Royal Lancaster London unveils extensive renovations

The entire frontage of the hotel has been remodelled and the exterior architecture now features a dramatic 8-metre high glazed façade revealing an impressive double-height reception space. The prestigious Thai-owned hotel overlooking Hyde Park  originally opened in 1967 as the Royal Lancaster, but changed its name to the Lancaster London in 2009 to reflect is location in the centre of the city. Now, the hotel has returned to its original name to mark its 50th anniversary. The concept and design was created by London-based Studio Proof. The first stage of the [...]

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Matsuhisa pop-up opens at Baur au Lac Hotel Zurich this November

With captivating views of the surrounding lake, Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich has been the Swiss location of choice for the world’s jet-set for over 170 years and remains one of the premier showcases of Swiss luxury hospitality. A gourmet haven in its own right with Michelin-starred restaurant Pavillon and much loved ‘1884’ chocolate, it has curated some remarkable culinary talents, including the renowned Daniel Humm. From 17th until 25th November, Baur au Lac welcomes the return of the successful Matsuhisa pop-up at their Rive Gauche restaurant, where guests can sample [...]

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Hermes host exhibition ‘Hermès à tire-d’aile – Les mondes de Leïla Menchari’

Hermes hosts ‘Hermès à tire-d’aile – Les mondes de Leïla Menchari’ exhibition, a journey of eight sketches shedding light on Leïla Menchari’s poetic and flamboyant universe, a style that became the signature of the Hermès windows from 1978 to 2013. After its renowned Saut Hermès which will celebrate its 9th edition next year, the French house will once again take to the Grand Palais in November with a major exhibition dedicated to the work of Leïla Menchari, the signature style of the Hermès windows from 1978 to 2013. Nathalie Crinière [...]

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Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi opens November 12th 2017

The much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi will open to the public on Saturday November 11, with a spectacular week-long series of celebrations. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab region and offers a new perspective on the history of art in a globalised world. An iconic architectural masterpiece designed by Jean Nouvel, it is located on the waterfront in Abu Dhabi’scultural district on Saadiyat Island. The inaugural installation in its spacious collection galleries will present 600 works of art, half from its own rich holdings, and half consisting of stellar works [...]

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LUX* North Male Atoll Resort, Maldives opens early 2018

In 2018, LUX* Resorts & Hotels reveals the transformation of the six hectare picnic island of Olhahali, Maldives into the destination’s most innovative resort -  LUX* North Male Atoll Resort. A short transfer from Male by luxury speedboat, the intimate LUX* North Male Atoll resort disrupts the Maldivian mould by replacing traditional thatched villas with over-sized, penthouse residences. A visual feast of nautical forms and tones, the resort is elegantly styled by Singapore design group Miaja in a scheme that blends superyacht panache with a vibrant South Beach pulse. Each of the 67 residences [...]

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