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One of the most exclusive homes on Cote d'Azur is the summer home of the late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. Villa La Vigie was his summer address for the last decade and some say his favorite. The opulent villa occupies a prime location on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean. The property was built in 1902 and renovated by the designer himself, and now is available for rent. At the 6,400-square-foot residence you won’t experience a stylish vacation, it will be a haute couture one.
Continuing the Aman story in Italy, this time in the Unesco-protected Dolomites, Aman begins a unique partnership with Rosa Alpina, a family-run mountain retreat. Located in the heart of San Cassiano, walking distance to the main ski lift which provides direct access to the famous Sella Ronda circuit, Rosa Alpina is a rare gem nestled at the foot of the towering Dolomites. This stunning, family run hotel is a celebration of pure Italian sophistication and elegance, the ideals which Aman Resorts are known for worldwide.
Seamlessly blending different references to the unique Roman heritage with the contemporary and timeless Bvlgari style, the new Bvlgari Hotel Roma will celebrate the extraordinary magnificence of its hometown, and will welcome its guests in an outstanding and unique environment.
The hotel, which will count over 100 rooms, most of them suites, will feture as well the prestigious “Il Ristorante” curated by Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito and “The Bvlgari Bar,” both located on the top floor to guarantee an unparalleled view of the Eternal City. The luxury hotel will also include a range of additional facilities, including a high-end spa with an indoor swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art gym, offering Bvlgari’s exclusive Workshop training method.
As unique feature, the Bvlgari Hotel Roma will also present a Reading Room containing a collection of precious volumes dedicated to the history of jewellery. Such a library will be open to the guests and to the public by appointment only.
The new Roman hotel, set to open in 2020, will be strategically located in the central Piazza Augusto Imperatore, in the rationalist building, which faces two of the most iconic Roman landmarks, the Ara Pacis and the Mausoleum of Augustus, the first Roman Imperator.
Aston Martin Lagonda and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) iconic luxury hotel brand, announce a new, four-year, global partnership, bringing two enduring icons of global luxury together to launch a new era of performance and hospitality. The two brands promise a season of unforgettable opportunities, bringing together impressive destinations, exceptional service and the world’s most dynamic and beautiful luxury sports cars. www.astonmartin.com
The Explorer’s Passage is offering a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Antarctica with Sir Robert Swan. The British explorer was the first person to walk to both poles, and the February 27 sailing departs one month after Swan and his son are scheduled to return from the South Pole Energy Challenge, a 600-mile walk to the South Pole powered solely by renewable energy.
The 14-day Climate Force itinerary, created in partnership with 2041, Swan’s foundation dedicated to the preservation of Antarctica, includes 12 days at sea and a visit to the renowned Vernadsky Research Base. On board, guests will participate in workshops that blend leadership development, climate change training, and sustainability education. Experts on glaciology, geography, and wildlife will conduct lectures, and Swan and his son will share stories from their recent expedition.
Four Seasons Hotel Megève opens its doors December 15, in time for the 2017-2018 ski season. The brand’s first mountain destination in Europe is conceived as a modern interpretation of the traditional alpine mountain resort. Located directly on the Mont d’Arbois ski slopes, the Four Seasons is the only Megève hotel with its own in-house ski concierge and ski valet service.
With just 55 spacious accommodations, including 14 suites, most with a fireplace and balcony, the hotel offers a highly personalized ski escape. After a day on the slopes, guests can unwind in one of the largest spas in the French Alps and dine at two-Michelin star restaurant Le 1920.
Guests of One&Only Cape Town now have a unique opportunity to experience the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) with a privately curated tour with Joao Ferreria, one of South Africa’s leading gallerists for contemporary artists and art collectors.
The Artfully Luxurious package includes two tickets to Zeitz MOCAA and privately curated half-day tour, a cocktail master class and a half-day excursion to the Lalela project to see the transformative power of art education in South Africa. Guests will also be treated to a five-course, wine-paired dinner at Nobu Cape Town. Rooms will be outfitted with an easel and acrylics so if guests feel inspired during their stay, they can take brush to canvas.