ISSUE 11 | MAR - APR 2019
Described as “The next generation of marketing for luxury brands” by the British media, The Luxury Network is the world’s leading luxury afﬁnity marketing group. The Luxury Network is a private membership club, established in luxury capitals or countries around the world, within which premium companies work closely together at senior director level for mutual business and client development.
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This issue is a special edition dedicated to The Luxury Network International Awards which we celebrate annually. On behalf of The Luxury Network HQ team, I would like to thank everyone who supported and attended The Luxury Network Awards 2019 at the Caesars Palace in Dubai, UAE. It became a successful event because of the team effort that everyone contributed before, during, and after the event. With confidence, we can say that it was indeed a victorious win for the whole network and the guests who were present during the evening have nothing to say but good things about The Luxury Network. The highlights and winners of The Luxury Network Awards 2019 are featured in this issue, please enjoy browsing through it. 2019 promises to be an exciting year of collaborations and opportunities. The Luxury Network has made a difference to a vast number of luxury international brands through TLN magazine. We have been searching for new ways to exceed our membersâ€™ expectations; we create new affairs and generate maximum exposure by producing unique projects consistently. Meanwhile, kindly find our networkâ€™s latest news and members inside this edition. Sincerely,
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highlights ISSUE 11 | Mar - Apr 2019
14 Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai 26 The Masterpiece International 43 Vacheron Constantin Excellence 48 Buben & Zรถrweg Passion 58 Porsche Design & Hugo Boss 64 Orsini Jewelry Joins TLN 85 Rolls-Royce & Penthouse Preview at Serenia 86 The Diplomatic Council Gala 88 Heli-Skiing in Canada 92 TLN Awards 2019
BUBEN&ZORWEG has a passiON; a passiON fOR shOWiNG YOUR passiON! Customized security solutions have always been a part of BUBEN&ZORWEG’s philosophy for the passionate collector. Indeed, interior designers from all over the world use masterpieces from BUBEN&ZORWEG to create ﬂexible concepts in luxurious surroundings, tailor-made to suit the speciﬁc requirements of their clients. From the tailored integration in the interior of a luxury yacht or the protection of a valuable collection in a chalet, to the presentation of favourite pieces in the surroundings of a grandiose palace.
Private, sometimes even exceptionally private collections of precious collector’s pieces demand to be presented in an ambiance that is on a par with the standards of international museums when it comes to aesthetic appeal and security technology. With high-security glass, bullet-proof and extreme resistant even against mechanical attacks and available either as spy mirror glass or highly transparent glass. Stainless steel housing and biometric ﬁngerprint locking systems with integrated laser curtains preventing unauthorized access. Inbuilt alarm systems that are interfaced to the house alarm system and state-ofthe-art, adjustable LED lighting technology with fading functions. Interiors in ﬁnest black velour or Italian nappe leather, all come equipped with TIME MOVER® units for precious automatic watches, drawers with customizable inserts for jewels, documents and of course secrets! Talking of which, BUBEN&ZORWEG has the safest safe that only those in the know would recognize.
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Prime views – one of the most breathtaking, panoramic skyline views in the city from the highest floor of the hotel. View a live-feed from the hotel homepage: www.shangri-la.com/dubai. Newly renovated lobby – December 2016 marked the completion of the hotel’s lobby renovation, taking over 5.5 million minutes of man-time to transform this grand space into a contemporary, light and urban welcoming retreat. Travel stories – to mark 13 years of guest memories, travel stories and many more to come, a specially-commissioned piece of art featuring countless books in various languages greets guests upon check-in, representing Dubai’s rich multi-cultural appeal. 302 rooms and suites – from Deluxe and renovated Premier rooms, to Horizon Club One Bedroom Suites and Presidential Suites, indulge in the hotel’s opulent accommodation options. In-room meditative colouring – Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai is the first hotel in the city to introduce its own meditative colouring facilities in-rooms to help enhance guest wellbeing. Seven social dining experiences – see and be seen in any of the hotel’s premium dining venues, from authentic Vietnamese and Chinese experiences, intimate private dining at Level 42, to something more upbeat at the poolside rooftop lounge; there’s something for everyone.
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Proud Galleries is pleased to present The Dior Collection, an exhibition of fashion photography showcasing the legendary designs of Christian Dior and its enduring impact on the fashion world. The House of Dior is renowned for revitalising both haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion in the 20th Century and its legacy continues to inspire modern style. Documenting this remarkable brand throughout its first two decades, the exhibition displays the iconic works of Mark Shaw, Norman Parkinson, Jerry Schatzberg, Bert Stern and Horst P. Horst. From the polished editorial shots capturing well-known figures for Life magazine, to behindthe-scenes studio snapshots, The Dior Collection explores the creation of this revolutionary luxury brand and its reinvention of the female silhouette. Since creating his namesake fashion company in 1946, Christian Dior has become recognised as one of the founding figures of haute couture. After a meeting with entrepreneur Marcel Boussac, Christian Dior was invited to design for Philippe et Gaston, a Paris fashion house. Dior, who had been working in fashion for almost ten years, instead launched a new label under his own name, and with Boussac’s approval and sponsorship, the House of Dior was born. In 1947, Christian Dior presented his first show, ‘Corolle’. Fabric rationing from the Second World War had ended and Dior relished an opportunity to step away from the silhouettes of wartime styles, calling them "hideous and repellent". His new, fresh designs presented in ‘Corolle’ became synonymous with the feminine and voluptuous. The show made the cover of Life magazine and was dubbed “The New Look” by Harper’s Bazaar, who described the designs as “a curving, opulent day silhouette that is the most elegant fashion for decades". Following Christian Dior’s death in 1957 and for the remainder of the decade, Christian Dior’s protégé Yves Saint Laurent took full creative control of the brand. YSL was nicknamed “The Little Prince of Fashion” by the press and his first show, a mere three months after Dior’s death, was given a standing ovation. In 1960, Marc Bohan's takeover was just as revitalising to the brand, as he “refined the lines, lengthened the silhouette and defined a look of dynamic femininity, freed of all constraints” (House of Dior). Through the lens of five photographers, The Dior Collection explores the rich heritage and metamorphosis of Christian Dior throughout its early years, as well as its legacy and impact on the fashion industry. Included in the exhibition are the inimitable works of Norman Parkinson, who often relied on his mischievous eye in photoshoots rather than the formal studio setting. The playful and energetic shots by Jerry Schatzberg feature an insider’s perspective into the world of models and designers, recording not only Dior’s elegant and luxurious designs, but also capturing a glimpse of the process of ‘60s studio fashion photography. Also presented in the exhibition are many notable figures gracing editorial pages in the most coveted Dior designs, from Mark Shaw’s works for Life magazine featuring Elizabeth Taylor, to Bert Stern’s iconic snaps of Marilyn Monroe. The Dior Collection brings together a remarkable selection of photography, highlighting the brand’s unique formative years through the works of leading fashion photographers from the 20th Century. The exhibition presents a scoping overview of the label by collating images of the classic early designs and exploring them through a contemporary lens. By revisiting the roots of this exceptional brand, The Dior Collection aims to showcase the style, innovation and creativity developed by the legendary House of Christian Dior.
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The Masterpiece you’ve never heard of…
uietly tucked away on 39 Broadway in Manhattan lies one of the best-kept secrets in the arts and antiquities world, in fact in the luxury and high-value world at large. The aptly named, Masterpiece International, has been quietly moving some of the most precious items around the globe for the past three decades. If you’ve never heard of Masterpiece, it’s by design. Discretion, white glove door-to-door service and making the complex convenient, have been their watchwords to their discerning clientele - making them the most sought after high-value shipping and logistics company you’ve never heard of. They are one of the only logistics companies to have tarmac access at every international airport, meaning no item leaves their sight, and always lands gently and precisely where it needs to - a distinction that should not be taken lightly in a 40,000 strong field of competitors worldwide. Over the years, the company’s exceptional word of mouth reputation across the Fine Arts world naturally 26
led museums, galleries, art fair participants and private collectors to seek out the coveted shippers, ultimately leading to a steady expansion into other fields requiring equal care and attention. Soon, antique and exotica automobiles were finding their way into Masterpiece shipments, followed by film, television and entertainment freight, trade shows, aerospace & hitech, life sciences, pharma, healthcare, consumer & retail, and chemical & energy industry leviathans all came calling - all requiring the same quality, dedication and service for their unique consignments. The need for a super yacht and marine division materialized in Miami along with specialized, project and general cargo demand into the four corners of the world, giving way to complex supply chain management for food and perishable shipments to the U.S. Military in far-flung complex lands; a distant cry from the recherché movement of a Renoir, but no less complex or delicate. Today, the company boasts well over 200 employees and 20 offices globally, with divisions that service nearly every industry requiring customs brokerage, freight forwarding and logistics solutions. While the company may have expanded, its core principles have remained unchanged and unchallenged. Their slogan of, ‘treating every shipment like a masterpiece’ is not just lip service or a clever entendre but an absolute core mandate, as evidenced by over two decades as the global market dominator in the high-value arts and antiquities movement industry. A contention of pride carried over and engrained into every shipment whether it be guavas to the UAE or the Guernica on tour. When asked what’s next for the quietly large firm, the executives give a wry smile, politely replying, “We can’t say, it’s not in our nature. But if you’re in the right places at the right times, you’ll see us - but we’ll be on to the next before you know it.” Wise words, to keep a watchful eye on this noiseless company creating far reaching ripples in all the right circles. https://masterpieceintl.com 28
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ecause platinum holds a special place in the realm of prestige watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin created a collection dedicated to this precious metal in 2006, named the Collection Excellence Platine. Exclusively composed of exceptional models issued in limited editions, this collection now welcomes a new version of the famous Traditionnelle manual- winding. The Traditionnelle manual-winding watch symbolises the Vacheron Constantin spirit, as much through its understated, elegant design as in its respect for the values of Fine Watchmaking. This model is now presented in an all-platinum version that is joining the prestigious Collection Excellence Platine, much appreciated by collectors with a penchant for exclusive models. is new timepiece will be available in an individually numbered 75-piece limited edition. With the exception of the hour-markers and hands crafted from white gold, the entire watch - case, dial, crown
and strap buckle – is made of 950 platinum. Adding an ultimate touch of re nement, the stitching of the dark blue alligator leather strap is created from interwoven platinum and silk thread. On a dial with a sandblasted nish, punctuated by slim applied hour-markers, a railway-type minute track and a small seconds display at 6 o’clock ensure a remarkable visual balance. The “Pt950” inscription between 4 and 5 o’clock discreetly indicates that this model belongs to the Collection Excellence Platine. Inside the 38 mm diameter case beats a movement that also honours the Fine Watchmaking tradition in terms of both precision and reliability. Displaying its remarkable hand- nished details through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback, the in-house manual-winding 4400 AS calibre is endowed with a 65-hour power reserve.
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COMFORT, CHARACTER & CREATIVITY : SUITES AT ROCCO FORTE HOTELS GERMANY Finding the golden alchemy of comfort, character and creativity is every interior designer’s greatest challenge: Deputy Chairman and Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels, Olga Polizzi keeps her finger on the pulse of design trends, while carefully considering the history and culture of each hotel’s location when creating new suites for Rocco Forte Hotels: “Design is integral to our hotels. Good hotel design should be comfortable, practical and memorable. Each of our hotels has its own identity; I always start with the location and the style of the building for inspiration. High quality craftsmanship is essential, as are the local artists and builders who share our passion for attention to the details that really matter.”, Olga Polizzi explains. New Suites pay homage to the Kennedy era of ellegance: In 2018 Olga Polizzi created four new Signature Suites for Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt. Each suite, named and designed after an iconic figure from the 1960s: Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe. The design portrays 44 RFH_Germany_Advertorial_Suites at Rocco Forte Hotels Germany_Feb2019.indd 1
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IWC CELEBRATES ITS NEW PILOT’S WATCHES WITH A SPECTACULAR GALA
eneva, 16th January 2019 – IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the launch of its new Pilot’s Watches with an exclusive gala evening at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva. Around 800 guests had the chance to admire a true icon of British aviation – the Spitfire – and ring in the year of Pilot’s Watches together with IWC. Among them were numerous prominent brand ambassadors of the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer such as Bradley Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Dev Patel, Adriana Lima, James Marsden, Karolina Kurkova and Sonam Kapoor. This week at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen unveiled its new Spitfire, TOP GUN and “Le Petit Prince” models. This year, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer invited the international IWC family and guests to come together at an exclusive gala evening to live the dream of flying. The first of many highlights of the evening came when a real Spitfire landed spectacularly on site. Out strode British pilot Matt Jones, who intends to take off on a round-the-world trip in the Silver Spitfire next summer, starting in Goodwood, England. IWC is supporting the “Silver Spitfire − The Longest Flight” project as its main sponsor. Musical high-
lights were provided by successful Icelandic quartet Kaleo, who performed some of their best-known hits such as “Way down we go”, as well as IWC‘s very own house band who came together especially for the evening.
Pike, Dev Patel, James Marsden and Sonam Kapoor, supermodels Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova and sports personalities such as Valtteri Bottas, David Coulthard and Jochen Mass, and influencers like Negin Mirsalehi and Oliver Cheshire.
THE INTERNATIONAL IWC FAMILY GET-TOGETHER Numerous well-known IWC brand ambassadors were spotted on the red carpet, including Hollywood stars Bradley Cooper, Rosamund
“SILVER SPITFIRE” AT THE HEART OF THE IWC BOOTH Several IWC brand ambassadors visited the IWC booth in the afternoon, where they were shown the new Spitfire, TOP GUN and “Le
Petit Prince” models exclusively by IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr. This year is the first time that IWC‘s trade fair booth has been designed as an entirely open space. In the centre is the original Silver Spitfire, which visitors are able to admire at close range. The booth is set up like the wing of an aeroplane, combining elements of luxury and engineering with the nostalgic dream of flying. In this way IWC accentuates the extraordinary stylistic diversity of its Pilot‘s Watches.
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HUGO BOSS and Porsche align international cooperation
UGO BOSS and Porsche – two global players with shared regional roots – will be joining forces in the future. Beginning next year, their cooperation will center on the two companies’ involvement in Formula E racing. In its capacity as an official partner to the sport, HUGO BOSS – which already boasts a long tradition of motorsports sponsorship – has been successfully engaged in the electric-powered racing series since the end of 2017. From December 2019, the start of the next championship season, Porsche too will be joining the Formula E circuit with its own works team – outfitted by HUGO BOSS. The fashion group will also be the official outfitter to the entire Porsche motorsports team worldwide. The shared passion for racing, and a fascination with perfect design and innovation, inspired the creative minds at HUGO BOSS to produce the “Porsche x BOSS” capsule collection. Its standout features include premium leather and wool materials presented in the Porsche and HUGO BOSS colors of silver, black and red. Starting in March 2019, a range of menswear styles from the debut capsule collection will be available online and at BOSS stores. “HUGO BOSS and Porsche are both synonymous with outstanding innovation and consummate quality,” commented Mark Langer, CEO of HUGO BOSS AG. “We have been working successfully with motorsports over recent years and decades. That is why, with the future-oriented Formula E, I am especially pleased that we are taking our cooperation to a new level.” “Formula E is an exceptionally attractive racing series,” said Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG. “It offers us the perfect environment to strategically evolve our vehicles in terms of efficiency and sustainability. We’re looking forward to being on board in the 2019/2020 season. In this context, the renowned fashion group HUGO BOSS represents the perfect partner to outfit our team.”
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NEW Member The Luxury Network New Zealand Welcomes Orsini Fine Jewellery
e are very excited to welcome new member Orsini Fine Jewellery to The Luxury Network New Zealand. At Orsini, they believe in creating distinctive and personalised pieces that stand the test of time and are able to be passed down to be enjoyed by generations to come. ‘Orsini’ is an Italian name, steeped in tradition and history, embodying family, quality, style and lasting beauty, all features that are seamlessly incorporated in the design of each piece of jewellery.
“Fine jewellery is not merely about
accessorising. It’s about quality pieces that reflect your unique sense of style that will be cherished from generation to generation.” – Sarah Hutchings The name is also appropriate as Orsini showcases a collection of fine jewellery that director Sarah Hutchings lovingly hand sources from Italy. Sarah opened the doors to Orsini Fine Jewellery in 2008, sharing her passion for handcrafted Italian jewellery with the world. Her affection for fine Italian Jewellery came about when living in Europe where her father-inlaw, former jeweller Peter Hutchings, introduced her to the Vicenza Jewellery Fair in Northern Italy. Here, Sarah was inspired by the exquisite designs and intricate craftsmanship of European jewellers and knew she wanted to share her love of quality, hand-crafted European designed jewellery with New Zealand. With her passion activated by the Italian flair for fine, hand-crafted jewellery, Sarah launched Orsini, alongside a custom jewellery workshop where engagement rings are beautifully designed and created. She became a highly skilled and passionate designer with certification in diamond grading and GIA training in Gemmology, and nurtured a specialty for creating stunning, custom designed engagement rings that represent the unique personality and distinctive style of her clients. Ten years on, Orsini is home to a stunning and ever-changing collection of fine Italian pieces. Along with Sarah’s expertise, Orsini draws on the expertise of master jewellers here in New Zealand to create incredible custom engagement rings and other custom pieces.
The Speakeasy Group Joins The Luxury Network Australia
he Speakeasy Group is a high-end boutique hospitality group operating six venues across Sydney and Melbourne including Eau-de-vie (Syd & Melb), Mjølner (Syd & Melb), Boilermaker House and Nick & Nora’s. The Group are consistently recognised in their fields of expertise including operations, cocktails and whisky having previously won Cocktail Bar of the Year, Bar of the Year, Whisky bar of the year and Best Group Bar Operator in 2017 & 2018 as well as Best New Restaurant 2017 for Mjølner Sydney – their very first foray into restaurants. Established in 2010 with the opening of Eau-de-Vie Sydney, the group has doubled in size and annual turnover in the past 18 months. The Groups venues are notable destination and special occasion/ celebration locations achieving an enviable model of both high-end luxury experiences paired with welcoming and friendly hospitality making them highly accessible to all clientele.
Our mission is to not only grow our portfolio of venues but remain one of the most desirable hospitality groups to work for both in Australia and overseas. The Groups brands, venues and teams are recognised as industry leaders in their specific fields and by delivering great experiences at
an approachable price point are able to remain extremely competitive in a tough market. Renowned in the hospitality industry for being a launching pad for the careers of our employees, our ability to attract, mentor and connect awesome people is our not so ‘secret’ to our success.
Creating memorable drinking and dining experiences The Speakeasy Group specialises in venues, events and offerings with a strong focus on delivering high-quality drinking and dining experiences. We do this by being completely unique and memorable in all our offerings, be that a cocktail, whiskies, service or food and using these as tools to exceed the expectations of our guests. Whether it’s through our signature cocktails lists showcasing all the theatrics and experience of our charismatic team, our unique decors and design (Viking ships sticking out of the walls included) or simply in the extensive and obsessive range of whiskies we love the element of surprise and the thrill of being able to do what others don’t dare.
Our mission is to create and maintain venues that have a positive and memorable influence on our guests and clientele whilst prioritising the individual development of our employees through positive workplaces and opportunities inspiring collaboration, imagination and motivation. 65
Reymond Communications Joins The Luxury Network Australia
eymond Communications is a lifestyle PR agency with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, and a national and international reach through our membership of Worldwise PR and agency partner Sauce Communications in London. We are a team of expert communicators, who are passionate about what we do and delivering successful campaigns for our clients. Our approach is collaborative; we work closely with our clients to tell their stories in an intelligent and creative manner, with commercial intent. We pride ourselves on the strong network of journalists, collaborators and influencers that we have cultivated. These relationships allow us to deliver meaningful campaigns and impactful results on behalf of our clients.
Ahoy Club Joins The Luxury Network Australia
hoy Club is the number one digital yacht charter platform in the world. Launched in 2018, the business connects Yacht Owners and Yacht Charterers via an online platform and provides customers the ability to search, enquire and book luxury yacht charters all around the globe. With over 3,100 boats on its database and the ability to charter yachts in destinations such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific and Antarctica, Ahoy Club has managed to contemporise the entire charter process by providing efficient, transparent and cost-effective solutions for both owners and yacht charterers alike.
customer, Managing Director, Ian Malouf, realised there was an opportunity to create a new solution to Yacht Chartering that was simple and innovative for customers as well as being considerably more cost efficient. The key unique selling point for the business, and what differentiates Ahoy Club from other chartering and brokering services, is the pricing model which guarantees best rates in the market due to
reduction in commissions by up to 70%. Ahoy Clubâ€™s head office is based in London with a separate office in Sydney and staff members operating out of satellite locations all around the world including Singapore, Monaco, Cannes and New York allowing a truly global service and catering to clients all over the world.
Accessible via a website or app, the Ahoy Club platform is a free service to simply browse, register or ultimately book a charter. After more than 20 years of charter experience as both an owner and a 67
STYLE & FUNCTIONALITY How proshade is taking Africa by storm
roshade is the outdoor space partner that provides bespoke, value driven living solutions. We work with you and we re-imagine your outdoor space. At Proshade we customise and build the dream outdoor living space using the most luxurious and the highest of quality products. We offer a wide range of customised structural sun and rain protection solutions, outdoor furniture, composite wood decking, blinds and outdoor accessories. Proshade delivers complete, made-to-measure products that bring the best out of your outdoor living area; whether commercial or residential, allowing you to maximise your outdoor space; We bring out the value in what was just an ordinary patio.Through innovative technology, premium equipment meets the finishing expertise only passionate artisans can assure. Our products are quality driven offering high performance and reliability, meeting the highest specifications, and are configurable, thus enhancing the functionality of your outdoor space. All this while maintaining unrivalled beauty. With Proshade, nature and elegance blend together in perfect harmony.
2. Sun protection Beautiful views and large glass panels are becoming more popular in architectural design, hence the ever growing importance of sun protection. With the right sun-protective elements, you can have all the natural light streaming into your office or home without the hot sun. Sliding panels like the Loggia or static horizontal panels like Sun-Clips from Renson, offer shading that is fitted to the exact specifications of any space. These products offer an elegant finish in a number of styles, materials and colours, as well as efficient protection from the sun rays.
1. Outdoor Shading Our range of louvered and retractable roofs are a perfect example of how a product can be stylish , aesthetically pleasing and functional. Our products can transform a basic commercial or residential patio into a beautiful and relaxing outdoor area that has all year round functionality. With fully automated remote controllable roofs, you can enjoy the perfect balance of light and ventilation at any time of day at the touch of a button. When it comes to style, this range can be tailored to incorporate the client’s personal style and preference with features such as lighting, heating and audio components as well as customised colour and finish.
3. Composite Wood Decking Composite Wood Decking can completely transform an ordinary patio or pool area in to a masterpiece. Our composite wood decking is made from the highest quality inputs with the most luxurious wood finish offering lifetime value in both reliability and style. Proshade has a solution for everyone's style and needs! This fantastic eco-friendly product is UV resistant and offers your deck protection from even the most extreme weather conditions, it is moisture and termite resistant. It also ensures safety with non slip technology and is splinter free. Where Beauty and compatibility meet.
Proshade is bringing innovation, beauty, luxury and
creativity to all outdoor living spaces in Africa. With our beautiful African settings and our beautiful surroundings, it’s easy to find solutions that are tailored to every client’s style and preference.
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The Luxury Network Launches The Indian Ocean Offices
n December 22nd 2018, The Luxury Network Global CEO HE Fares Ghattas signed an agreement to launch The Luxury Network Indian Ocean with franchise representative and CEO of the TLN region, Mr. Clement Wong Ah Sui, along with The Luxury Network Global Head of Business Development Ms. Helena Warren. Over the past few years, luxury brands have steadily been building presence in the Indian Ocean. It wasn’t long before local brands began to aspire to international luxury standards. Today, we have a mix of local and foreign luxury brands thriving in the market and the world is starting to notice it. This is just one of the reasons why we were excited about the launch of The Luxury Network in the Indian Ocean, covering the Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion, and Comoros. The Luxury Network was launched in London in 2007. It covers areas of the luxury market such as private jets, yachting, motor concierge, health & beauty, wealth management, premium real estate, exclusive travel, golf, jewellery & watches, entertainment, fashion, and many more. Having built up quite an impressive reputation with more than 20 years of experience and offices across Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, America, and parts of Africa, their membership portfolio boasts the world’s leading brands including Ferrari, Johnnie Walker, Bentley, Cartier, Abercrombie & Kent, Qatar Airways, Bugatti, Mercedez Benz, Lamborghini, Lotus, Bvlgari, Porsche, BMW, and Bang & Olufsen, amongst others. 72
Limousines, helicopters and supercars – A Luxury Network Australia event
imousines, helicopters, supercars and the dramatic backdrop of the South Coast of New South Wales were the luxurious ingredients of a very special day brought together by The Luxury Network Australia. A collaboration coordinated by The Luxury Network Australia between Royale Limousines, Beluga Luxury, VIP Sydney, Trivett Bespoke and Prancing Horse saw a very memorable drive day unfold.
Lunch at Silos Estate Winery and a chopper flight back to Sydney at sunset rounded off a truly remarkable day. Partnerships like these provide an excellent opportunity for Luxury Network members to entertain clients, develop new business opportunities and work collaboratively to provide truly unique experiences. Thank you to all of our luxury brand partners involved!
Royale Limousines collected guests at dawn, including representatives of VIP Sydney and Zenith Watches, and delivered them to Beluga Luxury’s aircraft hangar at Mascot where an Augusta A109s chopper awaited to fly them to the stunning NSW seaside town of Kiama. From there, guests put a Ferrari 488, a Lambhorgini Huracan, an Aston Martin DB 11 and a McLaren 570s Spider to the test whilst taking in some truly stunning scenery on the country roads around Bundanoon, The Kangaroo Valley and Kiama on a drive hosted by Prancing Horse Drive Experiences. 73
The Luxury Network New Zealand and Azimut Yachts Toasts To A Successful 2018
o celebrate the end of another great year for the New Zealand branch of The Luxury Network, a collection of its esteemed members gathered at Auckland’s Viaduct to network and indulge in plenty of food and drink.
particularly popular, as well as the champagne and delicious nibbles, all enjoyed while overlooking the stunning viaduct harbour. Summer and boat inspiration was one of the evening’s focal points – with Azimut yachts proving a hot topic.
The event was co-hosted by The Luxury Network’s member Azimut Yachts at Oyster & Chop, one of the city’s best oyster bars. The oyster shucking station proved
The Luxury Network members enjoyed a stunning evening of mixing, mingling, relaxing, enjoying Auckland at its best and toasting to a successful 2018.
The Luxury Network Nigeria and Capital Club Lagos host All White Christmas Party
n Wednesday 19th December 2018, The Luxury Network Nigeria joined forces with Capital Club Lagos to host an Afternoon Tea at their recently-launched premises in Victoria Island, Lagos. Guests were treated to delicious scones and jam, the finest smoked salmon and Beluga caviar from the Harrods Food Hall, followed by a lovely evening of fine wines and champagne from Moet Hennessy, alongside mouth-watering canapĂŠs from one of Nigeriaâ€™s finest chefs, Chef Benedict. It was truly an exquisite affair for the affluent guests who graced the event; the perfect way to usher in the Christmas in Lagos party season!
The Luxury Network Expands its Reach at the Adriatic Sea Region
n February 2019, The Luxury Network Global CEO HE Fares Ghattas signed an agreement at The Luxury Network headquarters to launch The Luxury Network Adria, with the CEO of the TLN region, Ana Roncevic, along with The Luxury Network Global Head of Business Development, Helena Warren. We are delighted to launch The Luxury Network in the Adriatic Sea region, consisting of the networks in Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Macedonia. The Luxury Network was launched in London in 2007. It covers areas of the luxury market such as private jets, yachting, motor concierge, health & beauty, wealth management, premium real estate, exclusive travel, golf, jewellery & watches, entertainment, fashion, and many more. Having built up quite an impressive reputation with more than 20 years of experience and offices across Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, America, and parts of Africa, their membership portfolio boasts the worldâ€™s leading brands including Ferrari, Johnnie Walker, Bentley, Cartier, Abercrombie & Kent, Qatar Airways, Bugatti, Mercedez Benz, Lamborghini, Lotus, Bvlgari, Porsche, BMW, and Bang & Olufsen, amongst others.
The Luxury Network Global CEO Presented at the DC Executive Club 2019
n line with tradition, the Diplomatic Council Executive Club took place on February 1st, in the afternoon, before the festive gala. Gold and Silver members have met from 2 pm to 5 pm and listened to exciting presentations, they have discussed relevant topics and got to know each other better. This year, a long coffee break was scheduled so participants have sufficient time for intensive exchange. During the event, DC presented the members-only Intranet Portal which they are going to launch very soon. H.E Fares Ghattas, Global CEO of The Luxury Network International, was one of the keynote speakers of the event. He discussed ‘Diplomacy Meets Luxury and Charity’ to the attendees which covered the successful and strong partnership between the Diplomatic Council and The Luxury Network, where premium global brands come together to form a single powerful network. Joining him throughout the after-
noon were TLN Germany’s Silvia Herrmann and Oliver Ziegler. H.E. Fares Ghattas was appointed as the Head of Diplomatic Council Mission Middle East. The agenda was as follows: • Future management: Dealing with the VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity), Diana Wolf-Dolgner • Approaches to encounter the declining social skills in our society, Eric Adler • Emotional leadership: Corporate culture of the future, Rolf Hartung • Digital transformation: Seven errors and a vicious circle, Hermann Ladner • Stasi 2.0: The impact of digital surveillance by the state and industry for our future, Andreas Dripke • Partnership with The Luxury Network, H.E. Fares Ghattas • Outlook 2019: Members Connect Online – how members can connect through the global intranet, Daniel McKee 77
The Luxury Network Australia & Mercedes-Benz Sydney Host Member Networking Event
ars, Champagne and Canapés; the perfect recipe for another fantastic The Luxury Network Australia member event. To set the scene, the room was decorated with the breathtaking and oh so stylish collection of Mercedes-Benz cars, with summer beat tunes playing out of the S-Class Mercedes convertible, setting fun and upbeat tone for the evening. Guests enjoyed networking with other members whilst savouring the delicious Pommery Champagne Champagne Brut circulating the room before being invited to join the Pommery Brand Ambassador at the tasting station to enjoy the Rose and Blanc de Blancs Champagne on offer. These Champagnes were beautifully paired with the vibrant and contemporary canapés from award-winning Executive Chef, Matt Bates, from Elite Chefs Sydney. A fabulous night enjoyed by all with the help of the Mercedes-Benz team who executed a flawless event. A big thank you also to our fabulous emcee, Suzy Jacobs from Finesque, who engaged and entertained our audience. Cheers to a wonderful evening of networking surrounded by Cars, Champagne and Canapes. We look forward to welcoming you to next month’s TLN Australia Member Event.
The Luxury Network New Zealand and Orsini Fine Jewellery celebrate Chinese New Year
embers of The Luxury Network New Zealand and their guests recently enjoyed a Chinese New Year celebration at Orsini’s beautiful Parnell boutique. Asian-inspired canapes and champagne were flowing while guests networked, mingled and admired Orsini’s stunning fine jewellery, while listening to the sweet sounds of world-renowned cellist James Sangoh Yoo. Orsini owner Sarah Hutchings is passionate about fine Italian jewellery, showcasing brands such as Marco Bicego, Pomellato, Dodo and Hulchi Belluni, as well as being the only authorised local agent for the exclusive global Gucci trunk line. As the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Pig represents luck, overall good fortune, wealth, honesty and general prosperity, we wish for all of the above to our members and guests in 2019. 79
TLN Australia Host the Aussie Aspenites at Chair 9 in Aspen
he year has already kicked off to a flying start with The Luxury Network Australia partnering with Aspen Ski Company and Australian Superyachts for their annual â€œAussie Apresâ€? event.
After a fabulous day on the slopes, guests sported their most stylish apres gear and joined us at Chair 9 at the base of Aspen mountain, for an evening of dancing and networking whilst enjoying a jeroboam of Veuve Cliquot Champagne.
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Paradise Found: The Luxury Network Australia Explores Bask Gili Meno
ask, a multi-award-winning luxury resort developer, is offering a slice of paradise on the pristine Indonesian island of Gili Meno. The 87 limited luxury villas, which range from studios and lofts to three-bedroom villas, will offer the ultimate escapism and investment opportunity. With unspoilt white sand beaches (voted Indonesia’s best by Tripadvisor), crystal clear waters, incredible sunsets and views across Mount Agung, the car-free island is becoming the island of choice for discerning visitors to Bali and the surrounding regions. Bask will provide owners and guests with a haven of pure escapism and luxury state-of-the-art facilities. Below you will be able to find a sneak preview of Bask’s beachclub – this includes a restaurant, underground cocktail bar, beach bar and a 40-meter infinity pool overlooking the beach. The resort is currently being developed and will be completed in June 2020. Bask is currently selling individual villas. These start at US$ 240,000. For more information please visit www.baskgilimeno.com
Rolls-Royce, Other Supercars and Penthouse Preview at Serenia Residences
nviting residents into a world of luxury, from supercars to luxurious homes Palma Holding hosted over 150 guests at Serenia Residences The Palm for its exclusive Saturday sunset event organized in collaboration with The Luxury Network, Rolls-Royce and The Motor Hub. Serenia Residences is a private residential resort on the East Crescent of The Palm. Guests were invited to view over 25 supercars that ranged from McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati. Rolls-Royce also introduced its newly launched luxury SUV, The
Cullinan, and gave guests a chance to test drive any of its three models including the Ghost, Phantom and the Cullinan. Guests were also invited to view the newly launched half floor penthouse at Serenia Residences The Palm. An exquisite apartment that covers 5500 sq feet and offers 360 panoramic views of the sea. A delightful visit by the Arabian Gazelles created a buzz as 25 all-women drivers entered Serenia in their supercars. Live music, delectable canapes and a beautiful sunset added to the magical ambience.
Serenia Residences features beachfront living at its finest and promises an unrivalled lifestyle, inviting residents into a world of architectural excellence and modern interiors, with an array of outdoor facilities and bespoke services. Designed by famous architect Hazel Wong, the Serenia Residences project features contemporary architecture and layouts that are unique to the Palm Jumeirah. The project includes 250 units, with apartments that range from one to three bedrooms and penthouse suites.
The Luxury Network Participated at the Diplomatic Council Gala 2019
ver the years, The Luxury Network has built a sturdy partnership with the Diplomatic Council committee. In fact, some of the mission heads of the council are key personalities at The Luxury Network global offices. The prestigious Diplomatic Council black-tie gala that had just concluded was attended by The Luxury Network Global CEO, H.E. Fares
Ghattas. Joining him throughout the evening were TLN Germanyâ€™s Silvia Herrmann and Oliver Ziegler. H.E. Fares Ghattas was appointed as the Head of Diplomatic Council Mission Middle East. The Diplomatic Council Gala 2019 was marked by more charity actions and donations as well as more culture than ever before.
Last Frontier â€“ The Best Heliskiing in Canada With The Luxury Network Australia
ew places in the world can compareâ€Ś If you are looking for consistently deep snow and endless vertical in some of the most remote mountains on earth, few places in the world can compare to Last Frontier Heliskiing.
With annual snowfall topping 25 metres and the single largest heliski tenure in the world, Luxury Network Australia Member, Last Frontier Heliskiing will satisfy your hunger for skiing untouched slopes in small groups of 4 guests.
They’ve spent well over two decades crafting the perfect heliskiing formula: small groups, nimble helicopters and two lodges with access to 10,100 square km of prime Canadian wilderness.
Having the largest single heli ski area in the world means that they have a vast array of terrain choices. Spanning two distinct mountain ranges, their tenure encompasses everything from towering alpine peaks to massive glaciers and a huge variety of tree skiing. At Last Frontier, less is more. Heli skiing in intimate groups of just four, they’re able to maximize your time exploring the mountains. It doesn’t just mean you get your own fresh lines, although that’s always the goal, it means you’re more likely to be skiing or riding at a pace that’s right for you. Guest safety is fundamental to everything they do at Last Frontier. Striking a balance between showing you the time of your life and keeping you safe is their top priority. When in the mountains your mind will be at ease knowing you will be skiing with some of the most knowledgeable guides in the biz. Last Frontier’s guides are hand picked by their operational leaders who have decades of heliski experience. From March 6th to March 13th in 2020, there is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the best heli skiing that British Columbia has to offer. With Bell 2
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A Huge Success: The Luxury Network International Awards 2019
n Saturday, February 23rd, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, opened its doors to over 400 guests of The Luxury Network International Awards 2019, presented by CAEL. On a red carpet flanked by three pristine Rolls-Royce vehicles, attendees were greeted by H.E. Mr Fares Ghattas, Global CEO of The Luxury Network International, and Mrs Amal Shouman Sleiman, President of CAEL. The occasion brought together more than 50 luxury brands from over 15 countries representing Europe, CIS, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the United States. The Gala was attended by representatives from luxury brands, humanitarian organizations, diplomatic missions, and international branches of The Luxury Network. After the guests and honorees took their seats inside the Caesars Bluewaters Dubai Forum ballroom, H.E. Fares, Mrs. Amal, and the nightĘźs 92
presenters, Jessica Karam and Yasser Al Shamrani, welcomed everyone to the Great Gatsby-themed celebration. Throughout the evening, the presentation of the awards was interspersed with performances of musical hits by Yara, Manal Mallat,
Dina Hayek, Walid Al Jasem, Walid Toufic, and Hatem Al Iraqi. The awards were presented to innovators in several categories of the luxury sector, as well as humanitarian personalities and successful business leaders.
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“The evening was a great success and we are all looking forward to next yearʼs celebration,” said H.E Fares Ghattas
Global CEO of The Luxury Network International.
Under The Spotlight • Woman of The Year
H.E. May Chidiac
May Chidiac (born 20 June 1963) is the Lebanese Minister Of State For Administrative Developement. Chidiac is a former television journalist at the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) and one of the station’s television anchors until an assassination attempt on her life. She was one of the few critics of Syria’s keeping troops stationed in Lebanon after the end of the Lebanese Civil War and charged that the Taif Accords stipulated that Syria withdraw from Lebanon. On the day she was attacked, after the Cedar Revolution and Syria’s troop withdrawal from Lebanon earlier that year, she hosted a talk show in which she criticized what she called Syria’s continuous meddling in Lebanon’s affairs and voiced fears of further violence ahead of the UN report on the death of the former prime minister, Rafik Hariri.
• Beauty Icon
Miss Universe 1971 Georgina Rizk
Georgina Rizk born 3 January 1953 is a beauty icon, socialite and miss universe. She was crowned Miss Lebanon 1970 and in 1971, she represented Lebanon at Miss Universe and won. She is currently a main beauty pageant judge for the Miss Lebanon contest and is the current wife of Lebanese singer and actor Walid Toufic. She was the only and still miss universe from the arab world. 94
Under The Spotlight • Luxury SUV of the Year
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited is a British luxury automobile maker. Since 1904, Rolls-Royce has created instantly recognizable motor cars that have made the marque an enduring icon all over the world. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the first SUV to be launched by the Rolls-Royce marque, and is also the brand’s first all-wheel drive vehicle. It is named after the Cullinan Diamond, the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered. The Cullinan sits above the Ghost and below the Phantom in Rolls-Royce’s line-up and it was revealed in May 2018.
• Best European Property Development
Luštica Bay is the largest, fully fledged town currently under development of its type in South Eastern Europe. Set amongst the natural beauty for the Luštica Bay peninsula in the idyllic Trašte Bay and overlooking the internationally renowned Bay of Kotor (Boka Bay), Luštica Bay offers an unparalleled visual and sensory experience.
Under The Spotlight â€˘ Business of the Year
GET Group Holding
For more than 30 years, GET Group has established a global reputation as a leading provider of security printing, physical security, business solutions, intelligent transportation systems and commercial card printing. Using state-of-the-art security systems, innovative hardware, and software applications, GET Group provides institutions, enterprises and more than 25 governments worldwide, with highly secure and durable travel and identification documents, integrated physical security systems, and mission-critical e-Process solutions.
â€˘ Luxury Logistics Company of the Year
Masterpiece International was founded in 1989, in New York City, as a Customs Broker, Freight Forwarder, and Logistics Provider specializing in the transport of works of art and antiquities. Since then, Masterpiece has expanded its services to include a Fine Art Division with dedicated teams for Museums, Galleries, Art Fair Participants, Private Clients, and the Entertainment industry; and an International Logistics Solutions Division which focuses on Trade Shows, Yachts and Marine, Automotive, Manufacturing, Aerospace & Hi-Tech, Pharma & Healthcare, Chemical & Energy, Consumer & Retail, and Government Contracts industries.
Under The Spotlight • Luxury Coffee Brand of the Year
Maison Samira Maatouk
In 1960 Mahmoud Maatouk father of Samira Maatouk, a pioneering coffee enthusiast, inaugurated the first Maatouk Maison du Café in Azarieh, Downtown Beirut. The café specialized in freshly roasted premium coffee with uniquely distinguished blends and became widely acclaimed for its outstanding brew.
• Luxury Developer of the Year
Sobha Group is a multinational, multiproduct group with developments and investments in U.A.E., Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Brunei and India. Established in 1976 by a first generation Indian entrepeneur, PNC Menon as an interior decoration firm under the name of Services and Trade Company in Muscat, Oman, the group has grown into one of the most respected names in all the countries in which it has established businesses. Sobha stands and strives for benchmark quality, customer centric approach, robust engineering, in-house research, uncompromising business ethics, timeless values and transparency in all spheres of business conduct, which have all contributed to making it a brand trusted for excellence. Sobha is an organisation where quality meets excellence, technology meets aesthetics and passion meets perfection. 97
Under The Spotlight • Law Firm of the Year
Diana Hamade Law Firm
A lawyer with rights of audience before all UAE Courts. She has been involved in setting up the two arbitration centres in Dubai and has been involved in a number of the draft laws of arbitration in the UAE. Diana was recognized as the Most Influential Female Lawyer in the UAE and as the Best Legal Writer .
• Humanitarian Award
Mrs Maha Kaddoura
Mrs. Maha Kaddoura ‘70 sits on the Advisory Board of the Lebanese American University (LAU) and was awarded the Woman of the Year Award. Mrs. Kaddoura has set-up the Kaddoura Family Foundation, also known as the Kaddoura Association for Philanthropy, which she heads and that caters to educational needs and to the needs of (mentally and physically) handicapped children. She also built a nursing home for the elderly. Mrs. Kaddoura received a B.A. in Political science from LAU and an MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Tufts University, within the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she helped create the Middle East Studies Program. She is also a member of the Dean’s Council of Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation. She was a member of the board at the Woodrow Wilson Centre and Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. and was the Chair of Advisory Board at Amideast in Lebanon. In addition, she was a member of the Harvard Club in Monaco. Maha Kaddoura is also a Member of the American University of Afghanistan. 98
Under The Spotlight • Luxury Bag of the Year
All creations are, to this day, designed and skillfully made by their team of in-house designers and craftsmen in Singapore. The collections pay homage to the brand’s heritage of superior craftsmanship; creating timeless and luxurious handbags and accessories. The brand’s presence has expanded from its Singaporean roots to span across Europe and the rest of Greater Asia with boutiques in Singapore, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macao, Bangkok, Seoul, Dubai, Doha and Istanbul.
• Luxury Jewelry Designer of the Year
A sophisticated aesthetic sensibility coupled with an amazing passion for art and design has helped jewelry designer Seba Jamal carve a niche for herself in the jewelry designing industry. Her jewelry line – Seba Jamal – encompasses the perfect union of style, art and sculptural design. Seba Jamal concept for luxury cars features two pieces, a ring and a bracelet. Both pieces were created eyeing the high profile consumers that strive for high jewellery and status, combined with the life long pursuit of the fast, the practical, and the new. 99
Under The Spotlight • Luxury Flower Designer of the Year
Mr. Chafik Noureddine is a Lebanese business man who moved to Qatar in 2004 to establish his business in the field of flowers and plantation nurseries and growers which is a family business since 1952 in Lebanon till today. In 2005 Bella Flora shined in the local market of Doha as one of most luxurious and prestigious flower supplier. With more than 40 royal and Vip weddings and events on monthly basis , Bella flora is considered the leading flower importer , distributor and supplier in Qatar. Working with all Famous wedding organizers and events planners in Qatar , Bella flora imports a minimum of 150 tones of flowers per year from Holland, Ecuador , Colombia , Kenya, Sirilanka, and Thailand. With a strong vision and determination , Mr. Chafik is expending his business to partner in a new market in Dubai and to establish a new Bella Flora headquarter in Paris by Mid 2019.
• Luxury Hair Innovator of the Year
AS Hair Care Experts is a leading innovator in hair care products manufacturing in the USA and distributing globally. AS created revolutionary treatments for hair problems introducing AS PRP Effect which replaces hair injections to revitalize the stem cells. Ahmad Sulaiman Hair Care’s unique formula uses ingredients of the Amazonian Orchid, along with American cutting edge technology, AS Hair Care penetrates the hair cuticles and regenerates the root and the cortex. It allows the hair to have a natural, silky, shiny and healthy appearance by repairing, healing and restructuring the hair. 100
Under The Spotlight • Luxury Real Estate Company of the Year
A boutique team specializing in high-end, and often private, real estate investment opportunities across Dubai. Their forte lies in securing top-tier deals involving entire buildings, commercial assets or large land parcels that are not listed on the open market.
• Charity of the Year
Rashid Centre for People of Determination
The Rashid Center for the determined ones was established in 1994 in Dubai , and during its history it has faced many challenges. The ongoing challenge for the centre is the widening of the communities awareness regarding the issues and needs of the students. The public and private sectors have been very supportive in helping us to complete the process and ongoing development of the centre . Over the past years, we have achieved the State’s strategy and implemented the vision of its wise government, which did not look at this category but rather had a vision of faith, empowerment, employment and integration. We have successfully developed vocational training and provided rehabilitation programs that has enabled some of our students to receive job offers or progress onto college. Our student intake consists of approximately 40 different nationalities. Over the years, we have insured that our students have not been living on the margins of society. As our vision has been and will continue to be one of supporting inclusion and for our students to be embraced within the community through cultural, artistic, sports and environmental activities. Our students also participate in national events. Students’ trips have included Mecca and Medina for Umrah, London and Kuala Lumpur Cairo, Athens, Delhi and other capitals and cities to expand their horizons and further embed our visions .. 101
Under The Spotlight • Luxury Design Innovation
Drees & Sommer
The leading European consulting, planning and project management enterprise, Drees & Sommer has supported private and public clients and investors for almost 50 years in all aspects of real estate and infrastructure – both analog and digital. The result is cost-effective and sustainable buildings, profitable real estate portfolios, people-oriented working environments, and visionary mobility concepts.
• Luxury Hotel of the Year
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
Located on Dubai’s newest island oasis, Bluewaters, and connecting to the iconic Jumeirah Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai presents all the signature elements of the Caesars Palace experience. From epic dining and awe-inspiring entertainment, to indulgent amenities and legendary service, here every guest will be treated like a Caesar. Find tranquility at Qua Spa with signature treatments that are sure to restore, rejuvenate and revitalize. Indulge in decadent cuisine from Hell’s Kitchen, or sit back and unwind with a cocktail at one of the upscale bars. Spend your days lounging at the pool, or take advantage of the hotel’s access to the private, pristine beach.
Under The Spotlight • Investment Platform of the Year
Envestors is a fintech company that connects investors and scale-up businesses. Envestors brings sophisticated investors from around the world together with unquoted companies looking for equity funding between £500,000 and £10 million.
• Investment Company of the Year
Amanat Holdings is a publicly listed company on the Dubai Financial Market, founded in 2014. With a paid up capital of AED 2.5 billion. Having admirably concluded 4 transactions in 2018 totalling AED 1.3 billion in such signature names as Middlesex & Abu Dhabi Universities and Royal Hospital for Women in Bahrain, we would like to honour Amanat for their accomplishment, thus receiving the prize of Best Investment Company.
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“The Awards Gala is a wonderful opportunity to honour the luxury sectorʼs most respected businesses and individuals, while also contributing to humanitarian efforts around the world,” said Juan Perez CEO of TLN Dubai.
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Featuring The Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Masterpiece International, Vacheron Constantin and The Luxury Network International Awards 2019.