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The airplane hotel

If you have a hankering to join the mile-high club but you’re frightened of flying, Holland’s brand new Honecker Hotel could be just the ticket. A vintage four-engine plane that’s been converted into a luxurious five-star hotel, it boasts a whirlpool, sauna, bar, kitchen, flat-screen televisions, wireless Internet – and it doesn’t even leave the [...]

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The World’s Most Expensive Streets 2009

Avenue Princesse Grace is the most expensive street in the world to buy property, where $120,000 (€84,985) will purchase just one square metre of prime real estate, according to a survey by Wealth Bulletin. Prime residential property on the top 10 most expensive streets in the world saw their overall value fall by 12% in [...]

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The First Hotel For Fish

The latest hotel to open at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport won’t be any comfort to stranded passengers and businessman with canceled stopovers. The new facility that opened last month is built… specifically for goldfish ! Travel agent D-reizen has opened the Goudvissen Hotel so travelers have a safe place to leave their pet fish while they [...]

No yacht for Kim Jong-Il

Two luxury yachts, which were about to be shipped to China for the eventual use of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, have been impounded by Italian police in Viareggio. The yachts are valued at €13m, Ibinews (International Boat Industry) reports. Italy’s financial police, along with help from Austrian authorities, traced the yachts under a sting [...]

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Asia-Pacific Boating celebrates its 33rd anniversary

Asia-Pacific Boating celebrates 33 years of being on the water in Asia with a special edition for September-October. In the coming issue, the editors and staff will offer a retrospective of some of their favourite destination photos in Asia. Regular columnists will also be writing in with their views on how luxury yachting and yacht [...]

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Tom Ford’s Ultra-Luxe Alligator Luggage

Tom Ford has come out with an ultra-elegant collection of alligator skin luggage along with a pair of matching gloves. The incredibly luxe line of exotic leathergoods is notable for the impeccable quality of the genuine alligator skin, carefully selected for its beautiful finish and symmetrical appearance. In addition every element has been crafted from [...]

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