International Property & Travel Volume 25 Number 3

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Islands Special EDITION

Featuring waterside properties in Dubai, Scandinavia, the Caribbean & Pacific Ocean

London’s latest developments & most exclusive lettings

Cover image: Tanama, Mustique, St Vincent and the Grenadines See page 7

Superyacht charters Supercars Watches Hotels & Resorts Jewellery Water features Art Exhibitions Interior Design for garden rooms

DARIEN, CT | £6,049,289 Houlihan Lawrence Janine Tienken — +1 203 246 7518 WEB ID: MIWB22 OSTERVILLE, CAPE COD, MA | £6,052,850 Robert Paul Properties Robert Kinlin — +1 508 648 2739 WEB ID: DDGU22

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GARDA LAKE, ITALY | £1,714,314 Cofim Immobiliare Marco Argentieri — +39 045 8001199 WEB ID: WADU22

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CHICAGO, IL | £4,842,280 Baird & Warner Laura Rubin Dresner — +1 312 981 2828 WEB ID: VWHC22

SARASOTA, FL | £1,958,275 Michael Saunders & Company Linda Driggs — +1 941 356 5091 WEB ID: IPPC22

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO £961,335 CDR Bienes Raices San Miguel Claudia Nochebuena — +521 415 1510965 WEB ID: KTDC22

CONNECTING YOU TO THE WORLD OF LUXURY. With our established leaders in over 60 countries and our global network with over 50 years of proven results, our members represent the most important people and the best luxury real estate around the globe. Visit to be connected. LONDON +44 20 3399 9040 CHICAGO +1 312 424 0400 SINGAPORE +65 6408 0507 © 2018 Luxury Portfolio International.® Offering is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice. Prices may have been converted from original currency at time of printing and may differ from current rates. All information considered reliable; however, it has been supplied by third parties and should not be relied on as accurate or complete. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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CONTACT US AT The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LG, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: Email: PUBLISHER Stuart Shield DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Paul Wright EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene International Editor: Andrea Marechal Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Rositsa Storrs ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Gerald Carter, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2018 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.


Regular readers will already know that I’m a confirmed island lover, having lived on the UK’s most easterly inhabited island all my life. That’s why this special issue has been particularly interesting for me as we’ve searched far and wide to find a selection of the world’s finest island properties. There’s something really special about living close to a coastline as the scene is forever changing, especially if it’s tidal. And, if you can only reach your home via a single road that’s covered by water at certain times or by a bridge or boat, then it seems even more private and secluded. Once you’ve had time to peruse all these gorgeous island locations and if you decide that the Caribbean is the place for you, we can help. Our feature on Citizenship Investment Programs starting on page 87 has details of a new service we have introduced for readers. International Property Citizenship Services has experts on hand to offer advice on obtaining second citizenship through Government approved property investment. This issue we are focusing on Antigua and will cover other options over the coming months. On a completely different subject and to appeal to those who relish city life, we have included two London features. The first highlights a range of exciting new-build properties in and around the capital, while the other suggests that renting before buying can ensure you are happy with the locality.

Jill Keene

On the cover Outside front cover Standard & British Airways editions

Outside front cover Emirates edition

Barbaros Reserve – Bodrum Residences Located in Bodrum, Turkey, on the azure coast of the Aegean Sea, the project has an unrivalled location, offering direct beach access and magnificent views. The complex with its untouched bays, luxury residences, infinity pools and a special pier service takes in everything the Mediterranean has to offer. The 42 fully-furnished luxury residences invite you to enjoy the privileged services of worldfamous and award-winning Kempinski Hotel in the Barbaros Bay as of July 2018.

Tanama, Mustique, St Vincent and the Grenadines Superb Oliver Messel inspired property in an exceptionally private position in the Endeavour foothills of Mustique. Thoughtfully and meticulously built, the house is in a central, northern position on the island within easy reach of key facilities, bars, and beaches. It includes five bedrooms and bathrooms, two reception rooms, secondary and staff accommodation, a garden, swimming pool, private parking and a garage. £4.23m / €4.77m / $5.95m Knight Frank  See page 82

Starting from £1.3m / €1.4m /$1.8m t: +90 212 265 60 00 / +90 252 311 02 27 m: +90 539 290 60 99  See page 19


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London to buy or let We seek out the finest new-build properties springing up in and around the capital. Alternatively renting a high-end property can prove the ideal way to experience an area fully before you commit to buy







An Octopod clock inspired

Going to Ascot this

We feature a selection of

Striking water features

Andrea Marechal

by marine chronometers

June? Dress to impress

stunning new timepieces

to add movement

previews forthcoming

and a concept car

with our featured hats

launched recently at

and sparkle to any

exhibitions and sales

that can also fly

and jewellery

Baselworld in Switzerland

landscape design

across the globe




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Award-winning designers



advise on merging indoor

Why the smaller islands of the Caribbean, such as Mustique

Almost entirely surrounded by water, Sweden offers

and outdoor boundaries

and Grenada, are big on benefits

many opportunities to enjoy an island lifestyle

via garden rooms


News, reviews and latest launches from the glamorous world of motoring




Let the crew take the strain and sail into the sunset on board a fully-equipped vessel


Pafic Islands Head for Hawaii for a warm welcome and a host of fabulous island retreats



Take advantage of our newly launched International Property Citizenship Services


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World’s Best Hotels

Dubai’s series of man-made islands prove ideal for

We reveal the winners of the

superb waterside homes in the sun

2017-2018 International Hotel Awards




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Our regular feature spies the capital’s prime locations as if from the comfort of an aircraft’s first or business class cabin. This time our focus is on the latest new-build properties



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whole range of exciting new developments has been springing up in and around the capital. They are made even more special due to stringent planning constraints, premium building plots and, more often than not, exceptional views. Tim Banks, CEO of Octagon Developments comments, “New houses in London are a bit or a rarity, particularly family friendly ones - mainly due to scarcity and high values of building land. But when the right location comes along, Octagon, aware there is demand, seize the opportunity to build some spacious homes. “For London, we tend to build in terraces, which fit in well with the typical surrounding Victorian and Georgian properties. Maximising the internal living spaces and creating a natural invitation for neighbours to talk to one another, and build a close community, they are perfect for families seeking a London base. Retaining outside space is also key, and our current development of nine townhouses in Fulham adjacent the River Thames has an entire ‘wardrobe’ of them, from large rooftop terraces, through sheltered generously sized balconies to exciting new covered courtyards and manageable secluded rear gardens.”

Novel House, Hampstead Village

As the first new-build residential development in the heart of Hampstead Village for nearly 20 years, this may well be the last due to its tightly constrained planning environment. It consists of 16 apartments and one stunning penthouse due for occupation in early 2019. All feature picture windows, high ceilings, exceptional views (many enjoying outdoor terraces and balconies) and access to communal landscaped gardens. In addition, residents will have the use of secure underground parking, gym and concierge services. From £850,000 / €973,750 / $1.2m Knight Frank 



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The Corniche, Albert Embankment A spectacular three-bedroom show apartment has been unveiled at The Corniche, with bespoke interiors from the renowned design duo BradyWilliams. The apartment is located on the 22nd floor of the riverside scheme and is one of only five remaining. It offers over 2,000 square feet of indoor living space and features a one-of-a-kind terrace of over 1,400 square feet. Thanks to two additional balconies, the home has 360-degree views of London, including Tate Britain, Battersea Power Station and the Houses of Parliament. Residents can enjoy the use of a fully-equipped suite of wellness amenities, including gym, sauna, infinity pool, steam room, and jacuzzi. £7.3m / €8.36m / $10.26m St James 

Level 32 Sky Lofts, One Park Dve, Canary Wharf

One Park Drive is the centre piece of Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. The first residential building in the UK to be designed by revered Swiss duo, Herzog & de Meuron, it has now released the Level 32 Sky Lofts – three stunning apartments. One Park Drive’s skyline-breaking circular design is divided into three sections, Loft, Cluster and Bay. This remarkable structure creates a oneoff design opportunity on Level 32, where the Cluster and Bay typologies meet. The Level 32 Sky Lofts are a spectacular feat of engineering, affording purchasers the opportunity to experience the best qualities of the Cluster and Bay apartments. They feature spacious rooms, tall ceilings and 1,300 square feet of terrace with incredible views of London. From £2.75m / €3.15m / $3.87m Canary Wharf Residential 


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A new turnkey, four-bedroom family house which marries period charm and traditional

Orford House, Chelsea SW3

architecture with every conceivable modern amenity. Further still, the lateral nature of the property creates very unusual, desirable and easy living space. Its interior design and finish is second to none and gives what is a light and extremely bright home a warm and welcoming atmosphere. £9m / €10.3m / $12.65m Russell Simpson 



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Taplow Riverde, Taplow, Buckinghamshire

A prestigious collection of new and refurbished houses, apartments and penthouses in an exclusive waterfront location. Selected riverside homes will also provide moorings while a new marina can be enjoyed by all residents. The one-off and exclusive development sits along two sides by the River Thames and Jubilee River. Its setting is further enhanced by 19 acres of open parkland, riverside walks, picnic areas and a new footbridge linking the development with Maidenhead. Homebuyers will be able to benefit from the opening of ‘Roux at Skindles’, a new restaurant by Michel Roux Snr and his son Alain this autumn. From £625,000 / €716,000 / $878,465 – £2.3m / €2.63m / $3.23m Berkeley Homes 

Bishops Row, Fulham Terrace of nine elegant townhouses alongside the banks of the River Thames. These deceptively spacious townhouses, ranging from 4,375 – 6,150 square feet, come with four to five bedrooms and four reception rooms. Additional accommodation includes a gym, wine room and cinema room on the lower ground floors, leading out to a covered courtyard garden with a ‘walk on’ glass Octagon Developments

ceiling. The pièce de résistance in outdoor


living comes in the form of the roof top terraces from Plots 8 and 9, which give residents unbeatable views towards the River Thames. Plot 9 will also feature a lift to all floors. From £4.995m / €5.72m / $7m



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The Manon, Marylebone Exclusive collection of 23 apartments ranging in size from studios to two spectacular penthouses, each with open plan living spaces and floor to ceiling windows. Residents will benefit from exclusive first-class services and 6,500 square feet of amenities including a private residents’ lounge overlooking a sunken garden, an indulgent spa and fitness centre with sauna, steam room, private treatment room and a 25-metre pool, as well as access to a chauffeurdriven Bentley house car, Fortnum & Mason grocery deliveries, housekeeping from ‘Maid of London’ and drycleaning services from ‘Jeeves of Belgravia’. From £4.7m / €5.38m / $6.6m The Mansion 

Buxmead, Hampstead This exclusive development has now launched its final phase of 20 apartments including six duplexes, three penthouses and 11 apartments within 2.5 acres of private, gated, landscaped grounds. Amenities include a ‘white glove’ concierge service, business centre, 25 metre indoor swimming pool, spa, Tecnogym, beauty salon, residents’ lounge, professional cinema, games room, private dining room for 18 guests and even a reception space for events of up to 100+ guests. Inspired by its international buyers, the in-house interior team has dressed six apartments showcasing different interior styles, each with a nationality in mind. They include The Rosewood Apartment (European), The Garden Apartment (Middle Eastern), The Walnut Apartment (Russian) and The Regency Apartment (Asian). From £6.9m / €7.9m / $9.7m – £15m / €17.2m / $21m Buxmead 


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The Goring

Opened in 1910, this impeccably English hotel remains a favourite address for anyone seeking an elegant, hidden gem in the centre of London


elgravia is one of the most exclusive areas in central London, meaning that The Goring is perfectly placed for spectacular sights. The iconic walls of Buckingham Palace border the district and Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Sloane Street are nearby. Through four generations of the Goring family, the hotel has come to deliver some of the finest personal service in the world. Everything from the Linley designed dining room celebrating the very best of British cuisine, to the artistry of the hand-woven Gainsborough Silks which adorn the walls, The Goring is a wonder to behold. The inside of the hotel is beautifully enhanced by

The Goring Gardens – one of the largest private gardens in the capital. The gardens, as well as the lounge bar, provide guests with the perfect setting to enjoy the hotel’s awardwinning afternoon tea. With only 69 luxurious suites and rooms, The Goring is affectionately known as a ‘Baby Grand’. As the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace, it has been a firm Royal favourite since first opening. The coronations of George VI and Her Majesty The Queen saw the hotel filled with royalty from all over the world. The Queen Mother also famously enjoyed Eggs Drumkilbo, a lobster and egg-based dish that remains one of the most popular dishes at The Goring. In 1990, George Goring accepted an O.B.E. from The Queen at Buckingham Palace for ‘services to the hotel industry’. This was followed by the appointment of a Royal Warrant to The Goring in 2013 - the only hotel to have been awarded a Royal Warrant for hospitality services. 


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First class London lettings If you’re visiting the capital on business, for pleasure or to view properties in different locations with a view to purchasing, renting a house or apartment could prove the perfect option


hether it’s for a week, a month or a much longer period of time, renting a high-end property ensures that you remain in a truly home from home environment. Leading London agents report that there was a record number of super-prime tenancies agreed in London in 2017 as price-sensitivity in the sales market continued to boost demand. However, an anticipated recovery in sale prices means there are more ‘try-beforeyou-buy’ tenants. As well as more transactions, the deals agreed are

now on a longer-term basis as renting becomes more accepted as a tenure model in the super-prime market. Impressive and stable prices in the lettings market indicate that Knightsbridge retains its enduring appeal as a ‘safe haven’ and one of the most sought-after places to live in Central London. Further research has found that high profile ultra-prime apartment buildings have attracted premium rental values with, in some cases, minimal discounts between asking and achieved prices. The quality of the pool, gym and spa facilities, residents’ lounges, cinema and conference rooms, appear to be a powerful attraction for tenants.

Palace Green, Kennon, W8 Spectacular four-bedroom penthouse duplex apartment in one of London's most exclusive developments. It has been beautifully refurbished by its current owners and includes a triple reception room with doors leading on to a terrace with views over Kensington Palace. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room and walk-in wardrobe, along with an en suite bathroom with access to two private balconies. Three additional double bedrooms all have en suite bathrooms. The apartment also includes a self-contained guest apartment on the ground floor, three underground car parking spaces and a basement storage container. £7,750 / €8,700 / $10,680 per week


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Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1E Directly opposite Buckingham Palace and comprising approximately 1,472m2, this townhouse is arranged over seven floors with five reception rooms, six principal bedrooms and staff accommodation. It has been meticulously restored and beautifully modernised for 21st century living. Amenities include a private garage, six-person passenger lift to all floors, air conditioning throughout, state-of-theart security, 24-hour concierge and an impressive spa with a 10-metre swimming pool, sauna, gym, bar and treatment room. £35,000 / €39,300 / $48,230 per week

Pnces Gate, Knightsbdge SW7 This four-bedroom triplex apartment in the heart of South Kensington is finished to the highest standards.

Wellinon Court, Knightsbdge SW1X

Stunning in every aspect, the property’s ground floor is a fabulous double

Exceptional, furnished penthouse of a kind very rarely seen

reception with high ceilings, chandeliers,

on the rental market. It comprises six bedrooms, seven

bar and sumptuous furnishings opening

bathrooms, two reception rooms, a library, screening room, gym,

on to a large private terrace overlooking

hydrotherapy spa, two kitchens and numerous terraces.

Princes Gardens. It is available for long-

£20,000 / €22,450 / $27,575 per week

term lets on a furnished basis. £15,000 / €16,850 / $20,680 per week

For further information on any of these rental properties please email Properties and information sourced from Harrods Estates and Knight Frank


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Moroccan Ocean View This seafront sensation in Harhoura on the Atlantic coast of Morocco is within a short distance of Rabat and adjoins the Royal Palace of Sheikh Zayed of Abu Dhabi

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es Oiseaux (The Birds), a property of around 4,500m² offers a welcome sense of tranquillity and peace, benefiting from stunning sunsets and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas. The house, a magnificent living space, was designed in 2010 by an esteemed Moroccan architect. Set in an ideal position on a rise, it has the most breath-taking ocean views. The build, of around 1,100m², on three levels with an elevator, features a modern interior with large master suite, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a self-contained guest house, an

open-air car port, beach access and a gated drive. Additionally, in line with its adjacent Royal neighbours, the grounds are perfectly private. Price guide $6.5m (indicative £4.7m / €5.5m)


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Running on time Octopod is a fascinating, eight-leg, eight-day clock inspired by cephalopods, marine chronometers and The Abyss


onceived by MB&F and built by Swiss clock

to be floating in space (or water). The secret is that the

maker, L’Epée 1839, Octopod stands or

movement’s baseplate is a transparent glass plate that has

crouches thanks to its articulated legs. Each

been treated with a film of anti-reflective coating on both

one can be individually adjusted to varying

sides, making it virtually invisible.

heights, enabling Octopod to rest securely on the most

Along with its connections to the sea, Octopod also brings

uneven of surfaces, just like a real octopus.

to mind the then futuristic glass bathysphere of James

Octopod's transparent sphere is gimballed in a similar way

Cameron's 1989 film, The Abyss. While the viewer may be

to that of traditional ship chronometers – although on one

outside looking in at the transparent bubble, it's easy to

axis rather than two – enabling them to remain flat despite

imagine sinking below the waves and looking out at the

rough seas. In Octopod's case, the gimbal ensures that no

astonishing iridescent creatures of the deep oceans.

matter at what angle or height it sits, the bubble rotates

Octopod is available in three limited editions of 50 pieces

easily so that the time display inside can be read clearly.

each in black PVD, blue PVD or palladium (silver). £29,000 / €33,150 / $40,900

There's also the mystery of how Octopod's clockwork is


suspended inside its crystalline sphere, so that it appears


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Fly dve The electric four-seater AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL concept is a flying taxi combining autonomous flight with a driving mode


eroMobil is an advanced engineering company

provided by an electric powered rear mounted pusher

that is combining a car and an aircraft in a single

propeller. It will seat four passengers providing similar

vehicle. It aims to make personal transportation

comfort and user experience as next generation electric

vastly more efficient and environmentally

vehicles. Each occupant will have access to a personalised

friendly by helping to overcome traffic jams in large areas and

inflight experience, with flight or drive data and advanced

by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel for medium

communications and media to ensure occupants stay

distances or in areas with limited road infrastructure.

connected while in the air or on the road.

With the AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL (vertical take-off and landing),

Orders are now being taken for the AeroMobil 4.0 STOL which

together with the AeroMobil 4.0 STOL (short take-off and

is currently in the testing phase of development and delivers

landing), the company solves the first-to-last mile of personal

intra-city travel of up to 700 kilometres. Production of the 5.0

air transportation, because users are able to switch smoothly

VTOL model will follow in 2020 in a limited series and will be

between flight and driving mode.

available to private owners within the next seven to 10 years. From £925,270 / €1.056m / $1.3m for the 4.0 STOL

The 5.0 VTOL concept has two electrically driven rotors


to ensure safe vertical take-off with horizontal thrust being


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Our latest collection of highly desirable items ranges from elegant hats and shoes to glamorous jewellery


Depicting the beauty of nature through a grapevine depicted in gemstone form, this beautiful necklace features richly coloured clusters of sapphire beads, entwined with pavé diamond leaves and stems. These sapphire beads are intricately and precisely matched to ensure each gemstone flows seamlessly to the next. A further 12 exquisite emerald cut sapphires are also meticulously set into this dramatic necklace. An accompanying pair of earrings is also available, featuring an emerald cut sapphire surrounded by three delicate pavé diamond leaves and sapphire beads. 

Set to sparkle Hearts On Fire diamonds are specially cut to capture light in such a perfect way that each one reveals eight perfectly symmetrical hearts and ‘fireburst’ patterns, hence the company’s name. This Lorelei ribbon diamond bracelet is a stunning example. It features an 18K white gold bracelet encrusted with diamonds. £13,520 €15,250 $18,990 



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Filigree finesse This jewellery case is made using filigree, a delicate technique used to work precious metals. Tiny beads or twisted


or more than 175 years Tiffany & Co has been synonymous

threads of gold and silver have been painstakingly assembled by skilful jewellers to create the most beautiful artistic motifs. A true celebration of refinement and

with luxury and style. As awards and accolades accrued,

luxury, the case is specially designed to

Mr Tiffany led his company’s growth from a New York City

keep the most precious jewellery safe.

legend to a jeweller of international renown. This Tiffany

£6,295 / €7,110 / $9,950

ring in platinum has a striking, unenhanced ruby of over


six carats as its centrepiece, surrounded by round brilliant diamonds. 

Italian inspiration Founded by Carlo Spallanzani in 1880, the history of the Milanese jewellery house has represented heritage and savoir-faire - an Italian style and elegance that has perpetuated for over 30 years. Under fifth generation designer Gaia Spallanzani, the collections today are a brilliant fusion of timeless tradition and contemporary innovation. This gorgeous ‘Manette’ bracelet is made in 18k yellow gold, embellished with sparkling white diamonds on both its front and side links. £10,500 / €12,000 / $14,780 


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Barely there British stylist and shoe designer, Neil J Rodgers has created a collection of modern, yet elegant chic shoes. Neil’s shoes have graced the red carpets of the Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammys, Met Ball and other prestigious events. His handmade collections come from locally sourced materials created in a family factory in Venice, Italy. ‘Stella’, the model shown here in buttery black suede, is Neil’s own version of the perfect, barely there, strappy sandal. £270 / €300 / $375

Anyone for Ascot?

he indisputable master of hats for both gentlemen and ladies


is Lock & Co. As a resident of London’s St James’s Street since 1676, the family-owned business has been of service to both local and international elite for generations. The top hat has been the mark of a distinguished, discerning gentleman for centuries, synonymous with Royal Ascot and weddings. This Town Shell top hat is crafted from stiffened rabbit felt, trimmed with grosgrain along the brim and finished with a wool felt band. Each topper is fully lined and with a leather inner headband. Equally elegant for ladies attending Royal Ascot, the Elana pictured her can be dyedto-match an outfit or accessories to create the perfect bespoke look. Made out of hand-dyed sinamay straw and vintage lace, this is a gorgeous feminine piece. Top hat £425 / €485 / $600; Elana £965 / €1,100 / $1,356 


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TIME for change Baselworld is an annual trade show held in Switzerland where the world’s most famous watch brands present their latest innovations. Following this year’s event, we take a look at some of its impressive unveilings

Allegra 25 Jewellery Timepieces Turning 25 this year, de Grisogono is celebrating by introducing its new Allegra 25 Collection. Inspired by the unconditional attachment of true love, the case forms an infinitely flowing circle with an endlessly woven gold ribbon. All powered by a quartz movement for improved comfort and accuracy, the new Allegra 25 timepiece comes in either 18K pink gold or 18K white gold, partially or fully set with white diamonds.

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Roswell 08 The Schwartz Etienne Roswell 08 merges vibrant aesthetics with a high-tech manufacture movement and a special dial layout. Proudly displayed to the left of the dial is its innovative date mechanism where the date operates through a drive system equipped with a quick date setting feature and safety mechanism. The brown tobacco dial has been largely open-worked to reveal the caliber that features micro-rotor automatic winding and an impressive four days of power reserve. £11,420 / €13,100 / $16,065

Goddess Sees Beginning with the timeless shape of a traditional Swiss timepiece, the Genie Goddess Series introduces elegant aesthetics from the natural world in this new collection. Enhanced with a shimmering motherof-pearl dial and sparkling with applied Swarovski crystal hour markers and bezel decoration, Genie also includes subtle design elements meant to suggest floral themes.

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 A cornerstone of the brand since 1963, the legendary Heuer Carrera takes a sharp turn to mark its 55th spring. This avantgarde chronograph, forever associated with motor racing, wears its DNA with sporting pride. The new Heuer 02 Calibre manufacture movement, a 43mm modular case, tachymeter bezel, and a skeleton dial, this flagship model in 13 variants is

Son of Earth Butterfly ArtyA has developed its own COSC-certified movement ‘ArtyA Aion’, to be used in its Son of Earth, Son of a Gun and Son of Art collections. The chronometer-rated automatic movement features a rose gold rotor and finishes that include côtes de Genève, spotting and snailing. The ArtyA Aion movement is used in the new Son of Earth Butterfly watch. The dials in this collection are made with real butterfly wings combined with gold leaf.

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Aikon Automatic Skeleton Openwork timepieces are an integral part of Maurice Lacroix's history and watchmaking culture. In the spirit of contemporary creation, Maurice Lacroix has made AIKON Automatic Skeleton the sum of many new features. In a wide AIKON case, reshaped in order to house this new type of movement, the manufacture ML234 caliber is given its maiden voyage. £4,260 / €4,885 / $5,990

AROUND THE WORLD ijoumontre and its new Around the World

Voutilainen 217QRS

Collection pays homage to life-long travel memories by ornamenting its watches with flowers symbolising the national culture of five

The 217QRS is crafted from platinum,

featured countries: Switzerland, France, Italy, China

white gold or rose gold to create

or Japan. The flowery charms are carefully crafted with

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mother-of-pearl, as well as sets of radiant coloured sapphires and

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Giberg Niura Drawing on his mastery of both jewellery


he Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral collection is now extended by the Manero Peripheral 43mm. Crafted from 18kt rose gold and coming in at 43.1 millimeters in diameter and 11.2mm thick, this movement is one of the few currently produced calibers that sport a peripheral self-winding rotor, a rare engineering feat designed to provide ample winding efficiency without adding to the thickness of the movement and consequently the case.

and watchmaking, Swiss setter and goldsmith Andreas Altmann thrives on the challenge of creating beautifully unusual timepieces. Niura is an ode to sensual femininity and his first timepiece. The watch features hinges that allow it to perfectly encircle the wrist of its wearer. These articulated case edges enclose a 5N red gold casing with a transparent sapphire dial and caseback. The watch is powered by a Giberg Flying Tourbillon 'Trilevis 6118' Manufacture Calibre, made in-house and designed to ensure a power reserve of 72 hours. £265,370 / €303,745 / $373,295

St-Tropez ‘Invible’ Named after its exclusive invisible diamond setting crimping system, this latest iteration in the Charriol St-Tropez collection comes lavishly bejewelled. Attached to its baguettecut diamond covered white gold case is a chain with large princess-cut diamonds also invisibly set into white gold. The total of 135 white baguette-cut diamonds, set into the bezel, case-band, integrated lug structure, as well as the accompanying chain with Charriol’s invisible setting make for a truly stunning timepiece.


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Go with the flow Adding a water feature when landscaping your grounds or incorporating one into your garden room design injects a sense of vitality and beauty into the area

ountains were used as drinking and gathering places throughout history before gradually evolving over the years into stunning centrepieces for homes and gardens. Nowadays, depending on available space and budget, you can choose every type of water feature imaginable from compact creations to vast statement pieces. Giles Rayner has been creating water sculptures since 2000 for private gardens, parks, businesses and galleries both throughout the UK and internationally. He specialises in using copper, stainless steel and bronze, resulting in imaginative and highly individual designs. The use of moving water brings each design to life, achieving either the desired sense of drama or peace. By combining traditional skills and modern technology, Giles can create precise and innovative pieces of work that fit timelessly with their surrounding landscape and architecture. Although most of his sculptures are individual commissions, limited editions or variations can be made to some of the existing designs. Most works are priced at between £10,000 to £20,000.

Contemporary creations

Muse The Sculpture Gallery is a specialist sculpture dealer operating out of offices and a gallery in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The company also attends the most important art fairs and events such as yhe Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair which runs three »

'Serpents' is a pair of nine-foot high spirals which have been installed at Corsock House, near Dumfries, Scotland. As mirror images of each other, they are constructed in marine grade 316 stainless steel. 


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An elegant two-tier fountain in age-patinated artificial stone. Taken from an 18th century

times a year in Battersea Park. Launched in 1985, it was the first major London fair to combine formal and decorative antiques with art and accessories for the interior decorating buyer, and one of the earliest antiques events to introduce post-war and mid-century modern design, re-purposed antiques and contemporary art. Muse offers contemporary sculpture in bronze, stone and glass in both monumental and more intimate scales for interior and exterior use. A complete installation service is available as well as worldwide shipping and advice on restoration and valuation.

original, each bowl features ‘egg and dart’ carving to the rim, raised upon baluster pedestals with carved foliage. The upper bowl is also surmounted by a pineapple finial. £6,600 / €7,550 / $9,270 + VAT £4,000 / €4,575 / $5,615 + VAT for the circular pool surround 

Hetage pieces

Established 40 years ago, Architectural Heritage is situated in the galleries and grounds of Taddington Manor in the heart of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. The family business is currently operated by second generation member, Alex Puddy. He reports that, as well as traditional standalone and wall fountains, troughs which have long been used as substantial planters, are becoming increasingly popular as water features. All the work required to transform them can be carried out in Architectural Heritage’s workshops. As one of England’s leading specialists in period garden ornament and statuary, the company always aims to source the finest pieces from the 17th to the early part of the 20th century. It has also recently expanded its remit to incorporate modern British sculpture for the landscape and home from the mid-20th century onwards.

A large hand carved natural limestone wall fountain featuring an elegant carved wall plate with a central mask of Neptune. Its shaped bowl is raised on a step. The wall fountain is also available with a lead spout rather than a mask. £7,800 / €8,925 / $10,950 + VAT for both versions 


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The use of moving water brings each design to life, achieving either the desired sense of drama or peace

This French bronze swan fountain head dates from the late 19th century is representative of the type of pieces that can be found at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. £4,200 / €4,800 / $5,900 

'Fibonacci' is a copper bowl measuring five feet across that contains a vortex/ whirlpool effect in the centre. 

‘Swimmers Group’ is a striking bronze sculpture featuring two dolphins and two humans by the renowned sculptor Philip Jackson in a limited edition of just three. £260,000 / €298,000 / $365,520 


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A n a st a ss i a d i s Arq u ite to s re ce ive d t he pre sti gi o us Inte rnati o nal Pro pe rty Awards 2016-17 in the cate g or y “ Be st H o te l I n te r io r De sig n & S o uth Ame ri ca” wi th the de si gn o f the H o te l H i l ton Barra - R io d e Ja n e i ro. Fo u n d e d by Pat r icia A n a st assi adi s i n 1 993 i n S ão Paul o, B raz i l , the co mpany c urrently has a te a m of ove r 6 0 in te r n at io n a lly ex p e r ience d archi te cts. Le d by Patri ci a, thi s qual i f i e d and multicultural te a m wor k tog e t h e r in m ate r ia l re s e a rch, texture s, hi sto ry, anthro po l o gy, marke t de ma nds and other cre at i ve re fe re n ce s. Th is in te g rate d appro ach co mbi ne s i nte ri o r de si gn, archi te cture and product d e s ig n in o rd e r to fu lfi l l the uni que ne e ds o f e ach o ne o f o ur cl i e nts.


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Andrea Marechal highlights a wide range of exhibitions being held in London, Lisbon, Washington, Venice and The Hague

Picasso 1932

Love, Fame, Tragedy

Aged 45, Picasso fell in love with MarieTerese Walter, a sumptuous 17-year-old whom he met in Paris by chance. The couple started an affair – Picasso was married to Russian ballerina Olga Khokhlova – and this show concentrates on just one year in that heady relationship, 1932. Love inspired a fury of works – Picasso painted day and night and produced some 100 works ranging from large canvases to sketches. Three of the greatest paintings shown here for the first time were made in just five days. Installed in an apartment opposite his, Picasso crept over to his mistress whenever he could, often returning to his studio to paint in post-coital ecstasy. Olga, busy with family and arranging their social life – Picasso was by now nothing short of a celebrity – did not suspect anything despite the highly sexualised images. The opening portrait shows Marie-Terese in a state of bedroom bliss, head thrown back, eyes closed, dreaming presumably of her famous lover. The variations on the theme of this secret love affair are endless – she is naked under a hot sun; she is curled up like a cat. Though immortalised in these works, Picasso set Marie-Terese in time. How could she survive this rejection? Four years after his death, she committed suicide, thus the show's title: Love, Fame, Tragedy. Pablo Picasso

Until September 9th at Tate Modern,

Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932 | Oil on canvas | Tate, Succession Picasso

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Ellen Kooi Nieuwe Meer - Surfplank | Camera Obscura 2016

Photo London howcasing the work of hundreds of artists, this show covers not only what is new but the best of the past: early photography from the 19th and 20th century can be seen at Bernard Quaritch and Robert Hershkowitz. Highlights of Photo London are of course the anxiously awaited winner of this year's Master of Photography award, who is Canadian fine art photographer Edward Burtynsky, whose work explores modern life in complex images of man and nature. Atlas Gallery included new work by the Dusseldorf school photographer Andreas Gefeller. The Dusseldorf school is famous for spawning Andreas Gursky who, at £14 million, commands the highest price recorded for a photograph. Polaroid makes an interesting return at the Louise Alexander Gallery where personal snaps by Guy Bourdin feature models, friends and acquaintances that give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his infamous fashion spreads. Magnum will present new work by Carolyn Drake and Matt Black - both outstanding photojournalists. The cultural influencers of Los Angeles are here too in works by

Huang Xiaoliang_ Untitled, 2017 | On show in +Gallery

Denis Hopper, Matthew Rolston and Janette Beckmann. In all, 108 galleries from 18 different countries are represented. Until May 20th, Somerset House, London, UK 

TO DYE FOR Ikats from Central Aa You see the ikat design on everything from tablewear to jeans. How this came about is in part the subject of a new show at the Smithsonian's Sackler gallery. Ikat is made from tie dyed bundles of threads, often silk, woven in narrow strips to create the characteristic patterning. Among the great examples of this skills art are the ikats made in multi-ethnic 19 century Central Asia. The finished ikats were transformed into brightly coloured and sumptuous robes for men and women and these works of art have long been collected by connoisseurs. This show draws on a collection donated by Guido Goldman to the museum. Alongside are garments made by the late Oscar de la Renta, who incorporated ikat motifs into gowns made for Pierre Balmain. Until July 29th at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, USA 

Silk gown with ikat motifs made by Oscar de la Renta for Pierre Balmain ca 1998 Courtesy Arthur M. Sackler Gallery


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Vincent van Gogh Courtesan (after Eisen), 1887 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Vincent van Gogh The Arlésienne (Marie Ginoux), 1888 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn

From 1639 to 1854, the Netherlands was the only Western

Van Gogh & Japan Until June 17th at the Van Gogh Museum, The Hague, Netherlands 

country permitted to trade with Japan. It meant that the Dutch were already acquainted with Japanese artworks in the late 19th century when a rage for collecting them began. Hitherto unseen works of Kanagawa (Under The Wave) Hiroshige and other Japanese print makers had a powerful and lasting influence on Western aesthetics. The first of these shows the impact this 'new vision' had on Van Gogh's art. The artist became fascinated by the 'floating world' or ukiyo-e – as depicted in 19th century Japanese woodcuts. He collected many prints before leaving Paris for Arles. The unconventional compositions, large planes in bright colours and focus on details in nature were all explored and he continued to see with a ‘Japanese eye’ to the end of his life. Such works include the famous Almond Blossom painted in 1890 for his brother Theo and his wife Jo's baby son, also called Vincent. A sister show, Mesdaq & Japan, introduces the visitor to Japanese artifacts admired and collected by seascape artist Hendrik Willem Mesdaq.



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Post Pop

Beyond the Commonplace


ART FAIRS Frieze Art Fair

op Art may seem an American phenomenon – we

2nd – 6th May

tend to think of comics and

Randall's Island Park,

cartoons – but it emerged first in

New York, USA

England with Eduardo Paolozzi

Art New York

before crossing the Atlantic to challenge the dominating abstract expressionists.

2nd – 6th May Pier 94, New York, USA

The current show at the Calouste

Gulbenkian takes works produced in

1-54 Contemporary

Portugal as it made this transatlantic

African Art Fair

hop, and places unknowns such as Teresa

4th – 6th May

Magalhães and Ruy Leitão – a brilliant

Pioneer Works,

pupil of Patrick Caulfield – next to Tom


Phillips and Allen Jones. Portuguese

New York, USA

art – characterised by its mediocrity at this time – was electrified by the new


iconography and the young exponents of

4th – 8th May

Pop Art pushed it towards new frontiers,

Park Avenue Armory,

helping pave the way for conceptual art.

New York, USA

While in Lisbon, don't miss the new £17 million Amanda Levete museum,

Affordable Art Fair

prosaically called the Museum of Art,

10th – 13th May

Architecture and Technology (MAAT)

Lower Fairground

on the Tagus waterfront. The serpentine

Site, East Heath Road,

structure rears up from the riverside at

Hampstead, London,

Belem and is a symbol of the boom that the


Portuguese economy is currently enjoying. From April 20th to September 10th


Ruy Leitão, Untitled, 1972-1973

17th – 20th May

Gouache on paper | Collection Manuel de Brito

at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal 

Fábrica Nacional de Cordoaria, Lisbon, Portugal Paris Gallery Weekend

7th – 10th June

BELLINI – MANTEGNA Two Masterpieces compared

Exhibition and

Presentation at the Temple, two

26th – 27th May Galleries across Paris, France ArtVilnius

Congress Centre

paintings, identical in their compositional

LITEXPO, Vilnius,

structure, painted by two great artists


of the Renaissance, Andrea Mantegna

Art Basel 14th – 17th June Messe Basel, Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland

and Giovanni Bellini, have been brought

Giovanni Bellini

Andrea Mantegna

together for the first time and hang side

Presentation at the Temple ca 1460 | Oil on panel

Presentation at the Temple ca 1445

by side in this elegant exhibition at the

Fondazione Querini Stampalia

Tempera on canvas

Photo Christoph Schmidt

Gemäldegalerie Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice. The exhibition is an absorbing dialogue between two masters of the Renaissance, but also a discovery – or

the most powerful and illustrious families in Venice, where they can admire room after

Masterpiece London

rediscovery – of the treasures housed in

room teeming with artistic treasures and precious furnishings. The Bellini/Mantegna

28th June – 5th July

the Fondazione as it prepares to celebrate

presentation in the last rooms is the culmination of your visit.

its 150th anniversary. Visitors have the

Until July 1st at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy

thrill of entering a universe of one of


Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, UK


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Turning inside out

Award-winning designers offer advice on creating beautiful garden rooms, orangeries and beachside cabanas that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor areas



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here’s little doubt that getting back to nature brings with it a definite sense of well-being. So, if you can bring a feeling of being outdoors inside with lots of sunlight and natural finishes and textures throughout the space, all the better. Alexander James Interiors’ goal is to help each client maximise the full potential of their home, introducing bespoke designs which are tailored to their individual requirements. The company designed the garden dining room featured here which is full of traditional Cotswolds’ charm. It has a relaxed country style scheme with lots of patterns and textures for a tranquil and homely interior. Stacey Sibley, the company’s creative director, explains, “The glass link uniting the barn with the main

house creates a stunning, light dining room with a full-length wall of windows looking out across the central courtyard. This formed a seamless transition, bringing the beautiful garden indoors, an important feature of garden room design. “We adopted an organic, earthy scheme, with a traditional Cotswold stone wall acting as the perfect backdrop to the design. Copper tones were used in this room as the tone of the metal sits beautifully with the exposed, tumbled brick walls and is echoed in the large, studded edging on the offwhite linen chairs and also in the bird cage ceiling lights and tear drop wall lights. The oversized arch framed mirrors are used along the back stone wall to imitate a row of windows, effectively reflecting the garden back into the dining room. “The aviary lighting pieces are a strong influence in this design, acting as the basis of the nature inspired avian theme. The lighting reflects beautiful patterns on the ceiling, adding further depth and detail to the design. A theme of nature is an effective way of perfectly integrating a garden room with the outdoors. “We used a chunky wooden table in lime washed Oakwood, with a detailed criss-cross top and carved base, placed upon a thick hessian rug with a rich olive and lime bordered edge. The rustic, wooden sideboard in the corner sits against the stone wall, creating a contrast of textures within the neutral palette of colours. We recommend earthy materials in garden rooms for an organic fee and added gentle accents of green in our dining table design to reinforce the botanical nature of the scheme.” 



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Picture: Wilkinson Beven

Cabbean cabana

Natural and light

Milc Property Stylists is renowned for bring eye-catching and innovative interiors to the UK property market. The company’s senior interior designer, Sylwia Lubian, advises that, when thinking about design for indoor garden rooms or orangeries, first think carefully about the purpose of such spaces and their origins and what they really mean to you. “They are simply extensions of our garden or become reminiscent of one if we live in a super urban environment,” she says. “I always recommend using natural and light textures and finishes to make such interior space as airy and close to nature as possible. You can use soft linens and cotton blend fabrics for upholstered furniture and soft, comfortable wools and cashmere for a touch of luxury and sophistication through the use of soft furnishing. Try to keep the internal furniture layout as open and spacious as possible to allow freedom of movement. “Indoor garden spaces should take advantage of allowing nature inside and enable real plants to become a primary focal point. Following the 2018 trend of ‘maximalism’, I would suggest going bigger and bolder when choosing your greenery. Drop the idea of accessorising your garden room with miniscule potted orchids or succulents and bravely reach out for larger potted olive trees, ferns or citruses which are my all-time favourites. Think about them as you would about an expensive piece of furniture which you would expose proudly in the centre of the room.” 

A theme of nature is an effective way of perfectly integrating a garden room with the outdoors

Wilkinson Beven, a company specialising in designing beautiful residential interiors in the UK and around the world, was asked to design a Caribbean beachside cabana. Working alongside the project architect, the client’s brief was for the cabana to be in-keeping with the property’s style, allowing its location by the sea to be enjoyed to its full. John Beven, director of Wilkinson Beven, explains, “Its aim was to provide intimacy and shelter during the day and an escape from the main house in the evening. Specifying light, ‘beachy’ fabrics suitable for the location allowed conventional interior furniture to be used in an exposed setting. This enables a higher level of comfort to be achieved, while driftwood coffee tables provide a sense of being on the beach. “Louvered shutters provide an intimacy retaining a circulation of air important for Caribbean living, allowing the main view to be seaward and the cabana to be a place of escape from the rest of the property’s landscape. Glass balustrades to the front retain the views but also give shelter when seated. Quality external fabrics allow the comfort level of interior furniture to be used in a challenging open environment, making the space feel more interior linked to a luxury interior than an external garden space.” 


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A defining moment for Melbourne A true vertical community incorporating 633 residential apartments over 65 storeys with world class amenities Proudly developed by ICD Property would like to thank its partners for bringing this iconic landmark to life:

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Latest news, reviews and previews from the glamorous world of motoring

The fastest


Maserati unveiled the first Levante built around a V8 engine at the New York International Auto Show. The Levante Trofeo is the ultimate Maserati of SUVs, capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of over 187 mph.

It is equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati. A 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine that has been engineered to perfectly mate with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and delivers an astounding 590 hp at 6,250 rpm and 538 lb.-ft. (730 Nm) of peak torque at 2,250 – 5,000 rpm. The engine boasts the highest output per litre (156 hp/litre) of any Maserati powerplant ever produced and, like all Maserati petrol engines, is assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy. The chassis of the fastest Levante ever has been tuned to handle the higher power output and provides an exhilarating driving experience with no compromise in terms of comfort. 

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dve 1969 Lamborghini Miura S Described by some as the world’s first supercar, the Lamborghini Miura debuted in 1966 with the aim of relegating Ferrari to the sidelines. With a 4.0-litre V12 mounted just behind the driver, the Miura easily bested the competition and became the fastest car in the world at the time, with a top speed of 170mph.

he London Concours 2018, hosted at the Honourable Artillery Company from June 7th to 8th, will bring together a world-class selection of supercar legends, all in celebration of the event’s central theme: speed. Names like Lamborghini, McLaren, Aston Martin and Ferrari will all feature on the lawn, but with the London Concours’ focus on rarity as well as performance, only the most exceptional models make it into the Honourable Artillery Company grounds. More than 70 unique or exceptional icons of speed will feature at the event, pictured here are just a couple of the highlights. 

One of a kind


One of the world’s leading authorities for all things Jaguar E-Type, E-Type UK, is offering an extremely rare Series 1 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Open Two Seater for sale. Manufactured in 1967, it was originally purchased by American, Richard J Neilam,

2011 Aston Martin One-77 The One-77 is one of the rarest Aston Martins ever produced, with just 77 built. Priced when new from just over £1 million, the One-77 features an extensive use of carbon fibre, and is powered by a 7.3-litre V12 engine. The combination of a

who took delivery of the car from his local Jaguar dealership in California. The car was imported back to Britain

in 2011 – when it was taken to E-Type UK to be brought up to date. It was completely converted to UK Series 1 specification, including a right-handdrive conversion, triple SU carburetor

lightweight chassis and 750bhp

upgrade, headlight closing and Series

engine allows for 0-62mph in less

1 dash conversion. The car was also

than 3.7 seconds and a top speed

upgraded with a five-speed gearbox,

of over 220mph.

aluminium radiator and header tank, electronic ignition and wider triple-lace wheels. All UK documentations as well as the original handbook and heritage certificate are present with the car.

The best seat in the house

£145,000 

Rolls-Royce Cullinan will deliver luxury everywhere its owner

chooses to venture. The first of an impressive range of authentic bespoke features is the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Viewing Suite which is automatically deployed at the touch of a button. Two rear-facing, beautifully contemporary, finest leather chairs and a cocktail table gracefully emerge from within the rear compartment. From this viewing platform, a Cullinan owner may enjoy breath-taking vistas, view a sports event or even watch their children take part in school sports day. 


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Rhapsody in Atlantic Blue

The bespoke McLaren 720S in Atlantic Blue by McLaren Special Operations was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. Combining the deepest of blue paint finishes specially formulated for the car, it has a classic Saddle Tan leather interior. This latest creation comes a year after MSO’s first bespoke project on the secondgeneration Super Series, the 720S Velocity by MSO. In the 12 months since, few of the nearly 1,500 McLaren 720S delivered since launch have not borne at least some MSO influence. Providing the most focused driving experience thanks to innovations in aerodynamics, proactive suspension control, carbon-fibre construction and one of the world’s most potent 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engines, the 720PS (710bhp) 720S can deliver a top speed of 212mph and despatch 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds. None of this is at the expense of comfort: heated


electric seats, keyless entry, soft-close doors, cruise control, electrically adjustable steering


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Diamond Jubilee for the BTCC Plans to celebrate 60 years of the ever-popular MSA British Touring Car Championship at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (July 20th – 22nd) have moved up yet another gear with confirmation of a special track parade on Tin Top Sunday. Marking the series’ Diamond Jubilee,


Sunday’s packed race programme already includes no fewer than four epic retro showdowns featuring more than 150 cars that have competed in Britain’s most popular

Morgan Motor Company revealed its

national championship over the past six

most extreme road-going model to date

decades. The remarkable racing legacy still

at the Geneva Motor Show, the Aero GT.

competing today ranges from the giant-killing

Just eight of the special Aero GT variants

Minis, legendary Lotus Cortinas and mighty

will be produced – all individually built

US muscle cars of the 60s right up to the

bespoke to customer specification. The

high-tech Super Tourers of the 90s and beyond.

Aero GT represents the end of Aero 8

Adding to the celebrations, the most iconic

production, guaranteeing that every Aero

cars from these spectacular encounters will be

8 owner will be the custodian of a very

selected to join an exclusive BTCC Diamond

significant piece of Morgan history.

Jubilee showcase which will take to the famous

Powered by the same 367bhp BMW

have an individual design consultancy

N62 V8 engine used in the Aero 8, the

with Jon Wells, Morgan’s head of design,

Aero GT will travel from 0-62mph in 4.5

before the car enters production. Finite

seconds, reaching a top speed of 170mph.

enamelled ‘GT’ badges signify the model

All will be built with Morgan’s latest

variant and are individually hand made by

adjustable suspension and come with

a British Jeweller.

manual transmission. Each customer will


Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. 

Competition Blasting back to Blenheim

Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar returns for its second year on Sunday, September 2nd. It will showcase more

than 300 of the world’s greatest classic and supercars in the stunning surroundings of the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site. The Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition is the focus of the day, featuring 80 sensational super and hypercars built from 1977 to the current day within the Palace’s Great Court. With eight preselected classes including ‘Hypercars’, ‘Super Roadsters’, ‘200mph Club, ‘Hybrid’ and ‘Open-Top Porsche 911 (1970 - 1989)’, it’s an exciting competition culminating in the Winners’ Parade later in the afternoon. 


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super yacht CHARTERS

Seascape escapes

Chartering a superyacht opens up a whole new world of adventure, whether motoring or under sail. We find out more from two leading specialists in the business

T Picture: Burgess Yachts

here’s little doubt that, for many, the thought of spending long, indulgent days and nights aboard a beautifully equipped vessel is very appealing. However, this type of floating paradise doesn’t come without its major expense and responsibilities. Not only is there the initial, significant purchase price to consider, there are ongoing maintenance and upkeep charges, mooring and marina fees,

not to mention the actual navigation and handling of the superyacht. That’s why chartering could be the perfect option for those who would like to try before they buy or simply wish to have all of the fun with no hassle. Burgess Yachts specialises in the sale, purchase, new construction, charter and management of mega yachts. Alev Karagulle, director of marketing and communications at Burgess, says, “We offer a wide cross-section of superyachts for charter from about 35 metres up to the very largest of 100 metres and over. The common denominator is that all the yachts offered for charter by Burgess must meet rigorously high standards of maintenance, operation and customer service levels. We also manage close to 100 superyachts for charter within our in-house fleet.” Burgess also finds that motor yachts are generally most popular as they have multiple deck levels and therefore offer more space, larger accommodation and more facilities overall. “This becomes especially apparent as the yachts increase in size,” Alev explains, “and you can expect the advantages »


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The Mediterranean is the most popular charter destination as it offers the best of all worlds

of fully equipped gyms, on deck lap pools, massage rooms, dedicated cinemas, a choice of al fresco dining areas, large water-level beach clubs and an armada of jetskis, inflatable water parks and waterslides.” Charters are fully customised and there are no ‘set’ itineraries as on a cruise ship holiday. The minimum duration for a charter is generally one week and once a chosen yacht and cruising itinerary have been confirmed as available, a charter agreement will be drawn up upon which a deposit will be payable to secure the yacht. Selecting the yacht and defining the cruising itinerary can be a lengthy process as there are many variables

to consider. It is therefore advisable to plan early to ensure availability of the best yachts. The cost of the charter includes the hire of the yacht with crew and the yacht’s insurance. All other costs are excluded and are charged to the charterer ‘at cost’. These comprise: provisioning for meals, drinks, fuel for the yacht, tenders and motorised watersports, dockage, incidentals and the discretionary crew gratuity. Burgess covers all destinations worldwide, but principally the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia. Alev says, “The Mediterranean is the most popular charter destination as it offers the best of all worlds: attractive cruising grounds within easy reach and wonderful shore-based attractions. Being anchored off Bora

Bora on a superyacht is, theoretically, heaven on earth, but in practice the desire to be cruising between Positano and Capri on a superyacht appears to have a greater attraction for most charter clients. “All the yachts we offer for charter have a full professional crew, which includes a captain, a chef, possibly a sous chef (according to the size of the yacht), and crews dedicated to the yacht’s operations both on deck and on the interior. The larger yachts will also offer massage services, personal trainers and dive instructors. The objective is to offer a highly tailored, five-star service second to none. Yacht charter personifies the very pinnacle of luxury travel.” 


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Thll of the ocean

Fraser is a full-service yachting company, specialising in luxury yacht sales, superyacht charter, construction and yacht management. It offers the highest standard in both motor and sailing yachts from 20 metres up to 110 metres. Frances Edgeworth, charter broker for Fraser, says, “All yachts are thoroughly inspected and the crews assessed to ensure that we are only offering the very best. The majority of our charter clients go for motor yachts as they offer more space, over multiple decks, thus allowing separate areas for guests to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Having said that, we have a substantial amount of sailing fanatics amongst our clientele who enjoy the thrill of the ocean and the advantages that a great sailing yacht has to offer.” Once Fraser knows a client’s dates, preferred destinations and what the purpose is for their charter, they are provided with a tailor-made selection of yachts that fit their requirements and taste. “We then walk the client through the best aspects of each yacht,” explains Frances, “including the toys on offer, sample menus, activities available and best itinerary. Once they’ve decided on their preferred yacht, we look after all aspects involved in providing the perfect holiday.” Fraser covers all destinations worldwide, wherever a yacht can feasibly cruise. “Most popular is usually the Cote d’Azur, Italian Riviera, Greek Islands and then in winter many clients like to escape the cold and head to the Caribbean. Having said that, we can also cater to the more adventurous. For example, we have seen increasing interest in clients wishing to go to destinations such as Antarctica, » South East Asia and French Polynesia.” 69

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Every wish is catered for on board and each yacht has its own hand-picked crew trained to the highest standard in service and hospitality The charter fee includes rental of the yacht, crew and insurance. In addition to this, Fraser takes an APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance), which is the client’s on-board cash, and pays for expenses such as food, drinks, port fees, fuel and any other special requests the client may have for their charter. Depending on the country in which the client will embark and cruise in, VAT or tax may also be due. Every wish is catered for on board and each yacht has its own hand-picked crew trained to the highest standard in service and hospitality. “Some of the best chefs in the world have been drawn to working in yachting and the clients can decide on what they would like to eat, when, how often during their charter and which fine wines they would like to pair their dishes with. Several yachts also offer the services of a spa, masseuse, water sports and fitness instructors as well as guides to show you the best aspects of the destination you’re visiting. “Communication and preparation is the key to a fantastic yacht charter so make sure you give your brokers all details on what you want to do and see in advance so that they can ensure you’re provided with an unforgettable experience.” 


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he storms which hit parts of the Caribbean last autumn have only registered a temporary blip in the lure of owning a tropical island retreat. Rick Moeser, executive director, Christie’s International Real Estate reports, “The island lifestyle is enduring in its appeal. After last fall’s storms, pricing paused in order to assess what the long-term impact might be. That question was answered in part three months later on the island of St Barth’s when the lovely beachside compound of Girasol sold near its asking price of $67 million. This is a sterling example of the long-term confidence in the Caribbean market. “I see prices going back up. There is a sense of optimism and camaraderie after the devastation of the storms. People rolled up their sleeves and got to work cleaning up in order to restore normalcy. I predict we will see normalcy return to the luxury real estate market, as well.” Mr Moeser believes that the Caribbean truly is the best of all worlds. “The beaches are beautiful and the water is crystal blue,” he enthuses. “The air is scented with salt and

Small is

beautiful We look at the smaller islands of the Caribbean to discover which are proving most popular for high-end property buyers and why

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Even the grandest homes are infused with laidback island vibes

the perfume of flowers that thrive in the tropical environment. Even the grandest homes are infused with laidback island vibes. Dining options range from five-star to beachside stands. With the world now so interconnected, when business calls you know you can dive right back into the rat race when need be then dive right back out again in a completely relaxed place.” Without doubt, all the islands have distinct personalities that appeal to different buyers. “St Barth’s is French with an overlay of celebrity glamour and recently achieved a near-record sale price,” continues Mr Moeser. “The US Virgin Islands are a sailor’s paradise – St Thomas, St Johns and St Croix – with enough blue water between but a safe harbour and fine dining each night. The buyers at the top of the market are primarily American but with a good 40% coming from Europe, predominately Britain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and France, along with Russia.” Michelle Bellegarde, CEO of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty, has seen an 11% increase in inquiries since mid-September. “These buyers are attracted to the growth of airlift to the islands as new direct routes have been declared between St Vincent and major connecting hubs like New York and Toronto. There are twice as many boats in Bequia’s Admiralty Bay as there were at this time last year and the same can be said for The Blue Lagoon Marina in St Vincent too. Restaurants are now open every day to meet demand, indicating our peak season has started more than a month earlier than usual. Hotels and private resort islands like Petit St Vincent, Palm Island and Young Island have also seen an influx of guests who are now booking up to a year ahead.”

Villa Almaviva, Palm Island, St Vincent & The Grenadines

This beautiful island nation comprises a 32-island archipelago and stretches from St Lucia to Grenada. Only a few islands away from Mustique is the private Palm Island with one boutique resort and only a handful of private properties. Villa Almaviva is a beachfront property featuring 10,000 square feet of living space with nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It has 270 degree views and includes its own private beach and a small lagoon. The home has been designed with beautiful wide terraces and also includes a beachfront cottage with three en suite bedrooms, a large living and dining area and a covered patio. A boat, car, staff quarters and workshop complete this impressive offering. £6.41m / €7.21m / $9m Saint Vincent & The Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty 


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On a secluded stretch of beach and set in the midst of landscaped gardens, this elegant villa has been decorated by the

Cerulean Villa, West End, Anguilla

renowned New York interior designer Scott Salvator. Throughout the property, everything has been considered for the comfort and entertainment of guests, combining high-tech amenities with spacious living areas. £14.5m / €16.24m / $20m Christies International Real Estate 



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According to Edward de Mallet Morgan, head of Knight Frank Caribbean Sales, boutique island resorts are currently seeing strong market activity. “Mustique for example is unique as a private island resort, has a long-established market and prices have remained stable for 10 years plus,” he says. “People like to buy property in places that have a unique selling point and Mustique has a wonderful group of interesting owners, a very well preserved and uncommercial natural environment, is incredibly safe and has a wide range of different properties. “From classical Caribbean and Colombia style, Italian, Miami Beach to Indian, Asian, Japanese and contemporary. The houses virtually all have sea views and views over the island and many have distant views of other islands. The wider gardens are generally left to be wild, meaning each property feels as if it is settled naturally into the landscape. Most have swimming pools and secondary staff accommodation.” Mr de Mallet Morgan believes that Mustique is the island that many other private island resorts reference as a template. “It is very much the original private island resort,” he says, attracting a mixture of international buyers, mainly from Europe and the US, purchasing properties for anything from $5 million to $35 million.

Castle, St Croix, US Virgin Islands

Bulgarian Contessa Nadia Farber and her husband purchased this prominent mountaintop property overlooking both the north and south coast of St Croix. She was enchanted by the extraordinary 360-degree views and set forth to design and build her fairytale Caribbean castle. Influenced by the Moorish and oriental architecture of her homeland and travels, the castle and gatekeeper's cottage comprise nearly 10,000 interior square feet. She completed it in 1989 but continued to acquire land, eventually assembling a 102-acre estate. Considered St Croix's most desirable location, adjacent to the yacht club, its sheltered lagoon is just opposite the spectacular Buck Island national park. £9.3m / €10.4m / $12.8m Christies International Real Estate 



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Mustique has a very well preserved and uncommercial natural environment, is incredibly safe and has a wide range of different properties

Callaloo, Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Inspired by the pre-eminent artist and theatrical set designer, Oliver Messel, this property is in the Endeavour Hills. It makes the most of its vantage point, with dramatic views over Mustique and out to the Caribbean Sea and neighbouring islands. Retaining an elegant whitewashed Caribbean style that epitomises the original Mustique, Callaloo offers light and bright, open plan accommodation, wide terraces, decked areas and loggias. These flow seamlessly together to create the sought after inside-outside accommodation that works so well in the tropics. Five bedroom suites, reception rooms, a swimming pool and terraces all have spectacular sea views. £6.41m / €7.21m / $9m Knight Frank 

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Tanama, Mustique, St Vincent and the Grenadines Superb Oliver Messel inspired property in an exceptionally private position in the Endeavour foothills of Mustique. Thoughtfully and meticulously built, the house is in a central, northern position on the island within easy reach of key facilities, bars, and beaches. It includes five bedrooms and bathrooms, two reception rooms, secondary and staff accommodation, a garden, swimming pool, private parking and a garage. £4.23m / €4.77m / $5.95m Knight Frank 

La Pagee, Caracou, Grenada

Unspoiled and unknown, Carriacou is the most southern isle of the Grenadines archipelago, a true sailing paradise. This fully furnished house is built on a half-acre garden just above a secluded beach. As a French Colonial property, it has wide verandas surrounding the entire villa. A grand foyer leads to an open living, dining and kitchen that opens on to the infinity swimming pool and greenheart deck. There are five spacious en suite bedrooms and an independent studio with shower which is an ideal staff quarter. A stone walkway and gate opens to the sandy beach. £1.812m / €2.031m / $2.5m Christies International Real Estate 


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Located in the heart of New Dubai, Jumeirah Golf Estates is the proud host of the DP World Tour Championship, the richest golf tournament in the world and the culmination of the Race to Dubai, we are also home to one of only two European Tour Performance Institutes in the world.

Winner of Arabia Property Awards, part of The International Property Awards 2017-2018 for

From scenic affordable apartments to bespoke townhouses and luxurious villas, each property is further complemented by the finest finishings and select appliances for an enhanced at-home experience. State-of-the-art Clubhouse 2 Championship golf courses


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Stunning fairway views Family-friendly community


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The Cotton House Hotel Following a complete update, the picture-perfect Cotton House has been restored to its rightful place at the heart of the island of Mustique


ristan Auer, famed for his stellar line up of design work on the Hotel de Crillon and the Hotel Les Bains amongst others, has worked his magic on the renowned Cotton House Hotel. This has included a full renovation of The Great Room, Verandah Restaurant and The Residence, as well as the launch of the Beach Café and most recently the unveiling of new Duplex Suites. His inspiration has come from Oliver Messel’s original villa

designs and the resulting style is quintessentially colonial Caribbean in design with a slightly theatrical feel in terms of layout. Guests may choose to stay in the 15-bedroom boutique Cotton House with their own suite and plunge pool, or rent one of the exclusive hideaways in The Villa Collection and indulge in the privacy of their own fully staffed villa. Offshore activities include swimming, scuba diving, sailing and snorkelling with the turtles at nearby Tobago Cays. Onshore, guests can ride horses along the beaches, hone their tennis skills at the exclusive Mustique Tennis Club, enjoy complimentary use of the hotel’s well-equipped gym or indulge in a pampering spa treatment. The Cotton House Spa offers a bespoke range of treatments, many of which have been designed

exclusively using the island’s natural ingredients such as Moringa and Baobab trees, ylang ylang, sweet jasmine and frangipani. The spa has four treatment rooms and a relaxation room with stunning sea views. Alternatively, treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of a guest’s room or villa by arrangement. 


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Citizenship A new regular feature exploring paths to gaining citizenship in exciting and beneficial locations


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Obtaining second citizenship to start a new life


he idea of gaining citizenship in another country is not new and the number of countries offering second citizenship is growing every year. These government approved programmes give people the chance to relocate to a part of the world that offers them a new life in a country with political stability, better personal security and the opportunity to enjoy a more peaceful existence. This service offered by the magazine provides free advice from experienced international professionals throughout the entire process of obtaining a Caribbean second citizenship through a Citizenship Investment Program (CIP). We have also linked with professionals based in Asia, Europe, and the Americas who are available for a free consultation and to guide investors through the procedures involved. The team working with International Property Citizenship Services has processed over 300 clients in countries around the world through citizenship programs in the Caribbean, and also North America and Europe. With a fully staffed office of international professionals based in Antigua and representatives in the other Caribbean CIP islands, International Property Citizenship Services provides the Licensed Agents and Authorized Representatives required by the West Indies governments for the citizenship investment promotion and processing.

A number of nations now offer citizenship through Government approved property investment. International Property & Travel magazine has launched International Property Citizenship Services and teamed up with the experts to highlight what countries are offering people this opportunity. In this issue we explore the delights of Antigua and what is on offer


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Antigua Named as one of the top billionaire

playgrounds by Forbes magazine, Antigua, one of the Leeward Islands located in the West Indies, is home to numerous celebrities, captains of industry and a favourite of elite travellers. The island, a

Benefits and requirements

9 × 12-mile stretch of hills with a jagged

Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by

that each investor participates with at

coastline, claims famous residents and

Investment Program entitles investors to

least $400,000.

visitors such as Eric Clapton and Oprah

a second passport. This offers visa-free

Winfrey and is known for multi-millionaire

travel to more than 130 countries including

There are fees associated with each

manors like the Mellon estate at the

the UK, EU Schengen zone, Hong Kong

program – $25,000 when investing in

exclusive Mill Reef Club.

and Switzerland via the following

the NDF and $50,000 when investing in

investment options:

businesses or real estate. Another $15,000 is payable for the fifth and each subsequent

• $100,000 in the National Development

family member.

Fund (NDF). This is the most popular route to citizenship. For a family of

Investors must visit the country for five

five, the minimum investment is

days after receiving citizenship to renew

$125,000. This donation amount is due

their passports after five years.

to almost double on October 31st 2018 to $200,000. • $400,000 in a real estate project approved by the government. Applicants need to own the property for a minimum of five years to retain their Antiguan nationality. • $1.5 million in a business project approved by the government. There is also an opportunity for collective investments from $5 million, provided

Contact For further information on current Caribbean Citizenship by Investment programs please contact the International Property Citizenship Services department at International Property & Travel magazine. Call +44 (0)1245 250 981 or email


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Hawaii! There are six major islands to consider when thinking of purchasing a property in Hawaii but, whichever one you choose, you can be sure of a warm welcome


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awaii has become synonymous with images of crystal clear water, beautiful beaches and rugged landscapes – all bathed in vast amounts of glorious sunshine. It’s little wonder that its islands attract increasing numbers of tourists each year as well as prospective property buyers hoping to stay rather longer. Erik Henshaw, Hawaii Life Real Estate, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, reports that a series of new towers rising along Ala Moana Beach and in Waikiki have made Honolulu the top performing luxury market in the State of Hawaii. “These new developments have benefited from pent-up demand locally as well as an uptick in international buyer interest,” he says. “Honolulu with its recent Art Biennial, countless new restaurants, and other cultural activities is fast becoming the cultural capital of the Pacific.” The resort areas along the North Kona Coast of the Big Island have historically been the state’s top luxury market and, despite being surpassed this year by Honolulu, Mr Henshaw advises that they continue to be strong. “Perfect weather, dramatic landscapes and easy access make this area a perennial winner,” he continues. “The area has long attracted the titans of Silicon Valley and finance. At Christmas time there are often so many private jets that they have to park them on the neighbouring island of Maui.

Waiea, Honolulu

Within Ward Village's most exclusive residential tower in the vibrant Kaka'ako district, this spectacular, brand new 36th-floor, five-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse benefits from unrivalled privacy. It has a total of 10,076 square feet and features its own private elevator access, a rooftop infinity-edge pool, pool house, and a 1,357-square foot sky lanai with an outdoor kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling windows take in vistas of the glistening sea and twinkling lights of Honolulu's most distinctive urban neighbourhood. As part of the Ward Village complex, its owners will have access to amenities such as a deluxe fitness centre with yoga room and active fitness room; resort-style locker rooms with steam, sauna, and treatment rooms; a resident theatre/performance room; resident dining rooms with catering and chef's kitchens; the Victoria Ward library; the Howard Hughes Bar; quiet lounges; and even an indoor golf simulator. £25.54m / €29.35m / $36m Christie’s International Real Estate 


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The laid-back surf lifestyle, lush tropical setting and small-town vibe is the perfect escape for these busy entrepreneurs looking for that authentic Hawaii experience

This three-bedroom, three bathroom estate on the western slopes of Hualalai Mountain has expansive views of the Kona coastline.

Mamalahoa Estate, Holualoa

The property is entered through an orchard of citrus and macadamia nut trees before crossing a picturesque bridge leading up to the canopy of a mature monkey pod tree at the grand entrance of the main residence. The central living area, with its soaring ceilings, transom windows, and massive dining table was created for entertaining. A walk-in, temperature controlled wine room off the kitchen holds approximately 1,600 bottles. Located on a wing off the central living area, the expansive master bedroom and bathroom includes an outdoor shower and an adjoining office. Two additional guest suites are located on the second level, each with a separate entrance and secondary spiral staircase off a private balcony down to the poolside lanai. In addition to the 5,391 £3.96m / €4.55m / $5.58m Christie’s International Real Estate 

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“Kauai’ North Shore, especially Hanelei Bay, is attracting tech and finance buyers from the San Francisco Bay area, much like it did a decade ago with young Hollywood. The laid-back surf lifestyle, lush tropical setting and small-town vibe is the perfect escape for these busy entrepreneurs looking for that authentic Hawaii experience. “Maui proves especially popular with West Coast and Canadian buyers. The West Maui beach resort of Wailea and Makena and the South Maui resorts areas of Kaanapali and Kapalua dominate the luxury market on Maui with their quintessential resort life of sun, sand and golf mixed in with luxury shopping and dining.” Mr Henshaw says that the average starting point for a high-end home in Hawaii is $2.2 million. “We are breaking through past price barriers on the upper end. Recent sales of penthouses in the new luxury towers have broken the $20 million mark and Hawaii Life has a penthouse listing in the city’s premier luxury tower, Waiea, for $36 million. On Kauai, Hawaii Life has listed a home for $70 million and on Molokai, a ranch for $260 million. All of these properties are receiving significant interest. “We are forecasting strong growth for Oahu for both the new residential towers as well as older luxury home markets such as Diamond Head and Kahala. New luxury resort areas like Kohananaike on the Big Island and Kukkui'ula on Kauai are also attracting interest and driving luxury sales and raising price points with local economists predicting increases of 4-7% for the foreseeable future.” »

Oneloa Bay, Kapalua

The private beachfront gated estate, Hale Ali'i at 9 Kapalua Place, is on one of only five exclusive beachfront estate sites in Kapalua. It offers privacy, impressive views of the ocean and neighbouring island Molokai, spectacular sunset views and magnificent whale watching from the expansive lanais, living, dining, family room and master suites. Across the large courtyard and circular drive fronting this 7,475 square feet estate is a five-car garage. The spacious first floor living area and two of the second-floor master suites feature floor-toceiling pocket doors opening on to lanais with panoramic views. £10.6m / €12.2m / $14.99m Christie’s International Real Estate 


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At Christmas time there are often so many private jets that they have to park them on the neighbouring island of Maui


Located at 1,500 feet with no neighbours in sight, this 29-acre residence has privileged views of the Pacific and rainbows can be seen nearly every day. John Wallis, specialist in concrete design, created the Hawaiian Hawk inspired architecture to honour the surrounding

In addition to county water and power,

nature. Dramatic 26-foot ceilings and

a state-of-the-art off-grid PV system

multiple floor-to-ceiling windows create

provides approximately 12 kilowatts of

a light-filled residence with unobstructed

power, generating more power than the

views from Maui to Kona. The three-

home needs. There’s also an energy shed,

bedroom and three bathroom turnkey

pasture paddock area with covered stalls

home has exquisite custom furnishings and

and another covered shed for farming

nearly 10,000 square feet of living space.

equipment. The vast outdoor area allows

£5.6m / €6.44m / $7.9m

There are also two detached cottages with

the potential to construct a helicopter pad,

Luxury Big Island

extra bedrooms and bathrooms.

pool or tennis courts.



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Hualalai Designed by Vancouver-based OpenSpace Architecture who specialise in one-of-a-kind residential projects, this 6,402 square feet, five-bedroom, five bathroom residence exudes an opulent modern day feel with its 24 feet ceilings and extensive integrated glass. Everything is brand new from the custom designed contemporary furnishings to climate controlled wine room for 700+ bottles. The open-space floor plan seamlessly embraces nature and elegant architecture. Designed with both family and guests in mind, each of the bedrooms features beautifully landscaped, walk-out shower gardens. Other highlights include an £7.73m / €8.88m / $10.9m

infinity-edge salt water pool and in water

Luxury Big Island 

lounge area.


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St. Regis Princeville Resort Located in the 9,000-acre resort community of Princeville at Hanalei,

this ocean-side enclave provides all the amenities of an island destination considered by many to be one of the most spectacular in Hawaii


t. Regis Hotels & Resorts has a rich heritage, dating back more than 100 years to the grand opening of The St. Regis New York by the esteemed Astor family. This heritage is evoked throughout every hotel – from century-old butler service to the tradition of fresh flowers established by ‘The’ Mrs Astor. Yet no tradition is as vigilantly honoured as the family’s desire to treat guests of the hotel as though they were personal guests in the Astor’s own home. The St. Regis Princeville Resort resides on the northern shore of the ‘Garden Island’. Among its signature features is a 5,000 square feet infinity swimming pool situated on the ocean overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, it features stunning glass tiles and striking water features reflecting Hawaii's tropical outdoor lifestyle. Award-winning food and drinks are served throughout the resort. Island fresh cuisine can even be enjoyed by the beach at Nalu Kai Grill & Bar and private cabanas are also available for daily rental. The sandy beach faces the waters of Hanalei Bay which are protected by the Anini reef. This ensures that they remain calm and sheltered all year round providing guests with amazing snorkeling opportunities without leaving the resort. 


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Secret SWEDEN With water surrounding most parts of their country, Swedes have naturally developed a close relationship with it. We explore the opportunities to share this wonderful island lifestyle


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The level of service in the island areas has increased with regular boat connections all year around, grocery stores and top-class restaurants


weden has one of the largest archipelagos in the world, close to 100,000 lakes, a great coast line and a strong boating industry. This means that it also has a plethora of superb island properties and waterside homes. Jan Tivenius, Residence Fastighetsmäklare, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, says, “The archipelago in Sweden and in Stockholm in particular consists of many islands and most are privately owned. The prices are also reasonable, especially if the access is limited to boat traveling. It means that you can buy you own little island for a much lower amount than other countries. “There are many large islands which you can reach by car via roads and bridges which makes it possible to commute to Stockholm city. Prices are higher for these properties as there are many islands where you can commute to Stockholm city in less than an hour. People that can afford this can then combine the relaxing lifestyle with boating and beach life with work in Stockholm city. Also, it is quite common to combine this with an apartment in the city, so you can live in the apartment during the winter. All this is possible since the level of service in the island areas has increased with regular boat connections all year around, grocery stores and top-class restaurants, mostly in summertime.” »

Saturnusngen 10, Lidingo Beautifully situated villa on Lidingo's southern shoreline with a stunning view of Stockholm’s inlet. It features modern architecture with a glass facade towards the water with large sliding doors. The house has a very private location with generous terraces and patios with both morning and evening sun and an overwhelming view of the water. The building has eight rooms with high-class furnishings and materials. There are up to six bedrooms of which the master bedroom is on the top level with a bathroom and dressing room en suite. Built in 2008 over three levels, the property has a high security and technical level with alarm, camera surveillance and gates. Its robust jetty has sailboat depth and space for multiple boats. £3m / €3.5m / $4.3m Christies International Real Estate 


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Here’s a rare opportunity to acquire an


entire island in Lake Viared, including your own private bridge. The total area of its houses is 536m2, plus a three-car garage. The main buildings are in excellent shape, and enjoy a view of the lake from most windows. The boathouse, boat berths, tennis court and the private location are all important factors. The spacious grounds measure 9,920m2, including water area, and make the island suitable as a family residence, multi-generational living or a conference centre, being only 15 minutes from Landvetter Airport. The original property designation was established in 1906, and the property underwent extensive renovation in 2001/2002. Immediately adjacent to the largest house, there is the grey log house

£2.3m / €2.6m / $3.2m

with three storeys and an equally fantastic

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view of the lake. The third house is the green

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tennis house, adjacent to the tennis court.



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Mr Tivenius is finding that buyers of high-end properties have become younger than ever before over the last couple of years. “In Sweden we have seen many successful new companies being started by young people, especially in the IT sector,” he explains. These companies have been sold for high prices; money that, in many cases, has been invested in luxury properties. Also, the Swedish economy has been very successful during the same period with good profits for sea views or, preferably, a seaside lot. “In Sweden and Stockholm, in particular, there has been decline in house prices during the fall of 2017. Prices are down approximately 10 % since August 2017. The reason for the decline is mainly found in the restrictions for the banks in allowing mortgages and the fact that the prices have been rising too fast the last couple of years. Nevertheless, we have noted an increased number of closures now in January this year compared with last year. This applies in all metropolitan areas and to both villas and condominiums. “So, despite the broad reporting of price reductions, sellers and buyers have begun to meet to a greater extent than before but on a lower price level. Since there is a high demand, especially in all metropolitan areas, we predict that the prices will slowly start to increase from now and on.”

Moja Lanvik This seaside resort has several guest houses, a wood burning sauna, its own sandy beach and brewing facility and water depth suitable for sailboats. The property is in a sheltered location with wonderful evening sun and extensive lake views. Its main building of about 130m2 includes a welcome hall, living room with wood burning stove and kitchen, dining area and open plan living area. From here several exits lead to very large wooden deck with patios suitable for all weather conditions. The upper level has a living £1.5m / €1.7m / $2.1m Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty 


room and four bedrooms including a master bedroom with en suite shower room and exit to a large balcony.

A well-preserved 1948 style villa in a beautiful seaside location with access to the dock. It has a total of 398m2 with a living area of 284m2. The entrance hall comprises a living room with fireplace and dining room as well as generous lounge areas, a large kitchen, hall, and bathroom. There are four bedrooms on this level of which the master bedroom opens to the balcony. A partially decorated wind is currently an office but can be used for additional bedrooms. The furnished guesthouse includes a kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom, lounge and its own entrance. £1.5m / €1.7m / $2.1m Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty 



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Smedstorp Castle, Skane Built around 1570, this castle is next to Smedstorpslake on beautiful Österlen about eight kilometres east of Malmö. The current owners have carried out a careful renovation and restoration of the castle in recent years where the many original features that form its character have been preserved. Its lovely historic castle environment is divided into three floors with five bedrooms and several beautiful living areas in the form of halls and lounges. A new country kitchen on the ground floor exits to the beautiful park. Outbuildings include a former estate agency with storage room, a saddle chamber, two-car garage and stabling for horses. £1.2m / €1.4m / $1.7m Christies International Real Estate 


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Every year, when the Torne River turns to ice, a new Icehotel is created in the small village of Jukkasjärvi in Sweden, 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle


hen Yngve Bergqvist introduced the idea of Icehotel in 1989 the reaction he got was ice cold. How could Jukkasjärvi, a tiny speck on the map, in the middle of the northernmost part of Sweden even attract locals? Today, Icehotel is one of Sweden’s most important tourism destinations with around 50,000 visitors from all over the world – year-round. Cycling, river rafting, ice sculpting and fishing are offered while the sun shines through day and night for 50 consecutive days during summer. In winter, a unique Icehotel opens and skiing, husky sledding, northern light tours and ice sculpting are on the agenda. There are two ways of spending the night, in hotel rooms made of ice and snow or in warm cabins. Most people stay one night in ‘cold’ accommodation and the other nights in the warm. The cold rooms never drop below -5C but an Icehotel guide holds a ‘survival course’ in the evening. This includes informing guests on how to dress appropriately and use the Arctic sleeping bags. Every morning, staff wakes guests with hot lingonberry juice. When checking out or moving into warm accommodation, guests are given a diploma stating the date and temperature inside and outside Icehotel on the night they stayed there.

When the hotel melts each year in spring, what’s left are the 20 suites made of ice and snow inside Icehotel 365, which can be experienced all year round. This permanent construction accommodates nine Deluxe Suites with private sauna and bathroom, 11 Art Suites, an ice gallery and Icebar all hand carved by select artists from around the globe. 


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By dredging sand from the sea beds of both the Persian and Arabian Gulfs, compacting it into shape and surrounding it by millions of tons of rocks, Dubai is creating a series of fabulous man-made islands

Picture: Four Pearls, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai see page 113


he Palm Jumeirah is currently the world’s largest man-made island. It is comprised of a two-kilometre long trunk, a crown made up of 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent. The island features beachfront properties, including waterfront apartments, villas, restaurants and hotels, all with spectacular views of the sea. The residential areas are located on the trunk and fronds of the island while hotels are located on the Crescent that surrounds The Palm. Luxury Property’s managing director, Andrew Cummings, says, “Dubai is a city that has grown out of the sand, so how fitting it is that some of its finest homes sit on sand reclaimed from the sea. Dubai has led the world in the creation of man-made islands such as Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay Island, and continues to chart new ground (quite literally), with new developments such as Dubai Harbour and The World Islands. “The residential offerings in these island communities offer everything you expect from Dubai, from stunning penthouses at One Palm and The Alef to decadent homes in designer locations such as Bulgari Residences. And, of course, there is nothing more iconic and prestigious than owning your own luxury mansion on one of the Palm's fronds, where prices range from AED 11 » million up to AED 200 million ($3 million to $54 million).” 111

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International demand

Kalpesh Sampat, managing partner of Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty, also reports that demand comes from far and wide for a home on the famous Palm Jumeirah Island. “In the last six months I have dealt with several nationalities who were Russian, Indian, Kazakhstani, British, American, Bulgarian and Chinese clientele. Residents of the Palm are all HNWI, CEOs, celebrities and other figures. All are lured to Dubai by the offering of a conservative and safe lifestyle close to their home countries with zero income tax, easy visa availability and, compared to other cities with the same calibre of life as Dubai, it is cheaper for property. “The Palm Jumeirah stands out as one of the most desirable addresses in Dubai due to the uniqueness of the development. It is also the only freehold beach lifestyle available. The various offerings it gives to its residences range from five-star restaurants and hotels, beach clubs, shopping malls and much more. I compare the Palm to a mini Miami especially now with many new spec homes coming up and being completed from award-winning international architects which is changing the face of the Palm. I believe the prices of the Palm will stabilise, hold and appreciate with time due to its continued development and as the population grows. New developments will never be able to rival it. The Palm Jumeirah Island is truly a prime blue chip international address.”

Palm Jumeirah Fully furnished four-bedroom Garden Villa with 5,000 square feet of living space on a plot of 7,000 square feet. It includes a formal living and dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, a family room and five bathrooms. A swimming pool on the beach side, complements the property beautifully. £3.01m / €3.44m / $4.22m PK Properties 

Frond M, Palm Jumeirah

This Tip Villa has over 13,000 square feet of living space on a plot of more than 13,000 square feet, making it one of the largest available villas on the Palm. Significantly higher than standard offerings, this is a very prestigious property with a massive infinity pool and fabulous views of the Dubai Marina skyline. Even the location has its own private access gate, meaning two sets of security keep the home safe, secure and private. The villa’s interior design and finishing is of the highest quality, including kitchens and wardrobes. £16.5m / €18.91m / $23.14m Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty 


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Mediterranean-style villa with uninterrupted views of the ocean and the Atlantis resort. This exquisite home

Four Pearls, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

is part of Four Pearls, a highly exclusive enclave of only four villas on the very tip of the Palm Jumeirah island. These villas are sequestered in a private compound that looks as though it were transplanted from a coastal town in Italy. The grounds are completely paved and feature beautifully landscaped gardens. The rooms of this villa are cavernous, with wide doorways between rooms to create the sense of an open plan layout. The use of full-height windows and a white interior colour scheme allows in plenty of sunlight. The downstairs kitchen is complemented by two kitchenettes upstairs that can be used as part of a lounge or entertainment setup. The exterior space has a gorgeous pool and jacuzzi on one side of the property and a beautiful garden and paved courtyard just around the corner. The outdoor space leads directly to the beach with the most breathtaking views of the Atlantis and the ocean. £11.69m / €13.24m / $16.34m Luxury Property 



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Dubai is a city that has grown out of the sand, so how fitting it is that some of its finest homes sit on sand reclaimed from the sea

Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah Five-bedroom penthouse with a panoramic sea view which has been fully upgraded with new flooring, kitchen and bathrooms. The property’s ‘Imperial style’ interior covers an area of 5,563 square feet and includes a maid’s room, laundry room, store room and three parking spaces. £1.73m / €1.97m / $2.43m PK Properties 

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Zaya Nurai Island

Stemming from the Arabic word 'noor' meaning light, Nurai is an island of exceptional beauty, surrounded by turquoise seas and white sands


aya Nurai Island is located along the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi. Just a 10-minute boat ride from Saadiyat Island, the secluded island is conveniently accessible from all major travel ports in the UAE. It was conceived by Zaya’s CEO Nadia Zaal to provide a sanctuary for discerning individuals and has been developed into an exclusive community of limited edition Estate Villas and Water Villa homes. As Zaya Hospitality’s first boutique resort, it offers a wide range of accommodation from one-bedroom to five-bedroom villas and a host of superb dining options to suit every palate. The ethos is to encourage residents and guests to reassess and relax, enabling them to fully immerse themselves in enjoying the beauty of life and prioritising what really matters. With this in mind, the Nurai Spa believes in achieving a correct balance between modern living and traditional heritage. It adapts to the local environment, integrating cultural elements while staying true to its contemporary and holistic approach to wellness. An abundance of water sports from stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing, to sea kayaking and kite surfing is available at two locations on Zaya Nurai Island. A state-of-the-art gym is also equipped with the latest cardiovascular equipment and has a resident sport and fitness instructor on hand. In addition, an in-house yoga guru will help guests work on their body, mind and spirit through group or personalised sessions. 


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RETRO 67 is a luxurious residential landmark in Beirut, Lebanon. Designed by Andrea Vattovani Architects, it offers a contemporary interpretation of local building traditions. The tower includes duplex loft style residences ranging from 53m2 to 141m2, in addition to a 364m2 exclusive penthouse. The ground floor provides a 306m2 space for retail. The project is developed by Archstone Capital and managed by Masharii. For info: t: +961 1 566751/2

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A Celebration of the World’s Best Hotels...

International Hotel Awards. This is a global competition where qualifying hotels are judged against other International Five Star Standard recipients to determine the World’s Best Hotel winners. It has been a hugely gratifying task to seek out, highlight and reward excellence within the global hospitality industry. Our continuing aim is to identify the ‘World’s Best Hotels’ through our stringent selection process. This is carried out in the first instance by a team of dedicated researchers. They search for prime examples of different sized and specifically targeted hotels as well as the best hotel architecture, interior design, marketing strategies STUART SHIELD President, International Hotel Awards

Submissions from participating hotels

I 2017-2018

and websites.

n every country there are a few hotels

are then presented to an independent judg-

that excel in all the most important

ing panel. This panel is chaired by Viscount

aspects sought by those seeking the

Thurso, a former MP and hotelier with a

finest levels of hospitality and service.

distinguished career in the tourism industry

Hotels displaying the International Five

and also chair of Visit Scotland. His hotel

Star standard have passed a mandatory

credentials include GM of the Hotel Lancas-

assessment examining service, facilities,

ter, Paris, founder GM of Cliveden and for-

interior design, luxurious accommodation,

mer CEO of the Champneys Group.

innovation and safety, regardless of loca-

An increasingly discerning interna-

tion. This global standard sets the bench-


mark that helps the most exceptional

standards of service, innovation and state-

hotels stand out from the rest.

of-the-art facilities. By selecting hotels




Any hotel meeting the requirements

featured in this publication, I trust that you

of the International Hotel Five Star

will enjoy a truly memorable, award-win-

Standard is also eligible to enter into the

ning hospitality experience.

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Table of Contents



32 40

45 6 Judging Panel 10 THE TORCH DOHA

24 Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

41 Es Saadi Marrakech Resort 42 Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

11 Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta

25 Bangkok Marriott Marquis

43 Nolinski Paris

12 Avalon Resort & SPA

26 Epoque Hotel Bucharest

44 Ystad Saltsjöbad

13 Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

27 Crowne Plaza Amman

45 The Langham, Sydney

14 Fairmont Quasar Istanbul

28 Lotte Hotel Moscow

46 Sheraton Grand Jakarta

15 THE PLAZA Seoul,

29 Le Méridien Angkor

Gandaria City Hotel

30 Palazzo Versace Dubai

47 One World Hotel

16 Diamonds Star of The East

31 Meliá Hanoi Hotel

48 Swissôtel Resort Sochi Kamelia

17 Treetops Executive Residences

32 Dreambox Mykonos Suites

49 Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne

18 Hilton Frankfurt Airport

33 Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

50 Modrzewie Park Hotel

19 Tai O Heritage Hotel

34 Meliá Zanzibar

51 Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

20 Renaissance Harbour

35 Hotel Lungarno

52 Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi

36 Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

53 Harmony Park Luxury Resort & Spa

21 ANA InterContinental Tokyo

37 Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa

54 Award Winners

22 Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa

40 argos in Cappadocia

58 International Hotel Standard

Autograph Collection

View Hotel Hong Kong

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Judging Panel Chairman

Lord Thurso | Chairman of the International Hotel Awards

Peter Anscombe

Justin Hogbin

Philippe Rossiter

Senior Corporate Director, Edwardian Group

Ex Global Marketing Director,

Retired from the Master Inn Holders

Richard Billett

Fabergé and Rolex

Celia Sawyer

Managing Director,

Adam Jacot de Bonoid

Interior Designer and Television Personality

Maisons Marques et Domaines Ltd

Travel writer / Author

Jeanette Schuchmann

Li Boatwright

Rebecca Johnson

Owner & Founder, Storrington PR

Media & Hotel Consultant

Doreen Boulding

Mike Jordan

Founder of DMB Associates


Katrina Craig

Jill Keene

Hotel Development Consultant

Jill Starley-Grainger

Editor of International Property

Editorial Director, Inscribe Content

Max Davidson Freelance Property Editor

Ian Graham Hotel Consultant, The Hotel Solutions Partnership

Nishant Grover

& Travel magazine

James Lawrence-Felton Head of Land Operations, Securewest International

Duncan MacArthur Hotel Solutions Consultancy

Chief Operating Officer, Asset World Co Ltd

Christian Mole

Sean Hatcher

Christian Morris

Design Director, MCM Architecture

David Hind President of Asia Pacific Institute of Events Management Chief Executive of the Travel Industry Academy Ltd

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Architect, Aukett Swanke

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Hilary Philpott

Deputy Director of the German National Tourist Office

Helen Shield Editor in Chief of International Property & Travel magazine

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Tricia Topping PR & Marketing Consultant

John Walker Director of Planning for Westminster City Council

Andrea Watson Freelancer Property Journalist

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

Jan Wilson Founder and Owner, RPW Design

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ARABIA | Qatar

THE TORCH DOHA Al Waab Street, Aspire Zone, P.O Box 23833, Doha | t: +974 44465600 |





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oaring 300 metres high, with 360°


The Torch Doha has three distinct res-

panoramic views across the city,

taurants, among which is the only revolving

The Torch Doha is a haven for dis-

restaurant in Qatar, known as Three Sixty

cerning visitors, from sports enthusiasts

restaurant. In addition, the hotel boasts six

and business leaders to health and well-

various, fully equipped meeting rooms. The

ness seekers. The luxury five-star hotel

Health Club offers personalised service, in-

has been the tallest building in Doha since

cluding fitness facilities on the 19th floor,

2007, with an exterior of 2,624 LED lights

followed by sky-high swimming in the can-

that bring the building to life after sunset.

tilevered pool 80 metres above ground.

The most iconic hotel in Doha is spread

The Torch Doha is the centrepiece of

across 51 floors, consisting of 163 rooms,

Doha’s majestic Sports City – Aspire Zone,

all offering a unique iPad in-room solution

just 25 minutes from the new Hamad Inter-

that serves as a navigation system for the

national Airport and even closer to the city

entire room. An additional mood lighting

centre. Hotel guests have private walkway

system also provides a unique visual ex-

access to one of Doha’s largest shopping

perience for the guest.

destinations, Villaggio Mall.

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ASIA PACIFIC | Indonesia

Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta Jalan Laksda Adisucipto no. 81 Yogyakarta, Indonesia | t: +62 274 488 488 | e: |


he five-star, multi award-winning,

gyakarta is the most celebrated venue

Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta is

of all. Its cultural heritage combined with

a living heritage hotel; a place to

modern facilities attract various organisa-

embrace Royal history and legacy while

tions to hold functions in this historic hotel.

enjoying modern, luxurious comfort. It of-

The Karaton Ballroom accommodates 800

fers 247 rooms and suites – ranging from

people and The Kasultanan Ballroom up to

Deluxe, Premiere, Junior Suite and Exec-

2,000, while 10 other smaller conference

utive Suite to the Ambarrukmo Presiden-

rooms highlight its MICE facilities.

tial Suite. Remodelled and furnished in

Food and beverage outlets offer

a contemporary and elegant style, they

mouthwatering cuisine including ancient

feature premium bedding with pillow-top

Royal Javanese heritage recipes. Choose

mattresses plus Salvatore Ferragamo bath-

from the casual Lobby Lounge & Bar,

room amenities for suites. All rooms include

Punika Deli or The Royal Restaurant for

a private balcony with views of Merapi Vol-

regal-like dining at Kedaton Ambarrukmo.

cano, the Royal garden or city, plus state-

Be it business or a leisure trip, Royal Am-

of-art facilities.

barrukmo Yogyakarta awaits discerning

Yogyakarta is a trending place for MICE destinations and Royal Ambarrukmo Yo-




guests with the warmest welcome and true Royal charm.

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EUROPE | Hungary

Avalon Resort & SPA Hungary, 3519 Miskolctapolca, Iglói út 15 | t: +3646/200-200 | e:



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valon Resort & SPA was built in

offers 33 fully equipped rooms, two luxury

a less developed region of Hun-

suites and 15 exclusive Honka log houses

gary in a beautiful nature reserve

offering a stay in close proximity to nature.

area. It provides a luxury hotel with unique

The modern furniture and fittings create a

relaxation facilities for everyone, whether

fully harmonious inner space in which the

staying only a few days or longer. Forming

sense of cohesion is provided by wood,

an essential part of Avalon Park, there are

the most ancient building material of all.

no other hotels in this category with such

Avalon Resort & SPA takes care of

additional entertainment services as the

guests' every need with its butler ser-

outdoor electronic go-kart ring, outdoor

vice and wellness facilities. The indoor

2,500m2 playground, first-class Italian res-

spa includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi,

taurant and beer garden.

fragrance therapy bio sauna, Finnish and

The services of the indoor and outdoor

infra sauna, salt chamber, tepidarium and

wellness facilities also enable guests to

massage services. Outdoor spa facilities

return home feeling both physically and

offer a Honka log house sauna with plunge

mentally recharged. Avalon Resort & SPA

pool, sun deck and warm leisure pools.

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EUROPE | Netherlands

Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Schiphol Boulevard 701, 1118 BN Schiphol, Netherlands | t: +31 20 710 4000 | |


ilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

the inspiring feel of open space. The decor

is unlike many other airport ho-

is built upon the inspiration of Dutch her-

tels. Ground breaking, visionary

itage, with the theme carried through all

and inspirational, its breath-taking design

areas of the hotel. Traditional handicrafts,

redefines what an airport hotel should be.

such as finely stitched lace and painted

The quiet and spacious guest rooms, first-

Delft ceramics, have been reimagined in a

class amenities, Axis Lobby & Cocktail Bar

contemporary style.

and Bowery Restaurant, eforea spa and

With a fresh and forward-thinking ap-

attentive service make the Hilton Amster-

proach, not only is it the perfect hub to

dam Airport Schiphol a welcome retreat for

connect guests to Amsterdam and the rest

business and leisure travellers alike.

of the world, but its unique concept deliv-

The airport terminal links guests from

ers more than expected on the inside too.

the hotel to more than 300 global destina-

Providing guests with space and light and

tions via a covered walkway. The large and

an inspiring, flexible environment, the hotel

light atrium is the heart of the hotel, from

is full of quirky design features, innovative

which guests and visitors will experience

technology and contemporary concepts.



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Fairmont Quasar Istanbul Büyükdere Caddesi, 76 B, Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul, Turkey 34394 | t: +90 212 403 85 00 | e:



ising above the slopes of the

209 luxury guestrooms including 25 suites

Bosphorus, surveying centuries of

and 40 gold rooms. All offer exclusive

history, yet silhouetted against the

touches ranging from individual balconies

modern skyline of Istanbul, the Fairmont

and Bosphorus views to a private Turkish

heritage of distinction and style has come

bath. Willow Stream Spa also encompasses

to Istanbul. It fuses with the city’s history

total well-being by focusing on fitness and

to bring guests an exceptional experience

movement, beauty and aesthetics.

in the heart of the city. Presiding over the

Reflecting Fairmont’s heritage of

vibrant Mecidiyeköy area with its rich and

culinary excellence, the hotel boasts a

eclectic blend of office towers, shopping

diverse selection of restaurants and bars.

centres and colourful side streets, Fairmont

Aila embraces authentic Turkish cuisine

Quasar Istanbul is at the crossroads with

with a contemporary twist, combining

easy access to and from both airports and

seasonality and the best of locally-sourced

a short walk to the metro.

ingredients in the central ‘Ocakbasi’ grill and

The hotel is elegantly designed for the sophisticated modern traveller and provides

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live ‘mezze’ kitchen. Alternatively, Stations restaurant is the epitome of casual chic.

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ASIA PACIFIC | South Korea

THE PLAZA Seoul, Autograph Collection 119 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 04525 | t: +82 2 771 2200 | e:


uxury boutique hotel THE PLAZA

cludes the hotel’s rooms, banquet halls

Seoul is the first Autograph Col-

and restaurants.

lection in Korea. It is situated in the

The hotel also operates THE PLAZA

heart of Seoul, conveniently located for

Shop, a guest room-based shopping plat-

tourists and business travellers.

form offering customers unique shopping

THE PLAZA Seoul offers 410 stylish

experiences. A selection of items hand-

and unique rooms, six restaurants of-

picked by THE PLAZA Seoul’s specialist

fering food from around the globe, nine

staff is available for orders and delivery, all in

banquet halls that can serve as a venue

the comfort of each guest room. Meanwhile,

for diverse events and other facilities in-

high-tech devices offer the ‘Handy’ service,

cluding a fitness centre and spa.

providing information on diverse events and

Under the brand identity ‘Stay in

promotions within the hotel, Korea travel

Style’, customised service, which was

information, as well as free domestic and

originally exclusive to room service, has

international calls and Internet access. THE

now been expanded to services managed

PLAZA Seoul can be relied upon to design

by THE PLAZA concierge team. This in-

the perfect stay for each and every guest.



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AFRICA | Tanzania

Diamonds Star of The East PO Box 4700 Nungwi Road, Zanzibar, Tanzania | t: +255 242 240 125 / +255 242 240 141 | f: +255 242 240 089 | e:


urrounded by an infinite palette

the East offers the ultimate comfort, pri-

of colours and the scent of Afri-

vacy and luxury. It provides impeccable

can spices, Diamonds Star of the

24-hour butler service, personalised in-

East, is the most exclusive resort on the

room check in and a golf cart service to

island of Zanzibar. It is the flagship of the

the private beach. The resort’s Ocean Blue

Diamonds Hotels & Resorts brand of the

Restaurant is surrounded by a pool and

Planhotel Hospitality Group and affiliated

renowned for superb a la carte cuisine.

with the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels BEST SMALL HOTEL AFRICA



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of the World.

The villas are named after 11 of the most precious gems in the world to match

The resort is located along the magnif-

the modern and contemporary African

icent Nungwi Beach on the north-western

style architecture. Each villa comes with

tip of Zanzibar, 50 kilometres from Zanzi-

its own plunge pool, a tastefully furnished

bar International Airport and 55 minutes’

terrace, a covered Makuti patio and a large

drive from Stonetown, the island’s oldest

tropical garden to enjoy exclusive priva-

settlement. A magnificent private sanctu-

cy and the supreme view over the Indian

ary of 11 exclusive villas, Diamonds Star of

Ocean and the famous Zanzibar sunset.

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ASIA PACIFIC | Singapore

Treetops Executive Residences No. 7 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258355 | t: +65 6887 0088 | f: +65 6887 0066 | e:

reetops Executive Residences is


For a holistic living experience, Tree-

an award-winning, eco-luxurious,

tops Executive Residences is the first ser-

serviced apartment managed by

viced residences in Singapore to create an

Edmund Tie & Company Hospitality Man-

ingenious style of enhanced living envi-

agement Services. The 220 units of one to

ronment. Based on a strong belief in the

three-bedroom suites, feature the perfect

virtues of a holistic approach to wellness,

green environment for a resort style home

Treetops is dedicated to going green and

away from home experience. Located in

aims to offer the finest in eco-luxury living.

close proximity to Singapore’s shopping and

Complementing the above with im-

entertainment hub, Orchard Road, Treetops

peccable hospitality, personalised service

provides resort-style living in the heart of

and activities held in-house especially for

the city. With more than 60 per cent of the

guests, Treetops believes in creating a wel-

estate landscaped with more than 200 ex-

coming retreat. The hotel has thus become

otic plant species, guests are greeted by ev-

one of the leading green serviced apart-

ergreen foliage all year round. A wide range

ments in Singapore, a preferred choice of

of amenities and services are also available

home for corporate and leisure travellers

to take care of guests’ every need.

round the world.


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EUROPE | Germany

Hilton Frankfurt Airport THE SQUAIRE, Am Flughafen, 60549 Frankfurt am Main | +49 (0)69 2601 2000 | e:






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onrad Hilton‘s famous words

for guests. The outside is sometimes re-

“Location, location, location” tru-

ferred to as a cruise ship or spaceship as it

ly apply to Hilton Frankfurt Air-

stands on 96 pillars. Inside, gold coloured

port. Iconic, impressive and just 15 minutes

wings above the reception and lobby bar

away from downtown Frankfurt, the fu-

and stunning design features throughout

turistic THE SQUAIRE building is home to

the hotel result in contemporary and styl-

the Hilton Frankfurt Airport, setting new

ish surroundings.

standards in architecture and design. The

The fully soundproof guest rooms

award-winning hotel offers direct pedes-

and suites feature warm décor and top

trian access to the airport’s main terminal;

quality furnishings. Executive rooms and

direct motorway access; and more than

comfortable suites offer even more space,

185 high speed trains with rail links across

upgraded amenities and access to the ex-

Europe leave daily from the railway station

clusive Executive Lounge on the 10th floor,

underneath the building.

overlooking the atrium. Here one can en-

The hotel’s interior design mirrors the

joy continental breakfast in the morning or

mobility theme of THE SQUAIRE building,

light snacks and a selection of refreshments

whilst also creating an oasis of tranquillity

throughout the day.

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Tai O Heritage Hotel Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong | t: +852 2985 8383 | e:


ai O Heritage Hotel, located at

day to the general public and charity or-

Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lan-

ganisations. The aim of this is to height-

tau Island and surrounded by

en awareness of the conservation of

lush greenery, was transformed from the

historic buildings. Tai O Heritage Hotel is

115-year-old Old Tai O Police Station. It was

now home to nine elegant, colonial-style

built in 1902 and listed as a Grade II his-

rooms, the Heritage Interpretation Centre

toric building by the Antiquities Advisory

and the glass-roofed open view restaurant

Board. The hotel is under Batch I of Hong

Tai O Lookout.

Kong SAR Government Development

The hotel has received more than a

Bureau's Revitalising Historic Buildings

million visitors and guests since open-

through Partnership Scheme and has now

ing its doors five years ago. It remains

become a cultural and historic landmark in

committed to engaging the public in bol-

Tai O fishing village.

stering Tai O's local economy, achieving

Opened in 2012 and operated as a

synergy with local communities, and pro-

non-profit social enterprise, Tai O Herit-

moting heritage conservation, tourism

age Hotel provides free guided tours every

and green living.




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Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong | t: +852 2802 8888 | f: +852 2802 8833




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t Renaissance Hotels, It’s Busi-

The hotel’s banqueting and conference

ness Unusual. The company sees

facilities comprise over 1,400m2. Facilities

every business trip as an oppor-

include two versatile function rooms and

tunity to discover something new. Adjacent

nine boardrooms. The Concord and Oasis

to the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition

function rooms can be divided into four

Centre on the Wanchai waterfront, Re-

separate rooms for intimate to large events

naissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong

of up to 600 guests. Full length windows, a

overlooks Victoria Harbour.

partial glass ceiling, state-of-the-art tech-

The hotel offers 861 stylish guest-

nology including an LED wall, wireless Inter-

rooms, a private club lounge, sophisticated

net access, built-in projectors, LCD screens,

restaurants and a bar. The award-winning

and contemporary interior design ensure

Dynasty restaurant is renowned for indige-

that every venue proves an inspiring en-

nous Cantonese cuisine, Café Renaissance

vironment for conferences, banquets and

offers international delicacies, while Mirage

weddings. An attentive and professional

Bar & Restaurant indulges guests with

team of event specialists and technicians

cocktails and sustainable seafood.

ensure that all events are a success.

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ANA InterContinental Tokyo 1-12-33, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan | t: 81-3-35051111 | e:


NA InterContinental Tokyo is

breath-taking views of Tokyo's skyline and

ideally located in the heart of the

Mount Fuji. It is a perfect retreat for busi-

business district and entertain-

ness or leisure and provides exclusive ben-

ment precincts of Roppongi, Ginza and

efits from Michelin star breakfast designed

Shibuya with direct access by the major

by Pierre Gagnaire to evening cocktails.

metro line from the hotel. The Tokyo Tow-

For meeting planners, a choice of over

er, Imperial Palace, Senso-ji Temple, Aki-

20 banquet rooms for up to 1,000 dele-

habara and other places of tourist interest

gates is available. With 11 restaurants and

are also close to the hotel.

bars including two-starred Michelin res-

The 37-storey hotel provides a total

taurant Pierre Gagnaire, ANA InterCon-

of 844 guest rooms and suites including

tinental Tokyo offers a diverse range of

brand new Club InterContinental Rooms in

choices throughout the day and into the

a contemporary design with Japanese style

evening. During the summer, a 20-metre

infusions. Club InterContinental Lounge on

outdoor pool on the fourth floor offers

35th floor, the largest hotel lounge in Tokyo,

guests a chance to relax in the sunshine in

offers an unparalleled level of service and

the heart of the city.



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Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa 107/1 Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Prachup Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand | t: +66 (0) 32 904 666 | f: +66 (0) 32 904 789 | e:


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ua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa

riott Resort & Spa, the charm and fascina-

blends serene oceanfront beau-

tion of a serene seaside village are beau-

ty with modern design and leg-

tifully blended with modern designs and

endary Thai hospitality. It is centrally locat-

contemporary touch points. There are 322

ed along Hua Hin beach, around 200km

thoughtfully appointed guest rooms rang-

south of Bangkok. Hua Hin was initially es-

ing from sea view, private pool access to

tablished in the early 1920s by King Rama

beach side suites, a variety of diverse din-

VII as an easily-accessible getaway option

ing, five swimming pools, and multi-pur-

from the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.

pose function rooms with natural daylight

The tranquil fishing village was turned into

for meetings, weddings and events.

the Royal vacation retreat, which resulted

The five dining options include Big Fish

in its fast-growing popularity as Thailand’s

& Bar, a beachfront grill; Amber Kitchen,

premier beach resort town.

contemporary international and Thai

The destination features a sandy

all-day dining restaurant; Siam Bakery,

beach, cultural heritage, as well as exciting

coffee, cakes and ice cream shop; Lobby

activities such as golfing at some of Asia’s

Lounge with bar; and Pool Bar serving

most renowned courses. At Hua Hin Mar-

drinks and snacks.

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Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach 92, 92/1 Moo 3, Tambol Sakoo, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand | t: +66 76 625 555 | f: +66 76 617 777 | e:






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ffering magnificent views of the

ment, the resort’s facilities cater to every

Andaman Sea, Phuket Marriott

traveller’s needs and purpose.

Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

The resort features 180 guestrooms,

features a lively pool concept, diverse din-

including direct pool access rooms, suites

ing options, extensive children’s facilities,

and 15 private beachfront pool villas. All

and an exclusive Quan Spa. Beachfront

guestrooms are delicately styled with so-

Pool Villas are also available for the ulti-

phisticated Thai touches and Phuket-in-

mate and exclusive holiday experience.

spired elements, and fully equipped with

Located on a secluded part of pristine

modern necessities. Guests can feast at any

Nai Yang beach and adjacent to the Sirinath

of the resort’s four restaurants and lounges,

National Park, guests can enjoy the nine

where freshly-caught seafood, grills, Thai

kilometre stretch of white sandy coastline

and International favourites are served, in-

by the body of turquoise Andaman Sea.

cluding cocktails, snacks and much more.

From friends and families discovering ex-

Later on, they can take a dip into the lagoon

citement or time to simply reconnect, to

style swimming pool or visit the Quan Spa

couples searching for a romantic enhance-

for exclusive treatments and massages.

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Bangkok Marriott Marquis 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Sukhumvit Rd., Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 | t: +66 2 059 5555 | f: +66 2 059 5888 | e:


nspired by the Queen’s passion that

Extensive convention and meeting fa-

‘The cultural heritage of Thailand re-

cilities, able to cater to groups or events

sides within its people’, Bangkok Marri-

of over 1,000 persons, and an array of

ott Marquis Queen’s Park signifies heritage

diverse dining and recreational facilities,

in a venue where legendary Thai hospitali-

makes this property a destination in itself.

ty blends with the ‘Travel Brilliantly’ philos-

Modern design, intuitive technolo-

ophy of the Marriott brand.

gy and authentic experiences combine

The Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s

to challenge the status quo and address

Park opened as the Marriott brand’s larg-

the diverse needs of travellers. Featuring

est property in Asia Pacific, and the first

three distinctive ballrooms and over 30

in the region to receive Marriott interna-

meeting venues with more than 5,000m2

tional’s prestigious ‘Marquis’ designation.

of indoor and outdoor space, guests are

Located along Sukhumvit Road in down-

provided with expansive facilities that im-

town Bangkok, surrounded by several of

press. From corporate events to the most

the city’s most vibrant shopping, business

creative celebrations, passionate expert

and entertainment districts, this iconic

ensure each event is spectacularly con-

property boasts 1,388 rooms and suites.

verted from a vision into reality.




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EUROPE | Romania

Epoque Hotel Bucharest 17C Intrarea Aurora 010213, Bucharest, Romania | t: +40 21 312 32 32 | e:



five-star oasis at the heart of

familiar with the premium boutique-style

a frantic metropolis, Epoque is

service and expect the same standards in

a unique concept on the local

the planning of private or business events.

market and an inspiring destination for

It offers premium spaces, full event man-

business and leisure travellers alike. Its

agement, round-the-clock support in the

lodging structure offers 45 suites with

organisation of private and corporate

generous living and bedroom spaces that

events and fine catering solutions.

provide full comfort, proving ideal for both

The fine dining restaurant, L’Atelier, is

leisure and business stays. Guests relish

an invitation to French gastronomy in an

their recreation in the Epoque SPA, enjoy-

ambiance of elegance and intimacy. Sam-

ing the heated swimming pool, wet and

uel le Torriellec, the Executive French Chef,

dry sauna, emotional showers, a variety

offers a rich and vibrant cuisine d’ auteur,

of wellbeing rituals and massages or the

created for the pure enjoyment of the pal-

well-equipped fitness centre.

ate. Informal business meetings can be set

The Events Gallery is also designed to fit the profile of Epoques’ customers who are

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in the plush Epoque Lounge, where guests can relax with a drink by the piano.

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15/02/2018 11:07

ARABIA | Jordan

Crowne Plaza Amman 6th Circle – Um Uthaina – King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Street, P.O.Box 950555 Amman 11195 | e:


verlooking the ‘white city’ of

Fi, a 24-hour Business Centre and staff that

Amman, the stunningly situated

take pride on anticipating guests' needs,

Crowne Plaza Amman hotel is an

each business experience is seamless and

acclaimed destination for business trips

stress free.

and family visits to Jordan. Its prestigious

Guests may swim in the heated

location in the 6th Circle places guests

indoor pool or seasonal heated outdoor

close to restaurants, major corporations,

hydro-pool, re-energize in The Spa with

embassies and trendy malls with only

its saunas and steam baths or enjoy a

a 10-minute drive to Amman's Citadel

massage or beauty treatment in one

and Roman Theatre. It is also the closest

of 12 exclusive cabins. Lunch or dinner

five-star hotel to Queen Alia International

followed by shisha is served in the famous

Airport, 35 minutes away.

street-side Café Vienna, while the juiciest

The hotel offers 279 guest rooms

steaks and briskets await in V Lounge &

and suites along with event and wedding

Restaurant. Whether visiting Petra, Jerash

facilities unrivalled in Amman, from the

or the Dead Sea, guests can be sure of a

Nabatean Ballroom to the Royal Tent.

warm welcome on their return to the

Thanks to complimentary high-speed Wi-

Crowne Plaza Amman hotel.



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EUROPE | Russia

Lotte Hotel Moscow 8 Novinskiy Blvd., Bldg. 2, Moscow, Russia, 121099 | t: +7 495 745 1000 |


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he luxurious Lotte Hotel Moscow,

Cracco – contemporary Italian cuisine by

located on Novinskiy Boulevard, in

the Michelin-starred chef, and MEGUmi –

the very heart of Moscow, opened

modern, cutting-edge Japanese cuisine.

in September 2010. During this time, it has

Lotte Hotel Moscow also boasts a Wed-

earned numerous prestigious internation-

ding & Event Bureau – Russia’s first and

al awards and gained the recognition of

only luxury hotel event boutique, capable

travellers around the world. Lotte Hotel

of accommodating banquets and business

Moscow is a part of The Leading Hotels

events of any size and format. Additionally,

of the World, the largest luxury hotels, re-

the facilities include an innovative Executive

sorts & spa collection.

Club Lounge, three levels of underground

The hotel offers guests 300 spacious

parking, and a state-of-the-art fitness club

rooms and suites, as well as the largest

and pool. Lastly, the crown jewel of Lotte

Royal Suite in Russia, the total area of which

Hotel Moscow is its world-famous Mandara

encompasses 490m2. But beyond mere

Spa, which combines ancient Balinese spa

lodging, Lotte Hotel Moscow also features

traditions with the latest achievements of

two splendid restaurants: OVO by Carlo

the Elemis and Bellefontaine cosmetics lines.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:12


Le Méridien Angkor 93178 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia | t: +855 63 963 900 | f: +855 63 963 901


e Méridien Angkor fuses Euro-

relaxation at the spa, have a great work

pean design and contemporary

out in the gym and explore the world of

Cambodian subtle style. With 213

cuisine in its restaurants and bars.

rooms, the hotel is calm, light and airy.

Whether savouring a modern interpre-

Le Meridien Angkor is located in Siem

tation of classic Italian fares at L’Angelo, ex-

Reap, Cambodia, only minutes away from

ploring the nuances of Cambodian cuisine

the legendary temples of Angkor. The

at the inviting Angkor Royal Café, sharing

Siem Reap International Airport is also

a delightful afternoon tea in the Lobby

merely a picturesque 15-minute drive from

Lounge or toasting with the hotel’s effer-

Le Meridien Angkor.

vescent cocktails, a world of enchanting

Le Meridien Angkor enjoys a superb

flavours and rich culinary tradition awaits.

reputation for authenticity, inventiveness

Al fresco options include poolside dining

and style. Guests may experience ultimate

and the verdant setting of the terrace.



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15/02/2018 14:41

ARABIA | Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai Culture Village, Al Jadaf P.O. Box 128431, Dubai, UAE | t: +971 4 556 8888 | f: +971 4 556 8899 | e:




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alazzo Versace Dubai is a luxury ur-


Interiors showcase the Versace life-

ban resort on the foreshore of the

style through the contemporary eyes of

Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab

artistic director Donatella Versace. The

Emirates. The 215 rooms and suites and

iconic motifs of Versace are present in

the 169 exclusive residences together with

each detail such as the Medusa head,

several signature restaurants, a spa and

the Greek key and the House’s legendary

the sophisticated range of Versace Home

prints, with many designs created exclu-

Collection products combine to create the

sively for Palazzo Versace Dubai.

Palazzo Versace Dubai – a truly unique life-

Furniture has been carefully designed

style location. UAE developer ENSHAA in

to provide an inner experience across the

conjunction with Versace developed Pala-

hotel and residences, ensuring that guests

zzo Versace Dubai, a hotel and residential

and homeowners alike are fully immersed

project which opened in November 2015.

in the Versace lifestyle. A series of art-

The architectural style of Palazzo

works in the hallways feature sketches

Versace Dubai hotel and residences

of the fabulous Atelier Versace gowns.

represents the merging of a traditional

The result is spectacular and developed

neo-classical Italian palace with recognis-

in context with Palazzo Versace’s natural

able Arabic architectural elements.

surroundings and local heritage.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:17


Meliá Hanoi Hotel 44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam | t: +84 24 3934 3343 | f: +84 24 3934 3344 | e:


eautifully located in the heart of

Strategically located in Hanoi, the ho-

Vietnam’s capital, Meliá Hanoi

tel stands a short distance from many key

welcomes all who are looking for

districts and major attractions such as the

splendid accommodation, first-class facili-

Hanoi Opera House, Old Quarter, Temple

ties and warm service. It offers 306 elegant

of Literature, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

and luxurious rooms with gorgeous views

Celebrating the nation’s rich culture and

of the city. A wide array of facilities, from a

traditions, including the natural wonder of

state-of-the-art business centre, including

Ha Long Bay, the hotel’s tour desk offers

two ballrooms and 11 function rooms, to an

guests many ways to explore Vietnam.

outdoor swimming pool, make the hotel a

With spectacular views in every room,

perfect choice for business or leisure. The

dedicated staff, and outstanding facili-

Meliá Hanoi also offers diners a world of

ties, the Meliá Hanoi is perfect for anyone

culinary delights to explore, from the inter-

looking to melt the city’s hustle and bustle

national themed buffets of El Patio to the

away and experience the ultimate in rest

local flavours of El Oriental.

and relaxation.



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EUROPE | Greece

Dreambox Mykonos Suites Korfos- Ornos, Mykonos Island- Cyclades, Greece | t: +30 2289027920 | e:


legant accommodation, luxury in

hold their elegant wedding in the private

each and every detail and spectac-

chapel. There is a comfort food restau-

ular views – Dreambox Mykonos

rant situated by the pool offering dishes

Suites combines the blue of the Aegean

packed with Greek flavours. Signature

Sea and the brilliant white of Cyclades

cocktails and cool drinks are also served

islands. Just moments from the beach,

alongside stunning views of the Mykonian

Dreambox Mykonos Suites comprises17

landscape. Personalised, private dinners

Mykonian style rooms with modern fur-

can also be prepared and served in the pri-

niture and elements promising guests

vacy of a specifically chosen area under

tailor-made hospitality. Striking a perfect

the stars.

balance between comfort and luxury, they offer garden and sea views.

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Whether guests are travelling on a solo adventure, jetting off with friends

Dreambox Mykonos Suites is an ideal

for a week of fun in the sun, backpacking

place to stay for those who want to enjoy

around Europe, or injecting some culture

Greek island hopping, discover the life-

into their family holiday, Mykonos is the

style of world-famous Mykonos Island or

place to go.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:20

AMERICAS | St Maarten

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort 1A Rhine Road, Maho Bay, Sint Maarten


onesta Ocean Point Resort em-

butler service in designated suites, culminat-

braces a chic Caribbean style with-

ing in one of the most uniquely designed re-

in a luxurious all suites, adults-only,

sorts in St Maarten and the entire Caribbean.

all-inclusive experience. Set in the most

All 129 spacious suites feature a warm,

spectacular location, the ‘resort within

neutral colour palette accented by décor

a resort’ sits on the westernmost point

reflective of the aquamarine sea. A team of

of the island, adjacent to Sonesta Maho

international architects and designers me-

Beach Resort, Casino & Spa.

ticulously designed each piece of furniture,

It features three pools, three bars in-

giving a sleek and comfortable sensibility.

cluding Sunset Lounge + Bar, Martin’s Bar

Apart from the exclusive amenities at

and Azul Rooftop Bar and the Mediterra-

Sonesta Ocean Point, guests have full ac-

nean-themed Azul restaurant including

cess to all services and facilities at Sonesta

24-hour room service, a resort boutique,

Maho Beach Resort with five additional res-

intimate gazebos, private cabanas, and an

taurants and five bars, Serenity Spa, sauna,

open-air wellness area. Amenities are com-

fitness centre, tour desk, tennis courts, Ca-

plemented by the stellar service and hos-

sino Royale, nightclub and brand new, ex-

pitality of the hotel’s private concierge and

tensive meeting and conference facilities.





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AFRICA | Tanzania

Meliá Zanzibar P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Zanzibar, Tanzania | t: +255 774 444 77 | e:





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eliá Zanzibar is an all-inclusive


Accommodation ranges from roman-

beach resort on the exotic is-

tic rooms and suites, family rooms and pri-

land of Zanzibar, Tanzania, also

vate villas with garden and pool to exclu-

known as the ‘Spice Island’. It offers a va-

sive romantic Ocean Front Pavilions and

riety of cuisines with five restaurants and

the new Ocean View Bungalows located

four bars featuring market products and

directly on the Indian Ocean. The Level at

the best local specialties. The Spice Market

the Meliá Zanzibar also boasts the most

Restaurant, with its complete show cooking

superior range of personalised services.

buffet, offers authentic theme nights; Gabi

The hotel’s spa has six private treat-

Beach Club provides light grilled meals;

ment rooms, an outdoor swimming pool

Jetty brings guests into the heart of the In-

with sun-deck, and a modern fitness

dian Ocean with international tapas; while

room with sauna. Meeting facilities in-

the bar alongside the main infinity pool it is

clude five rooms with natural light for up

a perfect venue for light meals. Lastly, the

to 200 people and an open-air amphi-

a la carte restaurant AQUA is suited to the

theatre with spectacular views over the

most discerning guests.

Indian Ocean.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:25

EUROPE | Italy

Hotel Lungarno Borgo San Jacopo, 14 50125 Florence - Italy | t: +39 055 27261 | t: +39 055 2726 4000 | f: +39 055 268 437 | e:

wned by the Ferragamo fami-


Marking the 50th anniversary of wel-

ly and the flagship property of

coming guests, 2017 saw a complete re-

the Lungarno Collection, Hotel

development of Hotel Lungarno. Guests

Lungarno is a restoration of a 16th cen-

will now be able to admire this spectac-

tury grand residence. In one of the most

ular panorama in the elegant new recep-

extraordinary locations of Florence, its

tion area. Over 450 works of art including

views overlook the Arno River and iconic

those by Cocteau, Picasso, Bueno and Ro-

Ponte Vecchio.

sai adorn the walls of public areas and each

The hotel stands out as one of the most

of the guest rooms and suites. A design by

desirable destinations in the city for interna-

Picasso set above the central fireplace can

tional clientele. Its interior design by archi-

also be found in guest room living areas.

tect Michele Bönan is inspired by the nuova

Guests enjoy privileged access to Borgo

classicità, featuring ivory-toned fabrics and

San Jacopo restaurant – the city’s ‘dining

ocean blue carpets with elegant details and

room on the river’ – with seasonal menus

antique furnishings, creating the ambience

that draw upon the tradition of the great

of an aristocratic Italian residence.

Italian kitchen with a contemporary twist.



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Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel 104/1 Charoen Muang Soi 2, Charoen Muang Rd., T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand | t: +66 53 244 567 | e:


uripunn Baby Grand Boutique

Guests are able to sample the de-

Hotel, an intimate retreat in Thai-

lights of Thai fare at Punna Café, where

land’s far north, is the ultimate lux-

the finest local dishes are served along

ury property. Set amidst the backdrop of

with decadent international cuisine. The

Chiang Mai’s rich architectural history, it is

Pool Lounge serves drinks and snacks

inspired by traditional Lanna design and

all day long with a full menu of cocktails,

fused with contemporary Oriental styles.

while Sala Spa offers a unique Puripunn

The hotel has 30 rooms designed to

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aroma massage.

complement the proximate natural aes-

Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

thetics of Wat Gate while respecting the

is conveniently close to many of the top

time-honoured techniques of northern

local tourist attractions as well as being

architects. Rooms are spacious, with high

just 20-25 minutes from Chiang Mai air-

ceilings and wooden floors. Each one has

port and five minutes from the old city.

its own terrace with oversize cosy bench

All these facts combine to make it ideally

overlooking the pool as well as a colonial

located for a stay in the magical city of

inspired easy chair.

Chiang Mai.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:31

EUROPE | Greece

Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa Kyllini Beach Castle, PC 27050 | t: +30 26230 95999 | f: +30 26230 95003 | e:


reek five-star hospitality can be

the interiors and high value modern facili-

enjoyed at the Olympia Golden

ties, make up the pattern of a holiday here.

Beach Resort & Spa, just 400

The day starts with a full breakfast,

metres from the golden beach of Kyllini.

continues with a rejuvenating massage

Accommodation includes 18 double de-

at the spa, before and after, each ex-

luxe rooms in the main building, 28 deluxe

citing acquaintance with the sea. The

bungalows, a villa, four superior bunga-

amazing beach activities hold surprises

lows and five suites. Event facilities include

for all ages, while the ancient Olympia,

a fully equipped conference room for 80

the ancient Ilida and the medieval castle

people and the ability to organise recep-

Chlemoutsi are nearby. The resort is an

tions of up to 500 people.

excellent base to discover the Ilia while

The resort features an impressive 12

having the best beach at your feet. At the

swimming pools and a private and colour-

end of the day, between the garden and

ful blossoming garden, creating a water

the cool blue pool, the gourmet restau-

paradise for those who seek a relaxing

rant awaits guests to provide a unique

holiday. An atmosphere of simple luxury in

taste experience.


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World’s Best Hotels International Five Star Hotels and winners of the International Hotel Awards include some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels from across the globe.

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EUROPE | Turkey

argos in Cappadocia Uchisar 50240 , Nevsehir, Turkey | t: 90-384-219-3130 | e:



verlooking a magical moon-

pectations of the most sophisticated of

scape of volcanic peaks, the ar-

international travellers. It offers 51 rooms

gos in Cappadocia is as improb-

and suites which combine modern luxu-

able a creation as it is immensely inviting.

ry with historical tunnels and caves that

Who would imagine a serenely beautiful,

have been carefully restored. They are of-

extraordinarily stylish and absolutely

fered in several styles, from stone rooms

unique hotel built from ancient ruins,

to ‘Splendid Suites’.

caves and underground tunnels? Yet this

Situated in an ancient renovated mon-

is Turkey’s most unusual and most ap-

astery and ‘mansions’ interconnected by

pealing hotel: an enchanting blend of

underground tunnels, each individually

2,000 years of history, passionate devo-

designed accommodation celebrates the

tion to authenticity and traditions of hos-

region’s tradition of cave dwelling. Lux-

pitality, and cutting-edge imagination,

uriant gardens and sun-soaked terraces

design and technology.

reveal panoramic views extending from

The argos in Cappadocia is a worldclass boutique hotel that exceeds the ex-

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the foothills of Uçhisar Fortress to Pigeon Valley and majestic Mount Erciyes.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:34

AFRICA | Morocco

Es Saadi Marrakech Resort Rue Ibrahim El Mazini, Hivernage, Marrakech, Morocco | t: +212 5 24 33 74 00 | e:


wo years after founding the Mar-

The Palace, 10 villas with private pools,

rakech Casino in 1952, Jean Bau-

eight Ksars and the luxurious Palace Spa,

chet placed the cornerstone of

a totally novel concept space in Morocco,

what was at first called the Casino Hotel

opened during the 2000s.

and later renamed Es Saadi. As if suspend-

A Phyto salon and the Dior institute –

ed in time, this idyllic place conveyed au-

the second in a Palace – also opened within

thentic emotions to visiting travellers and

the spa. Built around a 100 year-old euca-

it quickly became a haven, an oasis for

lyptus tree, a holistic philosophy holds sway

people in the know.

within the walls. The Palace Spa features

Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier,

the unique Oriental Thermae® steam bath

Charles Aznavour and many more ce-

concept and proposes signature massag-

lebrities got their start at the old Casino

es exclusively developed in collaboration

Theatre, known today as the Theatro, Mo-

with a physio therapist-osteopath who

rocco’s most exclusive discotheque. Oth-

also consults with other brands. A team

ers such as Jacques Brel and The Rolling

of therapists with body, health and beauty

Stones also came for restorative breaks.

expertise are also at the service of guests.



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ASIA PACIFIC | Indonesia

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta 80361, Bali, Indonesia | t: +62 361 846 5555


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heraton Bali Kuta Resort is locat-

houses three dining venues, Feast which

ed in a surfers’ paradise where the

is an upbeat all-day dining venue, Bene

sandy shore is lined with coconut

– an Italian kitchen with oceanic setting

trees. It is part of the exciting Beachwalk

or The Lounge which offers a locally in-

Shopping Mall, which includes 200 luxury

spired cocktail menu or the opportunity

shops and a cineplex. The resort is also

to relax over afternoon tea.

merely steps away from Kuta Beach as

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s 203 guest

well as handicrafts and art at a colourful

rooms, including 23 suites, offer private

souvenir market.

balconies, many with Indian Ocean views.

Guests are able to relax at Shine Spa

Guests are invited to settle into each

for Sheraton™ or in the resort’s free-form

comfortable, oversized space boasting

infinity pool, connect with computer

an LCD TV, spacious bathroom with Le

workstations located in the lobby, and

Grand Bain amenities, and the pure white

stay fit with Sheraton Fitness. The resort

Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:38

EUROPE | France

Nolinski Paris 16 avenue de l’Opéra, 75001 Paris | t: +33 1 42 86 10 10 |

oments away from the


From bright, luminous rooms and a

Comédie Française and the

mineral spa to the Réjane brasserie and

Palais Royal gardens, enclosed

hushed tones of the Grand Salon, each

between layers of history and Haussmann

space is an invitation to let the senses

elegance, lies a temple to art and life à la

roam and emotions rise. . Hues of blue

française: the NOLINSKI. Owned by the

and emerald green, precious materials

EVOK group, this breath-taking, charac-

and custom-made furniture and furnish-

terful haven bears the hallmark eclectic

ings intertwine to orchestrate a lyrical and

refinement of decorator Jean Louis Deniot.

harmonious ensemble.

In the quiet discretion of its private

The passion of Epicurean experiences

apartments, this private home safeguards

and unimaginable dreams, where the art

the secrets of the art of living, in a space

of attention to detail intuitively paves the

where contemporary aesthetics and clas-

way for mystery. Visitors wander through

sical prestige meet enchantment and flair.

a world in which luxurious comforts, works

Designed for locals and travellers alike.

of art and Parisian authenticity coexist.




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EUROPE | Sweden

Ystad Saltsjöbad Saltsjöbadsvägen 15, 271 39 Ystad, Sweden | t: +46 411 136 30 | e:



44 YSB AB-Ystad Saltsjöbad-WB-Hotels.indd 3

n the beautiful coast of Österlen

can enjoy the award-winning ‘Creek Ex-

in Skåne, Sweden lies the small

perience’, a treatment to kick-start your

town of Ystad. Just by the beach

senses and relax your entire body.

you will find Ystad Saltsjöbad – a hotel,

Guests can also enjoy exception-

spa and conference centre that has stood

al cuisine and cocktails in its two res-

there for 120 years. Facilities include out-

taurants and three bars, together with

door pools, saunas, jacuzzis, cold water

beautiful scenery at one of Sweden’s

baths and other luxurious treats.

best spa-hotels. Port cooks rustic food

In Ystad Saltsjöbad’s Spa you can

inspired by the American east coast con-

enjoy treatments, day spa or a drink in

sisting of shellfish, fish and vegetables.

our beds with a seaview. Because of its

Vitas is a French-American brasserie

many pools, saunas and treatments, Salt

where the chef draws back to classic

Creek Spa has long been one of the best

French bistros like Balthazar and Pastis

in Sweden. Ystad Saltsjöbad guests are

in New York. Here, the decor is reminis-

spoiled with experiences like the spa, sur-

cent of relaxed diners by an American

rounding nature and great cuisine. They

country road.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:42

ASIA PACIFIC | Australia

The Langham, Sydney 89-113 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia | t: +61 2 9256 2222 | f: 61 2 8248 5205 | e:

ocated in the city’s most historic


The Day Spa by Chuan, a luxurious

suburb, The Rocks, The Langham

underground sanctuary at The Langham,

Sydney embodies modern luxu-

Sydney, continues to be a pioneer in many

ry and timeless elegance. Comprising 98

ways. Expanding on its already specialised

lavish rooms and suites, ranging from the

menu, it has introduced Aromatherapy As-

stunning Deluxe City room and two-bed-

sociates to the treatment options. Guests

room private Residence Suite with private

can also relax with a swim in Sydney’s most

kitchenette, to the opulent riches of the Ob-

beautiful pool before and after treatments.

servatory Suite, every room boasts impec-

The hotel offers fine dining experienc-

cable design, quality finishes and attention

es including afternoon tea in the beautiful

to detail. With a focus on opening windows,

Palm Court (unique to Langham Hotels &

Juliette balconies and expansive terraces,

Resorts); Bistro Remy, led by executive chef

the hotel’s beautiful rooms offer Western

Dave Whitting; Bistro Remy Private Chef’s

Harbour views or a Sydney skyline outlook.

Table, an open show kitchen for up to 12

Privacy and seclusion is always guaranteed,

guests; and the Sidney Nolan Wine Room,

even in the heart of this busy city.

catering for up to 20 guests.





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ASIA PACIFIC | Indonesia

Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Kebayoran, Jakarta, 12240, Indonesia | t: +62 21 806 30888 | e:



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akarta is a dynamic megalopolis, burst-

cated around the hotel, only the very best

ing with culture, history and business. In

is provided during a stay here.

2015, Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria

Guests can take in the sweeping vista

City Hotel opened its doors to business and

of South Jakarta skyline from the comfort

leisure travellers. With 263 guest rooms and

of Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City

30 suites, the hotel is perfectly situated for

Hotel’s vibrant and stylish Club Lounge.

every occasion from business stays to family

They can stay fit at its state-of-the art

getaways. Within the Southern part of Ja-

Fitness Centre, rejuvenate in the outdoor

karta, the five-star hotel attracts numerous

pool, go green with the hotel’s dynamic

travellers each year, being ideally situated

sustainable meeting package program to

to explore the city’s must-see destinations.

reduce carbon footprints and celebrate

With its contemporary hotel design,

milestones at the magnificent ballroom.

warm neutral tones of the opulent rooms,

After a long day of working and explor-

exceptional customer service, most com-

ing, guests can also chill out at the Lobby

fortable beds money can buy and the

Lounge before dining at Anigre Restau-

modern art pieces by eminent artists lo-

rant with colleagues and friends.

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One World Hotel First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia | t: +603 7681 1111 | f: +603 7681 1188


he five-star, multi-award winning

Executive Suites are elegantly furnished

One World Hotel features 438

and include cutting edge amenities, a

contemporary guest rooms and

wide range of facilities and personalised

suites. Strategically located in the heart of

service. They are complemented by four

Petaling Jaya’s business and commercial

signature restaurants and bars namely

district, the hotel is adjoined to one of the

Cinnamon Coffee House, Zuan Yuan Chi-

biggest shopping malls in the world, 1 Uta-

nese Restaurant, The Sphere Lounge and

ma Shopping Centre with over 650 retail

Poolbar & Grill. Guests can also luxuriate

outlets. The hotel is just 45 minutes away

at the Fitness Centre, swim in the outdoor

from Kuala Lumpur International Airports,

pool, or indulge with a relaxing massage at

20 minutes’ drive from downtown Kuala

sanctuary@one spa.

Lumpur and a three-minute walk to Bandar Utama MRT Station.


The hotel boasts world-class conference and recreation facilities with 5,000m2

All 96 Superior Rooms, 144 Deluxe

of space comprising the Imperial Ballroom

Rooms, 128 Executive Deluxe Rooms, 52

that can accommodate 2,000 persons ban-

Junior Suites, 14 Premier Suites and four

quet style and 15 other function rooms.

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EUROPE | Russia

Swissôtel Resort Sochi Kamelia 89, Kurortny Prospekt, Sochi 354002, Russia | t: + 7 862 296 8801


ocated in a natural park overlook-

and dinner through a blend of traditional

ing the Black Sea, within easy reach

Swiss and international cuisine at Kame-

of Sochi’s premier attractions and

lia Café, Rivage Restaurant and the Lob-

30 minutes away from Sochi International

by Lounge. Pürovel SPA & Sport centre

Airport, the new deluxe Swissôtel Resort

provides a solution to healthy living for

Sochi Kamelia mixes elegant simplicity

everyone who wishes to reach or maintain

with a distinctive flair.

a naturally vital lifestyle. Those looking to

It boasts 203 guest rooms, most with

stay fit during their travels can head to the

private balconies with magnificent sea

outdoor heated pool, fully-equipped gym,

views, complemented by lush fabrics,

treatment rooms and saunas.

wooden floors and stone bathrooms. The

Swissôtel Resort Sochi Kamelia is a

accommodation includes 12 suites and

beautiful place to do business, as the set-

eight duplex suites with floor to ceiling

ting alone makes for an impressive launch

windows, marble bathrooms and spacious

or meeting. Its 292m2 ballroom can ac-

balconies and terraces.

commodate up to 200 guests. It is light,

Guests can experience informal contemporary settings for breakfast, lunch

48 Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia-WB-Hotels.indd 3

airy and a most attractive space for weddings, celebrations and conferences.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:49

EUROPE | Switzerland

Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne Avenue d’Ouchy 40, 1006 Lausanne | t: +41 21 614 88 88 | f: +41 21 614 88 78 | e:


he Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lau-

its own steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and

sanne is an historic Grand Châ-

relaxation zone.

teau-style hotel, an oasis of calm

The wine corridor which leads to the

in the middle of Lausanne and the ideal

hotel’s elegant Brasserie du Royal cele-

base to access the Swiss Alps and be-

brates the finest local wines. It offers a cu-

yond. Guests enjoy complimentary ac-

rated collection of the finest varieties, for

cess to the hotel’s 1,500m2 Spa du Royal

guests to browse and discover Swiss spe-

during their stay. The state-of-the-art spa

cialities rarely found outside of the country.

facilities boast indoor and outdoor pools,

The jewel in the crown is the SkyLounge.

vitality pools, a sauna, Hamman, steam

This lounge bar and restaurant on the sev-

rooms, eight treatment rooms and a re-

enth floor offers a 360° panorama over the

laxation room. They can choose from a

city, Lake Geneva and the Alps. The chef

superb range of wellness treatments and

offers creative dishes, influenced by world

an extensive massage menu. For the ul-

cuisine, in a chilled atmosphere. It is the

timate romantic indulgence, couples can

ideal place to escape, unwind and enjoy a

hire the Spa Suite privately, complete with

cocktail while admiring the setting sun.




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EUROPE | Poland

Modrzewie Park Hotel Park Górny 2, 34-460 Szczawnica, Poland | t: +48 18 540 04 04 | e:


odrzewie Park Hotel, the first


Should a break be needed, deep arm-

five-star hotel in the Pien-

chairs, dim light, the scent of candles and

iny, is located in Szczawnica,

sound of music will help visitors relax in the

one of Poland’s best known thermal spa

intimate atmosphere of the wood-panelled

cities. It features 17 well appointed, well-

bar. For guests seeking to relax both their

equipped deluxe guest rooms and suites,

mind and their body, the wellness area with

designed and furnished to guarantee the

its swimming pool, whirlpool, state-of-the-

highest standards of comfort.

art sauna, Turkish bath and aromatic es-

The hotel’s unique art deco interiors and comfortable rooms provide guests

50 Modrzewie Park Hotel-WB-Hotels.indd 3

sence showers invigorates the senses and relieves stress.

with the ultimate in luxury and conveni-

Although designed for rest and relax-

ence. At the restaurant, its chef offers a

ation, the Modrzewie Park Hotel is also set

creative menu of both mild and deeply

to supply business and corporate solu-

flavoured dishes. Here, guests can allow

tions. It offers reception areas such as a

themselves to be seduced by a delicate

luxurious and fully-equipped conference

mix of forest ingredients.

room as well as a business centre.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:50

EUROPE | Netherlands

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands


ofitel Legend The Grand Amster-

enriched by countless special events and

dam is located in the heart of Am-

has also acquired culinary fame.

sterdam and offers five-star luxury

Guests can make their stay even more

in a unique historical ambiance. In all the

memorable at Michelin-star restaurant

rooms and suites, restaurants, halls and

Bridges that serves dishes with an emphasis

beautiful garden terrace, the heritage and

on seafood and fish, mostly Dutch organic

luxury of this opulent landmark will charm

produce with a French twist. A glass of vin-

all who visit. As the former headquarters

tage champagne can be enjoyed in the beau-

of the Dutch Admiralty and the site of the

tiful private Garden Terrace or the traditional

previous City Hall of Amsterdam, the hotel

Dutch brown cafĂŠ, The Flying Dutchman.

presents a long, immensely rich history of this capital.


SoSPA proves the ideal place to relax and be pampered with bespoke massages

The property features 177 contempo-

and specialised skincare products. It also

rary accommodations, including 52 suites

has an indoor swimming pool, Turkish

with butler service. Over the centuries, this

hammam, sauna, private treatment rooms

exquisite Amsterdam landmark has been

and a SoFIT fitness room.

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EUROPE | Russia

Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi 65 let Pobedy, 50, Adler district, Sochi, Krasnodar region, Russian Federation, 354061




adisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa,

net, along with stunning sea or mountain

Sochi is ideally located between

views. Options for on-site dining include

the Caucasus Mountains and the

Italian and Mediterranean classics at Fil-

Black Sea. The hotel offers a host of leisure

ini, fresh sushi or teriyaki dishes at Umami

services to guests, from transfers to ski

Asian Grill or international favourites at

centres to a fun Kids’ Club program start-

Sunsets. Guests can pamper themselves

ing from the moment young guests check

at the hotel’s SIBO on-site spa, which fea-

in at their own dedicated reception area.

tures a gym, steam rooms, five types of

Sochi city centre can be reached quickly

baths and saunas, an ice shower, several

by bus or train, while sporting attractions

Jacuzzi whirlpools, an indoor pool and a

such as Olympic Park and the international

variety of treatments.

motor racing circuit, are both within easy walking distance.

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During the summer season a gorgeous beach is opened for guests. Only 100 steps

Each of the 508 rooms and suites,

from the main hotel building it is equipped

plus six villas, boasts desirable amenities

with sun loungers, umbrellas, beach show-

such as free high-speed wireless Inter-

ers and changing rooms.

World’s Best Hotels 2017~2018

15/02/2018 11:52

EUROPE | Lithuania

Harmony Park Luxury Resort & Spa Vazgaikiemis, LT-59257, Prienai district, Lithuania | t:+370 650 98 012 | t: +370 319 60 321 | e:


armony Park is one of the most

ings, business or family gatherings. It has

5+ star exclusive hotels in the

two modern conference halls, VIP meet-

Baltic region. It welcomes every-

ing halls and the Pearl Hall, that meet the

one who is looking for a place to relax and

highest standards. These are surpassed by

seek to restore their physical and mental

the Amethyst Hall which is characterised

balance. Guests can choose from 26 taste-

by its refined décor.

fully and carefully furnished rooms, so

After a busy day of meetings, guests

even the most discerning of customers will

are invited you to visit the restaurant,

find something that meets their demands.

which offers subtle dishes to impress

The spa at Harmony Park is a unique

even the greatest of gourmets. The food is

area for those who want to engage in

made from fresh produce mostly supplied

pleasant and deeply relaxing sauna rituals

by local farms and from the hotel’s own

and various spa treatments that improve

gardens including locally-picked mush-

health. Keeping in mind the individual

rooms, berries and herbs. Harmony Park’s

needs of its guests, Harmony Park has

aim is for guests to get away from their

prepared event space for strategic meet-

daily routine and feel inner harmony.





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Jannah Burj Al Sarab

The Langham Sydney

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Pullman Dubai Creek

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Sheraton Grand Jakarta

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Palazzo Versace Dubai

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The Westin Resort Bali

Diamonds Star of The East

Crowne Plaza Amman Hotel

Best Resort Hotel Indonesia

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Best Large Hotel Jordan

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Diamonds Star of The East

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Best Wedding Venue Tanzania

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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Americas Best Classic/Heritage Hotel Jamaica Melia Braco Village Jamaica Best Large Hotel Jamaica Melia Braco Village Jamaica Best Resort Hotel Jamaica Melia Braco Village Jamaica Best Wedding Venue Jamaica Melia Braco Village Jamaica Best Resort Hotel St Maarten Sonesta Ocean Point Resort Best Spa Hotel St Maarten

Best Resort Hotel Oman Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Best City Hotel Qatar The Torch Doha Best Large Hotel Qatar The Torch Doha Best Large Hotel Ras Al Khaimah Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Best Resort Hotel Ras Al Khaimah Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Best Spa Hotel Ras Al Khaimah Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

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Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

Asia Pacific

Best Wedding Venue St Maarten

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Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

The Langham Sydney

Studio City

Best Classic/Heritage Hotel Australia

Best Convention Hotel Malaysia

The Langham Sydney

One World Hotel

Best Small Hotel Abu Dhabi

Best Large Hotel Australia

Best Large Hotel Malaysia

Jannah Burj Al Sarab

The Langham Sydney

Avillion Port Dickson


Studio City

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Country Winners Avillion Port Dickson


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Best Resort Hotel Malaysia

Avillion Port Dickson Best Wedding Venue Malaysia Avillion Port Dickson

Best City Hotel Croatia Best Small Hotel Croatia Luxury Boutique Hotel Villa Vulin Best Hotel Group Website France

Best Small Hotel Portugal Palacio Belmonte Best Small Luxury Hotel Romania Epoque Hotel Bucharest Best City Hotel Russia Lotte Hotel Moscow

Best Large Hotel Maldives

Inwood Hotels

Best Large Hotel Russia

Dusit Thani Maldives

Best Small Luxury Hotel France

Swissôtel Resort Sochi Kamelia

Best Resort Hotel Maldives


Best Convention Hotel Russia

Dusit Thani Maldives

Best Airport Hotel Germany

Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi

Best Spa Hotel Maldives

Hilton Frankfurt Airport

Best Resort Hotel Russia

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

Best Large Hotel Germany

Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi

Best City Hotel Philippines

Hilton Frankfurt Airport

Best Spa Hotel Russia

Conrad Manila

Best Resort Hotel Greece

Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi

Best Convention Hotel Philippines

Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa

Best Classic/Heritage Hotel Spain

Conrad Manila

Best Small Hotel Greece

Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

Best Large Hotel Philippines

Dreambox Mykonos Suites

Conrad Manila

Best Small Luxury Hotel Greece

Best Wedding Venue Philippines Conrad Manila Best City Hotel Singapore Treetops Executive Residences Singapore Best Large Hotel Singapore Treetops Executive Residences Singapore Best Resort Hotel Singapore Treetops Executive Residences Singapore Best Sustainable Hotel Singapore Treetops Executive Residences Singapore Best City Hotel Thailand Bangkok Marriott Marquis Best Convention Hotel Thailand Bangkok Marriott Marquis Best Large Hotel Thailand Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa Best Resort Hotel Thailand Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa Best Small Hotel Thailand Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel Best Sustainable Hotel Thailand Plaza Athenee

Thalatta Seaside Hotel Best Large Hotel Hungary Avalon Resort & Spa Best Resort Hotel Hungary Avalon Resort & Spa Best City Hotel Italy ME Milan Il Duca Best Classic/Heritage Hotel Italy Hotel Lungarno Best Large Hotel Italy Gran Meliá Rome Best Small Hotel Italy Hotel Lungarno Best Small Hotel Lithuania Harmony Park Best Spa Hotel Lithuania Harmony Park Best Wedding Venue Lithuania Harmony Park Best Airport Hotel Netherlands

Best Convention Hotel Spain Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Best Large Hotel Spain Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Best Sustainable Hotel Spain IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Portals Nous Best Large Hotel Sweden YSB AB (Ystad Saltsjöbad) Best Spa Hotel Sweden YSB AB (Ystad Saltsjöbad) Best Large Hotel Switzerland Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa, Lausanne Best City Hotel Turkey Fairmont Quasar Istanbul Best Classic/Heritage Hotel Turkey Elika Cave Suites Best Large Hotel Turkey Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Best Luxury Hotel Turkey Raffles Istanbul Best Resort Hotel Turkey

Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Best Large Hotel Netherlands

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Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Elika Cave Suites

Best Wedding Venue Thailand

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Best Spa Hotel Turkey

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Best City Hotel Vietnam

Best Small Luxury Hotel Poland

Best Sustainable Hotel Turkey

Melia Hanoi

Modrzewie Park Hotel

argos in Cappadocia

Best Large Hotel Vietnam

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Best Wedding Venue Turkey

Melia Hanoi

Palacio Belmonte

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

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Regional & International Winners Best Airport Hotel Europe | Hilton Frankfurt Airport Best International Airport Hotel Hilton Frankfurt Airport Best City Hotel Africa | Pullman Dakar Arabia | The Torch Doha Asia Pacific | Bangkok Marriott Marquis Europe | Fairmont Quasar Istanbul Best International City Hotel The Torch Doha Best Classic/Heritage Hotel Americas | Melia Braco Village Jamaica Asia Pacific | Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta Europe | Gran MeliĂĄ Palacio de los Duques Best International Classic/Heritage Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta Best Convention Hotel Arabia | Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel & Residence Asia Pacific | Renaissance Harbour View Europe | Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Best International Convention Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Best Hotel Group Website Europe | Inwood Hotels Best International Group Website Inwood Hotels Best Hotel Marketing Arabia | Palazzo Versace Dubai Best International Marketing Palazzo Versace Dubai Best Hotel Website Africa | Es Saadi Marrakech Resort Arabia | Palazzo Versace Dubai Best International Hotel Website Palazzo Versace Dubai Best Large Hotel Africa | The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa Americas | Melia Braco Village Jamaica Arabia | Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Asia Pacific | Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa Europe | Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa, Lausanne Best International Large Hotel Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa, Lausanne

Best Luxury Hotel Europe | Raffles Istanbul Best International Luxury Hotel Raffles Istanbul Best Resort Hotel Africa | The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa Americas | Melia Braco Village Jamaica Arabia | Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Europe | Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Best International Resort Hotel Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Best Small Hotel Africa | Diamonds Star of The East Arabia | Jannah Burj Al Sarab Asia Pacific | Tai O Heritage Hotel Europe | Elika Cave Suites Best International Small Hotel Diamonds Star of The East Best Small Luxury Hotel Europe | Nolinski Best International Small Luxury Hotel Nolinski Best Spa Hotel Africa | The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa Americas | Sonesta Ocean Point Resort Arabia | Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Asia Pacific | The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives Europe | Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Best International Spa Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Best Sustainable Hotel Africa | LUX* Resorts & Hotels Arabia | Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel & Residence Asia Pacific | Treetops Executive Residences Singapore Europe | argos in Cappadocia Best International Sustainable Hotel Treetops Executive Residences Singapore Best Wedding Venue Africa | Melia Zanzibar Americas | Melia Braco Village Jamaica Arabia | Palazzo Versace Dubaio Asia Pacific | Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa Europe | Harmony Park Best International Wedding Venue Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa

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Oman | Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Philippines | Conrad Manila Poland | Modrzewie Park Hotel Portugal | Palacio Belmonte Qatar | The Torch Doha Ras Al Khaimah | Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Romania | Epoque Hotel Bucharest Russia | Lotte Hotel Moscow Russia | Swissôtel Resort Sochi Kamelia Russia | Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi Senegal | Pullman Dakar Senegal | The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa Singapore | Treetops Executive Residences Singapore Spain | Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Spain | Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques Spain | IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Portals Nous St Maarten | Sonesta Ocean Point Resort Sweden | YSB AB (Ystad Saltsjöbad) Switzerland | Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa, Lausanne Tanzania | Diamonds Star of The East Tanzania | Melia Zanzibar Thailand | Bangkok Marriott Marquis Thailand | Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa Thailand | Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa Thailand | Plaza Athenee Thailand | Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel Turkey | argos in Cappadocia Turkey | Elika Cave Suites Turkey | Fairmont Quasar Istanbul Turkey | Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Turkey | Raffles Istanbul Vietnam | Melia Hanoi

Mauritius | LUX Belle Mare Mauritius | LUX* Resorts & Hotels Morocco | Es Saadi Marrakech Resort

Four Star

Netherlands | Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Greece | Dreambox Mykonos Suites

Netherlands | Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Greece | Thalatta Seaside Hotel

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