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A NEW HALLUCINOGENIC UNEARTHED; MANDRAKE HOTEL

The Mandrake; a rare Mediterranean plant traditionally used as a narcotic. Embracing this concept in a hotel may seem risky, if not borderline disastrous, yet with five stars to its name, London’s Mandrake Hotel is indeed working it’s hallucinogenic magic. From the peculiar architecture, outlandish design, surreal art to an experimental cocktail list – the […]

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137 PILLARS: A NEW SYMBOL OF HOTEL OPULENCE

In traditional Thai culture, pillars (sao) were not simply architectural constructions but also a symbol of wealth. The more pillars a house has, the more prominent and important the owner of the house is. 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, employs this age-old philosophy into its modern structure, elegant designs and impeccable hospitality. Located above […]

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ASIA PACIFIC LAUNCH OF THE NEW CONTINENTAL GT; BENTLEY’S LATEST CREATION SETS NEW STANDARDS IN LUXURY GRAND TOURING

Bentley’s most recent addition makes its anticipated Asia-Pacific debut in Australia’s Gold Coast. As predicted, the redesigned third-generation Continental GT exudes style and sophistication from boot to bonnet. In every possible facet, Continental GT is a toast to the past, present and future. The charming automobile pays homage to Bentley’s defining values of luxury and elegance […]

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SNØHETTA CHANNELS JAMES BOND FOR AESOP’S NEW SLOANE SQUARE STORE

SNØHETTA CHANNELS JAMES BOND FOR AESOP’S NEW SLOANE SQUARE STORE  You might think Aesop’s 200th global store opening deserves a song-and-dance. But, the ever-understated Australian skincare stalwart has rung in its achievement in typical style – quietly. Designed by Norwegian interior architect and seven-time collaborator Snøhetta, the 100 sq m Sloane Square flagship is a subtle choreography […]

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WITH INTERIORS BY PIERO LISSONI, SANLORENZO’S NEW YACHT OFFERS A FLEXIBLE TAKE ON WATERBORNE LIVING

As yachts get bigger, so do the options and opportunities for extravagant interior design, features, facilities, finishes and accoutrements. A visit to the first SuperYacht Gallery, held at London’s Saatchi Gallery at the start of June, demonstrated this trend in full effect: there was pretty much nothing you can’t do on board a boat, given the […]

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SOLID FOUNDATIONS: THE YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM OPENS IN MARRAKECH

Wrapped with terracotta brick and earthen-coloured terrazzo, the new and much-anticipated Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech melds effortlessly into its ochre surrounds. Its understated façade, with its blend of swooping curves and straight lines, is a fitting tribute to the elegance of the late designer’s couture creations. Upon its opening tomorrow, the museum is set […]

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MIDDLE EASTERN STAR: JEAN NOUVEL’S LOUVRE ABU DHABI MAKES ITS GRAND DEBUT

Perched on a tip of land that juts out into the sea on Saadiyat Island, Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi has the appearance of a hovering spacecraft that has arrived from a distant universe. Its armour-like domed roof, measuring 180m in diameter, is made up of eight interlocking layers of aluminium and stainless steel that […]

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NATURE AND DESIGN CONVERGE AT BAAN BANYAN’S PALATIAL VILLA

Upon arrival you might mistake Baan Banyan for an oriental paradise – hidden from raucous tourists and attractions, beneath lush tropical forest, this private luxury villa is exactly that. With 5,450 square metres of property, Baan Banyan is perched on the Kamala Bay hillside in an area renowned as ‘Millionaire Mile’, home to the most […]

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MONDRIAN, DOHA, QATAR

As anyone familiar with Mondrian hotels knows, understatement is not the chain’s defining trait. From outside – and especially at night – the group’s latest property in Doha resembles something dreamed up by Hayao Miyazaki, and this hallucinogenic quality continues within. The 270-key property comes with seven in-house eateries, including the craft beer and burgers spot Hudson Tavern, Japanese […]

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USHUAÏA: THE CLUB I THE EXPERIENCE

When two global phenomenons merged in 2011, the music and hotel industries respectively, a fuse lit that still refuses to dimmer six years on. Ushuaia Beach Hotel is as the name suggests, part hotel and part open air club. Renowned for being the epicentre of deep house hits with heat thumping bass and summer groove. […]

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