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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO 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.

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COLLECTING THE BEST OF WORLD TRAVEL DAILY NEWS | STORIES | OPINION | FEATURES | EVENTS

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RIYADH SPECIAL

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Located in the heart of Saudi Arabia, discover some of the very best destinations in Riyadh - from the impressive Al Faisaliah Hotel to the luxurious Ritz Carlton..

Publisher Kevin Rolfe

WORLD LUXURY EXPO

Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam

A three-day event, hosted by HRH Princess Nouf Bint Faisal Bin Turki Al Saud, as Chairperson of Nayyara Exhibitions, showcasing the most prestigious and exclusive luxury products worldwide.

DUBAI SPECIAL

Dubai is the destination millions of holiday makers around the world are flocking to from the iconic Burj Al Arab to the contemporary luxury of the Hotel Oberoi now you can see what the future is like.

THAILAND UNCOVERED

Thailand is a land of fun, culture and adventure. Its paradisiacal islands aract visitors from all over the globe while the land to the north is a trekker's heaven laden with tropical jungles and gushing waterfalls.

RAILWAYS

Travel across lands and truly rediscover a gentler and more refined way of tourism from The Blue Train and Rovos Rail to the classic Orient Express and the Maharajas Express.

ALSO IN THIS LUXURIOUS ISSUE

15 DE BEERS JEWELLERY 16 WORLD LUXURY NEWS 82 LUXURY WINES

142 WORLD LUXURY EXPO 150 LUXURY FURNITURE 156 BMW i8

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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RIYADH LUXURY RIYADH

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE AL FAISALIAH

SPA BY ESPA

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

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

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LA CUCINA

AT THE AL FAISALIAH HOTEL CHEF ROBERTO TORO

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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The Herbalist- Health Bar

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

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Singita Faru Faru Game Lodge

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

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


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

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

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

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RIYADH

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

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


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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RIYADH

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

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

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

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

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

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WORLD LUXURY EXPO

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

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

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


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

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

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WORLD LUXURY EXPO

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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BEYOND 5-STAR LUXURY

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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An Inflight Cheff.. That’s Flying Reimagined.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 $403,000 www.lamborghini.com

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DUBA LUXURY DUBAI Discover All the Best Aractions in the City Look up at the world’s tallest building, ski down a snowy mountain in the middle of the desert, skydive above a man-made island, swim with sharks in the world’s largest mall, marvel at sparkling jewels in old-world souks and feel the breeze from a traditional dhow cruise—all in a single trip. Discover the city that makes it all possible and tick off the top must-visit aractions in Dubai during your visit.

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At The Top Ascend to At the Top for breathtaking views. Burj Al Arab You’re invited to the world’s most luxurious hotel. Burj Khalifa The world’s tallest building combines art, heritage and engineering.

Dubai Aquarium And Underwater Zoo You’ve never seen a fish tank quite like this one — guaranteed.


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DISCOVER THE CITY THAT MAKES IT ALL POSSIBLE DUBAI AQUARIUM & UNDERGROUND ZOO

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The Dubai Fountain Enjoy the city’s most spectacular free show every day.

Heritage And Diving Village Experience old Dubai’s living history through cras and cuisine.

Jumeirah Mosque Don’t miss an opportunity to step inside Dubai’s most exquisite mosque.

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Madinat Jumeirah Tradition and luxury meet at Madinat Jumeirah.

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Palm Jumeirah This iconic development was Dubai’s first man-made archipelago. Ski Dubai Ski down a snowy mountain, in a shopping mall, in the desert.

To plan your trip to Dubai go to: www.visitdubai.com

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The finest in French luxury awaits at Sofitel Dubai Downtown hotel. This five-star destination offers panoramic views of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and the epic Dubai Fountain. Business travellers are close to the conferences at the World Trade Centre; the hotel's impressive events venues are ideal for meetings and receptions for up to 500 people. Savour international cuisines at our fine restaurants, and enjoy cocktails and Lebanese delicacies at the Mosaic Pool and Lounge. An air-conditioned walkway connects Sofitel Dubai Downtown with Dubai Mall, the world's largest, with

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over 600 shopping destinations. Relax on the white sands of nearby Jumeirah Beach, gaze at the breathtaking views of the city from the Marina Walk, ortake a boat cruise to see the skyline from the water. For an adrenaline rush in the desert, try dune bashing in an SUV, take a camel ride or take off on a magic carpet ride over the Dubai Desert Conservation Area in a Hot air balloon tour. Geometric Chic motifs, the so down of a Sofitel MyBed, stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and the coastline, high technology, Nespresso coffee machine and signature amenities in each of our 350 rooms and


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suites.Discover unique color themes and Geometric Chic motifs in all of our 76 Suites. Impressive views of the city, a unique set of services and access to the 31st-floor Club Millésime gratify your every need. Enjoy international classics from our open kitchen Les Cuisines; Peruvian flavors at Inka, Asian Fusion at Wakame or Lebanese Seafood at Al Jazira Chez Louis. La Patisserie offers savory bites with a French Twist. From a spectacular pool terrace to light-flooded meeting rooms overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road, discover unique conference and events venues in

Downtown Dubai. First-floor meeting spaces range from boardrooms to 100-seater conference halls.Impress up to 500 guests with a cocktail party or product launch on the so lawns of the pool terrace, with spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa.With creative flair and a sharp eye for detail, InspiredMeetings concierges help put a special twist on your event - from themed coffee breaks to tailormade team-building activities in Dubai. www.sofitel-dubai-downtown.com/en

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THE OBEROI DUBAI

The Oberoi, Dubai is a contemporary luxury hotel that embodies height, light and space. We offer uninterrupted views of the iconic Burj Khalifa from our prime location, just minutes from Dubai Mall and Dubai International Financial Centre. Crowned by a gold leaf ceiling, our magnificent white marble lobby sparkles under the light of spectacular handcraed chandeliers. Our chic, elegant restaurants guarantee to satisfy discerning palates. The 252 spacious, luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms and suites convey a warm and welcoming ambience. Timber floors, rich fabrics, hand-tued rugs and specially commissioned artwork further accentuate the elegance of the room.

Presidential Suite Located on the top floors of the hotel, our Presidential Suites span a vast 2529 square feet (235 square metres) and include a grand master bedroom with a study, an Italian marble bathroom, a luxurious living room, an eight-seater dining room and a large private balcony with a plunge pool. Our Presidential Suites are decorated in a chic natural pallee with white marble and rich wooden floors. Bespoke modern furnishings are punctuated with deep scarlet and gold features. Specially commissioned modern art adorns the walls and handcraed chandeliers sparkle from high ceilings. Guests will delight in the light-filled, immaculate Italian marble bathroom of this suite. From the standalone bathtub or the glass-panelled, varipressure shower, guests can bathe, relax and refresh using Oberoi exclusive toiletries while enjoying stunning views of the iconic Burj Khalifa.

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Rooms & Suites Featuring high ceilings and dazzling floor-toceiling windows, our rooms and suites are bright, spacious residences refreshed with views of hotel's azure pool, Dubai's dramatic skyline or the iconic Burj Khalifa. The luxurious Italian marble bathrooms are fied with a standalone bathtub, a separate glass-panelled shower and also afford spectacular views. Dining Our exquisite restaurants offer a wide range of the finest international cuisine. Chic and sophisticated, they are filled with natural light and afford matchless views of Dubai's iconic skyline. Soly radiant under the light of a gold leaf ceiling, the Lobby Bar and Lobby Lounge are demure spaces to unwind with family and friends. The restaurant and late-night lounge: Iris, is an exciting addition to Dubai's vibrant nightlife. Spa Our dedicated wellness floor is home to a luxurious spa, a 24-hour gymnasium and a temperature-controlled swimming pool.

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We offer a comprehensive range of holistic massage therapies that include Western, Balinese, Thai and Ayurvedic techniques to promote relaxation, rejuvenation and wellbeing. Guests can relax and rejuvenate with an exclusive Oberoi therapy, Ayurvedic, Balinese, Thai or Western massage treatment at our luxurious spa, or re-energise at the 24-hour fitness centre. Events Host a wedding, celebrate an engagement, anniversary, birthday or baby shower for up to 450 people at The Oberoi, Dubai. Hold a film premiere, product launch, fashion show or press conference in our Grand Hall. Aend a Board or senior-level meeting in one of the private meeting rooms at the business centre. Guests may entrust every aspect of organisation to our team of dedicated, professional staff from planning and preparation, to the flawless delivery of an unforgeable event. www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-dubai


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Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi 18-Carat Rose gold £15,680 Proclaimed a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese authorities, artist Kiichiro Masumura has created this unique dial for Chopard based on the time-honoured lacquering techniques of Urushi and Maki-e. Marrying ancestral crasmanship with the highest degree of Swiss watchmaking, this majestic work of art portrays the Chinese astrological sign of the horse. Magnificently showcased within the understated lines of the ultra-thin L.U.C XP in 18-carat rose gold, this exceptional timepiece is equipped with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C Calibre 96.17-L. www.chopard.com

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2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 takes aim at the world

Dan Ammann is president of General Motors. He oversees the company's vast industrial empire. Everything from sales figures to factories to door handles on the Chevy Cruze lands on his desk when it reaches critical status.But on this evening in the Nevada desert, he's GM's ace test driver, a role he's sharing with the company's executive vice president of product development, Mark Reuss. They're giving hot laps (that's us riding shotgun in the video above) around the twisting road course at Spring Mountain, showcasing the raw power and track capability of the company's newest sports car, the 2017 Camaro ZL1. GM's corporate officers don't usually give joyrides, but the Camaro ZL1 isn't a typical car.

Floating Coastal Spa Complex The levitating coastal spa complex, The Fuente Santa Hot Spring Baths by Spanish studio gpy arquitectos won the prize in the Retail and Leisure category at the Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards, which were announced on the 15th of March 2016, in Cannes, France. The spa’s public baths are designed as an ‘unfolded pool,’ creating a new, suspended shoreline, whilst inside the common areas of the thermal water circuit incorporate in the volcanic landscape of La Palma Island in Spain.

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The Quin The Quin, New York City's quintessential luxury lifestyle hotel, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. At the intersection of art, music, and fashion, the privileged Midtown location of this 208-room hotel provides effortless access to Central Park, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Fih Avenue couture.Each one of the 208 rooms and suites at the Quin hotel has an air of sophistication. Thoughtfully designed to combine timeless luxury with modern convenience, they are stylishly decorated and provide bespoke built-in furnishings, complimentary internet access, stress-free bedside touch-screen controls and a personal Nespresso machine. www.thequinhotel.com

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Luxury hotels for sale across Scotland Fancy owning a Highland hotel once frequented by Charlie Chaplin, or a supposedly haunted castle near John O’Groats? If you have a spare £4 million or more, they could be yours.This 15th century castle, said to be haunted by a ghost in a red ball gown, has been put on the market through Colliers International with a price tag in excess of £4.5m. The A-listed venue, which has 17 bedrooms and a range of converted outbuildings within 30 acres of land, has been a retreat for celebrities including Sir Richard Branson and Billy Connolly, and last year hosted the stars of reality television show The Only Way is Essex. Colliers says that Ackergill Tower, overlooking a sandy beach, could operate as a traditional country house hotel, an exclusive wedding or party venue or as a conference venue. www.celticcastles.com/castles/ackergill-tower

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Bentley has revealed how its luxury saloon might look in the year 2036, incorporating autonomous driving technology, components made via 3D printing and even a holographic butler to cater to the needs of passengers. The image shows the kind of interior a car from the luxury, chauffeurdriven end of the manufacturer’s portfolio, possibly a Mulsanne, might have two decades from now. The lounge-style rearthe cabin features Some 30km from main island of two Mahé, sofa-like seats positioned Ile du Nord, or North Island, opposite each other and infotainment enjoys private isolation within the screens made from flexible, Inner Island group of the0.5mmSeychelles. thick material mounted to the side Luminous white beaches cosset a panels. It is the work of Bentley’s 50tropical interior of coconut palms endangered Seychelles fauna and flora strong design team led by Stefan and takamaka trees cradled between three could be reintroduced andscreens given a place Sielaff, who joined the company as thick as a piece of paper and you can bend it. The of theto future granite outcrops, grow thrive. On this paradise, 11into the director of design last110m July. to 180m in won’t be straight pieces ofand glass, instead theyfloating will be integrated height, whose polished grey of ramparts materials. rise from The luxury guest villas have been builtinfrom “This explains how the interior customer is not siing frontlocal of amaterials shoebox all the the white sands and and filigree azure reaped from the rehabilitation process, where Bentleys has to develop in reefs of the time. ocean.how the luxury experience particular The holographic luxury butler and represents “somebody can talk to, it’s not simplicity mingle toyou form a signature has to develop in the future,” said just a machine” to architectural offer Bentleystyle customers a more personalised we call ‘barefoot luxury’. Sielaff. experience. North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats,“This is also part of luxury and design in the future. This is “We areneglected, pushing with materials and what we have to combine. ” long have been rehabilitated so that North Island is a place that unashamedly aims at with screens. The super-thin screen is still experimental but it is only as www.bentleymotors.com

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THE ST. DUBAI The St. Regis Dubai extends the legacy of the Astor family to Dubai. Located on the arterial Sheikh Zayed Road, the hotel’s interiors are influenced by the city’s beaux-arts architecture of the original St. Regis in New York, and accentuated by bespoke elements such as the grand staircase and carefully selected artworks doed across the hotel. Part of Al Habtoor City, Dubai’s first-ever integrated urban resort, the hotel sits alongside two other hotels, three high-rise residential towers, as well as a Las Vegas-style theatre that will collectively be located on the banks of the soon-to-be-completed Dubai Water Canal.

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Distinguished Suite The St. Regis Suite is a haven for the sophisticated guest who appreciates space and elegance. The intimate living area features custom-designed chandeliers, a large writing desk, HDTV, and a plush chaise longue, to create an ambience of extravagant comfort. The copiously proportioned bedroom highlights a St. Regis bed lined with rich linens and plush pillows, within the elegant surrounds of soothing, pastel hued walls. The spacious walk-in closet and complimentary Wi-Fi is a necessity for the worldly traveller. A comprehensive Refreshment Centre allows for the ultimate contemplation.


T. REGIS ENDURING LEGACY, ARABIAN SOPHISTICATION Enjoy an invigorating bathtub soak in an elaborately decorated bathroom that has a separate rain shower and a range of select Remède amenities. Meanwhile, a discreet St. Regis Butler is always on hand to assist. Iridium Spa Dubai Literally meaning ‘of rainbows,’ the word ‘iridium’ comes from the greek mythological goddess Iris, who transcends sea and sky as a messenger and is manifested as a rainbow. And today, iridium itself is one of the most precious and rarest elements on earth. a transition metal of the platinum family, iridium is the second most dense element in the world and is ten times less abundant than platinum.

Rare and refined from the arrival to departure, Iridium Spa provides guests with the rarest of luxuries: Time. It is here where guests can enjoy exclusive access to one of the world’s most coveted benefits. Whether for half an hour or half a day, it is about the individual moments that are tailored precisely to you – guiding you through a spectrum of moods – whether you wish to be energised, simply wind down or completely tailor your own experience. www.stregisdubai.com

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BURJ AL For all the wonder this stunning structure provides when you finally see it in person, it is the service within that really makes the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah so extraordinary. Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, this magnificent destination offers you the finest service and facilities throughout – right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah suite-only accommodation offers discreet check-in within your rooms, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers, each a warm messenger of our unparalleled hospitality. Enhancements at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening a sophisticated new bar on the 27th floor, adjacent to the famous Skyview Bar, offering a unique and intimate feel, with floor-to-ceiling views of the city and the Arabian Gulf. The new bar is set to open at the end of quarter one. Exceptional Dining In our nine signature restaurants and bars, dining is about far more than food. We specialise in bringing together every element to ensure your experience is exceptional. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in our elegant spaces, doed through Burj Al Arab from the atrium all the way to the skyline. While each restaurant is unique, each shares the ability to create flavour combinations that linger in your mind long aer the meal is over.

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Talise Spa Perched 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf, Talise Spa is the ultimate destination to luxuriate, relax and rejuvenate. Each experience has been carefully craed and exclusively developed using the world’s most luxurious products to leave you uerly pampered. Bathed in natural light, this groundbreaking spa offers a sanctuary for guests to indulge in an extensive menu of pampering treatments – all designed to reinvigorate and restore. From facials and organic body wraps to Chakra balancing hot stone massage, each treatment uses the highest quality products and latest methods in personal care. www.jumeirah.com/ en/hotelsresorts/dubai/ burj-al-arab/


L ARAB JUMEIRAH THE DISTINCTIVE SAIL-SHAPED SILHOUETTE OF BURJ AL ARAB JUMEIRAH IS MORE THAN JUST A STUNNING HOTEL, IT IS A SYMBOL OF MODERN DUBAI

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LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP 700-4

A Fearless Look A key aspect of our design philosophy demands that every Lamborghini must be instantly recognizable as such. The Aventador LP 700-4, with its uncompromisingly crisp contours, is the essence of our brand, poured into an extreme, aweinspiring look – eternally different, unmistakably Lamborghini. A Relentless Force 700HP, 350 KM/H, 0-100 KM/H in 2.9 SEC Built in Italy. Just arrived from the future. Lamborghini has a history of revolutionary

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thinking. Whether in terms of design, like the iconic scissor doors, or in terms of technology such as the V12 engine and carbon-fiber technology, the Aventador LP 700-4 represents a whole new level of performance, sets new benchmarks in the super sports car segment, and provides a glimpse into the future. It’s a car that’s already achieved legendary status. A Timeless Powerhouse Handcraed in Sant’Agata Bolognese, naturally balanced and installed in a central, longitudinal position, they relentlessly power the Lamborghini legend and represent the driving force behind our cars and our brand.


DUBAI’S FAVOURITE SUPERCAR THE AVENTADOR LP 700-4

REPRESENTS A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE AND SETS NEW BENCHMARKS IN THE SUPER SPORTS CAR SEGMENT

Driving Dynamics During the development of a super sports car, it is crucial to always bear in mind its driving dynamics. No maer how powerful the engine is or how sophisticated the aerodynamics are: there is no driving fun if the car understeers in corners or loses its rear when accelerating. For this reason, the driving dynamics are so important to us. Our engineers make sure all suspension and drivetrain components are perfectly matched to each other. Thus, the Lamborghini Aventador is well controllable in all kinds of situations and enables a sportive driving style.

Interior The stunning design concept of the Lamborghini Aventador is continued in the interior, with the citation of hexagons and trapezia that can be found on the bodywork. You can also customize the interior to fit your taste – from the colour of the stitching on the seats to the leather. Take a seat behind the steering wheel, close the legendary scissor door and you will find yourself seated in the middle of the Aventador's control centre. www.lamborghini.com/en/models/aventador-lp700-4/overview/#!slide/2

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THE JEWEL OF MADINAT JUMEIRAH: AL QASR MEANS 'THE PALACE' – AND THIS HOTEL TRULY IS THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF MADINAT JUMEIRAH. LUXURY DUBAI

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Designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence, the hotel replicates traditional royal architecture, coupled with luxurious modernity throughout. Approached along a tree-lined avenue, adorned with beautifully sculpted Arabian horses, the hotel itself will take your breath away. A tribute to the age-old architectural styles of Arabia, Jumeirah Al Qasr is an oasis of luxury. It’s a place dedicated to relaxing, playing and the finer things in life. As part of the magnificent Madinat Jumeirah or 'City of Jumeirah', Jumeirah Al Qasr offers all the facilities and activities of the wider resort. Worldclass restaurants, bars and cafes, Talise Spa and our healthclub Talise Fitness, a traditional souk housing scores of boutiques, shops and galleries – this is just a taste of the experiences available to you during your stay at Jumeirah Al Qasr.

Jumeirah Malakiya Villas – Luxury Villas in Dubai Hidden within Madinat Jumeirah’s captivating waterways and architectural marvels is the resort’s most luxurious accommodation – the Jumeirah Malakiya Villas. The villas offer spacious bedrooms, oversized marble-clad bathrooms, generous living spaces, fully furnished kitchens and private terraces overlooking the waterways and resort. The word ‘Malakiya’ translates into ‘royal’ in Arabic, and epitomises the level of luxury one can expect to receive. The seven independent villas are designed for those seeking spacious opulence, seclusion, impeccable service, all the while benefiing from complete discretion. Connected to the resort through landscaped walkways and 3km of waterways, enjoy dining in over 40 world class restaurants and bars, holistic treatments at Talise Spa, retail therapy in over 95 specially selected boutiques and shops at the traditional souk, and state of the art equipment at Talise Fitness. You’ll find complete tranquility during your stay at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf. Inspired by the traditional courtyard summer houses of old Arabia, these standalone two-storey houses offer an exquisitely designed hideaway – the premium accommodation of our Dubai resort.

A Peaceful Haven – Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf You’ll find complete tranquility during your stay at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf. Inspired by the traditional courtyard summer houses of old Arabia, these standalone two-storey houses offer an exquisitely designed hideaway – the premium accommodation of our resort.

Coming and going is pleasing in itself, with the houses accessible by scenic waterways and paths that wind their way through lush landscaped gardens. Inside, you’ll experience the height of luxury, with beautifully appointed, light and spacious guest rooms and suites. www.jumeirah.com/en/hotelsresorts/dubai/madinat-jumeirah

Coming and going is pleasing in itself, with the houses accessible by scenic waterways and paths that wind their way through lush landscaped gardens. Inside, you’ll experience the height of luxury, with beautifully appointed, light and spacious guest rooms and suites. When you’re ready to venture out, you’ll find the beach easily accessible, as well as the many facilities of the Boutique Hotel – including restaurants, the famous Jumeirah Souk Madinat, the Talise Spa and activities including tennis, squash, aerobics and our state-of-the-art gymnasium.

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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 seings. 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.


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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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FOUR SEASONS AT JUMEIRAH BEACH

Relax into light, fresh and airy accommodations – seing the tone of understated luxury here at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. In our 237 Dubai luxury hotel rooms – including 49 suites – subtle Arabic design motifs blend with cool, contemporary style, featuring so backgrounds of blue or green.

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Ultra-spacious with high-ceilings, our Dubai fivestar hotel guest rooms start at 70 square metres (753 square feet) of indoor and outdoor living space, positioning them among the largest luxury hotel accommodations in Dubai. Enjoy a soothing panorama of the Arabian Gulf, our pools, beach and gardens, or experience the most impressive skyline view of any hotel in Dubai.


RESORT DUBAI BEACHFRONT SANCTUARY

FAMILY CONNECTIONS

Set on 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of natural beachfront, Four Seasons Resort Dubai is an intimately scaled five-storey structure designed with Arabic flair. The building is configured in a widened U shape, with two wings embracing the garden and swimming pools, framing spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf.

Providing an ideal set-up for families traveling to Dubai, all guest rooms are entered through a shared vestibule – a recessed area in the hallway where two entry doors are set back behind an additional door. This additional door may be closed, allowing the two guest rooms to be joined. Simply request connected rooms at the time of booking.

BATHROOM OASIS

With fresh, sophisticated style, luxurious Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach invites you to a lazy beachfront sanctuary – with the closest access to shopping and entertainment in downtown Dubai. The hoest dining is right here at Sea Fu, Coya, Nusr-et and Jean-Georges.

Glamorous and indulgent, our bathrooms feature a mosaic-tiled wall as the backdrop for a dramatic free-standing oval tub. The design features a white marble floor, silver-leaf ceiling, and a custom Murano glass pendant. A special highlight is the TV hidden in the vanity mirror. Adjacent to the bathroom is a wood-panelled walk-in closet.

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DUBAI MALL The Dubai Mall is the flagship mall of Emaar Malls, the shopping malls and retail subsidiary of Emaar Properties, and the world’s most visited shopping and entertainment destination. The Dubai Mall sets a new standard for shopping, leisure and entertainment. Home to 12.1 million sq  of retail and entertainment, Emaar’s flagship mall is the world’s most visited shopping and entertainment destination. The Fashion Avenue, a 440,000 sq  fashion precinct dedicated to high fashion, positions The Dubai Mall as the fashion capital of the region while other niche components, such as The Souk and The Village, further add to its retail offering. The Dubai Mall is home to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo with thousands of aquatic animals.

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12.1 MILLION SQ FT OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE HEART OF DUBAI Other family entertainment components include KidZania®, an innovative children’s ‘edutainment’ concept; SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq  high adrenaline indoor theme park; the 22-screen Reel Cinemas megaplex with a total capacity of 2,800 seats; and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink. The mall is also home to the real fossil of a 155-million year old dinosaur. Emaar is currently expanding the mall, adding a further one million sq  to Fashion Avenue. The new extension will feature modern retail, signature leisure, luxury serviced apartments, and a range of hospitality choices. www.thedubaimall.com


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LUXURY SPAS

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 fiings, enjoy everything from a manicure to a Moroccan Hammam treatment, as well as barber services for gentlemen.

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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 maers and whatever your age you need to take care of your skin, it is aer 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

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LANSERHOF TEGERNSEE

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 unforgeable 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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LUXURY WINE

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 aer they reach 70 years of age. The grapes are hand harvested only in the aernoon, 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 boled unfiltered. Pétrus is extraordinarily rich, powerful and concentrated, oen with characteristics of chocolates, truffles, Asian spices and ultra-ripe, creamy, black fruits. Pétrus is usually approachable aer a decade or so in bole, 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 bole Available at: www.bbr.com/producer-400-petrus

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LUXURY CHAMPAGNE

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 bole 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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LUXURY LUGGAGE

ASPINAL

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 crasmen 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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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 Cierio 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 risoo 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.

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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 World’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

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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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LUXURY CASINOS

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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A dedicated Food & Beverage Manager. That’s Flying Reimagined.

His role? He’s your guide to our extensive Business Class menus and will exper tly pair your meal selection with our most complementar y wine. You choose to eat at a time that suits you and he’ll be ready to take your order.


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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 aer 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 — not to mention the Roman bath that can be hidden by a retractable marble floor — 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

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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 oen 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 fiing that the emirate will provide the seing 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, kitchenee and glassboomed 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

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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

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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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LUXURY SPORTS

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 cuing 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 aributes, such as cultural, traditions, science, sport, etc. www.lamartina.com


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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 aracted 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 aer each flight. Aer 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


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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 aractions 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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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 aractions 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 & aractions 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 seing. 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 aractions 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 lile 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 aractions 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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YAS

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 aractions 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 aractions 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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Pagani Zonda Evolution $2.8 million www.pagani.com

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AWARD-WINNING LUXURY RESORT SONEVA KIRI OFFERS AN UNRIVALLED COMBINATION OF LUXURY, AN INTEGRAL ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH, AUTHENTIC THAI EXPERIENCES AND MOUTH-WATERING ORGANIC FOOD.

LUXURY THAILAND

SONEVA Remote yet accessible, Soneva Kiri sits on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood, in the Gulf of Siam. Surrounded by lush, vibrant tropical vegetation and white beaches, fringed with palm trees, the resort has been tastefully and cleverly designed to complement the landscape and blends seamlessly into the outstanding natural beauty. Soneva Kiri epitomises the Soneva concept of 'Intelligent Luxury'. Only an hour’s flight in the resort’s private plane from Bangkok, it feels a million miles from the real world. The sense of tranquillity, seclusion and harmony with nature is second to none. Far away from the beaten track and well-trodden tourist aractions this is

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Thailand as it used to be thirty or even fiy years ago, genteel and untainted. All the time a sense that Thailand, the real Thailand of remote fishing villages, colourful boats, epic waterfalls for swimming and gourmet picnics, beguiling smiles and indomitable spirituality is right there, just around the bay, willing you to uncover its ancient secrets. Cambodia is also on the doorstop with temples galore for exploring. Soneva Kiri is offering a twice weekly flight by private plane to Siem Reap in Cambodia, home to the captivating world heritage wonders of Angkor Wat.


KIRI Soneva Kiri Resort comprises 35 vast pool villas on beach level, hillsides or cliff tops, all overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Available to rent or purchase, all have impossibly chic furnishings. Each villa at Soneva Kiri comes complete with its own electric buggy as well as bicycles and impeccable service courtesy of Mr./Ms. Friday private butlers.

Highlights include the manta ray shaped Children Den - young guests’ own private fantasy world overseen by experienced child-minders, stargazing at the hi-tech observatory or watch stars of the silver screen at Cinema Paradiso where classic movies are shown outdoors, only the moon and stars above for company, treat yourself at the home-made chocolate and ice cream parlour and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod.

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LUXURY THAILAND Spa at Soneva Kiri offers a wide range of wellness, holistic, rejuvenating and relaxing treatments. Guests can also relax on the idyllicbach, a stretch of palm-fringed white sand as fine as any in Thailand. The beach has its own bar and grill. Water sports include snorkelling, diving, sailing, water skiing and wind-surfing. Guests can also go out and explore the mystic beauties of Koh Kood by private car or speedboat. Food is always a Soneva highlight. At Soneva Kiri it reaches new heights, quite literally with the Treepod Dining, a can't-miss experience in which diners are hoisted high into the jungle canopy to enjoy a view that lives up to the finest dishes. Authentic Thai cuisine is available too. Khun Benz,

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a gied cook, runs a restaurant built on stilts over a mangrove forest, lit by torches and fireflies each evening. Accessible (mainly) by boat she serves arguably the best Thai food in Thailand, made from ingredients personally selected every day at market as well as organic home grown herbs and vegetables from Soneva Kiri’s own vegetable garden, The Eco Centro. The View is the fine dining option, with a changing daily menu reflecting the tradition of slow-food and organic ingredients grown or caught locally. The Dining Room, with relaxed day beds and jawdropping views, serves dishes freshly baked in its tandoor, wood-fired, or hot and cold smoke ovens.


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‘So Delicious’ has an extraordinary range of cold cuts, cheeses and other deli offerings – ideal for a restorative glass of wine. Even cooler is the Ice Cream Parlour with over sixty different flavours, while the Chocolate Room offers every chocolatey treat imaginable from brownies to bon-bons and, for sophisticated chocoholics, irresistible slivers of chocolate from 95% cocoa slabs. Good food needs great drinks. The subterranean, climatically controlled wine cellar has over five hundred labels, with a sommelier to help your choice and offer tastings. There are also numerous bars in which to sample a sundowner complete with unrivalled views across the Gulf.

Soneva Kiri has a sister resort Soneva Fushi (1995), in the Maldives and forms part of the Soneva Group. The Group is steadfast in leading the hospitality industry in environmentally responsible tourism. Soneva Kiri is commied to its SLOW LIFE philosophy: Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences. 

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LUXURY THAILAND Located in the Baa Atoll, a pristine UNESCO Biosphere Reserve coral reef, Soneva Fushi pairs Robinson Crusoe fantasy with intelligent luxury. Fiy-seven private villas with their own stretch of beach are hidden among dense foliage. Intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers. Highlights of the resort include watching classic movies nightly at the open-air Cinema Paradiso, counting Saturn’s rings from the state-of-the-art Observatory, enjoying organic food at nine different dining outlets prepared by awardwinning chefs, unwinding at the Six Senses Spa, or indulging in the complimentary home-made cheese, chocolate and ice-cream parlours.

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SONEVA KIRI Soneva Kiri is located on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood - just one hour by private plane south-east of Bangkok. It oers an unrivalled combination of luxury, an integral environmental approach, authentic Thai experiences and mouth-watering organic food. Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, complimentary home-made cheese, chocolate and ice-cream parlours, a state-of-the-art Observatory, and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod where diners can enjoy unparalled views over the Gulf of Thailand.

The summer camp programme runs at both Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri from May 15 to August 31, 2016. Most activities are complimentary for children of guests staying at the resorts during this period. To view the detailed summer camp programmes at each resort, please visit www.soneva.com.

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LUXURY THAILAND Soneva Unveils New Summer Camp Programme 2016 Black-ops survival courses, private island picnic adventures, dolphin cruises and astronomy sessions on the agenda Soneva Resorts and Residences has unveiled its new 2016 Summer Camp programme for children, offering everything from black-ops survival courses, private island picnic adventures and dolphin cruises, through to astronomy sessions and chocolate making classes at its awardwinning resorts in Thailand and Maldives.

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Young Soneva guests are invited to unleash their inner adventurer with activities including guided snorkelling with a marine biologist, pirate adventure cruises, night time island exploration, and ra building. The more creatively inclined are invited to learn how to make traditional handicras, recipes and mocktails, take language classes, make coconut oil, or participate in inventor competitions and glass-blowing. Budding athletes can participate in mini marathons and Olympics, yoga, aqua fit, tennis, beach games, football challenges, water sports contests, bike riding, kayaking, paddle boarding and much more.


SONEVA KIRI “The majority of our guests are repeaters and we have watched them return to our resorts year aer year, first as honeymooners and then with their families. In many cases we have literally watched their children grow up and now we see these children returning with their own families. With this in mind, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that Soneva is a wonderful place for families,” said Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and CEO of Soneva Resorts. “The summer camps and our children’s Dens are some of the ways in which we create unique and inspiring experiences for guests of all ages, both young and old,” he added.

A new Children’s Den opened at Soneva Fushi in late 2015, which features two swimming pools, a pirate ship, a DJ corner, a Mocktail Bar, a kitchen, a Lego room, a music room and a teenage lounge. The unique playground was conceptualised and designed as an imaginative playground for the family and is said to be the most elaborate children’s facility of any luxury hotel in the world. Similarly, Soneva Kiri’s children’s Den is a surreal jungle playground hoisted high up into the forest canopy. www.soneva.com/soneva-kiri

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The Residence. That’s Flying Reimagined.

Ch e c k i n to t h i s exclusive address and experience our three-room suite on board the A380. Designed for t wo guests, it offers a living room, double bedroom and ensuite shower room. It even comes with a personal Butler to attend to your ever y need. The Residence. Now accepting reser vations.


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CHIANG RAI PAI PHANOM RUNG RAILAY KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK AYUTHAYA KANCHANABURI CHIANG MAI BANGKOK THAILAND ISLANDS Thailand is a land of fun, culture and adventure. Its paradisiacal islands aract visitors from all over the globe while the land to the north is a trekker's heaven laden with tropical jungles and gushing waterfalls. Thailand is doed with gliering temples and magnificent monuments, and regularly celebrates colourful festivals. Wonderful Thai cuisine is famous throughout the world and gourmet delights include delicious

coconut-based curries, fresh seafood, mouthwatering noodles and a feast of flavours such as lemongrass and chilli. As Thailand's capital, Bangkok is a diverse city, home to flamboyant temples, golden statues of Buddha and lively markets.

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Bugai Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe (1938)

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Possibly the most famous car in Ralph Lauren's collection and absolutely the most influential in terms of his work. The Skeleton watch is inspired by the Atlantic's mix of #art and engineering - its amboyna burl wood dial mirroring the Buggati's steering wheel.

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Travel Southern India on board of a luxury train

Scenic Eclipse mega-yacht will have its own helicopters and submarine -- and luxury too If you've ever wondered how the other half sail, here's a way to travel like the fat cats without having to buy a yacht. Scenic Cruises is building an ultra-luxury, all-suite yacht called the Eclipse with its own submarine and helicopter on board. The ship will sail to destinations from Antarctica to the Mediterranean -- in style. "The inspiration came from the mega-yachts owned by the billionaires," Scenic founder and Chairman Glen Moroney says. "How can others enjoy a level of luxury and fun and discovery like billionaires enjoy? "We took the luxury of those ships -- the helicopters, submarine, etc. -- to make it accessible to our guests. And then we took it up another notch with five restaurants, a 5,000-square-foot spa and other items not even seen on those mega-yachts.” www.scenic.co.uk/eclipse

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The Golden Chariot – the only luxury tourist train in Southern India. Southern India is comprised of many states: Karnatka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh. This train was started sometime in 2009 it’s pure luxury. It is beer than a fiver-star. The journey is to go in the train to various destinations. The whole tour takes around seven days. It goes from places to places. There are two itineraries, the Pride of South and Southern Splendor. The Pride of South takes you to Bangalore, Mysore, then Hassan, Hampi, Goa and it comes back. The Southern Splendor goes through the other states. It’s real luxury, it has a dining car, it has a bar, it has everything you need, a spa, and a gym, and a business center, too. www.goldenchariorain.com


Luxury News Givenchy Spa in Hotel Sahrai Fez

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A beautiful oasis of tranquility & relaxation. Located in the heart of the hotel, the Givenchy spa is a true oasis of tranquility, beauty and relaxation. Designed according to a concept overseen by Patrick Ribes, the architect of the House spas, it perfectly illustrates the elegance and distinctive luxury that embody the Givenchy spirit. Its understated, refined decor harmoniously combines leather, wood, stone and stucco. The spa has five treatment rooms, including a double one featuring a terrace with a view of Fez. Bathed in natural light filtered through mashrabiya laicework and equipped with en suite walk-in showers, they offer a chic and peaceful seing that is perfect for complete relaxation.

The Spa Namaskar- Palais Namaskar Marrakech

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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 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.

The Spa Namaskar is a serene space designed to North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, promote purity, energy and balance. There are long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that four treatment rooms each with outside endangered Seychelles fauna andprivate flora could be terraces where sunlight spills through the reintroduced and given a place to grow andgreen thrive. palms. T he Spa Namaskar unveils an innovative spa menu in partnership with Aromatherapy Associates and ila, two brands using organic and natural products. Offering new specific

The spa also features an open-air relaxation area including a Jacuzzi as well as a Givenchy boutique with a modern and luxurious design showcasing the full range of products. www.hotelsahrai.com/givenchy-spa/ more news on www.worldsleadingspas.com

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– astress placemanagement, that unashamedly programmes age aims at providing the very best in privacy, location, prevention, ultimate rose pregnancy retreat, the accommodation, services, facilities and Spa Namaskar is a haven of peace, of resourcing experience, yet has restored its environment to a and discovery." place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in www.palaisnamaskar.com/eng/spa-wellness warm tropical waters in colours of blue and aquamarine. The true essence of North Island is a more news on www.worldsleadingspas.com rare encounter that is in harmony with the

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LUXURY WATERSPORTS

THE BEST PLACES FO SNORKELING IN THA

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The Surin Islands is our favourite snorkeling location with shallow reefs in clear water full of fish. They are less visited than the Similan Islands which have become too popular for their own good in recent years. The Similan and Surin Islands have the clearest water, the biggest fish and the largest schools of fish. This is the closest you can get to being inside an aquarium.

Phi Phi Islands has a huge diversity of marine life. Leopard sharks and black tip reef sharks can be seen, we have even snorkeled with whale sharks here. Turtles are also common. There is a nice variety of hard and so corals, anemones and sea fans. There are many islands in the Phi Phi Islands chain and most snorkeling tours visit a few of them including Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley and the beautiful Bamboo Island.

Surin Islands are a good place to snorkel with turtles. Koh Bon is a good place to snorkel with manta rays which are aracted to the cleaning stations and the strong currents. Koh Tachai is another great island to snorkel with big pelagics like manta rays and whale sharks plus leopard sharks and reef sharks.

Snorkeling trips to Phi Phi are oen combined with other side activities and sightseeing such as seeing monkeys at Monkey beach or swimming at the famous Maya bay on Phi Phi Ley. A speedboat from Phuket to Phi Phi takes about 45 minutes and oen stops along the way to swim at Koh Yao of Koh Khai Islands.


OR AILAND Racha Yai Island (Koh Raya) has mainly hard corals in the small sheltered bays that are ideal for snorkelers to get close to schools of fish. Eagle eyed snorkelers may see moray eels, garden eels, sting rays, puffer fish, parrot fish and trigger fish, among others. Corals include staghorn, brain, mushroom, cabbage and leaf coral. There are a few nice resorts on Racha Yai that are great for a couple of nights. Racha Noi island is further out than Racha Yai and is uninhabited. If you can find a boat going there it’s an unspoiled paradise.

the best time of year to snorkel in thailand On the Andaman Sea side of Thailand’s west coast the best season for snorkeling is November to late April. From May to October you can still do excellent snorkeling at Racha Yai, Phi Phi Islands and Koh Kai but the Similan and Surin National Marine Parks are closed to tour boats.

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LUXURY SWIMWEAR

VILEBR AT VILEBREQUIN, THERE’S A DIFFERENT MODEL OF SWIMSUIT FOR EVERY MAN AND EVERY OCCASION. Plain or printed, or even embroidered for the ultimate aesthetes, Vilebrequin’s swimsuit models for men all bear a common thread: sun, freedom and luxury. A holiday spirit that is handed down from father to son. Everyone was seduced by these practical, comfortable shorts; their elegance and bright colors held an irresistible appeal. On every beach, the sea turtle insignia came to signify the spirit of Saint Tropez.

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As its success grew, Vilebrequin worked with various materials and designs of exceptional quality to claim its natural place in the world of luxury goods. Vilebrequin recognized its customers' youthful energy and dedication to family values and experiences.... this led to the 1995 launch of the Father and Son concept, expanding the range from mens to boys starting at 6 months old.


REQUIN This father-son bond brought a new dimension to Vilebrequin as it took on family values. Much more than a passing fad, the enthusiasm for this range is high and has become a tradition for Vilebrequin clients globally. During this incredible adventure, the brand has found a way to keep its soul and hold true to its values of elegance and freedom. www.vilebrequin.com

Today, the Vilebrequin spirit has crossed borders from Miami to Rio, from Dubai to Saint Barthelmy, from Porto Cervo to Shanghai. This spirit shares its values with men of style, who are both demanding and original, who dare to combine relaxed elegance with wit, originality and quality.

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11 new hotels coming to Paris

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Paris is unique for many reasons, and so are its hotels. No other city has a luxury segment like the City of Light. Its Palace hotels, those with the official government distinction and those vying for it, are able to command rates unlike anywhere else. The last few years have seen some highprofile arrivals, including Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental, and most recently The Peninsula Paris. In turn, a number of incumbents shuered their doors to embark on significant renovations and will be due for their big reveal soon. Brand new hotels will continue to open their doors in the next few years as well, including – perhaps uncharacteristically – a few set within very contemporary skyscrapers. Here are eleven hotels on their way to Paris. www.amastanhotels.com

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Translated from an ancient Hawaiian language to mean “arms embracing the sea,” Kapalua enfolds guests into its captivating surroundings, much as it did when its first inhabitants came upon Maui’s pristine Pacific shores centuries ago. Today, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, one of the most

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breathtaking resorts in Hawaii, welcomes you to a secluded luxury paradise steeped in rich cultural tradition and a warm Aloha spirit. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/kapalua-maui


Luxury News Winner of the World's Best Countryside Hotel Spa 2015 The Spa at Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa Italy. Set in the Val d'Orcia area and close to the ancient hill town of San Casciano dei Bagni, Fonteverde is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany! Fonteverde Spa, with it's rich thermal spring waters full of therapeutic gis for the body discovered by the ancient Etruscans you would want to lay in there forever. Bathe in warm, restorating pools, and feel the massage of water jets that generate both tone and energy. www.fonteverdespa.com

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Sarp 46 Launches from Sarp Yachts

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Sarp Yachts in Turkey not only recently launched their first yacht of the new year but their first major production luxury yacht. She is a 46-meter luxury motor yacht simply called the Sarp 46. It doesn’t appear that she has an owner and likely was built on spec as the yacht is still for sale at this point. The tri-deck yacht has design by Osman Tanju Kalaycıoğlu and an interior by the Adam Lay Studio. The Sarp 46 has a sharp grey hull and white superstructure offering a contemporary appearance. She comes in under the 500GT Some 30km from the main of Mahé, du threshold and is capable ofisland carry ten guestsIleeasily Nord, NorthIfIsland, enjoys private isolation in fiveor cabins. needed they could make room for within the Inner Island of the Seychelles. an extra two guests butgroup the normal Luminous white beaches cosset tropical interior accommodation is going to be in atwo twin cabins, of coconut andmaster takamaka trees two doublespalms and the suite. Thecradled owner’s between three granite 110m to 180m suite is located forwardoutcrops, on the main deck and in height, whose polished ramparts rise from stretches across the fullgrey beam of the yacht. The the white sands andare filigree ofdeck. the azure other guest cabins on thereefs lower Three ocean. internal decks for the guests exist and there is a sun deck for complete relaxation. A converging North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, glass combination meets midships that swoops long have been so that downneglected, from the bridge deckrehabilitated is a nice design endangered fauna florawhile couldthe be feature. The Seychelles hull has been builtand in steel reintroduced and a place to growThe andelegant thrive. superstructure is given actually composite. interiors onboard showcase lo style apartment design. There are mountain chalet influences

On sandwiched this floating withparadise, metal finishes 11 guest for villas an overall have been built relaxing from atmosphere. local materials The reaped Sarp 46from is powered the by rehabilitation twin CAT C32sprocess, that should where propel luxury herand to just under simplicity mingle to 12-knots form a signature 15-knots. At around her rangearchitectural is style we callto ‘barefoot . miles. Completion anticipated be 3,200luxury’ nautical is expected to be for May, 2016 and she is for sale North is a place askingIsland 22.5 million EUR.that unashamedly aims at providing the very best in privacy, location, www.sarpyachts.com accommodation, services, facilities and experience, yet has restored its environment to a more New on World luxury yacht News place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in www.worldluxuryyachtnews.com warm tropical waters in colours of blue and

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LUXURY CARS

THE NEW BMW 7 S

The sixth generation of the luxury BMW sedan with almost four decades of global success under its belt; the new BMW 7 Series blazes a trail for a modern form of automotive luxury that is in keeping with the times but also points the way into the future. • The new BMW 7 Series has a clear claim to luxury segment leadership when it comes to driving dynamics, long-distance comfort, efficiency and driver assistance; exclusive options designed to optimise occupants’ personal sense of well-being inside the car.

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• Two body variants with a standard and long wheelbase; authentic reinterpretation of familiar BMW design language; characteristic balance of exclusivity and dynamic flair; impressive precision in the design of details; high-quality materials and exclusive workmanship. • The M Sport package accentuates the sporting characteristics of the 7 Series in its own distinctive style; the design Pure Excellence and BMW Individual Design Composition packages do likewise for the car’s luxurious side.


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• Outstanding commitment to the application of BMW EfficientDynamics technology; unique overall package of BMW EfficientLightweight features, the latest generation of engines, an anticipatory operating strategy and segmentleading aerodynamics. • BMW EfficientLightweight in the new BMW 7 Series: vehicle weight reduced by up to 130 kilograms compared to predecessor models. • Carbon Core: extensive use of carbon-fibrereinforced plastic (CFRP) in the passenger cell – as part of an intelligent material mix – based on the transfer of technology from BMW i.

• New six-cylinder in-line petrol and diesel engines from the BMW Group’s latest generation of power units; further increase in efficiency thanks to the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology; extensively updated V8 engine; optional BMW xDrive all-wheel drive further enhances dynamic ability and assurance. • The BMW 740e has been added to the model range; plug-in hybrid model with combustion engine and BMW eDrive technology from BMW i; total system output: 240 kW/326 hp, CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 49 g/km.

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LUXURY CARS • Engine power channelled through an eightspeed Steptronic gearbox with optimised internal efficiency, an increased ratio spread and a gear- change strategy assisted by navigation data. • New-design standard-fied Driving Experience Control switch now including ADAPTIVE mode, which adapts the car’s set-up as required to the driving style and the character of the road. • Unique balance between sporting capability and ride comfort in the luxury sedan segment; both facets of driving pleasure significantly enhanced by the application of sophisticated chassis technology and the interplay of all chassis systems. • Full-LED headlights fied as standard; antidazzle BMW Laserlight with BMW Selective Beam and range doubled from 300 to 600 metres now also available as an option for a BMW model for the first time following its world premiere in the BMW i8.

• Redefinition of the luxurious onboard experience for driver and passengers in the new BMW 7 Series; generous levels of space; exclusive, modern aura; exquisite materials; precision workmanship; newly designed centre console extending into the rear as an option. • Electrically adjustable comfort seats and the Executive Lounge provide unbeatable longdistance comfort; active seat ventilation and massage function for driver and front passenger with Vitality Programme included for rear seat passengers. • Heat Comfort package with heated seats and steering wheel, plus heated armrests in the doors, centre console and rear centre armrest. • Exclusive high-end music enjoyment with Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. • Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge with globally unique light display that can be switched between six colours.

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• Ambient light including Welcome Light Carpet for the area in front of the car doors; Ambient highlight can also be ordered for the rear compartment of the new BMW 7 Series with long wheelbase; • Telephony with wireless charging enables inductive charging of mobile phones in the car. • iDrive operating system gains a touch display for intuitive operation of numerous functions; display and control unit of the optional Automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control system likewise with touch-sensitive capability. • World premiere for BMW gesture control: 3D sensor allows intuitive and easy interaction with the infotainment system using predefined hand movements. • Innovative BMW Touch Command multifunction control unit: removable 7-inch tablet computer integrated into the centre armrest or rear console to control comfort, infotainment and communications functions.

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• Remote Control Parking using the BMW Display Key. • New BMW Head-Up Display with 75 per cent larger projection surface onthe windscreen. • Driving Assistant now a complete comfort- and safety-enhancing package thanks to the additional functions Rear collision prevention, Lane Change Warning, Speed Limit Info and Rear crossing traffic warning functions. • Driving Assistant Plus now includes comfortoptimising additions: Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Traffic jam assistant for semi-automated driving, and Front and rear crossing traffic warning. • New-generation Surround View system with parallel Top View display function and 3D View in the Control Display, individually selectable perspectives and Panorama Side View to check the traffic situation to the sides of the car (front and rear).

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Service that go oes above and beyond o . That’s Flying Reimagined.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS Each and ever y one of our Cabin Crew is highly trained, enthusiastic and personally dedicated to setting the highest standards on board. That’s why we don’t only have Cabin Crew, but Inflight Chefs, Food & Beverage Managers, Flying Nannies and ser vice that’s always delivered with a smile.


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LUXURY WATCHES

BREITLING EXOSPACE B55 CONNECTED IN THE FOREFRONT OF CONNECTED CHRONOGRAPHS, THE EXOSPACE B55 IS ASSERTING ITSELF AS A CONCENTRATED PACKAGE OF INNOVATION, FUNCTIONALITY AND PERFORMANCE.

The avant-garde Exospace B55 connected chronograph houses an exclusive SuperQuartz™ movement endowed with a range of original functions tailor-made for pilots. It stands out in terms of its new connection philosophy placing the smartphone in the service of the watch in order to enhance its functionality. The user thus enjoys the optimal comfort of the phone for performing certain adjustments and, conversely, can download the results of certain measurements to the smartphone as well as receive notifications. This future-oriented instrument is also distinguished by its resolutely technical design featuring a titanium case and rubber strap. The new-generation connected chronograph.

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True to its tradition of “instruments for professionals”, Breitling designed this model as a “real” watch (with a multifunction movement, dial and hands, two months’ autonomy, a waterproof case, etc.) leveraging the user-friendliness of the smartphone to improve its ease of use and efficiency. This supremely masterful chronograph remains entirely operational offline. The Exospace B55 is asserting itself as a major technological breakthrough, entirely in line with the Breitling inventions that have made their mark on the history of watchmaking – such as the first independent chronograph pushpiece at 2 o’clock (1915), the Navitimer slide rule (1952) or the Emergency’s distress beacon (1995).


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LUXURY WATCHES thE SWiSS mAdE CONNECtEd WAtCh

AN iNStRUmENt fOR thE fUtURE

The Exospace B55 was entirely developed, assembled, finished and tested in Switzerland, including the production of movement ébauches (blanks) in the workshops of Breitling Chronométrie. The smartphone application was also developed and produced in Switzerland. This was an obvious choice for Breitling, which has always defended Swiss Made tradition and innovation.

The Exospace B55 stands out through its resolutely technical design featuring a light and sturdy titanium case. It is equipped with a rotating bezel with rider tabs used as reference points to mark a departure time or deadline that one wishes to remember. The exclusive two-tone rubber TwinPro strap with its ultra-sporty look is available in three versions: blue on black, anthracite on black and gray on black. www.breitling.com/en/models/professional/exo space-b55/

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THE BLUE TRAIN

WELCOME ABOARD THE BLUE TRAIN. YOUR UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN…

LUXURY RAILWAYS As time meandered from the 19th Century towards the dawn of the new era, a dream was born. A dream of harnessing steam technology to link Africa’s vast south to north, around the aweinspiring mountain ranges that dot the continent, through the apparently arid desert landscapes, over untamed savannah grasslands teeming with wildlife. From the Cape all the way to Cairo... all of this on parallel lines of tempered steel. It is from this dream that The Blue Train was born. Cairo was never to be, but the dreamers

persevered and The Blue Train now traverses South Africa and its breath-taking scenery in a manner that befits the mystique that has grown around it. Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five-star “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities. And even ordinary folk who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury, a life that has seemed tantalisingly out of reach. www.bluetrain.co.za

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ROVOS BEGIN A JOURNEY WITH ROVOS RAIL TO SOUTHERN AFRICA’S MOST SPECTACULAR DESTINATIONS LUXURY RAILWAYS

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. With discreet and friendly service, five-star cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration.

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In a series of journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the sub-continent’s greatest destinations from Cape Town at its tip to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, from scenic splendours as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls, from the desert landscapes in Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo to the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal and the magnificent Garden Route along the Cape south coast.


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The trains – which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives – carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites and are also available for charter, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journeys. A tailored itinerary is also available on Rovos Air or guests may choose to experience the exclusive

Air Safari. Rovos Rail has also established three elegant seaside retreats in St James, Cape Town – an ideal location for a stress-free holiday. www.rovos.com

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LUXURY RAILWAYS

THE CLASSIC VENICE SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train at Venice Santa Lucia station and aer you have seled in, it will soon be time to enjoy a threecourse lunch in one of the restaurant cars.Later, aernoon tea is served in your cabin, followed that evening by a leisurely four-course dinner prepared on board by our skilled French chefs. Aer dinner retire to your cabin which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

The next day, breakfast is served in your cabin by your steward at a time to suit you. The train pulls into Paris Gare de l’Est and halts for 40 minutes, with the opportunity to stretch your legs along the platform. A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the French coast for the Channel crossing to join the Belmond British Pullman train for the journey to London. A traditional aernoon tea accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine is served before arriving at your destination. www.belmond.com/venice-simplon-orientexpress/

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MAHARAJAS' EXPRESS TRAIN The quintessential melting pot of diverse cultures that India is, the rich historical heritage that India offers, is surely not one to be missed. Maharajas’ Express takes you across the ethnic highlights through the iconic landscapes of the diverse nation.

The remarkable voyage to India cannot be completed without a plunge into its rich history, landscapes, cuisine and customs. Its mind-stirring mix of landscapes and cultural traditions will glow in your memory lanes long aer you've le the beautiful land.

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Rolled out in 2010, Maharajas’ Express enlivens the royalty in its coaches, cuisine and comfort of the erstwhile Maharajas'.

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LUXURY WATCHES

ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL MILGAUSS

THE OYSTER PERPETUAL MILGAUSS, THE WATCH FOR THOSE WITH A PASSION FOR THE WORLDS OF SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY, RECONCILES STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS AND CHRONOMETRIC PRECISION.

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Instantly recognisable The reliability and precision of an ordinary mechanical watch can be affected by a magnetic field of 50 to 100 gauss. But many scientists are exposed to much higher magnetic fields during the course of their work. Rolex’s solution was the Milgauss, created in 1956, the first watch of its kind. Hence the name of the watch, mille being French for thousand. Rolex uses 904L stainless steel for its steel watch cases. 904L is mainly used in the high technology, aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. A superalloy, 904L is extremely resistant and highly polishable. It maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

Z-Blue dial Green sapphire crystal marked a first in watchmaking when it was introduced on the Milgauss in 2007. Now this crystal is combined with an electric blue dial, an allusion to the emblematic lightning-bolt-shaped seconds hand. The design, development and production of Rolex bracelets and clasps, as well as the stringent tests they face, involve advanced high technology. And, as with all the components of the watch, aesthetic controls by the human eye guarantee impeccable beauty. The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function. First introduced in the late 1930s, this particularly robust and comfortable metal bracelet with its broad, flat three-piece links remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster collection.

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The Milgauss is equipped with calibre 3131, a selfwinding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It incorporates stateof-the-art technologies patented by the brand that ensure exceptional resistance to magnetic fields. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3131 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

Chronometer. This exclusive designation aests that it has successfully undergone a series of specific final controls by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, in addition to the official COSC certification of its movement. This unique testing of the chronometric precision of the cased-up movement, as well as of the watch’s waterproofness, self-winding and power reserve, pushes back the boundaries of performance and makes Rolex the benchmark for excellence in mechanical watches. The green seal is coupled with a five-year guarantee which applies to all Rolex models.

Superlative chronometer

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Winner of the World’s Best Male Spa 2015: All-men's spa at Four Seasons Hotel – Riyadh

See their treatment menu as they offer a variety of signature treatments with a comforting and private space to combat the everyday stressors and travel with body wraps, facials and much more! In their body wraps and facial treatments, they use Kerstin Florian products, a luxurious line based on natural resources including thermal mineral water, mud, algae, herbal extracts and essential oils which give any man an amazing glow aer their trip to the spa at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre! www.fourseasons.com/riyadh/spa/?c =t&_s_icmp=mmenu

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2016's newest luxury hotels: Marktgasse Hotel, Zurich

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Voted in 2015 at the 1st Annual World Spa Awards hosted in Vietnam – a first for Riyadh with their very own allmen’s Spa!

Zurich will be the place to travel for art lovers this year as it celebrates one hundred years of Dadaism, an antiwar war, avant-garde movement that started in the city in 1916. The old town, along the cobbled lanes where Dadaism’s origins lay, has been a hub of festivity already, and the momentous opening of the Marktgasse Hotel has added further exultation to the event.he luxury boutique hotel, housed in one of the oldest inns in Zurich which dates back to 1291, has undergone a two-year renovation project. Through careful restoration of character features, the historical past is merged with the sleek and modern. www.marktgassehotel.ch/en/


Luxury News Experience the wild heart of the african bush in classic style and elegance. Royal Malewane luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort and convenience. The classic safari experience is unsurpassed with unrivaled game viewing and one of the most qualified guiding teams in Africa. Your exclusive adventure will provide detailed insights into the complex and fascinating ecosystems of the South African bushveld. Our guides and trackers will bring you thrillingly close to the Big Five; indulge in sensual treatments at our tranquil Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa and let the passion of our chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the African stars.

Luxury superyacht with a 23 swimming pool, outdoor cinema and its own spa was designed for the famous party island

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Royal Malewane, South Africa

Interior This Super Yacht canaccommodate 14 guests and 21 crews. Guest accommodations are distributed in 4 comfortable cabins with a complete bathroom and a dresser room in each one and 2 children’s cabins with 2 single beds in each one and a private bathroom per cabin. The owner cabin has a complete bathroom, large dressing room, private lounge and even an office. There are 10 crew cabins in the lower decks for 20 crew and 1 cabin for the Captain in the upper deck.

Exterior There’s a helipad in the bow which doubles as a sun deck. Also in this The lodge is easily accessible by air and zone is a coffee/rest area with a lile Jacuzzi in the middle. A main road and is located in Thornybush Private deck there is a large 7m length x 5m wide x 1.5m deep pool. In the Game Reserve on the Western Border of exterior of this deck, there’s also a sun deck area, a coffee and large bar The Greater Kruger National Park. area. The exterior of the second deck is destined for a dining area and a relaxing sofa area which can be used as a summer cinema. In the www.royalmalewane.com exterior of the upper deck there is another dining area combined with a large, relaxing sofa area. Some 30km from the main island of Mahé, Ile du On this floating paradise, 11 guest villas have been gym, spa, pool, hot tube and more, the “EIVISSA Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolationWith a helipad, builtcinema, from local materials reaped from the II” Superyacht has been designed an owner a luxurious within the Inner Island group of the Seychelles. rehabilitation process, for where luxuryrequiring and and modern yacht. It has been designed to be distinctive from other Luminous white beaches cosset a tropical interior simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural yachts due to its very beautiful shapes and aggressive lines. of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled style we call ‘barefoot luxury’. between three granite outcrops, 110m to 180m in Main dimensions and General specifications height, whose polished grey ramparts rise from North Island is a place that unashamedly aims at the white sands and filigree reefs of the azureLength overall providing the/very best in privacy, location, 76,00m 249,34 ocean. accommodation, services, facilities and Beam overall 14,00m / 45,93 experience, Dra 4,20m / 13,78 yet has restored its environment to a North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, place of verdant Max speed 19 knots aprox plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that warm tropical waters colours of blue and Accommodation 14 Guests and 21inCrew endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be aquamarine. true essence of North Island is a Material Steel hull andThe Aluminium superstructure reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive. rare encounter that is in harmony with the hp://naoyacht.com/projects/eivissa-ii/

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Mini Selle Ailée saddle

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Decorative mini saddle in smooth black crocodile skin and Swi calfskin. Miniature version of the iconic 'Selle Ailée" (winged saddle). Exceptional piece made by a crasman from the 24 Faubourg workshop. Comes with metal support. Colour: black • Ref. H800264E 89 £26,020

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Sculpture in solid ebonised mahogany wood, representing Arion, legendary horse with a martial look and serene power, height: 40 cm. Colour: ebony Ref. H310983M 01 £3,360

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HERMÈS

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Articulated floor lamp Floor lamp covered in Essentiel bull calfskin, with Vice Versa silk twill shade. Direct and ambient lighting, double-dimmer system. Light source: LED 31 W. Colour temperature: 2700°K. Voltage: 100240 V. L 113-212 x H 150-300 cm. Base: 42 cm diameter. Colour: gold/china/clay Ref. H750001MG01 £16,450

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A lantern made up of four individual lamps covered in hydro-resistant calfskin. Temporary outdoor use. Direct, ambient and combination lighting. Rechargeable baery with up to 8 hours baery life. Light source (per lamp): LED 4 W. Colour temperature: 3000°K. Voltage: 100240 V. Lamps: L 11 x H 30 x D 7 cm Full piece: H 32 x D 17 cm Base: 17 cm diameter. Colour: gold • Ref. H750201MG01 £11,430

Le Flâneur d'Hermès

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A multi-purpose unisex city bike in extremely lightweight carbon fibre, Charcoal colour, with natural smooth bull leather on the contact points, 8 gears, size L, recommended for people over 1.80m. Colour: clairbois Ref. H1000017 63L £7,900

Collection Matières reception sofa

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Reception sofa with limed oak frame and seat covered in taupe Clémence Mobilier bull calfskin. Cushions upholstered in the Cravache fabric in a light taupe colour. Legs in the form of an "X". L 198.1 x H 74.5 x D 91 cm. Colour: etoupe/light etoupe Ref. H920237M 03 £19,190 www.hermes.com

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Anti-ageing wearables: The future skincare devices to keep you looking young

Hyper-personalised and fully interactive, it's no wonder that the beauty industry is excited about wearable tech that monitors and improves our skin. Research by Mintel has identified bespoke, ultra-customised beauty as one of the hoest trends in beauty between now and 2020. These days, we want skincare that is precisely tailored to our needs and beauty companies are falling over themselves to launch ever more individualised products. And there is the potential for an awful lot of money to be made. While the global wearable tech market is set to treble in the next five years with a projected turnover of $34 billion by 2020, the antiageing market – predicted to enjoy a super-healthy annual growth rate of 7.8% – is expected to be worth a staggering $191.7 billion by the end of the decade.

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L'Oréal's UV-detecting patch

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Botox, fillers and industrial-strength chemical peels, make some space. Poised to hit the mainstream later this year, skincare wearable tech is the latest magic bullet to add to the anti-ageing arsenal and it's coming to a beauty counter near you.

When it comes to anti-ageing, protecting skin from the damaging rays of the sun is prey much priority number one. "Most signs of skin ageing are a consequence of UV or sun exposure," says Tamara Griffiths, a consultant dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Trust. In fact, a whopping 80% of skin ageing can be aributed to UV exposure according to a 2013 study published in the medical journal Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology. Keeping tabs on your UV exposure and knowing exactly when to slap on the sunscreen could make all the difference to your complexion later on in life. Enter L'Oréal's My UV Patch. The product was developed by L'Oréal's Technology Incubator Research and Innovation division, a US-based team of 25 scientists headed by cosmetics genius Guive Balooch.


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Feeligreen's anti-ageing patch L'Oréal isn't alone. French startup Feeligreen is also developing a skin-like patch with potential anti-ageing benefits. DermoPatch goes further, using microcurrent technology to actively treat the signs of ageing, and diffuse topical medication and beauty products into the skin. "To develop this wearable, the Feeligreen team combined

Futuristic wrinklebusting masks

expertise in micro-electronics, chemistry, galenic development and printed electronics," says Christophe Bianchi, the company's founder and CEO. Only a couple of millimetres thick, Feeligreen's dermoPatch packs a dinky electronic module that powers the microcurrent tech and fits snugly inside a bendy second skin 'plaster' onto which you can apply beauty products or topical medication.

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Aside from second skin patches, futuristic facial treatment masks represent the other hot antiageing30km wearable trend.island WiredofBeauty's Some fromtech the main Mahé, Ile du Phantom of theIsland, Opera-esque MAPO isolation is the world's Nord, or North enjoys private first connected mask.of the Seychelles. within the Inner beauty Island group Luminous white beaches cosset a tropical interior This €199 crowdfunded device istrees a socradled 3D silicone of coconut palms and takamaka face maskthree fied with moisture thatin between granite outcrops,bio-sensors 110m to 180m measure skin hydration levels in real time. height, whose polished grey ramparts rise The frominfo is relayed to an app, health of the the white sands and which filigreetracks reefsthe of the azure wearer's complexion and offers skincare ocean. recommendations. The mask boasts a patented 'Treat'Island function, - it basically up habitats, to North is atoo sanctuary whereheats natural ensure more effective delivery of moisturisers long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that and anti-ageing serums fauna into the epidermis. endangered Seychelles and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive. Wired Beauty worked with prestigious FrancoJapanese design studio A+A Cooren to perfect the

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 restoredStanislas its environment a stark, minimalist prototype. Vandier,tocoplace of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in founder and President of Wired Beauty explains warm tropical waters"MAPO in colours of blue and how the mask works: senses hydration aquamarine. The true essence of North levels by measuring the skin's electricalIsland is a rare encounter that is in harmony resistance which is related to the with waterthe level on its surface.

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LUXURY CRYSTAL

LALIQUE Révélation Bacchantes Vase

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Limited edition (99 pieces), clear crystal • €60,00.00 Produced by the lost wax technique, the Revelation Bacchantes Vase appears as if a Bacchantes Vase is suspended in a cube of crystal. A very difficult piece to produce, the Revelation Bacchantes Vase requires several weeks to be completed by the talented and devoted artisans of Lalique. In 1927, René Lalique’s boundless imagination and creative genius led to the creation of the Bacchantes Vase. Young priestesses of Bacchus dance around the vase showing their beauty and curves. A work of unparallelled beauty, splendor and sensuality, this vase has become a lasting symbol of Lalique’s celebrated style. The use of satin and clear finishes on the vase bring life and movement to this exceptional piece of art. Dimensions: H 10.43" x L 9.06" x W 9.06" (H 26,5 cm x L 23 cm x W 23 cm) Weight: 81.57 lbs (37 kg) Limited edition of 99 pieces, piece delivered with a certificate of authenticity mentioning its number Handcraed in France www.lalique.com/en/catalog/decorative-items/vases/revelationbacchantes-vase

Tianlong Vase

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Limited edition (88 pieces), amber crystal • €39,000.00 Lalique celebrates the Tianlong Dragon, symbol of strength, wealth and life through the Tianlong Black Vase. The vase is produced as a limited edition of 88 pieces to honor the number 8, believed to bring good luck in the Asian culture. Entirely fashioned by hand, this vase requires great artistic and technical mastery. To create this outstanding work of art, the Lalique artisans use their exclusive process of double-injection. The center of the vase is open and clear as the majestic black dragon surrounds it. The scales adorning the dragon's body and the open spaces inside its shape help define the body of the dragon bringing it magically to life. Dimensions: H 10.82" x D 11.81" (H 27,5 cm x D 30 cm) Weight: 33.07 lbs (15 kg) Limited edition of 88 pieces, piece delivered with a certificate of authenticity mentioning its number Handcraed in France

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Poissons Fountain Clear crystal • €149,000.00

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In order to participate in the fashioning of this exceptional artwork, a crasman must have received the distinction of Best Crasmen of France. Successfully bringing together talent, timing and temperature, six dedicated glass masters combine an exceptional mastery of modern technique and traditional skill throughout the complex process involved in craing these luxurious pieces. In the hot glass workshops, it takes eight to ten weeks of handwork to cra each of the eight legs, starting from 18 kg of crystal.

In 1991, this magnificent creation was presented to the public by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris at an exhibition to pay homage to the genius of René Lalique. Dimensions: H 38.11" x D 46.85" (H 96,8 cm x D 119 cm) Weight: 793.66 lbs (360 kg) Handcraed in France Designed by René Lalique, 1937

Orgue Chandelier Clear crystal, chrome finish, large size (119 crystals) €69,000.00

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In 1937 René Lalique designed a fountain for the entrance to the Pavillon of Ceramic and Glass at the Exposition International des Arts et Techniques, showing a fish leaping from a pool of pearls.

Dimensions with table top: H 30.07" x L 74.80" or 98.43" x W 62.99" or 66.93" (H 76,4 cm x L 190 cm or 250 cm x W 160 cm or 170 cm) Weight without table top: 606.27 lbs (275 kg) Table delivered without table top Handcraed in France

Designed by Studio Andrée Putman for Lalique, the ORGUE lighting collection is both timeless and contemporary. Composed of chandeliers, wall-sconces and lamps, the collection presents modern and elegant lines highlighted by the purity and brilliance of crystal. It was born from the passion for beauty, the search for excellence, and the will to combine the talent and expertise of our glass-masters with the grand creativity of a Studio of international fame.

Cactus Table

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The ORGUE collection evokes nostalgia for simple and pure lines, such as those that characterize the 1930’s while being resolutely contemporary: associated with the new possibilities that LED offers, the crystal of these chandeliers produce the effect of a rain shower of light.

Rectangular table, clear crystal • €135,000.00 Designed in 1951, the Cactus table seamlessly blends into the most creative interior design spaces: sublime crystal in prolific magnificence. The crystal volutes follow the rhythm of light, drowning the eye in its depths.

Dimensions: H 19.57" x D 44.69" (H 49,7 cm x D 113,5 cm) Weight: 116.84 lbs (53 kg) Minimum drop: 22.83" (75 cm) One hundred nineteen LED bulbs Gradable with remote control Handcraed in France

This majestic table embodies the creative genius and unique expertise of the glass masters.

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THE BMW I8 ELECTRIC RED COMFORTABLY EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: BMW I8 IS THE WORLD’S HIGHESTSELLING HYBRID SPORTS CAR. EXCLUSIVE BMW I8 SPECIAL EDITIONS. PROTONIC RED EDITION GETS THE BALL ROLLING AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW. LUXURY CARS Last year, global sales of the BMW i8 exceeded the combined figure of all other hybrid sports cars produced by other manufacturers*; 5,456 units of the i8, which is powered by the combination of a three-cylinder turbocharged engine and an electric drive system, were sold worldwide in 2015. The car’s innovative plug-in hybrid technology delivers system output of 266 kW/362 hp (fuel consumption combined: 2.1 l/100 km [134.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 49 g/km)**. “The success of the BMW i8 speaks for itself,” said Ian Robertson, BMW AG Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “It is already the world’s most successful hybrid sports car and has comfortably exceeded our own expectations. I can think of no beer illustration of the relevance of our young BMW i brand.” And the BMW i8 is about to add further lustre to its appeal with exclusive special-edition models poised to be unveiled for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The new arrivals present customers with even more ways to own a very individual car.

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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will be built in Leipzig from July The first in this line of special-edition models is the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition. Like those set to follow in its tyre tracks, it is only available for a limited period. This take on the 2+2-seater with carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell and efficient BMW eDrive drive system technology will be produced at BMW Plant Leipzig from July; it sports a Protonic Red paint finish with accents in Frozen Grey metallic. The colour scheme is complemented by BMW Wspoke 470 light-alloy wheels painted in Orbit Grey metallic with hubs painted in Aluminium ma and mixed-size tyres (front: 215/45 R20, rear: 245/40 R20). Inside the inaugural special-edition i8, red double-stitching and applications in high-grade carbon fibre and ceramic provide indications of its exceptional sporting character.


Largest market presence of any premium supplier worldwide Since entering the market in late 2013, BMW i has concentrated exclusively on vehicles designed from the outset for locally emission-free driving. In 2015, sales of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 were around 66% up on the previous year with a total of 29,513 deliveries. BMW i currently offers the BMW i3 in a total of 36 countries. This, together with its portfolio of trailblazing and highly convenient services, gives BMW i the largest worldwide market presence of any electric vehicle manufacturer. In its launch phase, the BMW i brand and its BMW i3 and BMW i8 models garnered more awards and accolades than any other brand in automotive history. Among the distinctions amassed by the BMW i8 are an International Engine of the Year award for both its TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine and overall hybrid drivetrain. The BMW i8 was also voted World Green Car of the Year and Green Luxury Car. And it received the Paul Pietsch

Award presented by German motoring magazine “auto motor und sport” in recognition of the most innovative technical concept. No other vehicle has ever picked up such a large number of awards in such an array of different disciplines.

About BMW i BMW i is a brand of the BMW Group, playing the role of an incubator for visionary mobility and vehicle concepts, progressive design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. BMW i is represented worldwide with the BMW i3 (purpose made electric car for use in metropolitan regions) and the BMW i8 (hybrid sports car with the fuel consumption of a small car), as well as a multitude of mobility services and investments in the field of electric and interconnected mobility. www.becomeelectric.co.uk

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Take a break & relax.

their brands. Fendi follows with a boutique hotel consisting of seven luxury suites hidden discreetly on the third floor of Palazzo Fendi, the brand's flagship store in Largo Goldoni at the end of Via Condoi. Downstairs, the store covers two floors of the 17th-century palazzo and has been completely remodelled by French architect Gwenael Nicolas to add energy and light. In a nod to the brand's historic origins it even features a fur atelier where clients can step inside and watch the experts at work. "It's a game-changer, an emblem and symbol of our DNA," says Pietro Beccari, Fendi chairman and CEO. "There is no other place where you can so easily understand our very precise, very personal vision of luxury." The third-floor hotel was designed by Italian architect Marco Costanzi, who has used beige and grey tones to create a sleek but subtle ambience. The suites range in size from 35 to 60 square metres and offer stunning views of the street action below. Up above on the fourth floor Rainer Becker's upscale Japanese restaurant chain, Zuma, has opened its first Italian location. The hotel suites feature custom-designed furnishings from Fendi Casa including beds, sofas and side tables, but there are also Jan Katz carpets on the natural oak floors and each room has a Giò Ponti mirror. Reversible televisions can be seen from the living room or bedroom, while the bathrooms are filled with blood-red Lepanto marble and white travertine. "This is a home experience for a sophisticated traveller," Marco Costanzi tells Gourmet Traveller. "This is not a business hotel. When you enter from the ground floor you have a different feeling."

www.corneliaresort.com/hotels.asp?hotelID=6

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The Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa This year at the Europe Gala Ceremony 2016 the World Travel Awards will be hosted at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Turkey on the 27th August. Why not relax at the luxurious resort and take a break from everyday life. Join us at the World Travel Awards and see who wins the prestigious awards from this year's ceremony! Experience a totally new concept at their ultra modern spa as you enter the Crassula Spa! Their aim is to create a magical world to make you feel beer which will become a legendary experience.

Fendi opens luxury hotel in Rome >> Italian fashion house Fendi celebrated the opening of its first luxury hotel, Fendi Private Suites, last night with a lavish Champagne-fuelled cocktail party in Rome. Creative director, Silvia Venturini Fendi, and Fendi's chief designer, Karl Lagerfeld, joined well-heeled guests such as Sofia Coppola, Kendall Jenner and the world's media in the Italian capital to celebrate the launch at the Palazzo Fendi. Fashion houses Bulgari, Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo set a new trend when they moved into hospitality with five-star hotels and resorts that cleverly complemented

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Luxury News Celebrity chef Luke Mangan takes his Salt grill experience on luxury Eastern & Oriental Express train >> HE’S conquered the air, the sea, and the island resort. Now Luke Mangan is taking his restaurant to the rails. The Australian chef is set to board Asia’s most luxurious train, the Eastern & Oriental Express, to serve up a special menu. Mangan’s partnership with luxury travel company Belmond, which operates the train, is his latest foray into the world of travel dining. He also works with Virgin Australia and has restaurants on five P&O cruise ships, as well as in Tokyo, Singapore,

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Mercedes-AMG E43 4Matic revealed

AMG, as is the case with its cars, doesn’t hang around; the new Mercedes-Benz E-class was only revealed in January 2016 yet a high-performance version – dubbed the E43 4Matic – has just been unveiled. There’s no dull, downsized four-cylinder diesel under the bonnet, either; instead it features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre petrol V6. MercedesAMG claims it outputs 396bhp and 384lb ,

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

Indonesia, Sydney, the Gold Coast and at exclusive resort Amilla Fushi in the Maldives. www.belmond.com/easternorientalexpress

granting the E43 a suitably spritely 0-62mph time of 4.6sec. As you’d expect, it is however limited to 155mph. Until, that is, someone tweaks a few soware seings. Helping you make best use of the V6’s motive power is a nine-speed torque converter-based automatic transmission, which transmits drive to all four wheels via Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheeldrive system. Satisfyingly, most of the torque is – in normal drive – deployed to the rear wheels, with a front-to-rear torque distribution of 31:69. www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/AMG

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

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THE TIFFANY

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Tiffany rejects 99.96% of the world’s gemgrade diamonds. Those that are chosen are cut with the most exacting proportions to reveal a superior, striking diamond, and every diamond engagement ring is handcraed and hand polished, just as it was done in New York 130 years ago. Tiffany goes above the standard 4Cs to grade on Presence, a unique fih element that impacts a diamond’s brilliance, scintillation and dispersion in profound ways. The superlative grading standards are reflected in the Tiffany Diamond Certificate—a promise we stand behind with our Lifetime Warranty.

FOR 130 YEARS, TIFFANY’S LEGENDARY ENGAGEMENT RINGS HAVE BEEN HANDCRAFTED IN NEW YORK BY A TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED ARTISANS. THE BEST DIAMONDS IN THE WORLD DESERVE THE BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP.

DIFFERENCE

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TIFFANY CT60 Meticulous Crasmanship Marked by pure lines and a clean aesthetic, Tiffany CT60 merges extraordinary design and the highest quality materials with Swiss crasmanship to create a refined watch with vintage character. The case is finished according to exacting Tiffany standards, and a sapphire crystal case back unveils the pedigree Swiss automatic movement. The inspiration for Tiffany CT60, this vintage Tiffany watch was given to president Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a birthday gi in 1945. www.tiffany.com

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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 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

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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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