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Nestled in the gently undulating hills overlooking the dramatic coastline of Vinh Hy, the new Amano’i is not just a secluded getaway, it’s another compelling reason why you should visit Vietnam.
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Shopping in Milan usually means a stay at the Four Seasons, Bvlgari or Armani. Now, there’s another option. The Palazzo Parigi may not have a familiar name but it brings international flavour to a fine local product.
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Article Image - Anything but Ordinary
Mark Weingard’s hotel venture, the Iniala, is more than a stylish hideaway. Part architectural playground, part art collector’s home complete with butler service and Michelin-starred chef, it’s a sensual, visually compelling and extraordinary experience.
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For over half a century, Courchevel and its 600 kilometres of glistening pistes has been one of the world’s most spectacular ski resorts. Though the focus nowadays is on how it’s attracting the world’s most affluent winter vacationers, there’s a lot more to this story.
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Article Image - Behind the Baize
The scale of what’s happening in Macau is testament to the rising purchasing power of the Chinese. A decade ago, there was just one casino. Now there are dozens. To some this city is the new Sodom and Gomorrah but to millions of Mainlanders it’s serious business.
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Article Image - Moguls and Muses
Sheltered bays, steeply terraced gardens and tiny, stucco houses that seem to ascend straight from the deep blue sea, the Amalfi coast is a startlingly beautiful place. A visit to Franco Zeffirelli’s former private estate-turned boutique hotel, Villa Tre Ville, casts it in the light of its splendid past.
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Article Image - Something in the Air
LA’s Hotel Bel-Air boasts a devoted and publicity-shy clientele who appreciate the grand, exclusive sanctuary’s determination to fly under the radar. But following the hotel’s spectacular two-year, 100 million USD renovation, we just couldn’t resist blowing the historic hideaway’s cover.
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Article Image - The New Reference
The traditional Swiss mountain resort of Gstaad is as renowned for its rich-and-famous residents as it is for its enduring and picturesque surroundings. Now, for the first time in over a century, there’s a new hotel in town. Let’s just say the bar has been raised.
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Article Image - Crowning Glory
Sister of the legendary Le Bristol Paris and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, the Palais Namaskar was always going to be special. Those fortunate enough to escape to this new Moroccan outpost, will find a hotel truly worth its designation as an Ultimate.
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Article Image - Artful Lodger
Take the escalator straight up to the massive, central atrium and you’ll be forgiven for thinking you're in a museum, not a hotel. There’s no spa. But there’s art in every corner. You can even ask for your own guided tour. There’s a lot more to the Conrad than meets the eye.
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
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