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September 26, 2016


The most exclusive address in Mauritius

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa has unveiled its three redesigned Beach Villas – Hibiscus, Flamboyant and Bougainvillier – following the hotel’s much anticipated reopening last year. These legendary properties have previously played host to celebrities and royalty, and are considered the most exclusive beach addresses in Mauritius.

Incomparable privacy and personalised service are key to the distinction of the Beach Villas, blending refined luxury and outstanding access to the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean with the heartfelt hospitality of a private residence.


September 21, 2016


Inside London's First Design Biennale

For London’s first Design Biennale, Somerset House welcomed 37 pavilions from 37 nations, all of which were asked to create work under the theme of ‘Utopia by Design’.

Visitors interact with brand new work by world-leading architects, designers, scientists, writers and artists in a broad,vibrant exhibition that includes large-scale kinetic sculpture,immersive digital installations, culinary pop-ups, performances and VR renderings of the future. The biennale where the world meets will end on September 27th.

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Photo credit: Ed Reeve

September 16, 2016


Nobu Hotel Opens in Miami Beach

Finally opened, the Nobu Hotel features world-renowned Japanese restaurant Nobu Miami, Helene Henderson's Malibu Farm, along with rooms and suites set within the Eden Roc Miami Beach's landmark Morris Lapidus tower. The new Nobu hotel complements rather than replaces the existing Nobu Miami Beach restaurant that has been drawing in food obsessives for nearly two decades. The hotel presents 206 guest rooms including 36 junior suites and three penthouse suites, plus four pools, a spa and 24-hour in-room dining.


September 14, 2016


For the gentlemen – Four Seasons Vail offers intoxicating Bourbon spa therapies

After a stressful day at work or a rough game of ball, a perfect glass of whiskey with trickles of ice water is bound to relax you. Imagine combining that with a soothing spa therapy. Sounds like heaven already? Giving you this heavenly spa experience is Four Seasons, who have introduced a whole new range of intoxicatingly calming spa treatments.

Four seasons spa will offer three new treatments namely ‘From Boots to Booze Men’s Pedicure’, ‘Bourbon Cowboy’ and ‘Men’s Cut and a Cold One’, each of which will incorporate a sensuous FarmHouse Fresh Bourbon Bubbler scrub which is an intoxicating blend of brown sugar and real Kentucky whiskey.

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September 01, 2016


Delta Announces World’s First All-Suite Business Class: Delta One

A total of 32 Delta One suites will debut on the airline’s first Airbus A350, which is due to begin service late next year. In addition to fully lie-flat seats with direct aisle access each suite will offer a full height door, ambient lighting, stowage, memory foam cushions, 18-inch monitors and universal power outlets.

Business Class passengers will also be offered chef-curated meals, wine pairings by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding, noise-cancelling headsets, TUMI amenity kits featuring Kiehl’s Since 1851 premium skincare, and in-flight loungewear on select flights.


August 30, 2016


First Floating Hotel In France - Off Paris Seine Hotel

The brainchild of Gérard Ronzatti of Seine Design, Off Paris Seine Hotel is constructed from two catamaran-style vessels that were creatated in Rennes and sailed down Seine near Gare d’Austerlitz and Pont Charles de Gaulle.France’s first floating hotel is a unique way to experience the city. 

Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman are the award-winning design duo behind the Off Paris Seine. The two-storied hotel features restaurant, bar, decks, terraces and wrap-around balcony. Those all can be found upstairs while downstairs is a home for communal area that faces the dipping pool in the middle and is completed with wooden benches and gold beanbags.

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August 25, 2016


Fly me to the moon and back

US startup company Moon Express said last week it had received approval from the government to send an unmanned lander to the moon in 2017, in a first for private industry. The trip is estimated to cost $25 million and promises to be the most expensive private travel venture of all time – well at least until SpaceX confirms its Mars mission.

Until now, only the governments of the United States, the Soviet Union and China have sent spacecraft to the surface of the moon. Commercial spacecraft have flown within the bounds of Earth’s orbit. According to Quartz, Moon Express is the first company to seek and receive approval to do business beyond near-Earth orbit. Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are the pioneers here and at least two of those have plans for the solar system at large, including the aforementioned Mars mission, scheduled for 2018. For now though, Moon Express has eclipsed everyone.

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