Archive for October, 2010

An auction with a difference

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Photos courtesy of RM Auctions

The RM Classic Auction in Monaco on 1 May is a date to put in your agenda – if you’re a lover of sublime classic cars…
Now THAT'S what I call a Spring Classic!
A day to make your eyes weep, the Spring Classics of Monaco auction will bring together around 100 of the finest cars in the world, ranging from exquisitely restored models from the early years of motoring right up to recent releases. While most cars on offer from the 1980s and upwards are either super-fast or ultra-luxurious, it is the legendary sports cars and limousines of the immediate pre-war and post-war periods that will attract most attention. (more…)

Tropical paradise: North Island, the Seychelles

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

On one of the 115 islands that make up the archipelago nation of the Seychelles lays a resort that is quite different from your usual luxury retreat.

The abundant natural beauty of the Seychelles

These days, there is no shortage of luxury destinations catering to every whim and desire of a well-heeled clientele. Some have cultural interest, some history or design, while most are simply luxurious, but how many of these places really have heart?

North Island, a tropical island resort within the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles, is in many ways a typical luxury getaway of the kind one would find in the Maldives or Polynesia, and yet this sumptuously styled mini resort is different. The eleven guest villas and health spa are elegant, opulent and leave nothing to be desired in terms of comfort, luxury and service, and yet they are merely the by-product of a conservation process that has seen the indigenous fauna and flora of this little tropical island regenerated. (more…)

Suites fit for a president

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Marbella has many luxurious five-star hotels, but for a very exacting – and often famous – clientele there is something even more exclusive.

Gran Melia Don Pepe by night

Already a five-star icon of Marbella, and one of its original luxury hotels, the Gran Melía Don Pepe also offers a trio of penthouse Presidential Suites that are the pinnacle of comfort and elegance.

Inaugurated by Prince Albert of Monaco, they represent the finest accommodation short of owning your own multi-million penthouse or villa overlooking the sea. Décor and trimmings are refined and opulent, as you may expect, with the suites consisting of a living area in the style of a luxurious apartment, and one or two bedroom suites, depending upon your preference. (more…)