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Revealed: 17 of the World’s Most Expensive Classic Cars Sold at Auction

As all car lovers know, purchasing a classic car is about much more than getting around in style. It’s owning a piece of motoring history – and getting to hear the sound of a vintage engine rumbling into life. But as well as being a piece of art, buying a vintage car can be a good investment.  Research has shown that classic cars are the best investment for returns, with as much as a 28 percent return over 12 months – and 467 percent over 10 years. Car buyers have, accordingly, been willing to put a lot of money behind...

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Sotheby’s Home: Luxury Design Marketplace

Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) is pleased to announce the launch of Sotheby’s Home, an online consignment marketplace specializing in vintage and antique furniture, decorative objects and accessories. Sotheby’s Home connects collectors and design lovers with an approachable new platform to buy furniture, art and home décor from showrooms, dealers, interior designers and private individuals. For consignors, Sotheby’s Home offers a solution encompassing all steps of the selling process, from curation and photography to moving and delivery. Sotheby’s Home expands the brand’s growing e-commerce portfolio, which includes a robust program of live and online-only auctions as well as the retail business,...

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The Luxury Collection Debuts Its First Hotel In Jordan

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, announced today the opening of its first property in the Kingdom of Jordan, the highly anticipated Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 207-room hotel is located in the heart of Aqaba’s newest beachside destination, Saraya Aqaba, offering guests a contemporary luxury experience in a setting that merges Jordan’s rich heritage and history through traditional architecture, sumptuous décor and magnificent surroundings. The opening of Al Manara Hotel is the second collaboration between Marriott International and Eagle Hills Jordan, following the debut of W Amman earlier this year. An additional two hotel...

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Emaar Entertainment Launches the Most Luxurious Cinema Experience in the World in Dubai

Emaar Entertainment, the pioneer of innovative entertainment, leisure and retail concepts, and a business of global developer Emaar Properties, is redefining the luxury cinema experience with its Reel Cinemas in Dubai. Reel Cinemas has brought never-before-seen experiences to the world by elevating its cinemas to the next level of operational excellence, technology innovation, luxurious amenities and the highest standards of service. These are also driven by several global-first partnerships including with Dolby Cinema, ScreenX and its association with international restaurateur Guy Fieri. Recently, the all-new Reel Cinemas – The Dubai Mall, located in the world’s most visited retail and leisure destination,...

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The Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris: putting a stop to food waste

A luxury hotel with a conscience After making headlines as the first luxury hotel to win five Michelin stars in its three restaurants Le Cinq (3 stars), Le George (1 star) and L’Orangerie (1 star), the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris has committed to the cause of tomorrow’s fine cuisine. Simone Zanoni explains: “When we open up the path to excellence, we are bound to imagine tomorrow’s fine cuisine. And it will only reach its full potential through exemplary environmental responsibility. I’m not perfect, but I’m convinced that if everyone plays their part we could have a real impact for future generations. As chefs, we...

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AURA Brings First-of-its-kind Style to the Skies at Affordable Prices

Flight experience innovator ZED Aerospace will launch AURA, America’s first Five Star flight experience, in 2019.  AURA provides unrivaled luxurious and affordable service between small private airports of large U.S. cities, aboard a showcase fleet of custom Swiss-designed aircraft.  AURA, filling the gap between commercial airlines and private jets, will connect Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Denver with scheduled, frequent and reliable service in its first year.  The AURA fleet of Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft will be operated by Presidential Aviation, a well-established operator with an impeccable safety record that is ARGUS Gold rated and Wyvern Wingman certified. Beginning May 29, 2018, ZED Aerospace offers a...

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World Announces New Hotel Openings

This month, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) adds five new properties, including four newly opened hotels, to its portfolio of independently minded hotels around the world. Bask in the sun in Santorini, stay in the heart of Bangkok’s tourist district, take in sweeping views of stylish Shanghai, enjoy a piece of history at a Château in Chambord or indulge at one of the world’s most famous fashion houses. Relais de Chambord – Chambord, France 55 rooms from USD 197 per night including breakfast www.slh.com/chambord Opened March 16, 2018 Offering breath-taking views of the awe-inspiring Château de Chambord,...

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New Hotels Join Small Luxury Hotels of the World This Spring

This April, SLH adds five new hotels to its portfolio of independently minded hotels around the world, including a return to Dubrovnik with two ocean-front hotels right by the walls of the UNESCO Old Town, a wellness retreat in Spain, a sustainable hotel set between town and mountain in China and a slice of beach-side paradise in Bali. SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™ ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW HOTELS THIS APRIL Villa Orsula Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, CROATIA 13 rooms from USD 396 per night including breakfast www.slh.com/orsula Just five minutes’ walk from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, the small and perfectly-formed Villa Orsula...

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Luxe Collection by L.E. Hotels Welcomes Lotte New York Palace

Global hospitality brand, L.E. Hotels, has welcomed the iconic Lotte New York Palace to their Luxe Collection. This historic landmark in Manhattan offers 909 spacious and unforgettable guestrooms and suites with premier views of the city’s skyline, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. Lotte New York Palace is an incredible addition to the other properties within the Luxe Collection by L.E. Hotels. Known as a historic landmark in Manhattan, Lotte New York Palace offers the ideal setting for travelers looking to escape the bustling city for a relaxing and elegant retreat on Madison Avenue in Midtown. This New...

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Top 10 Real Estate News Stories – Celebrity Homes & More

The latest scoop on today’s most interesting real estate news and celebrity homes is featured at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. “Top 10 Real Estate News” “Basic Instinct Love House For Sale” The Carmel-by-the-Sea home where Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone hooked up in the 1992 ‘Basic Instinct’ movie thriller is for sale at $16.995 million. The 16-room, 12,000-square-foot home on two acres features Pacific Ocean views, two kitchens, domed library and a soda fountain. In another connection to fame, a former owner was Steve Fossett who disappeared in 2007 after setting a number of land and sea speed records including the first person to fly...

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The Peninsula Hotels announces partnership with Hong Kong LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan

The Peninsula Hotels is delighted to announce a partnership with Hong Kong LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan for 2018, in a sponsorship deal which involves the athlete becoming an ambassador for The Peninsula brand when she travels around the world. “With over 150 years of history in Hong Kong, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels and The Peninsula Hotels are very proud of what Tiffany has achieved as a Hong Kong home-grown sporting talent,” said Mr. Clement Kwok, CEO of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited. “It is a remarkable achievement for Tiffany to have qualified to play on the LPGA Tour, the highest-level ladies golfing...

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LOUIS XIII Announces Fairmont Le Château Frontenac as the Newest Global Fortress Destination

Luxury French Cognac, LOUIS XIII, is proud to announce Fairmont Le Château Frontenac with the distinguished honor of being named the newest global LOUIS XIII Fortress destination – a highly coveted global designation which is bestowed upon an establishment. As a LOUIS XIII Fortress, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will become a guardian of LOUIS XIII’s heritage by sharing their legacy, craftsmanship, and dedication to excellence with their patrons. LOUIS XIII Fortresses are given the prestigious opportunity to house LOUIS XIII’s magnum crystal decanter filled with their exquisite blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced 100% from Grande Champagne, the first cru of the Cognac region. The...

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