EMIRATES PALACE INTRODUCES
THE ABU DHABI SPA EXPERIENCE ARMANI HOTEL POLO FALCONRY
PÉTRUS & CRISTAL THEME PARKS CASINOS
A dedicated Food & Beverage Manager. That’s Flying Reimagined.
His role? He’s your guide to our extensive Business Class menus and will expertly pair your meal selection with our most complementary wine. You choose to eat at a time that suits you and he’ll be ready to take your order.
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Drawing inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural traditions and the natural beauty of the Arabian Sea, Emirates Palace is proud to introduce its new spa.
Publisher Kevin Rolfe
ARMANI HOTEL DUBAI
Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam
Armani Hotel Dubai, the ﬁrst hotel designed by Giorgio Armani, oﬀers visitors to Dubai an unprecedented choice for luxurious indulgence..
GALAXY CASINO MACAU
Galaxy Macau includes more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across three WorldClass Asian hotels.
Since its inception, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has emerged as one of the most reputed falcon hospitals in the Gulf region.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to welcome thrill seekers from around the world onboard its record breaking roller coaster Flying Aces.
ALSO IN THIS LUXURIOUS ISSUE
08 PÉTRUS & CRISTAL 11 ASPINALL LEATHER GOODS 14 WORLD LUXURY NEWS
22 CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN CARS 26 POLO 34 YAS WATERWORLD
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
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MARHARBA WELCOME TO EMIRATES PALACE As Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmark, Emirates Palace embraces the rich culture and colourful traditions of this region. Through luxurious amenities and personalized service, we invite you to experience the warmth and generosity of Arabian hospitality at the premier address in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Drawing inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural traditions and the natural beauty of the Arabian Sea, Emirates Palace is proud to introduce its new spa. Featuring an exotic blend of Moroccaninspired interiors, domes and graceful archways interlaced with delicate furnishings and spa ﬁings, enjoy everything from a manicure to a Moroccan Hammam treatment, as well as barber services for gentlemen.
Popular treatments are combined with new products and spa practices to introduce a menu of bespoke experiences unparalleled in the bustling capital of the UAE. Partnering with famous brands such as Amra, Forlle’d, Bastien Gonzales and Gentlemen’s Tonic, step into the new Emirates Palace Spa to experience luxury and relaxation like never before, with world class products and purely indulgent packages aimed to ignite a sense of balance and serenity. Choose from a selection of exclusive soulful escapes, where pearls, gold and minerals are a real and glamorous pampering to your skin. Embark on a journey where mystical enchantment is created, self-reﬂection is embraced and remarkable encounters are the key to creating a haven for all time travellers. www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emiratespalace/welcome/
DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM ABU DHABI’S RICH CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE ARABIAN SEA, EMIRATES PALACE IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE ITS NEW SPA.
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PIONEERING A NEW GENERATION OF SKINCARE LUXURY HEALTHCARE
“ADVANCING THE SCIENCE OF SKINCARE IS MORE THAN A PASSION FOR ME; IT IS MY LIFE´S WORK AND THE FOUNDATION OF QMS” — DR. MED ERICH SCHULTE Since launching in 1986 Dr. med. Erich Schulte, founder of QMS Medicosmetics has revolutionized the way we treat and care for our skin. World’s Best Spa Brand 2015 at the World Spa Awards. IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION Dr. Schulte combines his passion for science with his vast experience whilst working as a surgeon in the ﬁelds of trauma and cosmetic surgery, to continually evolve the eﬀectiveness of skincare. He sees the future of skincare as being interlinked with the development of modern technologies used to transport the ingredients deep into the epidermal layer. With every QMS Medicosmetics product you experience powerful, intelligent skincare formulations based on scientiﬁc logic not miracles. “My vision was to design a complete system of rejuvenating skincare that combines revolutionary techniques and with the highest quality ingredients,” says Dr Schulte.
WhaT IT CaN DO FOR YOU Skincare maers and whatever your age you need to take care of your skin, it is aer all the largest organ in your body. Every element of QMS Medicosmetics skincare products and treatment collection has been designed to improve the appearance and wellbeing of the skin, not just in the short term but to also deliver long-lasting beneﬁts. Great skincare takes time to achieve and the QMS Medicosmetics story started long before our ﬁrst product was launched. When you enjoy our products or one of our treatments you can be reassured you are experiencing decades of established expertise focused on the simple but important credo of 'to look good is to feel good'. Unlock the key to skin health with an eﬀective regimen of well-chosen products and our compact collection addresses an extensive range of face and body skincare needs, whether used singly or in combination our unique formulas will provide proven results. www.qmsmedicosmetics.com
VISIT THE MOST MODERN CENTRE FOR HEALTH IN EUROPE. ENJOY THE SPACE, TRANQUILLITY AND WHAT THE LANS MED CONCEPT - WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO THE INDIVIDUAL - HAS TO OFFER YOU PERSONALLY. At Tegernsee, discover directly how everything comes full circle: health, enjoyment, nature and regeneration complement each other in a unique and unforgeable experience. Experience a health resort unique to Europe. TaKE a BREaTh OF FRESh aIR Body and mind in harmony. The LANS Med Concept – based on Modern Mayr Medicine and the latest medical know-how - is speciﬁcally designed to suit you individually. What we oﬀer comprises a individually designed, sensitive detoxiﬁcation, cleansing and de-acidiﬁcation process, sports-science based performance increasing therapies and energetic treatments. Replenish your body what is taken from it through everyday life.
REPLENISh YOUR ENERGY Gain new energy. Lanserhof have inspired an impressive architectural vision for life spread across 21,000 square metres. This vision was created by the award-winning architect Christoph Ingehoven and landscape architect Enzo Enea. Light is omnipresent. It radiates through the impressive window façade and ﬁlls the high-grade naturally furnished interior with warmth. Relax in our newly constructed bathhouse, swim in our all year round heated saltwater pool , and bring the day to a relaxing end the day by joining other guests for a cup of tea in our ﬁreplace lounge in the hotel area. www.lanserhof.com
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ONE OF THE WORLD`S RAREST AND MOST EXPENSIVE WINES
PÉTRUS Pétrus, one of the world`s rarest and most expensive wines was virtually unheard of 30 years ago. It was only when the Moueix family bought a half share in the property in 1962 that its true potential began to be fully realised. Pétrus is now under the direction of Christian Moueix and oenologist, Jean Claude Berrouet. The 11.4 hectare vineyard is located on a plateau on the highest part of Pomerol in the far east of the appellation. The topsoil and the subsoil at Pétrus is almost all clay (in neigbouring properties the soil is a mixture of gravel-sand or clay-sand) and Merlot ﬂourishes in this soil. Pétrus' vineyard is planted with 95% Merlot. The vines are unusually old and are only replanted aer they reach 70 years of age. The grapes are hand harvested only in the aernoon, when the morning dew has evaporated, so as not to risk even the slightest dilution of quality. The grapes are fermented in cement vats and the wine is aged in 100% new oak barrels for 22-28 months. It is boled unﬁltered. Pétrus is extraordinarily rich, powerful and concentrated, oen with characteristics of chocolates, truﬄes, Asian spices and ultra-ripe, creamy, black fruits. Pétrus is usually approachable aer a decade or so in bole, but the wines from the very greatest years will continue improving for many more years. WE RECOmmEND: 1985 Pétrus, Pomerol Seductive nose of classy black fruits leading on to a palate packed with ripe blackcurrant fruit, roasted coﬀee, vanilla, and Asian spices. Superb concentration and great length. Perfect example of a mature Pomerol. Imperial – £13,490.00 per bole Available at: www.bbr.com/producer-400-petrus
IN 1876 LOUIS ROEDERER CREATED THE NOW FAMOUS CRISTAL
CRISTAL Louis Roederer, a wonderful family-owned Champagne house founded in 1776, has a tremendous reputation for quality.The Louis Roederer House has remained an independent, family-owned company and is now managed by Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the lineage. 80% of the ﬁrm's needs are supplied by their own, magniﬁcent, 444 acres of vineyard holdings. Louis Roederer's Pinot Noir based non-vintage Brut Premier is powerful and richlyhoneyed and is far superior to most other producers` vintage Champagnes. In 1876 Louis Roederer created the now famous Cristal, at the request of Alexander II. This once intensely sweet wine is now one of the most luscious, deeply ﬂavoured champagnes available, with the '88, '89 and '90 among the greatest Cristals ever released. WE RECOmmEND: 2006 Champagne Louis Roederer, Cristal, Brut - around £350 per bole Jean Baptiste, Cristal’s Cellar Master, tells me that there are two types of Cristal, this is due to Champagne’s location right on the watershed between a continental climate and a maritime climate. In any individual year the climate that is the dominant force dictates the style, a continental vintage leads to pinot noir ﬂourishing, whereas chardonnay loves a maritime dominated year. In 2006 the continental conditions were to the fore and so the resulting wines was rich and powerful, conversely, in 2007 chardonnay ﬂourished in a year that had a long a cool growing season. The result is that the 2007 has a wonderful purity, reminiscent of the ﬁnest blanc de blancs. You are greeted by a nose of nougat, with hints of white chocolate and just a touch of lemon. The palate is a pure, ﬁne expression of Champagne, a tiniest hint of redcurrant that then steps aside to allow the main characters of lemon, apple and pear to come through. This is a master class from one of the very top names in Champagne, they clearly have felt no need to try to push this wine and the result is a Champagne that is harmonious and ﬁne, a wine that should appeal to anyone who values restraint over excess.
Available at: www.louis-roederer.com/en/wine/cristal
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TRAVEL COLLECTION DELUXE TRAVEL COLLECTION IN SMOOTH COGNAC & STONE SUEDE. Sophisticated, elegant and very chic our Aspinal Deluxe Plain Travel Collection will look a million dollars when you next ﬂourih your tickets. Includes two stunning luggage tags, an Aspinal deluxe passport cover embossed with 'PASSPORT' and ﬁnally the Aspinal deluxe travel wallet. All are handmade from the ﬁnest smooth cognac Italian calf leather, luxuriously lined in contrasting plush stone so-suede and secured with a snap closure. LEaThER TRaVEL WaLLETS The Aspinal Collection of Leather travel wallets for women are individually handmade in our workshops by our master crasmen and available in textured premium jewel calf leather, so and smooth English Bridle Leather or stunning Mock Croc Calf and Lizard print Italian calf leather. Each leather travel wallet is luxuriously lined in moire silk and contrasting plush so-suede and contains one large gusseted pocket, four separate full length compartments for travel documents, tickets, passports etc. There is also one full length zip closure pocket for any coins or travel accessories. At the front you will ﬁnd a handy
compartments for your boarding pass. Aspinal travel wallets are sophisticated, elegant and very chic, so if you want to feel a million dollars when you next ﬂourish your tickets, an Aspinal travel wallet is a must. PERSONaLISED LaDIES TRaVEL WaLLETS All Aspinal classic and deluxe travel document wallets can be personalised with initials. www.aspinaloflondon.com
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INDULGE IN SHEER LUXURY
ARMANI HO EVERY ASPECT OF THE HOTEL’S DESIGN AND SERVICE OFFERINGS HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND PLANNED BY GIORGIO ARMANI HIMSELF, FROM THE BESPOKE FURNISHINGS TO RESTAURANT MENUS AND IN-ROOM AMENITIES.
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Armani Hotel Dubai, the ﬁrst hotel designed by Giorgio Armani, in collaboration with leading property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, in Burj Khalifa, is oﬀering visitors to Dubai an unprecedented choice for luxurious indulgence in elegant seings. A spokesperson for Emaar Hotels & Resorts, said: “Armani Hotel Dubai has created a new benchmark in luxury hospitality, pushing the accepted norms and frontiers in the industry. The collaboration with Giorgio Armani brings a new level of aesthetics to the hotel. Additionally, the concept of Lifestyle Managers, who meet every need of the guests, introduced for the ﬁrst time in Armani Hotel Dubai, has redeﬁned service standards.” Emaar Hotels & Resorts spokesperson added: “The ‘Stay with Armani’ philosophy has been overwhelmingly well received by guests, as it
ensures they beneﬁt from a ‘home-away-fromhome’ experience that goes well beyond visual aesthetics. The hotel also enjoys several other special features, including the location in Burj Khalifa, which means it possesses unparalleled views of Dubai and beyond.” Located in Burj Khalifa, occupying the ﬂoors concourse to 8 and levels 38 and 39, the hotel features 160 luxurious guest rooms and suites, seven innovative restaurants, exclusive retail outlets and a spa. Practicality and elegance, the cornerstones of Armani’s signature style, combine with precious materials and sophisticated ﬁnishes to create a highly personalised space. The choice of restaurants, all hugely popular with guests and walk-in diners, includes a selection of world cuisines ranging from Japanese and Indian to Mediterranean and authentic Italian ﬁne dining.
Y AT THE ELEGANT
Also popular among guests are the three exclusive retail outlets: Armani/Galleria, the ﬁrst and only place in Dubai where the Giorgio Armani/Privé collection is showcased; Armani/Dolci, a luxurious confectionary store oﬀering a selection of chocolates, and more; and Armani/Fiori, a ﬂoral boutique oﬀering exquisite fresh ﬂower arrangements and exclusively designed vases by Giorgio Armani. Based on the philosophy that travel is as much an emotional journey as a physical one, Armani Hotel Dubai assigns each hotel guest a personal Lifestyle Manager who will serve as a personal contact and host from the moment they make a reservation to the time they check out and even beyond. As part of Armani Hotel Dubai’s continuous commitment to originate value-added features, the hotel introduced Armani/SPA, oﬀering fully
tailored sensory experiences that suit individual needs. Each unique space in the Armani/SPA provides a context for personalized treatments, personal ﬁtness and sequential thermal bathing, as well as for private and social relaxation. Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, described as “The Centre of Now”, and is within walking distance of The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination.
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WhY: Exquisite design, exceptional cuisine, and a prime location in Italy’s eternally stylish city.($1.4bn).
The tastemakers of Italy’s fashion capital have a stylish new headquarters. Opened in July, the Mandarin Oriental, Milan, occupies four 18thcentury structures that have been transformed into an of-the-moment hotel with mint-hued walls, glossy Carrara-marble ﬂoors, and custom furnishings in deep lavender velvet and tawny leather. The local ﬁrm Antonio Cierio Patricia Viel Interiors looked to the city’s midcentury highsociety estates when designing the hotel’s courtyard restaurant, where chef Antonio Guida serves dishes such as ﬁg-fed chicken on pearls of fregula pasta, and squid-ink risoo topped with calamari and spicy cardamom sauce. For antipasti and aperitivi, fashionable locals and guests gather at the hotel’s dramatic black-and-white-tiled Mandarin Bar.
WhaT: Mandarin Oriental’s ﬁrst hotel in Italy features 104 rooms and suites, a 9,600-squarefoot spa, and two restaurants. WhERE: In the city’s Quadrilatero della Moda district, within strolling distance of La Scala, the Milan Cathedral, and the luxury boutiques of Via Manzoni.
World's most expensive Easter eggs go on sale For extreme chocolate lovers. www.choccywoccydoodah.com/
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Winner of the World's Best Female Spa 2015 The Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA at Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh was voted the Worldâ€™s Best Female Spa 2015 at the 1st Annual World Spa Awards hosted in Vietnam.
Relax, unwind and savor every revitalizing moment.. Glimmering and glistening like the jewel in the crown of the Al Faisaliah Hotel, the spa 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. Seek these remarkable services at the one and only ESPA! www.alfaisaliahspa.com/index.php
Reno Spa Awarded Forbes Four-Star Designation
Indulge your senses and delight in a world of unrivalled luxury at the incredible Al Faisaliah Women's Spa by ESPA. Deeply therapeutic treatments, outstanding facilities and exquisite ambiance deliver a truly indulgent ladies-only Spa experience in the heart of Riyadh.
Monarch Casino & Resort announced today that Spa Atlantis at the Company's Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno has earned the highly coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star designation, the only spa to aî…&#x;ain this recognition in northern Nevada. Of the over 20,000 spas in the United States, Forbes has recognized only 180 Four-Star spas, thus placing Spa Atlantis on its exclusive list of the most luxurious spas in the world. www.atlantiscasino.com
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GALAXY Galaxy Macau™ is the World-Class Asian resort destination in Macau. Oﬃcially opened its Phase 1 on 15 May 2011, at an investment of HK$16.5 billion, Galaxy Macau includes more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across three World-Class Asian hotels: the award-winning and ultra-exclusive Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Japan’s legendary Okura Hotels & Resorts, and the highly anticipated ﬁve-star Galaxy Hotel. Facilities include a selection of more than 50 food and beverage outlets, including the widest selection of pan-Asian cuisine in Macau; distinctive retail shopping; lush oasis gardens covering 52,000 square meters, and the world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool covering 4,000 square meters and featuring a 350-ton white sand beach.
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On May 27 2015, Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau™ doubled the original size to over 1.1 million square meters in its Phase 2 development, delivering a total investment of over HK$43 billion in a planned HK$100 billion commitment to Macau. Galaxy Macau added three new hotel brands – making the resort the only one of its kind with six world class hotels in Macau. The RitzCarlton, Macau is its ﬁrst all-suite hotel property in the world with over 250 suites; JW Marrio Macau is the largest hotel of its brand in Asia with over 1,000 rooms. Seamlessly connected through a link bridge from Galaxy Macau, the new Broadway Hotel oﬀers 320 well-appointed rooms designed for family travelers. The number of dining outlets increased to over 120 restaurants, bars and lounges including eight Michelin
MACAU standard restaurants. In addition, Galaxy Macau also opened The Promenade, the new shopping precinct featuring over 200 shops including ﬁrstto-Macau brands, luxury ﬂagship stores, designer boutiques and high-street lifestyle favourites. Expanding to over 75,000 square meters, Galaxy Macau’s Grand Resort Deck features a new Skytop Adventure Rapids – the world’s longest skytop aquatic adventure river ride at 575 meters. Together with the Asian themed tropical gardens, world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool and white sand beach, plus exhilarating waterslides, beach lagoons, white water rapids, geysers, waterfalls and a kids zone, Galaxy Macau boasts the most exciting and immersive water park adventure for the whole family to enjoy.
THE WORLD-CLASS ASIAN RESORT DESTINATION IN MACAU, WITH MORE THAN 2,200 ROOMS, SUITES AND VILLAS ACROSS THREE HOTELS
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American Express World Luxury Expo, Riyadh 30 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2016 Showcasing a selection of the World’s Leading Luxury Brands ACCESS BY INVITATION ONLY The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh in Ballrooms A & B From 16:00 – 23:00 daily
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LUXURY CAR HIRE
EUROPCAR EUROPCAR'S RANGE OF PRESTIGE, 'SELECTION' VEHICLES ARE ‘EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN'. THE PRESTIGE CARS YOU HIRE ARE GUARANTEED. The choice of luxury and prestige cars is sure to match whatever experience you’re planning on having. Plus, with all Selection vehicles, Europcar promises that you’ll drive away in the model you booked. The Selection Luxury vehicles ooze class and sophistication. They are the best of the best and come loaded with all the bells and whistles you’d both want and expect from a luxury vehicle.
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We’ve all the bases covered when it comes to Luxury; classy coupés and cabriolets from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, superb saloons from Jaguar and BMW plus a touch of Royalty with our Range Rovers to name a few. So which one will be your Selection? www.europcar.co.uk/selection/luxury-executive
VIP MAYFAIR WELCOME TO LONDON'S FINEST CHAUFFEUR COMPANY. HIRE CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN CARS IN LONDON Established in 2003, VIP Mayfair has been providing Luxury Airport Transfers, Executive Chauﬀeurs, Wedding Chauﬀeurs and Event Chauﬀeurs in and out of London ever since, with an emphasis on quality, reliability and class.
able to oﬀer account facilities. The chauﬀeur division will happily co-ordinate your delegate transfers and will do all they can to ensure your business meeting or gathering goes oﬀ without a hitch.
VIP Mayfair’s Chauﬀeur Driven Cars are all presented in the highest standard, with gleaming paintwork and spotless, luxurious interiors that will be as welcoming as your own front room aer a stressful day. Choose from the ultimate in luxury with Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes S Class to MPV. The company serve clients all across London, specializing in Airport, Hotel, Sea Port and business journeys for those who want a courteous, professional and discreet service.
Bentley Flying Spur Bentley has always been the choice of vehicle for the discerning gentleman, those who do not particularly want to show oﬀ too much or shout about who they are too loudly. The Flying Spur comes from the new Continental family, taking a sound all-wheel drive drivetrain, matching it to a powerful 6.0 litre engine and giving it styling to make heads turn. vipmayfair.com
They guarantee a world class Chauﬀeur Services. For corporate clients VIP Mayfair are
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When you set foot inside the "Entry Level Accommodation" of the completely over-the-top luxury hotel 13, you'll experience what is perhaps the the most obscene display of costly hotel design and decor you've ever laid eyes on. From the "ﬂoor to ceiling baroque details," to the velvet-canopied kingsized bed â€” not to mention the Roman bath that can be hidden by a retractable marble ﬂoor â€” this ﬁrst glimpse into renderings of a $1.4 billion Chinese hotel makes us believe that it can deliver on its mantra as "The Gateway to the World's Most Luxurious Experiences." The brainchild of former investment banker and billionaire Stephen Hung, 13 was created to "establish a new standard for luxury hotels by seeking to recapture the values of a golden age when all luxury was bespoke, artisanal and personalized." Well, we're not sure what the all means, but we do know that the luxury isn't bound to the guest rooms. Guests can be carted around in one of 30 custom RollsRoyce Phantoms, stop by to shop at an invitationonly L'Atelier clothing store, and have a personal butler on standby at all times. www.the13.com/news/la-villa-du-comte
The Wine You Want with Your Next Steak Dinner Cabernet Sauvignon is the alpha daddy of wine varietals. It’s big, bold and everywhere. It’s the main grape in Bordeaux blends (at least on the le bank of the Garonne estuary), and, as a result, it’s been a strong player in the history of California winemaking, given that Napa Valley winemakers have historically looked to Bordeaux as a primary reference point. Common tasting notes for a traditional “Cab” are black currant (or cassis), plum and cherry, with the cool, herbaceous quality of eucalyptus. And because of its natural, full-bodied intensity, the wine is oen paired alongside big food ﬂavors, particularly the steak dinner.
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Floating Seahorse, Dubai's waterborne holiday home
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No destination takes as adventurous an approach to architecture and development as Dubai, so it’s ﬁing that the emirate will provide the seing for an unusual nautical holiday home called the Floating Seahorse.Created by local property developer Kleindienst, the three-storey unit is best understood as a hybrid of a high-end villa and, according to Kleindienst, “a boat without propulsion”. Already released for sale to the market, 42 individual properties are set to populate the waters surrounding The World, an archipelago of artiﬁcial islands set oﬀ the coast of Dubai that combine to form an approximation of a world map.Holidaymakers who choose to pay from AED6.5 million (£1.25 million) for one of the homes (set to be completed later this year) can expect an appropriately striking abode. Ideal for sunbathing, the upper deck will hold an informal day bed, external shower, kitchenee and glassboomed Jacuzzi that will also serve as a skylight for the living room below. That sea-level deck will also feature space for al fresco dining and a fully equipped kitchen. The most impressive space of all is found below sea level. The underwater ﬂoor will hold the master bedroom and be enveloped by a 495sq (46sq metre) coral garden. www.theﬂoatingseahorse.com
Luxury News Superyacht 'twinkles' at night
Experience complete renewal at the all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal Revive and rejuvenate at their world-class spa. Soothe your mind and allow the calming hands of their professional masseuses to refresh your body and put it at ease.. Their revitalizing treatments include: Massages and treatments in private indoor cabins; Hydrotherapy Jacuzzi pool; Body and facial treatments;Spa boutique and salon www.westinplayaconchal.com
Singita Ebony Lodge Singita Ebony Lodge
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Billionaire superyacht owners are always looking to one-up each other with extravagant amenities, but this is one luxury vessel that will truly allow them to stand out – especially at night. Designed by a team in the Netherlands, the innovative concept yacht, called Moonstone, features a ‘twinkling’ hull that reﬂects the water in sunlight and puts on an LED light show in darkness with 600 triangles that illuminate. In addition to the stunning visual display, the 90-metre (295) yacht boasts an inﬁnity pool with dimmable lights, a hot tub, cinema and a touch-and-go helipad to ferry the owner and guests between the nearest airport and sea. Unveiled this week at the 2016 Dubai International Boat Show, the yacht features an entire owner’s deck, a gym and spa, a sky deck lounge with 360-degree panoramic views, accommodation for 14 guests and 29 crew members, and space for personal watercra and a mini-submarine. The cost of the project has not been disclosed, although a handful of renderings have revealed its scale. Oceanco said the design was inspired by moonstone, a gemstone which embodies energy, purity and unity. The ﬁrm said: ‘Among its many touted properties, a moonstone is known as the psychic’s gemstone. The stone has a luminous sheen and colours of light dance through it. Project Moonstone promises to be all of these things.’ www.superyachts.com
The elegant Singita Ebony Lodge is located in the world-famous Singita Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands, South Africa. Resting on the banks of the Sand River, Singita Ebony Lodge oﬀers twelve glass-walled suites with inﬁnite views of the wilderness. Your private sundeck oﬀers a luxurious heated plunge pool with loungers. The year-round presence of all of Africa's famed big game experience; With just a couple nights at Singita one can witness phenomenal leopard sightings along with lion, elephant, giraﬀe, buﬀalo, and more www.singita.com/lodge/singita-ebony-lodge-6
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LA MARTINA UNDERSTANDS THAT POLO IS A PASSION, A LIFESTYLE CHOICE, AND AN HISTORIC SPORT WITH A UNIQUE CULTURE THAT NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED AND PRESERVED
LA MARTINA La Martina is a family-based polo lifestyle company with a strategic retail division and a focused philosophy about what this sport represents. By investing in technical equipment, conducting research in laboratories, and developing cuing edge products, la martina is consistently leading the way in safety and performance on the polo ﬁeld. Oﬀ the polo ﬁeld, La Martina understands that polo is a passion, a lifestyle choice, and an historic sport with a unique culture that needs to be protected and preserved. La Martina helps in doing just this: supporting clubs, associations, professionals and amateurs through the generations, the “aspiring” and the “aspirational”. With global oﬃces in North and South America, Switzerland and the UK, La Martina manages an international network that is uniquely positioned to be the market leader in the organization and support of polo.
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La Martina is known in Argentina as a “country brand” [Marca País], a state program run by the Ministry of Tourism [Mintur] which develops strategic actions to promote products of quality oﬀered by the country, highlighting positive, homegrown values. Through this movement, the country is able to successfully position itself in the world market increasing exportations, encouraging tourism and investments, and eﬃciently spreading its best aributes, such as cultural, traditions, science, sport, etc. www.lamartina.com
ARGENTINA POLO DAY RECOGNIZED FOR ITS INNOVATING SPIRIT AND FOR PROMOTING POLO IN ARGENTINA AND AROUND THE WORLD Started in 2009, and now with two Polo Clubs: El Camino Polo Club and La Carona Polo Club, .Argentina Polo Day is now the leader in Argentina promoting Polo for everyone who would like to learn and play, any day of the year. Our brand is recognized for its innovating spirit and for promoting Polo in Argentina and around the world, making it possible for people who have never had any experience with polo or even a horse to enjoy the sport. Through the Polo Day, Polo School and Polo Holidays, they have aracted over 3,500 new players every year, sparking an interest and a passion for the sport.
They share this passion with everyone who would like to know more about the secrets of this hitherto exclusive sport.
Argentina Polo Day is at a privileged location, very close to Buenos Aires city, which hosts many of the most important international polo events and championships and we are located next to the Estancias of some of the best polo players in the world. As part of their desire to instill companionship and solidarity in the practice of this sport, we oﬀer our facilities and knowledge to all visiting players. They choose us because they enjoy their stay with their family and because we give them the personalized service they deserve. Don‘t miss becoming involved with this exciting sport: Argentina Polo Day is POLO FOR EVERYONE, EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. www.argentinapoloday.com.ar/en/polo-holidays
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FALCONRY Prepare to be transported to the historical site where the late Sheikh Zayed used to hunt falcons overlooking Desert Islands hotel and the northern coast! Our expert guide will teach you about the history of falconry, interesting facts and stories as well as other important information. The falconer will start the demonstration and show you the training technique in a traditional way (Telwah). You will have the opportunity to take photos during the show and capture the Falconer feeding the falcons aer each ﬂight. Aer ﬁnishing the training the guests will have a chance to interact with the majesty of the falcons and take pictures carrying the falcons at the view point.
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SUITABLE FOR: 12 years +.
DURATION: Approximately 1.5 hours. GROUP SIZE: Up to 7 people may participate in this activity at one time. WHAT TO BRING: Camera, hat, hiking shoes and sunglasses. WHERE IT IS: Historical Site. WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE: Falcons, other free roaming-wildlife. The availability of this activity is subject to weather conditions. www.sirbaniyasisland.com/AdventureActivity/10/FALCONRY
LUXURY VETERINARY CARE
THE FIRST PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE VETERINARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES EXCLUSIVELY FOR FALCONS
THE WORLD’S LARGEST
FALCON HOSPITAL The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) is the ﬁrst public institution in the United Arab Emirates providing comprehensive veterinary health care services exclusively for falcons. Established by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and opened on 3rd of October, 1999, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has become the largest falcon hospital in the UAE and in the world with a patient inﬂux of more than 75,000 patients in the ﬁrst fourteen years of existence. Yearly around 11,200 falcons are received for examinations and treatment. Since its inception, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has emerged as one of the most reputed falcon hospitals in the Gulf region and as the largest falcon hospital in the world and leading center for falcon medicine world-wide. Over the years, the ADFH has established a loyal and a wide patient-base not just in the UAE, but also in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. From being established as a purely veterinary facility, the ADFH has expanded in the ﬁelds of education and awareness, training and research. Due to the huge demand for providing our experience to other avian species, we have opened the falcon hospital to a fully-ﬂedged specialized avian hospital for all kinds of birds and poultry species in 2006. Consequently, we have massively expanded our facilities to meet the growing demand of our services and to be able to hospitalize more sick falcons and other birds.
In 2007, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital embarked on a new journey: the major diversiﬁcation of its services. As part of this new path, ADFH opened its doors to an award-winning tourism program. In recent years, ADFH has highly successfully entered the ﬁeld of leisure and MICE tourism by tremendous increases in tourists who have joined Falcon World Tour. Through its award-winning tourism program, ADFH had proven its importance as one of the major tourist aractions in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and continuously promotes Abu Dhabi as tourist destination. In 2010, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital was put in charge to manage the newly founded Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter upon a decision of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. ADFH is also the only authorized veterinary hospital in the Abu Dhabi Emirate to conduct the neutering for the TNR (Trap-NeuterRun) program of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. ADFH started its own falcon breeding center in 2011 to breed falcons for our customers. It has also been given a nomination for “Middle East’s Responsible Tourism Award” at the World Travel Awards. www.falconhospital.com
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A private apartment in First Class. Thatâ€™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.
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FLYING ACES SET TO TAKE-OFF AT
FERRARI LUXURY THEME PARKS
RECORD BREAKING ROLLER COASTER, FLYING ACES, ACCLAIMED FOR HAVING THE WORLD’S TALLEST LOOP AND STEEPEST STARTING HILL INCLINATION, IS SET TO LAUNCH DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to welcome thrill seekers from around the world onboard its record breaking roller coaster Flying Aces. The ﬁrst of many surprises to be unveiled as part of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s expansion, Flying Aces, is set to take guests to speeds up to 120kmph along a 1.5km track featuring a 52 meter (170) tall loop and a 51 degree steep li. The architectural masterpiece will oﬀer extreme gravity defying ﬂight acrobatics that include a non-inverted loop, down ﬂips and plenty of airtime. Commenting on the launch, Jesse Vargas, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi said: “The groundbreaking engineering and technologies behind this bi-plane coaster will give guests the
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thrill of their lives. We have completed 50 per cent of the construction of Flying Aces and are simultaneously working on other rides and aractions to launch in 2016. We have made a complex roller coaster emerge under our red roof in less than a year, an amazing achievement, especially when we take into consideration that most other theme parks take approximately 3 years to deliver a similar feat.” Due to its exceptional thrill features and strong connection to Ferrari’s heritage, the ﬁrst plane themed coaster is also the ﬁrst of ﬁve major rides & aractions to be launched as part of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s massive expansion. Already home to the world’s fastest roller coaster ‘Formula Rossa’, the bi-plane themed coaster represents the latest addition to the Park’s oﬀering. Flying Aces brings to life the story behind Ferrari’s Cavallino logo, inspired by Italy’s ‘ace of aces’ Count Francesco Baracca. Count Baracca was a famous Italian aviator in the 1900’s and his legendary Prancing Horse emblem was inherited by Enzo Ferrari for good luck.
hasn’t been a theme park that has been adding to its oﬀerings at the pace we are seing. The amount we have invested in our expansion is roughly the same it would cost to open a new Park. We are conﬁdent that the new rides and aractions will satisfy our guests thirst for family excitement and white knuckle thrills.” The Park recently launched Karting Academy for guests to challenge one another in electric powered go karts, and for the lile champs, an allnew Junior Training Camp has been enhanced with a so play area and a winning mix of climbing activities. In addition, guests ﬁnally have the chance to drive the dream aboard a Ferrari California with the brand new Driving Experience, oﬀered for the ﬁrst time in a theme park. www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com
In 2014, the Park revealed to the world its extraordinary expansion plans that will add more rides and aractions to appeal to guests of all ages. The innovative oﬀerings are expected to increase the Park’s overall capacity by 40 percent, reduce waiting time and enhancing the overall guest’s experience. In regards to the expansion, Jesse added: “We are very proud of our expansion’s progress to date and how close we are to achieving our goal. There
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CREATING A TRULY LEGENDARY EMIRATI ADVENTURE: YAS WATERWORLD’S SPLASHINGLY SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY THE WORLD’S ONLY EMIRATI THEMED WATERPARK CELEBRATES THREE YEARS SINCE ITS LAUNCH AND LOOKS FORWARD TO A FUN-FILLED 2016
WATERWORLD LUXURY THEME PARKS Cementing itself as a favourite entertainment destination in the region, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi saw guests ﬂock to the park throughout its third year of operations to enjoy its world’s ﬁrst oﬀerings. The unique Emirati-themed waterpark celebrates three years of success by reﬂecting back on key milestones and achievements in 2015, while looking forward to a fun-tastic year ahead for local, regional and international visitors.
The third anniversary of Yas Waterworld is the perfect way to kick-start a new year of celebrations, events, oﬀers and announcements for visitors looking for a fun day out. Guests are invited to begin the year on an enjoyable note with the popular Yalla Friends 4-for-3 online oﬀer now set to continue throughout the year, as well as the Resident and Annual Passes oﬀers being available for a limited time in early 2016.
Further bringing the iconic Emirati theme of the park to life, new aractions through Legendary Adventures were launched giving visitors a true sense of Arabia. The ever-so-popular Ladies Night that took a glamorous twist in 2015 and the return of the park’s popular Resident Oﬀer were key elements to the year’s success. Furthermore, 2015 also saw Team UAE clinching the World Flowboarding Championships for the second year in a row, with the world-renowned event being hosted at Yas Waterworld for the third consecutive year.
“Our world-class oﬀering and thrilling rides, slides and aractions have been instrumental in establishing us as a preferred family-friendly destination in the UAE and the GCC region. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests who have been part of our amazing journey for the past three years, and look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors as we announce some more exciting news later this year!”
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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’.