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Article Image - Much Kneaded
The Chedi in Muscat recently revealed its new 12,000 square-metre ‘wellness facility’ and after a couple of days of testing it out, Bespoke has judged it worthy of very high accolades.
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Article Image - Peninsular Paradise
The Amanruya in Bodrum is a fabulous village-like resort and Adrian Zecha's third regional property after the Chedi in Oman and the Amanjena in Morocco. This hidden sanctuary is well-worth a visit.
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Article Image - Totally Unfair
Famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer left behind a dream in Lebanon’s Tripoli which soon became impossible: a massive, unrealised fairground that had to give way to the vestiges of war. Bespoke revisits this forlorn site, replete with Niemeyer’s grand and modernist vision.
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Article Image - The Hunt for a Shred of Sober
A trip to the most populous city in the United States may be quite the thrill but finding the perfect hotel in vibrant New York is no easy task. Fortunately, Bespoke discovers a new sanctuary that’s worth every cent.
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Article Image - Yours Only?
One and Only resorts are known for their stunning locales from the Maldives, Bahamas, and Mauritius to Mexico and South Africa. They recently opened One and Only The Palm in Jumeirah, Dubai, so Bespoke took a much needed vacation just to find out what makes this hotel so special.
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Article Image - Pacific Perfection
Never heard of Turtle Island? Chances are you’ve seen it. This tropical oasis - part of Fiji’s Yasawa Islands - is where the classic ‘Blue Lagoon’ movies were filmed. It is privately owned by Richard Evanson who also runs the exclusive Turtle Island Lodge, and he’s quite the character.
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Article Image - Havana Good Time
Havana’s air of faded elegance is everywhere, from the Spanish colonial buildings with paint peeling from their ageing façades, to the vintage Buicks and Chevrolets that are still in everyday use. This is a vibrant and friendly city that offers a glimpse into the past, yet has both feet securely in the present.
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Article Image - Soul sisters
Mention Beirut to any international traveller and two iconic, luxurious and pioneering hotels immediately come to mind, and while Le Vendôme and the Phoenicia have many things in common, they’re just as unlike each other. No question, they are an ideal pair.
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Article Image - Sublime Reincarnation
Le Royal Monceau, now part of the Raffles chain of hotels, can proudly credit its reincarnation to none other than the legendary designer Philippe Starck, who has, as Bespoke finds out, impregnated this icon of Paris with a stunning mix of culture and artistic ingenuity.
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Article Image - Sea Born
Designed by renowned Egyptian-Lebanese architect Galal Mahmoud, Jordan’s O Beach is a unique attraction spread over 33,000 square metres of land with an exhilarating 250-metre stretch of Dead Sea shore.
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Richard Yasmine’s designs blur the line between fantasy and reality. Both functional household objects and carnal statements, his highly charged work seduces through the use of honest materials and sleek aesthetics.
Dubai-based ready-to-wear designer Lama Jouni teams traditional techniques with a forward-looking approach.
The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is not one to shy away from outlandish goals. His latest involves colonising Mars via manned missions that should start as soon as 2022.
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