggera that combines the aerodynamic eďŹƒciency and mechanical grip of a modern GT1/GT3/LMP race car with the classical thrill of a high-revving naturally aspirated V12. This car has an organic granularity that other modern hyper-cars strive for, but are unable to deliver. All this while featuring a modern, intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand. This is a car that captures the lost emotion and fading spirit of the cars we grow up loving.

A car with its own soul. A car that provides the driver with a modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated sensory experience. A car that is fuel for the senses. A car that lives and breathes with intense emotion. This is Intensa Emozione. This is the Apollo IE.


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PALAZZO VERSAC Palazzo – the definition of luxury, glamour and sophistication. In Milan, Italy, the Palazzo Versace is the home of Versace, one of the most legendary fashion brands in the world. When it came to opening the world’s first fashion-inspired hotel, there was only one possible name: Palazzo Versace.

Palazzo Versace Gold Coast is everything you would expect in a hotel from the world of Versace: an exclusive waterfront seing, spectacular architecture, opulent accommodation, a design distinguished by Versace bespoke furnishings and Italian crasmanship, extraordinary service and an ambience of pure glamour.


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CE austRalia It is home to three-award winning restaurants, a famed day spa, fitness & wellbeing centre, a private marina, the Versace Boutique, meeting and event facilities and the first water salon cabana experience in Australia. www.palazzoversace.com.au/en/default.html

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AMSTERDAM ID APARTHOTEL Amsterdam ID Aparthotel, which was the rst property of its kind, o ers guests complete independence with a choice of 127 spacious and comfortably furnished studio’s, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. Explore the local scene in comfort from our apartments which are fully equipped with kitchens, living and working spaces and the ease of hotel services such as 24 hour reception, roomservice, restaurant and meet-


ing facilities. And if you would like to blow o some steam, you can break a sweat in our gym or just relax in the sauna. All the apartments are tastefully decorated in relaxing tones. Painted silhouettes of gables, nostalgic murals featuring old posters and labels and pictures of the city centre give a unique Amsterdam stamp to the apartments. With Amsterdam city centre and Schiphol Airport only 10 minutes away, travel to all the major attractions and business centres of central Amsterdam is incredibly quick and easy. This strategic location makes Amsterdam ID Aparthotel ideal for corporate travellers as well as couples, groups of friends or families on holiday. For the last ve years in a row Amsterdam ID Aparthotel has been voted The Netherland’s Leading Serviced Apart-

ments at the World Travel Awards. We aim to maintain our position and to make our guests feel at home and o er them comfort, convenience and great value. www.amsterdamidaparthotel.com

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DOLCE & GABBANA MARTINI BAR (DOLCE & GABBANA) MILAN ITALY This trendy bar and restaurant combines two of the most traditional yet in-novative Italian brands: Dolce & Gabbana and Martini. This is a unique place where you can have lunch, an aperitivo or dinner inspired by Sicilian cuisine. Located at the Dolce & Gabbana boutique in Corso Venezia, the intimate space is dominated by its refined design based on a “total black look”: light and glossy black surfaces are only broken by a red dragon rising from the floor. You’ll also find a patio and indoor garden dining room.

Signature cocktails include imaginative creations like the Dolce & Gabbana Martini, a combination of vodka, orange, strawberries and Martini dry, best enjoyed with a delicious aperitivo. Food and fashion? We’ll cheers to that.


“can you imagine anything more ridiculous than the concept of a fashion restaurant?" Manolo Blahnik once famously asked. But that was then and this is now. While it might seen ironic that an industry obsessed with size should be keen to feed us, fashion houses are making their mark in the culinary world from fine dining restaurants to cute cafés.

THOMAS’S CAFE (BURBERRY) LONDON UK

Located on London’s Regent Street, Burberry’s cafe is named aer the brand’s legendary founder. The elegant space exudes a refined Art Deco aesthetic with monochrome marble floors, lantern chandeliers, and dark wooden furniture.

The standout is the monogram space where customers can have their leather goods personalised while they take tea – as well as a giing area where you buy a quick present for a loved one aer your meal

Don’t miss dishes include Cured salmon with scrambled eggs, Lobster and chips and a Classic aernoon tea : expect scones with cloed cream, dainty sandwiches and rivers of refreshing teas.

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THE POLO BAR (RALPH LAUREN) NEW YORK USA The Polo Bar is Ralph Lauren's first New York City restaurant and his touch is everywhere in this Midtown haunt for power brokers and bold-faced names. Gorgeous lighting, rich leather, equestrian art, flickering fireplaces and gold sinks in the bathroom bespeak of an aspirational Town & Country lifestyle.

The designer is nothing if not detail oriented, which means the all-American food is very good, from the crab cake to the corned beef sandwich. There are also extensive vegetarian choices, such as hearty salads, a veggie burger with avocado and a slow-cooked farro and buernut squash combo with crispy quinoa and toasted pumpkin seeds. Admiance without a reservation is difficult, but there is a handsome bar for drop-ins.


EMPORIO ARMANI CAFFE (ARMANI) DUBAI UAE

As part of Giorgio Armani's rapidly expanding empire, the Armani Dubai Cafe deals in the two things Dubai does best: fine fashion and fine dining.

For starters, there's the location: perched along The Dubai Mall's Fashion Avenue. Then there's the food: impeccably executed Italian creations like gourmet pizzas and homemade pastas. Add in chocolate fondant, a wondrously delicious and decadent way to end your meal, and it's easy to see why Dubai's style-seers disregard their waistlines when entering the Emporio Armani Caffe.

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CAFÉ DIOR (DIOR) SEOUL SOUTH KOREA Situated on the fih floor of Dior’s Seoul flagship store, this Christian Dior café offers an elegant space to relax aer a spot of shopping and to discover the unique universe of the Maison Pierre Hermé Paris.

The Café Dior by Pierre Hermé menu changes according to the seasons and is made up of the the iconic creations of Pierre Hermé Paris: think macarons, chocolates, cakes, ice creams and pastries, along with a selection of drinks.


VOGUE CAFE MOSCOW (VOGUE) MOSCOW RUSSIA

Moscow bound this summer for the FIFA World Cup? When you’ve had your fill of football, venture to the VOGUE Café, a chic hangout near the Bolshoi Theatre that’s the brainchild of the Conde Nast team and top Moscow restaurateur, Arkady Novikov.

The interior is understated yet sophisticated, with goldand-black-suede booths and walls lined with photos of fashion models. Meanwhile the menu features dairyfree cupcakes and expertly mixed cocktails.

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CAVALLI IBIZA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE (CAVALLI) IBIZA SPAIN Roberto Cavalli, the restaurant, opened on the hedonistic island in the exclusive Ibiza Marina back in 2014 and has proved as popular with punters as Cavalli’s clothes. Described as the “go-to destination for celebrities and socialites”, the venue specialises in Roberto Cavalli branded vodka and cocktails, while the plush outdoor areas are decked with animal-print Cavalli cushions (hardly surprising taking into account that the designer’s ethos is “excess is success.”)

Food wise, expect a menu full of Tuscan influences, while the wine hails from the Italian winery owned by the Cavalli family.


PRADA’S BAR LUCE (PRADA) MILAN ITALY

Designed by film director Wes Anderson, Bar Luce recreates the atmosphere of a typical Milanese cafè inside Fondazione Prada, Prada’s art and culture complex. Some architectural and decorative details from the original structure have been preserved, such as the arched ceiling, which recreates a ‘miniature’ version of the vaulted glass roof of the Galleria Viorio Emanuele, one of Milan’s symbolic buildings. In keeping with the interior design, the seats, formica furniture, floor, veneered wood wall panels and the range of colours employed are reminiscent of Italian popular culture and aesthetics from the 1950s and 1960s, echoing artistic decisions Anderson made years earlier for his short film Castello Cavalcanti.

Other iconographic sources have been equally inspirational, notably two masterpieces of Italian Neorealism, both set in Milan: Miracolo a Milano (Miracle in Milan, 1951, by Viorio De Sica) and Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers, 1960, by Luchino Visconti). The bar can be accessed directly from Via Orobia, and is meant to be a hotspot for the general public, as well as a regular neighbourhood hangout.

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GUCCI CAFÉ (GUCCI) SHANGHAI CHINA Gucci operates two cafés – one in Florence and another in Tokyo – but this is the luxury fashion brand’s first proper, full service restaurant. Called 1921 Gucci Café – the name paying tribute to Gucci’s history, referencing the year of the labels foundation – the bistro, which took two years to complete, is located on the fourth floor of the IAPM luxury shopping mall and is accessed via an elevator from the Gucci store in the mall. Every inch of 1921 Gucci Café radiates Gucci from the gold decor to the silk napkins imprinted with 1921 Gucci. On the food front, the focus is – unsurprisingly – on Italian cuisine: expect authentic bruschea, made with marinated tomatoes, garlic and basil and plenty of pasta options.


BEIGE AT CHANEL (CHANEL) TOKYO JAPAN

Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo is a restaurant born from a collaboration between Chanel and Ducasse Paris, whose common philosophies come together to bring you an experience of luxury and unmatched taste.

You’ll have to wait until the autumn to do so though as Beige is temporarily closed for renovation (in line with the refurbishment of CHANEL Ginza Building) until the middle of September.

Despite the fact that more than a decade has passed since it first opened on the top floor of the luxury brand's Ginza building, geing a table here can still be a real challenge. Persevere however, because the effort is worth it: Chanel's boutique designer extraordinaire Peter Marino’s high-ceilinged dining space offers gliering views of the Tokyo skyline and is the perfect spot to indulge in authentic French cuisine.

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wHat to wear on Holiday The midi When it comes to the building blocks of an incredible holiday wardrobe, the midi dress - a a firm favourite among the fashpack - is one piece no fashion girl should be without. Perfect for those who are too short for a maxi dress but don’t want to expose their legs in a mini, the midi flaers prey much any figure. What’s more, the midi works for almost any event on the calendar: it’s casual enough to wear in the day yet easily dressed up for evening promenades.

The straw bag The straw basket was the undisputed fashion discovery of summer 2017 and we’re far from over it with with designers from Ulla Johnson to Zimmerman still swinging them down their runways. Calling to mind 70s Jane Birkin in the South of France, it re-emerges this year with a new-season makeover and loads of style iterations. You’d be hard pressed to scroll through your Instagram feed and not see a straw bag (or 10) pop up.


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Most of us have forgoen how to wear colour. Happily summer is a time to experiment with shades you might not normally consider, particularly this season when designers appear to have raided the Pantone colour chart for pulsating primary colours. Get ready to step out in zingy yellows, dreamy turquoises, popping fuchsias and palm tree greens… aer all, how oen do you really get to let loose and go crazy with colour?

Although you may want to wear your fabulous vertiginous wedges for the duration of your summer holiday, the reality is that you need to pack a pair of comfortable flats for sightseeing/trips to the beach. Canvas espadrilles – Best in Travel loves this pair by Gucci – are stylish yet sturdy and easy to slip into and out of.

Denim cut-offs Denim shorts have been a summer staple for as long as we’ve had legs. And for good reason: they can take you anywhere from a casual brunch to a rooop party and look good with anything from a crisp white shirt to a silk tank. All hail the denim cutoffs.

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wHat to wear on Holiday The swimsuit Banish your bikinis and opt for a one piece this summer. However if you're wearing the same twopiece you've had since that family beach trip 10 years ago, you might want to consider an upgrade…. The belted swimsuit is your summer wardrobe's best friend, while rainbow stripes and ruffles are also big trends for summer 2018.

Cool shades Squinting in the sun is not a good look so make sure you purchase at least one pair of good quality sunglasses. The Aviator model – sported by Tom Cruise in Top Gun – was designed in 1937 for American air force pilots and has rightly become a cult classic.

Statement earrings Earrings are having a moment, so why not gain some style kudos this summer with a head-turning pair of statement earrings? Go big or go home with long tassel earrings and asymmetric designs. Boom line? Brighter, longer, bolder and bigger is best for summer 2018.


The breton top The breton top is a real wardrobe hero, a versatile t-shirt evoking Parisian cool that you can wear with EVERYTHING. If it was good enough for Brigie Bardot, Coco and Audrey, it’s good enough for the Best in Travel team….

White jeans Loved by the likes of Khloe Kardashian, Elizabeth Hurley and Gigi Hadid as well as A-Rod Justin Theroux, Dermot O’Leary and Wiz Khalifa, white jeans are the ultimate wardrobe staple for summer and will perfectly compliment that golden summer tan.

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HOTEL LE BELLECHASSE

Behinds its classic appearance is hidden an outsdanding personnality. 33 rooms of character where designs, figures, colours and subjects are skilfully orchestrated and re-occur at the same times neo-classicism and bohemian spirit. Playing with a palee of ambiences ans influences, perpuating a skilful balance between audacity and

tradition, Christian Lacroix created 7 universes of diversity throughout the rooms: Patchwork, Avengers, Saint-Germain, Tuileries, Mousquetaires, Jeu de Paume, Quai d'Orsay. www.lebellechasse.com/en/

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Find yourself in the jewel of the Caribbean. The only AAA Five Diamond Awarded property in the Dominican Republic, Tortuga Bay offers responsible luxury, impeccable service and villas with interiors designed by the world-famous Oscar de la Renta. As a Tortuga Bay guest, our friendly, professional staff has every detail taken care of from the moment you touch down at our own Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Our VIP Service will whisk you through customs to a private car that is awaiting your arrival. Aer a brief ride through the lush and vibrant Dominican scenery, your personal concierge will welcome you, check you in at your villa, and provide you with your own golf cart to travel throughout the resort. Located in a private enclave within the resort, this boutique hotel includes 13 luxurious villas offering unrivaled luxury, privacy, security and five-star service.


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Guests may choose from a variety of accommodations: 1 bedroom junior suites, 2 bedroom suites, 3 or 4 bedroom villas, all situated along pristine white-sand beaches, with every convenience within reach. The Tortuga Bay experience extends well beyond unparalleled service.

Choose among our AAA Three and Four Diamond Award-winning restaurants or our numerous inroom dining options. It may be diďŹƒcult to choose between going out or staying in. tortugabayhotel.com

Oscar de la Renta has infused his Dominican heritage into the design of each villa, creating an artful harmony between simplicity and elegance.

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EA7 Water-Repellent Ski Jacket (limited Edition) Ski jacket in stretch 20,000 wcm water-repellent fabric, 10,000 g/m2/24hrs breathable. The garment features an adjustable and removable hood with tricolour interior, fleece collar, heat-sealed zip fastening, elasticated fabric glove cuffs, detachable inner gaiter and an inside goggle pocket. The jacket features tricolour details, "Italia" leering on the back and lines from the Italian national anthem printed on the lining.

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EA7 Padded Technical Ski Pants Maximum freedom of movement and a perfect seal even at the coldest temperatures. Ski pants in technical fabric characterized by adjustable waist, front pockets with zip, preformed knees, openable leg boî…&#x;om and internal gaiter. Closure with covered zip and snaps. Logo on the front.

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EA7 Technical Ski Pile An essential garment for physical activity in the mountains. Slim fit fleece featuring a high collar with zip and contrasting color profiles that define the design. Logo on the chest and applied on the sleeve.

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EA7 Padded Technical Ski Jacket Padded ski jacket characterized by a high technical content to experience the mountain at 360 °. The model is made of breathable and waterproof technical fabric, has a slim line, hood and drawstring, pre-shaped sleeves with a sophisticated color block game, zip pockets on the front and one on the chest. Central closure with zip. Logo on the chest and applied on the sleeve..

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HOTEL & VILLAS Discover true island style and subdued sophistication throughout our 36 Ralph Lauren designed oceanfront guestrooms and 27 private, luxury Jamaica villas. Every accommodation across the property is meticulously maintained with dedicated staff to ensure your every comfort and desire is met. Located in the Pineapple House, our guestrooms overlook Round Hill Bay and snorkeling reef, are steps from the infinity pool and boast front row access to breathtaking sunsets. These designer rooms feature plantation-shuered windows or balconies, white linen-adorned four-poster beds, quaint siing areas and spacious bathrooms boasting walk-in showers, soaking tubs and dual vanities.

Each of our 27 complete luxury villas evoke a personality of their own, yet all share a common thread of modern refinement, classic style and exceptional service. Four classes of villas are offered here at Round Hill, ranging from two- to six-bedrooms and including a selection of fine amenities such as private pools, guest houses, event lawns and the epitome of indoor/outdoor living. Within each complete villa are individual villa suites which may be reserved should your party not desire a complete villa. These suites enjoy the amenities of our complete villas. While each accommodation affords the utmost in luxury and evokes its own personality, all offer effortless access to the water sports, tennis, golf, spa, dining, shopping and aractions you’ve come to Jamaica to enjoy.


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Complete Villas Garnering numerous awards and accolades for excellence – including the World Travel Award for World's Leading Villa for twelve years running – the private villas at Round Hill are truly exceptional. All of our 27 Jamaica villas are uniquely designed and evoke their own personality, from the ultimate in sophisticated luxury to classic, charming island living. Enchanting, meandering pathways enveloped in lush tropical foliage welcome you to sweeping ocean views, beautifully designed open-air living spaces outfied in cool tile and rich woods and cozy yet expansive bedrooms with sumptuous linens and well-appointed bathrooms. Each villa’s dedicated, on-site staff will take the utmost care of you throughout your stay – including a fresh, made-to-order breakfast on your terrace each morning. You’ll soon discover what keeps our guests returning year aer year – requesting their favorite villa rich with memories and staff who have turned into family. Premium Luxury Villas Highly regarded as some of the finest villas in Jamaica and our most exquisite accommodations, Round Hill’s expansive, awardwinning Premium Luxury Villas feature the epitome of excellence in design, furnishings and amenities. Each Premium Luxury Villa has been custom designed to offer spacious comfort and truly maximize indoor/outdoor living, with two inviting pools and several outdoor showers. Bedrooms feature sumptuous linens, large ensuite bathrooms with upscale amenities, and may be closed off and air-conditioned for comfort. From game rooms outfied with pool tables and bar games to mahogany-lined libraries, this class of villa leaves no detail untouched. Multiple levels seamlessly coexist with the tropical landscape, as lush gardens and breathtaking views of the Caribbean are found around every turn. Ranging from fourto six-bedrooms, our Premium Luxury Villas offer a sophisticated, secluded getaway perfect for parties of any size.


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Luxury Villas The Jamaica Luxury Villas at Round Hill feature indoor/outdoor island living at its best. Expansive open-air living rooms flow into large patios with incredible views of Round Hill Bay, while tropical breezes wa by vibrant flowers. Our Luxury Villas are uniquely designed and exclusively decorated with artifacts from past travels, oneof-a-kind pieces and custom artwork, bringing out the individuality of each villa. Upscale amenities afford all the luxuries of home while you are away, and all Luxury Villas boast secluded, private pools nestled amongst lush gardens. Ranging from three- to six-bedrooms, our Luxury Villas afford an unforgeable getaway. Deluxe Villas Our Deluxe Villas boast stunning views of the ocean, more spacious outdoor areas, and beautifully landscaped lawns lined with vibrant tropical flowers. Furnishings are upgraded, and larger bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms may be closed off and air-conditioned for comfort - offering ample space for guests. Some Deluxe Villas feature private pools surrounded by verdant landscaping so that almost every villa feels like a private oasis away from it all. These villas are two- to four-bedrooms and several are built into the hillside with multiple levels for sweeping views of the bay. Classic Villas Round Hill’s Classic Villas feature many of the original design elements on which Round Hill was built including beautiful checkered flooring, classic furniture, and simple yet elegant design elements. Furnishings and fabrics are continuously upgraded yet retain the authentic indoor/outdoor ambiance that was John Pringle's original vision. These villas boast outdoor decks, open-air living rooms and seating areas, and quaint manicured yards and lawns. All bedrooms feature ensuite bathrooms and are completely air-conditioned for maximum comfort. Classic villas range in size from 2- to 4bedrooms and most have uniquely-designed private pools that are beautifully maintained and landscaped. www.roundhill.com


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Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica Round Hill welcomes you with genuine Jamaican hospitality while captivating you at every turn. Our 110acre private enclave of luxury villas, boutique oceanfront rooms, award-winning seaside dining and exquisite spa lie nestled in a lush tropical hillside along a private bay of turquoise waters. Here, guests become family, paradise is found, and experiences become lasting memories. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=d3iGYjzsJFF


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ROUND HILL Hotel and villas

Steeped in rich history, timeless elegance and true understated luxury, Round Hill welcomes you with genuine Jamaican hospitality while captivating you at every turn. We invite you to our 110-acre private enclave of luxury villas, boutique oceanfront rooms, award-winning seaside dining and an exquisite spa that lies nestled in a lush tropical hillside along a private bay of turquoise waters. Here, guests become family, paradise is found, and experiences become lasting memories.


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Dri off to the gentle Caribbean breeze. Lose yourself in a good book. Dance the night away. Longstanding as one of the most beautiful and elegant resorts in the Caribbean, Round Hill caters to every guest – families geing away for quality time, couples escaping to paradise, and friends celebrating life. No maer the occasion, or no occasion at all, Round Hill’s impeccable service and warm Jamaican heart make you feel right at home here in Jamaica.

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LET'S SAY YOU'RE FASHION DESIGNER RALPH LAUREN, AND YOU'RE LOOKING TO TAKE A MUCH-NEEDED VACATION. OBVIOUSLY, THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER; YOU CAN FLY TO ESSENTIALLY ANY CORNER OF THE GLOBE AND BE EMBRACED WITH OPEN ARMS. BUT YOU, RALPH LAUREN, DO NOT GO JUST ANYWHERE.

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BY RALPH LAUREN You choose the same place for many of your hardearned holidays with your family, and you choose it repeatedly, multiple times each year. Welcome to Round Hill Hotel and Villas, on one-hundredand-ten lush areas in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Built in 1953, Round Hill was the resort of choice for old Hollywood. Everybody from JFK and Jackie—who spent part of their honeymoon there—to Grace Kelly, Paul Newman, Clark Gable and Babe Paley have stayed in its private villas. These villas are ironically known in Round Hill parlance as "coages" – although they're far from quaint. In recent years, guests have included Ryan Gosling, Paul McCartney, Lupita N'yongo, Idina Menzel, Heidi Klum, and Michelle Williams.

The draw for celebrities at Round Hill is obvious— privacy and tradition abound. It's the sort of place where you can shower al-fresco underneath leafy palm fronds or enjoy a dip in your own pool overlooking the clear turquoise waters–with nobody else in sight. Each day, at precisely 4 p.m., tea, sandwiches and cocktails are served under the old-fashioned bar's striped awnings, while each week guests congregate on the white sand for a formal beach barbecue to the strains of live music. There's the yearly black-tie Sugar Cane Ball—one of the premiere charity events in the Caribbean—as well as Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations. The concierge Kingsley has been there for more than 40 years, and most of the staff has grown up together or is related to each other, giving the whole place a cozy, familial atmosphere.


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Of the twenty-seven Coages on property, Ralph Lauren owns two—part of a unique agreement allowing would-be owners at Round Hill to purchase a villa and rent it out for part of the year to guests. The Coages range from cute one bedroom half-villa suites to sprawling 8,000 square-foot, six-bedroom complexes with two pools and epic Caribbean views. All villas, meanwhile, have a personal staff of three: your very own chef, housekeeper and gardener. While most owners rent out their villas to guests year round, Lauren chooses not to. His homes, the High Rock and the White Orchid are private–but the trade off is worth it for the other guests, who buzz about spoing him by the ocean-front pool during his regular visits in the winter and early spring.

While part of Round Hill's magic is to be found in its private and semi-private Coages, when those are full—usually during high season, running from December to February—there's still the charming main hotel. Called Pineapple House, the hotel features thirty-six oceanfront guestrooms with four-poster mahogany beds plus louvered windows for maximum views or private walkout patios. And, like most of the resort's common areas, all rooms are designed and outfied in Ralph Lauren Home, naturally.


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It's not hard to understand why families like the Laurens (and the McCartneys and the Douglases and countless other society mainstays) have returned year aer year. Fresh coconuts under the baking sun; the aroma of salty sea breeze swirling over the resort's namesake sloping hill; the steamy nights; the incredible hospitality.

Of course, it helps that every last inch of the place feels art-directed from the world's most glamorous photo shoot. But despite all the glitz and glam, Round Hill is a surprisingly down-toearth, intimate retreat. Guests mingle on the beachfront patio over tea and rum punches, flit from table to table during al-fresco dinners and chat freely while lounging by the infinity pool overlooking the sea. It's a family place, begging repeat visits. It's no wonder Ralph Lauren and Co. have been swept under its spell. www.roundhill.com


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JACOBEAN DOUBLE CABINET $12,746

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BRASS BAMBOO DRINKS TROLLEY $8,625

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MAGDALENE SECRETARY WITH CHINOISERIES $2,230

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MAYFAIR CENTER TABLE $10,485

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CLIVEDON TUFTED BED $21,600

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ASTON MART RAPIDE AMR

AMR stands for Aston Martin Racing and the brand draws a direct engineering and aesthetic link between the company’s successful race team and its road cars. As such the Rapide AMR is a sports car capable of comfortably transporting a team of race drivers to a circuit on the other side of a continent and then tackling the track when they get there. Aston Martin President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer, commented: ‘AMR takes technology and inspiration from our motorsport programme to amplify the sporting prowess in our road cars which is

clear to see in the Rapide AMR, Aston Martin’s most extreme, 4-door sports car. With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, Aston Martin has taken Rapide to new and exciting extremes.” The design of the new 205mph Rapide AMR has changed lile from the concept that was shown at the Geneva motorshow in 2017, with a large and aggressive front grille that is reminiscent of the extreme track-only Vantage AMR Pro. Meanwhile the circular daytime running lights recall the recent Zagato models.


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The Rapide AMR’s aerodynamics have been tuned to reduce li while retaining a neutral balance and the extra aerodynamic bodywork such as the splier, sills, rear diffuser and boot lid lip spoiler are all carbon fibre. The new bonnet with large ventilation inserts is also made from carbon fibre to minimise weight.

engine and, combined with new engine and gearbox calibration, this results in an increase in power. The legendary V12 now puts out 603PSand 630NM of torque, while a new quad exhaust ensures a raucous sound befiing of the AMRbadge.

At the heart of the Rapide AMR is a naturally aspirated drivetrain that draws much of its technology and character from the potent Aston Martin Vantage GT12. Larger inlet manifolds with tuned length dual inlet runners enhance the airflow into the 6.0-litre V12

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To help harness all of this power and to launch from 0-60mph in just 4.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds), the Rapide AMR has 21-inch wheels – a first for any Aston Martin – paired with ultra-high performance Michelin Super Sport tyres. The large, forged wheels have a multi spoke design that is not only very stiff but also aids brake cooling. To further aid thermal management of the brakes, the Rapide AMR utilises an evolution of the cooling system on the Vanquish S, with modified brake ducts and dust shields.

As standard, the Rapide AMR comes fied with carbon ceramic brakes. Measuring 400mm at the front with six piston calipers and 360mm at the rear with four piston calipers, this is the first time thata Rapide has been fied with such stopping power. The carbon ceramic discs are also part of AMR’s ethos to use lightweight components whilst reducing unsprung mass they have a noticeably beneficial effect on the driving experience.


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Alongside the new tyres, brakes and aerodynamics, the Rapide’s suspension has also received considerable aention. The new Rapide AMR rides 10mm lower than a Rapide S and although the three stage adaptive dampers remain, they have been thoroughly reengineered to create a car that is more focused, agile and dynamic. Much of this development work has been completed at the newly opened AMR Performance Centre at the Nürburgring.

The Rapide AMR will be available in three different design schemes. The Standard and Silhouee schemes offer four colours – Mariana Blue, Scintilla Silver, Lightning Silver and Onyx Black – with the Standard scheme adding AMR Lime accents to the splier, sills and rear diffuser. The Silhoueescheme eschews the Lime accents and instead adds a full-length contrasting stripe in China Grey or Clubsport White. www.astonmartin.com

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Hotel du PETIT MOuLIn The Hotel du Petit Moulin is an authentic, secret residence, with fabulously interiors designed by Christian Lacroix. With its location in the trendy Haut Marais, there is a whole host of treasures to discover. This renowned 4-star couture hotel invites guests to discover the charm and unique character of its individually designed luxury rooms and suites - each one more surprising than the last.

The building in which the hotel is set was originally Paris’ first bakery; this is where Victor Hugo would come to buy his baguee! Today, the original shop frontage remains, reminding guests of its former past as a Boulangerie, protected under French Heritage. www.hotelpetitmoulinparis.com/en/


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The Hotel du Continent, a beautiful 3 star establishment located in the heart of Paris, offers every guest an exclusive welcome, warm hospitality and personalised services. Its incredible decor, with each floor being different and distinctive, also invites everyone who stays here to partake in a unique experience: a trip around the world in 2 poles, 5 continents, 25 rooms and a myriad of ornamental details as aractive as they are refined.

Out of the creative soul of the globe-troing Christian Lacroix comes a unique style, both ethnically inspired and very fashionable, which combines shimmering fabrics and embroidery inspired by faraway lands, rare or exquisite materials, fine furniture, objects of curiosity, the charming charts, maps and globes of yesteryear, and frescoes luminous with the myriad colours of the world.


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The favourite themes of the world-famous French Designer, who here conjures up a fascinating blend of exoticism and contemporary creativity, are all combined in this establishment to produce the ambience of a time-lost cartography. With a destination that changes from oor to oor, the Hotel du Continent is a beautiful hymn to a journey that brings all the beauty of the world to Paris.

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Hotel de CRILLOn Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel offers a delicate balance between conservation and transformation—a celebration of the spirit of Paris and French art de vivre. www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-de-crillon


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Despite economic woes, the sale of luxury watches continues. At World Luxury Watch News, we review the new models, cover the big showcase events and look at the market for both old and new timepieces.

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ELLINI OONPHASE MODEL CASE 39 mm, 18 ct Everose gold, polished finish DIAMETER 39 mm MATERIAL 18 ct Everose gold BEZEL Double bezel, domed and fluted WINDING CROWN Flared screw-down winding crown with Rolex emblem CRYSTAL Domed sapphire crystal WATER-RESISTANCE Waterproof to 50 metres / 165 feet CASE BACK Domed case back, screw down MOVEMENT Perpetual, mechanical, selfwinding

Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Moonphase at 6 o’clock. Date display via centre hand OSCILLATOR Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring WINDING Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor POWER RESERVE Approximately 48 hours BRACELET Leather strap BRACELET MATERIAL Tobacco leather CLASP 18 ct gold buckle CERTIFICATION Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification aer casing) www.rolex.com

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THE MARC NEWSON HOURGLASS FOR HODINKEE

THIS LIMITED EDITION TIMEKEEPER SITS AT THE NEXUS OF ART, DESIGN, AND ENGINEERING. Sometimes you see an object and it just captivates you. You can't look away. You can't even really explain what you're looking at either. Marc Newson's Hourglass is one such object. It takes the idea of one of the most basic time-measuring instruments ever devised, and pushes it to its limits. Every lile bit of the Hourglass has been carefully engineered and refined, and from the first time we saw one we were smien. So, we did the only logical thing, and teamed up with Newson to bring you this limited edition creation: the Marc Newson Hourglass for HODINKEE. What Is It? -Yes, this is an hourglass. You turn it over and it measures out 10 minutes as the particles inside run through the small hole in the center of the glass. But that's where the similarities with hourglasses you know end. It's hard to think of a simple object hiding more complexity than this one. The Marc Newson Hourglass for HODINKEE stands 150mm tall, and is 125mm across at the widest point. It is made of hand-blown borosilicate glass (which you might also know as Pyrex), which is optically very clear, but also stronger than something like crystal. Inside, the time isn't kept by sand, or another common filler. No, inside are approximately 1,249,996 lile spheres called "nanoballs." Each nanoball is just 0.6mm in diameter, and they're made from solid stainless steel with a fine copper coating (and an anti-corrosion layer, so you won't have to worry about them turning green in a few years' time). Look under a loupe and

you'll notice they're entirely seamless, so they won't catch on one another or scratch the glass. They move together almost like a liquid, and weigh 1.1kg. All together, the Hourglass weighs in at 1.5kg – that's a lile over 3.3 pounds for those of you in the United States. Watching the Hourglass is a multi-sensory experience that cannot be communicated in words (watch the video above to get a beer sense of it). The combination of watching those first few nanoballs bounce around the boom chamber, the flow begin to change surface paerns in the top chamber, and the unique sound of the nanoballs flying around, hiing the glass and one another as they sele at the boom, is uerly mesmerizing. Invariably, the first time we show it to someone, there's a gasp, a big smile, and sometimes even a lile giggle as they lean in and get ready to watch for the full 10 minutes. In very much the same way that an exceptional mechanical watch is just as much about the art and cra put into engineering and finishing the movement, as it is about telling time on your wrist, so too is the Hourglass about more than the passing of 10 minutes in a glass vessel. It's about enjoying a beautifully designed object that starts with one of the oldest mechanisms humans devised for measuring time, and takes it to its superlative logical conclusion, making sure every detail is given ultimate care and aention.

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If you think you've seen something sort of like this before, it's probably because you have. Marc Newson originally designed an Hourglass for Ikepod, the watch brand he co-founded in 1994 (and subsequently le in 2012). Only a small handful were ever made with copper nanoballs. That piece, which has sat in a few different iterations of the HODINKEE offices, served as the inspiration for this new limited edition. The 10-minute copper Hourglass is now a HODINKEE exclusive and no other editions will be issued aer this collection of 100 pieces. Newson is a true lover of timepieces of all sorts – as you can probably tell from his watches and clocks. In 2015, he founded HG Timepiece with some new partners and commied to redesigning the Hourglass, giving us the version we have here. It's made in a slightly different way than before, and Newson sought to improve on the quality, beauty, and longevity of the Hourglass in many lile ways. There's no question that the Hourglass is now beer than ever. How it's made Looking at the Hourglass, you'd never guess how difficult it is to make. And that's part of its charm, no doubt. Each piece is craed entirely by hand and different components are craed in different countries, across multiple continents. Let's start at the beginning. At a factory in an undisclosed location in Europe (sorry, we've been sworn to secrecy), a long tube of glass is loaded onto a large turning machine so it can be shaped into the contiguous outer wall of the Hourglass. Different torches and tools are used to heat and shape the spinning glass – first, into two symmetrical halves. Geing the center into the correct shape, while leaving a hole precisely the right diameter to allow the Hourglass to keep time, is one of the greatest challenges. It has to be done entirely by eye, as a measurement device would deform the hot glass. Next, through a combination of heat and blowing through a long rubber hose, the artisan begins to shape the first bulb. One it's formed, he seals it off and begins work on the other side, making sure the two are evenly shaped

and perfectly symmetrical. Again, this is done entirely by looking at the glass as it rotates. As the second side is completed, it's le open, and the glass is removed from the machines and transferred to an oven, where it tempers and the shape is set. The process is long and requires intense focus, which is difficult to maintain given the physical exertion of blowing the glass, and the extreme heat around the machines. Aer the Hourglass's shell is removed from the oven and has had time to cool, the extra glass used to hold it in the machines is trimmed, and it can move to a filling area. First, a pump is aached to the small open hole, and a vacuum is created inside the Hourglass. This prevents the build-up of static electricity, and ensures that all dust and other particles are removed from the inside. Then, the nanoballs are poured in, having been pre-measured to approximately 10-minute batches. Finally, the small glass seal is applied, plugging the hole forever, and both Marc Newson's signature and the HODINKEE logo are applied with the help of a lile more heat.

We spent a full day on-site in the factory, shooting the video you see above, and two things stand out above all else. The first is the degree to which the craspeople who make these objects seem to do it naturally, with an extra sense that tells them when things are right, and when things need more adjusting. It's rare to see something this detailed, craed entirely by feel and eye, especially with such amazing results. The second is the way in which something so crisp and pristine emerges from a place that is so industrial and utilitarian. The contrast is a great reminder of the realities of design, and how our favorite things come to be.

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The refinement of the French art de vivre meets the elegance of Belle Époque décor: the hotel’s rooms and suites bear the names of Coco Chanel, F. Sco Fitzgerald or Marcel Proust — all of whom considered the Ritz “like a second home”. www.ritzparis.com/en-GB

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At the heart of the French Alps in the prestigious Jardin Alpin, Cheval Blanc Courchevel is an inviting and intimate Maison to surrender oneself and gather with others. In a truly contemporary spirit, a high-altitude stay is reinterpreted with boldness and modernity. www.chevalblanc.com/courchevel/en

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Our berlin design hotel is situated in the vibrant and historical heart of berlin, mie. Hotel Casa Camper Berlin mie provides unique city accommodation. creative design and aention to detail can be seen in our berlin boutique hotel's 51 rooms and suites. www.casacamper.com/en/berlin/ hotel.html

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PATRICK HELLMAn SCHLOSS HOTEL BERLIn PATRICK HELLMANN SCHLOSSHOTEL is a luxury boutique hotel right in the heart of Berlin’s prestigious Grunewald district. Fashion, lifestyle and unique design meet the glamor and timeless elegance of the past 100 years. As the new placeto-be in the vibrant metropolis of Berlin, we combine individual, personal service with extravagance in all areas as well as exquisite, culinary creations. The historic villa combines park-like gardens, stylish design interiors by Patrick Hellmann and personal service to create a heaven for visitors to Berlin. In the SPA area you can have the view of the pine forest whilst enjoying a dip in the pool, or indulge in a ďŹ rst class massage treatment and sauna. www.schlosshotelberlin.com


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Fendi Private Suites is ideally situated right in the heart of Rome—a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, and within walking distance to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Vatican City. You can now not only shop at Fendi’s flagship boutique in Rome, but stay there. The third floor of the Maison’s stunning home, Palazzo Fendi, has been transformed into the world’s very first Fendi hotel. www.fendiprivatesuites.com/en


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Hotel lungaRno 1967-2017 - 50 years since its first inauguration, Hotel Lungarno has been completely renewed and reopened its doors aer six months of renovation. Without sacrificing its charm, the blue, white and leather found in its lobby reflect the style of an elegant boat swaying on the Arno with the Ponte Vecchio as its backdrop. Our living room suspended over the river provides space for private rendezvous only steps away from the Borgo San Jacopo 1 Star Michelin restaurant, where you can experience masterful, world class gastronomy right in the heart of Florence.

And like any elegant boat, its fascination perseveres throughout the corridors, full of stories to tell. The recently improved hotel art collection includes more than 450 works, offered in a variety of themed itineraries to our guests, with the many pieces accompanying our guest to their rooms, of which many are themed and dedicated to the work of a unique artist, such as the Venna or Francesconi suite. www.lungarnocollection.com/hotel-lungarno


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COnTInEnTALE H A vibrant and dynamic yet romantic design and luxury 4 star hotel in Florence, beautifully evolved in the energy of the 50’s. The Hotel Continentale is the place to see and be seen, a catwalk for fashion and desire in the heart of Florence. The elegant and inviting white colors chosen by Florentine architect Michele Bönan evoke harmony,

simplicity, and fantasy. Discover refined design and aention to detail throughout this 4 star design hotel in Florence near Arno, from handmade leather trunks used as a desk to wiy clocks used as a side table. www.lungarnocollection.com/continentale-hotel


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Armani Hotel Milano is a place that embodies Giorgio Armani's design and lifestyle philosophy, and promises a "home-away-from-home" experience; delivering luxurious comfort and a unique experience. While Armani Hotel Milano means many things to many people; gorgeous getaway, gourmet heaven or health and wellness oasis; the only constant is our hospitality whose every facet is designed around you- our guest- to ensure you get the most out of your stay and your visit to Milan. www.armanihotelmilano.com

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FAROL DESIGn HOTEL

Set on the absolute waterfront of Cascais’s dramatic Atlantic coastline, Farol Hotel reflects the unique charm of the township. Delightful oldworld houses and cobbled streets frame a graceful bay on Portugal’s spectacular Estoril Coast to tell the story of a bygone era. The capital, Lisbon and the international airport are an easy 35-minute drive along excellent roads. A local train also runs between the city and Cascais. Lisbon is served by full service and budget airlines from all the major European hubs, which include Frankfurt, Paris, London and Zurich plus Stockholm, and Moscow. Arrive fuss-free and in

style at Lisbon International Airport with a prearranged Farol Hotel limousine to meet you and transfer the short scenic trip to Cascais. As a proud member of prestigious Design Hotels, Farol Hotel is a wonderfully eclectic composition of adventurous architecture that embraces a remodeled 19th century private mansion that was once owned by the Count of Cabral, together with unique contemporary additions. The result is an inspire union of the old and the new. farol.com.pt/en/


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THE BVLGA

The Bvlgari Hotel garden, designed by landscape architect Sophie Agata Ambroise, offers several options that are ideal for meetings and private events, each with a capacity of 50 people and with truly unique exclusivity. Trees and hedges create a series of open-air rooms; that can be interconnected or partitioned off, with four slight shis in elevation, three of which are planted with grass.

A refuge for the body and the spirit, a harmonious atmosphere that fosters the quest for balance, the Bvlgari Hotel Milano Spa offers all the rituals of contemporary wellness in a seing at once sumptuous and elegant. Daylight filters through the glass walls and illuminates the pure gold tiles of the pool. The sauna and external jacuzzi allow guests to indulge following their experience. Four private rooms and one couples suite are outfied for personalized treatments.


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MONTE CARLO

HOTEL METROPOLE MONTE CARLO In 2004, the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo hotel became a contemporary and distinguished hotel. With its new identity, the hotel kept its soul and maintains a certain level of luxury emphasizing the emotional character yet very modern atmosphere. www.metropole.com/en/metropole-montecarlo

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HOTEL tHe excHange

Hotel The Exchange is a fashion hotel in the centre of Amsterdam with unique rooms ranging from 1to-5 stars. Rooms are dressed like models on the runway by young fashion designers from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), allowing you

to sleep in fashion and wake up in style, in the centre of Amsterdam. www.hoteltheexchange.com


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claRidge's Set in the heart of Mayfair, Claridge’s is an art deco icon and a byword for timeless elegance. Since the 1850s, Claridge’s has excelled at the finer things in life: glamorous design, inspiring dining, impeccable service. Today we draw on this history but also look to the future,

blending innovation with the traditions of the past. Above all, we are here to ensure your visit is an experience you will never forget. There are many 5-star hotels in London but nowhere quite like Claridge’s.

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Winner of CondĂŠ Nast Johansen's prestigious 'Best Urban Hotel' award, we are delighted to have been recognised for our "vibrant colour schemes, surprising detail and good old-fashioned decadence". www.themayfairhotel.co.uk

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tHe BvlgaRi H Located in Knightsbridge on the edge of Hyde Park, The Bvlgari Hotel London is both a haven of calm in the centre of the city and yet under a minute’s walk from such landmarks as the famous Harrods department store. Since opening in 2012, Bvlgari has set new standards among the luxury hotels of the British capital. Elegant contemporary architecture and Bvlgari’s legendary flair for design are matched by class-leading quality of service. Design, service, and exceptionally generously proportioned rooms and suites combined with unrivalled facilities such as a full gymnasium and physical training centre with on-site Workshop personal training team; 11 single treatment rooms and 1 private spa suite Spa; 25 metres, threelane swimming pool; 47 seat cinema; unique Cigar Shop and sampling room, a stunning Ballroom; to deliver a city hotel experience that is unique in the world. www.bulgarihotels.com/ en_US/london/thehotel/overview


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In the northwest of the Maldives archipelago, Noonu atoll reveals a preserved and exclusive exotic oasis. www.chevalblanc.com/randheli/en/traveldiary/noonu-atoll.html


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Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a Neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscaped gardens, and a range of well-craed Italian furnishings, the hotel is truly symbolic of the Versace lifestyle. Set in the heart of the Culture Village, less than 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and 8 minutes away from Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, Palazzo Versace Dubai is conveniently located along

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SPA AND GYM AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI Located on the ground floor west wing of Palazzo Versace Dubai, The SPA has seven treatment rooms, a spa suite, a nail studio and two Moroccan Hammams. Both the ladies and gentlemen’s relaxation areas have plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas. Almost 1000sqm of wellness typify the new Versace spa. Its marble floors of Granito Nero Assoluto match the grey degrade mosaics and the white birch wood walls with mother-of- pearl details. The plunge pools are in vibrant turquoise mosaics. The décor’s motifs belong to the sea world: cornucopias interlaced with small seashells and embellished curlicues.

The SPA offers dedicated male and female thermal suites each containing a spa pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge, spacious changing facilities and a luxury Moroccan hammam sanctuary. The spa pools are designed with vibrant turquoise mosaics. The décors' motifs belong to the sea world: cornucopias interlaced with small seashells and embellished curlicues. The SPA Services Discover an astounding selection of treatments using high end luxury brands from across the world. Our offerings include result driven facials, luxury holistic massages, soening and energizing body treatments, Moroccan hammam, and luxury manicure and pedicure.

The SPA Almost 1000 sqm of wellness typifies the stunning boutique spa, located on the ground floor of the West Wing. Its marble floors of Granito Nero Assoluto match the grey degrade mosaics and the white birch wood walls with mother-of-pearl details. The SPA includes 7 luxurious treatment rooms and 1 exquisite spa suite complete with its own private Jacuzzi, monsoon rain shower and full changing facilities.

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Debuting in December 2017, The Bvlgari Resort Dubai adds a new jewel to the brand luxury hospitality collection. Situated on the exclusive, manmade Jumeira Bay, an island carved into the shape of a seahorse and adjoined by a 300m bridge to central Dubai coastline, the sunny property is a true ‘urban oasis’, for visitors and residents alike. Designed entirely by Antonio Cierio Patricia Viel, the renowned Italian

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Bvlgari villas with pool, garden and sea-view, The Bvlgari Resort Dubai offers a full range of amenities, such as the gourmet Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, the Il Café open all day, Il Bar with its iconic oval-shaped freestanding bar and La Spiaggia the most exclusive beach Club with private beach and a unique mosaic-design outdoor swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy the

1,700 square-metre Spa with hammam, indoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon with a traditional barbershop and hairdresser. www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/dubai

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SYMPHOnY STYLE A RADISSOn COLLECTIOn HOTEL Glamorous. Generous. Exuberant. Welcome to the Radisson Collection Hotel, Symphony Style Kuwait, where comfort and luxury collide. Discover 18 floors of contemporary design mixed with warm, genuine hospitality. Experience a breathtaking seing and elegant touches that really maer, including the most sumptuous linens, bathrobes and essential products in our indulgent suites and rooms.

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Originally founded by John Jacob Astor over a century ago, The St. Regis New York is a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel located in the heart of Midtown Manhaan. With chic guestrooms, elegant public spaces and exceptional dining at Astor Court, as well as the famed King Cole Bar, this flagship hotel has

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Halekulan At Halekulani, the most internationally acclaimed of all Hawaii hotels, we blend serenity and understated elegance with exceptional service, to create an oasis of tranquility. As one of the best hotels in Waikiki Hawaii, and one of the most sought-aî…šer of all the ďŹ ve star hotels in Hawaii, we are known for our legacy. With our quietly

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LEADER OF OUR A few days before striking his first ball in competitive team golf something happened that allowed Thomas Bjørn to fully appreciate the scale, depth and meaning of The Ryder Cup. Just hours before the start of play, the late Severiano Ballesteros, the European Team Captain for the 1997 edition of the biennial trans-Atlantic golf tournament, handed Bjørn a commemorative Rolex watch. Looking back, of all the special memories he enjoyed as he became the first ever Dane to play in the competition, it was the limited-edition timepiece, with his name engraved on the back, that came to mean the most. Given solely to those selected to play by the team captain, for him it was a defining moment, a sign he had arrived at the very pinnacle of golf. “That moment, when Ballesteros presented me with a Rolex watch, symbolizes what makes The Ryder Cup so special,” Bjørn recalls. “The captain usually gives them to the players on the Tuesday night of the tournament week. It’s a unique moment for the entire team, very symbolic considering the scale and nature of the event and what Rolex has done for the game of golf.”

THE GREAT DANE Bjørn joins an elite group of Rolex Testimonees who have been selected to captain Europe in The Ryder Cup over the 50-year relationship between Rolex and golf. These include German Bernhard Langer (2008), Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie (2010), Spain’s José María Olazábal (2012) and Paul McGinley, from Ireland, in 2014. Like his predecessors, in 2018, it will be the Dane’s turn to present the watches. The ceremony will mark Bjørn’s crossing from player to captaincy. The Great Dane – as he is known throughout the golf world – will take on the responsibility of leading Team Europe to success, of inspiring synergies among teammates and bringing out the best in each player. “There’s nothing beer as a professional golfer than walking down the 16th, 17th and 18th holes in a Major championship if you have a chance to win – The Ryder Cup brings that same feeling and pressure from the very first morning; it’s a really unique atmosphere,” he says. “In terms of how all-consuming the captaincy is, it’s on my mind 24/7.” Even with his vast playing experience, the nature of captaincy in team golf will be a new experience for Bjørn. As fellow Testimonee Annika Sörenstam, who led the European Team in the 2017 Solheim Cup, puts it: “My experience at the Solheim Cup, eight times as a player and then as a vice captain, can’t compare to the year I captained the team in 2017,” she says. “It requires seizing the whole picture and making decisions with that bird’s eye view in clear sight.”


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As one would expect from the contemplative Bjørn, who as a player won 21 tournaments and was runner-up three times in Majors, he has thought long and hard about what it means to be the European Ryder Cup captain. Still months before the competition will get underway in September at Le Golf National Club south of Paris, he has already defined his approach and the style of leadership he will bring. “It’s not my role to tell them how to play, but rather to support and manage them, not by geing in their way, but by helping them make the right decisions.” Bjørn’s analysis is shrewd. While the position may share some of the requirements of being at the helm of a racing yacht in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, taking the captaincy at The Ryder Cup is a role unique in world sport. Unlike a coach in a team sport who will tell a player whether he wants him to pass short or long, where to run and even where to position himself on the field of play, it would be a rash Ryder Cup captain who tried to tell those under his charge how to address the ball and play each stroke. Each member of the 12-man team will arrive in Paris with a tried and tested system in place of what works for his game.

“These golfers play for themselves all of the time, so you don’t have to instruct them in how to play the course,” says Bjørn. The true task of the Ryder Cup captain is to foster and develop team spirit, to help players performing in the most mentally intimidating arena in their sport feel comfortable and relaxed, ready for action. Everything in his control – from the style of the uniforms through the standard of the accommodation to the speech made at the ceremonial dinner the night before the competition begins – can make a difference. “I think that confidence is everything in this game,” Bjørn says. And ensuring his team’s selfassurance is not compromised will be at the heart of his approach. “The younger players sometimes need guidance, and I’m not afraid to tell them that they might be making some strange decisions. In my experience the best thing to do is have a quiet conversation with them and point out a potentially different choice they might make.”


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FAMILY OF ROLEX TESTIMONEES Team Europe’s roster will not be decided until late in the 2018 European Tour season. However, among the family of Rolex Testimonees, the strongest contenders to play in The European Ryder Cup Team, supported by Rolex since 1995, include Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Spain), Paul Casey (UK), Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium), Mahew Fitzpatrick (UK), Martin Kaymer (Germany), Thorbjørn Olesen (Denmark), Thomas Pieters (Belgium), and Jon Rahm (Spain). “My main concern is to have 12 guys there who are in form and ready to play,” Bjørn says. “My message to players is that it’s not about making The Ryder Cup Team, it’s about playing in The Ryder Cup. Looking back over the years, people are so keen to make the team that they forget that from the day they qualify they have to play in it as well. It’s a fantastic stage to play on, but only when you are ready to play.” There will be Rolex players on Team USA, too, where candidates include three of 2017’s Major winners, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, as well as proven team golf experts Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson. This family of Rolex golfers share the same pursuit of excellence and the Swiss watchmaker’s qualities of precision, performance, reliability and uncompromising quality.

When it comes to selecting Team Europe, Bjørn will have a more significant input than any of his predecessors in the role of captain. While eight of the 12 will be selected from a combination of European Tour and World rankings, he will be able to choose an unprecedented four wild card picks, one more than any captain preceding him. When making his decision about who should be his special choices, Bjørn will have to weigh numerous considerations. Perhaps a player of significant Ryder Cup pedigree suffering from a temporary dip in results would be the best choice. He could also bring in a fine player recently recovered from an injury who has been prevented by absence from accruing sufficient points on the Tour to qualify outright. Or he might call upon a local, used to playing the Paris course. Not that he is giving anything away about his thinking this far from the selection deadline.


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TEAM TRUST When the first tee shot is made on the morning of 28 September, the captain will have decided who plays with whom, and in what order. That is oen a critical, match-winning decision. And it is one Bjørn knows he will need to get right. “You must put your trust in your team and believe that your 12 guys can deliver,” says the Dane. “You’ve got to try to play to your team’s strengths as best you can. Hindsight is 20/20, and people will always say what might have happened if you had chosen differently. You just have to go on what feels right in the moment.” Looking back at his own contribution to Ryder Cup history (he was on the winning side in all three of his appearances in 1997, 2002 and 2014) he is well aware of the significance of the captain’s contribution. “Sam Torrance was a fantastic captain [in 2002]. He had a different captaincy than in previous years, unfortunately because of September 11th [when tragic events in New York delayed the match for 12 months]. But it did give him an extra year to prepare. He got to spend so much time with us that he influenced us a lot and that put a completely different perspective on the captaincy. He was a motivator, and he had the ability to make all 12 players feel like they were the best in the world. He probably didn’t have the greatest team, but he still managed to win against an American team that was extremely strong. I thought that his way of talking to people was amazing.”

It is an approach Bjørn will seek to emulate in his one-on-one conversations with the players. Though he says he won’t even try to match Torrance’s inspirational locker room speeches, ever grand and moving.

“I won’t try to be something that I’m not,” he insists. “I want to try to create an upliing environment for the players. I have some different responsibilities as captain because I have to listen to everybody and then make decisions and I understand that. But I still want to create an environment that all of these guys enjoy being in and playing in. Whether we win or lose, I want all 12 guys to walk away from The Ryder Cup thinking that it was a good experience – that is my main goal.” And that experience will really begin the moment Bjørn presents the ceremonial Rolex watches to each of the twelve representatives of Team Europe. www.rolex.com


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RISE OF THE NEW It was The Masters 1997. Tiger Woods had announced his arrival on the world stage by winning his first of four green jackets at the Augusta National Golf Club. This would be the American’s first of a remarkable 14 Major championship wins, signalling an era of dominance that took golf to heights never previously reached. In the women’s game, Sweden’s Annika Sörenstam had already claimed two U.S. Women’s Open titles and would go on to win an unprecedented 10 Major championships. These two iconic golfers changed the face of the sport, introducing it to a wider global audience. At the same time, and away from the spotlight, a generation of future elite-level golfers, many of whom would go on to aribute their inspiration to Woods and Sörenstam, were just at the start of their journeys towards becoming world-class golfers. A quarter of a century later and these young men and women are now the ones changing the landscape of the sport. Athletes such as threetime Major winner Jordan Spieth and 2017’s breakout star Justin Thomas, both only 24 years of age, are striving to set new standards. Similarly, Lexi Thompson, who became the youngestever winner of an LGPA tournament in September 2011, aged 16, and Lydia Ko, who achieved the same feat less than a year later, and went on to win two consecutive

Major championships at the 2015 Evian Championship and the 2016 ANA Inspiration, possess the individual skill and pursuit of success inherent in the trailblazers that have come before them. These prodigious young golfers were all welcomed into the Rolex family of Testimonees shortly aer turning professional. Together with a number of supremely talented golfers of their generation, at the forefront of the sport, they represent a new era of golfing excellence and are part of a collective known as the Rolex New Guard. Motivated to achieve greatness and follow in the footsteps of their iconic predecessors, every member of the Rolex New Guard prepares for pressure situations with unrelenting emphasis on precision, performance, passion, reliability and uncompromising quality. They play with the utmost respect for one another, while sharing a mutual bond and close friendship.


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CONTINUING A LEGACY Rolex’s longstanding commitment to golf is part of the Swiss watchmaker’s prestigious sporting and cultural heritage that dates back to the pioneering origins of the company and its desire to support those whose determination and commitment to excellence transcend limits and inspire greatness. Rolex has championed golf since 1967, nurturing a relationship with its world-class family of Testimonees, all of whom exude excellence on and off the course. Their raw talent and quest for precision and performance have helped them reach the top with integrity, maturity and respect. Among them are Americans Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler. Fiercely competitive on the course, all three men have already accomplished great feats, with Jordan Spieth winning the 2015 Masters Tournament and the 2015 U.S. Open, followed by victory at The 146th Open, in 2017. Justin Thomas claimed four PGA TOUR events in 2017, including his first Major victory, on route to being named PGA TOUR Player of the Year. Rickie Fowler, who turned professional in 2009 shortly before his 20th birthday, held the accolade of number one ranked amateur golfer in the world for 37 weeks between 2007 and 2008, and in 2016 reached a career high of fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Away from the course, each of these elite competitors are hugely supportive of one another, having built a friendship based on years of seeing each other develop. The evolution of their personalities can partly be aributed to the support received from the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), an organization dedicated to the growth and development of young men and women aspiring to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. As a Premier Partner since 1986, Rolex has seen many of its Testimonees benefit from the AJGA, including Phil Mickelson, Lorena Ochoa, Lexi Thompson and Tiger Woods. Aside from creating bonds between golfers and teaching them the importance of tradition, etiquee and respect, the AJGA also rewards the best junior golfer in its ranks with the Rolex Junior Player of the Year award, instilling the recipient with the confidence and desire to go on and achieve further success throughout their professional careers. Reflecting on his memories of being awarded the prestigious title, Jordan Spieth stated that: “Given the major commitment Rolex has made to supporting junior golf, I have been aware of the brand since my earliest days of competing. My first personal connection came when I was awarded the AJGA Rolex Player of the Year in 2009 and my affinity with the brand has grown as our relationship has evolved.”


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GLOBAL FAMILY Fellow American Brooks Koepka is another member of the Rolex family who has experienced Major championship success, winning the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, just a month aer his 27th birthday. Australian Jason Day also experienced his first Major triumph in Wisconsin, aged 27, when he won the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. His commitment to precision on the course, persistence and consistency saw him become the No.1 ranked golfer in the world the same year. Having only turned professional in 2013, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama is one of Asia’s finest golfers, with an impressive Majors record to accompany his five PGA TOUR wins. The 25year-old will expect further accolades in the near future. Both Rolex Testimonees since 2016, two of the golfers making up the European contingent of the New Guard are Englishman Mahew Fitzpatrick and Spain’s Jon Rahm. Following his second win on the European Tour in 2017, both of which were Rolex Series events, Rahm said: “To win two of the European Tour’s Rolex Series events as a Rolex Ambassador has made these victories that much more special.”

The European Tour, a partner of Rolex since 1995, introduced the Rolex Series in 2017, an initiative four-time European Tour event winner Mahew Fitzpatrick commends: “The Rolex Series highlights Rolex’s continued commitment to our game and has been an exceptional addition to the season, enabling both European Tour players and fans to enjoy an elevated level of golf, closer to home.” Along with Fitzpatrick and Rahm, 26-year-old Thomas Pieters, from Belgium, is another European counterpart who made a name for himself at the 2016 Ryder Cup when he set a new rookie record for points earned. He is sure to play an integral role in The 2018 European Ryder Cup Team, the esteemed event founded in 1927 that Rolex has been a partner of, when in Europe, since 1995.


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FEMALE ICONS Rolex is also proud to support many of the world’s best female golfers in the world. All three women in the New Guard are incredibly young, yet have experienced success beyond their years. Nobody has achieved more at such a young age than the supremely-talented New Zealander Lydia Ko. At just 20 years old, Ko holds 12 LGPA Tour wins, as well as two Major titles. Having spent a record 130 weeks as the top-ranking amateur, Ko went on to become the youngest player of either gender to achieve number one status in the Rolex Rankings as a professional. She then became the youngest woman to win a Major championship in 2015 at The Evian Championship, where Rolex is the Official Timekeeper, and made history by becoming the youngest golfer to win two Major championships in a row with victory at the ANA Inspiration in 2016. Her extensive list of achievements can be aributed to her obsession with precision, practice and relentless consistency. Ko, like the great Annika Sörenstam, plays with an accuracy and elegance found only in the very best. Another rising star is American Lexi Thompson. At just 12 years of age, Thompson became the youngest golfer to ever qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open before turning professional in 2015. Her incredible level of performance saw her set a record as the youngest-ever winner of an LGPA tournament, aged just 16. Three years later, she obtained one of the pinnacle achievements in the sport by winning the ANA inspiration at age 19 and, with two LPGA Tour victories in 2017, continues to contest for top honours in the ladies’ game.

Born in September 1977, the youngest of the Rolex New Guard, Ontario-born Brooke Henderson continues to make waves in the golfing world. Having turned professional in 2014, the Canadian won her first Major at the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the event’s youngest winner at 18. Respect and camaraderie, as well as a desire to win were evident prior to Henderson’s dramatic play-off win over Ko at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2016 aer which the Canadian stated: “Lydia Ko is definitely a role model for me, and being able to become friends with her on tour and see her week to week is really cool, even if I know that she is the competition.” ENSURING A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR THE GAME The achievements and accolades of the New Guard are a shining example to young golfers of what can be achieved in the unrelenting pursuit of individual excellence. Every member displays the integrity, respect and sportsmanlike behaviour that is so crucial in inspiring the next generation of true ambassadors of the game. Just as modern golfing icons Woods and Sörenstam were exemplary role models for the athletes that now make up the Rolex New Guard, these men and women are now seing the precedent for the next generation of golfers aiming to reach the very top. Their meteoric achievements, coupled with their appreciation for the importance of the core values of the sport, will pave the way for many champions to come. www.rolex.com


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The Hotel of South Beach perfectly embodies the classic South Beach retreat, from its ocean-view rooop pool and meticulously preserved 1930s Art Deco architecture to its seing above the iconic News Café. Quietly tucked away between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, this boutique gem delights with surprisingly large rooms and an ambiance that is refreshingly laid back and

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CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

On a 1.350 mts2 (14,531 sq ) property, a new Tcherassi Hotel + Spa was conceived by experienced architect Álvaro Barrera, with extensive career in building restoration and preservation in this city, and by Richard Mishaan, reviewed on Architectural Digest, as one of the top 100 world designers. The experience offered in new Tcherassi Hotel + Spa is both relaxed and elegant, which results from an accurate combination of fashion expressions, architecture, and nature, features in Silvia Tcherassi?s creations. A beautiful restored colonial building houses a lobby area where guests are welcomed

by staple elements of Tcherassi world: vertical gardens, water mirrors, and cozy seings. Guests are hence captivated by the availability of 42 rooms, 2 restaurants, a café, a Tcherassi fashion boutique, a lounge/bar, and unique venues for weddings, social, and business events. These services are new assets in addition to those already offered with great success at Tcherassi Mansion. www.tcherassihotels.com/engb/hotels1/tcherassi-hotel-spa

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TRANCOSO, BRAZIL

uXuA CASA HOTEL & SPA Authenticity is the greatest luxury a visit to Brazil's picturesque and historic Bahia state can oer. And no place delivers the experience like Trancoso's Quadrado, its car-free, UNESCO-protected town square. Half UXUA's casas here date back 500-years to the village's founding. They were restored by designer Wilbert Das in collaboration with local artisans using traditional techniques and reclaimed materials. These casas have a soul, each with legends and family history, every detail uniquely craed by caring hands. UXUA's rustic beach lounge, Almescar Spa, Quadrado restaurant and 5-star service complete the perfect holiday. uxua.com

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BVLGARI HOTEL Moscow


MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Scheduled to open in 2020, The Bvlgari Hotel Moscow will stand as the world’s seventh Bvlgari Hotel, following the opening of Milan in 2004, Bali in 2006, London in 2012, Beijing and Dubai Hotels anticipated for 2017, and Shanghai in 2018. The Bvlgari Hotel Moscow occupies a premier place within one of the city's most prestigious locales. Just 300 metres from the Kremlin and Red Square, the richly appointed hotel stretches out over an entire city block and redefines the very texture of Moscow's historic district. Conceived by Italy's Antonio Cierio Patricia Viel and Partners in collaboration with ATRIUM, a renowned Russian

architectural bureau, the imposing facade unites traditional elements with a modern point of view, bringing to life a vision that is in absolute harmony with its surroundings. The former residence of a noble family, the 65-room hotel is infused with modern Italian style throughout its private and public spaces. The crown jewel of the hotel is the 300-squaremetre Bvlgari Suite. Equally lavish are the restaurant, bar and spacious roof terrace, as well as the extraordinary Spa, with its 25-metre lap pool. www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/ moscow

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TOKYO, JAPAN

BvlgaRi Hotel tokYo Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts signed an agreement with Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real-estate company headquartered in Tokyo, to open Japan’s first Bvlgari Hotel in Tokyo, scheduled to open at the end of 2022. The Hotel will occupy the top seven floors - 39th-45th - of an ultra-skyscraper planned for construction in the Yaesu 2-Chome North District Category-I Urban Redevelopment Project. The Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo will be located in a very central and convenient area at a walking distance to some of the best aractions in town such as the Imperial Palace and the vibrant shopping areas of both Nihombashi and Ginza. Its proximity to the Tokyo Station and the financial districts of Nihombashi and Marunouchi makes it an ideal destination for business as well. The hotel will offer 98 guest rooms in a variety of configurations, mainly twin and double rooms, as well as luxury suites and an extraordinary Bvlgari Suite.

Bvlgari Hotels iconic features such as Il Bar, Il Ristorante, the fireplace Lounge, all of them with outdoor terrace, will be available for the hotel guests together with Il Cioccolato store, and a dramatic Ballroom including a large outdoor space. The about 1,500 sqm BVLGARI Spa, offering the ultimate wellbeing experience, immersing and innovative treatments, therapies and grooming for both men and women, and including a state-of-the-art fitness centre and 25metre indoor pool, will add a further luxurious touch to the guests’ experience. www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/tokyo

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TIMED TO PERFE Who could have foreseen that a young boy from Chicago with no family background in equestrian sport would go on to become world number one? The American show jumper Kent Farrington began riding at the age of eight aer finding a picture of his mother on a horse. It was the beginning of an exemplary career, a long journey towards the pinnacle of his sport. Since that moment some 30 years ago, his monumental success has been shaped by unwavering commitment and a constant quest for perfection, along with a passion for horses. Growing up in downtown Chicago, Farrington’s interest was nurtured at the stables where he started taking weekly riding lessons. It was here that he first demonstrated the determination and perseverance that have made him a muchadmired Rolex Testimonee. With limited access to horses and stables, he had to travel three hours to train. Looking back at those tough early years, Farrington said: “I was really eager to ride. I was a brave and aggressive kid.” It was only aer watching on television a class at Canada’s hallowed Spruce Meadows at age 12 that he decided to focus on show jumping. “I used to stand in front of the TV and imagine I was riding, pretending I was Rodrigo Pessoa or Eric Lamaze.” Inspired by Pessoa and Lamaze, both show jumping luminaries and fellow Rolex Testimonees, his path to equestrian excellence had begun.

From the beginning Farrington had strong support, his family instrumental in the early successes. His mother and sister would ensure everything was arranged – right down to applications for shows – to allow him to train for the maximum time possible. “I used to ride so many horses in shows when I was a kid, with the highest record of competing on 26 horses in a single day. So it was very hectic, and I was very busy. My mother and sister would organize everything for me.” Farrington is a man of humility. He believes it was this support, from his family and the equestrian community, that helped build the foundations for his stellar career. He maintains his team is integral to his consistent success and recognizes he could not compete without it. “I have a wonderful team of people behind me, some of whom have worked with me for over 10 years. My career wouldn’t be possible without them. I am very grateful for the work they put in.”


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PRECISION SPORT In the early days, Farrington’s coaches were impressed by his commitment, his training all day and every day, but insisted he take one day off a week for his own health. The emphasis on self-improvement remains. To stay at the top, Farrington adheres to a strict regime. He rides and trains his horses daily, and to maintain peak physical fitness, works out five days a week. To impose the least burden on his horses, when riding he follows a stringent diet, eating no sugar, processed foods or nightshades (a group of vegetables that includes potatoes, aubergines, tomatoes and peppers) but plenty of fish and chicken to keep up his strength. “For our sport, you can continue riding for as long as you are fit to do so and still win Majors. We can see that with Nick Skelton, who won the Individual Olympic gold medal at the age of 58. I have no desire to stop riding anytime soon so I think it is beer that I take care of myself now. It is going to lead to a rewarding career with longevity, remaining in the top 10 riders for the next 20 years being my goal for my career.” Farrington also focuses on mental preparation before competitions. In a profession where the stakes are constantly high, he believes the challenge is to aain a level of mental strength that is sustainable. “In our sport, if you knock down fence number two, you’re out and it’s over. The hardest part is you must walk into every competition thinking that you are going to win and walk away most of the time where you don’t, so you have to be emotionally resilient.”

In addition to his physical and mental preparation, Farrington is meticulous in planning for the season in terms of which horses to use and events to aend around the globe. His strategy is centred around his horses and taking risks. “I try to choose horses that I think are winners. They aren’t always the easiest, but I enjoy the challenge of trying to make them the best they can be. Part of that is managing their careers and picking venues that suit each horse’s strength.” This fastidiousness, in the organization and management of his stables and horses, reflects a belief that if everything is in order ahead of competition, it will help in the arena. His tack room is a work of art, bridles and saddles hung in perfect symmetry, all labelled with his horse’s names. “I like to have everything under control and know where everything is, even if it only makes me one per cent beer.” It is a dedication and discipline that has led to numerous wins on the world stage, proving the extra one per cent, which he works so tirelessly to achieve, does give him the edge.


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FIRST ROLEX TIMEPIECE Farrington announced his presence when he claimed the gold medal at the 1999 North American Young Riders International Competition at the age of 18. Aer this, his career went from strength to strength, including wins in the King George V Cup, the American Invitational, the President’s Cup and the Hampton Classic, and, notably, the East Coast World Cup League in which he helped Team USA win gold in 2011. The special relationship between Rolex and Farrington began in 2013, at the La Coruña Grand Prix in Spain. Before he competed, his sister told him she wanted a Rolex, but he could not buy it for her; he had to win it. That day, sure enough, he won his first Rolex timepiece, a Datejust, which he promptly gave to his sister. A year later his list of achievements was recognized with an invitation to become a Rolex Testimonee. “I felt very grateful. This was a dream of mine, to do what I’m doing. Becoming a Testimonee for Rolex was a huge moment, because that is something much bigger than just show jumping,” said Farrington, who believes the Rolex sponsorship has enhanced both his own career and the sport. “I think we are living in exciting times with a sponsor like Rolex who can transform events such as Royal Windsor Horse Show. It raises the level of competition and it is a positive challenge for all riders, with Rolex Majors and the Grand Slam being a big part of our sport today.”

The 37-year old’s trophy cabinet in his office in Wellington, Florida, is testament to his phenomenal talent. One of the sport’s most successful riders, Farrington is the only American to have won the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final (in 2015). The following year at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games he was instrumental in helping Team USA take home silver, while 2017 was a year of unprecedented success; he won seven 5* Grand Prix and retained the world number one position. In May, he triumphed in the Rolex Grand Prix at CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show and was victorious at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show in September. It was here in Manhaan that Farrington demonstrated compassion for those in need, promising ahead of the class that he would donate any money he earned to the Direct Relief fund for Hurricane Irma. “I have a house in Florida, and even though I wasn’t affected, a lot of people around me were. I thought this would be a good opportunity to help those people.”


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LEGENDARY SIR JACKIE STEWART AWARDS KENT FARRINGTON Farrington’s superlative 2017 season culminated with a spectacular victory in the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHI Geneva. “I was overjoyed but to be honest I was in a state of shock. I had been trying to win that Grand Prix for so long. I found it hard to believe it was over and I had le the show as the winner.” The prize was presented by British motor racing great and Rolex Testimonee Sir Jackie Stewart, a memory that Farrington will cherish. “Not only had I won one of the toughest Grand Prix on the global circuit, but I was presented the award by an icon. Sir Jackie Stewart is a legend and when he congratulated me, I really couldn’t be happier.”

This victory put Farrington in contention for the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, a title so far achieved only by Rolex Testimonee Sco Brash in 2015. The fact just one rider has won the coveted prize is evidence of its significance. To succeed, a rider must display flawless accuracy, immaculate precision and unparalleled dedication, qualities mirrored in the cramanship of every Rolex timepiece. www.rolex.com


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