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

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.

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.


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.


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


KEEP CALM and Travel to GREECE – Elounda Gulf Villas


Following the widespread publicity the Greek matter has on the international news, we would like to take this opportunity to update you directly from here!

Note that for us is BUSINESS AS USUAL!
Guests can use their credit cards at the hotel and everywhere in the country!
They can also use ATMs to withdraw money (unlimited withdraw of cash for foreigners).
Credit cards and cash payments are accepted as normal.

Wish to book Elounda Gulf Villas contact us directly at and and learn about SUMMER SPECIAL OFFERS.


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The 5 Most Expensive Hotels In The World

by Contributor,   at HuffPost
When money’s no object, then there’s ample reasons to stay in the five most expensive hotels in the world. Of course, for most of us, this is not a reality. But we can still dream … can’t we?

5. Royal Villa at the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens, Greece

grand resort lagonissiThis resort is considered one of the finest in all of Greece, and comes with an equally fine price tag. For a meager $35,000 per night, you can get a suite that features two master bedrooms, an audaciously sized bathroom, your own private butler, sun bathing room and private viewing deck. Don’t overlook the included massage table and therapist, who can waft away your worries about spending with a Swedish massage.

4. Penthouse Suite at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France

Grand Hyatt Cannes Penthouse

With a private jacuzzi tub, it will be easier to shake off the $37,500 per night that you will be dropping on this suite, which overlooks the Bay of Cannes, by the way. Featured on the seventh floor, this penthouse boasts two master bedrooms, a living room, two all-marble bathrooms and a dining room. The butler will cost you extra, though.

3. Hilltop Estate Owner’s Accommodation at the Laucala Island Resort on the Laucala Island, Fiji

Hilltop Estate, Laucala Island Resort

This one is tricky to book. That’s because you actually have to apply via an application and wait, or hope, for the owner to contact you back and approve you. Hint-hint, typically only billionaires are approved for the $40,000-per-night lavishness offered here. With the resort being owned by Red Bull billionaire Dietrick Mateschitz, we can only guess what this suite offers, as they only list a price, not the amenities. But use your imagination.

2. Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC

Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel, New York City

Who other than Four Seasons to offer a $45,000-per-night hotel room? With 18th-century Japanese silk pillows, you will assuredly get a sound night’s sleep. A private library offers over 100 books, and the 360-degree floor-to-ceiling views mean that you will have the best penthouse in NYC. Of course, it will cost you the price of a luxury automobile each night. But hey, who’s counting?

1. Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President in Geneva, Switzerland

Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President in Geneva, Switzerland

Pennies for the ultra-wealthy, this suite will tax you $67,000 per evening, and is pegged as the most expensive hotel room in the world. You will get 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms with 1,800 square meters of space overlooking Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. Kick back and watch the 103-inch plasma TV, enjoy the fine art collection and play some keys on the Steinway grand piano as you wonder how quickly you can drain your bank account.


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Explore this year’s Travelers’ Choice Award-winning destinations, based on millions of reviews by travelers. Discover grand cities, exciting trip ideas, and unforgettable sights. Which one will you discover first?

1. Marrakech -Morocco

Travelers’ Choice #1 Destination: Marrakech

The new Travelers’ Choice #1 Destination in the world, Marrakech is a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina can easily eat up a day. Find inner peace at the serene Jardin Majorelle or take in the beauty of one of the city’s historic mosques (taking note that you may only step inside if you are Muslim).
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2. Siem Reap – Cambodia

Travelers’ Choice #2 Destination: Siem Reap

When the morning light washes over the overgrown temples and ruins of Angkor Wat, a simple Siem Reap sunrise becomes a profound event. The ancient structures are contained within one of the largest religious complexes in the world. The complex and the 12th century Angkor Thom royal city are considered the main reasons to visit Siem Reap, the #2 Travelers’ Choice Destination in the world for 2015. Get a lesson in national history at the Cambodian Cultural Village, and a lesson in bargaining at the Angkor Night Market, a bonanza of shopping stalls, food vendors, and bars.
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3. Istanbul -Turkey

Travelers’ Choice #3 Destination: Istanbul

Europe and Asia meet in Istanbul, this year’s #3 Travelers’ Choice Destination in the World, where breathtaking ancient architecture coexists with modern restaurants and nightlife. The city’s mosques, bazaars, and hammams (Turkish baths) could keep you happily occupied for your entire trip. Start with the awe-inspiring Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), visible from many points of the city. Stroll the Galata Bridge and stop by the Miniaturk Park to see its tiny artifacts. The Grand Bazaar has thousands of shops to browse, while the Egyptian Bazaar is a fragrant trove of spices and fruits.
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4. Hanoi -Vietnam


Travelers’ Choice #4 Destination: Hanoi

Hanoi is #4 in the world in this year’s Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards. The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside. Once called Thang Long, or “ascending dragon,” this centuries-old city hasn’t forgotten its past, as attested by sites such as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards, and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.
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5. Prague -Czech Republic

Travelers’ Choice #5 Destination: Prague

The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague, #5 in the World in this year’s Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards, make it a perfect destination for beach-weary vacationers who want to immerse themselves in culture. Spend a full day exploring Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle), then refuel over a hearty dinner at a classic Czech tavern. Spend some time wandering the Old Town Square before heading over to gape at The Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. Prague’s best bars are found in cellars, where historic pubs set the scene for a night of traditional tippling.
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6.   London -United Kingdom

Travelers’ Choice #6 Destination: London

The crown jewels, Buckingham Palace, Camden Market…in London, a perennial Travelers’ Choice Award winner, history collides with art, fashion, food, and good British ale. A perfect day is different for everyone: culture aficionados shouldn’t miss the Tate Modern and the Royal Opera House. If you love fashion, Oxford Street has shopping galore. For foodies, cream tea at Harrod’s or crispy fish from a proper chippy offers classic London flavor. Music and book buffs will love seeing Abbey Road and the Sherlock Holmes Museum (at 221B Baker Street, of course).
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7. Rome – Italy
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Travelers’ Choice #7 Destination: Rome

The Travelers’ Choice #7 Destination in the World for 2015, Rome wasn’t built in a day–and you’ll need much more than a day to take in this timeless city. The city is a real-life collage of piazzas, open-air markets, and astonishing historic sites. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, contemplate the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and sample a perfect espresso or gelato before spending an afternoon shopping at the Campo de’Fiori or Via Veneto. Enjoy some of the most memorable meals of your life here, too, from fresh pasta to succulent fried artichokes or a tender oxtail stew.
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Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen ResortCHICAGO (May 28, 2015) – The Grand Hyatt brand announced today that it will add a new resort, Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort, to its world-class portfolio when the hotel opens on the Riviera Maya along the Caribbean Sea on June 15, 2015.
The 314-room Sordo Madaleno-designed urban beach hotel will boast a unique fusion of sleek and contemporary design aesthetics blended with Mayan-inspired elements in the guestrooms, restaurants, bars, lounges and event spaces that pay tribute to local surroundings. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort will have a coveted location on the iconic Mamitas Beach, in the heart of Playa del Carmen, just steps from the city’s famous 5th Avenue.
“As the brand celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, we are thrilled to grow our Grand Hyatt brand presence in the region with the opening of Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort,” said Sandra Cordova Micek, Senior Vice President, Global Brands, Hyatt. “Hyatt is committed to being the most preferred hospitality brand by opening in key locations where our guests are traveling, and we have openings planned in Mexico, the Bahamas, Brazil and Colombia.”
Over the next two years, other Grand Hyatt hotels will debut in Latin America and the Caribbean including Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar, a resort hotel in summer 2015; Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, an urban resort hotel in winter 2015; and Grand Hyatt Bogota, an urban hotel in spring 2017. Together, these four new Grand Hyatt hotels will join Grand Hyatt Santiago and Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo, which have had a significant presence in Latin America since 1992 and 2002, respectively.
Previously announced as Hyatt Playa del Carmen, the property underwent an extraordinary transformation from an upscale resort to a luxury offering while under construction. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort will now align with the more than 40 Grand Hyatt hotels around the world, recognized by international travelers for their innovative designs and dramatic, exciting atmospheres that reflect their distinctive cultural environment.


Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia 2015

The final stage of the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia ended in Brescia yesterday. The Prancing Horse cars left Parma in the early morning and headed for Busseto, the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi. They then drove on to Cortemaggiore, the home of the famous Trofeo Supercortemaggiore, in which Ferrari was one of the protagonists in the 1950s. However, the sporting high point of the entire Tribute came when the cars did a lap of the Autodromo di Monza, the long-time home of the Italian Grand Prix and one of the world’s greatest circuits along with Silverstone, Le Mans, Monaco, Indianapolis and Spa-Francorchamps. They also drove past the legendary Parabolica, the raised oval that played host to the Formula 1 grands prix until 1961. Having left the circuit nestling in its ancient park and woodland, the Ferraris then powered on to the gem-like city of Bergamo before driving to Chiari and, finally, the finish at Brescia.

Si è conclusa ieri a Brescia l’ultima tappa del Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia. Le vetture del Cavallino Rampante sono partite da Parma dirigendosi verso Busseto, paese natale di Giuseppe Verdi, per poi spostarsi a Cortemaggiore, nel Piacentino, sede del celebre trofeo Supercortemaggiore, che tante volte negli anni Cinquanta ha visto le Ferrari protagoniste. Il massimo della rievocazione sportiva però la si è avuta con il passaggio all’interno dell’Autodromo di Monza, da sempre la casa del Gran Premio d’Italia nonché uno degli autodromi di maggiore prestigio nel mondo insieme a Silverstone, Le Mans, Monaco, Indianapolis e Spa-Francorchamps. Le vetture sono passate al cospetto della leggendaria Parabolica, la curva dell’anello sopraelevato che fino al 1961 ha ospitato anche le gare di Formula 1. Dopo avere lasciato la pista immersa nel verde degli alberi secolari, le Ferrari si sono dirette verso la meravigliosa Bergamo prima di fare rotta verso Brescia dove sono arrivate passando per Chiari.

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