Luxury chain Kerry Hotels debuts in Shanghai

Shangri-La has debuted a new luxury five star brand with the opening of a new hotel in Shanghai February 18. Kerry Hotels is a new five-star contemporary brand from Shangri-La which provides “a seamless link between business, entertainment and recreation.” The new Shanghai Pudong property offers 574 guestrooms decked out with the latest technology such … Continued

BMW confirms new EV brand coming 2013

BMW has unveiled a new brand for its electric vehicles, confirming the first models at a press conference February 21. BMW i was announced in BMW’s home town of Munich with the promise that the first two models would be launched from 2013, with the names i3 and i8. The i3 concept was previously referred … Continued

Canada’s coolest hotel warms hearts

Guests huddle for warmth in sleeping bags on beds of ice, bonnets pulled over their ears to prevent frostbite, while sipping cocktails in glasses also made of ice. This winter wonderland on the outskirts of Quebec City has become one of Canada’s hottest attractions and most sought out accommodations. A cool place to host a … Continued

Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition

Ducati in collaboration to Cigarette Racing Team has unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show the new Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition. The new boat is powered by two 1,100hp Mercury Racing engines that will sprint it to a top speed of 120 mph. The 42X is painted in white with a Ducati Red racing … Continued

Hermès Arceau Grand Lune

Here’s a sophisticated new watch from Hermes that will be hitting the market later this year- the Grand Arceau Moon Phase. Known for its saddle/leather goods and uber-expensive silk ties and scarves, Hermes has really stepped up its watch game the past few years. Available in black or silver dial, the Arceau Grande Lune watch … Continued

Venice launches virtual tour of canals

Internet users can now travel along the canals of Venice from the comfort of their own homes to prepare their trips, with a new website called The website is made up of 360-degree HD photographs snapped by a camera mounted on a boat travelling the length and breadth of Venice’s famous canals.

Half Million Hotel Rooms Getting Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks Corp. announced this week that it will be providing single-serve coffee to half a million hotels across the US. The latest deal will see Starbucks coffee delivered via Courtesy Products’ CVI one-cup brewing machine systems in 500,000 luxury hotels. Starbucks has been making a string of announcements in the last few weeks indicating a … Continued

Paris Hilton receives Lexus LFA for 30th birthday

Paris Hilton turned 30 and for her birthday, her boyfriend Cy Waits bought her a bright yellow $375k Lexus LFA, reports. Her new Lexus LFA is built using an advanced, lightweight composite construction and powered by a 552bhp mid-mounted V10 engine. Boasting firecracker performance, it will reach 62mph in just 3.7 seconds and race … Continued

Andy Warhol self-portrait fetches $17 million

A colossal self-portrait by “pope of pop” Andy Warhol has sold for $17.4 million at Christie’s in London, doubling pre-auction expectations. The recently discovered 1967 piece, which measures 1.8 metres square, depicts Warhol with a hand to his mouth in what the auction house called “one of the most representative and iconic images of the … Continued

Marc Jacobs wants you as social media pro

US designer Marc Jacobs‘s CEO Robert Duffy has become a popular Twitter fixture and maybe even a too popular one at that. With more than 90,000 fans following, the brand is now looking for someone to replace Duffy — via Twitter, of course. “Were looking for someone to come on and take a job heading … Continued

Asian airports are the world’s best… again

Seoul’s Incheon Airport has been named the best in the world for the sixth straight year by the Airports Council International (ACI). ACI announced the winners of its Airport Service Quality awards February 15, noting that Asia-Pacific airports made a clean sweep of the world’s best airports for customer service and “set the bar in … Continued

Carlson launches new loyalty program

International hotel chain Carlson is to relaunch its loyalty club with new rewards and perks for guests. The firm announced February 14 that Club Carlson will replace its old Goldpoints Plus program from March 31 as it aims to compete with similar programs such as InterContinental’s Priority Club and Hilton’s HHonors. Members will be able … Continued

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Heading to Geneva

Italian luxury car brand Lamborghini is set to unveil a flagship supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next month, according to reports from the US. The top-end automaker, which makes some of the world’s most iconic performance cars, is planning to take the wraps off the Aventador at the show. It will be the brand’s … Continued

Christian Louboutin Mount Street Window

Designers Studio XAG have created a window installation in London for fashion designer Christian Louboutin, spelling out the brand name in bright neon lettering. The window is furnished with a neon arrow and an array of backlit oversized perspex letters decorated with bulbs.

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Opens Today

Ritz-Carlton has opened its latest hotel in the Canadian city of Toronto, adding another high-rise property to the city’s booming luxury market. The 267-room property rises 53 storeys into the Toronto skyline, within walking distance of the city’s other landmarks such as the CN Tower, the Design Exchange and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. … Continued

Infiniti Etherea concept revealed

Infiniti has released the first pictures of the Etherea, the concept which it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Believed to hint at a future model aimed at younger buyers from the Nissan-owned luxury brand, Nissan says that the Etherea brings together elements of coupé, sedan hatchback and even crossover in one … Continued

HRV To Fly In 250 Business Elites On Private Jets

Organisers of the second edition of Hainan Rendez-Vous, Asia’s first and only private aviation lifestyle exhibition, announced today that some 250 of the region’s business elites will be flown by private jet to their April 1-4 show in Hainan, a tropical island that is fast developing into China’s version of the French Riviera. Showcasing the … Continued

John Paul Gaultier launches Gaultier Bebe

French designer, Jean-Paul Gaultier has launched a babywear collection, Gaultier Bebe, for newborn babies and children up to two years. This isn’t the first time Gaultier has gone in the children direction, he already has Junior Gaultier. Gaultier Bebe will follow in the same direction with his signature palette of red, white and blue on … Continued

Prada Made To Order Luggage Lettering Service

Just some weeks ago we presented the Prada customizable sunglasses, allowing you to put two initials on the Prada Private sunglasses. Now the Italian luxury brand takes the concept further and introduces the Made To Order “Lettering” Service exclusively online and in select Prada boutiques. Backpacks, trolleys and tote bags can be customised with letters … Continued