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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Located in an archipelago of tropical islands 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Africa, the Seychelles’ North Island is one of the most exclusive holiday spots in the world.
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Decked out in some new Santoni x Wider trainers, we climbed aboard their new 47-metre yacht for a short cruise along the French Riviera. Built entirely in aluminium and powered by a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system, this boat is making all the right waves.
The Floating Seahorse villas are a pod of holiday homes with underwater bedrooms and bathrooms. Anchored off Dubai’s coast within the manmade archipelago The World, it’s the city’s latest real estate project vying to capture your imagination.
Prized by professional athletes and serious collectors alike, Richard Mille timepieces are known for their incomparably distinctive and shock-defying designs. A new collaboration with French street artist Cyril Congo takes graffiti art to a whole new level, proof that traditional watchmaking can keep up with the times.
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