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ISSUE <strong>11</strong> | MAR - APR 2019

Described as “<strong>The</strong> next generation of marketing for luxury brands” by the British media,<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> is the world’s leading luxury affinity marketing group. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> is a private membership club, established in luxury capitals or countries<br />

around the world, within which premium companies work closely together<br />

at senior director level for mutual business and client development.

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>’s objective is simple: To facilitate co-operation and exciting new<br />

business development activities between top-end companies. New business partnerships<br />

are created via strategic alignment, joint collaborations, product placements,<br />

endorsements, media sharing, B2B and B2C networking, sales and luxury<br />

showcase events and numerous other affinity marketing activities.

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A Message<br />

From <strong>The</strong> Editor<br />

Dear Valued Reader,<br />

This issue is a special edition dedicated to <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> Awards which we celebrate annually.<br />

On behalf of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> HQ team, I would like to thank everyone who supported and attended <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Awards 2019 at the Caesars Palace in Dubai, UAE. It became a successful event because of the<br />

team effort that everyone contributed before, during, and after the event.<br />

With confidence, we can say that it was indeed a victorious win for the whole network and the guests who were<br />

present during the evening have nothing to say but good things about <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> highlights and winners of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Awards 2019 are featured in this issue, please enjoy browsing<br />

through it.<br />

2019 promises to be an exciting year of collaborations and opportunities. <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> has made a difference to a vast number of luxury international<br />

brands through TLN magazine. We have been searching for new ways to exceed<br />

our members’ expectations; we create new affairs and generate maximum exposure<br />

by producing unique projects consistently.<br />

Meanwhile, kindly find our network’s latest news and members inside this edition.<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Fares Ghattas<br />

Global CEO,<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong><br />

Editor-in-chief,<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

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<strong>The</strong> Masterpiece <strong>International</strong><br />

Vacheron Constantin Excellence<br />

Buben & Zörweg Passion<br />

Porsche Design & Hugo Boss<br />

Orsini Jewelry Joins TLN<br />

Rolls-Royce & Penthouse Preview at Serenia<br />

<strong>The</strong> Diplomatic Council Gala<br />

Heli-Skiing in Canada<br />

TLN Awards 2019

October 2018<br />

BUBEN&ZORWEG has a passiON; a passiON fOR shOWiNG YOUR passiON!<br />

Customized security solutions have always been a part of BUBEN&ZORWEG’s philosophy for the<br />

passionate collector. Indeed, interior designers from all over the world use masterpieces from<br />

BUBEN&ZORWEG to create flexible concepts in luxurious surroundings, tailor-made to suit the specific<br />

requirements of their clients. From the tailored integration in the interior of a luxury yacht or the<br />

protection of a valuable collection in a chalet, to the presentation of favourite pieces in the surroundings<br />

of a grandiose palace.<br />

Private, sometimes even exceptionally private collections of precious collector’s pieces demand to be<br />

presented in an ambiance that is on a par with the standards of international museums when it comes to<br />

aesthetic appeal and security technology. With high-security glass, bullet-proof and extreme resistant even<br />

against mechanical attacks and available either as spy mirror glass or highly transparent glass. Stainless<br />

steel housing and biometric fingerprint locking systems with integrated laser curtains preventing<br />

unauthorized access. Inbuilt<br />

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alarm systems that are interfaced to the house alarm system and state-ofthe-art,<br />

adjustable LED lighting technology with fading functions. Interiors in finest black velour or Italian<br />

nappe leather, all come equipped with TIME MOVER® units for precious automatic watches, drawers with<br />

customizable inserts for jewels, documents and of course secrets! Talking of which, BUBEN&ZORWEG has<br />

the safest safe that only those in the know would recognize.<br />

BUBEN&ZORWEG has a VIsION thEy WOUld lIkE tO shaRE...<br />

Unveiled at fairs in spring 2018, the VISION fits unobtrusively into the dressing room or wardrobe of its<br />

owner. At first glance it shows a mirrored image of its observer, but further inspection uncovers an<br />

electronic transponder lock preventing any unauthorized opening of the high-resistance security glass.<br />

<strong>The</strong> perfect design makes the VISION a powerful and elegant eye-catcher – as VISION and VISION INBUILT.<br />

It also offers a BUBEN&ZORWEG SI-Safe in which the passionate collector can present the objects of his<br />

passion to watches and jewelry - everything in this VISION is possible!<br />

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a closer look at the<br />

shangri-la hotel,<br />



Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai provides guests luxurious<br />

accommodation, exceptional dining<br />

and distinctive hospitality in the heart of this<br />

dynamic city. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the<br />

42-storey.<br />

Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Dubai <strong>International</strong><br />

Airport and only 5 minutes from the Dubai Convention<br />

Centre and World Trade Centre. <strong>The</strong> hotel<br />

sits opposite Dubai <strong>International</strong> Financial Centre<br />

(DIFC) and is within close proximity to <strong>The</strong> Dubai<br />

Mall, <strong>The</strong> Burj Khalifa, as well as Dubai’s popular<br />

beaches. A combination of traditional luxury with<br />

modern amenities, each room offers extraordinary<br />

views from a sophisticated setting.<br />


Prime views – one of the most breathtaking, panoramic<br />

skyline views in the city from the highest<br />

floor of the hotel. View a live-feed from the hotel<br />

homepage: www.shangri-la.com/dubai.<br />

Newly renovated lobby – December 2016 marked the<br />

completion of the hotel’s lobby renovation, taking<br />

over 5.5 million minutes of man-time to transform<br />

this grand space into a contemporary, light and urban<br />

welcoming retreat.<br />

Travel stories – to mark 13 years of guest memories,<br />

travel stories and many more to come, a specially-commissioned<br />

piece of art featuring countless<br />

books in various languages greets guests upon<br />

check-in, representing Dubai’s rich multi-cultural<br />

appeal.<br />

302 rooms and suites – from Deluxe and renovated<br />

Premier rooms, to Horizon Club One Bedroom<br />

Suites and Presidential Suites, indulge in the hotel’s<br />

opulent accommodation options.<br />

In-room meditative colouring – Shangri-La Hotel,<br />

Dubai is the first hotel in the city to introduce its<br />

own meditative colouring facilities in-rooms to<br />

help enhance guest wellbeing.<br />

Seven social dining experiences – see and be seen<br />

in any of the hotel’s premium dining venues, from<br />

authentic Vietnamese and Chinese experiences,<br />

intimate private dining at Level 42, to something<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Kinks Dior Collection<br />

Are <strong>The</strong> Village Green Preservation Society<br />

7 th February 2019 – 7 th April 2019<br />

Proud Central, London<br />

: <strong>The</strong> Village Green Preservation Society<br />

Proud Galleries is pleased to present <strong>The</strong> Dior Collection, an exhibition of fashion<br />

photography showcasing the legendary designs of Christian Dior and its enduring<br />

impact on the fashion world. <strong>The</strong> House of Dior is renowned for revitalising both<br />

haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion in the 20 th Century and its legacy<br />

continues to inspire modern style. Documenting this remarkable brand throughout<br />

its first two decades, the exhibition displays the iconic works of Mark Shaw,<br />

Norman Parkinson, Jerry Schatzberg, Bert Stern and Horst P. Horst. From the<br />

polished editorial shots capturing well-known figures for Life magazine, to behindthe-scenes<br />

studio snapshots, <strong>The</strong> Dior Collection explores the creation of this<br />

revolutionary luxury brand and its reinvention of the female silhouette.<br />

Since creating his namesake fashion company in 1946, Christian Dior has become<br />

recognised as one of the founding figures of haute couture. After a meeting with<br />

entrepreneur Marcel Boussac, Christian Dior was invited to design for Philippe et<br />

Gaston, a Paris fashion house. Dior, who had been working in fashion for almost<br />

ten years, instead launched a new label under his own name, and with Boussac’s<br />

approval and sponsorship, the House of Dior was born.<br />

In 1947, Christian Dior presented his first show, ‘Corolle’. Fabric rationing from the<br />

Second World War had ended and Dior relished an opportunity to step away from<br />

the silhouettes of wartime styles, calling them "hideous and repellent". His new, fresh designs presented in ‘Corolle’ became synonymous with the<br />

feminine and voluptuous. <strong>The</strong> show made the cover of Life magazine and was dubbed “<strong>The</strong> New Look” by Harper’s Bazaar, who described the<br />

designs as “a curving, opulent day silhouette that is the most elegant fashion for decades". Following Christian Dior’s death in 1957 and for the<br />

remainder of the decade, Christian Dior’s protégé Yves Saint Laurent took full creative control of the brand. YSL was nicknamed “<strong>The</strong> Little Prince<br />

of Fashion” by the press and his first show, a mere three months after Dior’s death, was given a standing ovation. In 1960, Marc Bohan's takeover<br />

was just as revitalising to the brand, as he “refined the lines, lengthened the silhouette and defined a look of dynamic femininity, freed of all<br />

constraints” (House of Dior).<br />

Through the lens of five photographers, <strong>The</strong> Dior Collection explores the rich heritage and metamorphosis of Christian Dior throughout its early<br />

years, as well as its legacy and impact on the fashion industry. Included in the exhibition are the inimitable works of Norman Parkinson, who often<br />

relied on his mischievous eye in photoshoots rather than the formal studio setting. <strong>The</strong> playful and energetic shots by Jerry Schatzberg feature an<br />

insider’s perspective into the world of models and designers, recording not only Dior’s elegant and luxurious designs, but also capturing a glimpse<br />

of the process of ‘60s studio fashion photography. Also presented in the exhibition are many notable figures gracing editorial pages in the most<br />

coveted Dior designs, from Mark Shaw’s works for Life magazine featuring Elizabeth Taylor, to Bert Stern’s iconic snaps of Marilyn Monroe.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Dior Collection brings together a remarkable selection of photography, highlighting the brand’s unique formative years through the works of<br />

leading fashion photographers from the 20 th Century. <strong>The</strong> exhibition presents a scoping overview of the label by collating images of the classic<br />

early designs and exploring them through a contemporary lens. By revisiting the roots of this exceptional brand, <strong>The</strong> Dior Collection aims to<br />

showcase the style, innovation and creativity developed by the legendary House of Christian Dior.<br />

Images courtesy of Proud Galleries © Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com, © Norman Parkinson / Iconic Images, © Jerry Schatzberg, © <strong>The</strong> Bert Stern Trust<br />


<strong>The</strong> Masterpiece<br />

you’ve never<br />

heard of…<br />

Quietly tucked away on 39<br />

Broadway in Manhattan lies<br />

one of the best-kept secrets in<br />

the arts and antiquities world, in fact<br />

in the luxury and high-value world at<br />

large. <strong>The</strong> aptly named, Masterpiece<br />

<strong>International</strong>, has been quietly moving<br />

some of the most precious items<br />

around the globe for the past three decades.<br />

If you’ve never heard of Masterpiece,<br />

it’s by design. Discretion, white<br />

glove door-to-door service and making<br />

the complex convenient, have been<br />

their watchwords to their discerning<br />

clientele - making them the most<br />

sought after high-value shipping and<br />

logistics company you’ve never heard<br />

of. <strong>The</strong>y are one of the only logistics<br />

companies to have tarmac access at<br />

every international airport, meaning<br />

no item leaves their sight, and always<br />

lands gently and precisely where it<br />

needs to - a distinction that should not<br />

be taken lightly in a 40,000 strong field<br />

of competitors worldwide.<br />

Over the years, the company’s exceptional<br />

word of mouth reputation<br />

across the Fine Arts world naturally<br />



led museums, galleries, art fair participants<br />

and private collectors to seek<br />

out the coveted shippers, ultimately<br />

leading to a steady expansion into<br />

other fields requiring equal care and<br />

attention. Soon, antique and exotica<br />

automobiles were finding their way<br />

into Masterpiece shipments, followed<br />

by film, television and entertainment<br />

freight, trade shows, aerospace & hitech,<br />

life sciences, pharma, healthcare,<br />

consumer & retail, and chemical<br />

& energy industry leviathans all came<br />

calling - all requiring the same quality,<br />

dedication and service for their unique<br />

consignments. <strong>The</strong> need for a super<br />

yacht and marine division materialized<br />

in Miami along with specialized, project<br />

and general cargo demand into the<br />

four corners of the world, giving way<br />

to complex supply chain management<br />

for food and perishable shipments to<br />

the U.S. Military in far-flung complex<br />

lands; a distant cry from the recherché<br />

movement of a Renoir, but no less<br />

complex or delicate.<br />

Today, the company boasts well over<br />

200 employees and 20 offices globally,<br />

with divisions that service nearly every<br />

industry requiring customs brokerage,<br />

freight forwarding and logistics solutions.<br />

While the company may have<br />

expanded, its core principles have remained<br />

unchanged and unchallenged.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir slogan of, ‘treating every shipment<br />

like a masterpiece’ is not just lip<br />

service or a clever entendre but an absolute<br />

core mandate, as evidenced by<br />

over two decades as the global market<br />

dominator in the high-value arts and<br />

antiquities movement industry. A contention<br />

of pride carried over and engrained<br />

into every shipment whether it<br />

be guavas to the UAE or the Guernica<br />

on tour.<br />

When asked what’s next for the quietly<br />

large firm, the executives give a<br />

wry smile, politely replying, “We can’t<br />

say, it’s not in our nature. But if you’re<br />

in the right places at the right times,<br />

you’ll see us - but we’ll be on to the<br />

next before you know it.” Wise words,<br />

to keep a watchful eye on this noiseless<br />

company creating far reaching ripples<br />

in all the right circles.<br />

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Vacheron Constantin<br />

Traditionnelle Manual-Winding Collection<br />

Excellence Platine<br />

Because platinum holds a special place in the<br />

realm of prestige watchmaking, Vacheron<br />

Constantin created a collection dedicated<br />

to this precious metal in 2006, named the Collection<br />

Excellence Platine. Exclusively composed<br />

of exceptional models issued in limited editions,<br />

this collection now welcomes a new version of<br />

the famous Traditionnelle manual- winding.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Traditionnelle manual-winding watch symbolises<br />

the Vacheron Constantin spirit, as much<br />

through its understated, elegant design as in<br />

its respect for the values of Fine Watchmaking.<br />

This model is now presented in an all-platinum<br />

version that is joining the prestigious Collection<br />

Excellence Platine, much appreciated by collectors<br />

with a penchant for exclusive models. is new<br />

timepiece will be available in an individually numbered<br />

75-piece limited edition. With the exception<br />

of the hour-markers and hands crafted from<br />

white gold, the entire watch - case, dial, crown<br />

and strap buckle – is made of 950 platinum. Adding<br />

an ultimate touch of re nement, the stitching<br />

of the dark blue alligator leather strap is created<br />

from interwoven platinum and silk thread.<br />

On a dial with a sandblasted nish, punctuated by<br />

slim applied hour-markers, a railway-type minute<br />

track and a small seconds display at 6 o’clock<br />

ensure a remarkable visual balance. <strong>The</strong> “Pt950”<br />

inscription between 4 and 5 o’clock discreetly indicates<br />

that this model belongs to the Collection<br />

Excellence Platine.<br />

Inside the 38 mm diameter case beats a movement<br />

that also honours the Fine Watchmaking<br />

tradition in terms of both precision and reliability.<br />

Displaying its remarkable hand- nished details<br />

through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback,<br />

the in-house manual-winding 4400 AS calibre is<br />

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Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt<br />



Finding the golden alchemy of comfort,<br />

character and creativity is every interior<br />

designer’s greatest challenge: Deputy<br />

Chairman and Director of Design at Rocco<br />

Forte Hotels, Olga Polizzi keeps her finger<br />

on the pulse of design trends, while carefully<br />

considering the history and culture of each<br />

hotel’s location when creating new suites<br />

for Rocco Forte Hotels: “Design is integral<br />

to our hotels. Good hotel design should<br />

be comfortable, practical and memorable.<br />

Each of our hotels has its own identity; I<br />

always start with the location and the style<br />

of the building for inspiration. High quality<br />

craftsmanship is essential, as are the local<br />

artists and builders who share our passion for<br />

attention to the details that really matter.”,<br />

Olga Polizzi explains.<br />

New Suites pay homage to the Kennedy<br />

era of ellegance:<br />

In 2018 Olga Polizzi created four new<br />

Signature Suites for Villa Kennedy in<br />

Frankfurt. Each suite, named and designed<br />

after an iconic figure from the 1960s: Jackie<br />

O, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich<br />

and Marilyn Monroe. <strong>The</strong> design portrays<br />

their individual identities throughout the<br />

interior that is reminiscent of the Kennedy<br />

era – timeless and elegant like Jackie, striking<br />

and classic like JFK. Designed with John F.<br />

Kennedy’s 1963 visit to Frankfurt in mind,<br />

Olga Polizzi has used her inimitable taste to<br />

select and bring together unique and local<br />

pieces from renowned German artisans to<br />

give each suite character and charm while<br />

creating a sense of place; an idea which<br />

is intrinsic to the Rocco Forte Hotels<br />

design ethos.<br />

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Suite life at <strong>The</strong> Charles Hotel in Munich<br />

Whether for a romantic weekend as a couple<br />

or for a big family meeting – at <strong>The</strong> Charles<br />

Hotel, guests will find the right suite for<br />

every occasion. With a size between 48 to 146<br />

square metres, all suites have separate living<br />

and sleeping areas with a comfortable kingsize<br />

bed and a walking-in wardrobe. Floorto-ceiling<br />

windows with French balconies or<br />

terraces ensure especially fantastic views at<br />

any time of the day.<br />

<strong>The</strong> heart of the hotel is the Royal Suite<br />

Monforte on the 8th floor, named after the<br />

South Italian small town and place of birth of<br />

Lord Charles Forte, father of Sir Rocco Forte.<br />

<strong>The</strong> spacious roof top terrace has a magical<br />

attraction and places the Bavarian capital<br />

including the Alpine peaks on the horizon<br />

at the guests’ feet. <strong>The</strong> 200 square metre<br />

suite impresses with its open-plan concept<br />

combined with elegant interior design by<br />

Olga Polizzi.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Charles Hotel, Munich<br />

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Grand Berlin living at Hotel de Rome<br />

Sleek and stylish, Hotel De Rome’s stunning<br />

rooms and suites offer an invitation to share<br />

in Berlin’s history and be part of the city’s<br />

vibrant present. With feature accents that<br />

complement the hotel’s banking heritage,<br />

the design, from Olga Polizzi, harmoniously<br />

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the suites overlook some of Berlin’s most<br />

exclusive sights, including Bebelplatz and the<br />

State Opera House.<br />

Designed in the style of a lavish turn-ofthe-century<br />

Berlin apartment, Royal Bebel<br />

Suite is the foremost suite at Hotel de Rome.<br />

Bright, bold colours are wielded with finesse<br />

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with antique furnishings and statement<br />

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abound, laden with over a thousand works of<br />

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Buben & Zorweg has a passion;<br />

October 2018<br />

A Passion for showing your Passion!<br />

October 2018<br />

BUBEN&ZORWEG has a passiON; a passiON fOR shOWiNG YOUR passiON!<br />

BUBEN&ZORWEG has a passiON; a passiON fOR shOWiNG YOUR passiON!<br />

Customized security solutions have always been a part of BUBEN&ZORWEG’s philosophy for the<br />

passionate collector. Indeed, interior designers from all over the world use masterpieces from<br />

Customized security solutions have always been a part of BUBEN&ZORWEG’s philosophy for the<br />

BUBEN&ZORWEG to create flexible concepts in luxurious surroundings, tailor-made to suit the specific<br />

passionate collector. Indeed, interior designers from all over the world use masterpieces from<br />

requirements of their clients. From the tailored integration in the interior of a luxury yacht or the<br />

BUBEN&ZORWEG to create flexible concepts in luxurious surroundings, tailor-made to suit the specific<br />

protection of a valuable collection in a chalet, to the presentation of favourite pieces in the surroundings<br />

requirements of their clients. From the tailored integration in the interior of a luxury yacht or the<br />

of a grandiose palace.<br />

protection of a valuable collection in a chalet, to the presentation of favourite pieces in the surroundings<br />

Private, of a grandiose sometimes palace. even exceptionally private collections of precious collector’s pieces demand to be<br />

presented in an ambiance that is on a par with the standards of international museums when it comes to<br />

Private, sometimes even exceptionally private collections of precious collector’s pieces demand to be<br />

aesthetic appeal and security technology. With high-security glass, bullet-proof and extreme resistant even<br />

presented in an ambiance that is on a par with the standards of international museums when it comes to<br />

against mechanical attacks and available either as spy mirror glass or highly transparent glass. Stainless<br />

aesthetic appeal and security technology. With high-security glass, bullet-proof and extreme resistant even<br />

steel housing and biometric fingerprint locking systems with integrated laser curtains preventing<br />

against mechanical attacks and available either as spy mirror glass or highly transparent glass. Stainless<br />

unauthorized access. Inbuilt alarm systems that are interfaced to the house alarm system and state-ofthe-art,<br />

adjustable LED lighting technology with fading functions. Interiors in finest black velour or Italian<br />

steel housing and biometric fingerprint locking systems with integrated laser curtains preventing<br />

unauthorized access. Inbuilt alarm systems that are interfaced to the house alarm system and state-ofthe-art,<br />

adjustable LED lighting technology with fading functions. Interiors in finest black velour or Italian<br />

nappe leather, all come equipped with TIME MOVER® units for precious automatic watches, drawers with<br />

customizable inserts for jewels, documents and of course secrets! Talking of which, BUBEN&ZORWEG has<br />

nappe leather, all come equipped with TIME MOVER® units for precious automatic watches, drawers with<br />

the safest safe that only those in the know would recognize.<br />

customizable inserts for jewels, documents and of course secrets! Talking of which, BUBEN&ZORWEG has<br />

the safest safe that only those in the know would recognize.<br />

BUBEN&ZORWEG has a VIsION thEy WOUld lIkE tO shaRE...<br />

Unveiled BUBEN&ZORWEG at fairs in has spring a VIsION 2018, the thEy VISION WOUld fits unobtrusively lIkE tO shaRE... into the dressing room or wardrobe of its<br />

owner. At first glance it shows a mirrored image of its observer, but further inspection uncovers an<br />

Unveiled at fairs in spring 2018, the VISION fits unobtrusively into the dressing room or wardrobe of its<br />

electronic transponder lock preventing any unauthorized opening of the high-resistance security glass.<br />

owner. At first glance it shows a mirrored image of its observer, but further inspection uncovers an<br />

<strong>The</strong> perfect design makes the VISION a powerful and elegant eye-catcher – as VISION and VISION INBUILT.<br />

electronic transponder lock preventing any unauthorized opening of the high-resistance security glass.<br />

It also offers a BUBEN&ZORWEG SI-Safe in which the passionate collector can present the objects of his<br />

<strong>The</strong> perfect design makes the VISION a powerful and elegant eye-catcher – as VISION and VISION INBUILT.<br />

passion to watches and jewelry - everything in this VISION is possible!<br />

It also offers a BUBEN&ZORWEG SI-Safe in which the passionate collector can present the objects of his<br />

passion to watches and jewelry - everything in this VISION is possible!<br />


VISION – the door made of variably mirrored, high-resistance security glass either reveals<br />

the valuable items it serves to protect or shows a mirror image of the observer<br />

For further images, information or interview requests, please contact:<br />

Michael Arnsteiner | michael.arnsteiner@buben-zorweg.com | Tel: +43 36 85 224 8032<br />


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Geneva, 16th January 2019 –<br />

IWC Schaffhausen celebrated<br />

the launch of its new Pilot’s<br />

Watches with an exclusive gala<br />

evening at the Salon <strong>International</strong><br />

de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in<br />

Geneva. Around 800 guests had<br />

the chance to admire a true icon of<br />

British aviation – the Spitfire – and<br />

ring in the year of Pilot’s Watches<br />

together with IWC. Among them<br />

were numerous prominent brand<br />

ambassadors of the Swiss luxury<br />

watch manufacturer such as Bradley<br />

Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Dev<br />

Patel, Adriana Lima, James Marsden,<br />

Karolina Kurkova and Sonam<br />

Kapoor.<br />

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This week at the Salon <strong>International</strong><br />

de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva,<br />

IWC Schaffhausen unveiled<br />

its new Spitfire, TOP GUN and “Le<br />

Petit Prince” models. This year, the<br />

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer<br />

invited the international IWC family<br />

and guests to come together at<br />

an exclusive gala evening to live the<br />

dream of flying. <strong>The</strong> first of many<br />

highlights of the evening came<br />

when a real Spitfire landed spectacularly<br />

on site. Out strode British<br />

pilot Matt Jones, who intends to<br />

take off on a round-the-world trip<br />

in the Silver Spitfire next summer,<br />

starting in Goodwood, England.<br />

IWC is supporting the “Silver Spitfire<br />

− <strong>The</strong> Longest Flight” project<br />

as its main sponsor. Musical high-

lights were provided by successful<br />

Icelandic quartet Kaleo, who performed<br />

some of their best-known<br />

hits such as “Way down we go”, as<br />

well as IWC‘s very own house band<br />

who came together especially for<br />

the evening.<br />



Numerous well-known IWC brand<br />

ambassadors were spotted on the<br />

red carpet, including Hollywood<br />

stars Bradley Cooper, Rosamund<br />

Pike, Dev Patel, James Marsden and<br />

Sonam Kapoor, supermodels Adriana<br />

Lima and Karolina Kurkova and<br />

sports personalities such as Valtteri<br />

Bottas, David Coulthard and Jochen<br />

Mass, and influencers like Negin<br />

Mirsalehi and Oliver Cheshire.<br />



Several IWC brand ambassadors<br />

visited the IWC booth in the afternoon,<br />

where they were shown<br />

the new Spitfire, TOP GUN and “Le<br />

Petit Prince” models exclusively by<br />

IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr.<br />

This year is the first time that IWC‘s<br />

trade fair booth has been designed<br />

as an entirely open space. In the<br />

centre is the original Silver Spitfire,<br />

which visitors are able to admire at<br />

close range. <strong>The</strong> booth is set up like<br />

the wing of an aeroplane, combining<br />

elements of luxury and engineering<br />

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HUGO BOSS and Porsche – two global players with shared regional roots –<br />

will be joining forces in the future. Beginning next year, their cooperation<br />

will center on the two companies’ involvement in Formula E racing. In its<br />

capacity as an official partner to the sport, HUGO BOSS – which already boasts a<br />

long tradition of motorsports sponsorship – has been successfully engaged in the<br />

electric-powered racing series since the end of 2017. From December 2019, the<br />

start of the next championship season, Porsche too will be joining the Formula E<br />

circuit with its own works team – outfitted by HUGO BOSS. <strong>The</strong> fashion group will<br />

also be the official outfitter to the entire Porsche motorsports team worldwide.<br />

<strong>The</strong> shared passion for racing, and a fascination with perfect design and innovation,<br />

inspired the creative minds at HUGO BOSS to produce the “Porsche x BOSS” capsule<br />

collection. Its standout features include premium leather and wool materials<br />

presented in the Porsche and HUGO BOSS colors of silver, black and red. Starting<br />

in March 2019, a range of menswear styles from the debut capsule collection will be<br />

available online and at BOSS stores.<br />

“HUGO BOSS and Porsche are both synonymous with outstanding innovation and<br />

consummate quality,” commented Mark Langer, CEO of HUGO BOSS AG. “We have<br />

been working successfully with motorsports over recent years and decades. That is<br />

why, with the future-oriented Formula E, I am especially pleased that we are taking<br />

our cooperation to a new level.”<br />

“Formula E is an exceptionally attractive racing series,” said Oliver Blume, CEO of<br />

Porsche AG. “It offers us the perfect environment to strategically evolve our vehicles<br />

in terms of efficiency and sustainability. We’re looking forward to being on<br />

board in the 2019/2020 season. In this context, the renowned fashion group HUGO<br />

BOSS represents the perfect partner to outfit our team.”<br />

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NEW<br />

Member<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

New Zealand<br />

Welcomes Orsini<br />

Fine Jewellery<br />

We are very excited to welcome new member<br />

Orsini Fine Jewellery to <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

New Zealand. At Orsini, they believe in<br />

creating distinctive and personalised pieces that stand<br />

the test of time and are able to be passed down to be<br />

enjoyed by generations to come.<br />

‘Orsini’ is an Italian name, steeped in tradition and history,<br />

embodying family, quality, style and lasting beauty,<br />

all features that are seamlessly incorporated in the<br />

design of each piece of jewellery.<br />

“Fine jewellery is not merely about<br />

accessorising. It’s about quality<br />

pieces that reflect your unique<br />

sense of style that will be cherished<br />

from generation to generation.”<br />

– Sarah Hutchings<br />

<strong>The</strong> name is also appropriate as Orsini showcases a<br />

collection of fine jewellery that director Sarah Hutchings<br />

lovingly hand sources from Italy.<br />

Sarah opened the doors to Orsini Fine Jewellery in 2008,<br />

sharing her passion for handcrafted Italian jewellery<br />

with the world. Her affection for fine Italian Jewellery<br />

came about when living in Europe where her father-inlaw,<br />

former jeweller Peter Hutchings, introduced her<br />

to the Vicenza Jewellery Fair in Northern Italy. Here,<br />

Sarah was inspired by the exquisite designs and intricate<br />

craftsmanship of European jewellers and knew<br />

she wanted to share her love of quality, hand-crafted<br />

European designed jewellery with New Zealand.<br />

With her passion activated by the Italian flair for fine,<br />

hand-crafted jewellery, Sarah launched Orsini, alongside<br />

a custom jewellery workshop where engagement<br />

rings are beautifully designed and created. She became<br />

a highly skilled and passionate designer with certification<br />

in diamond grading and GIA training in Gemmology,<br />

and nurtured a specialty for creating stunning,<br />

custom designed engagement rings that represent the<br />

unique personality and distinctive style of her clients.<br />

Ten years on, Orsini is home to a stunning and ever-changing<br />

collection of fine Italian pieces. Along with<br />

Sarah’s expertise, Orsini draws on the expertise of master<br />

jewellers here in New Zealand to create incredible<br />

custom engagement rings and other custom pieces.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

<strong>The</strong> Speakeasy Group Joins<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia<br />

<strong>The</strong> Speakeasy Group is a<br />

high-end boutique hospitality<br />

group operating six venues<br />

across Sydney and Melbourne<br />

including Eau-de-vie (Syd & Melb),<br />

Mjølner (Syd & Melb), Boilermaker<br />

House and Nick & Nora’s.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Group are consistently recognised<br />

in their fields of expertise<br />

including operations, cocktails<br />

and whisky having previously won<br />

Cocktail Bar of the Year, Bar of the<br />

Year, Whisky bar of the year and<br />

Best Group Bar Operator in 2017 &<br />

2018 as well as Best New Restaurant<br />

2017 for Mjølner Sydney – their very<br />

first foray into restaurants.<br />

Established in 2010 with the opening<br />

of Eau-de-Vie Sydney, the group<br />

has doubled in size and annual turnover<br />

in the past 18 months.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Groups venues are notable<br />

destination and special occasion/<br />

celebration locations achieving an<br />

enviable model of both high-end<br />

luxury experiences paired with<br />

welcoming and friendly hospitality<br />

making them highly accessible to all<br />

clientele.<br />

Our mission is to not only grow our<br />

portfolio of venues but remain one<br />

of the most desirable hospitality<br />

groups to work for both in Australia<br />

and overseas.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Groups brands, venues and<br />

teams are recognised as industry<br />

leaders in their specific fields and<br />

by delivering great experiences at<br />

an approachable price point are<br />

able to remain extremely competitive<br />

in a tough market.<br />

Renowned in the hospitality industry<br />

for being a launching pad for the<br />

careers of our employees, our ability<br />

to attract, mentor and connect<br />

awesome people is our not so ‘secret’<br />

to our success.<br />

Creating memorable drinking and dining experiences<br />

<strong>The</strong> Speakeasy Group specialises in venues, events and offerings with<br />

a strong focus on delivering high-quality drinking and dining experiences.<br />

We do this by being completely unique and memorable in all<br />

our offerings, be that a cocktail, whiskies, service or food and using<br />

these as tools to exceed the expectations of our guests.<br />

Whether it’s through our signature cocktails lists showcasing all the<br />

theatrics and experience of our charismatic team, our unique decors<br />

and design (Viking ships sticking out of the walls included) or simply<br />

in the extensive and obsessive range of whiskies we love the element<br />

of surprise and the thrill of being able to do what others don’t dare.<br />

Our mission is to create and maintain<br />

venues that have a positive and<br />

memorable influence on our guests<br />

and clientele whilst prioritising the<br />

individual development of our employees<br />

through positive workplaces<br />

and opportunities inspiring collaboration,<br />

imagination and motivation.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Reymond Communications Joins<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia<br />

Reymond Communications is a lifestyle PR agency with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, and a national<br />

and international reach through our membership of Worldwise PR and agency partner Sauce<br />

Communications in London. We are a team of expert communicators, who are passionate about what<br />

we do and delivering successful campaigns for our clients. Our approach is collaborative; we work closely<br />

with our clients to tell their stories in an intelligent and creative manner, with commercial intent.<br />

We pride ourselves on the strong network of journalists, collaborators and influencers that we have cultivated.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se relationships allow us to deliver meaningful campaigns and impactful results on behalf of our<br />

clients.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Ahoy Club Joins<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia<br />

Ahoy Club is the number one<br />

digital yacht charter platform<br />

in the world. Launched in<br />

2018, the business connects Yacht<br />

Owners and Yacht Charterers via<br />

an online platform and provides<br />

customers the ability to search, enquire<br />

and book luxury yacht charters<br />

all around the globe.<br />

With over 3,100 boats on its database<br />

and the ability to charter<br />

yachts in destinations such as the<br />

Mediterranean, Caribbean, South<br />

Pacific and Antarctica, Ahoy Club<br />

has managed to contemporise the<br />

entire charter process by providing<br />

efficient, transparent and cost-effective<br />

solutions for both owners<br />

and yacht charterers alike.<br />

Accessible via a website or app,<br />

the Ahoy Club platform is a free<br />

service to simply browse, register<br />

or ultimately book a charter. After<br />

more than 20 years of charter experience<br />

as both an owner and a<br />

customer, Managing Director, Ian<br />

Malouf, realised there was an opportunity<br />

to create a new solution<br />

to Yacht Chartering that was simple<br />

and innovative for customers<br />

as well as being considerably more<br />

cost efficient. <strong>The</strong> key unique selling<br />

point for the business, and what<br />

differentiates Ahoy Club from other<br />

chartering and brokering services,<br />

is the pricing model which guarantees<br />

best rates in the market due to<br />

reduction in commissions by up to<br />

70%.<br />

Ahoy Club’s head office is based in<br />

London with a separate office in<br />

Sydney and staff members operating<br />

out of satellite locations all<br />

around the world including Singapore,<br />

Monaco, Cannes and New<br />

York allowing a truly global service<br />

and catering to clients all over the<br />

world.<br />



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Beautiful views and large glass panels are becoming more<br />

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importance of sun protection. With the right sun-protective<br />

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Our range of louvered and retractable roofs are a<br />

perfect example of how a product can be stylish ,<br />

aesthetically<br />

pleasing and functional. Our products can transform a<br />

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and relaxing outdoor area that has all year round<br />

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When it comes to style, this range can be tailored to<br />

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Proshade has a solution for everyone's style and needs!<br />

This fantastic eco-friendly product is UV resistant and<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Launches <strong>The</strong> Indian<br />

Ocean Offices<br />

On December 22nd 2018, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Global CEO HE Fares Ghattas signed an agreement<br />

to launch <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Indian<br />

Ocean with franchise representative and CEO of the<br />

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<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Global Head of Business Development<br />

Ms. Helena Warren.<br />

Over the past few years, luxury brands have steadily<br />

been building presence in the Indian Ocean. It wasn’t<br />

long before local brands began to aspire to international<br />

luxury standards. Today, we have a mix of local<br />

and foreign luxury brands thriving in the market and<br />

the world is starting to notice it. This is just one of<br />

the reasons why we were excited about the launch of<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> in the Indian Ocean, covering the<br />

Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion,<br />

and Comoros.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> was launched in London in 2007.<br />

It covers areas of the luxury market such as private<br />

jets, yachting, motor concierge, health & beauty,<br />

wealth management, premium real estate, exclusive<br />

travel, golf, jewellery & watches, entertainment, fashion,<br />

and many more. Having built up quite an impressive<br />

reputation with more than 20 years of experience<br />

and offices across Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle<br />

East, America, and parts of Africa, their membership<br />

portfolio boasts the world’s leading brands including<br />

Ferrari, Johnnie Walker, Bentley, Cartier, Abercrombie<br />

& Kent, Qatar Airways, Bugatti, Mercedez Benz, Lamborghini,<br />

Lotus, Bvlgari, Porsche, BMW, and Bang &<br />

Olufsen, amongst others.<br />


TLN<br />

News<br />

Limousines, helicopters and supercars –<br />

A <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia event<br />

Limousines, helicopters, supercars and the dramatic<br />

backdrop of the South Coast of New South<br />

Wales were the luxurious ingredients of a very<br />

special day brought together by <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Australia.<br />

A collaboration coordinated by <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia<br />

between Royale Limousines, Beluga <strong>Luxury</strong>, VIP<br />

Sydney, Trivett Bespoke and Prancing Horse saw a very<br />

memorable drive day unfold.<br />

Lunch at Silos Estate Winery and a chopper flight back<br />

to Sydney at sunset rounded off a truly remarkable day.<br />

Partnerships like these provide an excellent opportunity<br />

for <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> members to entertain clients,<br />

develop new business opportunities and work collaboratively<br />

to provide truly unique experiences.<br />

Thank you to all of our luxury brand partners involved!<br />

Royale Limousines collected guests<br />

at dawn, including representatives<br />

of VIP Sydney and Zenith Watches,<br />

and delivered them to Beluga<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong>’s aircraft hangar at Mascot<br />

where an Augusta A109s chopper<br />

awaited to fly them to the stunning<br />

NSW seaside town of Kiama.<br />

From there, guests put a Ferrari<br />

488, a Lambhorgini Huracan, an<br />

Aston Martin DB <strong>11</strong> and a McLaren<br />

570s Spider to the test whilst taking<br />

in some truly stunning scenery<br />

on the country roads around<br />

Bundanoon, <strong>The</strong> Kangaroo Valley<br />

and Kiama on a drive hosted<br />

by Prancing Horse Drive Experiences.<br />


TLN<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> New<br />

Zealand and<br />

Azimut Yachts<br />

Toasts To A<br />

Successful<br />

2018<br />

To celebrate the end of another<br />

great year for the New<br />

Zealand branch of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong>, a collection of its<br />

esteemed members gathered at<br />

Auckland’s Viaduct to network and<br />

indulge in plenty of food and drink.<br />

<strong>The</strong> event was co-hosted by <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>’s member Azimut<br />

Yachts at Oyster & Chop, one<br />

of the city’s best oyster bars. <strong>The</strong><br />

oyster shucking station proved<br />

particularly popular, as well as the<br />

champagne and delicious nibbles,<br />

all enjoyed while overlooking the<br />

stunning viaduct harbour. Summer<br />

and boat inspiration was one of the<br />

evening’s focal points – with Azimut<br />

yachts proving a hot topic.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> members enjoyed<br />

a stunning evening of mixing,<br />

mingling, relaxing, enjoying Auckland<br />

at its best and toasting to a<br />

successful 2018.<br />


TLN<br />

News<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong><br />

Nigeria<br />

and Capital<br />

Club<br />

Lagos host<br />

All White<br />

Christmas<br />

Party<br />

On Wednesday 19th December<br />

2018, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Nigeria<br />

joined forces with Capital<br />

Club Lagos to host an Afternoon Tea<br />

at their recently-launched premises in<br />

Victoria Island, Lagos.<br />

Guests were treated to delicious scones<br />

and jam, the finest smoked salmon and<br />

Beluga caviar from the Harrods Food<br />

Hall, followed by a lovely evening of<br />

fine wines and champagne from Moet<br />

Hennessy, alongside mouth-watering<br />

canapés from one of Nigeria’s finest<br />

chefs, Chef Benedict.<br />

It was truly an exquisite affair for the<br />

affluent guests who graced the event;<br />

the perfect way to usher in the Christmas<br />

in Lagos party season!<br />


TLN<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Expands its Reach<br />

at the Adriatic<br />

Sea Region<br />

On February 2019, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Global<br />

CEO HE Fares Ghattas signed an agreement at<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> headquarters to launch<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Adria, with the CEO of the TLN<br />

region, Ana Roncevic, along with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Global Head of Business Development, Helena Warren.<br />

We are delighted to launch <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> in<br />

the Adriatic Sea region, consisting of the networks in<br />

Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina,<br />

and Macedonia.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> was launched in London in 2007.<br />

It covers areas of the luxury market such as private<br />

jets, yachting, motor concierge, health & beauty,<br />

wealth management, premium real estate, exclusive<br />

travel, golf, jewellery & watches, entertainment, fashion,<br />

and many more.<br />

Having built up quite an impressive reputation with<br />

more than 20 years of experience and offices across<br />

Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, America, and<br />

parts of Africa, their membership portfolio boasts<br />

the world’s leading brands including Ferrari, Johnnie<br />

Walker, Bentley, Cartier, Abercrombie & Kent, Qatar<br />

Airways, Bugatti, Mercedez Benz, Lamborghini, Lotus,<br />

Bvlgari, Porsche, BMW, and Bang & Olufsen, amongst<br />

others.<br />


TLN<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Global CEO Presented<br />

at the DC Executive Club 2019<br />

In line with tradition, the Diplomatic<br />

Council Executive Club<br />

took place on February 1st, in<br />

the afternoon, before the festive<br />

gala. Gold and Silver members<br />

have met from 2 pm to 5 pm and<br />

listened to exciting presentations,<br />

they have discussed relevant topics<br />

and got to know each other better.<br />

This year, a long coffee break was<br />

scheduled so participants have sufficient<br />

time for intensive exchange.<br />

During the event, DC presented<br />

the members-only Intranet Portal<br />

which they are going to launch very<br />

soon.<br />

H.E Fares Ghattas, Global CEO of<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong>,<br />

was one of the keynote speakers of<br />

the event. He discussed ‘Diplomacy<br />

Meets <strong>Luxury</strong> and Charity’ to the<br />

attendees which covered the successful<br />

and strong partnership between<br />

the Diplomatic Council and<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>, where premium<br />

global brands come together<br />

to form a single powerful network.<br />

Joining him throughout the afternoon<br />

were TLN Germany’s Silvia<br />

Herrmann and Oliver Ziegler.<br />

H.E. Fares Ghattas was appointed<br />

as the Head of Diplomatic Council<br />

Mission Middle East.<br />

<strong>The</strong> agenda was as follows:<br />

• Future management: Dealing with<br />

the VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty,<br />

Complexity, Ambiguity), Diana<br />

Wolf-Dolgner<br />

• Approaches to encounter the declining<br />

social skills in our society,<br />

Eric Adler<br />

• Emotional leadership: Corporate<br />

culture of the future, Rolf Hartung<br />

• Digital transformation: Seven errors<br />

and a vicious circle, Hermann<br />

Ladner<br />

• Stasi 2.0: <strong>The</strong> impact of digital surveillance<br />

by the state and industry<br />

for our future, Andreas Dripke<br />

• Partnership with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>,<br />

H.E. Fares Ghattas<br />

• Outlook 2019: Members Connect<br />

Online – how members can connect<br />

through the global intranet, Daniel<br />

McKee<br />


TLN<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia & Mercedes-Benz<br />

Sydney Host Member <strong>Network</strong>ing Event<br />

Cars, Champagne and Canapés; the perfect recipe<br />

for another fantastic <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia<br />

member event. To set the scene, the room<br />

was decorated with the breathtaking and oh so stylish<br />

collection of Mercedes-Benz cars, with summer beat<br />

tunes playing out of the S-Class Mercedes convertible,<br />

setting fun and upbeat tone for the evening.<br />

Guests enjoyed networking with other members whilst<br />

savouring the delicious Pommery Champagne Champagne<br />

Brut circulating the room before being invited<br />

to join the Pommery Brand Ambassador at the tasting<br />

station to enjoy the Rose and Blanc de Blancs Champagne<br />

on offer. <strong>The</strong>se Champagnes were beautifully<br />

paired with the vibrant and contemporary canapés<br />

from award-winning Executive Chef, Matt Bates, from<br />

Elite Chefs Sydney.<br />

A fabulous night enjoyed by all with the help of the<br />

Mercedes-Benz team who executed a flawless event.<br />

A big thank you also to our fabulous emcee, Suzy Jacobs<br />

from Finesque, who engaged and entertained our<br />

audience.<br />

Cheers to a wonderful evening of networking surrounded<br />

by Cars, Champagne and Canapes.<br />

We look forward to welcoming you to next month’s<br />

TLN Australia Member Event.<br />


TLN<br />

News<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

New Zealand and<br />

Orsini Fine Jewellery<br />

celebrate Chinese<br />

New Year<br />

Members of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand<br />

and their guests recently enjoyed a<br />

Chinese New Year celebration at Orsini’s<br />

beautiful Parnell boutique.<br />

Asian-inspired canapes and champagne were flowing<br />

while guests networked, mingled and admired<br />

Orsini’s stunning fine jewellery, while listening to<br />

the sweet sounds of world-renowned cellist James<br />

Sangoh Yoo.<br />

Orsini owner Sarah Hutchings is passionate about<br />

fine Italian jewellery, showcasing brands such as<br />

Marco Bicego, Pomellato, Dodo and Hulchi Belluni,<br />

as well as being the only authorised local agent for<br />

the exclusive global Gucci trunk line.<br />

As the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Pig represents<br />

luck, overall good fortune, wealth, honesty and<br />

general prosperity, we wish for all of the above to<br />

our members and guests in 2019.<br />


TLN<br />

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TLN Australia<br />

Host the<br />

Aussie Aspenites<br />

at Chair 9 in<br />

Aspen<br />

<strong>The</strong> year has already kicked off to a flying start with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> Australia partnering with Aspen Ski Company and Australian<br />

Superyachts for their annual “Aussie Apres” event.<br />

After a fabulous day on the slopes, guests sported their most stylish<br />

apres gear and joined us at Chair 9 at the base of Aspen mountain, for<br />

an evening of dancing and networking whilst enjoying a jeroboam of<br />

Veuve Cliquot Champagne.<br />




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Paradise Found:<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Australia Explores<br />

Bask Gili Meno<br />

Bask, a multi-award-winning luxury resort developer,<br />

is offering a slice of paradise on the pristine Indonesian<br />

island of Gili Meno. <strong>The</strong> 87 limited luxury<br />

villas, which range from studios and lofts to three-bedroom<br />

villas, will offer the ultimate escapism and investment<br />

opportunity.<br />

With unspoilt white sand beaches (voted Indonesia’s best<br />

by Tripadvisor), crystal clear waters, incredible sunsets<br />

and views across Mount Agung, the car-free island is becoming<br />

the island of choice for discerning visitors to Bali<br />

and the surrounding regions.<br />

Bask will provide owners and guests with a haven of pure<br />

escapism and luxury state-of-the-art facilities. Below<br />

you will be able to find a sneak preview of Bask’s beachclub<br />

– this includes a restaurant, underground cocktail<br />

bar, beach bar and a 40-meter infinity pool overlooking<br />

the beach.<br />

<strong>The</strong> resort is currently being developed and will be completed<br />

in June 2020.<br />

Bask is currently selling individual villas. <strong>The</strong>se start at<br />

US$ 240,000.<br />

For more information please visit www.baskgilimeno.com<br />


Members<br />

Affairs<br />

Rolls-Royce, Other Supercars and Penthouse<br />

Preview at Serenia Residences<br />

Inviting residents into a world of<br />

luxury, from supercars to luxurious<br />

homes Palma Holding<br />

hosted over 150 guests at Serenia<br />

Residences <strong>The</strong> Palm for its exclusive<br />

Saturday sunset event organized<br />

in collaboration with <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>, Rolls-Royce and<br />

<strong>The</strong> Motor Hub. Serenia Residences<br />

is a private residential resort on<br />

the East Crescent of <strong>The</strong> Palm.<br />

Guests were invited to view over<br />

25 supercars that ranged from Mc-<br />

Laren, Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati.<br />

Rolls-Royce also introduced<br />

its newly launched luxury SUV, <strong>The</strong><br />

Cullinan, and gave guests a chance<br />

to test drive any of its three models<br />

including the Ghost, Phantom<br />

and the Cullinan. Guests were also<br />

invited to view the newly launched<br />

half floor penthouse at Serenia<br />

Residences <strong>The</strong> Palm. An exquisite<br />

apartment that covers 5500 sq feet<br />

and offers 360 panoramic views of<br />

the sea.<br />

A delightful visit by the Arabian Gazelles<br />

created a buzz as 25 all-women<br />

drivers entered Serenia in their<br />

supercars. Live music, delectable<br />

canapes and a beautiful sunset<br />

added to the magical ambience.<br />

Serenia Residences features beachfront<br />

living at its finest and promises<br />

an unrivalled lifestyle, inviting<br />

residents into a world of architectural<br />

excellence and modern interiors,<br />

with an array of outdoor<br />

facilities and bespoke services. Designed<br />

by famous architect Hazel<br />

Wong, the Serenia Residences project<br />

features contemporary architecture<br />

and layouts that are unique<br />

to the Palm Jumeirah.<br />

<strong>The</strong> project includes 250 units,<br />

with apartments that range from<br />

one to three bedrooms and penthouse<br />

suites.<br />


Members<br />

Affairs<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Participated<br />

at the Diplomatic Council Gala 2019<br />

Over the years, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> has built a sturdy<br />

partnership with the Diplomatic<br />

Council committee. In fact,<br />

some of the mission heads of the<br />

council are key personalities at<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> global offices.<br />

<strong>The</strong> prestigious Diplomatic Council<br />

black-tie gala that had just concluded<br />

was attended by <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> Global CEO, H.E. Fares<br />

Ghattas. Joining him throughout<br />

the evening were TLN Germany’s<br />

Silvia Herrmann and Oliver Ziegler.<br />

H.E. Fares Ghattas was appointed<br />

as the Head of Diplomatic Council<br />

Mission Middle East.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Diplomatic Council Gala 2019<br />

was marked by more charity actions<br />

and donations as well as more<br />

culture than ever before.<br />


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Last Frontier – <strong>The</strong> Best Heliskiing in Canada<br />

With <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia<br />

Few places in the world can compare…<br />

If you are looking for consistently deep snow<br />

and endless vertical in some of the most remote<br />

mountains on earth, few places in the world can compare<br />

to Last Frontier Heliskiing.<br />

With annual snowfall topping 25 metres and the single<br />

largest heliski tenure in the world, <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Australia Member, Last Frontier Heliskiing will satisfy<br />

your hunger for skiing untouched slopes in small<br />

groups of 4 guests.<br />


<strong>The</strong>y’ve spent well over two decades crafting the perfect<br />

heliskiing formula: small groups, nimble helicopters<br />

and two lodges with access to 10,100 square km of<br />

prime Canadian wilderness.<br />

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Having the largest single heli ski area in the world<br />

means that they have a vast array of terrain choices.<br />

Spanning two distinct mountain ranges, their tenure<br />

encompasses everything from towering alpine peaks<br />

to massive glaciers and a huge variety of tree skiing.<br />

At Last Frontier, less is more. Heli skiing in intimate<br />

groups of just four, they’re able to maximize your time<br />

exploring the mountains. It doesn’t just mean you get<br />

your own fresh lines, although that’s always the goal,<br />

it means you’re more likely to be skiing or riding at a<br />

pace that’s right for you.<br />

Guest safety is fundamental to everything they do at<br />

Last Frontier. Striking a balance between showing you<br />

the time of your life and keeping you safe is their top<br />

priority. When in the mountains your mind will be at<br />

ease knowing you will be skiing with some of the most<br />

knowledgeable guides in the biz.<br />

Last Frontier’s guides are hand picked by their operational<br />

leaders who have decades of heliski experience.<br />

From March 6th to March 13th in 2020, there is a once<br />

in a lifetime opportunity to experience the best heli<br />

skiing that British Columbia has to offer. With Bell 2<br />

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experience 7 days of pure magic and 30,500 vertical<br />

metres of skiing guaranteed! With only 4 guests per<br />

helicopter and all of the best equipment supplied, expect<br />

exhilaration and memories created beyond your<br />

wildest dreams.<br />

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Spotlight<br />

A Huge Success:<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> Awards 2019<br />

On Saturday, February 23rd,<br />

Caesars Bluewaters Dubai,<br />

opened its doors to over 400<br />

guests of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong><br />

Awards 2019, presented<br />

by CAEL.<br />

On a red carpet flanked by three<br />

pristine Rolls-Royce vehicles, attendees<br />

were greeted by H.E. Mr<br />

Fares Ghattas, Global CEO of <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong>,<br />

and Mrs Amal Shouman Sleiman,<br />

President of CAEL. <strong>The</strong> occasion<br />

brought together more than 50 luxury<br />

brands from over 15 countries<br />

representing Europe, CIS, Middle<br />

East, Africa, Asia, and the United<br />

States. <strong>The</strong> Gala was attended by<br />

representatives from luxury brands,<br />

humanitarian organizations, diplomatic<br />

missions, and international<br />

branches of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>.<br />

After the guests and honorees took<br />

their seats inside the Caesars Bluewaters<br />

Dubai Forum ballroom, H.E.<br />

Fares, Mrs. Amal, and the nightʼs<br />

92<br />

presenters, Jessica Karam and Yasser<br />

Al Shamrani, welcomed everyone<br />

to the Great Gatsby-themed celebration.<br />

Throughout the evening,<br />

the presentation of the awards was<br />

interspersed with performances of<br />

musical hits by Yara, Manal Mallat,<br />

Dina Hayek, Walid Al Jasem, Walid<br />

Toufic, and Hatem Al Iraqi. <strong>The</strong><br />

awards were presented to innovators<br />

in several categories of the luxury<br />

sector, as well as humanitarian<br />

personalities and successful business<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

“<strong>The</strong> evening was a<br />

great success and<br />

we are all looking<br />

forward to next<br />

yearʼs celebration,”<br />

said<br />

H.E Fares Ghattas<br />

Global CEO<br />

of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong>.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

• Woman of <strong>The</strong> Year<br />

H.E. May Chidiac<br />

May Chidiac (born 20 June 1963) is the Lebanese Minister Of State For Administrative Developement.<br />

Chidiac is a former television journalist at the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) and one of the station’s<br />

television anchors until an assassination attempt on her life. She was one of the few critics of Syria’s keeping<br />

troops stationed in Lebanon after the end of the Lebanese Civil War and charged that the Taif Accords stipulated<br />

that Syria withdraw from Lebanon.<br />

On the day she was attacked, after the Cedar Revolution and Syria’s troop withdrawal from Lebanon earlier that<br />

year, she hosted a talk show in which she criticized what she called Syria’s continuous meddling in Lebanon’s<br />

affairs and voiced fears of further violence ahead of the UN report on the death of the former prime minister,<br />

Rafik Hariri.<br />

• Beauty Icon<br />

Miss Universe 1971<br />

Georgina Rizk<br />

Georgina Rizk born 3 January 1953 is a beauty icon, socialite and miss universe. She was crowned Miss Lebanon<br />

1970 and in 1971, she represented Lebanon at Miss Universe and won. She is currently a main beauty pageant judge<br />

for the Miss Lebanon contest and is the current wife of Lebanese singer and actor Walid Toufic. She was the only<br />

and still miss universe from the arab world.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> SUV of the Year<br />

Rolls-Royce<br />

Cullinan<br />

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited is a British luxury automobile maker. Since 1904, Rolls-Royce has created instantly<br />

recognizable motor cars that have made the marque an enduring icon all over the world.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the first SUV to be launched by the Rolls-Royce marque, and is also the brand’s first<br />

all-wheel drive vehicle. It is named after the Cullinan Diamond, the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Cullinan sits above the Ghost and below the Phantom in Rolls-Royce’s line-up and it was revealed in May<br />

2018.<br />

• Best European Property<br />

Development<br />

Lustica Bay<br />

Luštica Bay is the largest, fully fledged town currently under development of its type in South Eastern Europe.<br />

Set amongst the natural beauty for the Luštica Bay peninsula in the idyllic Trašte Bay and overlooking the internationally<br />

renowned Bay of Kotor (Boka Bay), Luštica Bay offers an unparalleled visual and sensory experience.<br />


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• Business of the Year<br />

GET Group<br />

Holding<br />

For more than 30 years, GET Group has established a global reputation as a leading provider of security printing,<br />

physical security, business solutions, intelligent transportation systems and commercial card printing. Using<br />

state-of-the-art security systems, innovative hardware, and software applications, GET Group provides institutions,<br />

enterprises and more than 25 governments worldwide, with highly secure and durable travel and identification<br />

documents, integrated physical security systems, and mission-critical e-Process solutions.<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Logistics Company<br />

of the Year<br />

Masterpiece<br />

<strong>International</strong><br />

Masterpiece <strong>International</strong> was founded in 1989, in New York City, as a Customs Broker, Freight Forwarder, and<br />

Logistics Provider specializing in the transport of works of art and antiquities.<br />

Since then, Masterpiece has expanded its services to include a Fine Art Division with dedicated teams for Museums,<br />

Galleries, Art Fair Participants, Private Clients, and the Entertainment industry; and an <strong>International</strong> Logistics<br />

Solutions Division which focuses on Trade Shows, Yachts and Marine, Automotive, Manufacturing, Aerospace<br />

& Hi-Tech, Pharma & Healthcare, Chemical & Energy, Consumer & Retail, and Government Contracts industries.<br />


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• <strong>Luxury</strong> Coffee Brand<br />

of the Year<br />

Maison Samira<br />

Maatouk<br />

In 1960 Mahmoud Maatouk father of Samira Maatouk, a pioneering coffee enthusiast, inaugurated the first Maatouk<br />

Maison du Café in Azarieh, Downtown Beirut. <strong>The</strong> café specialized in freshly roasted premium coffee with<br />

uniquely distinguished blends and became widely acclaimed for its outstanding brew.<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Developer<br />

of the Year<br />

Sobha Group<br />

Sobha Group is a multinational, multiproduct group with developments and investments in U.A.E., Sultanate of<br />

Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Brunei and India. Established in 1976 by a first generation Indian entrepeneur, PNC Menon<br />

as an interior decoration firm under the name of Services and Trade Company in Muscat, Oman, the group has<br />

grown into one of the most respected names in all the countries in which it has established businesses. Sobha<br />

stands and strives for benchmark quality, customer centric approach, robust engineering, in-house research,<br />

uncompromising business ethics, timeless values and transparency in all spheres of business conduct, which<br />

have all contributed to making it a brand trusted for excellence. Sobha is an organisation where quality meets<br />

excellence, technology meets aesthetics and passion meets perfection.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

• Law Firm of the Year<br />

Diana Hamade<br />

Law Firm<br />

A lawyer with rights of audience before all UAE Courts. She has been involved in setting up the two arbitration<br />

centres in Dubai and has been involved in a number of the draft laws of arbitration in the UAE.<br />

Diana was recognized as the Most Influential Female Lawyer in the UAE and as the Best Legal Writer .<br />

• Humanitarian Award<br />

Mrs Maha<br />

Kaddoura<br />

Mrs. Maha Kaddoura ‘70 sits on the Advisory Board of the Lebanese American University (LAU) and was awarded<br />

the Woman of the Year Award. Mrs. Kaddoura has set-up the Kaddoura Family Foundation, also known as the<br />

Kaddoura Association for Philanthropy, which she heads and that caters to educational needs and to the needs of<br />

(mentally and physically) handicapped children. She also built a nursing home for the elderly.<br />

Mrs. Kaddoura received a B.A. in Political science from LAU and an MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School of<br />

Government. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Tufts University, within the Fletcher School of Law and<br />

Diplomacy where she helped create the Middle East Studies Program. She is also a member of the Dean’s Council<br />

of Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Historical<br />

Justice and Reconciliation. She was a member of the board at the Woodrow Wilson Centre and Aspen Institute<br />

in Washington, D.C. and was the Chair of Advisory Board at Amideast in Lebanon. In addition, she was a member<br />

of the Harvard Club in Monaco. Maha Kaddoura is also a Member of the American University of Afghanistan.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Bag of the Year<br />

Kwanpen<br />

All creations are, to this day, designed and skillfully made by their team of in-house designers and craftsmen<br />

in Singapore. <strong>The</strong> collections pay homage to the brand’s heritage of superior craftsmanship; creating timeless<br />

and luxurious handbags and accessories. <strong>The</strong> brand’s presence has expanded from its Singaporean roots to span<br />

across Europe and the rest of Greater Asia with boutiques in Singapore, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macao,<br />

Bangkok, Seoul, Dubai, Doha and Istanbul.<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Jewelry Designer<br />

of the Year<br />

Seba Jamal<br />

A sophisticated aesthetic sensibility coupled with an amazing passion for art and design has helped jewelry<br />

designer Seba Jamal carve a niche for herself in the jewelry designing industry. Her jewelry line – Seba Jamal –<br />

encompasses the perfect union of style, art and sculptural design.<br />

Seba Jamal concept for luxury cars features two pieces, a ring and a bracelet. Both pieces were created eyeing<br />

the high profile consumers that strive for high jewellery and status, combined with the life long pursuit of the<br />

fast, the practical, and the new.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Flower Designer<br />

of the Year<br />

Bella Flora<br />

Mr. Chafik Noureddine is a Lebanese business man who moved to Qatar in 2004 to establish his business in the<br />

field of flowers and plantation nurseries and growers which is a family business since 1952 in Lebanon till today.<br />

In 2005 Bella Flora shined in the local market of Doha as one of most luxurious and prestigious flower supplier.<br />

With more than 40 royal and Vip weddings and events on monthly basis , Bella flora is considered the leading<br />

flower importer , distributor and supplier in Qatar.<br />

Working with all Famous wedding organizers and events planners in Qatar , Bella flora imports a minimum of 150<br />

tones of flowers per year from Holland, Ecuador , Colombia , Kenya, Sirilanka, and Thailand.<br />

With a strong vision and determination , Mr. Chafik is expending his business to partner in a new market in<br />

Dubai and to establish a new Bella Flora headquarter in Paris by Mid 2019.<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Hair Innovator<br />

of the Year<br />

AS Experts<br />

AS Hair Care Experts is a leading innovator in hair care products manufacturing in the USA and distributing<br />

globally. AS created revolutionary treatments for hair problems introducing AS PRP Effect which replaces hair<br />

injections to revitalize the stem cells. Ahmad Sulaiman Hair Care’s unique formula uses ingredients of the Amazonian<br />

Orchid, along with American cutting edge technology, AS Hair Care penetrates the hair cuticles and<br />

regenerates the root and the cortex. It allows the hair to have a natural, silky, shiny and healthy appearance by<br />

repairing, healing and restructuring the hair.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Real Estate<br />

Company of the Year<br />

Mallorca Properties<br />

A boutique team specializing in high-end, and often private, real estate investment opportunities across Dubai.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir forte lies in securing top-tier deals involving entire buildings, commercial assets or large land parcels that<br />

are not listed on the open market.<br />

• Charity of the Year<br />

Rashid Centre<br />

for People of<br />

Determination<br />

<strong>The</strong> Rashid Center for the determined ones was established in 1994 in Dubai , and during its history it has faced<br />

many challenges. <strong>The</strong> ongoing challenge for the centre is the widening of the communities awareness regarding<br />

the issues and needs of the students. <strong>The</strong> public and private sectors have been very supportive in helping us to<br />

complete the process and ongoing development of the centre . Over the past years, we have achieved the State’s<br />

strategy and implemented the vision of its wise government, which did not look at this category but rather had a<br />

vision of faith, empowerment, employment and integration. We have successfully developed vocational training<br />

and provided rehabilitation programs that has enabled some of our students to receive job offers or progress<br />

onto college. Our student intake consists of approximately 40 different nationalities. Over the years, we have<br />

insured that our students have not been living on the margins of society. As our vision has been and will continue<br />

to be one of supporting inclusion and for our students to be embraced within the community through cultural,<br />

artistic, sports and environmental activities. Our students also participate in national events. Students’ trips have<br />

included Mecca and Medina for Umrah, London and Kuala Lumpur Cairo, Athens, Delhi and other capitals and<br />

cities to expand their horizons and further embed our visions ..<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Design Innovation<br />

Drees & Sommer<br />

<strong>The</strong> leading European consulting, planning and project management enterprise, Drees & Sommer has supported<br />

private and public clients and investors for almost 50 years in all aspects of real estate and infrastructure<br />

– both analog and digital. <strong>The</strong> result is cost-effective and sustainable buildings, profitable real estate portfolios,<br />

people-oriented working environments, and visionary mobility concepts.<br />

• <strong>Luxury</strong> Hotel of the Year<br />

Caesars Bluewaters<br />

Dubai<br />

Located on Dubai’s newest island oasis, Bluewaters, and connecting to the iconic Jumeirah Beach, Caesars Palace<br />

Bluewaters Dubai presents all the signature elements of the Caesars Palace experience. From epic dining and<br />

awe-inspiring entertainment, to indulgent amenities and legendary service, here every guest will be treated like<br />

a Caesar. Find tranquility at Qua Spa with signature treatments that are sure to restore, rejuvenate and revitalize.<br />

Indulge in decadent cuisine from Hell’s Kitchen, or sit back and unwind with a cocktail at one of the upscale bars.<br />

Spend your days lounging at the pool, or take advantage of the hotel’s access to the private, pristine beach.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

• Investment Platform<br />

of the Year<br />

Envestors<br />

Envestors is a fintech company that connects investors and scale-up businesses. Envestors brings sophisticated<br />

investors from around the world together with unquoted companies looking for equity funding between<br />

£500,000 and £10 million.<br />

• Investment Company<br />

of the Year<br />

Amanat Holdings<br />

Amanat Holdings is a publicly listed company on the Dubai Financial Market, founded in 2014. With a paid up<br />

capital of AED 2.5 billion.<br />

Having admirably concluded 4 transactions in 2018 totalling AED 1.3 billion in such signature names as Middlesex<br />

& Abu Dhabi Universities and Royal Hospital for Women in Bahrain, we would like to honour Amanat for their<br />

accomplishment, thus receiving the prize of Best Investment Company.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Awards Gala is a<br />

wonderful opportunity to<br />

honour the luxury sectorʼs<br />

most respected businesses<br />

and individuals, while also<br />

contributing to<br />

humanitarian efforts around<br />

the world,” said<br />

Juan Perez<br />

CEO of TLN Dubai.<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />


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Kwanpen<br />

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars<br />

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Singapore Yacht Show<br />

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Small <strong>Luxury</strong> Hotels<br />

slh.com<br />

Vision Advisory<br />

visionadvisory.sg<br />

William Grant & Sons<br />

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Al Bait Sharjah<br />

albaitsharjah.com<br />

Ascots and Chapels<br />

ascotsandchapels.com<br />

Bentley<br />

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Dukes Dubai<br />

dukesdubai.com<br />

Evoke<br />

evoke-international.com<br />

ExecuJet<br />

execujet.com<br />

Masterpiece <strong>International</strong><br />

masterpieceintl.com<br />

Palma Holding<br />

palmaholdinng.com<br />

Alexander James Interiors<br />

aji.co.uk<br />

Cheng <strong>International</strong> Co. Ltd<br />

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Edge Retreats<br />

edgeretreats.com<br />

Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH<br />

hl-cruises.com<br />

Sunseeker London<br />


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MARCH - APRIL 2019<br />

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