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A car that is so complex and beautiful it can only be the product of both brilliant minds and brilliant artists working in perfect synchronicity.

Publisher Kevin Rolfe


Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam

Shoemaker to the Stars — from the glamour days of Hollywood to the Present Day, these are heels to die for.



Montegrappa has evolved from a writing instrument company with over a 100 years of heritage to a luxury lifestyle company. Pens that have been part of history.


Milan has several shopping streets and distinct retail districts, many of which have their own specialities.Here's our guide to Milan's top luxury shopping areas.


Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan is a magnificent property that has undergone a meticulous renovation and strategic expansion .





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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The concept was born in 2003, the year of the introduction of the Zonda S Roadster.The early 2000s were prosperous for the world of supercars. The commitment of big car manufacturers have contributed to the rise of extraordinary cars like the Bugai Veyron, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo, Mercedes McLaren SLR. This context led the team to make several observations concerning the future of the Zonda


and what could be a new Pagani. Since the original design of the Zonda was done in the early 90s the first thought was that it was now an obsolete project and we decided to imagine the car totally different in form, dimension, dynamics and technology, all this without losing the essence of their approach, to follow a concept born in the Renaissance where Leonardo da Vinci told us that art and science are disciplines that need to walk alongside. The eternal element air in all its forms, especially wind, became determining in defining


the concept and it was a great inspiration, as it is ever present in our lives: a jet turbine, the silence of a glider... the elegance of the wind movements but also the violence and force that it can unleash. The Huayra is made of more than 4000 components (engine and gearbox not included). To create them and put them together requires creativity, patience and passion that was shared with a fantastic young team and with the most competent partner in all sectors.


In defining the size, they immediately thought of a car that would be longer than the Zonda, a track increased by 70 mm, a cabin position shied 40 mm to the back and even more spacious. The silhouee should be so, easy to read and form itself from lean and sleek lines that have a clear beginning and an end. During these five years wthe best compromise was found working on 8 scale models and 2 full scale models, as well as hundreds of drawings.



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The ideas were of including elliptical shapes reminding of our brand in the front and at the back, keeping the central exhaust as the completion of the line of the canopy, the line starting at the headlight area that continues and ends into the air intake. We also thought from the beginning of active aerodynamics. Flaps that are activated according to the study of results gathered through calculations and aerodynamic testing. The whole car is shaped as a wing so it was necessary to create a high front to reduce the length of the upper part of this wing to counteract li. The active suspension in the front and the 4 flaps allow to optimally balance the drag coefficient and downforce. Mercedes-AMG has created a truly unique and lightweight engine, a twin turbo with 730 HP and 1000 Nm of torque that perfectly complements the car giving a feeling that has motivated our research: that of the brute force of an airplane taking off.


The main focus was in a power delivery that was

linear and not with lag, because that could potentially create safety problems or a continuous operation of electronic driving aids. Mercedes-AMG already 5 years ago thought about the coming environmental restrictions by creating a 12-cylinder engine that is at the peak of efficiency in terms of CO2 and consumption. Pirelli has created a very progressive tyre with a exceptional grip in all situations and with low rolling friction. Every aspect of safety was treated taking into account the dynamic by which most accidents with high performance rear engined cars occur. While developing the C9 we witnessed the evolution of the different models of the Zonda and it showed us that the Zonda wasn’t obsolete as I had originally feared. The Zonda R has been a key laboratory for the Huayra. The team was able to work on many projects at the same time driving on different tracks that occasionally came to meet by sharing engineering concepts, materials, safety and scientific or design studies.

Horacio Pagani “ Building an object as complex and full of state of the art solutions such as the Huayra not only takes brilliant minds, but real artists. We are fortunate to have technology leaders amongst our partners; redefining the limits, finding newsolutions, processes and technologies is wrien in their DNA. “ More than partners, I would say they are members of our family, sharing with Pagani the fundamental values, dreams and the passion. The Pagani Huayra is a testimony of this, an ambassador of technological excellence for who has contributed to transform a dream into reality. “From the power, efficiency and reliability of the AMG power plant, the aluminium jewels carved from a solid block by ASPA, the performance and safety guaranteed by the combination of the Brembo CCM brakes and the Pirelli P Zero™ tires, the feather light exhaust system in Titanium and Inconel by MHG, to the creation of interiors in sustainable leather by the Dani Group.”

SPECIFICATIONS Engine Mercedes-AMG M158 V12 twin-Turbo Displacement 5980 cc Power 730 hp Torque 1.000 Nm Gearboxtransverse sequential seven speed gearbox - AMT robotyzed system with driving programs Dimensions Length: 4605mm; Height: 1169mm; Car’s body width: 2036mm; Car’s width with rear mirrors: 2356mm Dry weight 1.350 kg (changing according to the model) Weight distribution 44% front 56% rear LUXURY REDEFINED


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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS Salvatore Ferragamo is known as the “shoemaker to the stars.” Back in the late 1920's before most of the big names in Italian fashion were even born, Salvatore Ferragamo was craing beautiful shoes for some of the most famous feet in Hollywood. He was born in Bonito, near Naples, one of fourteen children. By the time he was nine he knew that he wanted to make shoes for a living, and convinced his peasant father (who considered shoemaking too lowly a profession) to allow him to move to Naples and become an apprentice. The wave of Italian immigrants to the United States had not yet ended, and by fourteen the youngster was on a slow boat to America.


He returned to Italy and in 1927 he established his headquarters in Florence. From there, he continued his work for the American public.In the 1930's and 1940's, the history of shoes was marked by Ferragamo's creations. In 1938 he gained the nickname "Shoemaker to the Stars" when he made Roman sandals for the Cecil de Mille epics (inspired by his traveling experiences in Egypt). Shortly aerwards Salvatore Ferragamo patented his first invention in the world of fashion: his strong but light cork wedge. Widely imitated and recreated in many different materials, shapes andr colors, the wedge-heeled shoe of Ferragamo made a huge impact on the world of fashion. But it wasn't the only one.

The year 1947 marked the launch of Ferragamo's Invisible Sandals. Made of water-colored nylon thread, the shoes took some geing used to but resulted in Ferragamo becoming the first footwear designer to win Neiman Marcus Prize at the Fashion Oscars. Ferragamo's relationship with the cinema never ended. When Marilyn Monroe declared “I don’t know who invented high heels but all women owe him a lot,” she was probably referring to Ferragamo, who was the creator of the famous stileo heels with metal reinforcements that she used to wear and which he designed especially for the star. The list of stars who wore Ferragamo is a long one including Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Sophia Lauren and Lauren Bacall. He was still a young man when he died in 1960, but his wife Wanda and his children have carried on the tradition, each taking their place in this familyowned business.

everyone started to buy it. The iconic design was reworked in new versions and materials, such as the plexiglass used in the Nineties, and is still very much on-trend. In recent decades, the group has launched a ready-to- wear line that is simple but luxurious and features buer-so leather garments, as well as accessories and jewelry lines. In 1998, they began a collaboration with Luxoica to produce a sunglasses and eyewear collection which was followed by the Ferragamo Perfumes division in 2001. Nowadays, the company is quoted on the Stock Exchange, has recorded a yearly turnover of over 600 million Euros and has more than 500 flagship stores. Salvatore Ferragamo's dream was one day to “dress women from head to toe." He would be very proud to know that his family fashion house now does exactly that.

It was in 1965, under Fiamma di San Giuliano Ferragamo’s supervision, that the revitalized Ferragamo group started producing its famous bags. Four years later, the accessory known as the “gancino” made its first appearance in the catwalk. The gancino handbag soon became famous and LUXURY REDEFINED


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The Rent a Chauffeur Service allows you to quickly and easily rent a limousine with a driver at any time. Being driven presents you with the benefit of being able to concentrate on other things such as upcoming appointments and jobs. If you rent a luxury car with a driver from the Sixt Limousine Service, you’ll gain not just a bit of time for some clear thinking, but also a personal assistant. All chauffeurs are all multi-certified drivers with local knowledge. Of course, our multilingual drivers act not only as a simple transport service, but can lead a personalised sightseeing tour in a foreign city for you. They can advise you not only on what is the shortest route, but also effect important stops for errands en route to save time. By the same token, you get more than a pure transport service when you rent a driver with Sixt. For example, while you are at a meeting or appointment, your personal chauffeur can be relied upon to take care of your shopping errands, pick up medication or deliver forgoen items.

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Vico Magistrei

Alberto Meda

In 1920 Magistrei was born in Milan, the city in which he graduated in architecture in 1945, and where his professional career has spun its story ever since, chiefly in the fields of architecture, town planning and industrial design. Furniture, lamps and other objects that he designed may be found all over the world and the most important design museums have given exhibitions in his honour and kept examples of his work in their permanent collections. He started designing for Cassina in 1960, and from that date on his signature is to be found on very many products. We recall in particular the Maralunga sofa of 1973 and the Nuvola Rossa (1977) bookcase, which are still indisputable international best-sellers and have provoked hordes of imitations which have not been able to echo even faintly the success of the originals. www.vicomagistre

Alberto Meda, born 1945 in Tremezzina, Italy, studied mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic. From 1972 to 1979 he was technical director for Kartell, aer which he worked as a freelance designer for companies including Alias, Alessi, Cinelli, Colombo Design, Ideal Standard, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Philips, Olivei and Vitra. Between 1981 and 1985 he also served as a project consultant for Alfa Romeo. From 1983 to 1987, Meda taught industrial technology around the world. Alberto Meda has worked together with Vitra since 1994. During this time, his elegant designs for office chairs and a variety of tables have made a significant contribution to the success of Vitra's Office Collection.


DESIGNERS Eore Sosass An eclectic architect and industrial designer who became one of the most Eore Sosass was a pivotal figure of the late 20th century Italian design scene. Best known as the founder of the early 1980s Memphis collective, he also designed iconic products for Olivei, as well as beautiful glass and ceramics.

Achille Castiglioni Italian architect and interior designer who , produced modern furnishings and accessories that were noted for their functional nature and wiy styling. Castiglioni won the Golden Compass, Italy’s top prize for industrial design, nine times. In 1997 the Museum of Modern Art in New York City held an exhibition of his work.

Fabio Novembre Fabio Novembre was born in Milan in 1966. An architect since 1992, he became famous through a large series of design projects for restaurants, nightclubs and shops in Italy and abroad, as well as through his unique pieces of Italian furniture designed for Cappellini, Driade and Flaminia. Two of his most recent and interesting works are displayed in Bisazza, New York and Berlin showrooms. These two sets define and solidify his strong and innovative style, based on their impact and fascination strength. He makes space quite magic as seen in the exhibitions “Insegna anche a me la libertà delle rondini,” in Milan in 2008 and “Il fiore di Novembre” at the Triennale Design Museum in 2009. LUXURY REDEFINED

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Founded in 1912 as a “Manifaura pennini d’oro e penne stilografiche” (“Manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens”) Montegrappa has been manufacturing writing implements. Montegrappa – originally known as ELMO – benefied from a pool of local talents, a workforce able to produce finely craed objects, with style, with panache and with a drive to achieve excellence. Montegrappa’s factory is located on the bank of the River Brenta, the river winding through the town of Bassano del Grappa. Montegrappa’s geography and its Italian heritage are important elements of the company’s persona. ‘Italian-ness’ is at the heart of Montegrappa tradition. It defines the brand philosophy, its aitudes, its style. Almost immediately aer its birth, the Bassano factory found itself in a key position during the First World War. Its location was fortuitous, for Bassano was a key military position, and it would be marked by key bales toward the end of the

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conflict. Among the many soldiers who used ELMO pens to write leers home were two celebrated American writers, then acting as war correspondents. Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos were both volunteer ambulance drivers at the front. The eloquent and evocative communiqués they sent from the front were recorded with the finely produced writing equipment manufactured in Bassano. Montegrappa has evolved from a writing instrument company with over a 100 years of heritage to a luxury lifestyle company. Living the Montegrappa Lifestyle has seen some of the most renowned icons give their endorsement to the brand. The Montegrappa Lifestyle is where old-meets-new, street-meets-boardroom, fashion-meets-function – the rules have changed to encourage a new freedom and crosspollination. Salvador Dalí stands side-by-side with Quincy Jones, Pelé kicks a ball to Ayrton Senna, the tradition harmonises with Hip-Hop.Through the ensuing decades, Montegrappa has produced

GRAPPA numerous models, now highly collectible. Montegrappa pens have played their part in history, for signing documents during key moments in the 20th Century. Boris Yeltsin gave his Dragon pen to Vladimir Putin on 2nd January 2000, and with this pen he symbolically handed over his power to him. Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev signs all official documents with the Montegrappa Extra 1930. Consolidating its position as the premier manufacturer of luxury pens, Montegrappa has produced a continuing flow of limited editions, commemorating events, locales and individuals.

Highly desirable pens such as the coveted Dragon have in turn aracted and inspired notable collectors. In 2010, France’s President, Nicolas Sarkozy, join the distinguished gathering of heads-of-state, popes, royalty, actors, musicians, artists, sportsmen, top models, writers and celebrities who have been proud owners of Montegrappa pens during its first century. To name a few, his fellow Montegrappa users include Vladimir Putin, Silvio Berlusconi, His Holiness John Paul II, His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, Al Pacino, Zinedine Zidane, Naomi Campbell, Paulo Coelho and countless others. LUXURY REDEFINED

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The Suite Life: Sky Villas, >> ARIA Las Vegas This is an experiential column – here, we see, sense and feel the villa and suite life in all significant dimensions. Beyond First Class is our mantra, and our stories involve the nuanced experience of the most elegant suites worldwide.

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Inside the luxury chalets of Courchevel

The most luxurious ski chalets in Courchevel, a French resort that's a magnet for the rich and famous. Blossom Hill €28,000 a week It's all about industrial chic at this refined residence. And by that we mean they've forgoen to put lamp shades on most of the lights.


Construction of a foreign-owned $200 million fivestar hotel will begin at Auckland's waterfront aer Prime Minister John Key turned the sod earlier today.Beijing-based property developers Fu Wah International Group is behind the 195-room hotel -one of New Zealand's largest foreign investments in tourism infrastructure.Fu Wah won development rights for the hotel aer a global investor search in 2013 by Panuku Development Auckland.The site has previously been home to America's Cup sailing team and Emirates New Zealand, but now it will be home to Park Hya Auckland."Being blessed with some of the best views of the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland City it was always destined for so much more," says Panuku Development Auckland chief executive John Dalzell. www.fuwah



$200M luxury hotel set for Auckland waterfront

Spa Break in Greece Experience the Triple R: Relax, Rejuvenate & Revive at the A.Spa at Sun Rocks Hotel Relax on the altar of well-being at The A.SPA they have created a personalised and professional treatments for individuals to experience in a harmonious and discrete atmosphere. Every treatment relaxes and refreshes... achieving harmony between skin, body and spirit. This stunning-andseductive oasis is located in Oia, a prey village of pastel-tinted houses set into the cliffside of Santorini's highest peak.

Luxury News Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, >> Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Ri Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular seing, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, aract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience, as the park also features a groundwater forest, acacia tortilis woodland and hot

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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 Heesen Yachts announced the launch between three granite outcrops, 110mof tothe 180m in largest whose yacht inpolished its fleetgrey to date, the 70m height, ramparts riseFast from Displacement Hull (FDHF) the white sands andForm filigree reefssuperyacht of the azure Project Kometa. The owners have christened their ocean. new yacht Galactica Super Nova. Galactica Super Nova isIsland a 70.07m motor yacht, custom built in 2016 North is a sanctuary where natural habitats, by Heesen Yachts. The yacht's interior has long neglected, have been rehabilitated sobeen that designed by Seychelles Sinot Yachtfauna Design and hascould exterior endangered and flora be styling by Espen is notto only theand biggest reintroduced andOeino. given aItplace grow thrive. yacht built by Heesen Yachts to date, but she is also one of the top 200 largest yachts in the world and one of the fastest yachts for her size. The yacht has a aluminium hull with a aluminium

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On this floating paradise, 11 guest villas have been built from local materials reaped from the superstructure with a beam of 11.90m (39'0") rehabilitation process, where luxury and and a 2.40m (7'10") dra .This custom round simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural bilged displacement yacht is equipped with an style we call ‘barefoot luxury’. ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more North Island is a place that unashamedly aims at enjoyable cruising experience. She also features providing the very best in privacy, location, bow thrusters making her more manoeuvrable at accommodation, services, facilities and low speeds. Beyond size and speed is efficiency, experience, yet has restored its environment to a and further more, luxury. Galactica Super Nova’s place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in toys and tenders are housed in the garage located warm tropical waters in colours of blue and forward, which doubles as a beach club to bring aquamarine. The true essence of North Island is a owners and their guests much closer to the water. rare encounter that is in harmony with the LUXURY REDEFINED

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Milan has several shopping streets and distinct retail districts, many of which have their own specialities. From luxury goods in Via della Spiga to quirky finds in Via Solferino, to large shopping centres like Serravalle Outlet, shopping lovers can easily while away an hour, an aernoon or a whole day shopping in Milan. Here's our guide to Milan's top luxury shopping areas.

Quadrilatero della Moda The ‘Quadrilatero della moda’ – so named because it is closed between four important streets - Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia – is famous for its luxury shops and ateliers, fashion boutiques, jewellery stores and showrooms. Best known as the Fashion District, it is located in the centre of Milan and it is one of the 15 most expensive and prestigious streets of the world. Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Armani, Fendi, Tiffany, Boega Veneta, Chanel, Bulgari, Cartier, Gucci, Gianfranco Ferré, Valentino and Prada are just some of the brands that you can find along the streets of this awesome neighbourhood.

Corso Como Known worldwide as the home of 10 Corso Como – the concept store created by the fashion editor Carla Sozzani, sister of Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia’s Editor-in-Chief – Corso Como is the place to go if you want to see a Milan’s fashion institution. 10 Corso Como is an innovative concept store that combines art and fashion. Art gallery, fashion store, café, bookstore and boutique hotel, 10 Corso Como is still influential as it was 25 years ago when it was launched.

The Brera District This is the neighbourhood where to go for a sophisticated shopping experience. Known for the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and its art galleries, the Brera district is full of unexpected and eccentric shops, small boutiques, café and antiques stores between Via Brera, Via Solferino, Via Madonnina and via Fiori Chiari. Not to be missed is the Mercatone dell’Antiquariato, which takes place on the third Saturday of each month and where artists and designers sell their artworks. LUXURY REDEFINED

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VERSACE A designer to celebrities and royalty such as Princess Diana, Gianni Versace brought vitality and art to an industry considered out of touch with the street. Versace became known for his glamorous styles, producing a range of siren dresses that became his trademark. He oen used innovative materials such as aluminum mesh or cuing-edge techniques like "neo-couture" laser technology to fuse leather and rubber. The head of Medusa was also a recurring image on many of his clothing items and accessories. He launched his first couture collection in 1989 and added two clothing lines, Versus and Instante, to his business in the '90s.

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One of his most famous creations was a black dress held together at the sides by gold safety pins; worn by Elizabeth Hurley at a movie premiere in 1994, the dress helped make the actress a star. Versace developed strong relationships with a number of stars and supermodels, including Elton John, Madonna and Naomi Campbell. As Anna Wintour told The New York Times, Versace "was the first to realize the value of celebrity in the front row, and the value of the supermodel, and put fashion on an international media platform."


MISSONI Italian business executive Viorio Missoni is best known for serving as CEO of the Missoni brand, founded by his parents in the 1950s. Viorio Missoni initiated the brand's global expansion aer 1996. Over the next 15 years, Missoni became a lifestyle brand as well as a fashion house, lending its name and well-known paerns to items as diverse as towels, perfume and bicycles. The first Missoni hotel opened in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2009. A collaboration with the modestly priced chain store Target in 2011 proved so popular that traffic to the Target website overwhelmed its servers.

Advertisements featuring the Missoni family, including Angela's daughter Margherita, have helped to establish the glamorous image of the brand. The Missoni family compound in Sardinia has been featured in Missoni ads, as well as in countless magazine articles and profiles. LUXURY REDEFINED

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A GLITTERING REFLECTIO Owned by Katara Hospitality, this Milanese landmark recently emerged from a meticulous, all-encompassing renovation of the historic building, whilst adding a new contemporary wing. Formerly known as “Palace Gallia”, the hotel is strongly rooted in Milanese history, located in the heart of the new Porta Nuova district. Excelsior Hotel Gallia is the latest gem to be unveiled by The Luxury Collection as part of a multi-million Euro investment to restore the brand’s most iconic European hotels. Excelsior Hotel Gallia comprises two buildings – the fully restored historic palace and a new modern wing with a façade that resembles a delicate steel and glass curtain. The striking juxtaposition is inspired by the hotel’s luminous past and the emerging skyline of the Porta Nuova area. Guests entering the hotel are welcomed by the dazzling sight of a custom-made 30-metre Murano glass chandelier created by De Majo, depicting a waterfall of 180 light cylinders which

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illuminates the eight-story monumental stairwell. The historical lobby pays tribute to notable Milanese architecture of the 1930s, such as La Scala Theatre, Viorio Emanuele Gallery and Villa Necchi Campiglio. The public spaces have been outfied by B&B Italia using aluminium, glass and marble. Excelsior Hotel Gallia features 235 luxurious guest rooms, including 53 suites. The 1,000sqm Katara Suite – one of the largest Presidential Suites in Italy – is situated on the seventh floor, offering two terraces, four bedrooms and a private spa. The two-bedroom Gallia Suite mimics a sophisticated private residence with its beautiful loggia surrounded by historical columns and statues. The other 51 suites revolve around five distinct themes: Design Suites, dedicated to a renowned Milanese designer or architect, namely Vico Magistrei, Achille Castiglioni, Giò Ponti, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Franco Albini; Art Suites, which overlook the square and feature a


ON OF MILAN large sliding panel with photos of the hotel’s historic façade; and Atelier Suites, evoking the ambiance of creative workshops. The hotel’s Signature Suites have been conceived as art galleries with theatrical use of lighting, colour, and artwork, while the Executive Suites are inspired by the elegant atmosphere of Milanese los. All the rooms are outfied by Cassina Contract with the exception of the Katara Suite which has been furnished by B&B Italia. Set to open in September on the seventh floor, the hotel’s roof-top mixologist bar and signature restaurant Terrazza Gallia will be managed with the advice of the renowned Cerea family. With the three Michelin-star duo Enrico and Roberto Cerea providing culinary guidance on Terrazza Gallia, diners can savour the best of traditional Italian and Lombard cuisine with a contemporary twist. Guests seated on the covered and heated outdoor terrace will enjoy a panoramic view of Milan, including the landmark Central Station and the

adjacent Pirelli skyscraper by Giò Ponti. The Cerea family will also lend their gastronomic expertise to the hotel’s banqueting and events services. The Gallia Restaurant on the ground floor offers the ideal location for a breakfast meeting, smart business lunch, or private dinner, whilst the Wine Cellar is the ideal seing for an intimate private lunch or dinner. “Excelsior Hotel Gallia is a magnificent property that has undergone a meticulous renovation and strategic expansion that marries contemporary design with the hotel’s Belle Époque architectural style, ensuring that this remains as one of Milan’s historic landmarks,” said Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman, Katara Hospitality.

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>> Ermenegildo Zegna Expert crasmanship has set the Zegna brand apart for more than a century. The bespoke Made to Measure service makes this sartorial elegance personal to you, across a range of bespoke formal and casual wear. The Made to Measure service guarantees immaculate Ermenegildo Zegna style. Each item is tailored to enhance each individual's personal look. Customers are guided with the utmost care through the choice of styles, fabrics and accessories.


>> Huntsman Men’s bespoke tailoring is at the heart of what Huntsman do. With over 160 years’ experience, their reputation is based on our uncompromising level of workmanship and service. Producing the finest business, formal and country-wear in the cuing room and workshops of their Savile Row premises. Bespoke clothing is made to last and if looked aer properly should last a lifetime. Huntsman has a distinctive house style. Coats offer a sleek, elegant silhouee. The shoulder is sharp, and the cut flaeringly a lile longer than others. Emphasis is upon a clean line, with one buon fastening. However the team are able to work to almost any brief; whether two buon, double breasted, casual or smart.

>> Brioni The formal jacket is the jewel in the crown of Brioni's tailoring tradition: exclusively handmade, with interfacing, by Brioni's master tailors, using only natural materials and the finest fabrics. Approximately 6000 hand-applied stitches create a masterpiece capable of following the shape of the body, with unbeatable comfort. Like a “second skin”. To be one of a kind


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1860 —Giovanni Panerai opens his watchmaker's shop on Ponte alle Grazie in Florence: serving not only as a shop and workshop but also as the city's first watchmaking school, Officine Panerai's history begins here. 1950 — The evolution from Radiomir to Luminor is completed. The Second World War having drawn to a close, the Florentine company continues the technical research begun at the start of the war, culminating in the development of the Luminor, characterized by the crown-protecting bridge, with reinforced wire lugs created from the same block of steel as the case, the cushion-shaped case as in the Radiomir 1940 and the flat, wider bezel. Nowadays the models with this case are known as Luminor 1950.

2001 — Aer a meticulous refurbishment, Panerai's historic boutique is reopened. A restyling of the original Piazza San Giovanni premises in Florence, following the acquisition of the family shop by Officine Panerai. This artisan’s workshop is a meeting point for brand collectors and enthusiasts, who can find not only pieces from the current collection, but also special edition watches and special productions that Panerai reserves exclusively for its boutiques. 2005 — Officine Panerai launches its first inhouse movement, the P.2002: a hand-wound calibre with GMT function and an eight-day power reserve, as in the Angelus movements used in the 1940s. The calibre takes its name from the year in which Officine Panerai inaugurated its production plant, a tribute to the watchmaking art of the Florentine brand. | 34 |

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 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 built from local materials reaped from the rehabilitation process, where luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural style we call ‘barefoot luxury’. 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 LUXURY REDEFINED

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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’.

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