Le Royal Monceau–Raffles Paris & Art Photo Expo Present ‘In Fashion’
A thrilling exhibition from 26 January to 31 March 2018
Kylie Minogue wears Chopard to the Ralph and Russo Couture show
Paris on January 22nd, 2018
Wild Coast Tented Lodge open in Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park
The family behind Resplendent Ceylon opens their third property, a pioneering wildlife lodge on Sri Lanka’s southeast coast
Situated along a pristine beach on the fringes of the renowned Yala National Park, the lodge combines the comforts of a luxury hotel with the back-to-nature excitement of a wilderness safari camp.
The 28 tented “cocoon suites” boast soaring vaulted ceilings, offering panoramic jungle views from the double-height glass facades. The interiors fuse colonial expedition chic with contemporary design innovations, from freestanding handmade copper bathtubs to sumptuous four-poster beds. Teak floors and canvas walls complement dark leather touches and repurposed metallic hardware for an eclectic and design-led aesthetic.
Dubai’s longest New Year’s Eve Celebration at Nikki Beach
Featuring a special performance from The Queen of House, Barbara Tucker live with DJ Q
As 2017 starts to wind down, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai has announced its most anticipated New Year’s Eve offerings, bringing another round of magical vibes to all guests at this special time of the year.
Guests can start the New Year’s Eve spectacular at the Beach Club with the ultimate day-to-night experience. The festivities will commence early at 1pm with a stylish beach disco party, sun-kissed vibes and signature entertainment with the Queen of House, Barbara Tucker live alongside DJ Q. Guests can then follow the call of the disco ball at Nikki Privé, a contemporary style venue located on the first level of Nikki Beach Dubai.
The resort is offering the ultimate New Year’s Eve Experience including one exclusive overnight celebration package at the Ultimate Villa available for 10 persons, inclusive of all day access to an Ultimate Cabana at Nikki Beach Dubai and all night access to the Nikki Privé until 3am. Guests choosing to avail this package will start the New Year with breakfast at Café Nikki, a round trip transfer in a Rolls Royce, welcome champagne & Chef’s signature amenities upon arrival as well as an exclusive personal welcome from singer Barbara Tucker at the New Year’s Eve party.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas’ Technical Ambassador ‘Pepper’, The Humanoid Robot
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is excited to announce the appointment of Pepper®, the humanoid robot, as hotel Technical Ambassador. The newest team member will primarily be based in the Sky Lobby located on the 23rd floor, greeting guests, and complementing hotel services through engaging and playful entertainment.
Dev Patel is Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Latest Celebrity Fan to Join the Brand’s Global Campaign
Dev Patel, the award-winning British actor, is the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s USD multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”.
The campaign elegantly connects Mandarin Oriental’s well-recognized symbol – the fan – with international celebrities who regularly stay at the Group’s hotels. In appreciation of their support, the Group donates to each celebrity’s individual choice of charity. Dev Patel has chosen Pure Earth to benefit.
Patrice Marchand returns to La Serre for an exclusive gourmet cheese tasting experience
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi Announces Promotions in Partnership with Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is running a couple of promotions in partnership with Amber Lounge – Abu Dhabi, which allow guests to either book a room package with Amber Lounge VIP access or have a chance to win Amber Lounge couple pass through social media contest or when they dine at 55&5th The Grill.
- Room Packages
- Accommodation in a premium Sea View Room
- Breakfast at Olea
- Amber Lounge Pass on Saturday
- Limo transfers
- Dine & WIN @55&5th The Grill
Global Superstar Jennifer Lopez wows at Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner
Global music icon Jennifer Lopez put on an intimate performance for 3500 VIPs at the Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner 2017, hosted by Dubai Airports, Emirates, and Dubai Duty Free.
Famed for her spectacular international shows, Latino flare and endless hit singles over almost two decades, JLo wowed the guests attending the exclusive event. Opening the show with her classic hit ‘Get Right’, and performed her new single ‘Amor Amor Amor’ live for the very first time.
JLo tops an already spectacular list of star-studded performances to have made history at the Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner as the likes of Sir Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry have all entertained guests in previous years at the bi-annual event.
Countdown to Christmas! Win a luxury holiday at Coco Bodu Hithi Maldives
It’s the season of giving and Coco Collection has the perfect gift for you.
Take part in the game live on www.cococollection.com and stand a chance to win a luxury Maldives holiday for two at Coco Bodu Hithi.
This lavish private celebration will have a cost of AED 100,000 for up to 20 people and booking must be made by 1 December.
In the joyous spirit of Christmas and to celebrate the season of giving, Coco Collection is offering the opportunity to play an online game for the chance to win a holiday in the Maldives. Designed to follow the journey of a guest who is out snorkelling at a reef and is keen to leave the ocean debris free, the game encourages you to help the guest pick up marine debris floating around the reef, and dispose of them so that they do not harm the marine life. Once the reef is clean, a friend will show up to guide you to enter the raffle and win a stay at the luxurious boutique resort, Coco Bodu Hithi.
The Ultimate NYE on Level 42 at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai announces an unforgettable festive dinner and celebration of the New Year against the backdrop of the magnificent Burj Khalifa fireworks.
This lavish private celebration will have a cost of AED 100,000 for up to 20 people and booking must be made by 1 December.
Feast on a bespoke dinner including fresh oysters, foie gras, premium Wagyu strip loin and lobster tails with free-flow premium beverages throughout the evening.
Celebrate the start of 2018 from the terrace on level 42 for memories that are guaranteed to last a lifetime. When the clock strikes midnight, marvel at the stunning, unobstructed aerial views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks and downtown Dubai.
Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates its inauguration with festivities for the public
The four-day line-up will include spectacular headline acts from around the globe:
-M-, Fatoumata Diawara, Ibrahim Maalouf, and Totó La Momposina
From Saturday 11 through Tuesday 14 November 2017, Louvre Abu Dhabi will welcome the world with four days of celebrations to mark the historic opening. The museum’s galleries will open to the public alongside an exciting programme of multicultural music, arts and dance performances, workshops and an extraordinary light show.
Four Seasons to Manage Exclusive Luxury Resort on Desroches Island
Secluded island resort to re-open as new Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island in late 2017
Desroches Island Developments Limited and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announced that Four Seasons will manage the only resort offering on the remote tropical island of Desroches in the Seychelles. After undergoing extensive renovations, the existing property will re-open in 2017 as Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island.
On the outer edge of the Indian Ocean’s archipelago, Desroches Island is located among the Amirantes Islands, a 35 minute flight (240 km) southwest of Mahé, the capital and largest island in the Seychelles. Boasting 14 kilometres of pristine white-sand beaches, lush coconut groves, crystal clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, the island is a remote and tranquil oasis just five degrees south of the equator.
Supermodel Ana Beatriz Barros selects Chopard for her wedding to Billionaire Karim El Chiaty in Mykonos
Ana selected her first pair of earrings from the “High Jewelry Collection” featuring 21.32-carats of diamonds set in 18kt white gold and another pair of earrings from the “High Jewelry Collection” featuring 20.24-carats of yellow diamonds and 2.37-carats of diamonds set in 18kt yellow gold and 18kt white gold.
French Chef Joël Robuchon to Oversee World-Class Culinary Experience at One Hundred East Fifty Third Street, N.Y.
One Hundred East Fifty Third Street will bring a Unique Fusion of Design, Culture and Dining to 53rd Street and Midtown East
RFR Holding announced it has appointed world renowned Chef Joël Robuchon to helm the gourmet marketplace and world class fine dining restaurant at One Hundred East Fifty Third Street. RFR’s new luxury residential tower is being developed by Aby Rosen, co-founder of RFR, in partnership with Vanke and designed by British architecture firm Foster + Partners. Joseph Dirand, the award winning architect and interior designer who has built a career on incorporating a quintessentially French style of design into otherwise modern interiors, will be designing the ground-floor food market and second level restaurant. With the opening of this elevated new marketplace and dining concept at One Hundred East Fifty Third Street, Midtown’s Cultural District will become even more vibrant as a destination for residents, New Yorkers, and visitors.
Hotel Café Royal, Regent Street, London and the launch of its summer Diwania Lounge inspired by the food and culture of the Middle East.
This summer, Hotel Café Royal will launch an exclusive pop-up in collaboration with London’s most famed department store, Harrods. From the end of Ramadan, The Pompadour Ballroom, a beautifully restored room in the gilded style of Louis XVI, will be transformed into an extension of the Mezzah Lounge at Harrods. Inspired by the food and culture of the Middle East, this sensational space will be open as the Diwania Lounge for the summer in London.
A Fairy-Tale Underwater Wedding in Monaco
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has created a series of luxury bespoke experiences, ‘Just for You’.As part of this exclusive series of packages, the property offers its customers a unique opportunity to say “I do” with a magical underwater background, off the Principality.Quadruple world record holder for free diving, Pierre Frolla, will be on hand to oversee the proposal or wedding ceremony (non-official celebrated by a –fake- priest) as it takes place on the sea bed
complete with amphoras, an altar, and a bottle of champagne! Adding to the enchanting experience, wedding rings are placed inside a seashell.
Once out of the water, all participants are invited to enjoy a cocktail party on the beach followed by a lunch.
Guests can then continue the experience at the hotel with a dedicated “VIP Welcome” including a bouquet of roses, a bottle of champagne and petits fours by renowned chef Joël Robuchon.
3rd Brown’s London Art Weekend
Brown’s London Art Weekend is once again led by Brown’s Hotel, situated on Albemarle Street, surrounded by the many galleries taking part in the event. The understated elegance of Brown’s Hotel and its location make it a popular choice for art collectors, gallery owners and artists.
The third annual Brown’s London Art Weekend will take place in Mayfair and St. James’s from 1st – 3rd July 2016. For 150 years Mayfair’s galleries and auction houses have welcomed the world’s greatest art collectors, and this event is the ultimate celebration of this London heartland, rich with art galleries. Experience the unrivalled quality and diversity of this key art market destination as over 60 galleries and auction houses open their doors to the public for this exciting event. With FREE talks, walks, and over 60 exhibitions to see, Brown’s London Art Weekend offers a unique opportunity for art lovers to explore the capital’s greatest private galleries.
La Perle by Dragone, Dubai’s first permanent show
The dawn of a new era of entertainment will arrive in Dubai with La Perle by Dragone, the region’s first permanent show housed in a tailor-made state of the art aqua-theatre. Previewing in December 2016, Group & MICE bookings from groups of 20 up to 1,275 people are now available from January 2017 onwards.La Perle, will help fill the gap of quality live evening entertainment in the region and will enhance itineraries for the MICE industry from business to leisure groups by providing an unmissable live entertainment experience in the heart of Dubai. As a permanent fixture in Dubai, with 450 performances of the show per year – 2 nightly, 5 days a week, all year long for many years to come, the MICE and travel industry can safely book itineraries well in advance with the knowledge that their clients will experience a world-class theatrical show the likes of which have never been seen before.
Produced by cultural creative company Dragone, directed by the legendary artistic director Franco Dragone and brought to Dubai by the Al Habtoor Group, the production will be created in Dubai and will embody the spirit of Arabia. Franco Dragone is one of the most sought-after artistic directors in the world and famed for reinventing the genre of theatre and changing the face of live entertainment in Las Vegas. His most significant shows in the last decade include: Celine Dion – A New Day, O and Le Rêve (Las Vegas) and The House of Dancing Water (Macau).
La Perle will feature a cast of 65 world-class artists performing breath-taking aqua and aerial feats with the assistance of 70 specialised technicians in the tailor-made, state of the art, intimate 1,300 seat theatre. The theatre itself will feature an ‘aqua-stage’ filled with 2.5 million litres of water and will have the ability to change from a dry platform to aquatic stage and vice versa. Daredevil performers will dive into the water-filled stage from a height of 35 metres and fly around the auditorium on high-powered winches at a speed of four metres per second. With this cutting edge stagecraft and state of the art technology fused together La Perle will be a visually stunning spectacle in, on and above water.
La Perle will really compliment the tourist’s daytime activities in the souks, malls, desert and beaches when the sun goes down, La Perle will shine as Dubai’s new live entertainment masterpiece.
Katara Hospitality announces the official opening of Hotel Park -Doha’s newest landscaped public park
Katara Hospitality, the leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, announced today the official opening of Hotel Park, a new public family-friendly park situated in the heart of Doha’s bustling business district.
Planned as an illustration of Katara Hospitality’s commitment to social responsibility and the importance of promoting sustainability, Hotel Park is poised to well serve Doha’s residents while showcasing an impeccable natural landscape for visitors to enjoy. The vibrant park located adjacent to Sheraton Hotel Grand Doha, is characterised by water features including mini-fountains, waterfalls, small streams and sprawling well-manicured lawns.
St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Opens in Malaysia’s Capital
Famous UK restaurant, Now Open in Doha
Following the huge success of CICCHETTI Piccadilly and Covent Garden, London, the first Cicchetti in the Middle East has opened in Doha.The impressive restaurant and bar is located in the Shoumoukh Towers, the prestigious locale in the heart of the city next to the well-known La Cigale Hotel.The Doha Cicchetti surprises its guests with its grandeur in stature and a stylish and luxurious look. Featuring fourteen-metre-high ceilings, hand-carved marble and an Angelo Po show-kitchen, the stunningly chic all-day dining venue serves freshly prepared Cicchetti (pronounced Chi-KET-tee) regional Italian small plates typically eaten in bars in Venice. Finally, some real Italian flair and art-de-vivre in Qatar’s capital!
Cicchetti’s extensive menu includes all your heart and taste buds desire, from meat to fish, pasta and pizza, speciality seafood and seasonal specials. Much of the food is sourced from the best producers in Italy, with bottarga from Sardinia, burrata from Naples, culatello from Parma and, of course, autumn white truffle from Alba. What an amazing opportunity for all of us living in Doha. The signature plates include gnocchi with truffle, Tuscan porcini, lobster spaghetti, burrata and truffle.
The team at Cicchetti has been working incredibly hard with suppliers to make sure they have nothing but the right ingredients. Italian cooking is simple; it’s about letting the quality of the produce shine through. Sourcing the highest quality ingredients makes all the difference.
The Doha restaurant scene has been growing quickly over the past few years, but Cecchetti brings something different in terms of menu, design and Italian hospitality that isn’t to be found in every establishment.
All of the restaurants in the San Carlo Group are renowned for attracting well-known celebrities, sports personalities, music stars and politicians. Offering a true Italian experience, outstanding food and impeccable service, the Distefano family and Al Jaber Hospitality & Catering are proud to demonstrate all that is best in genuine Italian hospitality.
San Carlo Group was founded in 1992 when Carlo Distefano, now group chairman, opened his first San Carlo in Birmingham. Over the past twenty-three years, the award-winning family business has grown to be one of the UK’s leading restaurant brands, with sixteen outlets across the UK.
In 2007, the group acquired London’s legendary Signor Sassi in Knightsbridge Green opposite Harrods, a restaurant popular with celebrities and royalty and well-known for its exquisite seafood.
This acquisition set the scene for the company’s ambitious expansion plans and, three years later, Carlo and his sons Marcello and Alessandro launched the Cicchetti concept.
But if this was not enough success already, in 2012 the company launched another new venture, Fumo restaurant, bar and late lounge in Birmingham. This venue added to the group’s extensive array of awards, being named Restaurant of the Year in the 2015 UK and Ireland Les Routiers Awards. The Group’s Gran Café in Selfridges, Manchester has just been awarded Café of the Year in the 2016 accolades.
Doha welcomes this true Italian experience, outstanding food and impeccable service. Buon appetito!
Billionaire Mansion Enters Dubai With a Big Bang!
Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts celebrated the launch of the new AM37 powerboat
Showcased its innovative design during the prestigious Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile. From April 13 to 18 at Larusmiani Concept Boutique on Via Monte Napoleone. The AM37, a powerboat created to capture the performance, handling, comfort and style synonymous with Aston Martin.
The AM37 is the result of years of research and development, challenging the status quo of the nautical world. Fusing the maritime and automotive worlds with the universal characteristics of style and elegance, the core of the AM37 offers the perfect balance of design and engineering, performance and comfort, luxury and functionality.
AMBER LOUNGE HOSTS ITS 10th ANNIVERSARY CHARITY FASHION SHOW AND SATURDAY NIGHT´S NEW EXTRAVAGANZA CONCEPT AT THE MONACO GP
9 F1 drivers on the catwalk showcasing Apsley Tailors, F1 ladies and supermodels modelling Osman, all in support of Amber Foundation Amber Lounge, known as the world’s sexiest Grand Prix parties, will open the Monaco Grand Prix in high-style with a new glamorous and interactive F1 driver Charity Fashion Show celebrating its tenth anniversary on Friday 27 May in Monte-Carlo.
Nine F1 Drivers including Daniil Kvyat, Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg, Felipe Nasr, Marcus Ericsson, Jolyon Palmer, Esteban Gutierrez, Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein, will trade in their race suits for a more tailored affair created by British menswear label Apsley Tailors and, not to be out done, the ladies of F1 will also take to the iconic catwalk and seamlessly walk over water with the breath-taking backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. International models donned in beautiful Osmancreations will take the A-list audience on a journey through one of London’s most exciting talents’ past collections. His sculptural designs that have graced the likes of Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and J-Lo will be presented to live performances creating a dynamic show like never before.
An internationally acclaimed artist will open the most anticipated event of the F1 social calendar and be watched by their peers from the highly coveted front row. Past celebs to have filled these illustrious seats includeJustin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lawrence to name a few. Established in 2006 under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II, who frequently attends the star studded event, the Amber Lounge Fashion Show does more than combine couture with motor sport, as it has raised more than €4 million for charitable organisations around the globe. This year it will be in support of Amber Foundation, helping disadvantaged children who have been abused, misused drugs, alcohol and/or homeless. Amber Lounge Fashion was delighted to hear about the foundation´s name, when dear friend Eddie Jordan recommended the cause and we are thrilled to be supporting them in our milestone year.
Smart Travel Solutions
The Bluesmart carry-on, billed as “the world’s first smart suitcase,” keeps traveler’s belongings tracked, devices charged, bag secure, and trips hassle-free thanks to integrated technology that syncs to the mobile app (iPhone or Android). The suitcase features a built-in battery/charger with 2 USB ports. The substantial 10.000 mAh battery can charge your phone up to 6 times, juicing up this and any other USB-connectable device from the USB port on the back or the inside. The bag also boasts a 3G+GPS tracker with global coverage to track the suitcase anywhere in the world; a scale built right into the handle that interfaces with the app to tell you the approximate weight of your suitcase; and a remote digital lock that can be set up to lock itself when you step away and to unlock when you return. The TSA- approved smart lock provides distance alerts, notifying you if you leave it behind. Of course, the bag needs to carry you belongings, so the main compartment does provide large space for clothes, shoes, and coats, while a secondary TSA-friendly compartment is able to accommodate up to a 15″ laptop. Dimensions of the suitcase are 22″ x 14″ x 9″, making it well-suited for almost all airline cabins.
City Centre Rotana opens “Caramel” lobby lounge
Chopard presents exceptional jewelry and timepieces at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition
Chopard is taking part in the 13th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition in Qatar, and is exhibiting its finest jewelry, high jewelry and timepieces over five exhibition days at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).
Richard Mille announces 10-year partnership with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team
Richard Mille is delighted to announce a new long-term partnership with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team, based on a shared passion for modern technology, cutting-edge design and precision engineering.
The partnership will see Richard Mille timepieces grace the wrists of the team’s world champion drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, distinctive branding appear on the new MP4-31 car, and a commitment to develop a unique and exclusive series of exceptional calibres inspired by the tremendous heritage of the McLaren brand.
THE SPECIAL EDITION VESPA 946 EMPORIO ARMANI SCOOTER
Celebrating two of Italy’s most established symbols of style and creativity and in keeping with Armani’s signature subdued colour palette, the Vespa 946 has been produced in a special combination of greys with subtle hints of green visible that pops up only under specific light conditions.
The name ‘Vespa 946’ references the year – 1946 – that this scooter, which has become iconic and famous around the world, was first made. The metal parts have been produced using galvanic treatments, have a satin finish, and create an opaque effect in line with the finishing touches of the body. The words ‘Emporio Armani’ appear on the side, while the iconic eagle logo of the brand sits above the headlight.
The exclusive Vespa 946 Emporio Armani is about technology as well as style. Its aluminum cylinder blocks, brown-leather finishes, luxury accessories, and state-of-the art electronic riding controls – that include web connectivity – complement the innovative four-stroke electronic injection engine, whose enhanced fuel economy and minimal emissions make this two-wheeler the ideal choice for city riding. The 220 mm double disc brake, two-channel ABS braking system and large 12 inch, wheels guarantee maximum safety on the road.
The Vespa 946 Emporia Armani has been produced in an exclusive run of individually numbered scooters, and is now on sale at Alfardan Motorcycles in Doha.
A Royal Valentine’s Experience at the palatial Marsa Malaz Kempinski
Stay at the palatial Royal Suite of Marsa Malaz Kempinski and experience the most exclusive Valentine’s Day of your lifetime! Your Royal Experience will include:
- Lavish stay at the 650 sqm Royal Suite for 1 night
- Romantic decor and distinctive welcome amenities
- Private Valentine’s dinner in a beach gazebo
- Royal breakfast served in the suite by your private butler
- Gold and Chocolate massages for him and her in the suite, by the Spa by Clarins
- Luxurious transfers with our private Rolls Royce
- A one-of-a-kind Diamond ring with white gold and 32 white diamonds
Richard Mille congratulates Alexis Pinturault on historic victory
Ragheb Alama, Arabian Superstar stays at Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort of Dubai
LOVE IS IN THE AIR WITH FORREY & GALLAND
Synonymous with French perfection, the brand’s haute-couture philosophy is reflected through each handmade gift and box.
Customize your box size and shape, as well as contents to match your budget and requirements.
The Forrey & Galland hamper is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift with prices starting from AED565 per kilo for Ganache and AED580 per kilo for Truffles. Contact the Forrey & Galland boutique for your customized arrangement today.
Dolce & Gabbana Launches Collection of Hijabs and Abayas
Dolce & Gabbana wasted no time with its first launch of the new year, debuting a line of hijabs and abayas for the house’s Arab and Muslim customers.
The collection relies on neutrals such as black and beige in sheer georgette and satin weave charmeuse and features many of the house’s signature motifs, including lush lace and vibrant florals.
Rafael Nadal visits newly opened Richard Mille Boutique in Doha on 3rd of January 2016
Richard Mille’s first Boutique in Doha, Qatar opened in December 2015 in partnership with Ali Bin Ali Watches & Jewelry and is located in The Pearl-Qatar.
Richard Mille opens first boutique in Qatar, marked by worldwide premiere of new timepiece
Richard Mille officially opened its first Boutique in Doha, Qatar on 2nd December 2015, marking the occasion with the worldwide premiere of the RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire. This stunning timepiece is the first full sapphire cased piece dedicated entirely to women.
To celebrate the opening, Richard Mille hosted a glamorous reception and dinner at Nobu in the Four Seasons Hotel Doha, attended by more than 150 of Qatar’s most notable watch collectors, enthusiasts and prominent social figures.
Louis Vuitton Launching a Luxury Travel App
For the past 15 years, the style juggernut has been putting together City Guides for its globetrotting clientele. With digital taking over the world, the fashion house is not set to convert those guides into a spanking new iPhone app.
Users can now download app variants to each of the 25 cities featured in the 161-year-old Parisian fashion house’s guidebook, including Beijing, Istanbul and Los Angeles. The travel guides will also introduce four new cities to the list: Bangkok, Chicago, Prague and Rome.
Similar to the books, the apps will be a comprehensive travel guide of hotels to stay at, restaurants to try, cultural districts to check out and nightlife spots to revel in. Don’t worry about the data charges, these apps are accessible offline. For a more in-dept experience, each app features a guest contributor to share personal experiences and recommendations in the city.
Bond girl Léa Seydoux wears Chopard to the premier of the new James Bond movie in Paris
On October 29th, French actress Léa Seydoux, awardee of the Trophee Chopard in 2009, adorned her look with a pair of 18ct gold earring with square-cut diamonds (15ct) and brilliants (3.5cts) from Chopard Haute Joaillerie Collection and two delicate 18ct white gold rings set with diamonds from L’Heure du Diamant Collection
Vogue Fashion Dubai Event
Angelina’s chic Parisian roots make the tearoom an ideal partner for the VDFE experience. Fashion icon Coco Chanel was a regular at Angelina’s original Parisian tearoom, and was a fan of the Chocolat L’Africain.
The famous “African” hot chocolate is composed of three carefully selected varieties of African cocoa from Niger, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. It’s the combination of these premium flavours from different lands that lend Angelina’s Hot Chocolat L’Africain its exceptional taste and distinctive character.
VDFE is the largest fashion event of its kind in the Middle East, and celebrates emerging and high-end fashion as well as lifestyle. Activity on the catwalk is complemented by Fashion Talks and the first edition of the “Who is On Next Dubai” contest that scouts the next big fashion designer from the MENA region.
Geneva luxury hotel to become a Ritz-Carlton
Ritz-Carlton will take over Geneva’s historic Hotel De La Paix. The 150-year-old hotel will undergo a renovation before reopening as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix Geneva next year. The hotel, which is located on Lake Geneva, will cut its room count to 75 from 84. Concorde Hotels & Resorts currently operates the hotel.
Once Ritz-Carlton takes over Hotel de la Paix, Concorde will be left with three Concorde-branded properties as well as Marseilles’ Villa Massalia. Since 2013, Concorde has lost the Concorde Lafayette, Concorde Opera and Hotel Crillon in Paris as well as the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France.
Dior opens new store in London, Mayfair
The new Dior pop-up store in London anticipates the opening of a grand flagship store next year on New Bond Street. The new Dior pop-up store is located on Mount Street and covers 1290 sq feet. In the centre of the store space is a grey cabin style dressing area that sits on dove grey carpets. This matches the painted walls of the boutique.
Selective artworks such as the teardrop-shaped stained glass mirrors, by Hubert Le Gall, adorn the non-digital walls and furniture has also been specially designed for the space – the gray sofa is by Vladimir Kagan, and there is a table by Guy De Rougemont.
ARTIC Expands US Hotel Portfolio with Acquisition of the St. Regis Washington, D.C.
Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), the international hotel investment and hospitality subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding Company, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups has acquired the award-winning St Regis Washington, D.C.
The St. Regis Washington, D.C. is the United States capital’s premier luxury hotel. Located two blocks north of the White House at the intersection of 16th and K Streets, the 182-room property is considered the best hotel address in the city. The hotel couples classic elegance with modern amenities, offering luxury rooms and suites, complete with flawless furnishings, state-of-the-art technology and gracious residential touches including an elevated level of bespoke St. Regis Butler Service.
GUCCI OPENS IN JEDDAH
Gucci’s elite clientele will fully enjoy making their selection from the newest Gucci collections in the quiet, relaxed ambience created by the best in contemporary Italian interior design an within the premises of Jeddah’s luxury destination.
The new Gucci boutique joins the large number of other leading high fashion and luxury brands already open in Boulevard, where soon it will be followed by the opening of other stand-alone boutiques for the world’s finest luxury goods and fashion designers including Giorgio Armani.