To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the five-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel is offering the opportunity to rent the entire property for one night for $670,000.
Under the plan, the entire
— 178 guest rooms, all nine restaurants and all spas — would be reserved from 3:00 in the afternoon to noon the next day. hotel
There will also be the option to have a cocktail party for 500 people featuring pastries from an award-winning Japanese pastry chef.
The Bar Boy was originally created in 1963 by Verner Panton and was considered as a symbol of the 60s.
The new version, specially edited for
, has black lacquered coating and leather interior. Moet & Chandon
The lower compartment, which contains three bottles of Grand Vintage Moet & Chandon, cools a bottle to 10 Â° C in 15 minute.
The middle compartment has 4
inside, especiall designed for Grand Vintage by Riedel. The upper compartment is designed for accessories. flutes
has been named the coolest brand in the UK, it has been revealed. Aston Martin
The carmaker has come top in the latest study by independent brand research firm Superbrands, which questioned more than 2,000 consumers.
However technology brands continue to lead the Superbrands Cool Brands survey with the rest of the top five spots taken by tech brands.
takes second place, Appleâ€™s iPhone is fourth and upmarket audio-visual brand Bang & Olufsen takes fifth place. Blackberry
To celebrate the partnership between Lamborghini and luxury watchmaker
, the Italian automaker has just announced a new limited edition series of Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition cars Blancpain
The two marques are also behind the Super Trofeo racing series, which
claims is the fastest spec racing series on today’s circuits Lamborghini
The car features a revised engine cover, a massive rear spoiler and Skorpius wheels which cover yellow brake calipers that clamp onto carbon-ceramic discs.
released its 2010 list of the 400 richest people in America this week, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was in the top spot for the 17th consecutive year. Forbes
, Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has bagged the second place this year with fortunes worth $45 billion. Warren Buffett
While worth $27 billion dollars, software company Oracle’s co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison is the third richest American.
With a net worth that grew by nearly $4.9 billion,
founder Mark Zuckerberg had the largest percentage gain this year, jumping from 158 to number 35 with $6.9 billion. Facebook
If you’re looking for a perfect
, your best bet is to choose a small or “boutique” liner. cruise experience
That’s the guidance from the most recent edition of the Berlitz
Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships.
It suggests that the 11 best
in the world are considerably smaller than the massive cruise ships that we’ve seen launch over the past year or so. cruise liners
has partnered with fashion designer Issey Miyake – known for his innovative and minimalist style – to unveil its fourth annual limited edition designer bottle. Evian
Miyake joins a celebrated line-up who have unveiled designer bottles for the brand since 2008, including Christian Lacroix,
, and Jean Paul Gaultier . Paul Smith
The new bottle design is decorated with an imaginary, shimmering flower; a symbol of youth and the evian signature message, â€œLive young.â€
Porsche Design has just unveiled their latest advent calendar which will be sold for 1 Million USD each and just a single piece per continent will be available.
The world’s most expensive advent calendar measures 1.75 meters in height and is made from brushed aluminum with double-coat finish surfaces.
The advent calendar conceals 3 special highlights: a Porsche Design P’6910 Indicator in rose gold, an individually customisable Porsche Design Kitchen P’7340 and a motor yacht, 8 and a half metres long.
Behind the calendar’s 24 windows many other highlights by Porsche Design are hidden. These include sunglasses made of 18 carat yellow gold, writing tools and cufflinks.
A limited edition leather blouson made from hand-woven lambskin nappa, as well as a travel assortment from the French Classic luggage series are also on the list.
The calendars, strictly limited to five in number, are available on request via the worldwide Porsche Design Stores. Source:
Autoevolution – Luxurylaunches.
introduced its new loyalty program September 15, revealing some of the high-end names it has partnered with. Luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton
Ritz-Carlton Rewards goes “far beyond providing complimentary stays and airline flights,” offering a broad selection of unique travel experiences.
Fashion names already confirmed for the program include clothing brand Vera Wang and
. retailer Neiman Marcus
in Monaco has been sold for â‚¬240M (US$304) in one of the most expensive residential property sales to date. penthouse flat
La Belle Epoque, a property occupied by Christian and his brother Nick Candy, has been bought by an unnamed Middle Eastern investor.
Each suite in the penthouse, the top two floors of a block of flats, has its own cinema, kitchen, dressing room and two bathrooms, and it has a spa, library and gardens.
promise to be green nowadays, but where can travelers find more information to help them choose the most eco-friendly hotel? hotels
Online booking site Travelocity believes that travelers actually prefer green hotels. According to its statistics,
get higher reviews than their non-green counterparts. eco-friendly properties
For many consumers, search sites such as Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz will be the first stop in booking a hotel and all three have tried to make it easier.
presents the â€œAbsolut Sophieâ€ mirror – a limited edition collectible designed by Singapore-based illustrator Sokkuan. Absolut Vodka
Sokkuan was the winner of â€œIn an Absolut World, Every Drink is an Exceptional Experienceâ€ installation during Singapore Design Festival 2009.
The dark beauty is executed as a multifaceted mirror boxed in a matching package.
Sokkuan was inspired by the Bloody Mary legend of chanting into a mirror to summon her dark spirit; creating an alter ego Sophie Black.
has announced that new Bespoke Phantoms have arrived in Abu Dhabi. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
The cars are based on two different motifs which are inspired by the cityâ€™s rich culture and natural landscape.
The two Bespoke Phantoms in question are inspired by Shaheen (a very famous falcon) and by Baynounah (one of the historical places in
). Abu Dhabi City
The view from the top of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has been ranked the best hotel rooftop view in the world by users of price comparison
. website Trivago
The luxury Dubai hotel, which offers views of the Persian Gulf from a manmade island accessible via a walkway or from the 24th floor “Uptown Bar” in the main building, topped the list of global hotels that offer impressive views.
In second place was the
at State Tower in Bangkok, which offers sprawling views of the Thai capital from its protruding bar on the 63rd floor. Lebua hotel
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To commemorate Snoopyâ€™s 60th anniversary, Hong Kongâ€™s
, TSL has made a stunning 207 Carat Diamond Snoopy. Fine Jewelry Brand
The Diamond Snoopy is 5.5 inches tall and is festooned with 9,917 diamonds, 783 black diamonds and 415 rubies.
It took 8 months to complete and its proposed retail price is HK$2,888,880 (US$370,380).
Chicago unveiled its new suites this week, soaring high above the Magnificent Mile. Four Seasons Hotel
Among the Presidential Suite, the Royal Suite and the Author’s Suite however, was tucked another addition — the Hypoallergenic Suite.
are standard at many hotels now, but the full-on suite from the Four Seasons is a first, complete with hardwood floor, special bedding and toiletries and shades instead of curtains. Hypoallergenic rooms
, the high-end car brand, is adding a new eyewear collection to its range of top-class accessories. Maybach
Created by German eyewear manufacturer IVKO, the various models which make up the new Maybach Eyewear are built with only the highest-quality materials.
The Maybach sunglasses are made from such materials as wood, leather, natural horn, titanium and 18-carat white, yellow and rose gold.
To celebrate the brandâ€™s 40th birthday Roberto Cavalli enlisted
to star in the brandâ€™s Fall/Winter 2010/11 advertising campaign. Gisele Bundchen
Decked from head to toe in lush animal prints, fur and decorative patterns, Gisele is on fire in the five image campaign shot by Mert & Marcus.
has given a glimpse of the future of flight with its Concept Plane, which was showcased at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire today. Airbus
The images released today illustrate what air transport could look like in 2050 â€“ even 2030 if advancements in existing technologies continue apace.
The aircraft is more fuel-efficient and features advanced interior systems, long, slim wings, semi-embedded engines, a lightweight body and a U-shaped tail.
Stella McCartney will oversee the design of the athletes’ clothing for the British team at the 2012 London Olympics.
She has been appointed creative director for Team GB at the Olympic and Paralympic Games and will help shape the
clothing to be made by Adidas.
The British Olympic Association said it was the first time in the history of the Games that a designer will work with a sports brand to design the team’s kit.