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Continued Growth for Global Art Market, Active Buying by Millennial Collectors

Global art market up 6% to an estimated $67.4 billion, its second highest level in 10 years. US retains position as the largest market; and the United Kingdom regains its place as the second largest market ahead of China. UBS research collaboration reveals fresh insight on collecting behaviors of high net worth individuals in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. UBS and Art Basel today published the third edition of the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, authored by renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew, and integrating strands of research from UBS. A comprehensive and macro-level analysis of the global art market in 2018, the...

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45% jump in enquiries for second passports – the ultimate luxury item for HNW individuals

A second passport or permanent overseas residency is now the ultimate luxury item for high-net-worth individuals, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The comments from deVere Group’s Nigel Green come as his company reports a 45 per cent year-on-year jump in enquiries from individuals across the globe who are seeking citizenship and/or residency outside their country of origin. Mr Green observes: “Wealthy individuals around the world are now increasingly considering investing in a second citizenship or overseas residency. “A second passport or elite residency in a host country are now widely perceived...

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City Shifts: Four Themes Changing Luxury Real Estate In Major Markets

The character of a city is always changing. The last decade has in many ways, seen the rebirth of great cities. There has been a flowering of innovative architecture from Bjarke Ingels, David Adjaye, Frank Gehry, and many other talents doing some of their most inspired work. The renewed interest in cities has also meant a resurgence in demand for the benefits that come from urban living, specifically a desire to live in vibrant areas with walkable neighborhoods like those that have transformed both large and small cities. The coming decades will see increased population in urban areas. The...

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Ultimate Andrea Bocelli Experience

Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer Andrea Bocelli has often been described as having the most beautiful voice in the world. Bocelli is currently on tour promoting his latest album Si. His tour will end at the Teatro del Silenzio (Theater of Silence) in Lajatico – Tuscany on July 25, 2019. Following this final performance, he’s opening up his home after the show to a handful of exclusive guests! Seating is limited, so please find details of the experience below and be sure to book your reservation early…this VIP luxury travel experience will not last. Andrea Bocelli Experience Teatro del Silenzio...

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Morphy’s to Auction Tiffany Lamps, Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona John Player Special Wristwatch, Rare European Cameo Glass, Dec. 5-6

In carrying on the legacy of James D. Julia, the venerable New England auction house it acquired last year, Morphy Auctions will present a Dec. 5-6 sale featuring exquisite fine and decorative art from the highest echelons of 19th- and early 20th-century American and European production. Among the 1,539 lots to be auctioned over two days are exceptional rarities by Tiffany Studios, Daum Nancy, Galle, Martin Brothers, Thomas Webb, and many of their revered contemporaries. Paintings and other artworks are led by such widely collected artists as Jasper Cropsey and Alexander Calder, while the extensive fine jewelry section is topped by an 18K gold Rolex Daytona Ref 6241 “Paul Newman”...

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Belmond Cadogan Hotel Provides A New Stylish Option In The Heart Of London

Travelers searching for a new level of luxury in London can look forward to discovering Belmond Cadogan Hotel, opening early 2019. The hotel is celebrating its opening with a special offer available only to guests who reserve their stay through an advisor affiliated with leading global luxury travel network Virtuoso®. Travelers who book from February 1 to April 30, 2019 will receive a guaranteed suite upgrade at the time of their reservation upon availability. After that date, the hotel will provide an upgrade upon arrival if available. Belmond Cadogan Hotel will also provide the following complimentary advantages on an ongoing basis exclusively for clients of Virtuoso travel advisors:...

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Rosewood Venice To Open In 2020

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Italian real estate company Gruppo Barletta to manage Rosewood Venice, which is set to open in 2020 as the ultra-luxury brand’s second property in Italy and eighth in Europe. Located in the heart of the bustling Cannaregio neighborhood, Rosewood Venice will be housed within the magnificent fifteenth century Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli and located near many of the city’s most legendary landmarks, including the Strada Nova, Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, and Palazzo Ducale. Constructed in the mid-1400s by Filippo Calendario, the master architect of the stunning Palazzo Ducale, the Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli is...

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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Ups the Luxury Ante

A Star is Reborn It may take nine months to have a baby, but the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore took a full 12 months to birth their new look of luxury. Nowhere is it better showcased than in The Suite Collection. Perhaps rebirth is a more fitting description since it was the same interior design team of Hirsch Bedner Associates as they were responsible for the original interior in 1994! Their brand-new colour palette draws its inspiration from the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and close to the hotel. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore unveils luxury themed...

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Chef Julien Royer Signs Agreement with Sarment’s Keyyes Luxury Digital Platform

Sarment Holding Limited (TSXV SAIS) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Julien Royer, a world renowned chef, in a collaboration with its digital platform Keyyes. Julien Royer, a two-starred Michelin chef and owner of one of world’s top fine dining restaurants, Odette, is now working together with Keyyes’ Gourmet marketplace to offer its community a chance to purchase the exact ingredients that he uses in his restaurant’s kitchen. Odette is Chef Royer’s first personal project, which earned two Michelin stars within nine months of its opening in 2015. He previously headlined award-winning restaurants like Jaan in Singapore and...

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Palladium Hotel Group to Open Two New Luxury Resorts in Mexico

Palladium Hotel Group is about to grow its portfolio of luxury five-star accommodation with the opening of a brand-new development to the northeast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The five-star family-friendly property, Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, and the adults-only TRS Coral Hotel, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, will open on 1st November 2018, adding a new proposition to the almost untouched region of Costa Mujeres, just 20 minutes from Cancun’s airport. The hotels’ location in the beautiful area of Costa Mujeres, said to be one of the hidden treasures of Mexico, allows guests to discover pristine beaches...

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney set to debut at 1 Martin Place in October 2019

The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has today announced that as of 18 October 2019, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts will be responsible for the management of the hotel located at 1 Martin Place, currently The Westin Sydney.  The hotel will be re-branded The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. 1 Martin Place forms the southern face of Martin Place, a bustling pedestrian boulevard and public gathering place located in the civic heart of Sydney’s CBD. The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts presently owns and operates two award-winning hotels in Singapore: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (opened in 2001) and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (opened in 2010). Both...

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World-Renowned Designer Adam D. Tihany Appointed Creative Director of New Cunard Ship

Luxury cruise company, Cunard is proud to announce that world-renowned designer, Adam D. Tihany has been appointed Creative Director of its upcoming new ship. Tihany will oversee the entire interior design process of the much-anticipated, but still unnamed ship, which will join the Cunard fleet in 2022. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most talented designers, Tihany has made his name creating beautiful spaces for luxurious and iconic hotels, restaurants and resorts across the globe, including The Beverly Hills Hotel, Belmond Hotel Cipriani and The Oberoi New Delhi. “The name Cunard is obviously magical and I’m very excited...

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