A glimpse at the future of travel

Robot receptionists, smart hotel rooms that know guests’ preferences and virtual postcards are all set to change the way we travel over the coming years. A study commissioned by the organizers of ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest travel shows, suggests that technological advances are expected to produce some far-reaching changes in the way … Continued

€13,000,000 Estate in Marbella, Spain

This Marbella estate, situated on a prime 60,000 square foot parcel on the Golden Mile, offers everything one could ask for in the quintessential Spanish getaway. The residence showcases all of the design and architectural qualities of the Moorish style, popular amongst many in the Islamic culture. High-quality craftsmanship and an extensive use of premium … Continued

Wyndham Garden Hotel Opens in Panama City

Wyndham has become the latest hotel chain to open a new property in Panama, with this week’s launch of the Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City. The 70-room hotel, located in the city’s quiet and exclusive Obarrio neighbourhood, is yet further proof of the hotel boom in Panama, which is currently has more properties under construction … Continued

US overtakes France as best place to live

International Living has just published its annual Quality of Life Index for 2011. Topping the Index this year is the United States of America. In the influential publication’s 2011 Quality of Life index, last year’s winner France slipped to fourth place out of the 192 countries surveyed. It is the first time in five years … Continued

Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra Thin

The new 2011 Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra-Thin automatic watch holds the title of the thinnest self-winding timepiece with a tourbillon escapement. The luxury watch is presented in a signature 46.5 mm wide and 10.4 mm thin cushion-shaped case made either of 18-carat rose or white gold. You’ll have a chance to look at the … Continued

Luxury hotel unveils top-end teen nightspot

If an arcade or games room at the hotel isn’t enough to keep your teens out of trouble when on vacation, how about an entire teen nightclub? That’s what teens at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas can now enjoy since the opening of the $11 million CRUSH teen nightclub on January 1. … Continued

Giant tuna sells for record 396,000 dollars in Japan

A monster bluefin tuna sold for a record 396,000 dollars in the year’s first auction at the world’s biggest fish market in Tokyo Wednesday amid intense pre-dawn bidding. The 342-kilogramme (752-pound) fish — caught off Japan‘s northern island of Hokkaido — fetched a winning bid of 32.49 million yen (396,000 dollars). It was the highest … Continued

Emirates launches promotion with Montblanc

Emirates Airline and Montblanc have jointly launched a major inflight retail promotion offering passengers the opportunity to become the ‘Emirates A380 VIP’. During the promotional period, which runs from January to June, any passenger who purchases a Montblanc Starwalker A380 fineliner writing instrument on board can enter a free draw to win a limited edition … Continued

Nadal and Federer Play on Water

Kicking off the 2011 ATP World Tour, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played the most unique round of tennis ever , in the waters outside of Doha, Qatar. The tennis stars faced off on a floating court in Doha Bay Sunday, just ahead of the first tournament of the year, the Qatar Open. The two … Continued

Shanghai Tang Travalo Set

Shanghai Tang – China’s premier luxury brand – has partnered up with Travalo to launch two luxurious Shanghai Tang Travalo sets for him and for her. The atomizer, which provides up to 50 sprays, can be refilled in seconds from any pump-spray fragrance bottle. Each Shanghai Tang Travalo set includes two capsule atomizers, encased in … Continued

$8,900,000 Mansion in Windermere

Today, we are touring yet another contemporary masterpiece, this one set on a 0.93 acre parcel in a sought-after Windermere location. The lakefront home, of over 9,000 square feet, offers high-end finishes and detailing throughout, such as the Calcutta gold marble flooring in the master and Swarovski crystal insets on the fireplace. The 4-year-old home … Continued

Amelia Concours to Celebrate 250 GTO in 2012

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO at its 2012 event. The Foundation has been working on the anniversary celebration for more than two years and expects that it will be one of the most important milestones in the hobby. The Ferrari 250 GTO was built … Continued

The certified HondaJet aircraft takes its first flight

Honda Aircraft has successfully completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet advanced light business jet. The HondaJet took off from the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Caroline on 20 December and flew for 51 minutes. While Honda enters the flight test program with the HondaJet, its aircraft production facility on its Greensboro … Continued

Perini Navi founder’s sailing yacht for sale

The sailing superyacht Elettra, built by Perini Navi in 1987 for the personal use of the firm’s founder, Fabio Perini is now on sale for €2.3 million. The 24.4 metre craft was one of the first ever built by the shipyard, which ushered in a new era of elegance for large yachts that could still … Continued

Swarovski’s Cinema Spot Video

Swarovski has enlisted multimedia artist Bruno Aveillan to make a cinema spot with them that would conjure Swarovski’s more than 115 year heritage on the big screen. The video shows a Swarovski model ambling across a crystalline dreamscape and interacting with the brand’s products. From now through February, the cinema spot will be airing for … Continued

AC Milan visit to Burj Khalifa

AC Milan reached dizzying new heights on Friday, when they played football at the top of the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa. With a pitch specially created on the towering 828 metre-plus structure, the AC Milan team took their game to levels never seen before. The AC Milan squad were in Dubai for their … Continued

Mont Blanc Time Walker TwinFly Chronograph

Mont Blanc starts off 2011 with a limited edition variant of their Time Walker timepiece which is set to be presented during the SIHH event. The watch is encased in blacked-out DLC-coated stainless steel and features a Flyback Chronograph which is powered by a 36 jewel Swiss Automatic movement developed for Montblanc via Richemont’s ValFleurier. … Continued

Dalmore Eos 59 Year Old Single Malt

Dalmore have released a unique Eos 59 Year Old Single Malt to join up the extreme vintages of the Highland distillery. Called Eos after the Titan goddess of the dawn, this 59-year-old scotch is bottled form the same pair of sherry casks that filled the Selene last year. Only 20 special decanters of the Dalmore … Continued

Mittal Builds Scotland’s Most Expensive Home

According to the Daily Record, Lakshmi Mittal is building a £15 million holiday home next to the Gleneagles luxury hotel-cum-golf course in Perthshire, Scotland. The Mittal home has wallpaper and soft furnishings by Ralph Lauren and wooden and tiled flooring was supplied by a German firm at £200 a metre. It includes a top-of-the-range sound system … Continued