Oracle boss Larry Ellison has bought a Hawaiian island from a fellow multi-billionaire businessman, the governor of the US Pacific Ocean state said.
Ellison, co-founder and chief executive officer of the tech giant, has purchased 98 percent of the 141 square mile (365 square kilometer) island of Lana’i from its owner Castle & Cooke, governor Neil Abercrombie said on Wednesday. Continue reading →
World largest luxury group LVMH inagurated last week its brand new hotel WHITE 1921 in Saint Tropez, which will be operated by LVMH Hotel Management.
Located in the heart of Saint-Tropez, on the well-known Place des Lices, the White 1921 opens its doors in the former Maison Blanche.
Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the bar set in the mansion’s garden invites you to a festive break. The 82-seat bar offers the finest champagnes by the glass, including a rare vintage of Moët & Chandon from 1921. Continue reading →
Small Island Developing States (SIDS, an official designation of the United Nations) such as Maldives and Cape Verde, are attracting ever increasing numbers of tourists, outlined the UN World Tourism Organisation in a report released Tuesday. Continue reading →
The first images of footwear guru Jimmy Choo‘s team-up with contemporary artist Rob Pruitt have been revealed, with the eagerly anticipated collection comprising shoes and bags adorned with the artist’s trademark panda motifs. Continue reading →
Aston Martin and Factor Bikes have teamed up to create the world’s most technologically advanced superbike, the One-77.
Based on the Factor001 by Factor Bikes, the Aston Martin-branded two-wheeler will feature the same “motorsport-derived data logging system,” providing over 100 channels of performance feedback like speed, rate of climb and power. Continue reading →
Francois-Henri Pinault is a French businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), a Paris-based congolmerate that owns Gucci, Yves St. Laurent and Bottega Veneta; his family is worth an estimated $11.5 billion.
He is also the son of the PPR’s founder, businessman François Pinault, and husband of famous actor Salma Hayek.
For his 50th birthday it seems that Mr. Pinault’s father (Francois Pinault) bought him a Greubel Forsey GMT watch, which reportedly retails for £325,000, or about $500,000. Continue reading →
Mobile handset firm Nokia today said it will sell its luxury mobile brand Vertu to private equity firm EQT VI for an undisclosed amount.
Nokia’s plans to sell the subsidiary were first revealed last month and it was believed that UK-based Permira, who already own several luxury brands, were in pole position to acquire “the world’s most expensive phone brand.” Continue reading →
A rare surviving first model of the Apple computer — a stripped down, clunky device that bears no resemblance to today’s sleek gadgets — sold for $374,000 at auction in New York on Friday. Continue reading →