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WorldLuxuryDaily_Issue1_FebEdit.qxp_Layout 1 08/03/2016 10:57 Page 2 The latest news for those who travel in style

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The world is changing fast, none more true than in the rapidly and increasingly global luxury market. The fast-paced global ultra high net worth audience needs an innovatively and creatively designed magazine. We are the answer, the world’s first daily luxury magazine. With sophisticated tastes for classic, timeless style, with a modern elegance, our readers desire a curated selection to satisfy their desire for discerning choices. Featuring only the products and services of the very highest order available in the world today, is the essential guide for the modern connoisseur. Our content rests on two pillars: Expert Editorial, packaged with the Highest Production Quality. The magazine is a place to tantalise your senses, a place to think and be luxurious. “Luxury” is about much more than expensive things. It is about appreciation, the experience and time. Luxury is a state of mind and a lifestyle choice. Discover our inspiring world of luxury goods, services and experiences from around the globe.



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The ultimate holiday destination – the Private Island experience. From North Island in the Seychelles to the world famous Necker Island owned by Sir Richard Branson, discover the most beautiful and individual vacation experiences on offer today.

Highlights from the Milan Fashion week Stay ahead of fashion with the latest looks for the season.

PURE ENERGY Some stories are told in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds. For this story, that is only the beginning. It starts with a hybrid – but one that had to be distinctively Porsche. And with intelligent technology.

LUXURY VILLAS Luxurious splendor, elegant design and tropical tranquility await you at Thousand Waves, a spectacular 11,000 sq  villa siing on meticulously landscaped Maui terrain. The immense eight-bedroom home is just steps from the white sands of Kahekili Beach and presents stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands.

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Alinea restaurant in Chicago – one of only two restaurants in Chicago to receive the highest rating of three stars from the Michelin Guide.


For the avid watch connoisseur a look into calibres and the most exclusive watches on the market today.


Jet Smarter – a company that uses a smart phone application to transparently connect passengers and air carriers to chartered flights.


Travel in the 20th century was about speed. Now, discerning individuals seek more relaxed, sustainable journeys. Take a look into the world’s finest luxury trains.

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

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

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

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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 environment – one that touches and inspires the lives of all who walk her beaches, dive her waters and contemplate her beauty.

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BAREFOOT LUXURY RIcHARD BRANSON’S NEcKER ISLAND Welcome to Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoilt area of the Caribbean. At 74 acres, Necker sits in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches.

In the past it’s been called barefoot luxury, but the feeling it aims to create when you arrive on island, whether it’s your first time or your 15th, is one of coming home; but a home where you don’t have to li a finger. You may well forget what ‘real life’ is like during your stay..

Necker Island is much more than just the sum of its individual parts. Necker is undoubtedly the definition of a luxury party island, but its version of luxury isn’t just about inviting beds, top class food, the latest activities and the best facilities, although you can of course expect all of these.



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THE RESIDENcE EXPERIENcE Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled the new product and service offering on its Airbus A380 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircra, including The Residence by Etihad™, the world’s most luxurious living space in the air, available only on the airline’s A380 aircra. A truly unique and bespoke travel experience, delivered with complete discretion and limitless hospitality – The Residence by Etihad.


Designed for up to two guests travelling together, it has been created by leading interior designers and hospitality experts who understand the discernment and sophistication expected by the private traveller. The Residence is a haven of tranquility, reflecting an exclusive lifestyle that offers the ultimate in high-end luxury.

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THE AIRBUS A380 RESIDENCE EXPERIENCE VIP Travel Concierge Service The VIP Travel Concierge Service takes care of guests booked into The Residence from the moment of reservation right through until the end of their stay with Etihad. From a luxury chauffeur to private check-in and lounge, the travel experience is seamless and discreet.

The Etihad Butler On board, The Etihad Butler is on hand to ensure all arrangements are in place and plan both the inflight and aprèsflight itinerary according to personal preferences.

Inflight Chef An Inflight Chef can prepare meals from a range of gourmet menu options or even create a guest’s favourite dish.

THE ONLY THREE-ROOM SUITE IN THE SKY Living Room With a living room, separate bedroom and ensuite bathroom, The Residence by Etihad is the only three-room suite in the sky. The living room has a luxurious Poltrona Frau leather doubleseat sofa with ooman, two dining tables, chilled drinks cabinet and 32-inch flat screen TV

Ensuite Bathroom A so-carpeted hallway leads to the ensuite bathroom with shower, exclusive toiletries and bathrobes.

Bedroom The bedroom in The Residence is decorated with delicate fabrics and furnished with natural fibre maress double bed, Egyptian coon sheets and choice of pillows. Experience the ultimate in luxury, high above the clouds and wake up to breakfast in bed over an expanse of beautiful skies.

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LUXURY This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. Located in the gorgeous Noonu Atoll, 187 km north of Male, Velaa Private Island is an exceptional luxury retreat where our guests are treated like royalty. Velaa Private Island has been designed and curated with privacy and comfort as the guiding principles while allowing the Indian Ocean to take centre stage. At one with nature, each of the private retreats is built using local materials, combining contemporary flourishes with interiors designed for sensory exploration.



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OWNER'S STORY There are many private islands in Maldives, but only very few of them are truly private, owned by one person. Velaa Private Island is such a case. The owner, Jiri Smejc, has spent countless weeks in Maldives both on holidays and while taking his business trips from Europe to Asia. The islands became his true passion: many of them being beautiful, but each of them coming short on some part of the visitor experience he valued. That's why he decided to build the Velaa Private Island. An island meeting his ideas what a luxurious private resort should be. An island keeping a real privacy for its guests but at the same time versatile enough to provide number of first-class enjoyment opportunities. Aer all, the owner is the one who will spend most time on the island and wants to enjoy it for years, not only for a week or two... ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Velaa shares its name and its home with the generations of sea turtles that have inhabited the island for countless years. The colours and paerns of a turtle shell make up subtle nuances in the design, while from a broader aerial view, Velaa’s exclusive over-water villas resemble the head of a turtle with the island forming the body. Designed by Czech architect Petr Kolar, the overall design concept is contemporary, yet intimate, with Maldivian nuances.


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Fijian private island resort Laucala Island is pleased to announce the debut of the world’s first resort DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible experience. The state of the art, two–person winged submersible cra will add an “only at Laucala” feature to an already exclusive vacation experience. Guests of the resort can now explore the pristine waters of the South Pacific Ocean without geing wet. Majestic coral reefs and vibrant tropical fish make for a consummate underwater experience at Laucala Island, now greatly enhanced by the exclusive availability of the submersible cra. Groundbreaking technologies steered the Super Falcon to redefine the notion of ocean exploration. Unlike conventional submersibles that sink, the Super Falcon enables guests to “fly in the ocean” with unprecedented speed, range and agility.


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“We look forward to offering yet another exclusive and authentic experience to our guests with the new submersible,” said Laucala Island General Manager Christoph Ganster. “This exhilarating underwater flight provides an unparalleled adventure in the beautiful waters of Fiji, with 360 degree views of magnificent coral reefs, abundant fish, amongst other marine life.” Once owned by the Forbes family as a private island escape, Laucala Island was purchased in 2002 by Dietrich Mateschitz, Co-Founder of Red Bull drink company, and launched in 2011 as a private island resort. The resort is 80 percent self-sustainable and prides itself on an integral philosophy, incorporating elements of the entire island into each guest’s experience, from islandmade spa products to cuisine derived from indigenous plants, fruit and aquatic life.

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ABOUT THE ISLAND Set upon a private island of 3,200 exclusive acres in the Fijian Pacific archipelago, Laucala Island brings a new meaning to the term “all-inclusive resort.” A beyond-five-star, luxury private island resort, Laucala is set amidst coconut plantations, sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, rich green mountains and breathtaking natural beauty, oen drawing comparisons as the veritable Garden of Eden of Fiji. True luxury is appreciated in the privacy of the resort’s 25 villas as well as the freedom to experience a variety of activities with spontaneity, ranging from pro golfing to beachside horseback riding to watersports and more. The resort prides itself on an integral philosophy, incorporating elements of the entire island into each guest’s experience.had to be compatible with the island ecology.


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Like a secret kept among friends, Hollwood legend Marlon Brando wanted to share the legendary beauty of Tetiaroa. Richard Bailey, President and CEO of Pacific Beachcomber recalls the actor’s desire to preserve this breathtakingly beautiful site: ‘He wanted to keep our environmental footprint to a minimum, while ensuring that a stay at ‘his place’ would always be a luxurious, culturally authentic experience. I hope we can continue living up to his vision.’. Whether you come as an adventurer, an explorer, a researcher or just a guest in search of peace and quiet, Tetiaroa will certainly remain engraved in your memory forever; an Eden outside of time, the perfect antidote to the stresses of the modern world.


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ÎLE DE DEUX cOcOS MAURITIUS LUXURY PRIVATE ISLANDS This private 252-square-metre villa on Île des Deux Cocos has been carefully restored to preserve its original character. It blends the best of British and Moorish architecture with a stunning Mauritian interior. There is no other building similar in all of Mauritius. From the moment you enter the Moroccan-style courtyard with its shady palm trees and solysplashing fountain, you'll need to take a deep breath. First you see a swimming pool framed by beautiful wooden decks. Then a villa with decadently furnished lounge and dining room, as well as two bedrooms with handsome sleigh beds. The master bedroom, complete with hot tub and en-suite bathroom, has a variety of scented products and natural healing oils to provide the perfect balm for your sun-kissed glow. You also have your own solarium, housekeeper, valet and chef. The Villa is perfect for couples or a family with two children and can be booked exclusively, or visited on day excursions.


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Le: Musha Cay The magical Musha Bay at the heart of Copperfield Bay in the Bahamas

LUXURY PRIVATE ISLANDS Private sun warms your face and private waves lap your feet. Private moon lights your plate, and private seas surround you. This is Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay. Surely it’s one of the most secluded spots on earth, yet everything you want is provided..then quietly, unobtrusively, replenished.

Musha’s five guest houses are designed in a charming tropical style. All master suites boast magnificent four-poster beds and ensuite his- and her - bathrooms, and all of the houses are surrounded by mahogany, wrap-around decks. All have their own, private beach. David Copperfield is continuously enhancing the accommodations with collected antiques and exotic treasures from around the world. For the latest news, updated daily, please visit LUXURY REDEFINED

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Photo Christian Dior Photo Jean Paul Gaultier

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Photo Zuhair Murad

Photo Elie Saab

Photo Christian Dior for the latest news in Haute Couture

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“PEOPLE LIKE TO THINK THE cREATIVE  PROcESS IS ROMANTIc. THE ARTIST DRIFTS TO  SLEEP AT NIGHT, TO BE AWAKENED BY THE SUBLIMINAL EcHOES OF HIS OR HER NEXT BRILLIANT IDEA. THE TRUTH, FOR ME AT LEAST, IS THAT cREATIVITY IS PRIMARILY THE RESULT OF HARD WORK AND STUDY.” Grant Achatz Chef / Owner A restaurant in Chicago has been voted the best restaurant in the world for a fourth year running. Alinea, run by the talented Grant Achatz has retained its crown as the best restaurant in the world, the annual poll by luxury magazine Elite Traveler revealed.

Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas opened Alinea in 2005, and it quickly became one of America's must-visit restaurants. Having a three-star Michelin star qualifies a restaurant as a place worth traveling to, just to eat at.

The eatery, which is Chicago’s only three-Michelinstarred restaurant, is the brainchild of culinary prodigy Grant Achatz and features taffy balloons, edible tablecloths and cinnamon bark chopsticks.

Achatz's culinary origins, however, are surprisingly humble. He first started cooking when he was a kid, helping his mom and dad at their diner in Michigan.

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The Roca brothers' passion for cooking was initially kindled in Can Roca, the establishment their parents manage in Taialà, a neighbourhood lying on the outskirts of Girona.


It is where they grew up, amid the hubbub of dishes, pots and pans and clients. The bar was their living room, their playground, where they did their homework, watched television... whence the aroma of the stews generously, simply and honestly prepared by their mother, waed in. El Celler is a free-style restaurant, commied to the avant-garde, but still faithful to the memory of different generations of the family's ancestors dedicated to feeding people. El Celler de Can Roca's commitment to cuisine and to the avant-garde, and its link to academia, has led it to defend the dialogue between the countryside and science, a total dialogue.

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TIMEPIEcES OF S Glashüe Original


With its automatic Calibre 37, developed entirely in its own manufactory, Glashüe Original has once again set new standards. Owners are enthusiastic about these features, whether in the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date or the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date: the column wheel chronograph with central stopsecond, 30-minute and 12-hour counters and, as a crowning feature, a flyback mechanism. The small seconds, the display for the impressive 70 hour power reserve and Glashüe Original’s signature Panorama Date enhance the pleasure owners find in these superb timepieces. www.glashue

Patek Philippe For decades, split-seconds chronographs that allow lap times to be measured without interrupting an ongoing event time measurement have ranked among the most coveted Patek Philippe specialties. That was already the case in the 1920s, when the manufacture not only presented its first wristwatch chronometer but added the rarapante function right from the start. Thus, collectors, aficionados, and enthusiasts of artisanally craed timekeeping instruments are eager to welcome the new Ref. 5370 split-seconds chronograph. Not least because its elaborate inner life ticks beneath a genuine black enamel dial. 24

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Blancpain Blancpain is returning to Only Watch with a unique Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar that features both a Gregorian calendar and a traditional Chinese calendar with double-hour indication, day, month with indication of leap months, signs of the zodiac, as well as the five elements and the 10 celestial stems.

To mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser watch family, IWC has decided to pay fiing tribute to a lile known yet wonderfully aractive version of the original Portugieser with the new Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary”. The design of this limited anniversary edition is almost identical to that of its predecessor, while the act of manually winding the movement once a week is a pleasing ritual.

This one-off creation in red gold is fied with a black grand feu enamel dial featuring a chapter ring with applied gold hour-markers, as well as indications that are painted in gold before firing.

Hublot Totally black, totally ma and totally faithful to Hublot's signature concept, the Spirit of Big Bang is Hublot's first All Black watch with a tonneau case.


It's finally here. And indeed, it fully embodies the spirit of BIG BANG. It is Hublot's pure DNA. It is the fusion of the unique All Black concept invented by Hublot with the famous Spirit of Big Bang watch with a tonneau case, now available in an All Black version, in a limited edition of only 500 numbered pieces, as is always the case for Hublot's All Black series.

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“Celebrating excellence in travel since 1993”

AFRICA & INDIAN OCEAN GALA CEREMONY 2016 9th April 2016 Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania wtravelawards


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Iris van Herpen

Elie Saab

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen revealed 3D-printed garments and accessories “grown” with magnets during her ready-to-wear show in Paris. “Magnetic Motion” was the title of the Dutch designer’s show and it was inspired by the Large Hadron Collider aer she visited CERN (The world’s largest particle physics laboratory) in Switzerland earlier this year.

Elie Saab’s model army walked to a military beat – the designer exchanged his signature fairytale romance for something darker, harder and tougher, “the way of the woods”, we were told. So structure and gilded buons were all key, as was a khaki dark colour palee on trailing capes and stand-up straight collars. There was lots of fur trim on coats made in mind for protecting you from whatever the forest may have on offer hiding among it.

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Tom Ford Tom Ford’s latest campaign features Ondria Hardin and photography by Mario Sorrenti. Visit the campaign at

Giorgio Armani


Giorgio Armani showcased his Haute Couture at the Palais de Tokyo, with a collection that opened with a range of small pea jackets and shorts in paerned fabrics with a quilted effect. These were then followed by short jackets with three-quarter length sleeves and crape woolen trousers, which demonstrate a simplicity and grand elegance.

Photos from the Fall-Winter campaign with Lindsey Wixson and Anna Ewers.

It’s all about black and red playing contrasts and matches for this new beautiful haute couture story.

Discover the collection in boutiques and on

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Designers Aigner Alberta Ferrei Alberto Zambelli Andrea Incontri Angelo Marani Anteprima Antonio Marras Aquilano.Rimondi Arthur Arbesser Assegnato Au Jour Le Jour

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Blugirl Blumarine Boega Veneta Byblos Milano Chicca Lualdi Cividini Costume National Cristiano Burani Daniela Gregis Damir Doma Dsquared2

Elisabea Franchi Emilio Pucci Emporio Armani Ermanno Scervino Etro Fatima Val Fausto Puglisi Fay Fendi Francesco Scognamiglio Gabriele Colangelo

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Genny Giorgio Armani Grinko Gucci Iceberg Jil Sander John Richmond Laura Biagioi Les Copains Luisa Beccaria Marco De Vincenzo

Marni Massimo Rebecchi Max Mara Missoni Moschino Msgm Philipp Plein Philosophy Di Lorenzo Prada Roberto Cavalli Salvatore Ferragamo

San Andres Milano Serafini Simonea Ravizza Sportmax Stella Jean Tod’s Trussardi Uma Wang Versace Vivea


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February 10-18, 2016

February 19-23, 2016

Further important dates in the worldwide fashion calendar:

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Pre-Fall 2016

Nov 30-Dec 12

NYFW: Women’s F/W 2016

Feb 11-18

London Collections Men

Jan 8-11

London Fashion Week A/W 2016 Feb 19-23

Accessories 2016 Market

Jan 11-15

Milan Fashion Week A/W 2016

Feb 24 – Mar 1

Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Jan 16-19

Paris Fashion Week A/W 2016

Mar 1-9

Paris Men’s Fashion Week

Jan 20-24

Accessories 2016 Market

Mar 7-11

Paris Haute Couture S/S 2016

Jan 24-29

NYFW: Holiday

Mar 7-18

NYFW: Men’s F/W 2016

Feb 1-4

NYFW: Bridal

Apr 14-21

Accessories 2016 Market

Feb 1-5

Accessories Market

May 2-6

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February 24-March 1, 2016

February 24-March 1, 2016

NYFW: Resort

May 30-June 10

Milan Fashion Week S/S 2017

Sept 21-27

London Collections Men

June 10-13

Paris Fashion Week S/S 2017

Sept 27-Oct 5

Paris Men’s Fashion Week

June 22-26

NYFW: Bridal

Oct 6-13

NYFW: Men’s S/S 2017

July 11-14

Pre-Fall 2017

Nov 28-Dec 9

Paris Haute Couture F/W 16/17

July 3-July 8

NYFW: Women’s F/W 2017

Feb 9-18

Accessories Market

Aug 1-5

NYFW: Women’s S/S 2017

Sept 8-15

London Fashion Week S/S 2017

Sept 18-20


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La Perla’s Atelier Collection Sensual, Elegant, Precious, Sophisticated. The collection explores what we keep secret and what we reveal, the internal underpinning of the external image – the soul and the body.

A contemporary perspective combining sensuality and elegance, a game of layers which hide and reveal. lingerie and beachwear evolve into clothing with see-through effects that play with light.

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& HANDBAGS >> Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive handbag in the world, this one of a kind bag is the masterwork of 10 professional artisans who put in 8,800 hours to complete the bag. The heart-shaped purse is hammered and fashioned from 18k gold but the real highlight are the precious stones that adorn its surface – 56 pink diamonds, 105 yellow diamonds and 4,356 colorless diamonds.

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>> Christian Louboutin’s So kate 120 leather pumps Her superfine stileo heel makes "So Kate" one of the most delicate of all Louboutin pointed toe pumps. Her dramatic pitch provides you with a supremely sexy silhouee. This ultra-chic black patent leather version will become your favourite sky high pump this season. Craed with the brand's signature red sole, Christian Louboutin's black leather 'So Kate' pumps are classic. This pair has a high, pin-thin heel and a pointed toe. Wear yours with everything from cocktail dresses to tailoring.

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Christies Mare This collection includes beachwear and light, charming extras, and even cocktail / night dresses. Christies Mare is an exquisite collection of designer beachwear and designer swimwear, stunning bikinis from Christies mare collection bring a touch of vintage glamour to the beach. Whether it be gold metal Christies logo’s, chained belts or sparkling fabrics each sexy designer bikini is stylish and sophisticated and glamorous. Christies Mare - perfect glamorous designer beachwear and designer swimwear for resorts, cruisewear or a walk from the beach to the bar. Be remembered and always be splendid.

The company has its headquarter in the italian city of Mantova. Christies Lingerie Showroom is located in Milan, the capital of Italian fashion and style.

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This quintessential New York pied-à-terre features stunning cityscape views of Fih Avenue and comprises six rooms, including a spacious master bedroom and bathroom, dining room with adjoining kitchen, elegant living room, study, second bedroom and bathroom, and guest powder room. Superlative amenities include a customised sleep experience featuring hand-stitched Savoir beds and a choice of luxury linens, round-trip airport transfers in the hotel's bespoke BMW 7-series, premium liquors and beverages, 24-hour checkin/check-out and a dedicated iPad for use throughout your stay.

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The task faced by the development team was to create the super sports car for the next decade with a highly efficient and powerful hybrid drive. Developing the car from scratch, appropriately beginning with a sheet of white paper, allowed the team to come up with a no-compromise concept.

The entire car was designed around the hybrid drive. The 918 Spyder therefore demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive to a degree never seen before: the parallel improvement of both efficiency and performance without one being at the cost of the other. This is the idea that has made the Porsche 911 the most successful sports car in the world for 50 years. In short, the 918 Spyder will act as the gene pool for the Porsche sports cars of the future.

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PRIVATE JETS If so you probably know a thing or two about managing your money and generating wealth. You’re likely highly successful and don’t feel bad about spending on your comfort and enjoyable travel because you’ve earned it. Even though you can probably afford the private flights, it’s important to realize that you might be overpaying for them. That’s right, that top quality service that you’re enjoying, could be had for less by joining a simple membership program. What is a Private Flight Membership? Private flight memberships are programs you join to get exclusive deals on flights around the world. They will grant you specific savings on certain flights, and you’ll likely get a discount on each and every flight that you take within their network. As long as you travel frequently, and you join a large enough club, you can save a substantial amount of money by going with this option.

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Take a Look at Potential Savings Take out a receipt from your last private jet trip and figure out how much you spent to travel the way that you did. Now take that receipt and compare it to the costs that you should expect from a popular membership flight from a company like JetSmarter. Almost immediately you’ll notice that you paid more money than you had to for the flight. This wouldn’t be a big deal if you only did it once a year, but if you like to travel privately on a regular basis you might be throwing away more money than you would like to admit throughout the year. Save Time with a Flight App When you sign up for a membership with a program you oen gain access to useful tools like an app, or additional perks. These programs will help you find the flights that you need in less time and they will simplify traveling privately. Geing a good private jet doesn’t have to be complicated and you don’t have to pay more than you need to either. Take a look at a service like JetSmarter to see what you could potentially be saving. With the app you’ll be able to schedule flights with the press of a buon and you will spend mere moments finding the right option for your need.

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SMARTER? Take More Trips Each Year When you rely on JetSmarter you’ll save money throughout the year and you’ll be able to afford more frequent flights or even beer trips when you reach your destination. That’s what saving money is all about. Leaving you with more behind so that you can enjoy life even more along the way. You’ll find yourself booking more trips throughout the year, you’ll be able to connect with more friends and family members, and even save money with friends.


Save Money by Referring Friends If you have friends and family who like to travel with private flights as much as you do, you can save money with each referral that you make to the service as well. Referring a single friend will get you a free annual membership so you can enjoy all those perks without paying for them. Stop overpaying just to fly on private flights. I know how convenient and enjoyable it is to ride in your own private plane to your next destination, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay more than you should for the experience. Take a look at JetSmarter and what you could save off your next trip. The membership fee might seem steep at first, but when you consider how much you will save each and every year by having an active membership, it’s prey simple to see why you would want to do it. Get signed up today with JetSmarter and you can start saving money off flights you were going to take anyway.

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SEA Seabourn Odyssey is the first in a new-class of ships for Seabourn that accommodates just 450 guests in 225 luxury suites. Although, at 32,000 GRT, Seabourn Odyssey is more than triple the size of Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend, she was the smallest new ship being built by any major cruise line, and her guest capacity is just twice that of the smaller sisters, creating the highest spaceper-guest ratio in the industry. Seabourn Odyssey was built by the Italian company T. Marioi S.p.A., located in Genoa, Italy and named in Venice in June of 2009. On that occasion, the guests on board for the maiden voyage were all honored as the ship’s godparents, and a plaque with their names was permanently mounted on a wall inside the ship. Seabourn Odyssey was designed by the same architectural team, Petr Yran and Bjorn Storbraaten, who designed the original Seabourn ships.

Seabourn Odyssey’s 225 ocean-view suites are divided into 13 categories, with interior measurements from 295 to over 1,200 square feet. Ninety percent have private verandas, which add from 65 to over 350 square feet of additional private living space. Highlights in accommodations are the exceptional Wintergarden Suites, which have a private glassed-in Solarium with a soaking tub and a lounging bed. This suite also features a veranda that is bowed out, giving wonderful views long the side of the ship. The Signature Suites, located all the way forward on Deck 7, have over 900 square feet of inside space and a spectacular wrap-around veranda of 353 square feet. In addition to more larger suites, Seabourn Odyssey’s additional size is utilized to create more open deck space, and a variety of public rooms and dining venues.

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Suites Seabourn Odyssey offers unparalleled choice in accommodations. Choose from 225 ocean view suites measuring 295 to 1,682 square feet, 90% with private verandas. This includes five Owner's Suites measuring up to 1,062 square feet (including the veranda) and four two-bedroom Grand Suites with up to 1,682 square feet of private living space. You can also choose to stay in one of the 22 Penthouse Suites on the uppermost decks, each featuring up to 534 square feet of space. From the fine Egyptian coon linens and overstuffed down pillows to the complimentary in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort. Suite amenities include complimentary champagne upon arrival, 24-hour room service, personalized stationery, fruit basket replenished daily, fluffy terrycloth robes, Eqyptian Coon linens, a fluffy duvet, fine soaps by Hermés, Bijan and L'Occitane, Pure PamperingSM Aromatherapy by Molton Brown, nightly turndown service, daily newspaper, World Atlas, clock/barometer/thermometer and umbrella.

All suites include living area and bedroom, five-foot wide picture window or Veranda, walk-in closet, flatscreen interactive TV featuring music, movies and more, a fully-stocked bar, Bose Wave Radio CD, writing desk, spacious bathroom with tub, shower, twin sinks and large vanity, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets, direct-dial telephone and private electronic safe. For your pleasure, suites also have best selling audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Suite amenities include complimentary champagne upon arrival, 24-hour room service, personalized stationery, fruit basket replenished daily, fluffy terrycloth robes, Eqyptian Coon linens, a fluffy duvet, fine soaps by Hermés, Bijan and L'Occitane, Pure PamperingSM Aromatherapy by Molton Brown, nightly turndown service, daily newspaper, World Atlas, clock/barometer/thermometer and umbrella. But what you'll appreciate most is your personal suite stewardess, a highly aentive ambassador, who treats you with the utmost care. Her thoughtful, unobtrusive service will make your suite an enclave where your requests are promptly addressed.

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Garnering numerous awards and accolades for excellence – including the World Travel Award for World's Leading Villa for twelve years running – the private villas at Round Hill are truly exceptional. All of our 27 Jamaica villas are uniquely designed and evoke their own personality, from the ultimate in sophisticated luxury to classic, charming island living. Enchanting, meandering pathways enveloped in lush tropical foliage welcome you to sweeping ocean views, beautifully designed open-air living spaces outfied in cool tile and rich woods and cozy yet sprawling bedrooms with sumptuous linens and wellappointed bathrooms. Each villa’s dedicated, on-site staff will take the utmost care of you throughout your stay – including a fresh, made-to-order breakfast on your terrace each morning.

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Multiple shades of vibrant blue greet you at the extraordinary Villa 18 – from the expansive sky to the deep blue pool to the never-ending ocean views from every room. Built for entertaining, the villa – with can occupy up to twelve people – features a beautiful mahogany bar, large pool deck with gorgeous tiled pool and heated jacuzzi, ample outdoor living space and sprawling lawn. The main living space houses three of the bedrooms, living and dining areas and large, open-air verandahs with pergolas covered in tropical vines. A detached guesthouse provides extra privacy as well as another lower level bedroom that make this villa perfect for large families and groups. This Luxury Villa boasts five spacious bedrooms – two on the main level with four-poster king beds, one with two four-poster twin beds, and two separate suites that both feature two four-poster twin beds each.

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The stand-alone Saxon Luxury Villas offer the ultimate African hospitality. Villa One has seven Villa Luxury Suites (80sq m / 861sq .) The villa has a lounge and dining room with seating for up to 18 guests, as well as a breakfast area and bar, with dedicated 24-hour butler service and chef. Each of the seven Villa Luxury Suites has a king size bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in stone clad shower. The open plan layout features a seating and dining area with business desk and iPod docking station. Villa One is set in lush gardens with a private terrace and plunge pool. It has a private elevator that takes one straight from the car park into the living area - offering ultimate privacy. Villa Two and Three each has eleven suites and a private Spa Suite. All villa guests are welcome to use all The Saxon's facilities at the main hotel which can be accessed via a sky walkway.

Amenities Each suite has a seating and dining area as well as a business desk, complimentary Wifi and ipod docking station. The suite also has Bang & Olufsen HD

televisions, Blu Ray/DVD player, surround sound music system and digital music library. Each of the villa's king beds comes with a pillow menu. Staying in a villa also means that guests can have in suite check-in, complimentary breakfast, complimentary mini-bar and snacks (homemade by The Saxon kitchen). The suite will also have a complimentary bole of sparkling wine on arrival.

Butler Service The villas have a team of high qualified and experienced personal butler on hand to assist guests with their every need. They will greet guests on arrival, unpack luggage and help guests sele into their room. A restaurant reservation will be made for the evenings, unless guests advise to the contrary. They are only a phone call away whether it is an in-room dining request or creating the ambience for a special occasion.

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Here, the owners of the villa believe in taking luxury to a personal level, offering you a place where the art of being is celebrated as the ultimate goal. Giving you the discrete allure of a private villa where you feel completely treasured, with the services and amenities of a five-star hotel, is the main idea behind the Villa Aquamare experience. A stellar team of professional designers, including renowned Swedish architect Liselo Johnsson, interior designer Jean Pierre Santoni, and landscape architects Craig Collins International set out to create a place that would embody tropical perfection. With understated elegance and sophistication in every detail, a beautiful place was created to celebrate the senses and upli your soul.

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Local stonework, rich hardwoods, travertine marble, expansive private balconies in each room, 30-feet vaulted wood ceilings, private infinity pools and spacious open-air living areas are Aquamare’s hallmark features. Each villa has a fully equipped, gourmet kitchen, as well as inside and outside dining areas where the villa’s chefs pamper your palate with local delicacies and prepare savory dishes for you and yours. The grounds surrounding the villas have a variety of native specimens and ornamental gardens that have formed natural walls through the years, giving each villa its maximum privacy. Each villa was designed as a conglomerate of spaces to wind down, gather and renew the senses.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.


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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.


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American Express World Luxury Expo, Riyadh 30 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2016 Showcasing a selection of the World’s Leading Luxury Brands ACCESS BY INVITATION ONLY The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh in Ballrooms A & B From 16:00 – 23:00 daily




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Graff Diamonds just released images of a new statement diamond to add to what is a very long list of diamonds that are among the largest and rarest in the world. Graff’s latest catch is being called “The Golden Empress,” a 132.55-carat Fancy Intense cushioncut yellow diamond. The diamond is set on a necklace with approximately 30 other yellow diamonds. Fancy colored diamonds are very popular these days as adornment and investment, because of their beauty and rarity. Only one in 10,000 diamonds discovered are classified as fancy colored. So it’s even rarer to find one a particular color, such as this yellow diamond.

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Laurence Graff, the founder of the international luxury diamond and jewelry firm that bears his name, purchased the 299-carat rough diamond that created The Golden Empress. It was unearthed from the Letšeng mine in the tiny southern African kingdom of Lesotho. “The potential to cra a diamond that could join its hall of noble, historic and world famous stones was a thrilling prospect,” Graff said in a statement.

The company then set out to study the rough to determine the best way to cut it and then set out to do the work. In addition to The Golden Empress, the rough yielded eight satellite diamonds, comprising six pear shape Fancy Yellow stones—the largest being 21.34 carats— and two brilliant round stones.

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Annually held on the last Saturday in March, the Dubai World Cup aracts the biggest names in racing to Dubai and the Meydan Racecourse, a unique state-of-the-art facility built to provide the penultimate venue for the world’s richest race day. The Dubai World Cup is the highlight of the city’s sporting and social calendar and a fiing event to show off an activity that has long been known as the ‘sport of kings’.

First Class Lounge The First Class Lounge is the perfect choice for a stylish Dubai World Cup experience boasting an exclusive lounge & bar, outside terrace and track facing balcony, on the 3rd Floor of the magnificent Meydan Grandstand. Being situated on the final bend of the track, guests can watch the horses thunder past on their way to the finish line. Enjoy the delights of aernoon tea and a gourmet International buffet served throughout the day together with standard house beverages. A premium list will be available for anyone who wishes to purchase a bole of champagne on the day. The lounge seating is not on reservation basis, allowing guests the opportunity to change locations throughout the day.

Guests enter through Gate A of the Meydan Grandstand and their badge will also allow them access to the Apron Views area and the Parade Ring Lawns. Please note that this is a free seating area. AED3,750.00

Cigar Suite Enjoy premium hospitality, privacy and breathtaking views of the racetrack from this exclusive suite located on Level 5. Tables are reserved and guests also gain access to the outdoor Grandstand seating allowing them to take in all the exciting horseracing action. The area boast a prime view overlooking the Parade Ring and entertainment planned for the Dubai World Cup ceremony. The package includes aernoon tea, an international buffet, so drinks, standard house beverages and champagne. Guests for this area enter through Gate A of the Meydan Grandstand and their badge will also allow them access to the Apron Views area and the Parade Ring Lawns. Minimum booking for 2 people. AED4,750.00


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The theme for the upcoming Expo in Astana is “Future Energy.” The theme is aimed at finding ways to achieve qualitative changes in the energy sector, primarily for the development of alternative sources of energy and new ways of transportation. Finding sustainable energy supplies is a critical and growing global concern. The solution to these concerns ensures economic growth and improved social standards while reducing the burden on the environment.

will be transformed into thriving and first class integrated neighborhoods including an additional 700 residential units, as well as office, hotels, local markets, and civic and educational facilities.

Phase 1 or the “Expo Mode,” will see the design and construction of the exposition buildings including the central Kazakhstan Pavilion; Theme, Corporate and International Pavilions; as well as hotel, retail, art and performance spaces. The first phase will also include the design and construction of a series of buildings that will act as a “covered city,” which will include retail, residential and office spaces. Phase 1 will be completed by June 2017 to serve the Expo and its visitors. Phase 2 or the “Legacy Mode,” will finalize the first Third industrial Revolution community. The Expo buildings will be converted into an office and research park, aracting international companies and entrepreneurs. Expo parking and service zones

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Each of the Expo buildings was designed to take advantage of their site location. For example, everything in the residential development, from the street grid rotation, the block size and the distribution of building mass was developed through a series of studies to reduce energy use, improve comfort levels (indoors and outdoors) and increase energy harvesting for each unit. Split into two phases, the 174 ha project will feature exhibition and cultural pavilions (118,620 sm); a residential development (686,000 sm); service areas including shopping, socio-cultural, educational and civic facilities; parks (72,000 sm); and parking.

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A GLITTERING REF EXcELSIOR HOTEL GALLIA REFLEcTS THE GLITTERING ESSENcE OF MILAN’S SOPHISTIcATION. ORIGINALLY OPENED IN 1932, THE HOTEL HAS BEEN cOMPLETELY RENOVATED BY RENOWNED MILANESE DESIGNER MARcO PIVA. AN ARcHITEcTURAL JEWEL OF BELLE éPOqUE GRANDEUR, PIVA HAS cREATED AN EXTRAORDINARY NEW DESTINATION IN THE cITY OF STYLE. LUXURY HOTELS Excelsior Hotel Gallia is the entrance gate to Milan, where fashion, design and cuisine come together to make a city renowned for its creativity. Let our experienced Luxury Collection Concierge be your guide to an unforgeable stay. Milan holds timeless aractions for any guest seeking the beauty of exploration.

A Suite Experience Excelsior Hotel Gallia features an extraordinary collection of 53 suites, including the exclusive Gallia suite on the 5th floor and the unique Katara Suite on the 7th floor. The Katara Suite, one of Italy's largest at 1000 sq.m, offers the epitome of luxury with 2 dedicated terraces including a rooop terrace to enjoy a private meal. The 4bedroom Katara Suite also connects to a private spa for a moment of perfect relaxation.

Epicurean Excellence Behind the iconic art deco façade of this sparkling new hotel, there is a world of luxury to explore. Opening soon, Terrazza Gallia, will offer an inviting rooop experience with breathtaking terrace. The senses of even our most refined guests are spoiled with an exclusive wine cellar and cigar room. All interior decoration is curated in Italy, mainly in Milan, delivering an indigenous and stylish experience throughout the hotel.


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