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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.
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.
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
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
In 2018, Four Seasons (working alongside real-estate-development firm Irongate) will open its first property in Los Cabos, Mexico. Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas will be stationed in the exclusive Costa Palmas resort community, a beachfront property set on a 2-mile stretch of powdery-white coastline. The 145-room Four Seasons retreat will feature a swath of five-star amenities, including multiple pools, a full-service spa, a members-only beach, and a Robert Trent Jones II–designed, 18-hole golf course. The property is also slated to include an international marina that can accommodate yachts up to 250 feet long, a yacht club, and a marina village with boutiques and cafés.
Source: Robb Report
Modern yachts are known for their speed and luxuriousness, but not all of them were designed and built with nothing but leisure in mind. The exceptional vessels created by Hawk Yachts are able to sail across the world’s most inhospitable waters, including those of the North Pole, while still being able to provide an incredibly comfortable experience for all on board.
With France’s famed wine-growing region as a backdrop, the recently opened InterContinental Bordeaux—Le Grand Hotel pays homage to its posh predecessor, the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, while establishing a new benchmark for hospitality in its namesake city. And it is only fitting that, in a country that is a mecca for gourmands, the hotel would pair with Michelin-starred culinary magician Gordon Ramsay to present Le Pressoir d’Argent restaurant and its menu inspired by the acclaimed cuisine of Aquitaine. And to complement any meal, the hotel’s Wine Concierge Service provides selections from vintners and vintages usually unavailable to the public.