Author: luxebeat

Crystal Symphony Completes Her Most Dramatic Redesign Ever

Share: One of the most awarded luxury ships in the world has a sophisticated new look, offering travelers freshly imagined choices during their global vacations. Crystal Symphony has emerged from dry dock, returning to the seas with newly designed spaces, features and amenities that luxury travelers crave. The ship’s new Open Seating dining concept ushers in new restaurants on board, while more of the spacious, butler-serviced Penthouse accommodations were added. Throughout the ship, state-of-the-art technological upgrades were installed, enhancing guests’ connectivity and access to entertainment and news on demand. The month-long dry dock redesign marks the most expansive makeover in Crystal Symphony’s esteemed...

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Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels announces groundbreaking ceremony for The Peninsula London

Share: The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) today celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for The Peninsula London in Belgravia, London. The Duke of Westminster attended as Guest of Honour at the ceremony which was hosted by HSH Chairman, The Honourable Sir Michael Kadoorie. Speaking at the event, Sir Michael said: “This is an important day for our group. We were most pleased, after many decades of searching, to have found such a magnificent location for The Peninsula London hotel and residences. It is our vision that The Peninsula London shall be recognised as one of the finest hotels in the world. We will...

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Cocktails with a View: 7 Rooftop Bars in Dubai

Share: Enjoy cocktails in the clouds with these rooftop bars offering the most awe-inspiring views of Dubai’s skyline The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country with paradoxical contrasts. Indeed, while its seven emirates are rooted in Islamic traditions, the country is still host to veritable influences. While Ajman & Umm Al Quwain provide glimpses of the country’s pre-oil days, Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, and Dubai play hosts as glamorous playgrounds for tourists and non-Muslims alike. Despite its profound traditions, the UAE has opened its arms and doors to a mosaic of culture, providing some truly world-class experiences....

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous – Exclusive Bars Around the World

Share: From rubbing shoulders with well-known faces to elite guest lists, we’ve recently researched into the world’s most exclusive bars and members clubs, illustrating what it takes to paint the town red like the rich and famous. Here are just a few to add to your bucket list! 5 Hertford Street – London, UK – So secret that even the membership cost isn’t revealed to the applicant, this West London spot is frequented by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney. Metropolitan Club – New York, USA – Opened by the famous banker JP Morgan, the membership costs a cool...

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How to Prepare for a Sabbatical Year

Share: If you are stuck in your office browsing through pictures with tropical beaches and dazzling mountains, you could be just tired or in need of a real, extended break. The idea of a sabbatical year (or half-year) emerged in academia, but applies to most careers and can help avoid burnout. Humans are explorers, conquerors, and although we have settled into 9 to 5 routines, our ancestral wondering lust did not die with this. There is something about going on an adventure that makes people rediscover the simple pleasures, think more about their role in the world and emerge...

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