Page 1

Issue 24

DAILY

CORUM WATCHES GUCCI FASHIONS GRAFF DIAMONDS

DIAMONDS STILL A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

GRAN TURISMO MC STRADALE VEDEMA & MYSTIQUE LUXURY REDEFINED


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

A studio instead of a seat. It’s not business as usual.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS Discover the differenc ce of a Business Studio on our A380 and 787 Dreamliner. Eat when you want with menu guidance from our Food & Beverage Manager. Sleep on a large, flat bed, rela x with noise-cancelling headsets or wo ork using in-seat connection por ts and mobile or Wi-Fi connectivit y. The ideal space for work, rest and play.

|2|


NEWS | STORIES | OPINION | FEATURES | EVENTS

CONTENTS 04 12 20 24 28

Issue 24

GRAFF DIAMONDS

DAILY

Make a beeline for Harrods, where the boutique façade of its Fine Jewellery Room has been newly punctuated with the distinctive icon motif of Graff Diamonds.

Publisher Kevin Rolfe

CORUM GOLDEN BRIDGE AUTOMATIC

Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam

Riding the momentum that le an indelible imprint on watchmaking 35 years ago, Corum presents a new interpretation of its legendary Golden Bridge..

NETJETS

Whether your business takes you from city to city or from continent to continent, you can trust NetJets to never waste your time or waste your money.

MASERATI GRANTURISMO MC CENTENNIAL EDITION

To mark its glorious first centenary, Maserati has produced a car like no other: a masterpiece whose every last detail expresses the legend of the Marque.

GUCCI

A look at the must-have shoulder bags available this season from Gucci. Is there really any other choice when it comes to fashion and luxury?

ALSO IN THIS LUXURIOUS ISSUE

08 LE VOYAGE DE DELAMAIN COGNAC 11 LUXURY HI-FI SPEAKERS 16 WORLD LUXURY NEWS

32 VENDEMA & MYSTIQUE

Editor Siddharth Thaker

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

World Luxury Daily is published by World Luxury Media Momentum House, Lower Road, London, SE1 8SJ, United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7925 0000 M: +44 (0) 7792965550 E: advertising@worldluxurydaily.com www.worldluxurydaily.com The use of our Website and Digital Magazine are all subject to the following: All rights reserved. No part of www.worldluxurydaily.com may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmied, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission from world luxury daily. Whilst every effort has been made to check the information contained in this issue of world luxury daily magazine, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of world luxury daily publishing. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright of the individual contribution is that of the contributors. Every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders of images. We apologise in advance for any unintentional omissions and would be pleased to insert the appropriate acknowledgment in any subsequent publication.

© 2016 World Luxury Media LUXURY REDEFINED

|3|


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

LUXURY JEWELLERY

GRAFF DIAMONDS Haute couture. Luxury homeware. Iconic luxury retailer Harrods has long been a lavish shopper's paradise for those with discerning taste. Now those with a taste for exquisite jewels can make a beeline for Harrods’ iconic Knightsbridge department store on Brompton Road, where the boutique façade of its Fine Jewellery Room has been newly punctuated with the distinctive icon motif of Graff Diamonds.

|4|

Step into the space, and you'll see an elaborate Bohemia Crystal chandelier above you with hundreds of hand-blown glass spheres in gold, bronze and silver notes suspending from the ceiling, lighting up the entire boutique and its fine display of jewellery pieces.


Brushed gold and glass showcases — displaying opulent diamonds and gemstones — line the boutique store walls, clad with bedazzlingly golden dichroic glass mirrors. Richly toned American walnut paneled walls and a monochrome-hued floor of Cipolino, Pentelikon and Verde Assoluto marble add a fine sheen to the store interiors.

This is Graff Diamonds' gorgeously fied expanded store — all 1242 sq  of it — at Harrods. Helmed by Graff’s in-house Monaco-based interior design team, the materials for the store were sourced from all across the world.

LUXURY REDEFINED

|5|


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

As Graff chief executive officer Francois Graff comments of the Harrods store that first launched last year before its current expanded location, “The significantly expanded store will enable our clientele to further experience the exemplary crasmanship incorporated into our exceptional jewels and innovative timepieces from Graff Luxury Watches."

|6|

With over five decades at the height of the luxury jewellery industry, the 1960-founded diamond brand remains as a family business. Graff Diamonds has reputedly handled more diamonds of rarity and beauty than any other jeweller in the world.


Notably, four of the five largest diamonds to be uncovered in this century were cut and polished by it. In the last decade, it has also expanded to include a luxury watch business since 2008 with patented diamond seings.

www.graffdiamonds.com

In 2016, the brand expansion will see Graff's global network span across 55 stores. At Harrods, two dedicated VIP rooms will also be introduced, says Harrods fashion director Helen David.

www.world-diamond-news.com LUXURY REDEFINED

|7|


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

LUXURY COGNAC

LE VOYAGE DE

DELAMAIN A very limited and sought-aer cognac from the house of Delamain. A blend of their finest old Grande Champagne Cognacs presented in a Baccarat decanter itself sat inside a fan-shaped gi box styled aer an old school camera's bellows. The New and extremely rare Cognac from Delamain each one individually numbered with only 500 pieces available worldwide presented ina Baccarat decanter What makes this Cognac extraordinary is the blend of extremely old eaux-de-vie that has been nurtured in the famous demi-johns in the Delamain cellars. These glass vessels protect the ancient spirit that has matured into a veritable treasure. Such an elixir traces the history of Delamain and represents a living archive of the house.

|8|

Whilst the labels indicating the grand age of the Cognacs have faded, the perfect seal of each demijohn has prevented any evaporation. These treasures from the last century, inestimable and ultra rare should only be seen on exceptional occasions. 'Le Voyage de Delamain' invites you to discover the cra of another epoque.

This Cognac remains in homage to the founder James Delamain, who as a young man returned to France over a century aer his family had fled to Ireland. The descendants of James Delamain are still in aendance today, eager to discover the grand eauxde-vie preserved by their ancestors. The blend of cognacs reveals a host of subtle sensations: all the perfumes of Russian leather, the musky aroma of the tropics, the heady scent of tobacco from the Americas, of coffee from Africa heralding the spicy hints of the Far East and finally the bouquet of grapes from the hillsides of the Grande Champagne. 'Le Voyage de Delamain' is the heart of the jewel, housed in a magnificent Baccarat decanter with the purest curves and lines and surrounded by an exquisite leather casket evoking the traditional bellows used for luggage in times gone by. www.delamain-cognac.fr/us/


www.worldwinenews.co LUXURY REDEFINED

|9|


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 2 | XX Date 2016


Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution Listening to music is ecstasy, seduction, rapture and intense pleasure: never should it be constriction or nuisance. This is the basis of our belief that natural and fatigue free listening are the keys to obtaining ideal sound reproduction: suggestive and sensual. www.sonusfaber.com/ en-us/products/guarnerievolution

www.luxnews.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 11 |


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

LUXURY WATCHES

CORUM

G A

I

POWER AND CONTRASTS FOR A LEGEND IN MOVEMENT Like a burning fire born of an alliance between gold and titanium, the legendary Golden Bridge Automatic from Corum appears in a whole new light. Contrasts, transparency and an exceptional mechanism combine in this new interpretation of an iconic contemporary Haute Horlogerie model. Beating steadily at its heart is the spectacular and exclusive Corum CO313 caliber with its linear oscillating weight, set off to its best advantage by the metallized sapphire dial. Or what happens when history meets the future. In 1980, a time when conformism and caution were all too prevalent, Corum caused a major ripple in watch industry waters by presenting its Golden Bridge baguee movement. This incredible mechanical caliber defying the laws of horological kinetics had what it takes to go down in history. It did just that and ever since, not content with merely turning heads, it has constantly evolved, proving an ever greater source of fascination in its tourbillon version – and in 2011 with a spectacular automatic development featuring a linear oscillating weight.

| 12 |

Riding the same innovative momentum that le an indelible imprint on watchmaking almost 35 years ago, Corum now presents a new interpretation of its legendary Golden Bridge.

Combining the gold of a fabled movement with the titanium of a sleek, sophisticated case, the new Golden Bridge Automatic demonstrates the wide range of skills cultivated by Corum. From the mechanical complexity of its exceptional movement to the powerful design of a case in titanium grade 5 with black DLC treatment, the new Golden Bridge is a comprehensive expression of its multiple fields of competence. The new Golden Bridge Automatic in titanium – clad in a contrasting black color that admirably highlights the gold movement – plays the alchemist with the theme of transparency by revealing a subtle architecture. From this 360° transparency when the watch is not worn, it turns opaque once secured to the wrist, which is duly hidden from sight in order to enhance the magic of an exclusive linear mechanism. The secret of this fascinating orchestration lies in a striated metalized decoration on the sapphire crystal case back. This stunningly transparent architecture creates a play on perspectives, alternating hiding or revealing the exterior elements of the watch. Made of gold like the movement itself, the hourmarkers applied on the sapphire dial accentuate the overall depth effect, while the openworked hands lend a light, airy touch.


GOLDEN BRIDGE AUTOMATIC

IN TITANIUM

Beating at the heart of this fascinating set of optical effects is Corum’s exclusive CO313 caliber, an automatic linear-winding baguee movement. Equipped with a platinum linear oscillating weight along with a slipping spring mechanism, this mechanical masterpiece beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and enjoys a 40hour power reserve. The 194-part movement also features a variable-inertia balance – a guarantee of long-term high precision – and a miniaturized barrel designed to avoid disrupting the resolutely vertical nature of this model. The mainplate and bridges are in 18K red gold, adorned with a finely hand-craed vertical guilloché motif providing a delightful visual accompaniment for the linear motion of the oscillating weight. Reflecting a confident, self-assured nature, the new Corum Golden Bridge Automatic comes on a black crocodile strap fied with a titanium pin buckle bearing the Corum key, and is water-resistant to 30 meters. www.corum.ch/en/collection/bridge

www.worldwatchnews.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 13 |


world luxury | WEEKLY | Issue 3 | world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

| 170 |


An unparallelled experience that you can tailor entirely to your dreams

The only one of its kind on the island, our luxury ďŹ ve-star resort will delight guests with the quiet opulence of its private villas. Drawing on its Indian heritage, the Maradiva experience, which includes an award-winning Holistic Spa, haute cuisine and a private pool in the grounds of every villa, is synonymous to understated elegance and impeccable service. www.maradiva.com

LUXURY REDEFINED

| 171 |


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

Set along the spectacular Bodrum coast with the Aegean Sea as it's backdrop, the Jumeirah Bodrum Palace is just a 10 minute drive from Bodrum city centre, nestled in the natural beauty of Zeytinlikahve Cove and 20 minutes from Bodrum International Airport. With their selection of sophisticated restaurants and bars offer guests world-class cuisine and award-winning chefs, whilst their tranquil spa will provide relaxation, pampering and pleasure. An authentic center for wellness and the ultimate in SPA Experiences in the region, Talise Spa, Bodrum Palace is an experience like no other.. www.jumeirah.com/en/hotelsresorts/bodrum/jumeirah-bodrum-palace/

>>

Beauty, Tranquility And Luxury On The Aegean Sea Start reserving your stay now at the luxurious resort Jumeirah Bodrum Palace as they will be taking reservations for next week's bank holiday Monday on the 1st of May! Don't miss out on this brilliant opportunity!

B/Aitude Spa The Perfect Pampering Welcome to your new pampering hot spot, The B/Aitude Spa! Where luxury meets harmony in Dubai. This absolute haven welcomes each guest to a whole new adventure by opening up your senses using their natural products through their oriental treatments which help restore balance and harmony in your mind and body. Indulge in a

New Luxury Resort in Ajman

>> | 16 |

The LUX* Al Zorah in Ajman, neighbouring state to Dubai is set to open in Summer 2017! This luxury resort is situated along the stunning coastline of Ajman and only 40 minutes drive from Dubai's Airport, 10 minutes from Sharjah Airport and even closer to the main marina located on the adjacent peninsula. Craed to offer the ultimate oasis of barefoot luxury, Lux* Al Zorah connects you to the locale of Ajman through effortless living. In addition to this their incredible LUX* ME Wellness Centre will take you to another place of sanctuary where you can get the most out of your stay by releasing stress in the spa! Including a chance to tone up with bespoke fitness programs, chilling out daily with yoga and enjoying the delights of healthy cuisine that tastes great! www.luxresorts.com/en/hotel-alzorah/

Luxury News


Luxury News Ozone and Aqua, Hong Kong

>> >>

Ozone at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong, the highest bar in the world, has a long row of bar stools along its floor to ceiling picture window. You sele on a stool, place your Mojito on the counter in front of you, and stare out at a view of… nothing much. Where is Hong Kong? You lower your sights and, far below you, is a meandering stretch of water lined by buildings. The city that takes your breath away with its architectural glamour from the ground is now so far beneath you, from the 118th floor, that it almost loses impact; I was reminded of looking at Paris from a helicopter once, and pondering that human achievement needs to be appreciated at the scale it was created on.

truly Middle Eastern massage experience as warmed aromatic oil is poured over the skin. Experience their unique Oriental Body Massage with traditional Argan / Figs & Dates oil and you will be uncaptured into the world of UAE, this luxurious massage will restore moisture in the skin! www.baitudespa-dubai.com

>>

The Astor Grill, Cliveden House

What’s new? Cliveden House, the grand Italianate mansion on the Thames where society lady Nancy Astor once hosted her legendary house parties (aended by the likes of Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and Lawrence of Arabia) and where John Profumo made his fateful encounter with Christine Keeler by the pool in 1961, has a new restaurant: the Astor Grill.Behind the scenes: The estate itself belongs to the National Trust (hence the ladies of a certain age poking around in the flower beds) but the hotel is now in the hands of billionaire property magnates, Ian and Richard Livingstone, owners of Chewton Glen, who picked it up for £30m in 2012 when Von Essen went under. Executive chef, André Garre, previously of Galvin at Windows, is a Roux Scholar known for his meticulous culinary crasmanship anchored in the classics. www.clivedenhouse.co.uk

www.luxnews.co www.worldluxuryfashionnews.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 17 |


“Celebrating excellence in travel since 1993”

LATIN AMERICA GALA CEREMONY 2016 1st October 2016 Peru, Lima worldtravelawards.com wtravelawards

worldtravelawards


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

LUXURY JETS

NETJET Whether your business takes you from city to city or from continent to continent, you can trust NetJets to never waste your time or waste your money. We combine the strength of an airline with the one-to-one support, value and flexibility your business needs to perform. Only pay for the hours you actually fly Owning a business jet outright means bearing the whole cost yourself, including downtime. With NetJets you pay only for the hours you fly, and you share the overheads with other Owners. Your share is protected NetJets Europe is backed by Warren Buffe’s Berkshire Hathaway – one of the world’s strongest companies. While several business jet charter companies have gone into administration in recent years, your investment is secure with NetJets.

| 20 |

Cut your travel time in half Drive straight to the aircra, board and fly in as lile as 10 minutes. Every flight is direct, with no queues, delays or cancellations. Take time to think The aircra is all yours, so you can work and hold meetings in peace and privacy. No prying eyes, no lost productivity. And because our journey times are shorter, you arrive feeling relaxed and refreshed.


TS

A POWERFUL TOOL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

We fly when you're ready Set the schedule based on what’s good for your business – not someone else’s. Other operators fly the routes and times that suit them, but NetJets flies whenever and wherever you choose. Your costs are predictable The price you pay is fixed for the lifetime of your share, subject only to increases for inflation and warranties. You pay no aircra positioning costs in Europe, North American and the Caribbean, no unpredictable maintenance bills, and hardly ever for cancellations. www.netjets.com

www.luxnews.co LUXURY REDEFINED

| 21 |


presents


World Luxury Expo, Seoul 2–4 SEPTEMBER 2016 Showcasing a selection of the World’s Leading Luxury Brands ACCESS BY INVITATION ONLY Grand Hyatt, Seoul From 11:00 – 21:00 daily

world-luxury-expo.com/world-luxuryexpo-seoul


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

MASERAT GRANTUR

| 24 |

To mark its glorious first centenary, Maserati has produced a car like no other: a masterpiece whose every last detail expresses the legend that is the Marque of the Trident. The GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition is unrivalled in its power, performance and crasmanship. This is Maserati passion and innovation at its best, sporting all the stunning lines that have made the brand an international design icon since it first sped onto the scene in 1914.

Elegant and urbanite with an aggressive sporty edge, the GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition is a bold tribute to one hundred years of Maserati. The illustrious past of the House of the Trident is clearly present in the genetics of the model, yet this GranTurismo also paves the way for future generations.


LUXURY CARS

I RISMO MC CENTENNIAL EDITION

www.worldluxurycarnews.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 25 |


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

STILL WATERS RUN DEEP Despite its traditional GranTurismo silhouee, this centennial edition stands apart from its forbears. The new Rosso Magma colour was designed to achieve the appearance of motion, even when the car is stationary. Applied in three coats, the shade varies subtly depending on the light to reveal deep undertones of purple and blue: perfection at 0km/h. The alternative launch shade, Blu Inchiostro, represents a stunning visual reference to both Maserati’s home city of Bologna and its iconic oval emblem. Five further paintwork colours are also available, ensuring a truly personalised experience for every driver. AN EYE FOR DETAIL The centennial edition’s stunning selection of eyecatching exterior finishes is the perfect complement to the spirit of the model. The pearlescent red of the paintwork is partnered with an accent of colour on the large callipers of

| 26 |

the carbon ceramic brakes, visible behind the spokes of the MC Design wheels. This shade is offset by sleek black carbon fibre detailing on the rear spoiler, door handles and door mirror casings. Lastly, the unique Maserati Centennial logo proudly emblazoned on the hubcaps pays one last homage to one hundred years of innovative design. BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE The interior of the GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition rivals the exterior’s statement aesthetic. Visually striking accent panels on the headrests, armrests and steering wheel create a look that is as powerful as it is elegant. The sporty appearance of the interior is enhanced by carbon fibre inserts on the dashboard and seat surrounds, while the celebratory Maserati Centennial logo takes pride of place on the kick plate.


A SPORTSMAN AT HEART The GranTurismo MC Stradale Maserati Centennial Special Edition is powered by the 460 HP, 4.7 litre V8 that first appeared in the GranTurismo Sport, combined with a robotised, 6speed MC Race Shi gearbox that guarantees superb performance and a top speed of 303 km/h. This highly innovative engine is designed to adapt to the driving environment, emiing a discreet purr in an urban seing and powerful roar on the open road. A BESPOKE INTERIOR The headrests of this exclusive edition display an embroidered Trident as a visual reference to the iconic logo. Eye-catching features also include contrasting stitching on the dashboard and central tunnel, along with the Maserati Centennial logo that takes pride of place on the kick plate. Even the carpets have not been overlooked: their new coloured borders reflect the accent colour used elsewhere in the interior.

MAKING AN IMPRESSION As well as Rosso Magma, three more triple-coat colours have been created to celebrate Maserati’s centenary, each one matched to specific interiors: Blu Inchiostro, Grigio Pietra (with mica providing an interesting metallic effect) and Bianco Birdcage. Nero Carbonio, Bianco Eldorado and Grigio Granito then complete the choice of colours. www.maserati.com/maserati/en/en/index/ models/granturismo/granturismo-mc-stradalecentennial-edition.html

www.worldluxurycarnews.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 27 |


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

LUXURY FASHION

GUCC

SHOULDER

GG Marmont leather shoulder bag The medium GG Marmont chain shoulder bag has a structured shape and oversized ap closure completed with our Double G hardware. The sliding chain strap can be worn multiple ways, changing between a shoulder and a top handle bag. Made in our shiny leather with an intense appearance, the ďŹ rm compact feel of this leather is ideal for structured bags.

| 28 |


CI

GG Marmont leather backpack A GG Marmont leather backpack with Western details on the front ap and a heart leather tab on the end of the adjustable pull.

R BAGS Dionysus tropical print top handle bag

A structured top handle bag with our textured tiger head spur closure-a unique detail referencing the Greek god Dionysus, who in myth is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent to him by Zeus. The sliding chain strap can be worn multiple ways, changing between a shoulder and a top handle bag. Made in our new tropical print a new print depicting birds and tropical plants in strong, bright colors against a black background.

GG Marmont leather shoulder bag Feline metal studs sit on the sides of this ap shoulder bag with a chain strap and web detail.

Sylvie leather shoulder bag A small leather structured shoulder bag with two interchangeable straps, one in black leather the other in blue/red/blue ribbon. Made in our smooth, classic leather.

www.worldluxuryfashionnews.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 29 |


A private apartment in First Class. That’s Flying Reimagined.

In the First Apartment on our A380 you can relax in a large leather armchair befo ore retiring to the comfo ort of a separate bed, dressed with all-natural bed linen. Enjoy a seven-course tasting menu prepared by our Inflight Chef.. Ta ake a refreshing shower in the First Class bathroom befo ore landing.


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

LUXURY HOTELS

MYSTIQ A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, SANTORINI Rooms Nature-inspired design, handcraed from wood and stone, harmonizes with stark, authentic architecture and modern amenities. All suites and villas open onto panoramic sea-facing terraces or balconies with relaxing daybeds, an open-air dining area, and absolutely stunning views of the sea and the caldera. Spanning 70 square meters each, the freestanding Secrecy Villas and the Mystery Villa provide the utmost Mystique experiences. Enriching facilities and expansive private terraces with outdoor Jacuzzi tubs distinguish these unparalleled accommodations. Each Secrecy Villa’s terrace has a dining area and a private plunge pool, while the Mystery Villa boasts a secluded infinity pool. In addition to a private fitness room, each villa’s interior includes a dedicated dining area. Location With one of the world’s most unique and celebrated addresses, our spectacular seing lends itself to rich and memorable travel experiences.

| 32 |

Features Mystique is made to reinvigorate. Here the soul and natural habitat are restored. Mountain bikes get you around Oia at your own pace, while a massage in the privacy of your suite rounds off the experience on a sanctuary that provides the best in seclusion, location, and accommodations. Santorini’s alluring beauty is highlighted at the infinity pool. Hanging on the volcanic cliff above the Aegean waters, it offers breathtaking views of the Caldera and the deep blue sea. A signature cocktail completes the experience. A wide selection of body massages, wraps, and facial treatments is offered in the exquisite spa or in the privacy of your suite or villa. www.starwoodhotels.com/luxury/property/over view/index.html?propertyID=3022&EM=VTY_L C_3022_MYSTIQUE_PROP_OVERVIEW


QUE

www.worldsleadinghotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 33 |


world luxury | DAILY | Issue 24 |

LUXURY HOTELS

VEDEMA A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, SANTORINI

Presidential Villa This century old neoclassical Eliopoulos Mansion, originally a captain’s house, was designed by celebrated Greek decorator Aggelos Aggelopoulos. Incorporating the customary color combination of white and turquoise, he has given the villa an authentic, modern feel that reflects the culture that 19th Century ship owners— arriving from travels abroad—brought to Santorini. Outdoors, the exceptional villa grounds boast 200-square-meters of private patios and verandas. A heated hydro-massage pool is positioned on the patio and an open-air Jacuzzi resides in the courtyard. Marvel at the surrounding village, cerulean sea, and emerald vineyard views while idling on poolside chaise lounges or couches in the additional outdoor seating area.

| 34 |

Location Santorini—also known as Thira—is renowned as the most beautiful of Greece’s 56 Cycladic Islands. Located 200 kilometers southeast of the mainland, the island covers 96-square-kilometers and aracts international tourists seeking its volcanic black-sandy beaches, sugar-cube Cycladic buildings, twisting stone alleyways with gregarious nightlife, blue-domed churches, and azure sea.

Santorini’s dramatic beauty was formed by a massive volcanic eruption that took place over three and a half thousand years ago around 16451600 BC. Rumors abound that this eruption was the demise of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Lost city or not, Santorini is steeped in rich history, and Vedema Resort has the advantage of being located near the airport and the port of Athinios—convenient to all area aractions. Features When Antonis Elliopoulos founded Vedema Resort, his aim was to build a first-class resort ideally situated in the heart of stunning Santorini. These premier principles are reflected today in the exceptional service provided by our Luxury Collection Concierge and 24-hour Front Desk, onhand at all times to arrange on-site wine tasting, international newspaper delivery service NewspaperDirect, luggage transport service Luggage Liaison, and much more. Taking full advantage of the island’s gis are our Private Beach and numerous recreational activities. www.starwoodhotels.com/luxury/property/over view/index.html?


www.worldsleadinghotelsandresorts.com LUXURY REDEFINED

| 35 |


www.worldluxurydaily.com

World Luxury Daily - Issue 24  

Yes, it's still true—Diamonds are still a Girl's best Friend. In today's issue prepared to be dazzled by Graff Diamonds, seduced by Gucci Ba...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you