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Publisher Kevin Rolfe

VIP EXCLUSIVE

Editor Siddharth Thaker

FOUR SEASONS RIYADH

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre is a stylish business and leisure destination located high in one of Saudi Arabia's most spectacular properties. .

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BAC MONO - SUPERCAR

Introducing Mono, a lightweight, ultra high performance, road legal supercar designed and manufactured using the latest racing technology.

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BURJ RAFAL HOTEL KEMPINSKI

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski blends the Arabian values of hospitality and warmth with Kempinski management expertise and remarkable European flai.r

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RITZ CARLTON

At The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, luxury has an abundance of space to unfold with over 52 acres of lavishly landscaped gardens. Discover a majestic and elegant oasis.

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04 RIYADH HIGHLIGHTS

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In a city that gracefully melds tradition with sophisticated style, Al Faisaliah Hotel defines the ultimate in modern elegance.

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Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam Editorial Team Anton RenshaweStrack Christopher O’Toole Rebecca Cohen Phil Blizzard Photography Mark Hakansson Ben Roberts Anjjelo San Buenaventura

Advertising Sion Rapson Gina Reynolds Mike Sawicki Business Development Kevin Rolfe Chris Frost Andrea Roca Production team Nadeem George Rasha Akar Abid Ahmed Denis Halilaj Josiah King Juwon Adenusi Katrina Lee-Smith Orenthal Jackson Online George Cooke

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RIYADH LUXURY RIYADH

Riyadh is known for its beauty and charm. Located in the heart of Saudi Arabia, it is where you will find both the rich history and culture as well as exciting modern life style. A bustling metropolis, Riyadh is the center of business, shopping, culture and entertainment, with events and festivals taking place throughout the year. Enjoy the sunsets and the clear moonlit nights; appreciate the diversity of the natural environment, visit the historical and heritage sites, shop in the most luxurious and largest shopping malls and complexes and experience the popular local sports.

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Visitors can also enjoy delicious and unforgeable meals at the variety of fine restaurants and cafes. In addition, Riyadh features a cluster of natural sites like gardens,

parks and wildlife reserves, which provide visitors with fascinating and relaxing places to unwind. Riyadh and the Surrounding areas Due to the strategic location of Riyadh, it has a rich and varied history that reflects the influences of many cultures and civilizations that were established in the region. Visitors to Riyadh can travel through time and explore the most beautiful heritage and cultural sites here. Dir’iyah Dir’iya served as the capital of the first Saudi state from 1744 to the early 1800s. The city is a popular destination and features a variety of fascinating places to discover. These include the Turaif district (the place of government and the ruling family), which is a World Heritage Site and includes a number of magnificent buildings


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DISCOVERING THE UNIQUE BEAUTY OF A CITY RICH IN CULTURE AND HISTORY

Wadi Hanifah Wadi Hanifah isfor those who want to go hiking and spend a relaxing day in the clean, wide-open spaces. There are various scenic views, and numerous natural formations and environmental elements. Such elements include Sud Al-Elb Park, Sud Wadi Hanifa Park, Stone Dam Park, Factories Lake Park, and the Jaz’ah Lake Park. All of these facilities are equipped with seating for hikers, pedestrian walkways and parking areas.

Thumamah The first survey was conducted thirty-two years ago, showing that the Aredh (Najd) area has witnessed a sophisticated civilization during the Neolithic period (8000 years ago). Houses and selement are spread all around Thumamah on the banks of the valleys, and on the slopes of the mountains. In addition, there appeared a large group of stone tools testifying to the great skill of artisan and manufacturers of the period.

Masmak Your visit to Masmak Palace, in Riyadh downtown, will take you back to the dawn of the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Here, you can leaqrn of the beginning of the unification of the Kingdom, and discover more about the architectural style of the mansion, as well as many artifacts displayed within.

Plan your trip to Riyadh here: hp://sauditourism.sa/en/Explore/Regions/Riy adh/Pages/default.aspx

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AISALIAH In a city that gracefully melds tradition with sophisticated style, Al Faisaliah Hotel defines the ultimate in modern elegance. The 330 rooms and suite property brings its own superlative standards, offering some of the most soughtaer restaurants in the city of Riyadh, in addition to two indoor lobbies which offers an imaginative array of choices to suit every taste and occasion.

In 2010, in celebration of its 10th anniversary, the hotel has unveiled a stunning new wing, Al Faisaliah Hotel-South complete with La Cucina, a contemporary Italian dining destination with an open-kitchen concept. Al Faisaliah Hotel boasts the largest column-free conference and banquet space in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which can accommodate upto 4000 delegates in a theatre style setup.

Al Faisaliah Mall, an ultra-exclusive shopping mall, is aached to the hotel comprising a veritable who’s-who of the fashion world with many boutiques previously unaainable in Saudi Arabia.

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Al Faisaliah Hotel is unparalleled in the luxurious service and amenities it offers to its guests: It has the most spacious rooms in the city with the introduction of Al Faisaliah Hotel-South. This new wing has added 106 contemporary premier rooms and suites to the Al Faisaliah Hotel inventory, including the largest penthouse in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. There is also a wider choice of accommodation. The hotel features 330 rooms and suites (3 types of room categories and 13 suite categories). The Hotel boasts a great ity center location. It is conveniently located in the heart of the capital city Riyadh, offering guests an easy access to major all facilities in the city, from business locations to international designer retail outlets, government offices and diplomatic quarter. Al Faisaliah Hotel continues to be the only hotel in Riyadh that offers 24-hour butler service to all guest rooms and suites. This is nmatched personalized service.

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For dining there is a choice of 6 world-class restaurants, including the Globe restaurant, perched on top of the city's iconic Al Faisaliah Tower, and the open-kitchen concept La Cucina restaurant located in Al Faisaliah Hotel-South (see page 12 for our focus on this exclusive restaurant). And, best of all, Al Faisaliah Hotel boasts its very own leisure shopping facility. The hotel is part of a multi-purpose Al Faisaliah Center which comprises of Al Faisaliah Tower, Al Faisaliah Mall, Al Faisaliah Hotel-North and Al Faisaliah HotelSouth.

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THE AL FAISALIAH

SPA BY ESPA

Glimmering and glistening like the jewel in the crown of the Al Faisaliah Hotel, the Spa by ESPA brings to life the vision of a unique, exclusive, luxurious ladies-only retreat within the heart of the city. A tranquil oasis in which to relax, socialize and enjoy world-class treatments and services in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sumptuous textures draw on local culture and heritage as gliering Swarovski crystals and cascading waterfalls combine to create a truly magical journey and sense of wonderment as we voyage through the four floors of the Spa. From dynamic social areas to quiet relaxation lounges, from hammam and heat experiences to private spa suites and treatment rooms, we are cosseted by the atmosphere and reassuring signature scent of the Spa. A welcoming haven of exclusive facilities, extensive treatments and the latest fitness offerings, provided by consummate professionals ensures that Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA offers the ultimate spa experience to challenge international standards.

Global spa leaders ESPA have created a treatment menu that honors local traditions, drawing on indigenous elements and ancient modalities, thoughtfully uniting these with the latest scientific advances and international values to deliver effective, results driven treatments and solutions. Performed by highly skilled and trained therapists our focus is on tailoring your treatments to your needs on the day, whether total escapism, perfect pampering, relaxation, stress-relief, optimizing health or age-defying results are the goal. www.alfaisaliahspa.com

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LA CUCINA

AT THE AL FAISALIAH HOTEL CHEF ROBERTO TORO

A CELEBRATION OF PASSION AND FLAVOUR IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA The home of well-craed Italian cuisine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, La Cucina is where authentic avours are curated and celebrated. Each dish is created using traditional recipes and served with the same passion with which it is prepared. Freshly sourced ingredients, heartfelt service, an outstanding ambience and an authentic selection of dishes gives the culinary experience its impeccably Italian charm. CHEF ROBERTO TORO A true Sicilian at heart, Roberto Toro was born and raised in a land kissed by the sun and blessed with an abundance of fresh, locally-grown raw produce. Hailing from a family of farmers who cultivate fruits and vegetables with love, Toro’s secret to a great recipe is respecting each ingredient and nding a way to harmoniously bring them all together. Roberto’s dishes perfectly reflect this

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CHEF CORRADO CORTI

philosophy, creating cuisine based on the simplicity and authenticity of the ingredients typical of Sicily. His desire and passion to experiment, create and transform never fails to respect what nature provides. Te most treasured experience in his career is the time spent with Michelin three-star chef Massimiliano Alajmo in France in 2004. In 2006, he returned to his beloved Sicily, where he became the Executive Chef of Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina. Toro is the heart and soul of the restaurant, one of the most popular culinary destinations amidst the serene landscapes of Sicily. The Globe Summit Series offers culinary aficionados a chance to savour the menu he has designed exclusively for the event and try their hand at the interactive cooking class led by the master chef himself.


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CHEF CORRADO CORTI Born in Lombardy, Corti was just 14 when he began his career as a salon assistant in the Genovese restaurant on the Italian Riviera., before becoming a sous chef at Golf Hotel Punta Ala, and later at Hotel Cala di Volpe, both in Italy. Aî…šer exploring the world, in 1999 he shared his experience and passion at Belmond Hotel Splendido. Aî…&#x;ention to detail and the perfect combination of avour, taste and appearance are essential tools in his kitchen. Corrado is totally

dedicated to Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on traditional Ligurian dishes, lovingly prepared with fresh, local ingredients, which he will showcase at The Globe Summit Series. www.alfaisaliahhotels.com/en/dining

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LUXURY JEWELLERY Each distinctive piece of this remarkable collection showcases a coloured diamond of exceptional character. Intensely individual and expressive, these ravishing rarities are prized as works of art. infrequent.

Discover the 1888 Master Diamonds Hand selection by the De Beers Institute of Diamonds, superlative skill and unparalleled diamond knowledge is required to engage the senses and go beyond the quantifiable. Ranging in carat weight from 0.68ct to 10.10ct, all of these distinguished diamonds have been astutely cut for beauty. Sensitivity has been shown to shape to ensure an even balance of weight in a pear-cut diamond, a shield-cut diamond with vibrant light performance and a rich depth of colour in an Asscher-cut diamond. Vivid hues of blues and yellows and remarkable tones of grey and cognac engage the light and insight boundless admiration. The 1888 Master Diamonds showcase astonishing combinations of intensity and clarity and reflect a dramatic display of coloured brilliance. Each design is conceived to compliment the character of the diamond and not to detract from the unique beauty. They have been given the title of ‘1888 Master Diamonds' in recognition of the founding year of De Beers and the 125 year heritage of the brand as well as their truly wondrous nature. www.debeers.co.uk

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Straight Up: La Mourra, Val d’Isère La Mourra is a collection of four new luxury chalets designed to feel like a private alpine village. The chalets, which have between five and seven bedrooms plus a swimming pool, sauna and cinema room each, are connected via underground tunnels (all the beer to avoid that cold white stuff falling from the sky), which also lead to the central hub: a restaurant and lounge bar.

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The Herbalist- Health Bar

At the Forte Village Resort, the Acquaforte Thalasso Spa offer a range of purifying infusion refreshments at their incredible health bar, The Herbalist! You can be offered one of the most effective drinks in the morning on an empty stomach or aer thalassotherapy in the spa! The revitalising, relaxing and draining infusions offer a pleasant and efficient way to combat unsightly cellulite in harness with their thalassotherapy and cosmetics. Their fruit infusions packed with natural vitamins are especially effective and can be savoured like a liquid fruit salad! www.fortevillageresort.com/thalassospa/herbalist-health-bar/

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Singita Faru Faru Game Lodge

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A country retreat turned family-run boutique hotel, Casa Bonita is an intimate island hideaway with a luxury look and a home-from-home feel. Nestled beside the Dominican Republic’s only biosphere reserve, it has sustainability at its heart. The lodge was made from local thatch and native trees and the hotel restaurant serves local seafood and ingredients from the on-site organic garden. The natural world also finds its way into the woodland Tanama Eco Spa, where therapists use Larimer stones and garden herbs in soothing treatments. casabonitadr.com

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can quite literally expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness. singita.com/lodge/singita-faru-faru-lodge/


Luxury News Huvafen Fushi, Maldives: Five reasons you'll love it The Maldives, which are made up of 1190 islands in the Indian Ocean (1897 of which are inhabited), boast some beautiful luxury hotels, and the Huvafen Fushi resort is no exception. This naturalist's wonderland boasts world's first underwater spa. LIME Spa has to be the epitome of indulgence - while you're quietly relaxing on the massage bed you can enjoy spectacular views of the reef around you not to mention the champagne and truffles that are also on offer. If exploring the Maldives by foot or on a boat isn't enough why not take to the skies to enjoy a bird's eye view of the islands with Parasailing trips. www.edencollection.co.uk/IndianOcean/ maldives/huvafenfushi

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Crystal Cruises president and chief executive Edi Rodriguez has announced that the operator is building the world’s first purpose-built polar class megayacht. Measuring 183m long, the 25,000gt newbuild with 100 guest suites will be the largest megayacht afloat, the cruise operator said. During a press event at the Seatrade Cruise Global convention in Florida, she said the line’s first-ever expedition megayacht, Crystal Endeavor will debut in August 2018. The vessel will be designed for global expeditions in Arctic, Antarctic and tropical conditions. Crystal said the megayacht will be the first purpose-built Polar Code-compliant Some 30km from the main island of Mahé, Ile du yacht in the world with a PC6 Polar Class designation. Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolation It means that Crystal Endeavor will be able to cruise in within the Inner Island group of the Seychelles. Polar Regions during the summer and autumn in Luminous white beaches cosset a tropical interior medium ‘first year’ ice which may include old ice of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled inclusions. It will also be fied with the state-of-thebetween three granite outcrops, 110m to 180m in art offshore dynamic positioning technology, with height, whose polished grey ramparts rise from computer-controlled systems to automatically the white sands and filigree reefs of the azure maintain the ship's position with its own propellers ocean. and thrusters. This will enable the megayacht to float atop coral reefs and other underwater wonders North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, without utilising anchors, which can damage the long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that terrain in waters too deep for anchors. With the stateendangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be of-the-art offshore dynamic positioning technology, reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive. Crystal Endeavor will cruise in the Arctic; then follow the route of migrating whales along the coast of the

Americas and Europe to Antarctica during thebeen winter. On this floating paradise, 11 guest villas have With a remote operated vehicle, expedition cruises built from local materials reaped from the will also be organised see sunken rehabilitation process,towhere luxurygalleons, and warships and passenger ships, such as the Titanic at simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural 12,500 feet, and with dynamic positioning, will hover style we call ‘barefoot luxury’. over deep sunken aractions without using anchors. "Crystal Endeavor will absolutely set a new barat for North Island is a place that unashamedly aims expedition luxury Ms Rodriguez. providing the verytravel," best insaid privacy, location, "We have proven time and again that Crystal the pioneer in accommodation, services, facilitiesisand luxury, and this megayacht will change the game experience, yet has restored its environment to a entirely – the possibilities for expedition travellers place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in will betropical virtuallywaters limitless." CrystalofEndeavor warm in colours blue and will be built by the Lloyd Wer Group. Steel cuing for aquamarine. The true essence of North Island is the a ship will begin May 2016 and Crystal will take delivery rare encounter that is in harmony with the in August 2018. www.crystalcruises.co.uk

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Richard Mille RM 56-01 TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE With only ďŹ ve created, and a $2 million price tag, the Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon Sapphire would make for an exquisite wrist adornment for the most discerning of gentlemen. www.richardmille.com

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RIYADH

AT KINGDOM CENTRE Treat yourself to the luxurious accommodations and intuitive service of Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre. Put yourself close to vital sites for business, as well as arts, culture and shopping in Riyadh. Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre is a stylish business and leisure destination located high in the Kingdom Tower, one of Saudi Arabia's most spectacular properties. Occupying the 30th to 50th floors of the Kingdom Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre has 274 spacious guest rooms for you to choose from, including 37 luxury suites. Each room is light and airy and equally suited to work or relaxation. Standard hotel amenities are plentiful and include a media hub, a distinct work area, wireless high-speed Internet access, dual-line phones, international satellite television channels, an iPod

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docking station, a DVD player, a private bar and new, relaxing chaises longues for reading or enjoying the magnificient view of Riyadh. Spacious marble bathrooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, a glass-enclosed shower and a WC with telephone in a separate alcove The Four Seasons in numbers • 11 floors of the kingdom centre, saudi arabia's tallest skyscraper • 160 boutiques and stores, accessible from our lobby • 3,429 square-metre (36,911-squarefoot) fitness club with swimming, tennis, squash and racquetball • 20 minutes to the city centre and antique souk • 3 consecutive awards for best business hotel in riyadh • 1 women-only pearl floor At Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, your every leisure, sport and business need will be met by our exceptional Hotel amenities and aentive staff.


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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RIYADH

AT KINGDOM CENTRE THE ARTISTRY OF MEALTIME Two of our restaurants – Rosso and Elements – feature open kitchen plans that allow you to watch your meal as it's being made. You'll be able to see, smell and hear everything as the chefs do their magic. Come to one of Riyadh’s most distinguished fine dining destinations. Three outstanding restaurants with cuisines from Asian to Mediterranean. Creative restaurant menus and inspired service await. Choose among Riyadh’s most distinguished venues for dining – from Middle Eastern and Asian to uncomplicated Mediterranean cuisine, as well as elegant aernoon teas and casual poolside fare. WEDDINGS AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RIYADH A wedding is a special time, and we'll make it even more so, with opulent ballrooms, custom-designed menus and a lavishly decorated bridal suite with a jacuzzi and hair salon. We look aer every detail.

Celebrate your union in one of Riyadh's most prestigious seings. Fine food, personalised service and special amenities just for brides will make your day unforgeable. Host your celebration in our grand Kingdom ballroom with banquet room for 2,400. We make your wedding exceptional, from the early planning stages to the final farewell. KEEPING COOL A welcome break from the desert heat, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh has a large and carefully maintained outdoor pool, perfect for a low-impact workout aer a day of sightseeing or business. Measuring 25 metres (82 feet) in length, the outdoor swimming pool is located on the first floor, adjacent to The Gril, The Spa & Wellness Centre and Health Club. SPA A first for Riyadh, our all-men’s Spa in Riyadh offers a comforting and private space to combat the stresses and everyday life and travel with body wraps, facials and more. www.fourseasons.com/riyadh/

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LUXURY SUPERCARS

BAC MO INTRODUCING MONO, A LIGHTWEIGHT, ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE, ROAD LEGAL SUPERCAR DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED USING THE LATEST RACING TECHNOLOGY. Aimed at drivers who seek a purist driving experience and for whom design, engineering excellence and performance are of paramount importance, Mono is an aggressive design and will set a new benchmark in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight sports cars. Design The single central-seat gave our designers and project engineers the ultimate blank canvas on which to assemble their dream. The organic, enclosed front and exposed mechanical rear typifies the unique appearance of Mono. The design aesthetic is intended to combine sculpted, sleek, organic forms to provide an emotional, human connection juxtaposing the technical, mechanical elements of the car. While this vision runs throughout Mono's appearance it was fundamental to our designers that form follow function on all aspects of the car. The necessity to gain access to the central driving position and adjustable dampers as well as providing clean airflow to the radiators and engine are just some of the factors on which Mono's architecture is built. Technical Above all else Mono has been designed to optimise the driving position – in the middle, central to the wheels, and the balance of the car.

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Mono is constructed using high-strength carbon fibre composite around a steel safety cell. The cell is designed to offer maximum safety featuring a FIA compliant steel rollover structure, a sophisticated side impact structure and a front carbon crashbox.

Powering Mono is a longitudinally mounted 2.3 litre, 280 bhp four cylinder power plant provided by Cosworth. Coupled to that engine is an F-3 spec 6-speed sequential gearbox from Hewland. Suspension is a fully-adjustable pushrod suspension with damping elements made by SACHS Racing. Fied with 295mm ventilated discs, AP Racing brakes provide stopping power. Tyre manufacturer Kumho has used their vast experience in motorsport and road cars to develop a special rubber compound for Mono, which is designed to work with the low weight and optimized pushrod suspension. Mono’s central driving position makes the driver an integral component of the car, creating an unparalleled synergy between man and machine. With this in mind, each customer is fied for his or her seat, pedal reach and preferred driving position.

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WORLD LUXURY EXPO

THE THIRD AMERICAN EXPRESS WORLD LUXURY EXPO TOOK PLACE AT THE PALATIAL RITZ-CARLTON IN RIYADH.

WORLD LUX The three-day event was officially inaugurated HH Prince Mohammad bin Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al Faisal to an audience of VIP guests and other dignitaries. HRH Princess Nouf Bint Faisal Bin Turki Al Saud, as Chairperson of Nayyara Exhibitions, again hosted the American Express World Luxury Expo. This was the eighth edition of the World Luxury Expo international series of events.

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Nizar Abou Hassan, Director of Premium Products Management, American Express Saudi Arabia Limited, said “Our promise to deliver service excellence and world class experiences were showcased in our continued commitment to the World Luxury Expo. The dedicated Cardmember’s access lane along with the American Express Salon Prive’ offered new and exclusive experiences which were aligned with our premium products proposition designed to cater to the affluent lifestyle of our valued Cardmembers. We look forward to welcoming the local and international luxury brand partners again next year who will be exhibiting an even more spectacular selection of their prestigious and exclusive products.”


XURY EXPO A selection of highlights from the three-day event included Dar al Oud, a prestigious premium fragrance brand made from 100 per cent Oud oil, launching its latest range of exclusive luxury products, enriched with Swarovski crystals. This limited edition range offers its users a taste of a new luxurious and unmatched experience.

Royal Selangor, crasmen of the finest pewter pieces, honoured the generosity of Middle Eastern hospitality with the launch of ‘Atiya’ – an opulent tableware collection inspired by Islamic paerns carved on the wooden pulpits of 15th century Egyptian mosques. ‘Atiya’, features the arabesque in which complex interlacing pewter plant motifs portray the infinite beauty of divine perfection. The eight pointed star, symbolising the four corners of the compass (north, south, east and west) and time (two solstices and two equinoxes) is also expressed in meticulous detail.

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WORLD LUXURY EXPO

British jewellers, D’Joya – the Art of Jewellery – took the occasion of the World Luxury Expo to launch the ‘Rosee Collection’. This collection was inspired by the romance of architecture, and engraved into a priceless jewel. The collection was launched as five-pieces, to be built on with time. Sparking a wonderful love affair between architecture and a solitaire, that is expressed in the most exquisite manor.

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Steven Hill, General Manager at Al Ghassan Motors, comments “Bentley is the pinnacle of automotive luxury and we selected World Luxury Expo to reinforce our status as the ultimate luxury performance sedan benchmark by becoming the “Official Automotive Sponsor” of what has become an annual signature event for Riyadh. With its unrivalled blend of effortless drivability, a Bentley showcases exquisite luxury and crasmanship, sculpted design and state-ofthe-art technology and we enjoyed sharing this experience to invited guests. Al Ghassan Motors is also the officially appointed distributor for Bentley, Bugai, Lamborghini, McLaren and Lotus in Saudi Arabia.”


VIP visitors to the event also experienced the Aston Martin debut in the Kingdom of the historic Lagonda Taraf, a limited edition series of their new legendary super-luxury sports marque. “This is simply the best Lagonda ever made and introduces a new benchmark of quality, luxury and performance. Put simply, there is nothing like it out there to compare it with; it’s a one off design and will surely appeal to enthusiasts and collectors everywhere,” said Mark Pocock, General Manager for Aston Martin at Haji Husein Alireza, Saudi Arabia’s sole Aston Martin and Lagonda concessionaire.

Other collectors pieces seen at the event included a historic 1956 Mercedes 300 SL GullWing, a Ferrari Laferrari 2015 (one of only 499 units ever made) and a Maybach SW38 1936 (one of only three models in the world). These special automotive vintage pieces were displayed by Seven Star Car Lounge.

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WORLD LUXURY EXPO

Exhibitors on display included S.T. Dupont timepieces, a luxury lifestyle portfolio of DAMAC Properties, Ladurée, exclusive Cartier, Boucheron, Maybach, Aigner and Baldinini eyewear by Mugla Optical, home entertainment systems by AVC, Astas Fine Residences, the ‘King of Modern Pâtisserie’ – Pierre Hermé, Nora Garden designers, Japanese cosmetic collection by Karin and boutique resorts on some of the most beautiful islands in the Maldives, Coco Privé.

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Other exhibitors showcasing were modern luxury fragrance composer, Bassem Al Qassem, Italian furniture and design by La Contessina, Bowers & Wilkins audio systems by Archimedia, cosmetic surgery and healthcare services by Adama Clinic, Bang & Olufsen, Emirates NBD, De’Longhi designer coffee systems, rare oud by Saad Bashammakh, Kaya Skincare, Fauchon, exclusive sleep solutions by Ma Royal, Golden Caviar, Narcissus Hotel & Residence, Al Nadera Jewellers, Penthouses London, and Top VIP Travel services to name but a few.


World Luxury Expo features carefully selected exhibitors from luxury categories including fine art, high-end jewellery, fashion, hand-craed time pieces, designer furniture and exquisite table seings, fine dining, luxury executive cars and sports cars, private aviation and luxury travel. All participating exhibitors are recognised within their respective fields, showcasing superior quality and crasmanship.

Following the repeated success of this event, World Luxury Expo will return to Riyadh in 2016 from 30 March – 1 April at the Ritz-Carlton. www.world-luxury-expo.com

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LUXURY RIYADH

BEYOND 5-STAR LUXURY

BURJ RAFAL HO BURJ RAFAL HOTEL KEMPINSKI BLENDS THE ARABIAN VALUES OF HOSPITALITY AND WARMTH WITH KEMPINSKI MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE AND OUR REMARKABLE EUROPEAN FLAIR TO BRING YOU 349 ROOMS AND SUITES WITH INSPIRED, TASTEFUL AND STYLISH MODERN NAJDI ARCHITECTURE.

A peaceful oasis amidst a dynamic city, the hotel offers a wide range of outstanding services. These begin with an exquisite variety of dining experiences in exceptional restaurants, and go on to include exclusively distinguished lounges, a classic European spa, a barber shop, fitness centre and two separate swimming pools for men and women.

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PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Step inside the lavish interiors of the Presidential Suite and take pleasure in the hand-craed elements of the décor and the matching tones of the carefully selected fabrics. A masterpiece of extravagance featuring stunning views of sunrise and sunset, the three-bedroom suite is in a class of its own with elegant décor and personalised service. With an area of 128 sq m (1,377.8 sq ), it is ensured you’ll have a comfortable and spacious stay.


OTEL KEMPINSKI

ROYAL SUITE It’s the ultimate haven at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski. Relax in the suite’s separate dining and living areas, or refresh your senses in the elegant marble bathroom with separate shower, whirlpool and luxury bathroom amenities. Guests staying in our Royal Suite can experience feeling like a royal with a separate entertainment room and a private gym all within your room. The Royal Suite offers the ultimate in contemporary palatial style, revealing meticulous aention to detail.

RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES Indulge your senses with a stimulating journey of six exceptional restaurants and lounges within Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski’s dining venues, which includes romantic seings, private dining rooms and an intriguing al fresco terrace where imaginative chefs prepare an open table of your choice for you. At Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, we promise you a journey of boundless culinary delights.

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APARTMENTS World Class Luxury Located in the highest residential tower in the heart of the new commercial and business district in Riyadh, we present Burj Rafal Kempinski's luxurious apartments that are furnished in a contemporary design to suit your desires. Our three remarkable and roomy, independent apartments offer comfort, beauty, modern furniture and elegance. With a striking design, each room is a grand statement of style and comfort – perfect for your extended stay in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Located in the heart of the new commercial and business district of Riyadh and only 23 km (16.7 mi) away from King Khalid International Airport, we present Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Apartments – your home away from home. The three categories of apartments range from 67 sq m to 128 sq m (721.2 to 1,377.8 sq ) with dynamic and panoramic views of the city.


RESENSE SPA Ultimate Relaxation Your relaxation starts here at the Resense Spa at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski. We have carefully designed every element of our spa to provide you with a luxurious experience. The 1,420 sq m (15,284 sq î…š) Resense Spa at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is the ďŹ rst Resense Spa in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It features separate male and female wellness areas, a total of 11 treatment rooms, separate saunas and steam rooms and separate indoor plunge pools. www.kempinski.com/en/riyadh/burj-rafal-hotel/

The Resense Spa is the renaissance of the classical European Spa for both women and men devoted to health and well-being. A fusion of modern and traditional design, art, music, therapies and bathing, it is the ultimate luxury Spa that leaves no detail to chance. Let your tensions melt away whilst indulging in this relaxing getaway. Learn more about our spa, an oasis of relaxation and a source of harmony.

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An Inflight Cheff.. That’s Flying Reimagined.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS Our First Class Inflight Chefs are restaurant trained. They create sevenn course menus with produce that’s market fresh. Better still, an Inflight Chef is actually on board, so they can respond to each and ever y one of your requests. It’s the perfe ect recipe fo or dining on board.


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RITZ CARLT WITH SPACIOUS SUITES, EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE, A WORLD-CLASS SPA AND EXCEPTIONAL DINING, DISCOVER A MAJESTIC OASIS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, RIYADH.

Catering to discerning guests is at the foundation of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. While it continues to host visitors of special status, our luxury hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia also provides a retreat for those who simply desire the royal treatment. The majestic grounds, lush with 600-year-old olive trees, landscaped gardens and swaying palms, offer the perfect seing for the stately structure,

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which houses 493 rooms and suites , a stunning indoor swimming pool, lavish gentlemen’s-only spa , distinct dining experiences and elegant wedding and event spaces. With such beauty, our Riyadh hotel is a natural choice for honeymoons and offers a special honeymoon package that caters to newly married couples.


TON RIYADH

An exceptional aention to detail can be found throughout this luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia, from the custom carpets that adorn the floors of our ballrooms and the tempting array of juices at Strike Bowling Alley , to the luxury bath amenities found in each of our guest rooms and suites and the selection of unique dates, such as those filled with peanut buer, offered in the Club Lounge.

Whether guests are here to make an annual pilgrimage, aend the World Luxury Expo or join loved ones to celebrate a special occasion, our hotel in Riyadh promises an unforgeable experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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RETREAT TO RITZ CARLTON’S FIVE-STAR RIYADH HOTEL IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, offers a tempting array of amenities, which include: • 493 guest rooms and suites, including twobedroom Royal suites and one-bedroom Executive suites • 62,000 square feet of event space, including state-of-the-art conference rooms and two grand ballrooms • Gentlemen’s-only spa offering signature rituals and treatments catering to business travelers • Majestic indoor heated pool offering garden views from its floor-to-ceiling windows • Collection of dining experiences highlighting international and local cuisine Dining In the Middle East, dining is a gathering of friends and family, a delightful experience that oen extends past one meal time and into the next. At The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, guests have the opportunity to enjoy this tradition at our fine dining restaurants, which offer an array of cuisines to please every palate.

Spa At The Ritz-Carlton Spa in Riyadh, gentlemen are invited to escape the pressures of business and retreat into relaxation. Whether visitors are looking to soothe sports-related soreness or enjoy a day of quiet reflection, our luxury spa professionals can assist in selecting the perfect treatment. Meetings Located in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a gathering place for some of the world’s most brilliant business minds. At The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, our 62,000 square feet of hotel conference space offers the ideal seing for international summits, high-profile board meetings and gala celebrations. Our multiple conference venues can accommodate events of nearly every size. A separate wing houses two expansive ballrooms, each offering 21,000 square feet yet with a style all their own. Complementing our event spaces are an array of meeting services, including the latest in audio-visual equipment, and exclusive catering opportunities at our Al Orjouan restaurant. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/saudiarabia/riyadh

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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS LUXURY ZONE

Some 30km from the main island of Mahé, Ile du Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolation within the Inner Island group of the Seychelles. Luminous white beaches cosset a tropical interior of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled between three granite outcrops, 110m to 180m in height, whose polished grey ramparts rise from the white sands and filigree reefs of the azure ocean.

North Island is a place that unashamedly aims at providing the very best in privacy, location, accommodation, services, facilities and experience, yet has restored its environment to a place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in warm tropical waters in colours of blue and aquamarine. The true essence of North Island is a rare encounter that is in harmony with the environment – one that touches and inspires the lives of all who walk her beaches, dive her waters and contemplate her beauty.

North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive. On this floating paradise, 11 guest villas have been For the latest news on luxury worldwide built from local materials reaped from the rehabilitation process, where luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural style we call ‘barefoot luxury’.

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