Travel

A Palazzo and a Ferrari: The perfect Italian weekend.

June 2, 2015

It’s not uncommon for a luxury hotel to boast about rooms with hand-crafted furnishings, original artwork and 1,000 count Egyptian cotton linens. When you book The Red Experience at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa adds, your suite comes with something special, a trip to the Ferrari museum and some time behind the wheel of a 500 horsepower Ferrari F430 Spider. What began its life in the 18th century as a Tuscan country residence in the picturesque hillside Southeast of Bologna, Palazzo di Varignana has been converted into 90-room four-star resort and spa. With […]

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Headed to the Masters Golf Tournament? Here’s Why You Should Fly Private!

April 10, 2015

 The Masters Golf Tournament is without a doubt one of the biggest golfing events in the world, setting off a run of four key events commonly called “the majors”: Masters, US Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship. Held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, the tournament attracts droves of spectators, industry leaders and professionals, which naturally correlates with an increase in private jet travel. After all, you have to get there somehow. To get the skinny on why people are choosing private over commercial, we spoke with executives at Flexjet, XOJET, and […]

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Chefs Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud & Jerome Bocuse Cook Up a Good Cause with Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

April 5, 2015

Being held April 9-12, the Eighth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine continues to outdo itself as the signature West Coast culinary event, with more than 100 prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries and distinguished winemakers from around the world coming to the beautiful Pebble Beach Resorts on the northern California coast for a four-day, first-class display of epicurean splendor and unrivaled access. The pinnacle moment of the weekend will surely be the special Ment’or BKB Foundation evening of intimate dinners and culinary demonstrations by Team USA’s young masters, trained by their ment’or BKB […]

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Middle Earth Fantasies in New Zealand

April 1, 2015

Tolkien’s landscapes spring to life in the splendor of New Zealand, from the rolling moss hills of the Shire peppered with secret doorways into Hobbit homes to the craggy shadowed peaks of Mount Doom, and the ethereal fragrant forests of Lothlorien with its silver thread waterfalls and pale blooms of flowers.  Since the explosive Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy adorned our silver screens, New Zealand welcomes discerning travelers looking to live the fantasy in sheer luxury fashion. Stay in the Shire The luscious hills of Matamata curving softly on the sun […]

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Top 5 Seville experiences

March 30, 2015

Seville is famous for its oranges, but this fascinating city offers so much more to travelers who venture this far into Spain. From small luxury hotels to fine dining options, Seville has something for everyone. Here we present the top 5 Seville experiences that every visitor to the city should be sure to enjoy. Cruise around Santa Cruz The city’s Santa Cruz area is packed with tapas bars thronged with locals during the evening and offering a fantastic tour of Spanish cuisine. The atmosphere is crowded and busy, but throw yourself in at the […]

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Global travel industry to see an influx of Chinese spending worth $264 billion

March 25, 2015

According to a new report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, by 2019, the global travel industry is poised to see an influx of Chinese spending worth some $264 billion, much of that powered by China’s younger generation. By 2019, BoA Merrill Lynch estimates, the number of outbound Chinese travelers will surge to 174 million, a sizable increase from 2014, when 109 million ventured abroad and spent $164 billion. To put this in perspective, the report notes that $264 billion is roughly the size of Finland’s entire economy (and bigger than that of Greece). The main […]

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to open in Dubai first St. Regis Polo Resort

March 17, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announces the signing of the first-ever St. Regis polo resort, The St. RegisDubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, in partnership with Al Habtoor Group LLC. Scheduled to open early 2017, the 136-room hotel will be the centerpiece of a six-million square-foot equestrian sports complex in Dubai. The St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club will feature 136 luxury guest rooms, 24 luxury St. Regis branded bungalows and various culinary venues. In addition, there will be a further 138 residential villas within the resort, alongside a polo club, a state-of-the-art polo academy and a riding school with […]

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Bogota, Columbia Jumps into the Luxury Market with Two Four Seasons Hotels

March 13, 2015

In a bold move, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has partnered with The Gilinkski Group – a South American banking, real estate and industrial conglomerate – to restore two existing properties in Bogota, Columbia, to reopen as the first two Four Seasons properties in the country. Following meticulous renovations, the historic Hotel Casa Medina Bogota will re-open as Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota and the contemporary Hotel Charleston Bogota will welcome guests as Four Seasons Hotel Bogota. Closed on December 15, 2014 for renovations, both properties will welcome their first guests later in […]

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Rolls-Royce at Sea Island: This Is The Life

March 12, 2015

When you take ownership of a Rolls-Royce you have an obligation. Not to the car, your chauffeur or even your children, the favorite of whom will no doubt inherit your Rolls some day. No, you have an obligation to us, those who don’t live in the economic and cultural stratosphere you occupy. Your obligation is to live up to the standards set by your ownership of this legendary marque. You see, Rolls-Royce is one of those rare brands that does more than just define a category. While they set the bar by which all […]

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Hottest Superyacht Summer Destinations

March 10, 2015

With spring mornings close at hand and the watery sunlight seeping through the window, all thoughts turn to dreamy summer escapes. Spending the sultry days and balmy nights discovering the seas is the very epitome of a luxury vacation and aboard the superyacht charter MY Starfire you can lavish, lounge and lap up the beauty of bountiful adventures in the heart of the ocean. Whether sipping cognacs on the opulent deck as you snuggle under cashmere and explore the Fjords of Norway or taking the Jet Ski out to tear up the golden soaked […]

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