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WEEKLY For the latest news on luxury worldwide


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THIS YEAR’S MODEL YOUR INVITATION TO JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD’S MOST LUXURIOUS LIFESTYLES AND VIP EXPERIENCES  >> This 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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Stay ahead of fashion with the latest looks for the season at all the major shows: Milan, New York, Paris and London.

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The latest in luxury automobiles from the Lamorghini Huracan to the Porsche Spyder.


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Explore some of the finest restaurants and chefs on the planet.



The winter sports resort Val Thorens is a state of mind, an aitude and an altitude. It’s a resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres.



Taking a closer look at the luxurious Ferrei Yachts 960, the flagship of the Ferrei brand.


We reveal some of the most exclusive and expensive champagnes, wines and spirits.


Discover incredible private islands that make forget what ‘real life’ is like during your stay.



The art of train travel a mindstirring mix of landscapes encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of exploration.

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From Indian Ocean retreats to luxurious urban getaways, featured are some the world’s best spas where exotic aromas and traditional rituals are the promise to an amazing journey.


Publisher Kevin Rolfe Editor Siddharth Thaker


Satisfy your watch addiction, from exclusive timepiece brands to engineering masterpieces.




From the Caribbean to Thailand, we explore the most romantic honeymoon resorts.

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

OTHER STORIES IN THIS ISSUE 30 Architecture 36 Accessories 38 Suits

44 Fine Art

56 Scuba Diving 70 Chocolate

94 Waterparks

96 Home Renovation 100 Lingerie

108 Perfumes 134 Theatre 136 Music

146 Luxury 4X4’s

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“Celebrating excellence in travel since 1993”

MIDDLE EAST GALA CEREMONY 2016 24th 24th April April 2016 2016 Dubai, UAE wtravelawards




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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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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 Academy Of Art University Alice & Olivia Angel Sanchez Anna Sui Badgley Mischka BCBG Betsey Johnson Bibhu Mohapatra Carmen Marc Valvo Custo Barcelona Desigual DKNY Erin Fetherston

Greg Lauren Herve Leger Idan Cohen J. Crew Josie Natori Karigam Kempner Kids Rock Kye Mara Hoffman Naeem Khan Nicholas K Nicole Miller

Noon By Noor Novis Ohne Titel Pamella Roland Project Runway Ralph Lauren Rebecca Vallance Rebecca Minkoff Supima Thomas Wylde Tome Yigal Azrouel Zang Toi



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Designers 1205 Alexander Lewis Amanda Wakeley Antonio Berardi Anya Hindmarch Ashley Williams Aspinal of London Barbara Belstaff Bora Aksu Burberry Casasola Christopher Kane Claire Barrow DAKS Danielle Romeril David Koma


Edeline Lee Emilia Wickstead Emilio de la Morena Erdem Eudon Choi Fashion East Faustine Steinmetz FELDER FELDER FYODOR GOLAN Gareth Pugh GILES Hill & Friends Holly Fulton House of Holland Huishan Zhang Hunter Original

Issa Jasper Conran Jean-Pierre Braganza J. JS Lee Jonathan Saunders John Smedley Joseph Julien Macdonald J.W.Anderson KTZ Le Kilt Manuel Facchini Margaret Howell Markus Lupfer Marques’Almeida Mary Katrantzou

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ON WEEK Mm6 Maison Margiela Molly Goddard Mother of Pearl Natasha Zinko Orla Kiely OSMAN palmer//harding Paul Costelloe Paul Smith Peter Jensen Peter Piloo Phoebe English PPQ


Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Pringle of Scotland Roksanda SIBLING Simone Rocha Sophia Webster Teatum Jones Temperley London Thomas Tait TopShop Unique Versus Vivienne Westwood Red Label Zandra Rhodes



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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


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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PARIS FASHION Designers Aalto Aganovich Alexis Mabille Anne Sofie Madsen Anrealage Anthony Vaccarello Dries Van Noten Each X Other Guy Laroche Jacquemus Lemaire Lucien Pellat Finet Maison Margiela Nehera Pascal Millet Rochas Sharon Wauchob Vionnet Yang Li


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February 10-18, 2016

February 19-23, 2016

Further important dates in the worldwide fashion calendar:


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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INFLIGHT COUT GLAMOROUS NE LUXURY AIRLINES Etihad Airways revealed its much anticipated new uniforms at a spectacular show in Abu Dhabi, paving the way for a new age of glamorous and sophisticated flying. Created by Italian Haute Couturier Eore Biloa at his atelier in Milan, the new uniform exudes a classic elegance seldom seen in the aisles of modern airliners, and cleverly merges dramatic elements of old world haute couture from 1960s Paris and Rome, with the more contemporary fashions evident on the runways of London, New York, Milan and Tokyo. Made from 100 per cent Italian wool, the uniforms feature an intricate jacquard design and were made in various locations across Italy, with additional manufacturing taking place in Shanghai, Tunis and Bucharest by a dedicated team which totalled approximately 400 staff. Uniquely, approximately 30 per cent of the outfits were handmade or handstitched. Stylishly cut and fied, each ensemble is easy to wear, flexible and practical, allowing cabin and ground personnel ease of movement as they carry out their duties. The uniforms have been created incorporating almost all the brand colours of Etihad Airways’ brand palee. A warm chocolate brown has been chosen as the base colour for the different uniform variations, with a deep purple accent colour for cabin crew and lounge teams, and a burnt orange accent colour for ground crews and Special Services teams. Biloa has also taken the unusual step of breaking up the main primary shades by introducing all the secondary colours as accents on blouses and accessories.


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>> Louis Vuion This is an innovative and inspiring application from the ultimate high-end fashion brand. Louis Vuion’s Amble app provides users with new ways of capturing their travel memories and sharing them with family and friends. The Around Me feature utilizes GPS to help you discover new places in your location, you can then record a personal tour by taking photos, audio snippets, notes and videos along the journey to create a digital travel diary.


It’s intuitive interface makes the app easy to use and the personal tours are great to look over when you’ve returned from your holiday and want to remind yourself of that magical walk from Paris’s city centre up to the Sacre-Couer Cathedral in Montmartres.


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VIP Black VIP Black is 'The Millionaire's App', the exclusive, high-end version of iVIP Ltd's range of apps. Upon download, prospective VIP Black members will be required to certify they are High Net Worth Individuals with assets and/or income in excess of £1 million. Members receive VIP treatment - extraspecial experiences like complimentary upgrades, surprise gis, welcome packages, exclusive rates, priority access, and other unique privileges across iVIP Ltd's global range of luxury partners and services. They include an on-demand concierge, exclusive hotels and restaurants, butlers, theatres, personal trainers, private jets, personal styling... and much more.

Joining also allows access to member services like 'Anything, Anywhere' (our unique sourcing service) Apartment Rental, and the Watch Finding Service (rare or exclusive pieces). Partners are handpicked. Each is specially selected by us. Membership provides members with an exciting, exotic, worldwide luxury discovery engine. The apps are not a booking portal, not a gateway to thousands of hotels – they are a curated collection of the world's finest brands, venues and services with unique, individually negotiated privileges for members at each and every one. Read more at: hp://



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AMBITIOUS LAFERRARI It boasts the most extreme performance ever achieved by a Ferrari production car and features the most advanced and innovative technical solutions which will, in the future, filter down to the rest of the Ferrari range. The LaFerrari is Ferrari’s first ever production car to be equipped with the F1-derived hybrid solution – the HY-KERS system – which combines an electric motor producing over 150 CV with the most powerful incarnation yet of Ferrari’s classic V12, with 800 CV at 9000 rpm.


The LaFerrari represents Ferrari’s most ambitious project yet to push the boundaries of technology on a road car, drawing together the finest expression of the marque’s technical capabilities in both GT and Formula 1 engineering.

The LaFerrari’s overall silhouee and proportions are the very natural product of its architecture and the layout of its hybrid running gear. The design is striking and innovative, yet its sleek profile remains true to Ferrari’s classic mid-rear longitudinal V12 sports car archetype: the cabin and engine compartment volumes are contained within the wheelbase to achieve the best possible balance of its masses.

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WARNING In keeping with Lamborghini tradition, the new Huracán is named aer a courageous fighting bull - in this case a famous example from the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed. The latest product of Sant’Agata definitely has all the prerequisites to take over from the Gallardo, the most successful Lamborghini model of all time, while taking on its close rival from Maranello. The new 610HP ‘baby’ Lamborghini moves the game on significantly. At first glance, the Huracán represents evolution, not revolution, when compared with its predecessor. Low, clean, sharp-edged design combined with all-wheel drive and a V10 engine is a familiar – and winning – formula. But the devil is in the detail. The new Huracán is both lighter and more powerful than the equivalent Gallardo and features a new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The design is simple and pure, with one continuous line taking the eye from the base of the windscreen right through to the tail. Overall, the look is cleaner, sharper and chunkier. The signature hexagon appears in various design details, including air intakes. Inside, the cockpit is dominated by a full-colour 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel for all car information, from satellite navigation to revolutions per minute. Huracán blasts from 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds, with a top speed (you do have a private track, don’t you?) of 200mph. The ‘Lamborghini Dynamic Steering’ variable steering ratio system and magneto-rheologic suspension damper control are both available as options.

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“Celebrating excellence in travel since 1993”

EUROPE GALA CEREMONY 2016 3rd September 2016 27th August 2016 Cornelia Diamond Resort, Antalya, Turkey wtravelawards




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TTOMAN SPA Behind vast carved turquoise doors within the luxurious Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, lies the palatial Talise Ooman Spa. With 42 treatment rooms, eight hydrotherapy rooms, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms, floating baths and two thalassotherapy pools, you’ll discover almost limitless ways to treat yourself.

At the heart of this spa, built from marble and exquisitely decorated with dark woods, mosaics and murals, is a spectacular Turkish Hammam. The centuries-old tradition of hammam is based around a philosophy of community. It’s the perfect place to come together, relax and experience true indulgence.

Winner of multiple awards, including The World Travel Awards World's Leading Spa Resort in 2014 & Middle East's Leading Spa 2015, the Talise Ooman Spa is an experience like no other.

Inspired by the imperial palaces of the Ooman era, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray does absolutely everything in superb style. From its exclusive location on the west crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah to the truly spectacular lobby entrance, every detail inspires awe and delight.

2015 Middle East's Leading Spa



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TALISE S LUXURY SPAS The luxury of Talise Spa finds a particularly tranquil seing at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, where its signature spa experience overlooks the Maldivian coastline. A holistic approach to wellbeing reconnects you with nature, with signature treatments delivered by our expert spa therapists.


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Your experience becomes a journey of self discovery rather than just a feel-good experience. Each treatment is personalised to your individual requirements and gives you more than just a feeling of relaxation. Talise unfolds a sense of deep tranquility and balance for complete holistic rejuvenation.

Romantic spaces for couples offer intimate moments of true relaxation, while our extensive spa menu offers individual treatments tailored to your needs. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi won the awards for 2015 Maldives' Leading Luxury Hotel Villa at the World Travel Awards. LUXURY REDEFINED


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Mazagan Spa, winner of Morocco's Best Hotel Spa at the 2015 World Spa Awards and World's Leading Beach & Casino Resort at the 2015 World Travel Awards, offers stunning views on the Atlantic Ocean. Exotic aromas and traditional rituals are the promise to an amazing journey. Unique Moroccan beauty treatments and luxury products meet to allow you to experience a sensory escape and magical moments at Mazagan's all inclusive spa resort. The Mazagan Spa offers a wide range of body and facial treatments and has: • 19 treatment rooms (including 2 double treatment rooms). • Luxury two-person private suite with stunning ocean views, side by side treatments, private facilities with steam room, Jacuzzi bath, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. • A 100 m² authentic hammam with marble and mosaic décor, featuring a cool room and two internal steam rooms. • Beauty salon (manicure, pedicure and hairdressing). • Fitness centre equipped with the state-of the-art exercise machines.

2015 World's Leading Beach & Casino Resort

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THE SPA AT VICEROY  In 28,000 integrated square feet, a broad range of spa treatments as well as fitness, social, body and energy programs are supported by Viceroy's signature wellness principles of balance, breath, and beauty at this distinguished Miami luxury spa. Like none other, surround yourself in our tranquil spaces and nourish your mind, body, and soul with one of our indulgent treatments. Enjoy our luxurious spa services and pamper yourself in a stylish new realm. The 28,000square-foot full-service Spa at Viceroy Miami includes: en/miami/spa_and_wellness

• Philippe Starck designed spa • 2,500-square-foot gym, offering expert trainers, a state-of-the-art cardio theater, integrated wellness classes, yoga, Pilates, and a spinning studio • 5,000-square-foot water lounge with a floating library, a reflecting pond, hot and cold plunge pools and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Key Biscayne • Ten spa treatment rooms • One couples treatment room • Refreshment Bar • Heat and water therapy circuits specifically designed for health enhancement and relaxation • Redwood saunas and eucalyptus steam rooms • Media room for screenings and special events at our luxury spa For the latest news, updated daily, please visit LUXURY REDEFINED


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Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier Designed by Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, Villa Savoye is an early and classic example of the International style – a major architectural style that emerged in the 1920s and '30s. Villa Savoye was originally built as a country retreat for the Savoye family in 1928.

Le Corbusier is famous for stating, “The house is a machine for living.” This statement is not simply translated into the design of a human scaled assembly line; rather the design begins to take on innovative qualities and advances found in other fields of industry, in the name of efficiency.

Situated in Poissy and completed in 1929, Villa Savoye is a modern take on a French country house that celebrates and reacts to the new machine age.

In response to his aspirations and admiration of mechanized design, Le Corbusier established “The Five Points” of architecture, which is simply a list of prescribed elements to be incorporated in design: Pilotis; Flat Roof Terrace; Open Plan; Ribbon Windows; Free Façade

The house single handedly transformed Le Corbusier’s career as well as the principles of the International Style; becoming one of the most important architectural precedents in history.


At this point in Le Corbusier’s career, he became intrigued by the technology and design of steamships. The simplistic, streamlined result born out of innovative engineering techniques and modular design had influenced Corbusier’s spatial planning and minimalistic aesthetic.

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Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed Fallingwater for his clients, the Kaufmann family, and it was built between 1936 and 1939. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark. Wright's admiration for Japanese architecture was important in his inspiration for this house, along with most of his work. Just like in Japanese architecture, Wright wanted to create harmony between man and nature, and his integration of the house with the waterfall was successful in doing so.


ECTURE Wright revolved the design of the house around the fireplace, the hearth of the home which he considered to be the gathering place for the family. Here a rock cuts into the fireplace, physically bringing in the waterfall into the house. He also brings notice to this concept by dramatically extending the chimney upwards to make it the highest point on the exterior of the house.

The exterior of Fallingwater enforces a strong horizontal paern with the bricks and long terraces. The windows on the facade have also have a special condition where they open up at the corners, breaking the box of the house and opening it to the vast outdoors. LUXURY REDEFINED


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The structure of the opera house was planned by the Viennese architect August Sicard von Sicardsburg, while the inside was designed by interior decorator Eduard van der Nüll. It was also impacted by other major artists such as Moritz von Schwind, who painted the frescoes in the foyer, and the famous "Zauberflöten" (“Magic Flute”) series of frescoes on the veranda. Neither of the architects survived to see the opening of ‘their’ opera house: the sensitive van der Nüll commied suicide, and his friend Sicardsburg died of a stroke soon aerwards. On May 25, 1869, the opera house solemnly opened with Mozart's Don Juanin the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth. The popularity of the building grew under the artistic influence of the first directors: Franz von Dingelstedt, Johann Herbeck, Franz Jauner, and Wilhelm Jahn. The Vienna opera experienced its first high point under the direction of Gustav Mahler. He completely transformed the outdated performance system, increased the precision and timing of the performances, and also utilized the experience of other noteworthy artists, such as Alfred Roller, for the formation of new stage aesthetics.


The years 1938 to 1945 were a dark chapter in the history of the opera house. Under the Nazis, many members of the house were driven out, pursued, and killed, and many works were not allowed to be played.

On March 12, 1945, the opera house was devastated during a bombing, but on May 1, 1945, the “State Opera in the Volksoper” opened with a performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. On October 6, 1945, the hastily restored “Fidelio an der Wien” reopened with Beethoven's FIDELIO. For the next ten years the Vienna State Opera operated in two venues while the true headquarters was being rebuilt at a great expense The Secretary of State for Public Works, Julius Raab, announced on May 24, 1945, that reconstruction of the Vienna State Opera would begin immediately. Only the main facade, the grand staircase, and the Schwind Foyer had been spared from the bombs. On November 5, 1955, the Vienna State Opera reopened with a new auditorium and modernized technology. Under the direction of Karl Böhm, Beethoven’s Fidelio was brilliantly performed, and the opening ceremonies were broadcast by Austrian television. The whole world understood that life was beginning again for this country that had just regained its independence. Today, the Vienna State Opera is considered one of the most important opera houses in the world; in particular, it is the house with the largest repertoire. It has been under the direction of Dominique Meyer since September 1, 2010.

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON The Royal Opera was formed as the Covent Garden Opera Company in 1946, but behind it lies a tradition of operatic performance which goes back for more than 260 years at its home in Covent Garden. In each of the three theatres there have been on the site since 1732, opera has played an important role. The present theatre was built in 1858. During World War II it was used as a dance hall but aer the war the idea of public subsidy of the arts was accepted and the decision was made to establish the Royal Opera House as the permanent yearround home of the opera and ballet companies now known as The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. It was the ballet company which reopened the building on 20 February 1946 with The Sleeping Beauty. The two Companies combined for Purcell’s The Fairy Queen that December, and on 14 January 1947, Covent Garden Opera Company gave its first complete opera performance, Bizet’s Carmen.

twenty operas, nearly half of these being new productions. Since 2012 the Company has also curated the Studio Programme in the Linbury Studio Programme, presenting chamber operas and a range of experimental new commissions from up-and-coming and established composers, including Harrison Birtwistle, Luca Francesconi, Philip Glass and Salvatore Sciarrino.

The Royal Opera continues to widen its audience through a range of innovative means: through cinema broadcasts, through television and radio broadcasts, through free YouTube broadcasts and through the BP Big Screens, which are broadcast for free to open spaces around the UK.

In recent years, The Royal Opera has given an average of 150 performances per season, September–July, of approximately

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qUINTESSENTIA From last-minute restaurant reservations and bespoke travel itineraries, opera and theatre tickets, to international property searches and accessing private schools and tutoring Quintessentially is the preferred service chosen by those who are keen to enjoy the very best life has to offer. Wherever their Members are in the world, the global concierge team of 2,000 Lifestyle Managers in over 60 offices, speaking more than 35 languages, is there to provide them with the ultimate insider, specialist knowledge they need to bridge the gap between global and local. Every office has a strict limit of 5,000 Members so they can ensure dedicated, impeccable service to each one.



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IALLY LIFESTYLE Throughout your Membership the team will be devoted to your contentment, looking for opportunities to enhance your experience every time you use the service. Their goal will be to get to know what you want without you having to say it and suggest events and services wherever you are in the world. From finding a babysier at the last minute or collecting your dry cleaning, no request is too small.

As your first point of contact, your Lifestyle Manager will work seamlessly with a wider team of specialists to ensure that every recommendation is tailored to you and is of the highest quality. Membership is a journey and, as the seasons change, so too will your needs and wishes.

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THE TOP LUXURY ITEMS TO T Caelograph Fountain Pen - Alpha Edition 30 N As an instrument for writing and for observation, the Caelograph symbolises the union of arts and science, of man and the stars. With a name that lierally means 'Write the sky' its ingenious mechanism allows you to see the position of the stars and the constellations at any given time, on any date. The collection is limited to 120 fountain pens per latitude.

Maslin & Co Named aer Australia’s first nude beach enclave, Maslin & Co is a new collection of well-craed resort particulars, dedicated to sun worshippers and bon vivants. Debuting for Resort 2011/12, Maslin & Co was conceived as a tribute to the exotic ideals of seventies hedonism and draws design inspiration from the world of nature, the surreal and ultimately, beach vagabond culture.

Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Created as a tribute to the LaFerrari, with the Hublot engineers having designed, developed, and produced the timepiece in parallel with the car. The face is made from sapphire crystal, the case and buckle are craed from black PVD titanium, and the strap is made from rubber. Only 50 of these limited-edition watches are being made, making it more exclusive than the LaFerrari car itself, of which there will be 499 made.


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O TAKE ON YOUR HOLIDAYS Jacob & Co. 2-Tone Le and Right Diamond Cufflinks This two tone cufflink offers the ideal solution for edgy executives intent on standing out from the crowd. Craed in intricate cubic designs using pieces of white and yellow canary diamonds weighing a total of 3.44 carats each, these cufflinks sport a simple whale back clasp. Paired with a dark jacket, these cufflinks are bound to get you a second look during meetings or outings

Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume This perfume holds the Guinness Book of World Records title as the most expensive perfume in the world. Released in 2005, only a 10-bole run of this superrare, super-exclusive limited edition perfume was released for sale in the famous Harrods store in London and Bergdorf Goodman in New York. The “No. 1 Imperial Majesty” is really just a Clive Christian No. 1 – in a very fancy bole. The whole bole contains 16.9 ounces of perfume (meaning the cost for a bole is $215,000), and is craed by Baccarat, adorned with a 5-carat white diamond on the neck and surrounded in an 18-carat solid gold collar.

Bvlgari Parentesi Diamond Sunglasses The luxury brand Bvlgari are celebrating their 130th anniversary aer being founded in Rome in 1884. Most recently, they ventured into the sunglasses industry and produced these gorgeous diamond shades, complete with 206 diamonds – a total of 2.5 carats. These sunglasses were produced in a limited edition set with only 10 pairs ever being made, an exclusivity which added to their high price tag.



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


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

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




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NOMA HIDDEN AWAY IN AN 18TH CENTURY HARBOUR WAREHOUSE IN COPENHAGEN, NOMA BOASTS TWO MICHELIN STARS. SUPERCHEF RENé REDZEPI RUNS THE NOMA KITCHEN, DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE AT SOME OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD. BUT NOMA IS NOT ABOUT FUSION FOOD, IT’S A NEW NORDIC KITCHEN. René Redzepi is now one of Denmark's most famous people. He is the ultimate superchef, juggling the demands of running one of the world's best restaurants with TV and print appearances, book writing and ground-breaking New Nordic food exploration. In 2012, Time Magazine named René Redzepi as one of the World's 100 Most Influential People, not just for puing Denmark on the world's gastronomic map, but also because his passion for promoting food innovation is influencing a whole new generation of chefs around the world.


You’ll find Scandinavian delicacies like Icelandic seaweed, Faroese deep-sea fish, Greenlandic musk ox and sorrel from Danish forests on your plate at noma. The chefs do all their own curing, smoking and pickling and are at the forefront of new techniques to combine and prepare ingredients in innovative ways. Tempted? Beer go and get booking then! hp://

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DESPITE THE FACT THAT MASSIMO BOTTURA FREqUENTLY TRAVELS THE GLOBE, HAS BUILT AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION AND HAS SEEN HIS RECENT BOOK, NEVER TRUST A SKINNY ITALIAN CHEF, PUBLISHED IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES, HIS FOOD REMAINS DEEPLY ITALIAN. In fact, his dishes are a joyful celebration of Emilia-Romagna – the chef’s food-producing home province of northern Italy in which his elegant restaurant resides. Boura is renowned for his twists on Italian culinary mores – Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano sees the region’s famed cheese served in forms and textures most diners will never have experienced, for example – but his menu also includes deliciously executed classics such as tagliatelle with hand-chopped ragu and risoo cooked with veal jus. In parallel, the Sensations tasting menu experiments with local, seasonal ingredients to extraordinary effect. From snacks such as exquisite rabbit macaroons through eel ravioli to suckling pig with balsamic vinegar, dining at

Osteria Francescana is an exploration of the region’s produce and traditions delivered in a supremely contemporary fashion. It’s also a reflection of Boura’s inquisitive nature; he is always looking at how to evolve his country’s food, inspired by art, music, his family and his travels. Now 20 years old, the restaurant is located in Modena’s quiet back streets and houses a series of striking modern artworks across several dining spaces. The faultless service and imaginative wine programme is directed with quiet charisma by Beppe Palmieri. But it’s in the kitchen, as well as in Boura’s inventive imagination, that the real magic is produced.

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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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The ten most e paintings in h


Picasso La Réve


Pollock No 5, 1948



Gauguin When Will You Marry


Rothko No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)


Cézanne The Card Players


Picasso Les Femmes d’Alger


Bacon Three studies of Lucian Freud


Van Gogh Portrait of Dr Gachet


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$158m Klimt Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer

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UNPARALLELED Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.


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GENTLEMAN’S CLUBS Founded in 1897 with the aim of encouraging the development of motoring in Britain, today the Royal Automobile Club is one of London’s finest private members' clubs, combining over 100 years of luxury and tradition with exceptional facilities and outstanding service. Members enjoy unlimited access to two superb clubhouses; the Pall Mall clubhouse, in the very heart of London, contains a unique range of accommodation, dining and sporting facilities, including what is arguably the finest swimming pool in London. The Woodcote Park clubhouse is set in 350 acres of Surrey parkland, complete with two 18 hole golf courses, together with a variety of other sports facilities, dining and accommodation


Along with use of both clubhouses, a ‘home from home’ for many, members also enjoy a whole host of other benefits and opportunities to socialise with fellow members, including an extensive events programme and a wide range of sports and activities. For those travelling further afield, the Club also offers access to over sixty reciprocal clubs around the globe. Ever loyal to its motoring heritage, both clubhouses host motoring events and launches, with the Club awarding historic trophies and medals throughout the year. Members and guests may even be lucky enough to glimpse the occasional supercar or F1 on display. Membership truly brings many privileges.

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An unconventional gamble from a visionary engineer, the resort of Val Thorens was thought up by Pierre Schnebelen at a time when the development of winter sports resorts was causing something of a controversy. This property developer and contractor, who had already been involved in the development of a number of integrated ski resorts, used his indefatigable skillset to source funding and obtain the correct authorisation so he could get a project off the ground which was considered ambitious to say the least at the time: building the highestaltitude resort in Europe. The on-site adventure started with a small, isolated but determined team who set the wheels in motion so they could harness the enormous potential of this exceptional site.


Val Thorens is a state of mind, an aitude and an altitude. It’s a resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres. Relaxed, lively and perfect for foodies, it’s a friendly, sociable place where you can progress exactly the way you want to, at your own pace, whilst enjoying a huge range of experiences. The ultimate goal: to really feel alive! With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, a breathtaking natural environment, and absolutely no limits, the resort brings together those who understand that high altitude is synonymous with colourful experiences and fun!

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HORENS No stress… sample the resort’s “cool aitude”. The resort is semi-pedestrianised and has everything you need just a stone’s throw away so you can escape from the day-to-day grind and enjoy your break to the max. Fresh warm bread in the morning, doorstep skiing from your chalet, a spot of shopping in the late aernoon and nearby restaurants for the evening…

Val Thorens lets visitors experience every facet of mountain life, with a particular focus on the culinary delights on offer from the resort’s range of great dining establishments (over 40 bars and 60 restaurants). It’s a gourmet odyssey through a land of flavour that will satisfy even the most demanding tastebuds! Skilled in innovation in all its forms, Val Thorens offers a number of non-skiing activities, including some that are so unusual you can’t do them anywhere else!

Night-time hikes, pushchair hikes, tobogganing on the longest toboggan run in France, mountain biking on snow, ice driving... as many activities as you can think of! If you’re looking for thrills, extreme challenges or opportunities to get up close and personal with Mother Nature, the mountains offer an array of activities to suit all tastes. Aer a great day’s skiing, sample some other pleasures! In the late-aernoon, head to one of the slopes’ open-air clubs to catch the last rays of the sun, the bowling alley for a laugh with your friends, the Mongolian Yurt for a magical evening, a classical music or jazz concert, or one of many new entertainment activities for even more fun.

Whatever your preferences, whatever your age, everything has been designed so you can round off your day in style. Val Thorens, “the place to be”!

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Celebrating Excellence in Ski To Tourism 4 TH A N N U A L

th 18 –20thth N November 2016 18th –20 ovember 2016 A-ROSA Kitzbühe Kitzbühel, Austria worldskiawards



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Christian Louboutin Beauty The story started with a stroke of red nail colour and the legend continues 22 years later. Over the years Christian realised that his understanding of femininity and elegance had gone beyond shoes. People were already embracing the spirit of the brand, so stepping into beauty was natural for Louboutin. A milestone in the history of Christian Louboutin is the way he created 'Pensée', a shoe designed in 1992 influenced by Warhol and the Pop Art movement. Having drawn the shoe perfectly to his satisfaction, he was disappointed when he saw the prototype. Something was missing, even though it was very close to the initial drawing.While staring at the prototype he saw his assistant painting her nails at her desk next to him. He sponteneously grabbed the nail polish and proceeded to paint the sole of the shoe. He liked it... HE LOVED IT.... ET VOILA! The signature red sole was born. Like the nail polishes before them, the lipsticks are designed as objects of desire as much as they are colour cosmetics - in vial-like golden packaging with ribbon ties. The 38 colours are available as Silky Satin, Velvet Mae and Sheer Voile finishes - including a classic crimson, of course.



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diving equipme WATERSPORTS

Mares Coral Wetsuit


A comfortable second skin for the tropic dives • Rubber knee pads • Metalite fabric inside • Easy donning and doffing • Thickness: 0.5mm

Mares X-Stream Fins • Riddled foot pocket no parachute effect • Next generation OPB • Blade construction for less turbulence concentrated in one unique product.


>> Mares X-Vision LiquidSkin The best diving mask made even beer • Field of vision increased by an astounding 20% • New anatomical skirt provides superior fit and seal • Vibrant new colors

EA-DOO GTX Limited iS 260 Cruising on an ultra-plush touring seat is just the beginning. Add a Custom Cover, Speed Tie™, depth finder, and even a glove box organizer to a powerful engine and superior control and you’ve got the luxuries that create an unforgeable day on the water. And with the GTX Limited iS 260’s Intelligent Suspension, this is the ultimate on-water experience.


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ment to dive for >> Mares F-Light BCD Jacket The ideal travel companion • Ultralight • Easy to pack and carry • Dedicated to the traveling diver Made out of 420 Cordura, light yet strong. Features 2 large zippered pockets, two rear Trim Weight pockets and 5 aluminum Drings. Utilizes a so pack of padded PVC, aimed at maximum weight and volume reduction without jeopardizing performance. So easy to carry, you will never leave home without it.

Mares Nemo Wide Dive Computer The “effortless” dive computer

Mares 52X Regulator Fusion 52X represents a radical departure from any existing regulator. The bypass, has undergone a true transformation: 77% increase in flow cross section and double curvature to provide a smoother flow while optimizing performance


• Wide display with superior readability • Ergonomic design and intuitive interface • Multigas capable


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THE FERRETTI YACHTS 960 – FLAGSHIP OF THE FERRETTI BRAND  The Ferrei Yachts 960 is the largest planing yacht of the Ferrei Yachts range. The flagship of the brand results from the collaboration between Studio Zuccon International Project, Ferrei Group Engineering, the team of engineers and architects of the Group, and AYTD (Advanced Yacht Technology & Design), the research center of the Group. With its 29.20 metres of length overall and 23.98 metres of hull length it can be managed as a pleasure boat, even without a professional captain. Ferrei Yachts 960 features an unparalleled livability. It is the first yacht of the brand with the owner cabin located on the main deck and four cabins on the lower deck, with similar size and fiings. The layout envisages three crew cabins with private access from the galley. The flybridge at the stern area are entirely devoted to leisure. The garage door is fied with cushions, while the


bathing platform can be li to make tender launch and hauling easier. Once the door has been opened, the central element goes down flooding the garage, so that the tender can slide into the water without using the davit. The flagship of the brand is available with three different MTU engines. The standard version is equipped with two 16V 2000 M84 2218 mhp. The optional versions are available with two 16V M93 2435 mhp, or two 16V M94 2638 mhp. The best performing Ferrei Yachts 960 can reach a 31.5 knots top speed, 27 knots of cruising speed. The ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro) system is installed as a standard, in order to guarantee the utmost comfort onboard, according to Ferrei’s tradition.


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THE PRINCESS 40M – DEFINING M CLASS STYLE FOR THE PRINCESS FLEET  The award-winning flagship of the Princess fleet, this 131 tri-deck superyacht makes a bold statement wherever she sails. Defining M Class style, the 40M’s smooth lines conceal an incredible 395 Gross Registered Tonnes (GRT), delivering unbeatable internal volume. The standard layout includes an opulent sky lounge, full-beam main deck master suite with a private owner’s office and a further four or five en suite guest cabins. At the stern lies the beach club, with a walk-in garage able to accommodate a 6.5m (21) tender, two jetskis and a dive room. Principal Dimensions: Length overall Beam Dra Displacement approx. Fuel capacity Water capacity

131 9in (40.16m) 26 4in (8.02m) 7 6in (2.29m) 234,700kg (517,400lbs)* 6,455 gal/7,752 US gal /29,345l 880 gal/1,057 US gal/4,000l

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Vamed Vitality World is a byword for premium spa holidays with a focus on leading healthcare treatments. Experience the sheer variety on offer at the group’s wellness hotels in Austria – the Vamed Vitality World spa and health resorts.

Balance for body and soul awaits all visitors to the VAMED Vitality World resorts. The striking architecture of the individual resorts has been designed to spirit spa-goers away into another world.



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Teams of doctors, therapists and personal assistants are at hand to help improve your health and increase your sense of personal wellbeing. Replenish depleted energy reserves and unwind at one of Austria’s eight leading spa resorts.

The eight highly distinctive VAMED Vitality World spa and health resorts are located in six different provinces of Austria: Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper Austria, Lower Austria (x 2), Vienna and two in Burgenland (x 2).

2015 World's Leading Medical Wellness & Spa Operator

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GOûT DE DIAMANTS: T BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGN Champagne is known to be an item of luxury, set to enjoy in upscale seings and special events. Goût de Diamants is a brand that exudes luxury and prestige, as the name translate to “taste of diamonds” in other words "high-end taste". It is fiing how the man behind the champagne is of Nigerian descent as Nigeria is the second largest champagne consumer in the world, spending an average of 30 million on champagne per year.

This is not the first time this prestigious brand has created a specialized bole for a particular client. This time the brand has gone above and beyond by creating the most expensive bole of champagne ever sold.



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TS: THE MOST EXPENSIVE AGNE IN THE WORLD They have taken the signature Superman badge logo, which is made of Swarovski crystal, and have upgraded it to an 18 carat white gold. Centered in the badge is a single, flawless white diamond that in itself is 19 carats. With a price tag of $1.2 million, the bole has set a record for the brand that also happens to sell boles of champagne worth $250 000 each.

Inside the bole can be found the brands signature ingredients of “Grand Cru Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier that offers a floral, refreshing and creamy texture and ends with a light and elegant finish,” says the champagne maker.

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RICHEBOURG GRAND CRU: THE MOST EXPENSIVE WINE IN THE WORLD ICHEBOURG GRAND CRU, A RARE VINTAGE FROM FRANCE’S FAMED WINE-GROWING BURGUNDY REGION HAS BEEN NAMED THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE WINE, COSTING AROUND $15,000 PER BOTTLE France famous Burgundy region has been recognized as UN world heritage site and now a rare vintage from the area emerges as the world’s most expensive wine. Richebourg Grand Cru sells at a cool $14,625 a bole, according to the WineSearcher website list of world’s top 50 vintages by price. Founded in London in 1999, WineSearcher releases periodic updates to its 50 most expensive wines list, which is based on prices from nearly 55,000 wine merchants and producers around the world. Richebourg is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) and Grand Cru vineyard for red wine in the Côte de Nuits subregion of Burgundy, with Pinot noir as the leading grape variety. It is located within the commune of Vosne-Romanée, and borders La Romanée and Romanée-Conti in the south, Romanée-Saint-Vivant in the east and Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru vineyards in the north and west.


Being named a UNESCO heritage site for the singularity of its vineyards, the Cote de Nuits produces some of the finest red vintages in the world made from pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. The Richebourg Grand Cru was a Cote de Nuits created by the ingenious winemaker, Henri Jayer. The visionary in his business, Mr. Jayer was against using chemicals in the winemaking process and believed in small-scale production, only turning out an estimated 3,500 boles per year.

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Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength is fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness. The casks have (deliberately) been used to mature both red and white wines which eventually will contribute the background complex fruitiness to Kavalan Solist Vinhos.

A rich fusion of vanilla and caramelized sugars with dark chocolate on top. Ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruits burst. Pepper is also present in the background waiting to be noticed. This bouquet is simply a sensational feast to your olfactory organ.

It is complex and multi dimensional background of pepper, spice, dates and other fruits, such as ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruits burst.

The taste ends with clean and complex flavours embodying all that is best in the finest malt whiskies and a long aertaste.

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Yamazaki single malt whisky has been highly acclaimed for its “noble” aroma at international spirits contests. It is a uniquely Japanese taste born from the innate crasmanship and climate of Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Yamazaki single malt whisky will warm your heart with its sweet aroma and fill your senses with its bouquet of estery fragrances, flower and fruit.

A wonderfully full bodied malt from Yamazaki. This was aged in first fill Oloroso sherry bus for around 12 to 15 years. A limited release of 16,000 boles.

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Roughly 95% of the world’s chocolate is made from mass- produced varieties of cacao beans, which are primarily grown in countries and continents far from cacao’s homeland. The remaining 5% is produced from rare and highly- coveted Fino y de Aroma cacao, most of which grows only in Ecuador—the native origin of cacao. Even within Ecuador itself, flavor characteristics of single-origin cacao vary according to province, river valley, even hillside.Much like pinot noir in the realm of grapes, Ecuadorian Nacional cacao is a finicky tree adapted to the specific soil and climate conditions of its home range, and its flavor profile is strongly governed by terroir. Toak wanted to transform the way chocolate is experienced, starting with its care on the land and culminating in the five senses of tasting and pairing. The first part of their mission was to find a cacao appellation blessed with a rare combination of heirloom genetics and optimal terroir. To do so, explorations led them deep into the famed Arriba.

Derived from a fusion of ancient dialects in Ecuador, the name To’ak means “earth” and “tree”, which together represent the true source of all chocolate. This name is likened to the French term terroir, which describes how the taste of an artisanal product (wine, cheese, chocolate) expresses the specific soil and climate conditions of the land on which it was grown. Sensory analysis of anything—be it wine or whiskey or chocolate or cheese—is ultimately a personal experience, albeit one that is best enjoyed in the company of others. To begin the tasting, the first step is to set the stage. It is helpful to cleanse the palate with a slice of fresh green apple or a piece of white bread or an unflavored salted cracker, along with a glass of water. Aer first exploring the aroma of the chocolate, place a bite-sized piece in your mouth but refrain from chewing it. Rather, use your back teeth to break it into a few smaller pieces. Let the chocolate melt on your tongue, slowly moving it around inside your mouth. As the temperature of the chocolate gradually rises in line with your body temperature, a series of different flavors will be released in turn.

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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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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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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.


Australasia's Leading Private Island Resort



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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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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.


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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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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The Royal Penthouse Suite of the Hotel President Wilson is famous for being the largest one in Europe (1’680 sqm in total) and the most luxurious Suite in the world. The Suite has even been awarded “World’s Leading Hotel Suite” at the prestigious World Travel Awards. Located on the eighth and top floor of the hotel, the Royal Penthouse Suite offers to the most demanding guests 12 luxury bedrooms including marble bathrooms, as well as a private terrace with a unforgeable panoramic view over the lake and the Mont-Blanc. With every conceivable amenity, such as one of the 3 biggest Bang & Olufsen TV screen in the world (BeoVision 4-103 flat-screen) with sound system, a Steinway grand piano, a billiards table, a collection of ancient books and pieces of art, as well as a private gym, the suite leaves nothing to be desired. This truly unique suite stands for pure luxury with maximum security, from bulletproof windows and safe to a private li to take guests directly to their majestic living quarters.


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The Entabeni Safari Conservancy “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” of the Waterberg region. Approximately a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 22 000ha malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems. The upper escarpment offers majestic craggy rock formations and wide-open grass plains. This is separated from the lower plateau by 600m high cliffs. The lower escarpment is approximately three degrees warmer and comprises sandveld vegetation and a series of wetlands. The wildlife experience is impressive with more than 55 mammal species (including the big five, consisting of lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and

rhino) 300 plants species and 380 bird species… .not to mention the wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians all co-existing in five spectacular diverse eco-systems including grasslands, bushveld, mountains and river beds. Encounter the supreme wildlife of Africa with qualified rangers in our open safari game viewing. Game drives are conducted in the early mornings and late aernoons.

2015 World's Leading Safari Resort

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THRILLS AND SPILLS AT THE ATLANTIS WATERPARK JOURNEY INTO THE VERY HEART OF EXCITEMENT AT AqUAVENTURE, THE LARGEST WATERPARK IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE.  Guests can spend the day enjoying a series of thrilling waterslides, a 2.3 kilometre tidal river, dramatic wave surges and beautiful waterfalls set amidst a tropical landscape. But not for the fainthearted is the centrepiece, the exhilarating Ziggurat, which at 27.5 metres high, plunges guests down the Leap of Faith, a near vertical freefall waterslide, through shark-filled waters. For quieter moments, guests can unwind on the sun speckled beach and indulge in light snacks and refreshments from Barracudas and Shark Bites restaurants as well as the kiosks across the park. Younger guests can have fun with Splashers, their own water playground in which to frolic. Climbing frames, rope bridges, water jets and cannons guarantee to make Aquaventure the perfect playground for the entire family.


Visitors have unlimited access to Aquaventure, whilst entry is included for in-house guests. The waterpark provides a truly remarkable backdrop for school trips, celebrations or simply a fun-filled family day out.

Guests can also visit Dolphin Bay, Dubai’s first mammal rescue and rehabilitation centre. Set within 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with lagoons, pristine beaches and dramatic waterfalls are the fascinating Indo-Pacific Bolenose Dolphins of Atlantis. The focus is on education and conservation whilst offering a range of intimate and unforgeable shallow and deep water interactions. Qualified Marine Mammal Specialists guide guests through their memorable encounter with these playful and highly intelligent creatures. This allows a closer appreciation of the animals and their behaviour in an experience to charm and engage all ages with memories to last a lifetime. There are three vast lagoons where you can meet and play with these charismatic and graceful creatures during either a shallow water or deep interaction. Whether you are a hotel guest or a visitor for the day our dolphins offer a once in a lifetime experience.

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2015 Middle East's Leading Water Park

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renovates online home design Houzz started with a house.. When founders Adi and Alon redesigned their home, they started the way these projects oen do: with a tall stack of magazines and referrals for home professionals from people they knew. But when those piles of torn out pages failed to make their dream a reality, they felt stuck. There had to be a beer way. So they built Houzz. A place to browse and save beautiful home photos. A place to find the right design and construction professionals. A place to connect with others who have been there too. Houzz started as a side project but has become a community of more than 35 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals—across the country and around the world.

Whether you are starting a complete kitchen redesign or just looking for the perfect bedside table, the Houzz community of homeowners and professionals is here to help. And when you are ready to start your project, Houzz is the best way to get inspired, discover products and to find and collaborate with the perfect architect, designer or contractor.



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SONUS FABER AIDA – THE ART OF A NEW ERA AND THE ULTIMATE IN LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY. The huge wealth of knowledge gained through the ambitious ‘The Sonus faber’ project in terms of research and development in innovative and extraordinary technical and functional solutions has brought us to a new and very exciting project. A speaker as grandiose as an opera by Giuseppe Verdi, able to revolutionise, and at the same time express, the essence of Sonus faber values. A speaker born from the heart of the Team, able to reveal how much Sonus Faber has evolved and yet maintaining its original spirit and combining ‘tradition’ with ‘technological innovation’.


3.5 way, Sound field Shaper Technology, “Zero Vibration Transmission” technology, paraaperiodic vented box “Stealth Reflex System”, staggered low frequency floorstanding loudspeaker system. $120,000 in a choice of four wood finishes.

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Vertu Red Gold Black DLC This eye-catching edition is partly coated in DLC (Diamond-like Carbon Coating). Used in the most critical parts of Formula 1 engines, it is 1/50th of the width of a human hair and ten times stronger than steel giving incredible resilience, deep black in colour with mirror-like reflections. With polished 18-carat gold styling and facetcut sapphire keys, featuring characters that remain hidden until lit. Includes a matching black leather case. Every part of Signature has been hand craed to the most exacting specifications, of a type usually only seen in luxury watches. The finest leather is hand selected for the perfect grip and hand finished for grain, structure and feel. Whether you’re making or receiving calls, Signature gives you crystal-clear voice clarity, so you don’t miss a thing. Signature comes with exclusive ring tones and alert tones, created for Vertu by renowned composers and performed by the world- famous London Symphony Orchestra. Concierge offers 24-hour worldwide assistance, recommendations and priority bookings. They facilitate your every request, from finding the perfect gi to accessing 'money-can't-buy' events, experiences and everything in between. Your Concierge will fulfil every request using their unique expertise and inside knowledge. Vertu Life offers a selection of carefully curated privileges, providing unparalleled access to invitation-only events and complimentary entry to the most exclusive private members’ clubs.



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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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E Bordelle


founded in 2007 by Alexandra Popa and Javier Suarez, Bordelle updates the vintage classics with a decidedly modern sensibility. Slinky, sexy, and uerly sensual, Bordelle isn’t for the faint of heart or faint of wallet.



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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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HANDB Hermès Birkin


The Hermès Birkin is the handbag of all handbags. Greatly desired, it was originally inspired by Jane Birkin. Like the Hermès Kelly, it takes approximately 18 hours to hand cra. The highest quality leather, hardware, and stitching is transformed into a beautiful Birkin bag by one highly trained crasman. Portero is one of the only online destinations where you can find Hermès Birkins. Between the wait lists, the iconic namesake and its ladylike allure, the Birkin maintains as the bag to have. See Hermes' finest on the arms of modern It girls.


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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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perfumes N°5 PARFUM GRAND EXTRAIT Limited Edition The now and forever fragrance, in its rarest, most collectible form. With a very limited quantity available, the grand flaçon of N°5 is a treasure for the parfum connoisseur and fragrance collector alike. Its fabled heritage and abstract, eternally sensual bouquet are further elevated by this grand presentation — the classic faceted bole, secured by means of baudruchage, a masterful sealing technique perfected by CHANEL. A hand-assembled, artisancraed case protects and encloses the legendary scent. LES GRANDS EXTRAITS may be dabbed onto skin using the jewel-cut cabochon stopper or artfully displayed among a woman’s most cherished keepsakes.


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s Creed The House of Creed releases Royal Mayfair, a vaulted scent that honors the Duke of Windsor, the famed British royal synonymous with taking risks in life, love and style who le a lasting impression on the history of men’s fashion. An homage to sartorial icons who push traditional fashion boundaries, Royal Mayfair captures the spirit of these trend seers through this cult fragrance. Nearly 80 years aer its original commission, Royal Mayfair debuts as one of the brand’s most coveted accords and significant men’s launches since Aventus in 2010, at a time when menswear is more prominent than ever. Known as London’s most posh neighborhood, Mayfair was once the preserve of art dealers, ladies who lunch and gentlemen with a penchant for bespoke suits, cigars and rifles – indeed, you can still shop these sundries.

Today, Mayfair continues to thrive as one of the globe’s most desirable fashion hubs, toting highend labels that aract the super-stylish and elite. Originally reintroduced as Windsor in 2009 with several very limited reissues in 2010 and 2011, the aptly named Royal Mayfair celebrates all men of style and the heralded neighborhood that not only served as the to-go for men’s fashion, but also the location on Mount Street of our one and only Creed boutique debuting this June. “Royal Mayfair is one of the most modern accords that truly transcends decades,” shares Olivier Creed, Sixth Generation Master Perfumer at The House of Creed. “We know our clients are passionate about this scent and feel strongly it is important for them to be able to experience it permanently.”

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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.


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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.

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.

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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The Graff Hallucination

Graff Diamonds has unveiled what is surely the most valuable watch ever created ‘Hallucination’ The $55 million dollar Hallucination watch, which is described as an exceptionally rare, multi-coloured diamond timepiece, is on display for the duration of Baselworld watch and jewellery fair, where Graff Diamonds makes its debut this week. Featuring a stunning kaleidoscope of over 110 carats of extraordinarily rare coloured diamonds, the Graff Hallucination takes jewellery watchmaking to an unprecedented new level. Based on a concept developed by Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds, the finished timepiece is the culmination of thousands of hours of work by Graff's highly skilled team of designers, gemologists and master crasmen. Speaking about the phenomenally valuable ladies' watch, which is sure to be the talk of Basel, Laurence Graff says: "The Graff Hallucination is a sculptural masterpiece; a celebration of the miracle of coloured diamonds. For many years I have thought about creating a truly remarkable watch that illustrates our all-consuming passion for diamonds. The Hallucination has made my diamond dream a reality."


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Usain Bolt by Hublot


Nicknamed “Lightning Bolt”, Usain Bolt is the fastest man of all time … Since the famous Big Bang, and since the birth of our planet, no man has ever run such a distance in so few seconds! A pure talent combining exceptional physical qualities with a relaxed and generous aitude. “I am delighted to be an ambassador for Hublot and join some great ambassadors such as Pelé, Koby Bryant or José Mourinho” says Bolt, in promoting this new timepiece which has been limited to only 250.

The HUB4100 Mechanical chronograph features automatic winding and central seconds hand. Ma black, with circular satin-finished flange and 2N gold coating Satinfinished and black nickelcoated indexes with black SuperLuminovaTM Transfer of Usain Bolt's silhouee in meteor grey at 9 o'clock and 2N gold powder Hublot logo. The strap is adjustable in black rubber and made from the same gold- coloured synthetic leather as Usain Bolt's shoes.

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TIMEPIECES OF STYLE Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos 561 by Marc Newson


Invented in 1928 by the Neuchâtel engineer JeanLéon Reuer, developed and manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Atmos perpetual clock flirts with one of humanity’s oldest dreams: perpetual motion. Drawing its energy from the slightest changes of temperature, it consumes 65 million times less energy than a 15-Wa light bulb.

The Artcurial sale will offer several very rare models from the 1930s. For its part, the JaegerLeCoultre Manufacture is offering a unique piece especially made for this sale, with the proceeds to be donated to a charitable association, the AMM (The Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy).

A change of one degree is enough to run the clock for 48 hours. Having served as the official gi of the Swiss government for over half a century, the Atmos has become an emblem of Swiss watchmaking excellence, and a cult object for its many fans.

The Atmos 561 by Marc Newson is housed in a special Baccarat crystal case the making of which required a number of special operations, in particular the technique of glass frosting, followed by the application of several acid baths to obtain a sand-blasted crystal effect.


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AMANYAR Designed by Jean Michel Gathy, whose architecture for Amanresorts has won him worldwide critical acclaim, the resort and Villas are craed from the finest materials. Fronted by the resort's volcanic rock swimming pool, the circular bar's dramatic, conical roof is Amanyara's signature feature. The masterpiece ceiling structure is evidence of Amanyara's architectural richness and aention to detail. Catering to resort guests and Villa owners alike, the resort restaurant, beach club and bar each provide a seing of natural beauty in which service excellence and guests' privacy are paramount. The villas replicate the Amanyara resort on a more intimate scale, with each villa having three, four or five freestanding master bedrooms, a spacious living and dining room with vaulted ceilings and sound systems, an outside dining sala and a fully fied kitchen.


The villas have floor to ceiling glass and are finished with wood and stone, giving a natural and understated effect. The villas come with a personal cook and housekeeper. Some villas have a bedroom, which can accommodate up to four children and a nanny. Each villa has its own black volcanic rock infinity pool with decking and is set in just over an acre and a half of lush landscape, with its own reflecting pool or overlooking a tranquil pond. Guests staying in the villas can use all of Amanyara’s facilities, including the tennis courts, screening room and in-room spa treatments. Amanyara's beach club provides snorkel equipment, Hobie cats and kayaks and the dive centre offers all levels of scuba diving. 2015

Caribbean's Leading Luxury Resort

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THAI LU Situated on the unspoilt west coast of Koh Samui, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is a place of luxurious seclusion and privacy, with spectacular views over the Gulf of Thailand and breathtaking sunsets. Developed from the original Baan Taling Ngam Resort – the very first luxury resort to open on Koh Samui 20 years ago – it has gained legendary status over the years and is now recognised as World’s Leading Wedding Resort by the prestigious World Travel Awards. Within this exclusive enclave, guests can select from 79 Thai-inspired guest rooms, suites and villas, each featuring incredible vistas across to the famous Five Islands and Angthong National Marine Park. InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is located within the exclusive enclave of Taling Ngam Bay on the unspoilt west coast of the tropical resort island of Koh Samui.

For the ultimate in secluded luxury, two-bedroom cliff-side villas offer elegant perspectives across the Gulf of Thailand and lush greeneries. Set across two floors, these stand-alone villas offer a distinctly residential feel, creating a perfect haven for family and friends to enjoy quality time together. An expansive living and dining space occupies the upper, entry level, equipped with a large mini bar, espresso machine and cocktailmaking facilities. Two en-suite bedrooms are situated on the lower level, each led by modern Thai designs and colonial-style features. A spacious sundeck outside offers close access to one of the resort’s five coloured swimming pools.



World's Leading Wedding Resort

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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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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.


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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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


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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L u x u RY P R O P E R

11.2-Acre East Hampton

$140m Luxury Estate “Briar Patch” World class East Hampton Estate is 11.2 acres +/on exclusive Georgica Pond with 1156' +/- water frontage for the best sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding on the East End. Breathtaking southwest views down the length of the pond with the Atlantic Ocean surf in the distance. Main residence, "Shepard Krech House" c.1931, was designed by architect Arthur C. Jackson. Completely renovated in 1990 by architect Peter Marino, this exquisite 10,300 +/square-foot Georgian Revival six-bedroom house has a three-story living room, sunken library, gourmet kitchen, and third-story gym. Second residence built in 1990, was also designed by Peter Marino. Similar in style and quality to the main house, this house includes a living room, kitchen, and four bedrooms. Enormous grounds offer open lawns, mature


sycamore, maple and linden trees, trails and a private pond habitat to local swans, egret, and heron. Outdoor sundeck with views of the water surrounds a 60' swimming pool and hot tub. Secluded tennis court, four-car garage and changing cabana. Already subdivided into 7.5-acre and 3.7-acre parcels for maximum yield and flexibility. Among the finest properties in the country, Briar Patch cannot be surpassed with regard to location, views and privacy. Owned by just three families in its 80-year history, the home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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E Rt I E S F O R SA L E The Heron

$18m London EC2 The stunning and luxurious duplex penthouse located in the heart of the square mile and designed with the highest ambitions of architecture and design. Encompassing double height floor to ceiling windows and superlative aention to detail, the North Penthouse has been created to maximise light and space rising above the Square Mile offering unrivalled panoramic views across London.

The North Penthouse comprises entrance hall, family room, bespoke Boffi kitchen, double height formal living area, dining room, guest cloakroom, master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, two further bedroom suites, cinema room, two private balconies and internal covered courtyard with a retractable roof. The North Penthouse also benefits from the exceptional amenities on offer at The Heron, including Concierge, 24/7 Security, Private Residents Club, a beautiful landscaped garden terrace, cinema and gym.

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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.


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 inroom dining request or creating the ambience for a special occasion. 2 5 01

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Hamilton A wildly inventive new musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's ďŹ rst sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jeerson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.



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THEATRE The Book of Mormon A hit Broadway musical from the creators of 'South Park' and 'Avenue Q.' The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic gogeî…&#x;er with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble.

Upon their arrival in Africa, Elders Price and Cunningham learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected.

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André Rieu The king of waltz André Rieu is back in the United Kingdom and Ireland with a brand new show called! Together with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many soloist André Rieu will give you what you’ve come to expect from his performances: the maestro conducting his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and playing his world-famous Stradivarius violin to create a colourful concert full of surprises. The repertoire ranges from romantic, emotional ballads to the most gorgeous and celebrated waltzes.


His music has the whole audience waltzing in the aisles, which is why they call André Rieu the “King of Waltz” and, aer over three decades on stage, André Rieu tickets are in higher demand than ever. The Dutch violinist formed the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1987, known for their upbeat performances of classical music, they have been credited with the revival of the Viennese waltz. André Rieu and his orchestra have had huge international success, with numerous sold out tours and 30 million album sales worldwide.

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The repertoire ranges from romantic, emotional ballads to the most gorgeous and celebrated waltzes. Experience the magic of AndrĂŠ Rieu at a festive and memorable evening and come see why AndrĂŠ Rieu is one of the most popular live acts in the world!

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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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Revered as a national treasure for generations, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is a true once in a lifetime destination. Here World luxury Weekly talks with general manager Ralph Radtke about the demands of staying ahead of the competition, the world-class facilities on offer at the property and how it felt to be recognised by voters at the prestigious World Travel Awards. WORLD LUXURY WEEKLY: Could you tell us a lile about the property? What is on offer there and who do you tend to welcome to the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul? Ralph Radtke: Çırağan Palace Kempinski is not only a hotel; just like the Eiffel Tower of Paris, it is a landmark and a national treasure. The only Ooman palace and hotel on the Bosphorus, it is ‘the place to be’ for prestigious social gatherings, weddings, business meetings and government conferences. Çırağan Palace Kempinski consists of 313 rooms including 11 VIP suites with butler service at the historical palace, award winning restaurants including the best genuine Ooman cuisine restaurant of the city, Tuğra, a year round open heated infinity pool along with signature treatments such as ‘Turkish Bath’ at Sanitas Spa, spacious gardens with a resort atmosphere and 20 function rooms including a terrace on the Bosphorus up to 2000 people. We are a perfect combination for business and leisure stays with our vast facilities, and our guests can reach our hotel by limousine, yacht or helicopter. Our guests are sophisticated


travellers including countless royalties and celebrities from John F. Kennedy Jr., Robert De Niro to Queen Beatrix of Holland and Madonna. We are the most unique and iconic luxury hotel in Istanbul and we will always be. WLW: Are there any special events on the horizon you are keen to share? What is on the agenda for the property this year? RR: We have, as every year important and big events from extravagant Indian weddings to world’s most important companies’ incentive meetings, but due to guest privacy we cannot name them as you might understand. On the other hand food and beverage wise we keep creating new concepts and services to raise the bar even further. We are the first and the only hotel in Istanbul, and for sure in Turkey, that serves a full glutenfree menu at the restaurants and in room dining. We understand today’s travellers’ need of nutrition and wellbeing. We have been using local, fresh, seasonal and organic products at our kitchens for a long time now, and it is time to focus on more specific needs. At our world famous brunch with more than 250 items on Sundays we feature a special corner, ‘Ark of Taste Products’, where the principal objective is to rediscover seasonal products and give value to the extraordinary food heritage of cultures, history and traditions from Turkey. At the moment we have 32 products varying from Smoked Circassian Cheese from the Marmara

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Interview with Ralph Radtke Çırağan Palace kempinski Istanbul 2015 World's Leading Heritage Hotel

region to Kastamonu Pastrami. Another special product we do in house is Baklava. We have our own Baklava chefs from Gaziantep, the land of Baklava. We produce everything in house and we keep creating new types of baklava flavours, chestnut, coffee and rose, only to mention some of them. WLW: Do you have any expansion or redevelopment plans to ensure the hotel remains at the forefront of Turkish hospitality? RR: Several changes will take place in our hotel within 2015. The days are changing, guest expectations are differing and various hotels are opening in Istanbul. We must adapt to the time and make some enhancements to keep our number one position. In fact, in the background there are works going on for the last one and a half years from the pipes to the fire extinguishing system which our guests do not feel. Being an iconic luxury landmark hotel, we strive to create innovative concepts to make our guests even happier. Our vision for the coming years is to be in the “Wish List” of every target traveller. We don’t copy any other competitors, actually we want to be copied which means we are the market leaders and this is what we are. WLW: Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul was recognised as the World’s Leading Hotel by the World Travel Awards in 2014. How did it feel to take this prestigious honour, and how will it help the marketing of the property moving forward?

RR: Our guests and industry leaders keep honouring us with countless prestigious accolades all year round. These recognitions are of utmost importance because they are objective and directly evaluated by our audience. We were extremely happy and honoured to have received the World Travel Awards in 2014, for the second time in a row. This award is for sure a confirmation of our dedication to quality and positions Çırağan Palace Kempinski as, being one of the world’s best hotels. WLW: In what ways could the Turkish government further assist tourism in one of the fastest growing markets in the world? RR: For a destination to grow, the most crucial factor is accessibility, having direct flights. In this sense, Turkish Airlines is doing a great job. Istanbul has become a hub and a meeting point. It is very easy to fly to Istanbul from many destinations around the globe. Turkey is a fantastic country with an ancient history of four great empires with all kind of tourism possibilities which a very few countries have; culture, in terms of seasons, religious routes, and nature. I believe a dedicated sales and marketing strategy, focusing on each segment, is crucial for success.



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FOR VILLAGE LUXURY RESORTS The continuous search for improvement portrays the successful philosophy of the Forte Village, a destination complex with eight hotels, suites and villas, set in 47 acres of gardens and parkland which border the beach. The award-winning resort puts its cards on the table for 2015, a total rebirth thanks to an ambitious and detailed renovation project. New style and design also for the new Deluxe and Family Bungalows part of the Hotel Le Palme and the new Hotel Bouganville. For summer 2015, three


new exclusive private villas, each totally immersed in a garden with a private swimming pool. The services? Let's start with the liî…&#x;le ones: the new authentic Children's City is the perfect spot for children to learn while having fun with several activities. At the Forte Village the younger guests have the pleasure of playing, training and honing their talent alongside leading coaches and star champions of the Forte Village sport academies which include tennis, rugby, netball, football, cycling, basketball, swimming and cricket.

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RTE The Forte Village will delight visiting gourmands too: new restaurants include the Fish Market and Pasta House plus a new Italian pâtisserie. The resort consolidates its close ties with the gourmet world of cuisine with Michelin starred chefs Emanuele Scarello and Alfons Schuhbeck offering guests tasty and healthy dishes using the benefits of spices and herbs. Staying on the theme of well-being, the SPA with its famous thalasso pools, will undergo a major transformation with portable covers so that it can remain open year round.




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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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BENTAYGA SUV THE BENTLEY BENTAYGA IS ALMOST HERE. AND IT’S TIME TO SEE THE SUV THROUGH NEW EYES. The Bentayga has been three years in the making. It is a vehicle designed from the outset to take luxury to new heights, changing forever the way the world sees the SUV and introducing a bold new chapter to Bentley’s dynamic design language. The most exclusive sports utility vehicle in the world, the Bentayga will astonish all who experience it - both with its striking appearance and its boundless capability. It brings unparalleled levels of luxury and performance to the sector. Redefining it, reshaping it and inviting a complete re-appraisal.

The Bentayga is quite simply the most technologically advanced Bentley ever produced. Its all-new, high-efficiency 12 cylinder engine offers the best power, torque and economy combination of any car in its class and will make the Bentayga the fastest production SUV on the planet. World-leading design, crasmanship, technology and performance: together, they will propel the Bentayga far beyond the limits of today’s SUVs. The Bentayga empowers those within it to transport themselves to new environments. Through latitude and longitude, of course – but also via mind and spirit. hp://


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RANGE ROVER RANGE ROVER ORIGINALLY DEFINED THE LUXURY SUV SEGMENT AND THE NEW SVAUTOBIOGRAPHY, DEVELOPED BY SPECIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS, TAKES RANGE ROVER TO ANOTHER LEVEL OF COMFORT, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND REFINEMENT. With the SVAutobiography we have taken the opportunity to optimise the Range Rover’s luxury execution and precision while delivering beautiful detailing that considerably enhances the customer’s experience of our flagship vehicle. Available in standard and long wheelbase derivatives, the 2016 Model Year SVAutobiography takes the flagship Range Rover to even greater heights of design sophistication and levels of luxury execution. New features and exquisite detailing further consolidate its position as the world’s most luxurious and capable vehicle.

For the first time on Range Rover, customers of the 2016 Model Year SVAutobiography are able to specify a unique Duo-tone body colour option. The combination of Santorini Black upper body and nine colour choices for the lower body create true distinction and individualism. With maximum torque available at 3,500rpm and a smooth and sophisticated ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the SVAutobiography provides a breath-taking blend of performance, ingear flexibility and refinement, no maer how challenging the terrain. LUXURY REDEFINED


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LUXURY F1 Yas Marina Circuit is an awe-inspiring experience for drivers and spectators alike, with a waterfront seing to rival the likes of Monaco and Singapore. The circuit is straddled by the Yas Viceroy Hotel and also features a 60-metre solar powered Shams Tower and a pit lane, which sees the cars exit via a tunnel passing under the track. Off-track, the entertainment throughout this event shows Abu Dhabi at its most glamorous. Among other things, live concerts featuring performances by major international artists, in the past have included Price, Jay Z, Muse, Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Linkin Park, and Paul McCartney to name a few, as well VIP parties for F1®’s top stars make this the uncontested social and sporting occasion of the year. Mr. Bernie Ecclestone, President of Formula One, has described the Yas Marina Circuit as “one of the most exciting tracks I have ever seen,” high praise for the venue of the first F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which was held on November 1, 2009. From the twisting Singaporestyle street sections to the Monaco-style marina, the Yas Marina Circuit serves up an array of driving challenges for the world’s best drivers.


Soak up the action of the Grand Prix from the viewer-friendly grandstands or go for the more luxurious option of the Marina Hotel or alternative VIP hospitality suites doed around the track. You could also opt, with a nautical frame of mind, to view the Grand Prix race from your yacht moored in the iconic Yas Marina.


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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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Celebrating Excellence in Golf Tourism

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THE STUNNIN TELUK DATAI,  LUXURY GOLF Els Club Teluk Datai, designed as a tribute to nature is an 18-hole Par 72, 6,750 yard championship golf course set in the beautiful island of Langkawi, just off the Northwest Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Marked as one of the most incredible courses within the Els Club collection, Els Club Teluk Datai is nestled within a centuriesold rainforest with towering lush tropical foliage, meandering its way towards the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Overlooking the marbled limestone peaks of the Mat Chinchang Mountain range, it is a sight to behold. Ernie Els’ Malaysian masterpiece, The Els Club Teluk Datai, has been named the ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted in Portugal. Just two weeks aer its official grand opening, the four-time Major winner’s stunning Langkawi layout, which sits amidst a tropical rainforest stretching to the shores of the Andaman Sea, scooped the much-coveted accolade, voted upon by golf travel executives and members of the media. In further recognition of Els’ remarkable design, which has already earned the admiration of the world’s golfing media, The Els Club Teluk Datai also collected the ‘Best New Golf Course in Asia’ award, rounding off an incredible evening at Quinta do Lago, Algarve. Upon learning of the early success for his first South East Asian creation at the gliering


ceremony, delighted Els said: “The news just keeps on geing beer for the island of Langkawi and golf in Malaysia.” “The Els Club Teluk Datai is such a distinct and scenic property that it is impossible not to be blown away by the stunning landscape within which it is set.” “We knew that we had something special when we first set foot on the site and to see what we have been able to achieve fills me with a great sense of pride. The Els Club Teluk Datai has captured my aention, as I’m sure it will with golf lovers worldwide, and I certainly plan to spend time relaxing out there.” He added: “Thank you to everyone who voted and a special thanks to the Troon management team on the ground who made delivering such a worldclass product possible.” The Els Club Teluk Datai is playing an integral role in increasing the number of inbound golf travellers to Malaysia, as is the vision of Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd (DRH), the company charged to grow the nation’s golf tourism offering.

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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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