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The luxury travel company focused on conservation, &Beyond, has revealed its expansion of the South America portfolio by introducing an expedition yacht in the Galapagos Islands. Named the &Beyond Galapagos Explorer, the 38m (124 ft) yacht will offer two 7-night routes, covering the eastern and western regions of the renowned Galapagos Islands. With only six suites and cabins available, the yacht will accommodate a maximum of 12 guests, with two expert guides accompanying each departure.
Cheval Blanc expands globally with the upcoming launch of Cheval Blanc Seychelles in autumn 2024, situated along the scenic Anse Intendance beach on Mahé Island. Designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy, this modern retreat pays homage to creole traditions and the natural environment. The property will house 52 villas, ranging from 220 to 1,950 square meters, each featuring a private pool and stunning views of the beach, hills, or tropical jungle.
Cheval Blanc Seychelles embraces an artistic ambiance, showcasing exclusive pieces crafted for the location. Notable artworks include Prune Nourry's Centauresse sculpture at the entrance and Joël Andrianomearisoa's works in each villa. The culinary experience is a five-part composition featuring Mizumi, Vivamento, Sula, Le 1947, and Le White, each offering a unique dining atmosphere.
The Seychelles Maison provides a Spa Cheval Blanc with Guerlain well-being rituals, along with recreational amenities such as a pool, fitness room, surf simulator, and tennis and padel courts. Guests of all ages can enjoy tailored experiences, including the Carrousel for younger visitors and personalized local activities curated by the Cheval Blanc team.
140 years after the inaugural journey of its opulent trains, the Orient Express legend lives on through the introduction of the Orient Express Silenseas, the world's largest sailing ship. this extraordinary sailing yacht represents the future, boasting magnificent interiors and setting sail in 2026. Drawing inspiration from the Golden Age of the French Riviera, the Orient Express Silenseas pays homage to a glorious era when luminaries such as writers, artists, painters, princesses, and movie stars sought solace amidst the enchanting destinations of Monte-Carlo, the beaches of Saint-Tropez, Cap d'Antibes, Cannes, and the renowned Croisette. It was during this period that they discovered a refined atmosphere infused with a delightful sense of carefree elegance and joie de vivre, beckoning them to embark on extraordinary escapades.
This oceanic gem spans an impressive length of 220 meters and possesses a tonnage of 22,300 UMS. The Orient Express Silenseas will comprise 54 Suites, each averaging 70 square meters in size. Notably, it will feature a monumental Presidential Suite spanning an astounding 1,415 square meters, complete with a private terrace measuring 530 square meters. Additionally, the ship will boast two swimming pools, including a lap pool, two restaurants, and a clandestine speakeasy bar. Every aspect of this unique cruise ship will celebrate the Art of Travel in the spirit of the Orient Express, embodying the epitome of luxury, absolute comfort, and the fulfillment of dreams.
The first glimpses of The Karl Lagerfeld Macau, the late fashion icon's exclusive hotel endeavor, have emerged. Scheduled to welcome its inaugural guests on China's southern coast this June, the hotel is nestled within the lavish Grand Lisboa Palace Resort in Macau.
With 271 exquisite rooms, the hotel embodies the epitome of luxury that one would expect. Lagerfeld, the former creative director of Chanel, dedicated several years before his passing collaborating closely with SJM Resorts on the hotel's design, and the result is truly remarkable. Every aspect reflects Lagerfeld's unmistakable style, from the grand-scale installations and decor to the indulgent bathrobes and bed linens. No detail has been spared in showcasing Lagerfeld's distinctive flair.
The sprawling building in the first arrondissement will also be home to LV's largest store worldwide. With spectacular views stretching from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre-Dame cathedral, the storied Vuitton building is located by the Church of Saint Germain l’Auxerrois in the first arrondissement. The date of the opening is to be announced.
For over three decades Aman has been honing its offering to create tranquil sanctuaries far removed from daily life. With several otherworldly destinations in the pipeline, Aman will now continue to diversify its offering not only on land but also at sea with the creation of a 50-suite luxury motor yacht. Defining a whole new category in on the water exploration, Project Sama has been designed by SINOT Yacht Architecture & Design and will bring the revered spirit of Aman to the world’s oceans in 2025.
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for Bulgari Resort Ranfushi, to open in 2025. The Resort will be the 13th gem in the collection.Bulgari Resort Ranfushi will be set on Raa Atoll in the Maldives archipelago and comprise 20 hectares of pristine natural beauty. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and lush gardens, it comprises 54 keys including an exclusive Bulgari Villa on its own island, 33 beach villas with individual swimming pools and 20 overwater villas.