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Stars in paradise!

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Imagine watching a movie in a private outdoor cinema or be spell bound by an in house astronomer who talks you through the wonders of the stars, that twinkle and bewitch in the night sky somehow allowing them a living presence as they reflect in your champagne glass.  A new observatory with the largest and most powerful telescope in the Maldives is on the ro[...]

Naladhu Private Island Maldives

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With only 20 beach houses sprinkled around a palm-fringed island in the middle of the ocean, Naladhu Private Island Maldives exemplifies castaway luxury. Naladhu Private Island has been a popular choice for guests from all around the world for a number of years as it provides  luxury, exclusivity and privacy that they typically seek from a holiday in the [...]

Q & A with Mr. Gauderic Harang Resident Manager of Naladhu Private Island

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Tell us something that most people don’t know about the hotel? Our pastry department produce every bread, pastries, and cake that our guests eat, internally. Nothing outsourced, which is quite impressive looking at the quality of these. What inspired you to become GM? Working with inspiring team from different cultures and connecting with people. What [...]

Picture-Perfect Happiness in Lourmarin

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Contributing Editor Lucy Self explores her pursuit of happiness and finds it in one of the most beautiful villages in France – Lourmarin. ‘You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.’ Albert Camus With these words ringing in my ears I head into the Lubero[...]

Q&A with Dylan Counsel General Manager of Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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Tell us something about you that most people don’t know about the hotel? The name of the hotel is interesting. Kihavah is the Dhivehi word for young coconut. The island is well known for the coconut trees which produce the sweetest coconuts in the Maldives. What inspired you to become GM? My start into the hospitality and hotel industry was early – at the[...]

Q&A with Mariano Silvestri General Manager of the Park Hyatt Maldives

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What inspired you to become General Manager? The lady representing hoteliers at my school careers fair was very pretty! Haha! But really, being a GM is a dream come true. It integrates all the best part of hospitality – caring for guests and innovating to make every stay exceptional – with the serious business side of things, which is fascinating and certai[...]

In The Land of Luxury

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Featured   The word Luxury is almost extinct in our modern, facilitated existence where the Apple Watch is named as a luxury accessory and active influencers in the luxury market are under 20 years old. Where mobile marketing and trendsetters, are the affidavits of style, and where Facebook is the most reliable reference to quality; whe[...]

MARBELLA’S BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

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When it was established in the 1950’s by playboy Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Marbella was a small and rural community, a place where peaceful pine forests connected with the Mediterranean coastline. It quickly became the darling of the European aristocracy, thanks to the creation of a 20 room Andalusian style finca. As a result of its popularity,[...]

Destination Ski

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There is something of a bewildering intensity about the Alps; especially now as winter casts a magical tapestry of fresh whiteness decking the frosty summits. They become a fantasy wonderland of jaw-dropping beauty with perhaps some of the most stunning scenery in the world. The smorgasbord of language, culture, tradition, food and favourite tipples – mostly[...]

Luxury on your doorstep

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Today’s society has the world at its fingertips, particularly for the affluent traveller. A new supersonic jet could make it possible to fly from London to New York in the same time it would take to drive to Cardiff; and many of us would think nothing of picking up galangal, kaffir lime leaves and coconut milk to make a Thai green curry. But can our home-gro[...]
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