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Dear Valued Reader, It is our privilege to welcome you to the latest edition of TLN Magazine, your gateway to the latest news in the world of luxury! Through this bimonthly publication, you will be able to stay abreast on the latest high-end products, services, and trends globally. In this edition, you will have an overview of some of our international members from different luxury industries. You will also witness some high-end events from influential brands. Watch out for the upcoming issues, we are going to take you in to a deeper j ourney to explore more detailed topics that cover a range of topnotch brands from the luxury industry. We will also feature some of the exciting affinity marketing proj ects that The Luxury Network is working on. You may take this publication as your personal lifestyle guide to the products and services to live the lush life and activities you truly deserve.

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Struggling to commit to that much needed holiday due to a house move? You can do both, with Home Move Consultants.

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The most luxurious ski chalets in the world for your dream holiday


othing can beat a luxury ski chalet vacation: so now is the time to reserve your dream chalet for the holidays. We’ve hand-selected 4 outstanding chalets to provide a glimpse into the most exclusive ski locations in Europe, designed to inspire your own dream chalet holiday for 2017/2018. 4) Chalet Les Anges, Zermatt. Weekly rental price:$45,000 Chalet Les Anges is an outstanding and elegantly composed chalet, designed by the renowned interior architect Magali de Tscharner. The chalet features reclaimed wood throughout and is spread over three spectacular floors. Great care has been taken to create a warm and cozy ambiance utilizing the expertise of leading international lighting consultants. Its modern contemporary


style with the highest quality natural fabrics is counterbalanced by the symmetry of the furniture to enhance the feeling of warmth and luxury. Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt sleeps up to 14 people across 7 luxurious bedrooms and offers luxury living at its peak.

3) Chalet Marco Polo, Val d’Isère. Weekly rental price:$55,000 Some say: one of the most beautiful chalet in the world. Marco Polo is a world class uber-luxurious chalet. Situated in the heart of Val d’Isère yet set back from the main road, the chalet gives you privacy plus easy access to the center of this high

altitude resort. A true masterpiece of style, the Marco Polo has combined contemporary and traditional materials to create a chalet like no other. Rich and sumptuous, it has a lavish interior that quite literally energies with the light from its chandeliers. Faux fur, engraved wood and rustic stone features pervade the main rooms, but the real hidden treasure is the wellness suite. This slope-side chalet even has its own games room, with a dedicated snug for wine and cheese tasting, which makes for an elegant entertaining space. It’s bound to be love at first site for guests seeking an intimate, indulgent break in a luxurious chalet in Val d’Isere.

a beautiful stove and expansive wooded dining table, iterate the rustic motif that makes this the perfect alpine retreat. The living area is a sensation, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing spectacular views of the Chaudanne slopes to be enjoyed as you congregate around the roaring fire on the giant leather sofa. 1) Art Chalet, Courchevel 1850. Weekly rental price :$190,000 Whomever thought that mixing Picasso with a French Chalet would be a good idea is a genius. Bold, contemporary and ultra-stylish, it’s filled with avant-garde paintings, sculptures and designer furniture and fittings.

The 20,400sq ft chalet, located above Courchevel 1850, can be easily described with one word, extravagance with a weekly rental price of $190,000 a week. No wonder the regulars are Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Beckhams, George Clooney, Roman Abramovich and Giorgio Armani. Nothing less than spectacular, the chalet offers an expansive waterfall swimming pool, as well as a private nightclub, a cinema room, a gym, a games room and a casino room. These four full floors of extravagance will have you cutting your ski sessions short to come back and enjoy your spectacular lodgings. In-house staff will make your trip unforgettable. Article written by: Aline Fakhry

2) SHL Lodge, Meribel. Weekly rental price:$60,000 This is a fabulous choice for a luxury family ski holiday. The SHL Lodge in Meribel is the traditionalist’s haven. Though it’s filled with contemporary design features, the interior feels like something straight out of a fairytale. The architecture is reflective of the classic Savoyard style, and the fittings, which include 53

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Boatsters opens world’s first yacht office on a Pershing 88


he company, a global rental platform for yachts & boats is moving their office from Amsterdam to the Mediterranean sea working remotely on a superyacht, the Pershing 88. They are the first ‘startup’ company in the world that has opened an office on a yacht. By making a deal with one of their clients, the owner of the yacht, they now rent out boats, sleep and have meetings on their own ‘aqua office’ while they sail from harbour to harbour, from client to client renting out boats. Prestige 88 owner The owner of the Pershing 88 is Roberto Vazquez. In 2014 he bought the ship with Lengers Yachts, a yacht dealer from Europe. The owner of Lengers is the uncle of Nick Gelevert, the founder of Boatsters. The yacht is being rented out through Boat62

sters for a few years now. Based on the personal and business relationship, Boatsters was able to make a deal with Roberto in order to move their office to the yacht. Vazquez: ‘Boatsters is not only a charter company, they have a new life concept which is about enjoy and improve your life.

When I met the young partners a while ago, I believed in them. They charter my yacht with success so I trust them. If you want to enjoy your life, you have to be a Boatster, just like them’. Yacht office The Pershing 88 is a perfect yacht

to have an office on. It has two double rooms and two twin cabins with an already existing office space available downstairs at the ship. To make room for the Boatsters team, they’ve decided to combine one double bedroom with the office space and salon to make sure the team has enough room for day to day tasks. The Pershing 88 can go 38 knots at maximum speed and has a cruising speed of 36 knots. Because Boatsters has a lot partners, clients and events to attend to, the Pershing 88 is an ideal way of transportation. For fun purposes the ship also has a tender with water ski facilities and meetings can be held at the front and rear deck. Harbour to harbour The yacht office is moored in Mallorca, cruising to all the major harbors such as Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, as well as all the coasts of the French and Italian Riviera. This year the Boatsters team will remain in the Mediterranean Sea, afterwards the yacht is transferred to the Caribbean Islands. By moving the yacht office along with the boating seasons spread over the globe, Boatsters keeps close to its direct target audience; the local boat owners, fleet operators and their rental clients. The live itinerary and location of the office yacht can be found on the website of Boatsters.

vative solution for the maritime industry, they made it possible to rent a boat as simple as booking a hotel room. Their hybrid business model provides owners the possibility to rent out their boats and yachts through the platform. Moreover, with the significant marketing power of Boatsters, fleet operators are also being provided with extra customers by listing their fleet on the platform. This unique offering combination gives the renter the opportunity to experience the charm of renting with a local boat owner or take advan-

tage of the professionalism of the affiliated partners of Boatsters. With the recently launched new label dubbed Boatsters Black, luxury yachts starting from 60 ft and upwards are now available for those clients with high demands and standards. Both owners and renters benefit from a global concierge service that takes care of all demands and special wishes. Through its innovative digital platform and influence, Boatsters connects customers to any boat, anywhere, anytime, making boating fun for everyone.

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The Luxury Network New Zealand Celebrates Success with Heletranz and Tantalus


eletranz Helicopters together with our newest member of The Luxury Network, Tantalus, held an event at Heletranz HQ in Albany

purpose built hanger Members and guests were able to have an inside look into how luxury travellers experience New Zealand whilst enjoying wine and craft beer from Tantalus Estate.


TLN News During the evening, business cards were collected as entry into the lucky prize draw which gave ten the Auckland Sky Tower.Also, one lucky guest received a VIP heli-dining experience at Tantalus Waiheke Island and a fabulous lunch in Tantalus Estate’s restaurant.


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A Luxurious Partnership with Mitchell Ogilvie, Electronic Living, Bird In Hand, Urbane and Kanga Coaches


he Luxury Network Queensland exclusive members and clients event was held Thursday 5th October 2017 at Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear store located in Brisbane. This evening was hosted in collaboration with members Electronic Living, Urbane and Bird in Hand. Together, it was an evening about the latest technology, achievements, wine tasting and upcoming events. Mitchell Ogilvie showcased their Canali suit. It wasn’t just any kind of suit. This suit was designed perfect suit. The best part about the suit is that its water and stain repellent. Best of all the suit is


crease proof. Men can travel in style knowing their suits can be transported in suitcases versus the traditional hand-carry method.Electronic Living featured their TV mirror technology. Disguised as a mirror and perfectly framed on a wall, this tv mirror is the perfect prop in any home, retail or corporate environment. Electronic Living was for Best Integrated Home Levels I & III and Best Home Cinema Level III. Damian Cavanagh, Owner of Electronic Living was also awarded the Golden the connect technology and systems integration the emerging and connected technologies market.

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Urbane was on hand serving premium catering to our guests. Urbane was awarded 2018 Three Hats, Number 27 Australian Gourmet Traveller Top 100 Restaurant in Australia and number 1 in Queensland. As part of The Urbane Group and only a few weeks to go, Urbane announced their annual Melbourne Cup event would be held this year at The Euro Restaurant with award-winning hospitality and all the trackside action live on the big screens. As part of their successful event, they are proudly supporting Starlight Children’s Foundation to raise funds for a good cause.

Bird In Hand served up an extensive wine range from their Blue-Gold Award Winners and Top100Wines, won at this years 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition. These included Nest Egg Chardonnay, Two in a Bush Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Merlot Cabernet and Sparkling Pinot Noir. A surprise shout out went to Paul Treloar, Managing Director of The Luxury Network Queensland celebrating his birthday just two days earlier!Guests were later transported in the Kanga’s super-coach to continue into the evening at Urbane. Creating a unique experience it was!


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he Luxury Network NZ recently held a working breakfast at Next Gen Health and Lifestyle Club, in Auckland, to discuss digital communications for the luxury sector.

Digital Communication has become integral to reaching consumers globally, but we wanted to look at how this is achieved with a HNW and UHNW audience and talk to a few experts who can provide us with insight Leanne Prichard, who has recently joined The Luxury Network to assist with business development.

Leanne has recently returned from 22 years living in London and has over 25 years’ experience in the UHNW clients. Most recently with Coutts Private Bank as their in-house luxury specialist and at Harrods Personal Shopping as their Business Development Manager. Leanne talked us through her knowledge of the global luxury consumer; what sets them apart from other consumers, their expectation levels and how we need to engage with them in order to build trust,


TLN News Leanne also shared with us some digital tools she developed with her team at Harrods to engage with a sophisticated, HNW client and build lasting, productive business relationships. This focused on everyday digital comms including text, whatsapp, wechat and email content as well as the concept of private Instagram accounts that allow personalisation for a high value client. Leanne will also be working with The Luxury Network and offering business consultancy advice to our members. Christie Hall, NZ Ernst & Young Law Leader, gave us valuable insight into the legal implications behind digital communication and database management for luxury businesses. With EU legal changes around data protection requirements and the introduction of the GDPR in 2018, which may have implications for NZ companies in the long run – this information is critical to compliance and best business practice.

Our last guest was Kris Lal, Director of Social Curator – a new agency specializing in social media Kris recently won the #AirpointsEscape campaign for Air New Zealand. Kris talked us through the changing world of Instagram (which apparently moves forward every 7 days!) and how best to maximize engagement highlighted available metrics and analytical tools in using Instagram and ensuring we are engaging with an What was evident from all three speakers, is that we need to embrace digital communications in order to both retain and acquire new luxury clients and be extremely mindful of the characteristics presented by this unique audience in how we connect and engage with them.


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ighlights of the latest luxury event organized by The Luxury Network Dubai & Abu Dhabi in Partnership with Luxhabitat, Bentley Emirates, Ascots & Chapels, Soneva Resorts and The Macallan for over 100 HNWI. Our event partners and their clients enjoyed the finer things in life in an exclusive luxury villa in Al Barari with a Bentley test drive. They unwound with a cigar and savored The Macallan Single Malt Whisky and dressed to impress with Ascots & Chapels.


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The Luxury NetworK Australia Travelling in Style with Mercedes-Benz


n Thursday November 23, Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport Express hosted a superb event ‘Travelling in Style’ showcasing luxury travel by air land and sea. The event was curated by Richard Bunting from Luxury Travel Magazine and provided guests with an overview and insight into why The Luxury Network Members Qatar Airways, Silversea Cruises and Abercrombie & Kent are leaders in the luxury travel industry, their offerings and what makes them unique. Over the next few months anyone who purchase a vehicle from Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport Express will have the opportunity to win two business class airfares with Qatar Airways to a European destination of their choice


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The Luxury Network Queensland Jolly Ol’ Christmas Celebration


n the 29th Nov 2017, The Luxury Network Queensland hosted a festive Christmas celebration with their partners and friends at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. Ronnie Yap, CEO of TLN Queensland gave a warm welcome speech and congratulated all the partners for a spectacular year, collectively embracing the spirit of Luxury Lifestyle Experiences. Queensland had tripled the engagement level, working with partners to create exquisite and memorable experiences in 2017. The partners are truly reaping the tangible benefits from these experiences. Before closing the official part of the evening, MD Paul Treloar thanked everyone for their support and was excited that 2018 would be a huge year. With more than 6 major events earmarked and plenty more already in the pipeline, it is really exciting to roll out the luxury experiences right across the state from North Queensland down to Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and the State Capital Brisbane. With Commonwealth Games on the horizon will be officially launched in 4-15 April 2018 at the Gold Coast, TLN Queensland is right where the action is, bringing with them some amazing line-up of ultra luxurious events. The evening continued on with free flowing champagnes, wines, delicious food and quality networking before closing off the function with surprise lucky draw prizes worth more than $10,000 on the night! Prizes were donated by our partners which includes Anna Rubin Fine Artist, Yachtshare, Mitchell Ogilvie, Brookwater Golf and Country Club, Adagold Luxe, Brisbane Bullets and DeRucci. It was a truly memorable evening for the winners of these amazing prizes!

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MEMBERS Affairs Qatar Airways Continues Asia Expansion With Additional Frequency To Bangkok


atar Airways is continuing its expansion in Asia by adding an additional flight to Bangkok, providing its passengers even more flexibility in visiting the Thai capital. The new service to Bangkok, which commences on 25 March, is part of the award-winning airline’s continued expansion in Southeast Asia, following its launch of direct service to Thailand’s Chiang Mai late last year. The airline is also preparing to launch direct service to the Thai city of Pattaya later this month, as well as service to Penang, Malaysia in February. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to announce this additional service to Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations. With our recent inauguration of direct service to Chiang Mai, and


our upcoming launch of direct flights to Pattaya later this month, we are pleased to now make it easier than ever for our passengers to visit the Land of Smiles.” “Thailand is one of our most popular destinations, for both leisure and business travelers alike, and we will continue our efforts to provide our passengers even more opportunity to experience this captivating country.” Qatar Airways currently operates 14 times per week to Phuket, daily to Krabi and four times per week to Chiang Mai. The additional service to Bangkok will take the number of weekly flights to the Thai capital to 42. As well as being voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national flag carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the 2017 ceremony, including ‘Best

Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’ Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is launching a host of exciting new destinations in 2018, including Penang, Malaysia; Canberra, Australia; and Cardiff, U.K, to name just a few. Doha-Bangkok Additional Flight Schedule: Doha (DOH) to Bangkok (BKK) QR980 departs: 01:55 arrives: 12:55 Bangkok (BKK) to Doha (DOH) QR981 departs: 20:35 arrives: 23:45


Mirvac’s Forge Development Showcase Supported by The Luxury Network Australia


ver two consecutive weeks, The Luxury Network Australia Member Mirvac, together with Ostar International Media Group showcased their Forge development at Wharf’s Entrance. Guests included clients from The Bank of China and Active Motor Group.The Luxury Network Members

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Alexander James and Sunseeker: One of The Luxury Network UK’s Most Successful Collaborations


efore 2015, dressing Sunseeker‘s yachts for display fell to their factory team, skilful at yacht-building, not matching cushions and china, the team found the job onerous. Their answer was to cobble together ‘wicker baskets of stuff’ that would be left to gather dust in a lock up between shows, says Alex Harrison, Group PR and Marketing Director. The boats, Alex admits, didn’t always look their best. But without dressing, the yachts look empty at boat shows, which is not good for sales when


you’re trying to paint a picture for prospective owners. “Some people are great at having a vision for what their finished boat will look like, but most don’t. They need help to see its potential as a second home, not a product.” Alex explains, “It adds the wow factor.” Enter one of The Luxury Network’s most successful collaborations to date: Sunseeker’s partnership with Alexander James Interiors (AJI). Having originally signed up to TLN with the goal of cosying up to Rolls Royce and inviting them

to showcase their cars at house launches, Julie Clifford, AJI’s Client Liaison Manager says she had never even considered a collaboration with Sunseeker. This changed at TLN’s quarterly seminar when they were introduced by TLN’s Managing Director, Helena, and agreed to dip their toe in the partnership water by dressing Sunseeker’s VIP lounge at the London Boat Show. After seeing the dressing of the yachts at the show, they were convinced their skills in dressing houses would transform the boats and

expose AJI to thousands of potential new clients in the process. Alex says AJI’s attention to detail is incredible: every boat has a bespoke colour scheme. She was stunned when she saw them picking up on a tiny piece of navy blue in the ceiling and carrying it through to everything from coffee table books to cushions, semi precious stones and glassware. “All inspired from one detail.” Alex says the designers also take into account the light, the target demographic and whether the boat will be sailing to the Mediterra-


nean or Nordic Sea. And they have nailed it. When a client saw the very first boat AJI dressed at the London Boat Show in 2015, they wanted it, but only if they could buy all of AJI’s interiors. With boats selling for between £3m and £5m the collaboration potential was proven and this year AJI has dressed most of Sunseeker’s yachts at boat shows around the world. Asked if the partnership could have happened without Helena and The Luxury Network, Julie and Alex say there’s a chance it could have but are adamant it wouldn’t have. For one thing, they say, without an introduction it’s almost impossible to get to the right people. Alex describes Helena as

‘charmingly persistent’, which is extraordinarily helpful when everyone is so busy, understanding those pressures and working around them. Not only does she have a gift for visualising when luxury brands could be even better together than they already are, she identifies people who will work well together and she won’t rest until you’ve met. Alex jokes that in others this could be irritating, but Helena is the silent hero, the glue that makes the network so successful for its members. “A no brainer” is how Julie describes her membership of The Luxury Network (TLN). “It costs less than half an advert in a glossy magazine and it’s for 12 months.

That advert won’t help you collaborate with any other businesses: maybe it will help you with B2C (she doesn’t sound convinced), but collaboration is the way forward.” Since she joined TLN 3 years ago, Julie has become something of an expert in collaboration; estimating TLN accounts for 50-60% of her marketing activity, for a fraction of her marketing budget. So what’s next for this collaboration? AJI has a double page upcoming feature in Sunseeker’s magazine, distributed to Sunseeker’s global database of high net worth prospects and clients, and both have been delighted to showcase the partnership to their global audience across their social media chan-

nels. There is also exciting talk of of AJI being Sunseeker’s official interiors consultant, there at the factory to be available to clients at point of purchase. Finally, what’s the partnership worth to Alexander James Interiors? “There are 100,000 people at the boat show; to touch that many people? You can’t put a price on that. And for Sunseeker? “It gives us such a competitive advantage – this year we’ve been flooded with comments about how stunning the boats look. It also makes the shows far less stressful, which is something that’s appreciated across the group from all teams. “Without AJI we’d be back to our sad little wicker baskets.” 87


Members of The Luxury Network New Zealand were treated to a Pre-Christmas Shopping Event at Montblanc


ontblanc warmly welcomed TLN members and guests to their boutique on Queen Street for a one-off exclusive event leading up to Christmas. Offering a very generous preferential rate on all products. Montblanc showcased their range of luxury writing instruments, watches and leather goods. Guests enjoyed a glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne and nibbles whilst they shopped and purchased their Christmas gifts.


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Exclusive Bordeaux Wine Tasting With Tantalus And Uno Loco Luxury for The Luxury Network New Zealand


no Loco Luxury, in collaboration with TLN and Tantalus Estate invited members and guests of the network for an evening of Bordeaux wine tasting with Ludwig Vanneron from Oenosmart and LVCA at The Northern Club.


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under The Spotlight The Luxury Network Russia Hosts Directors New Year Event


n the 20th of December, The Luxury Network Russia hosted a New Year cocktail for its official members at El Gauchito, one of the finest restaurants in the heart of Moscow. Nearly 40 CEOs and brand directors of such companies as Sunseeker, Damiani, Rolls-Royce, IWC, and many more, came together to discuss their future projects.


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