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Private Airbus A340: Unimaginable Luxury thematics Reaches for the Sky!

The Airbus A340 is a magnificent flying machine in its own right. Add to that an exclusive and luxurious interior that would suit royalty, and such is the incredibly high standard of interior design by British interior designer Celia Sawyer. With a touch of glamour that Celia is well known for, there has never been anything like this project before.

The owner of this Airbus A340 wanted a ‘floating palace in the clouds’. He requested grand spacious, areas with multiple entertainment options to keep guests entertained while cruising around the world in the sky. The client is a member of a royal family in the Middle East, and Celia clicked with him immediately.

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With a team of artisans working on the beautiful project, the salon and lounge areas boast individual, gold-plated sections. They trace the curves of the aircraft creating a ‘wow’ look to those sections of the interior, which blends well with the unique and made to order, linear furniture that is decorated with hand-stitched Tuscan leather and elegant velvet. Two crystal chandeliers with 24-karat-gold accents adorn the lounge, while the bar area is impressively lit from beneath to create a magnificent visual effect. In the main bathroom, there is a Swarovski-crystal-and-glass washbasin, and the bathroom has midnight blue marble, and a fully integrated mirror faced TV screen.

The experimental project is a glamorous and glossy one, somewhat reminiscent of hotel or restaurant basking in high-quality leather interior furnishings. The interior does not resemble that of a plane, instead offers relaxed and pleasurable surroundings that will make passengers forget they are in the sky in a plane. Celia Sawyer’s career as an interior designer with a flair for the unexpected and brilliant! Her next project is with the Royal Navy, designing the Officers’ Mess on the HMS Queen Elizabeth warship, another prestigious and historical project.

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Zaha Hadid $140 Million Luxury Futuristic Fortress Residence

The only residence ever designed by the late, great Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect. Hidden in the Barvikha Forest, close to Moscow in Russia, the house was commissioned by the Russian James Bond; Vladislav Doronin, as described by Hadid. Named the Capital Hill Residence, the ideal project includes a master suite bedroom elevated 36 meters into the sky, towering above the surrounding forest. The cost of this unique and superlative dwelling is a cool USD 140 million! The concept was born over a decade ago, with the design first drawn on a napkin! Doronin requested that he wake up with blue skies and no neighbours, free of distractions.

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The house has several levels, some of them underground. There are three floors on the forested terrain rising to 22 meters which are artfully sheltered by angled glass facades and extensive, broad roofs. There is an impressive and expansive 65-foot-long swimming pool, a massage parlour, a hammam, a beautiful Japanese garden and even a nightclub!

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There are beautiful geometric shapes and angles overhanging the walls, creating an elegant and aesthetic feel. The lower level contains a grand library, children’s bedrooms, kitchen and lounge areas. All the latest electronic security features and every conceivable luxury is built into the house, which is to be expected with such a hefty price tag! The project is a masterpiece and an absolute testament to Zaha’s genius, and his signature features are carved all over this marvellous creation. It features all the organic intricacy, complexity and a feeling of bright, open space. Since this is Zaha Hadid’s only residence, the exclusivity of the building is even more accentuated. It is one of a kind and a Kind of Magic! Although the house is a fortress, it looks like a palace!

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Bugatti Chiron for Race Track $3.8m

The Bugatti Chiron, 2018 is sheer perfection! The $3 million-plus price tag offers drivers an unparalleled experience of excellence. With an incredible top speed of 261 miles per hour, the Chiron flies like an arrow! The control of the vehicle is as comfortable to drive at low speed as it is at high speed. Recently unveiled at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti Chiron has been turning heads and impressing with its exceptional design, sleek contours and lovely curves. The car is engineered to do even better on the race track! It is powered by a monstrous, 1,500 horsepower, via a 16-cylinder engine complete with four turbochargers.

The suspension is harder, allowing for even better road holding, and the Chiron weighs 40 pounds less than its predecessor, making the car more nimble and agile. The gentle, on-road character and easy control remain intact, if not improved by the individual wheel control system. The steering has also been modified, upgraded and enhanced with the new torque vectoring program for the all-wheel-drive Bugatti Chiron Sport. The Sport’s windshield wiper arms are made from carbon fibre and have been redesigned to be more aerodynamic.

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With a starting price of $3.4 million, the Bugatti Chiron is the absolute pinnacle of luxury sports driving. The Chiron Sports costs $400,000 more pushing up the price for that model up to $3.8 million! There can be no doubt that the new Bugatti Chiron is one of the most prestigious and beautiful cars ever to be created. The luxury it exudes, the presence it commands, and the unbelievable speed combine to create what has to be one of the dream cars of the decade. The history and pedigree that the Bugatti brand offers to put all other sports cars into the pale. Bugatti forms part of the Volkswagen Group.

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Legendary Cruise Ship QE2 Becomes Floating Hotel in Dubai with $100 million investment

The legendary cruise ship becomes a luxury floating hotel in Dubai! Opening in 2018, the Dubai based hotel company, PCFC Hotels will be investing up to $100 million to transform the ship into a unique and superb hotel complex. The project will see the last of the great 20th century Atlantic liners, the QE2  which weighs 70,000 tons, turned into luxury accommodation and a museum centre at the prestigious, Mina Rashid on the Dubai waterfront.

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The QE2 II was retired in 2008, after four decades of service and was sold to Dubai World for conversion into a luxury floating hotel. The accommodation will include a selection of restored staterooms and luxury suites. There are thirteen restaurants and bars. Restaurants will consist of the Chart Room, which is a historic lounge and bar, a traditional English pub, all-day restaurants, a cabaret lounge, and a new version of the ship’s old Yacht Club. The museum is housed on the adjacent peer and details the colourful history of the much loved liner, which carried over 2.5 million passengers, sailed on 1,400 sea voyages, and 25 world tours with 6 million nautical miles travelled!

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The QE2 cost US$80 million and was built at the John Brown Shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland. It was launched in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II and was a showcase to British engineering and innovative design at the time. With a soft launch in April, the new QE2 hotel will make its grand launch in October 2018, and it promises to be an epic event! The lovely lady will continue to make history, but this time she will rest her engines, and pamper her guests with a timeless and glorious experience of true British style class and elegance.

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Eaton Square, Belgravia, London For Sale £30m

Located in the prestigious Belgravia, Eaton Square, London, this contemporary house has every luxury imaginable. Beyond the classic stucco fronted façade lies a lavish family home, internally laid out over several floors, with five large bedroom suites. The internal decorations and furnishings are of the very highest standards, with each piece of furniture chosen specially for the house. The highest quality materials and internal finishing make the house a truly desirable home.

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The internal areas consist of ground and first floors entirely dedicated to entertaining. The lower ground floors of the house includes a state of the art home cinema, staff quarters with kitchen and bedrooms, along with a living room. The ground and first floors contain a fully stocked and functional bar area, an open plan kitchen/breakfast room, and a vast reception room on the first floor. Additional luxuries include an internal lift, a gym and large terrace for Al Fresco dining and barbecues.

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The house has been painstakingly designed and finished to the highest level, with the best materials used, and the best craftsmen employed to effect the enhancements. The house is protected by Crestron home automated security systems. There is a large and spacious two car, interconnecting garage accessed from the rear of the house.

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Eaton Square, in Grosvenor Belgravia estate, is one of the most exclusive areas in London. Centrally located, with all amenities and facilities nearby. Belgravia Estate is within walking distance from Knightsbridge, King’s Road, Sloane Square and Victoria, where all sorts of entertainment, eateries, traditional pubs, and shopping can be found. Overland and underground transport connect Belgravia with the rest of the city of London. The location cannot be bettered! Welcome, £30 million worth of immaculate beauty!

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Graff: The Hallucination $55 million

Since inception just a few years ago, Graff has crafted one of the most expensive watches in the world, the striking Hallucination watch. It comes with an incredible price tag of $55 million! Encrusted with multicoloured and rare diamonds, the Hallucination contains 110 carats worth of diamonds, which have been painstakingly inserted, one by one, by master craftsmen to create this colourful and impressive masterpiece. Graff Luxury House has to be taken seriously after the introduction of this unique and beautiful, handmade, diamond encrusted timepiece.

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The Graff Hallucination was first presented at Baselworld, where the public has the chance of seeing it for the first time.  Little did they realise that The Hallucination was the most expensive item ever displayed at the Baselworld exhibition. It is rumoured that Mr Graff spent several years amassing the stones that were eventually used for the watch. Each stone was chosen individually. He described the Hallucination as ‘a sculptural masterpiece and celebration of coloured diamonds. He further commented, “For many years now, I have thought about creating a remarkable watch that illustrates our all-consuming passion for diamonds,” he says. “The Hallucination watch has made my dream a reality.”

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The Graff Luxury house showed the world the unique, ladies’ jewellery watch in the world. The dial and face are entirely encrusted with bright and fancy diamonds. The diamonds are of the very highest quality and come in the following colours, red, pink, violet, yellow, cognac, blue, and green olive. Graff must have realised how incredible the watch would be, thus the name Hallucination, yet is it a beautiful reality! The lucky woman who wears this immaculate timepiece would most certainly be treated like royalty!

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Migaloo Submersible Superyacht Prices Starting from £800 million!

The Migaloo submersible superyacht is the first of its kind. It seems to be something out of the future or a science fiction movie. The yacht can remain submerged for weeks and is available from 236m up to 928m! The guide price for a sea craft such as this beauty would set you back by a cool £800 million.

The larger version is likely to be closer to £1 billion! Inspired by modern Zumwalt-class destroyer ships is large enough to have its beach club! The M7 is the most extensive model, measuring in at 928 meters, and incorporates an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, cinema room, gaming room and helipad! The yacht can be customised, and there is ample space for a wine room, a library, an elevator, several bars and whatever clients may desire. There is a submerged 36 seat dining room taking in underwater vistas and fish swimming by. There are 2,100 square meters of private living quarters for the owner. There are 1,000 square meters of living area for guests, and 400 square meters devoted to the guest accommodation and bedrooms. There are six hangars with space for a mini-submarine, a small boat, cars and water sports equipment such as water skis.

Although the yachts don’t have a specific price tag, they are thought to be the most expensive private object money can buy. Imagine avoiding the storm by submerging beneath the waves to the peaceful calm of the underwater life, which is now a reality thanks to the Migaloo Submersible Superyacht which can go as deep as 928 feet below sea level, and stay there for several weeks. If you have the odd billion lying around, this yacht is the ultimate billionaire’s plaything! It doesn’t get more exclusive than this!

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Most Expensive Hotel Room of 2018 Burj Al- Arab UAE $28,000 a night

The Burj Al- Arab Hotel in the United Arab Emirates is the most expensive hotel in the world, for 2018. Nothing at all comes close to it regarding price and pure luxury. Its unique characteristics, ultra luxury and futuristic design, make it a magnet for the rich and wealthy.

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The Burj Al- Arab is the most recognisable landmarks in the UAE.  Designed to resemble the shape of a raised sail, it towers majestically to a height of 321 meters above sea level. The hotel is part of the Jumeirah Beach Resort, and about half an hour’s drive away from Dubai International Airport.

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The Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah has a massive reception on every floor, with a personal host. The views are unsurpassable, and the service is out of this world. Incredibly, there is an underwater restaurant which is accessible by a miniature submarine. Categorised as a 7-Star hotel, the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah charges $28,000 for a night’s stay.

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The hotel statistics are equally impressive. There are 202 luxurious duplex suites with magnificent vistas, nine world-class bars, a Talise Spa and Fitness centre, five swimming pools, the Sinbad’s Kids Club, as well as a private beach. Furthermore, the hotel offers guests complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark for the duration of their stay.

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The Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah is as impressive as its price tag suggests, as guests are treated like royalty! Blending the top-notch service with the hotel’s unique qualities and decor creates an overnight stay like never before! Of course, staying a week will set you back a fortune. With Dubai being a popular stopover and the crossroads of world air traffic, the hotel is never short of guests! Wouldn’t you like to stay there? Once.

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Ferrari Dino 1974 246 GTS Spyder For Sale $449,865

The Ferrari Dino 246 GTS was produced in limited numbers in 1974, in fact, only 313 models were produced. The GTS Spyder is even more rare, as only about 1,200 were produced since the Dino started production, eventually ceasing in the 1970s. The car is a fine example of Italian design and performance. It has consistently placed among the best sports cars of the 1970’s, and the top ten Ferraris of all time. The Ferrari Dino is renowned for its beautiful curves and groundbreaking design.

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The motor is a 2418 cc engine, with a 65-degree, dual-overhead-camshaft design. This features a 9.0:1 compression ratio, and three Weber 2 barrel downdraft carburetors. The Dino’s 2.4 L V6 has since been utilised in other sports cars after initially being used in the Dino. The engine weighs 2,426 lb (1,100 kg), and the body is made of steel. This car was ordered in the extremely rare, Viola Metallizzato, and delivered near the end of production. Every nut, bolt and part of this car has been meticulously restored to its original glory, so the car will run like it is just off the production line! The car is rear wheel drive, the exterior colour is metallic purple, while the interior is jet black. The gearbox has a five-speed manual transmission which is a pleasure to use, as the gear changes are smooth, and give full control to the driver.

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Few sports cars can lay claim to such a noble heritage. The Ferrari Dino is a beautiful example of a classic 1970s sports car, created by one of the most renowned car brands in the world. The asking price is $449,865, and there has been nothing like it in production since the mid seventies. Owning this classic car would be a dream come true, and a slice of Ferrari history. The value can only increase!

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Harley Davidson CVO Limited 2018

Harley Davidson motorcycles is a name synonymous with luxury, performance and style. The new Harley Davidson CVO Limited 2018 motorcycle boasts the super efficient and most potent, V Twin engine ever offered; the Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 117 series.

With production limited to just 6,000 in 2018, the CVO Limited is exclusive indeed. The FXR2 and FXR3 are the first two CVO models, both tourers, adorned with retro chrome and unique paint finishes. The bike fulfils dreams and allows exciting customisation options. Nevertheless, the standard specs are impressive and include a sound system and Bluetooth earphones, built into the helmets, which is a nice touch. The engine is a 117ci (1,923cc) Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight with unique cam timing and a claimed 125 lb-ft of torque. The CVO weighs in at 940 pounds, 420 pounds of load capacity, the heaviest so far, yet the powerful engine has no problem dealing with the extra weight, even fully loaded. The throttle’s response is immediate, and the motor responds with real pulling power. The six-speed gearbox allows for complete control of the motorcycle, whether on a straight, or mountainous slopes. The rear-wheel dyno cranks our 111 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm, 96 horsepower at 4,900 rpm.

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The internal combustion system provides the perfect amount of rumble, yet not enough to annoy, and never offensive. Extras include a Hammock heated touring seat with rider and passenger backrests, a power saddlebag, trunk locks, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. There is also a pair of wireless headsets with an interface module. Add to that features such as; a high-quality audio system, navigation, heated grips and seats, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, a huge gas tank and the bike is loaded with extras. Fuel economy clocks in at 41 mph. The range on a full tank of gasoline is 210 miles, and the fuel tank capacity is six gallons, with the low fuel warning light coming on when there is just one mile’s worth of fuel left. There are few names more iconic than Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and it is not hard to tell why with the CVO 2018 Harley Davidson.