on 28th April 2010 | 2 Comments »
Singapore threw open the doors of its second casino on Tuesday as part of a $US5.5 billion complex built by US gaming giant LasVegas Sands.
The Marina Bay Sands is the world’s second most expensive casino after MGM Mirage’s CityCenter in LasVegas and is expected to generate as much $US1 billion in annual profit.
Singapore gave the green light for casino gambling in 2005, setting off a flurry of construction that went ahead despite the city-state slipping into recession in 2008.
on 25th April 2010 | 1 Comment »
London luxury goods firm Dunhill has a retro-futuristic take on travel this season with its new Aluminum luggage collection.
The collection has three different sized briefcases and will be produced in limited quantities at an asking price from $1,165 to $1,305.
on 23rd April 2010 | No Comments »
Las Vegas impresario Steve Wynn has opened an all-suite hotel and casino adjacent to the Wynn Macau, mirroring his firm’s properties in Las Vegas.
Encore at Wynn Macau, which opened on April 21, consists of 414 suites and villas which Wynn describes at the “loveliest hotel in the world.”
The property includes a 205,000 square foot casino, six restaurants, 46,000 square feet of retail space, a health club and pool.
It also hosts Spa at Encore, which offers eight private therapy suites, each with their own steamroom, sauna and aromatherapy bath and shower.
on 21st April 2010 | No Comments »
HermÃ©s are releasing their new perfume, Voyage DÂ´HermÃ©s, in April. It’s one of their Romans fragrances, a line designed to reinterpret the brand’s essence.
Created by in-house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, Voyage d’HermÃ¨s is an accentuated composition of fresh wood and musk.
The bottle, designed by Philippe Mouquet, is modeled after a portable vintage magnifying glass, its aluminum part swings on an axis to cover the atomizer.
But it is the film and advertising campaign that takes the fantasy of travel and HermÃ¨s’s style to their most beautiful extreme.
on 24th March 2010 | 2 Comments »
India has launched its most luxurious and expensive train service yet, seeking to attract well-heeled foreign rail enthusiasts prepared to pay the minimum 800-dollars-a-night price tag.
For most visitors, rail travel in India is an indispensable part of any holiday, although an ability to overlook the often filthy toilets and deal with basic comfort and crowded carriages is required.
The backers of the new service, which began its maiden journey from Kolkata to New Delhi on Saturday, have made every effort to ensure passengers get to see the country glide past the window with a minimum of inconvenience.
The specially built new train accommodates just 84 passengers, has suites with private bathrooms and plasma televisions, two restaurants serving Indian and Western food, a bar, card tables and an observation lounge.
on 20th February 2010 | 1 Comment »
Upmarket French leisure group Club Med said Thursday it will open a Club Med ski village in China, its first venture into the huge and booming Chinese leisure market, in November.
Club Med reached agreement with Melco China Resorts to run the ski village at the Mountain Yabuli resort, developed by MCR since 2008 in Heilongjiang Province, northeastern China, under a 10-year management contract.