BreitlingForBentley

twc_headline

Luxury Living – Home / Hotel

6 Reasons to stay in a Luxury Villa in Greece

When deciding which Greek destination to choose from and where to stay, we know that the choice can be overwhelming

With its azure waters and jaw-dropping views, Greece has captured the hearts of A-listers, Hollywood actors, models, fashion designers, and daydreamers. When deciding which Greek destination to choose from and where to stay, we know that the choice can be overwhelming. The accommodation trends are changing and many visitors opt to stay in luxury homes in Greece.

Mykonos-Windmills-and-view-1-1024x678

We’ve rounded up 6 reasons why you should stay in a luxury villa on your holiday in Greece.

1. Ultimate privacy 

Evening-view-1-1024x678

Luxury homes in Greece are designed to include all the latest technology, amenities and generous space. At a private villa you are guaranteed to experience a homey feeling. You are not only restricted to the square footage of your guest room and can enjoy all areas of your private villa, at any time of day. More and more, families, honeymooners and friends are seeking private relaxing getaways in the comfort of a luxury home.

2. Enjoy the space and relax

For those traveling with larger families, means that they will need to book more than one room in order for their holiday experience to feel less crowded.

Villa-Hurmuses-garden-1024x678

This adds up to the expenses of your holiday. In a private villa however you will get plenty of room, privacy and at the same time you will be close to your family — right next door. Many of the villas come with plenty of cozy corners where you can sit back and relax. Villa rental is also value for money, as the rates are lower than those in 5-star hotels. You will also be saving significantly on meals, drinks and laundry services.

3. Bring your pets

Most hotels have a no-pets policy, so if you want your four-legged friends to join you on your family vacation then a luxury home rental is your best bet. A lot of the private villas have spacious gardens where your pet will feel right at home. There are designated pet-friendly villas, so all you have to do is find the one that suits your needs.

4. Follow your own schedule

Breakfast-at-Villa-Hurmuses-1-1024x678

The beauty of staying in a private luxury villa is that you are the boss of your home which means that you plan your daily itinerary depending on the needs of your family and friends. From choosing what time you will have breakfast, to what activities you will follow and the list goes on.

5. Quality family time

Flexible meal options are one of the many benefits of renting a luxury home in Greece. You can select your own menu which will be prepared for you using the fresh ingredients from the local market. This is especially useful to guests who have dietary requirements or families with young children. The kitchen is available to them at all times of day.

Perfect-picnic-on-Mykonos-5-1024x678

There is no better way to enjoy a holiday than over a delicious meal in the company of your friends and family. Private villas are also great to celebrate special anniversaries and occasions.

Villa-Hurmuses-dinner-setting-1-1024x678

You can even hire a private chef to organise a special dining experience. For those who are on a tighter budget, can cook their own meals.

6. Create lasting memories

Flowers-in-pool-1-1024x678

Staying at a private villa is a great opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Enjoy precious time lounging in the sun or splashing in the pool with your kids, cook together or simply enjoy the magical starry sky while sipping a chilled glass of wine.

Wish to rent a villa? contact us at service@fluxuryworld.com

Greece – A 365-Day Destination

Exclusive condominiums to purchase in Palazzo Versace Dubai

Make the Versace lifestyle your own! A limited number of exclusive condominiums are available to purchase in Palazzo Versace Dubai. Ranging from one to six bedrooms, including single-storey and duplex residences and majestic penthouses, all condominiums provide stunning views of the surrounding area, with outside balconies and terraces. Palazzo Versace brings the sophisticated product range of Versace to a single destination and allows purchasers to live the Versace lifestyle.

For further details please email fanis@fluxuryworld.com

Sneak peak – $80 ml Carlos Slim mansion

Mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim 20,000 square feet mansion became one of the most expensive public housing in New York, when it came out in the spring market. But only recently they were released pictures of the inside of the house belonging to the second richest man in the world, a palace of 25 rooms worth $ 80 million.

Slim's Fifth Avenue palace holds court on the Upper East's Side's "Gold Coast."The house was originally built in 1901 and was officially named the home of Benjamin N. And the Sarah Duke. Slim’s Fifth Avenue palace holds court on the Upper East’s Side’s “Gold Coast.” Located at the corner of Fifth Avenue, directly across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It sits at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, directly across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It sits at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, directly across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The style is French, Renaissance.

The newly posted photos reveal a predictably spacious, French Renaissance-style pad.

The wood paneling on the floor is carved by hand

The wood paneling in this room was hand-carved, according to the listing.

Airy and sunny. Windows drench the house in sunlight while providing a view of the tree-lined streets.

Windows drench the house in sunlight while providing a view of the tree-lined streets.

It has 25 rooms and 11 fireplaces

The 20,000-square-foot house has 25 rooms and 11 fireplaces.

An iron ladder stretching up to five storeys

An iron staircase stretches up five floors.

Although construction of the early 20th century, the house is perfectly preserved.

Early 20th-century workmanship is on display throughout the immaculately preserved house.

The view from the Met’s terrace is part of the magic

Terrace views of the Met are part of the magic.

See inside Donald Trump’s amazing gold plated private Boeing passenger jet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywSaukw9GZI

The plane has room for 43 passengers and can fly at speeds of more than 500mph,This is the amazing passenger jet that Donald Trump hopes will fly him to the White House.
The outspoken businessman will be jetting across the United States as his campaign to become President kicks into gear.
While politicians in the UK often have to jump in campaign buses or grab a train, Donald Trump will be whisked around in complete luxury.
Having bought the Boeing 757-200 in 2011, Trump has seemingly splashed out a small fortune on kitting the jet out in with the latest technology and finest decor.
With a top speed of more than 500mph and room for 43 passengers, the jet is sure to be put to good use when the billionaire hits the campaign trails.
Powered by Rolls Royce engines, ‘Trump Force One’ has 24-carat gold plated seat belts “as well as everything else”.
In his bedroom, Trump has fin wood panelling, “yards and yards of elegant silk” and pillows embroidered with his family crest.
The video lounge has a 57-inch screen and sound system similar to a “top Hollywood screening room”.
While his campaign for the oval office appears to be grounded, the same cannot be said for Trump’s travel plans.

The Best Places to Visit in Europe for Art, Music and Culture

Plan the ultimate getaway to Europe with itineraries inspired by an arts and culture themed journey aboard the Four Seasons Jet.
four-seasons-atwjt-paris-final-flight-plane-detail-636x431

The newly redesigned Four Seasons Jet flew travellers on the Backstage With the Arts journey between Paris, Lisbon, Milan, Istanbul, St Petersburg and Prague.

During a 16-day Backstage With the Arts journey on the Four Seasons Jet, guests experienced the art, music, culture and history of Europe, complete with backstage access, special performances and private entries. Whether you have one day or 20 for a European holiday, let their adventures in Paris, Lisbon, Milan, Istanbul, St Petersburg and Prague inspire your own itinerary. Read on to discover the cultural highlights of each destination and flip through photos from the Four Seasons Jet trip to see the landmarks, museums, theatres and local experiences you shouldn’t miss on your own journey.

four-seasons-atwjt-paris-four-seasons-extraordinary-experience-wine-cellar-636x431Art and culinary prowess in Paris

Paris has long been the homeland of the artist. It is a city to which creative spirits make pilgrimage, while appreciative spirits love to bask in the atmosphere. There’s no better way to kick off your stay than by enjoying the Michelin-starred cuisine of Le Cinq, renowned restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. From there, tour the newly opened Louis Vuitton Foundation, a striking building designed by Frank Gehry, which has as its mission the fostering and promotion of artistic creation on national and international levels. It also has a magnificent collection of fine art that must not be missed. Survey more of Paris on a private cruise along the Seine, and bid the city farewell over dinner in the Eiffel Tower.

four-seasons-atwjt-paris-le-cinq-courtyard-details-636x431

The delightfully chic Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris was the first stop for travellers on the Backstage With the Arts tour and served as an ideal home base for the adventures ahead.

Diverse architecture in Lisbon

Lisbon, home to a spectrum of architecture from classical to Manueline to Gothic, offers the opportunity to explore art and architecture to your heart’s content. Start with a guided tour of the Berardo Collection Museum and then tour the ornate, Manueline-style Jeronimos Monastery. An excellent hub for travellers, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon offers its own take on artistic décor. Allow at least three days to absorb the best of Lisbon: Be sure to visit the Museu Nacional do Azulejo, the Palais de Santos, and take a guided walk through Chiado Square and the surrounding area.

four-seasons-atwjt-lisbon-destination-details-people-636x431

At the French Embassy in Portugal, everything from the ceiling to the uniform lapels illustrates artistry.

(more…)

Visionnaire: a new flagship store in Dubai

Vissionaire1

First Flagship Vissionaire Store in Dubai

First flagship store in Dubai for Visionnaire, which lands with a 670 sqm showroom at Jumeirah First, Beach Road(near Four Season Hotel), one of the most exclusive districts of the capital city.

The area, a penthouse on the beach, is organized on two levels and alternates classical codes, related to the luxury tradition, to more contemporary codes which absorb the atmosphere of the city.
The setting follows the linguistic codes of the new furniture collection, inspired to a dandyism with gothic victorian atmospheres: luxury sofas for conversation, lacquered wood, precious chandeliers, a selection of contemporary art works and a wide outdoor collection make the Dubai showroom the real “place-to-go” of the metropolis for all those architects and interior decorators who search for “one of a kind” solutions. Luxury, style and quality: these are the founding values of Visionnaire, brand that, today more than ever, goes beyond a simple furnishing proposal.

Tailor-made projects, based on the customers’ needs, make Visionnaire the ideal partner both for private living projects and for luxury contract proposals. Thanks to this approach, Visionnaire has the opportunity of expanding
all over the world in the name of a new way of making furniture, not strictly connected to the product, but to a life philosophy.

Jackie O’s apartment for sale for € 8.4 million – Mayfair, London

pwleitai-to-diamerisma-tis-tzaki-wnasi-anti-84-ekat-eurwThis superb apartment in Mayfair London that housed Aristotle and Jackie Onassis is available for sale with the price start at 8.4 million euros!


The luxury apartment, which has the taste of Jackie was the house for Christina Onassis until her death at age 37 in 1988.
It is one of the few houses in London with such a large garden.

The apartment has three large bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large living room and kitchen in a building that has a long history as it was built in 1720.

2015 CG/Britweek Design Icon Award

Christopher Guy Britweek 2015 Design Icon Award Thomas Heatherwick

The New Biggest Mansion in Los Angeles Will Ask $500 Million

by Bianca Barragan at

 

2015.05_airoletop.jpg

McLean Design

The biggest house in Los Angeles has swollen even larger in size and is getting a pretty big ego now too. Bloomberg reports that the finished project will measure more than 100,000 square feet, making it bigger than the infamously unfinished Versailles estate in Florida. The spread is being developed on spec, naturally, and will feature a 74,000-square-foot main residence with a 5,000-square-foot master bedroom, a 30-car garage, a “Monaco-style casino,” and three smaller houses spread across four acres. “The house will have almost every amenity available in the world,” prolific spec house developer Nile Niami says about his latest project. How much will every amenity available in the world cost? $500 million.

If all that doesn’t seem ridiculous enough, don’t worry: there will also be tons of wasted water. One pool is so chintzy; everyone who’s anyone with $500 million has to have four pools these days, and so this place will of course, including one in the basement and another on the second level of the mansion, according to construction permits. As it stands, the landscaping will require “about 20,000 square feet of grass” in the middle of a devastating statewide drought that has provoked mandatory water cutbacks. The mansion’s designer, Paul McClean, says “There a lot of things in the house that will help to preserve water. But those are things that correspond with luxury houses, and I can’t tell you that it’s a green and energy-efficient house.” Originally, plans called for five pools, so maybe that’s what passes for high-end conservation—one less pool than you actually want.

Does the $500-million asking price seem unreal? It is. The LA Business Journal estimated last year that this project would ask “in the $150 million-plus range.” Jonathan Miller, president of appraiser Miller Samuel Inc. (and Curbed contributor), tells Bloomberg “I’m skeptical. My first reaction is laughter. But we’re in this perpetual state of surprise as new thresholds are broken.” If it sells for even half of that, though, it will still be the most expensive sale in the US: the current record holder, an East Hampton estate owned by a hedge fund guy, sold last year for $147 million. (Not too far away from Bel Air, in Beverly Hills, the tacky Palazzo di Amore is waiting patiently for someone to pay $195 million.)

Niami, also a movie producer, is a seasoned spec builder. Last year he sold a humble 30,000-square-foot estate with a dental office in the basement and a 17,000-square-foot mansion in Holmby Hills with an underwater tunnel (Diddy bought that one). Niami is currently “pouring concrete” on his Bel Air record-setter, and expects to be working for about 20 more months on the enormous compound.

Next Page »