Thursday, April 19, 2018

The World’s First Underwater Villa Conrad Maldives Rangali Island


Though it’s undeniably sexy, it may be time to rethink the overwater villa. Debuting over half a century ago, it is now a mainstay of luxury resorts everywhere, from Tahiti to Mexico and even Dubai. And while the accommodation style is clearly not going anywhere anytime soon, properties are stepping up their game, debuting villas complete with sauna-clad wellness rooms and bathtubs with serious views. One of the brands at the forefront of this reimagining is Conrad, updating its overwater accommodations by building up (the hospitality group debuted the first two-story overwater villas in Bora Bora last year) and, much more surprisingly, by building down.

The world’s first underwater villa will debut at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort by the end of the year—marking the completion of a $15 million research investment that will quite literally let guests sleep with the fishes. The new undersea residence, named Muraka (“coral” in Dhivehi), has been designed by MJ Murphy, a New Zealand–based aquarium technology firm, and will sit nestled into the sand and coral some 16 feet under the turquoise-blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The villa features a sweeping curved dome—a similar design to the property’s underwater restaurant, Ithaa, which was another world first when it debuted in 2005—that allows guests to watch the marine life swim by from the comfort of their plush king bed. A living area and bathroom are also located underwater, where guests will be able to catch whale sharks, stingrays, and lionfish swim and play while lounging with a cocktail in hand or brushing their teeth.

If they start to feel a little weary of being under the sea, guests can head upstairs to the above-water portion of the residence. Though certainly more traditional, this area boasts all of the luxuries of the best overwater villas—think sweeping Indian Ocean views, sunset-facing decks, and a glimmering infinity pool. In all, Muraka can sleep up to nine guests across its above- and below-water bedrooms—and guests will have plenty of room to spread out, as the villa also features a private gym, kitchen, bar, and dining and living rooms.

Guests of Muraka will also have full access to the property’s two spas, 12 restaurants and bars, and long lineup of ocean activities—if they can tear themselves away from the mesmerizing scene below water or from their private sun loungers above, that is.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Villa Syrene, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Italy


This spectacular beachfront luxury villa in Sorrento—situated on the finest private estate in the city, just a short walk from downtown—offers enchanting and expansive outdoor living spaces and gardens, breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and exquisite interior spaces with period décor and classical, museum-worthy objets d'art. For family reunions, momentous occasions, or destination wedding guests seeking consummate elegance on the Amalfi Coast, Villa Syrene is a truly incomparable choice.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rimac’s Concept Two Hypercar 1.914 Horses


Will Rimac’s  Euros 1,6 million / $2 Million Concept Two Hypercar Live Up to the Hype?
A total of 1,914 horses will purportedly propel the vehicle from zero to 100 kph /60 mph in 1.85 seconds and allow it to reach 415 kph / 258 mph.

Amazing Beaches in Brazil


The country’s party-centric attitude is reflected in its many lively beaches. But if you know where to look, you can also find some impressive seaside retreats hidden along the coast.
If there is one destination known for its beaches, it’s Brazil. Rio de Janeiro alone has dozens, each as loud and lively as the next.

Friday, April 13, 2018

21 Nettleton , Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa


21 Nettleton is a Boutique Hotel located in Clifton, Cape Town. This property boasts five luxurious suites, all with individual ensuites, four of which have private balconies to ensure complete privacy.

Coco Prive Private Island North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean

Located in the North Male Atoll of the Maldives, this lavish private Island paradise is all yours. Six separate luxury villas surrounded by lush vegetation, white-sand beachfront, and an amazing coral reef.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

First Ever Luxury Space Hotel Announced


At yesterday’s Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California, plans for the pioneering space hotel Aurora Station were revealed by the company behind its development, Orion Span.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Chalet Valentine - Meribel, French Alps, France


Modern luxury meets Alpine charm at Chalet Valentine. Set just steps from the piste a few miles from the picturesque village of Méribel, this newly built ski villa also has everything from a private spa to a home theater.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Superyacht Charter – You May Want To consider These Six Things


With so many superyachts gleaming at the docks, it can be difficult to select a superyacht charter. Obviously, the luxury yacht needs to take you to dream destinations while providing all the comfort you desire, but there is more to picking a superyacht to charter than meets the eyes.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Chopard CEO on the latest developments at Baselworld 2018


Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-president and CEO of Chopard, talks about the strengths of the brand, which skilfully weds feminine design and inherent values