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May 24, 2016


Shangri-La Hotel Paris launches the ephemeral evenings called “Suit(e)-up Lounge”

Situated on the 7th and last floor of the hotel, the Shangri-La Suite with its exceptional 100 square metres terrace and the incredible view over Paris is the most coveted in the capital. The Suit(e)-up Lounge will allow the happy few to sip champagne accompanied by savory petits fours in a chic and cosy ambiance. Created by the Chief Barman, “701” is destined to become a beacon champagne cocktail at these evenings: a restyled “spritz” with galangal infused Aperol, organic agave, and champagne.

Source: Shangri-La Hotel Paris


May 20, 2016


Harmony of the Seas - The Biggest Cruise Ship Ever Made

What’s longer than the Eiffel Tower, is many times heavier yet stays afloat in water? It is nothing less than the largest cruise liner, belonging to Royal Caribbean Cruises. The 120,000-ton Harmony of the Seas, capable of accommodating more than 8,000 passengers and crew in the most luxurious conditions, was revealed Thursday at a French boatyard. At 66 meters (217 feet), it is the widest cruise ship ever built, while its 362-meter length makes it 50 meters longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. Among the onboard attractions are “The Ultimate Abyss”, a 10-storey slide from the top deck to the boardwalk. A giant climbing wall, a rope slide, mini-golf, surf simulator, floating jacuzzis, casino and 1,400-seat theatre playing Broadway musicals are among the other attractions. Two robot barmen will serve passengers in the “Bionic Bar”. The ship even has its own high street, and a “Central Park” deck featuring 12,000 plant species.

Source: Luxuo

May 10, 2016


First Michelin Star for Armani Milan Restaurant

Located on the seventh floor of the Armani Hotel in Milan, Armani/Ristorante has been awarded its first Michelin star! Fusing Italian cuisine with culinary influences from around the world, this innovative, elegant space in the heart of the fashion district comprises an exclusive wine bar, a private dining room and the Armani/Bamboo Bar.

Source: Quintessentially

May 05, 2016


Six Senses to Open New Resort on Private Island of Félicité

The untouched beauty of Félicité Island is where white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters give you the kind of welcome everyone dreams of. One of 115 islands in the Seychelles, the private island of Félicité combines the very personal discovery of natural beauty with every kind of creature comfort. The resort is found on the north side of the island.

Source: SixSenses

May 03, 2016


Zaha Hadid Salerno Marine Terminal Opens

There’s just no stopping Zaha Hadid. The world might have bid a tearful farewell to one of architecture’s most prized rebels last March but her work continues to awe and inspire. Slightly more than 2,000 kilometers away from Zaha Hadid Architects in London, in the quiet Italian city of Salerno, an oyster-like structure quietly looms over the Amalfi Coast. The building resembles an oyster, featuring a hard shell above a soft, fluid interior, complete with wavy lines that were Hadid’s trademark.


April 28, 2016


Alain Ducasse will helm a luxury hotel at Versailles

Michelin-starred chef Alan Ducasse is ready to set up a luxury hotel in Versailles. His company Lov Hotel Collection has been commissioned to revamp a set of three buildings: the Grand Contrôle, the Petit Contrôle and the Pavillon des premières cent marches that are located beside the palace’s Orangerie.

Source: Luxury Launches

April 26, 2016


Heesen Yachts Launches Its Largest Boat to Date

The Netherlands–based Heesen Yachts launched the highly anticipated Galactica Super Nova (developed under the code name Project Kometa) superyacht in March. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Galactica Star, the 229-foot masterpiece is a sporty, speedy yacht that makes a statement on the water. Distinguished as the largest ship built by Heesen Yachts, it is also one of the fastest of its size. Utilizing the fast-displacement-hull technology pioneered by other Heesen Yachts, the boat can reach a top speed of 30 knots.

Source: Robb Report


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