Çırağan Palace

Çırağan Palace

Çırağan Palace is the last example of Ottoman period. It’s turned into five-star luxury hotel of the Kempinski Hotels chain. The palace is connected with a wonderful marble bridge on the Yildiz Palace on the hill behind. Your next trip should be on the European shore of the Bosphorus between Beşiktaş and Ortaköy in Istanbul, because that’s exactly the place where this magnificent palace is situated.

This grandiose property was a residence for sultans and now the numerous royals and heads of state staying at the Çırağan Palace and claim that this is indeed an extraordinary place with excellent service and accommodation. Guest rooms overlook either the Bosphorus or Yıldız Park, formerly a hunting forest for the sultans. It has also a luxury spa, wellness centre, indoor pool and a fitness centre.

The hotel’s four restaurants, each one accented by a balcony or terrace overlooking the Bosphorus, offer world-class food as well as a service. With the infinity pool, delicious food, tastefully decorated rooms and magnificent views this hotel is luxury at its best. 11 suites in the imperial Palace was once enjoyed by the majestic Sultans of the Ottoman Empire and now you can enjoy in them too.

For sure Çırağan Palace is one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites but it will give you a chance to get a taste of the good life.

Sycara V

Sycara V

Sycara V was built in 2010 by Nobiskrug and she received the yachting industry’s most prestigious award, Boat International Media’s 2011 World Superyacht Award as the Best Displacement Motor Yacht of her class. The exterior design and engineering were also carried out by Nobiskrug.

The 223.10ft/68m Custom motor yacht Sycara V features 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 5 double cabins, 2 single cabins and 2 pullman bads. She sleeps up to 12 guests and is capable of carrying up to 18 crew onboard to ensure a perfect luxury yacht experience. The yacht’s interior has been designed by Craig Beale of Pure Detail and involves a combination of modern furniture, bright hues and many beautiful parts for rest and relaxation. You can enjoy in jacuzzi on the deck, 30 square meter swim platform “beach club” lounge, 4 bars, 25 meter open plan main deck dining salon aft to lounge, outdoor gym, Kaleidescape movie and music library. The magnificent elevator is available to all guest decks.

Sycara V has speed of 14 knots, a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 7000nm from her 188982litre fuel tanks. The yacht also features ‘at anchor stabilisers’ which work at zero speed, increasing onboard comfort at anchor and on rough waters. She is listed for sale on boatinternational.com by Burgess asking €69.5 million.

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Hennessey Venom F5

Hennessey Venom F5

Named after the Fujita scale’s maximum tornado alert for winds of 261 to 318mph, F5 – the strongest tornado is perfect name for the next Venom. The Venom F5 will have a top speed of 290 miles per hour!

The Venom F5 will be unveiled in 2015, with first deliveries reaching customers in 2016. The company plans to produce 30 examples of the Venom F5, at a price higher than that of the Venom Gt, which currently sells for $1,200,000 (plus taxes). The Venom Gt will continue to be offered, and right now 16 cars of the 29-car production run have been sold.

“We are very excited about this next chapter of the Venom, which brings forth an all-new design that is not only a powerful and unique statement that our clients are looking for, but a vehicle that will achieve even higher performance through improved aerodynamics,” said company president and founder John Hennessey. “We learned a great deal during the development of the Venom GT in breaking the 270-mph barrier, and we bring that experience to this new design as we look toward raising the performance bar even higher.”

The 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine has been modified and adapted to produce in excess of 1400bhp. This car will exceed 1,000bhp per tonne in the power-to-weight department. The Veyron SS makes around 630bhp per tonne. The standard Venom GT has a drag coefficient of 0.44, while the F5′s figure will dip below 0.40.

The Venom F5 will feature a GPS-based stability/traction control system that can be pre-loaded with circuit information. This allows the advanced traction systems to read a racetrack and adjust levels of grip according to the surface type, camber and incline. The F5 will be offered with a single-clutch paddle-shift transmission: a dual-clutch ‘box was rejected on grounds of weight and durability.
Are you ready for the new tornado?

Castillo Mallorca

Princess Diana’s one-time holiday home up for sale

Castillo Mallorca is located on its own private peninsula. The luxury villa was a place where Princess Diana spent her holiday. Now this magnificent house is up for sale and asking price is €38 million, making it the most expensive piece of property on the island.

Castillo Mallorca has a spectacular views from all over the property across the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. This is the most popular and spectacular private residences in the Mediterranean. The property has a private cave, swimming pool, sauna, garage for up to four vehicles, private jetty for yacht, gym, piano lounge and billiards room. The main house features the “Lady Diana” suite where the princess spent most of her time, while a guest house has beautiful gardens and terraces. In addition, there is a spacious living room in classic style From the sea there are three private accesses to the property.

The most expensive house in Mallorca, the 1,400-square-meter villa is placed in the port of Andratx. The Puerto Andratx is located in the south western corner of Mallorca. This well known port has an attractive seaside boulevard which is ideal for shopping and it also features a lot of art galleries. The location offers a spectacular range of modern residential complexes and villas with panoramic views across the port, the open sea and Dragonera Island which is a protected area and nature reserve. Puerto Andratx is only 20 minutes drive from the island’s capital of Palma.

Luxury property was put up for sale by the Engel & Völkers. There are already a lot of interested potential buyers for this beautiful property. Castillo Mallorca is really one of the kind property currently offered on the market.

Gulfstream G650ER

Gulfstream G650ER

After the highly successful G650 Gulfstream announced the new ultra-long-range G650ER that can travel 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. This is an increase in range of up to 500 nm (926 km) over the original G650. The latest Gulfstream luxury jet sets a new world standard for performance.

“The G650ER provides our customers with greater mission flexibility and the longest range of any business jet,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “It’s the only business aircraft in the world capable of traveling 7,500 nm. This opens up significant nonstop city pairs, including New York to Hong Kong, Dallas to Dubai and San Francisco to Delhi. G650ER owners in Dubai will be able to reach most of the contiguous United States. From Hong Kong, operators can connect with the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Thanks to the G650ER, the world just got a little smaller.”

The G650ER will share the same cabin, avionics and systems as the G650 and is undergoing Federal Aviation Administration certification. Cruising at near supersonic speed (0.90 Mach) the G650ER will comfortably carry eight passengers. It also features digital audio and high-definition video equipment, 26-inch/66-centimeter widescreen televisions, convection oven, porcelain dinnerware, flatware and stemware with fitted storage.

“The G650ER provides the mission flexibility to fly longer routes at higher cruise speeds or carry heavier payloads on shorter missions,” says Gulfstream. The first deliveries is expected to be in the first quarter of next year. Gulfstream said the original G650 will continue to be offered as well.

HUBLOT DALLAS COWBOYS

Hublot and Dallas Cowboys

Hublot announced a partnership with the Dallas Cowboys. Swiss luxury watch brand is now the Official Luxury Watch & Timekeeper of America’s legendary football team. In honor of the signed partnership Hublot launched three custom, limited edition, Dallas Cowboys-branded timepieces, inspired by the teams iconic Blue and Silver.

The Timepieces will be sold at Hublot’s Dallas boutique and newly minted pop-up location in the Cowboys’ Owner’s Lounge at AT&T Stadium. Watch collection will include the Hublot King Power Dallas Cowboys, the Hublot Classic Fusion Dallas Cowboys, and the Hublot Classic Fusion Ladies Dallas Cowboys. On the each model you can find the famed Cowboy star on the „5“ that associated of the Cowboys Five Super Bowl wins.

”Hublot shares our vision for passion, innovation and style. I know of no better way to enter into the world of international luxury brands than through this unique and extraordinary venture with Hublot watches,” said Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson.

The Hublot King Power 48mm limited edition for men features a micro-blasted black ceramic case, bezel with blue rhodium transfers, black alligator strap with black rubber and black stitching. 45 millimeter wide Classic Fusion in titanium also features blue color scheme, the Dallas Cowboys football team’s trademark and a number of smaller details dedicated to the team. The ladies’ Classic Fusion at 42 millimeters has a ceramic case, a diamond-set bezel and the Cowboy star set in diamond.

Mega yacht A

Mega yacht ‘A’

“A” is a luxury motor yacht designed by the legendary talented industrial designer Philippe Starck. With a length of 119 meters and displacing almost 6,000 tonnes, it is one of the largest motor yachts delivered in 2008.  

Owned by Russian billionaire, the $350,000,000 Motor Yacht A is one of the most beautiful and luxurious yacht on the water. Design of the yacht is very unique and exudes refinement. The yacht is highly secure, it has 44 security cameras and more than a dozen exterior cameras fitted with motion-detection systems and a night-vision infrared system.

Guests can be accommodated in one master suite and six guest suite, although they have moving walls and can be converted to four larger staterooms. Each with a bathroom and a Jacuzzi. The yacht and ist guests are looked after by a crew of 42 highly skilled professionals.

There is almost 24,000 square feet of interior space, including 2,500 square feet for the master suite. The secret ‘nookie room’ is hidden behind mirrored panels. Baccarat crystal is used not only for the glassware and tableware, but for the furniture too. The walls are covered with leather or animal or mirrors.

‘A’ features three swimming pools, including one on her top deck, one on her aft deck and one on the foredeck which is the largest and is equipped with a water jet that creates a current to swim against. Above-deck there is also a helipad and one of the swimming pools is glass-bottomed and can be viewed from the below-deck disco.

Mega Yacht ‘A’ is powered by twin 6,035 hp MAN RK280 Diesel engines, reaching a maximum speed of 23 knots. At her top speed she has a range of 4250 nautical miles, whereas her cruising speed of 19.5 knots provides for a range of 6500 nautical miles.

Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche 911 Targa

The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 4S were revealed at the Detroit auto show. Targa Florio is Italy’s second most celebrated road race, which Porsche dominated in the 1960s. At the 1965 Frankfurt motor show, it bore the name Targa ostensibly as a tribute to the company’s Targa Floro victories. Now with more style and very elegant look, the 2014 model brings the taste of those times.

Unlike the early car’s roof which was purely manual in operation, today’s Targa is a completely automated transformation. The modern version’s roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button in just 19 seconds. Pretty amazing you must admit! More precisely, the push button operates two moving parts – the top and the wraparound rear glass.

Porsche’s engineers have split the roof into two movable components. The largest piece is the rear glass and its surrounding deck lid, and the other part is the Targa panel, which is a two-section magnesium roof bow covered in a fabric hood. The rear glass is unique and is a twin-thin-layer design that sandwiches a heating film from damp or cold mornings. Targa only comes in four-wheel drive format but it offers two forms – the Targa 4 and Targa 4S. The Tagra 4 is powered by a 3.4-liter flat-six that produces 350 horspower at 7400 rpm and 287 lb-ft of torque at 5600 rpm. The Targa 4S boasts a larger, more potent 3.8-liter flat-six with 400 horsepower at 7600 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 5600 rpm. Either can be fitted with seven-speed manual or PDK twin-clutch auto gearboxes.

Luxury materials and premium design characterize the cabin. It features heated/ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, a high-end Burmester sound system, a Bose premium sound system and LED headlights.

Porsche 911 Targa

Banyan Tree Spa Lang Co

Banyan Tree Spa Lang Co

Spa comes as the best solution when we talk about an ideal place for rest and relaxation, because what is better than a good spa to recover your body? Banyan Tree Spa can give you body treatments inspired by traditional Asian healing disciplines. The spa is located in an area renowned for its pristine coastline and natural scenery.

Banyan Tree Lang Co offers view of the East Sea and the magnificent Truong Son (Annamite) Mountain Range. Inspired by the glory of ancient Vietnamese dynasties past, the architecture and design are really stunning. Modern and traditional elements are perfectly blended and provide exceptional comfort and peace. Banyan Tree Spa therapists have learned from the best experts on Banyan Tree Spa Academies in Bintan in Indonesia and Phuket in Thailand. Through each spa experience they focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony.

Banyan Tree Spa offers special packages such as Royal Banyan, Thai ginger healer, Balinese, Island dew and Thai classic. For example, the first one features the Royal Banyan Herbal Pouch Therapy and the Jade Face Therapy that improves skin condition. Choose the one you need the most and enjoy in an exotic environment and wellness practices that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Banyan Tree Spa

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli

Italian luxury car manufacturer has unveiled another elegant beast ready to burn the road. Like the first Ghibli launched back in 1967, the new one has a powerful front end which features Maserati radiator grille whose concave vertical fillets are inspired by the GranTurismo and the A6 GCS Berlinetta, a famous icon from the past. The front headlights use LEDs giving it a dangerous look.

The car features 3 liter Twin Turbo V6 engine and the result is 330 HP (243 kW) at 5,000 rpm and, when the Sport button is pressed, 500 Nm available at engine speeds from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm. The Maserati Ghibli springs to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds; its top speed is 263 km/h. There are five operating modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and I.C.E. (Increased Control & Efficiency).

The interior of Ghibli is a perfect mix of modern design, high quality materials and ergonomic controls. Inside of the car you can find the ergonomic three-spoke leather-clad steering-wheel with controls for interacting with the main multimedia functions, a 7” TFT display that shows the car’s dynamic data, the large speedometer and rpm-counter with elegant white backlighting. Once you sit in Ghibli you will really enjoy the pure elegance that will surround you from all sides.

Maserati Ghibli