Even the spires of New York City’s iconic skyline sported the brand’s signature red.

To cap off a world-wide celebration in over 60 countries, Ferrari unveiled a public exhibition in New York City over Columbus Day weekend to celebrate its 70th anniversary with fans, clients and collectors alike.

Iconic classics were on display, as well as notable examples of contemporary models.

At Rockefeller Plaza, Ferrari fans were treated to an open-air exhibition displaying one extraordinary car per decade, as well as the limited edition LaFerrari Aperta and Michael Schumacher’s Grand-Prix winning F2001.

In front of the Hublot Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue, a store-front exhibition of iconic racing cars, past and present delighted crowds.

Supercars and priceless models, such as the 250 LM, from across the decades showcased Ferrari’s iconic status at RM Sotheby’s.

And at the Ferrari New York Showroom, front-engine V12s stole the spotlight.

A champagne toast in Rockefeller Plaza closed the weekend exhibition on Sunday evening, where Ferrari commissioned celebrated street artist Mitchell Schoerr for a live performance that was later auctioned for charity to benefit Save the Children.

 

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Luxury and experiential travel network Virtuoso, along with its more than 16,000 travel advisors worldwide, has revealed the hottest hotel openings around the globe for this fall and beyond.

From relaxing resorts to iconic urban landmarks, these five properties are sure to make an indelible impression on guests when they open or reopen over the next several months:

Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, China – Opening late 2017
Situated in a tranquil riverside location in the heart of the city, Bulgari Hotel Shanghai will feature contemporary, spacious rooms and exceptional guest amenities including Maserati transportation. Offering stunning views of the city’s dramatic skyline, the hotel is located just minutes from attractions such as the iconic Bund and the museums of People’s Square. Virtuoso guests will enjoy an upgrade at arrival if available, breakfast for two daily offered 24 hours a day, hotel credit valued at $100 USD, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check in and late check-out if available.

Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, China

Montage Los Cabos, Mexico – Opening spring of 2018 
Perched upon 39 acres of white-sand beachfront, Montage Los Cabos will feature 122 expansive rooms and suites when it opens. The resort will offer spectacular views and unique walk-in access to the finest swimming, diving and snorkeling in the region. Guests can take advantage of wellness programs and treatments at Spa Montage, and fitness offerings including two pools and tennis and recreational lawn facilities. Virtuoso guests will receive an upgrade when they arrive if available, daily breakfast for two, special amenity, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check-in and late check-out subject to availability.

Raffles Europejski Warsaw, Poland – Reopening spring of 2018 
Originally opened in 1857, the legendary hotel in Warsaw’s historic district has recently undergone restoration to preserve its heritage and character. Raffles Europejski, Warsaw will offer 106 elegant guestrooms and suites, a restaurant with an outdoor terrace showcasing Poland’s cuisine, a bar and cigar lounge, a patisserie and a spa. Virtuoso guests will enjoy an upgrade upon arrival, based on availability; daily buffet breakfast for two; hotel credit worth $100 USD; complimentary roundtrip private airport transfers; complimentary Wi-Fi; and early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.

Raffles Europejski Warsaw, Poland

Hotel Lutetia, Paris France – Reopening spring of 2018  
The hotel on the Left Bank in Paris, opened in 1910, has attracted celebrities from the worlds of arts, culture and politics over the years. The Art Nouveau gem will offer 184 rooms and suites, a spa, fitness facilities, and jazz and cigar bars. Its esteemed Lutetia Brasserie will feature a bar, terrace, show kitchen and private dining room. Virtuoso guests will enjoy an upgrade upon arrival, based on availability; daily breakfast for two; $100 USD equivalent credit to be used during stay; complimentary Wi-Fi; and early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.

Lvutetia Hotel Paris

Six Senses Bhutan, Bhutan – Opening late 2018
Five unique resorts in different locations will unite under the Six Senses name to offer an intimate new lodging experience with only 82 suites among all the properties. Each resort focuses on a specific theme, such as culture, and will feature the signature Six Senses qualities, including eco-friendly design, personalized service, world-class cuisine and wellness. Virtuoso guests will receive a daily buffet breakfast for two, special amenity, complimentary Wi-Fi, and early check-in and late check-out if available.

Six Senses Bhutan, Bhutan

Each hotel has been carefully evaluated to ensure it meets Virtuoso’s rigorous standards, and invited to take part in the organization’s Preview program. As part of Preview, hotels partner with the network and its advisors during the crucial preopening phase, receiving guidance from the industry’s best sales force and a head start on bookings. In addition, guests who reserve their stay at Preview hotels through a Virtuoso advisor receive exclusive perks not available through any other channel, delivering value upwards of $450 per stay in room upgrades, meals, spa treatments and other experiences. Virtuoso Preview is part of the network’s renowned Hotels & Resorts program, celebrating 25 years of industry leadership in 2017, which encompasses more than 1,200 world-class hotels, resorts, spas, lodges, luxury camps and villas in over 100 countries.

 

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Rolls-Royce Unveils $12.8M Luxury Car, Sweptail

June 1, 2017

Rolls-Royce unveiled a custom-designed one-off luxury car, called Sweptail, at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este on 27 May. The new one-off model is not just another custom-made Rolls-Royce car, Sweptail has seen some exquisite levels of luxury. At $12.8 million, it might also be the world’s most expensive new car ever, according to commentators. The Sweptail takes inspiration from the Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s. According to Rolls-Royce, the client of the super expensive Sweptail was a “connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items, including super-yachts and private aircraft”. The idea was […]

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The Maldives: Paradise Found

June 1, 2017

As the seaplane descends from the clouds high above the sun-dappled cerulean water, I gaze transfixed at the island’s virgin white sand. Dolphins happily race each other as a nearby yacht traverses miles of serene blue ocean. No matter how many pictures you’ve seen, no matter how many other stunning beaches you’ve run across barefoot, you’ll never be prepared for the sheer beauty of the Maldives. The first view of the archipelago literally takes your breath away. A nation made up of 26 atolls—islands with coral reefs encircling a lagoon—spread out over 56,000 square […]

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Diamonds are Now a Car’s Best Friend Thanks to Rolls-Royce

March 8, 2017

It looks like Rolls-Royce took Rihanna’s advice to “shine bright like diamond” literally. The British automakers have now developed a special type of paint that is mixed with over 1,000 crushed diamonds as an exterior finish on a custom Ghost. The Ghost, considered a favorite among luxury car enthusiasts, typically begins at $300,000. Named “Diamond Stardust,” the brand claims that this is the first time the exterior finish has ever been applied to a vehicle, and took over two months to develop into a smooth paint that wouldn’t feel like sandpaper. Not only is this the most expensive […]

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Curious Traveler’s Secrets of Rome

March 8, 2017

Christine van Blokland, the award-winning travel writer, producer & host of Curious Traveler on PBS & Create-TV, shares her Secrets of Rome. Secrets of the Pantheon:  How does the Pantheon stand up?  The Pantheon is an Ancient Roman engineering marvel, and the largest unsupported dome in the world, at 142 feet in diameter. To compare, the US Capitol dome is only 96 feet across.  The Pantheon dome is thought to symbolize the roundness of the Earth, or the dome of heaven. Ancient Romans created their own special blend of super-lightweight concrete, getting lighter towards the top, so […]

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Top real estate sales of 2016: L.A.’s record year included two $100-million sales

February 2, 2017

Storied estates and speculative development in Los Angeles County’s toniest neighborhoods pushed the high-end market to new heights in 2016. Of the dozen single-family home sales of $30 million or more, two changed hands at $100 million — a record-setting mark once thought of as unattainable. Here’s a larger look at the most expensive homes sold this year in Greater L.A. $100 million — Holmby Hills Daren Metropoulos, the son of billionaire investor C. Dean Metropoulos and principal at the investment firm Metropoulos & Co., made real estate history in August with the purchase […]

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Two Gold Infused Rolls-Royce Phantoms Created, The Most Expensive Rolls-Royces Ever Built

February 1, 2017

From mixing pure gold paint to searching swamps for 48,000-year-old wood, the world’s luxury car makers are going to greater and greater lengths to meet their clients’ needs, but they’re doing so in a way that maintains their brand ethos and keeps their cars out of independent tuner and customization garages. Rolls-Royce this month put the final touches to the biggest single bespoke order in its history — 30 unique extended wheelbase Phantoms that will serve as guest shuttles for THE 13, an ultra-exclusive Macau hotel. Each car’s exterior boasts a unique shade of […]

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Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie 2017: most spectacular perpetual calendar watches

February 1, 2017

Inside the 43mm case of the Tourbograph Perpetual ‘Pour le Merite’, one finds the Lange manufacture calibre L133.1. This manual-wound movement, which offers a split-seconds chronograph and tourbillon, also incoporates a perpetual calendar, the first time the latter complication appears on the visionary “Pour le Merite” collection. As with its predecessor, this 1,319-component timepiece features a fusee-and-chain transmission, with the latter comprising 636 components alone. Another new introduction is a black-polished sculpted tourbillon bridge, which perfectly matches the curves of the aperture; the process of polishing required the creation of special tools and intense weeks […]

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Yachts Miami Beach 2017

January 3, 2017

Following an outstanding makeover in 2016, this year’s edition of Yachts Miami Beach will see Collins Avenue once again come alive with superyachts available for sale and charter. Yachts Miami Beach takes place over four days in February, treating discerning guests to a line-up of world-leading motor yachts in an appropriately glamorous environment of Miami . Indeed, the Indian Creek Waterway becomes a jaw-dropping exhibition space with over one million square feet of luxury brands and ambassadors. Introduced in 2016, the Island Gardens Marina on Watson Island will be open for show-goers to inspect […]

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