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ISSUE <strong>12</strong> | MAY - JUN 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.

A Message<br />

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

Dear Valued Readers,<br />

Please enjoy this edition as we feature <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Summit 2019. We look forward to hosting this successful<br />

event once again soon to create and offer exciting experiences that deliver priceless value to our high<br />

net worth clients and members.<br />

Our team is dedicated to serving the luxury business in this changing world and we continuously work on following<br />

through the constant evolution of technology and products.<br />

This issue features various categories of luxury lifestyle which include travel, adventures, fashion, home interiors,<br />

real estate, and technology.<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 />

4<br />

@faresghattas<br />




SUMMIT<br />

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Heavenly Heavenly Abyss Abyss<br />

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Paradise Paradise<br />

by by<br />

Ari LankinAri Lankin<br />

2018, 71 x 2018, 71 inches, 71 x 180 71 inches, x 180 cm, 180 oil, x 180 acrylic cm, on oil, canvas acrylic on canvas<br />

RL Fine RL Arts Fine 39 West Arts 19 39 Street West 19 Suite Street 6<strong>12</strong> Suite New York 6<strong>12</strong> New NY 10011 York NY 10011<br />

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Rolls-Royce ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Fabergé Egg<br />

Buben & Zorweg Grand Connoisseur XL Bar<br />

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul<br />

Baselworld 2019<br />

Bugatti “La Voiture Noire”<br />

Villas Edenia<br />

Rocco Forte New Italian Hotels<br />

TLN Launches in Saudi Arabia<br />

TLN New Zealand at the Urban Polo<br />

Bella Flora<br />

TLN Summit 2019

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asseria Torre Maizza, Puglia<br />

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Launching May 23rd, the Hotel d<br />

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From Kings and Queens to entrepreneurs, many of the most prominent and wealthy collectors of the 20th<br />

and 21st century have been beguiled by the lure of a Fabergé Egg. With just 50 pre-1917 Imperial Eggs completed,<br />

these exceptionally precious creations are some of the most valuable and coveted objects ever to<br />

have been made. Now, in a contemporary fashion, a new Fabergé Egg has been created. Two of the world’s most<br />

esteemed houses of luxury have joined forces to create one unique objet d’art, for one discerning patron. Rolls-<br />

Royce Motor Cars and Fabergé proudly announce the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Fabergé Egg.<br />

For the first time in history, an iteration of the Spirit of Ecstasy, the enigmatic mascot that has adorned Rolls-<br />

Royce motor cars since 1911, is cocooned in an exquisite, contemporary, Fabergé Egg. <strong>The</strong> design, conceived by<br />

Rolls-Royce Designer Alex Innes and rendered by Fabergé Lead Designer Liisa Talgren, has been brought to life<br />

by Fabergé workmaster Paul Jones, creating a contemporary interpretation of one of the world’s most fabled<br />

and prized possessions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> commissioning of a Rolls-Royce motor car is often a seminal moment for the patron, so too is the commissioning<br />

of a Fabergé Egg.<br />

Indeed, this ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Fabergé Egg, the second to be commissioned in the ‘Imperial Class’ since 1917 – a<br />

category reserved only for Fabergé’s most illustrious creations – celebrates the history, heritage and legend for<br />

which both Rolls-Royce and Fabergé have been revered for over more than a century. Both brands have navi-<br />



gated the vicissitudes of time and continue to produce the apogee of modern, highly sought after, true luxury<br />

items. <strong>The</strong> Egg is destined for the residence of a great collector of both brands.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Egg connects the elements that lie at the very core of each marque – the Spirit of Ecstasy, the illustrious<br />

muse that has guided each Rolls-Royce motor car for over a century, and the form of a Fabergé Egg, the pinnacle<br />

of ornamental expression. <strong>The</strong> masterpiece resulting from this distinguished collaboration reflects the extraordinary<br />

attention to detail and the consummate craftsmanship for which both brands are renowned to this day.<br />

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented, “’<strong>The</strong> Spirit of Ecstasy’<br />

Fabergé Egg was born from an intrinsic desire to further the realms of Bespoke personalisation. Responding to<br />

the continuing demands of patrons in search of unique and cherished possessions, a designer at the House of<br />

Rolls-Royce sketched an egg, igniting a fascination that will undoubtedly become one of the most collectable<br />

items of modern times.”<br />

A team of seven craftspeople from Fabergé undertook the challenge of fabricating the design using the finest<br />

materials married with their extraordinary skill as artist jewellers. At first glance, the Egg is unmistakable in its<br />

character. Design cues from Fabergé’s heritage are masterfully woven into the intricate design which stands at<br />

160mm and weighs just 400g, with the Egg harnessing the ‘surprise and delight’ attributes for which Imperial<br />

Eggs are celebrated.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Egg rests on an engine-turned, hand-engraved, purple enamel guilloché base of 18 karat white gold. Arms<br />

of rose gold define the shape of the egg, acting as a protective chamber for the Egg’s precious inhabitant. Upon<br />

operating the movement via a discreet lever at the base of the stand, a sense of theatre ensues as the boughs<br />

open to present the fine figurine of the Spirit of Ecstasy, hand-sculpted in frosted rock crystal, standing nobly<br />

in her opulent surrounds. <strong>The</strong> rose gold vanes, embellished with nearly 10 carats of round white diamonds, resolve<br />

into swathes of natural amethyst weighing over 390 carats, specially selected for its colour saturation and<br />

quality. <strong>The</strong> purple hue of the enamel and amethyst provide a playful nod to the use of colour found in Fabergé’s<br />

heritage.<br />



<strong>The</strong> technical mastery of Fabergé prevails. <strong>The</strong> ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Fabergé Egg adopts a highly complex operating<br />

mechanism, conceived through computer aided design and animation, developed with micro engineering. <strong>The</strong><br />

success of this mechanism, and in turn the piece as a whole, can be attributed to the goldsmiths’ art as craftspeople<br />

and their ability to meld this skill with technology, creating a work of art that could not be created by<br />

man alone. <strong>The</strong> piece embodies both the artistic design and engineering skill that one expects from a collaboration<br />

between Rolls-Royce and Fabergé, and has probably the most complicated opening of any Fabergé Egg<br />

to date.<br />

Sean Gilbertson, Chief Executive Officer, Fabergé said, “A unique moment in both our companies’ history, the<br />

creation of the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Egg represents the meeting of two masters of unrivalled quality and design,<br />

showcasing two globally recognised symbols – the Fabergé Egg and the Spirit of Ecstasy.”<br />

Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, Business Development and Global Sales Director, Fabergé added, “Two years in<br />

the making, we are very excited to unveil this special piece to our clients and partners across the globe together<br />

with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and are proud to continue making history by creating bespoke and unique pieces<br />

such as this. <strong>The</strong> ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Egg marks a demonstration of the reputation that Fabergé proudly carries<br />

today.”<br />

Fifty Imperial Easter eggs were created for the Russian Imperial family between 1885 and 1916. <strong>The</strong>se creations<br />

are inextricably linked to the lives of the Romanov family. Ten eggs were produced from 1885 to 1893 during the<br />

reign of Emperor Alexander III; a further 40 were created during the rule of his dutiful son, Nicholas II, two each<br />

year – one for his mother the dowager, the second for his wife. If we explore the great archives of Rolls-Royce,<br />

we find that Tsar Nicholas II was indeed also a patron of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.<br />

<strong>The</strong> ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Fabergé Egg was premiered at the House of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, England,<br />

to a host of distinguished guests and venerable patrons of the marque on 23 October 2018. <strong>The</strong> Egg will<br />

be on public display in Fabergé’s London window, 1 – 31 December 2018.<br />






In a perfect world, one should be<br />

able to savour the finest things<br />

in life directly at their original<br />

locations. Bars, the drinks they<br />

serve and the flavourful cigars you<br />

can smoke there, should be no exception.<br />

Following the example of the worldclass<br />

writer and “puros” lover, Ernest<br />

Hemingway, the best Daiquiris<br />

have to be flavoured at the Floridita,<br />

in the heart of the Cuban capital<br />

of La Havana, and the best Mojitos,<br />

just a few blocks away, at the<br />

La Bodeguita del Medio. Both these<br />

drinks demand to be accompanied<br />

by an exquisite Arturo Fuente,<br />

Montecristo or Cohiba cigar. A few<br />

thousand miles away, in charming<br />

Paris, the same Hemingway would<br />

have certainly recommended the<br />

fabulous martini served at the bar<br />

of the Ritz Hotel in Paris. <strong>The</strong> same<br />

drink, so the legend goes, he helped<br />

popularise in the States after the<br />

war.<br />

At Harry´s, in Piazza San Marco, the<br />

best choice could only fall on the<br />

remarkable Bellini cocktail, named<br />

in honour of the work of Venetian<br />

painter Giovanni Bellini.<br />

Not far from the famous canal city,<br />

Ferrara is home to the Al Brindisi<br />

Bar that traces its history back<br />

as far as 1100 AD. Titian and Cellini<br />

drank here in the 15th century,<br />

and Copernicus lived above the bar<br />

while studying at Ferrara University<br />

in the early 1500s.<br />

However, that would be in a perfect<br />

world. In a near perfect world,<br />


BAR is the right alternative. Handcrafted<br />

in Germany with precious<br />


high-gloss Macassar inlays, the<br />

opening of its doors reveals beautifully<br />

presented holders for wine,<br />

spirits and glasses. A central drawer<br />

acts as a functional humidor for<br />

approximately 60 cigars, and below,<br />

a climatic wine storage cabinet<br />

keeps your best vintages at the correct<br />

temperature.<br />

So, once home from a day full of<br />

meetings, the owner of a BUBEN<br />


SEUR XL BAR can open its doors,<br />

pour a drink and light up that special<br />

“puro”, while enjoying the best<br />

quality sound coming from the inbuilt<br />

HiFi system.<br />

You only have to lean back, close<br />

your eyes and listen to the suavest<br />

Buena Vista Social Club tune you<br />

ever heard, and reflect that in a<br />

near-perfect World, this bar is the<br />

closest to perfection!<br />

<strong>The</strong> new GRAND CONNOISSEUR<br />

XL BAR from BUEBN & ZORWEG<br />

will be exhibited “live” at the Salone<br />

del Mobile in Milan. Purchasing this<br />

masterpiece will probably represent<br />

the nearest one can come to<br />

having a piece of a perfect world.<br />










Istanbul, Turkey, April 2019 –<br />

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul<br />

launches new, exclusive Rolls-<br />

Royce experiences for guests to explore<br />

the dynamic city in complete<br />

luxury.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first hotel in Istanbul to have its<br />

own Rolls-Royce, Shangri-La Bosphorus,<br />

Istanbul complements the<br />

comfort and style of its Ghost limousine<br />

with a professional chauffeur<br />

and carefully crafted outings<br />

to explore the city.<br />

Highlighting the stunning views of<br />

the Bosphorus from historic sites,<br />

the history and culture of the capital<br />

of empires that spans two continents,<br />

the extraordinary craftsmanship<br />

and elegance of Turkish<br />

design and the centuries-long<br />

tradition of shisha in the city, the<br />

Shangri-La Rolls-Royce experiences<br />

will unlock the best of Istanbul<br />

for both first-time visitors and<br />

travellers returning to the city.<br />

Lunch on the Bosphorus<br />

With a one-hour drive in the Rolls-<br />

Royce Ghost, guests will explore the<br />

beautiful coastline from Beşiktaş to<br />

the medieval Rumelihisarı fortress,<br />

a perfect spot to capture photos of<br />

the famed Bosphorus Strait. Following<br />

the visit to the historic site,<br />

guests will enjoy a traditional seafood<br />

lunch at one of the popular<br />

restaurants in the neighbourhood<br />

offering beautiful water views.<br />


Tour of Two Continents<br />

Unique to Istanbul, travellers can<br />

drive between continents, crossing<br />

the Bosphorus from Europe to<br />

Asia. In the unparalleled comfort<br />

of a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce,<br />

guests will enjoy spectacular scenery<br />

while crossing the 1,704-metre-long<br />

Bosphorus Bridge.Once in<br />

Asia, a stop will be made at Çamlıca<br />

Hill on the Asian side.<br />

On this highest hill in Istanbul,<br />

guests can enjoy a traditional Turkish<br />

coffee or tea. After a drive<br />

along the Asian side of the city,<br />

guests will return to Europe to visit<br />

the 600-year-old Rumelihisari<br />

fortress. A final stop will be made<br />

at the highest hill on the European<br />

side, Ulus, before returning to<br />

Shangri La Bosphorus, Istanbul.<br />

Shop in Comfort<br />

Handwoven textiles, traditional<br />

homeware, exquisite jewellery and<br />

luxury fashion are just some of the<br />

beautiful items that travellers to<br />

Istanbul can shop for during their<br />

time in the city.<br />

Long a centre of trade and commerce,<br />

traditional Turkish craftspeople<br />

are among the best in the<br />

world and their items are sought<br />

after by travellers from around the<br />

globe. Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul’s<br />

concierge has created a<br />

bespoke itinerary to let travellers<br />

discover the best of both old and<br />

new Istanbul design. Guests will<br />

travel in the comfort of the Rolls-<br />

Royce to the famed Grand Bazaar<br />

and then on to the newer luxury<br />

shopping districts.<br />

Shisha Hopping Tour<br />

Shisha is a traditional pastime of<br />

Turkey with a history which goes<br />

back 500 years. Istanbul has many<br />

shisha cafés ranging from humble<br />

shops to luxurious settings, and<br />

visiting the best locations in the<br />

comfort of a Rolls-Royce is a truly<br />

exceptional experience. Travellers<br />

will enjoy VIP treatment at three<br />

of the city’s best cafes along the<br />

Bosphorus: Huqqa, Ulus Café and<br />

Hezarfen Café.<br />

Special Occasions<br />

For memorable birthday dinners,<br />

anniversary celebrations or other<br />

special occasions, the hotel’s concierge<br />

recommends dinner along<br />

the Bosphorus with a stunning view<br />

of the water and city.<br />


Guests will be picked up by the hotel’s<br />

chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce<br />

and driven to one of the city’s best<br />

restaurants. Upon arrival, guests<br />

will be greeted with a complimentary<br />

welcome cocktail followed<br />

by an exquisite meal.<br />

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul’s<br />

Rolls-Royce Ghost limousine awaits<br />

guests who wish to have an unforgettable<br />

experience in Istanbul.<br />

Each package has a 4- to 6-hour<br />

duration, with prices starting from<br />

EUR500.<br />

For more information or for reservations,<br />

guests may contact the hotel<br />

at concierge.slib@shangri-la.com<br />

or call (90 2<strong>12</strong>) 275 8888.<br />

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels<br />

and Resorts currently operates over<br />

100 hotels with a room inventory of<br />

over 41,000.<br />

Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe<br />

properties featuring extensive<br />

luxury facilities and services.<br />

Shangri-La hotels are located in<br />

Australia, Canada, mainland China,<br />

Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia,<br />

Japan, Malaysia, Maldives,<br />

Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar,<br />

Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri<br />

Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan,<br />

Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab<br />

Emirates and the United Kingdom.<br />

<strong>The</strong> group has a substantial development<br />

pipeline with upcoming projects<br />

in Australia, Bahrain, mainland<br />

China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia<br />

and Saudi Arabia. For more<br />

information, visit www.shangri-la.<br />

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Baselworld is the world’s foremost show for watches, jewellery, precious stones and<br />

related industries. It interconnects the industry’s top brands (including Rolex, Patek<br />

Philippe, Chopard, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Breitling), the most influential media and<br />

the world’s most important buyers. Baselworld is the exclusive platform on which the major<br />

watch and jewellery brands present the year’s innovations to an eagerly curious international<br />

audience. Everyone who wants to know what the latest trends are and how 2019 “ticks” will<br />

find the answers live and firsthand at Baselworld.<br />

Baselworld 2019 has opened its doors, find here some of the latest creations that the Swiss<br />

Exhibitors present from March, 21st to 26th.<br />

ZENITH has been showcasing its Defy collection as a platform for<br />

the brand’s renewed emphasis on advanced technology and materials,<br />

including its single-piece oscillator that beats at an extremely<br />

high frequency of 18Hz or <strong>12</strong>9,600 vph, compared to the usual 4 Hz<br />

or 28,800 vph. This year, the watch with the super-oscillator is no<br />

longer a limited edition concept and will be produced in a run of<br />

several hundred pieces. <strong>The</strong> revolutionary single-piece oscillator<br />

replaces the traditional 30-piece standard regulating organ, and is<br />

made of silicon. <strong>The</strong> case is made of lightweight titanium and the<br />

textured bezel is made of Aeronith, an aluminium-polymer composite<br />

that is three-times lighter than titanium. <strong>The</strong> dial is openworked<br />

to resemble a stylised propeller, with blades evoking the ZENITH<br />

star.<br />

PATEK PHILIPPE’s manual-wound CH 29-535 PS chronograph calibre,<br />

originally introduced in a ladies’ watch in 2009, has been used<br />

in the men’s 5170 series since 2010, and the new 5172G-001 is the<br />

fifth iteration. <strong>The</strong> movement has six patented innovations that optimize<br />

the chronograph function, including refined tooth profiles,<br />

blocking lever and hammers, and an optimized split seconds wheel.<br />

<strong>The</strong> result is ultimate precision, improved amplitude and a greater<br />

element of self-adjustment. <strong>The</strong> white gold case of the 5172-001 has<br />

vintage-style three-tier lugs and a sapphire box glass crystal, as well<br />

as guilloched chronograph pushers. <strong>The</strong> sporty blue dial with large<br />

baton-style luminescent hands has a matching navy calfskin strap<br />

with top-stitching.<br />


BVLGARI’s signature motif is the serpent, and its driving force is a<br />

fearless sense of design. <strong>The</strong>se two elements combine in the Serpenti<br />

Seduttori (“seduction”) is a bold new interpretation of the<br />

design. It interprets the iconic drop-shaped watch case, but it is<br />

thinner than previous models, and it is set provocatively with diamonds<br />

on the side bezels. It has a sinewy new bracelet that is flexible,<br />

inspired by the original Serpenti watch, with links that mimic<br />

the shape of the case, and a serpent’s head. <strong>The</strong> crown is topped<br />

by a pink rubellite cabochon, a nod to Bulgari’s roots as a jeweller.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are several options, including rose, yellow, white gold and two<br />

diamond pavé options.<br />

In an elegant nod to the world of GT racing, Hublot’s new warhorse,<br />

the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, was imagined and designed in partnership<br />

with Flavio Manzoni, Head of Design at Ferrari. For the first<br />

time, Hublot and Ferrari decided to combine their passion for aesthetic<br />

creativity and mechanical innovation to create a Classic Fusion<br />

timepiece, which features a watchmaking chassis that is both<br />

classic and contemporary, and perfectly in keeping with the stylistic<br />

codes of ‘Gran Turismo’ racing. This noble, high-tech watch is<br />

dressed in Carbon 3D fibre, a three-dimensional woven composite<br />

with polymer matrix that is new to the world of fine watchmaking.<br />

<strong>The</strong> highly resistant Carbon 3D fibre provides unyielding protection<br />

for the Manufacture UNICO HUB <strong>12</strong>80 movement with column-wheel<br />

flyback chronograph. <strong>The</strong> Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is<br />

available with a choice of three cases: Carbon 3D fibre, King Gold<br />

(limited to 500 timepieces) or titanium (limited to 1,000 timepieces).<br />

<strong>The</strong> Manufacture Slimline 50-Hours Power Reserve contains the new<br />

in-house automatic calibre FC-723, with a 50-hour power reserve.<br />

This new complication represents FREDERIQUE CONSTANT’s 28th<br />

in-house caliber. <strong>The</strong> power reserve indicator is displayed prominently<br />

at the 10 o’clock position on the dial, including a highlighted<br />

red sector that indicates when it is time to either wind or wear<br />

the watch. <strong>The</strong> watch is being launched in four references, with 40<br />

mm cases made of either stainless steel with a choice of silver, dark<br />

grey or navy blue dials, as well as rose gold plated steel with a silver<br />

dial. <strong>The</strong> dial is classic and minimalist in design, with elegant Roman<br />

numerals on the centre dial and Arabic numerals on the subdials,<br />

all without hash marks. <strong>The</strong> hand-polished leaf-shaped hands are<br />

either white or black.<br />

<strong>The</strong> newest interpretation of the iconic Happy Sport has curvy<br />

oval proportions and a supple, updated version of the original galet<br />

(pebble) bracelet that adorned the first watch in the collection back<br />

in 1993. <strong>The</strong> bracelet is masterfully constructed using polished<br />

rounded pebble-like links, and while made of steel, it is as flexible<br />

as knitted mesh. It thus follows the curves of the wrist. This combination<br />

of fine construction, along with the use of both steel and<br />

diamonds, makes the watch accessible and wearable in the spirit of<br />

the easy-going charm at the heart of Happy Sport. In addition to the<br />

seven bezel-set diamonds dancing between sapphire crystals over<br />

the dial, there are diamonds set into the curved bezel of the stainless<br />

steel version.<br />


<strong>The</strong> Octo Finissimo collection has been the venue for BVLGARI’s<br />

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peripheral rotor. It is showcased in an openworked dial with<br />

black finishing, and can also be seen through a transparent caseback.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Carbon is the thinnest-ever automatic<br />

carbon watch. It is a limited edition of 50 pieces.<br />

CHOPARD embraces the basics of traditional fine watchmaking with<br />

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greyish-green shade, evoking private gentlemen’s clubs and a formal<br />

air of elegance, yet with eccentric details, including the dial’s<br />

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Despite this Quattro mainspring power, the movement is still ultra-thin,<br />

and the case is only 8.84 mm thick. This is a 50-piece limited<br />

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Now in its 14th year of creating collaborative works of audacious<br />

horological art for the wrist – and sometimes for the tabletop –<br />

MB&F has finally created a timepiece dedicated exclusively to women.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Legacy Machine FlyingT is a three-dimensional creation,<br />

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An asymmetric opening frames a raised flying tourbillon escapement,<br />

the carriage of which is topped by a single large diamond. A<br />

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This dazzling jewellery version of the Maximus Royal, the world’s<br />

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continuation of their heritage poses a challenge<br />

for traditional companies. once again, the french luxury<br />

brand bugatti has shown that it can transform these<br />

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is individuality. ‘la voiture noire’ is now at the cutting<br />

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with unique technology, the ideal grand tourisme,” says<br />

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with the comfort of a luxury limousine and the power of<br />

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A pioneering spirit, a passion for perfection and the<br />

desire to continually redefine its limits have been the<br />

key characteristics of Bugatti since the brand was established<br />

110 years ago. “Our history is both a privilege<br />

and a responsibility – the responsibility for continuing<br />

the Bugatti heritage into the future. With “La<br />

Voiture Noire”, we are paying homage to our heritage<br />

and bringing speed, technology, luxury and aesthetics<br />

forward to a new era,” says Stephan Winkelmann. <strong>The</strong><br />

new hyper sports car reflects Bugatti’s French heritage<br />

and its French identity – elegance through minimalism<br />

and refinement through intensification. This is<br />

a tailor-made creation only comparable with the haute<br />

couture of exclusive Paris fashion designers.<br />

“La Voiture Noire” - more than a reinterpretation<br />

“La Voiture Noire is a far more than a modern interpretation<br />

of Jean Bugatti’s Type 57 SC Atlantic. It is a<br />

feast of aesthetics,” says Stephan Winkelmann. With its<br />

extended front end and the distinctive Bugatti C-line,<br />

the “Voiture Noire“ creates an elongated impression<br />

with the elegant waistline defining the contours of the<br />

coupé. Purism and elegance are reflected in the surfaces<br />

and the clear lines. <strong>The</strong> bumpers are smoothly<br />

integrated into the body and the windscreen seems to<br />

flow seamlessly into the windows at the sides like the<br />

visor on a helmet. Without any irritating lines, the surface<br />

is “all of a piece” and there is nothing to disturb<br />

the optical flow. This means that the hyper sports car<br />

has changed its attitude and become a grand tourisme<br />

– ideal for comfortable travel on long trips.<br />

“Every single component has been handcrafted and<br />

the carbon fibre body has a deep black gloss only interrupted<br />

by the ultrafine fibre structure. This is a material<br />

that has been handled perfectly,” says Bugatti designer<br />

Etienne Salomé. “We worked long and hard on<br />

this design until was nothing that we could improve.<br />

For us, the coupé represents the perfect form with a<br />

perfect finish.<br />

<strong>The</strong> heart of the new creation is the iconic 16-cylinder<br />

engine – unique in the automotive world and the peak<br />

of the engineer’s art. “This is not only an engine but<br />

the heart of the vehicle and a technical masterpiece.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is no other car in the world with such an engine.<br />

It is not only extremely powerful but also beautiful to<br />

look at,” Stephan Winkelmann enthuses. <strong>The</strong> 16-cylinder<br />

engine with a displacement of 8 litres develops<br />

1,103 kW/1,500 PS and 1,600 Newton-metres of torque.<br />

Six tailpipes at the rear bear witness to its incredible<br />

power and are also a tribute to the 16 cylinders.<br />

For €11 million (before tax) this unique car has already<br />

been sold to a Bugatti enthusiast. It is the most expensive<br />

new car of all time. <strong>The</strong> car enthusiast is fascinated<br />

by the Atlantic; with the “Voiture Noire“, he has<br />

acquired a vehicle that takes up the legend and carries<br />

the idea forward to the present day. In its exclusiveness,<br />

style, quality and performance, “La Voiture<br />

Noire” is an unprecedented and unique car that continues<br />

a long tradition in the history of the automobile.<br />

A long tradition of coach building<br />

Only a few months after the presentation of the Divo2,<br />

designed for even stronger lateral acceleration, Bugatti<br />

has once again shown that it has a perfect command<br />

of handcrafted coachbuilding and has reached another<br />

pinnacle in the history of the automobile. In the first<br />

few decades of its existence, the French luxury brand<br />

had considerable success not only with the design of<br />

engines and chassis but also with its own bodies installed<br />

on existing chassis. <strong>The</strong> most famous example<br />

is the Type 57 and the Atlantic GT model which was<br />

based on it – this grand tourisme could already reach<br />

a top speed in excess of 220 km/h over 80 years ago.<br />

Jean Bugatti designed the Type 57 for various body and<br />

engine configurations including the Galibier (fourdoor<br />

saloon), Stelvio (convertible), Ventoux (two-door<br />

saloon), and Atalante (coupé) as well as the Atlantic.<br />

Ettore’s son Jean Bugatti was a visionary who was<br />

ahead of his time. He was the eldest son of company<br />

founder Ettore Bugatti, a gifted automobile designer<br />

and natural talent who was only matched by very few<br />

people in his understanding of proportions and aerodynamics.<br />

From the late 1920s onwards, he influenced<br />


the development of the company with his own ideas<br />

and designs, before assuming responsibility for management<br />

in 1936 at the age of 27. With his pioneering<br />

designs for bodies, engines and chassis, he created<br />

some extraordinary vehicles until his tragic death in<br />

an accident in 1939, securing a place in the history of<br />

the automobile. His most beautiful and most famous<br />

design is the Atlantic. Like the company itself, Jean<br />

would have been 110 years old this year.<br />

<strong>The</strong> exclusive new “Voiture Noire“, the black car, is a<br />

reminiscence of “la Voiture Noire“ a Type 57 SC Atlantic<br />

that was Jean Bugatti’s most famous creation. <strong>The</strong><br />

outstanding design feature was a dorsal seam running<br />

from the hinge in the split bonnet through to the rear<br />

end. <strong>The</strong> Type 57 SC Atlantic was one of the most extraordinary<br />

grands tourismes and a timeless creation.<br />

Nowadays, it is one of the most valuable classic cars<br />

in the world. Only four Atlantics were made between<br />

1936 and 1938, each of them with detailed differences<br />

created individually for a customer. Three of these<br />

extraordinary coupés are still in existence. <strong>The</strong> second<br />

car built was used by Jean Bugatti himself as well<br />

as some of the Bugatti grand prix drivers among his<br />

friends. <strong>The</strong> world has been searching for this Atlantic<br />

for more than 80 years – it is one of the great mysteries<br />

in the history of the automobile. <strong>The</strong> car probably<br />

disappeared before the German invasion of Alsace,<br />

when it was to be dispatched to a safe region.<br />

<strong>The</strong> most elegant way of travelling<br />

<strong>The</strong> new “Voiture Noire“, the perfect grand tourisme,<br />

is just as exclusive, powerful and luxurious as Jean<br />

Bugatti’s historic car. “Bugatti arouses passion and<br />

emotions throughout the world. Customers expect us<br />

to continually surprise them and to raise the goalposts<br />

beyond the limits of their imagination. We have just<br />

succeeded in doing so with ‘La Voiture Noire‘,” says<br />

Stephan Winkelmann. Bugatti will continue to work<br />

hard to shape the future of the brand. This will be a future<br />

full of beauty, passion and surprises. <strong>The</strong> “Voiture<br />

Noire“ is a modern interpretation of the spirit of gran<br />

turismo vehicles, a tribute to perfect technology and<br />

perfect design. It is also the most elegant and fastest<br />

way to travel with a vehicle. Bugatti President Stephan<br />

Winkelmann: “With our automotive haute couture, we<br />

have shown what Bugatti is capable of.” Now and in the<br />

future.<br />


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Bait can break their fast with the special Iftar menu, available at <strong>The</strong> Arabic Restaurant. Just as traditional<br />

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cultures. Boasting of an impressive open kitchen rolling out a selection of Levantine delights,<br />

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Love is the soundtrack of Puglia<br />

Puglia was first associated with ultimate<br />

romance in 1958 when Domenico Modugno,<br />

an Apulian native, won two Grammy Awards<br />

for his timeless global hit “Blu dipinto di<br />

Blu” better known worldwide as “Volare”.<br />

Over 50 years later, Masseria Torre Maizza,<br />

a Rocco Forte Hotel launching on May 1st,<br />

embodies the colours, the nature, the charm<br />

and exoticism which inspired Modugno’s<br />

famous song.<br />

Set off the beaten track, in Puglia’s<br />

picturesque area of Savelletri di Fasano<br />

only minutes away from the Adriatic coast,<br />

Masseria Torre Maizza is a renovated 16th<br />

century farmhouse, typical of the area,<br />

lavishly draped in ivy and surrounded by<br />

centuries old olive trees resembling natural<br />

sculptures.<br />

<strong>The</strong> intimate 40 rooms and suites resort<br />

has been entirely renovated by Director of<br />

design Olga Polizzi blending her colourful<br />

prints with local white linens and terracotta<br />

for a light and elegant feel with rustic tones.<br />

Heavy carpets and wicker furniture have<br />

been used throughout the suites, many of<br />

which have their own private patios and<br />

original fireplaces for an added touch of<br />

romance on chillier evenings. Typically, Olga<br />

Polizzi has personally sourced the best local<br />

craftsmanship and artefacts giving each suite<br />

and room an entirely personal character and<br />

sense of place.<br />

At the heart of the resort is the local cuisine,<br />

artfully interpreted by Rocco Forte’s Creative<br />

Director of Food, Maestro Fulvio Pierangelini,<br />

as if it were a grand local home using a feast<br />

of natural products from the Masseria’s own<br />

gardens and orchard. Pierangelini’s artful<br />

menus are served by candlelight in the<br />

vaulted dining room or open air, whether in<br />

the gardens or under the stone colonnade<br />

surrounding the 20 metre pool. Gourmet<br />

guests with a particular passion for cooking<br />

will be able to book private lessons and take a<br />

taste of Puglia home with them.<br />

<strong>The</strong> resort offers a wealth of local tailor<br />

made experiences and excursions to coastal<br />

villages and historical towns, including the<br />

extraordinary Matera which is this year’s<br />

European Capital of Culture. <strong>The</strong> lazier<br />

romantics can stay at the resort and relax<br />

at the spa, play the 9-hole golf course, head<br />

down to the private beach club or simply<br />

enjoy each other and the heady feel of the<br />

Masseria.<br />

<strong>The</strong> resort may be booked as a whole,<br />

becoming the dream location for a small<br />

wedding, a renewal of vows celebration or<br />

simply a wonderful multi generation family<br />

occasion. For the more frequent individual<br />

bookings of Masseria Torre Maizza’s<br />

Celebration Experience, guests will be<br />

treated to Champagne, chocolate truffles and<br />

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Launching May 23rd, the Hotel de la Ville,<br />

a Rocco Forte hotel, is the most awaited<br />

opening of the year in Rome and promises<br />

the ultimate views over the eternal city.<br />

Indeed the historical structure artfully spread<br />

over several levels means that the suites and<br />

large terraces are quite unrivalled in town<br />

offering a totally unique high rise angle and<br />

the grandest of panoramas.<br />

Architect Tommaso Ziffer has collaborated<br />

with Director of Design Olga Polizzi in<br />

bringing to life the aesthetics and cultural<br />

sentiments of the 18th and 19th century<br />

Grand Tour of Europe in a contemporary key.<br />

<strong>The</strong> result is a bold and vibrant feel which<br />

pervades the building offering a sumptuous<br />

theatrical set reflective of Roman intricacies<br />

throughout the ages up to modern days.<br />

<strong>The</strong> creative atmosphere culminates in the<br />

Signature Suites, soon to be unveiled as<br />

the most panoramic in town. Strong colour<br />

schemes with soft and bright tones are<br />

tactfully combined with an eclectic collection<br />

of local contemporary craftmanship, bold<br />

furniture, large digital representations of<br />

ancient art and rich tapestries. “A room is a<br />

set for people’s lives, a true work of art in<br />

itself” states Ziffer whilst commenting on<br />

the suites at the Hotel de la Ville.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Canova Suite, named after the famous<br />

Neo Classical sculptor, blends high art and<br />

lavish style to elegant effect. Spacious living<br />

areas, featuring a sitting room and a king<br />

sized bedroom combine light colour shades<br />

with luxurious furnishings and a curated<br />

collection of objects of art. <strong>The</strong> Roma Suite<br />

offers an elegant apartment in the heart of<br />

the city and a perfect solution for families.<br />

Sitting on the 8th floor and reached by private<br />

elevator, the Suite De La Ville is the hotel’s<br />

crown jewel, offering extraordinary space, a<br />

curated art collection and antique furniture<br />

presented in contemporary flare. <strong>The</strong> private<br />

dining room and the two large terraces with<br />

panoramic views over Rome make the Suite<br />

De La Ville ideal for memorable evenings and<br />

entertaining. It is also perfect for families,<br />

with the option to connect with the Roma<br />

and Canova suites on the seventh floor to<br />

make a lavish multi-bedroom residence.<br />

<strong>The</strong> three Signature Suites at Hotel de la<br />

Ville are fully equipped for entertaining and<br />

are served by a private butler and a dedicated<br />

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concierge who will tailor unique Rocco<br />

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Be one of the first to enjoy the newly designed<br />

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A smooth flight experience isn’t achieved by chance, it is designed with intention.<br />

Bombardier’s relentless pursuit of innovation brings forth a family of aircraft<br />

that meticulously balance performance and ride quality.<br />

<strong>The</strong> result is one of the smoothest rides in business aviation.<br />

Something only found on a Bombardier business jet.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Bagatelle Joins <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> UK<br />

Bagatelle London contemporary<br />

French restaurant<br />

recently joined the<br />

world’s largest affinity marketing<br />

and partnerships group,<br />

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

It opened its doors in May<br />

2018, bringing the exclusive<br />

New York dining destination<br />

to the heart of Mayfair. Bagatelle<br />

London menu combines<br />

French Mediterranean cuisine<br />

with local ingredients and<br />

taste that takes customers to<br />

the heart of Bagatelle’s culinary<br />

identity.<br />

Combining chic and daring<br />

with its classic decor and architecture,<br />

lively music and relaxed<br />

atmosphere, still keeping<br />

a touch of sexy; a combination<br />

that gives you the impression<br />

of having landed in France for<br />

a day.<br />

Full Venue Hire<br />

Bagatelle London boasts an impressive restaurant space set across two floors,<br />

with two fully equipped bars and a large professional kitchen, and a luxurious<br />

basement lounge.<br />

• Seated capacity: 160<br />

• Standing capacity: Varied up to 210<br />

• Hire fee: Minimum spend dependent on group size, time of year and service<br />

requirements<br />

This space houses beautiful chandeliers to create a classic Parisian Bistrot<br />

feel, complete with unique art pieces, classic ceiling patterns, velvet banquette<br />

seating, state of the art LED lighting, and two striking bars & DJ booths<br />

Private Lounge<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bagatelle Lounge, located on the lower level of the restaurant is adorned<br />

with beautiful pieces of artwork and plush velvet club chairs, a stunning displayed<br />

bar and DJ booth.<br />

• Seated capacity: 50<br />

• Standing capacity: 65<br />

• Hire fee: Minimum spend dependent on group size, time of year and service<br />

requirements<br />

This space houses classic décor with impressive hand painted ceiling patterns,<br />

and features beautiful velvet couches and mood lighting that creates<br />

the ambiance of chandeliers to create a classic Parisian Bistrot feel, complete<br />

with unique art pieces, classic ceiling patterns, velvet banquette seating,<br />

state of the art LED lighting, and two striking bars & DJ booths.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Seba Jamal Joins <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> UAE<br />

Contemporary jewellery designer Seba Jamal is<br />

the latest member of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> UAE.<br />

Seba Jamal concept for luxury cars features two<br />

pieces, a ring and a bracelet. Both pieces were created<br />

eyeing the high profile consumers that strive for high<br />

jewellery and status, combined with the life long pursuit<br />

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

<strong>The</strong> luxury car logo acts as the centre of the design<br />

itself, paved with a diamond on a structure that opens<br />

to incorporate the chip, giving its user the commodity<br />

of not having the constant search of the key.<br />

<strong>The</strong> pieces will be customised, engraved with the plate<br />

and chassis number. <strong>The</strong> luxury car logo will be surrounded<br />

by an enamel surface in the colour of the car.<br />

Seba Jamal works stand out because of the designer’s<br />

distinctive details in her jewellery collection, crafted<br />

in several complex parts fitted together to form an exquisite<br />

jewellery line inspired by the dynamic life of the<br />

high luxury consumer.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Contemporary<br />

Hotels join<br />

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

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

Contemporary Hotels curates and manages<br />

over one hundred of Australia’s finest<br />

luxury properties for short term holiday<br />

guests and corporate opportunities. Primarily<br />

property focussed Contemporary Hotels also<br />

assists to create bespoke on-ground experiences<br />

for all guests from intimate in-villa dining to<br />

larger multi-day itineraries.<br />

Contemporary Hotels was founded twenty years<br />

ago with the development of the award winning<br />

Medusa and the Kirketon hotels in Darlinghurst<br />

building a pure hospitality based, bespoke experience<br />

on the back of intimate guest service. In<br />

more recent years under the leadership of Romayne<br />

and Matthew Fleming a large focus has<br />

been placed on sourcing luxury homes for short<br />

term accommodation and corporate hire.<br />

Based in Sydney the company manages properties<br />

all over Australia and a select few international<br />

destinations with the largest saturation<br />

around Sydney’s East, beaches and Palm Beach<br />

with Byron Bay growing. <strong>The</strong> company welcomes<br />

thousands of guests each year in the luxury to<br />

ultra-luxury holiday market in properties ranging<br />

from one bedroom apartments to enormous<br />

harbour front mansions.<br />

“We’ve grown tremendously in the last few years<br />

but I never want to lose touch on what made us<br />

successful. I believe that our ‘boutique’ hospitality<br />

background, maintaining our service levels<br />

to the highest standard and powerful marketing<br />

engines are a great driver for success. But, most<br />

of all, keeping things fun is vital; we are fortunate<br />

to build lifelong memories for our guests<br />

and welcome them to some of Australia’s best<br />

destinations. <strong>The</strong>y’re here to enjoy their experiences<br />

and we need to help them do that!”. Matthew<br />

Fleming – CEO Contemporary Hotels.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Mercedes-Benz Sydney Joins<br />

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

Mercedes-Benz was founded<br />

in 1993. Lei Shing Hong<br />

Limited’s Auto division is<br />

a premium automobile group engaged<br />

in the wholesaling and, particularly,<br />

retailing of automobiles.<br />

<strong>The</strong> purchase of a Mercedes-Benz,<br />

to many of our customers, is both<br />

the realisation and culmination<br />

of a lifelong dream. A dream that<br />

we are delighted to be part of. We<br />

understand that there is very little<br />

that can compare to the feeling of<br />

achievement and pride that comes<br />

with owning the brand that leads<br />

the way for luxury, innovative intelligence,<br />

comfort, quality and<br />

unrivalled performance dynamics.<br />

As the nature of mobility continues<br />

to evolve in today’s radically<br />

changing environment, for example<br />

autonomous driving, connectivity,<br />

digital and electric mobility,<br />

we understand that there is one<br />

thing that will never change – the<br />

people. We are in the relationship<br />

business above all else and rely<br />

the on-going support and loyalty<br />

of our customers.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Huriya Private Joins as the Latest Member<br />

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

Huriya Private was established to provide specialist<br />

advisory services to a select number of families and<br />

private individuals. <strong>The</strong>ir team brings decades of<br />

professional financial services experience with an international<br />

network of contacts, and a deep understanding<br />

of the needs of the modern day high net worth client or<br />

international family.<br />

Multi-Family Office<br />

Do you have the correct vehicle to manage your assets?<br />

At Huriya, they understand the importance of protecting<br />

your assets and wealth, not just in this lifetime, but also<br />

for generations to come. <strong>The</strong>ir professional multi-family<br />

office service ensures that the right people benefit from<br />

your wealth through well-planned and carefully designed<br />

succession and inheritance planning methodologies.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y implement detailed preventive measures to ensure<br />

that your personal information is not compromised at any<br />

given time, which facilitates the effective preservation of<br />

your family’s legacy.<br />

Residence & Citizenship<br />

Your place of birth should not determine nor limit your ability<br />

to travel<br />

<strong>The</strong> fundamental principles of Huriya Private revolve<br />

around one simple truth: Borders are not barriers, rather<br />

opportunities waiting to be explored. For an individual to<br />

experience true freedom, the freedom of capital needs to<br />

assimilate with the freedom of movement.<br />

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Investing in a Second Citizenship or alternate Permanent<br />

Residence has several key attributes such as better tax<br />

management, improved healthcare, education and security<br />

for you and your entire family.<br />

Private Fiduciary<br />

Huriya Private is committed to equipping all their clients to<br />

make financial decisions that will help them achieve their<br />

goals and objectives.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y provide expert counsel on asset management, corporate<br />

structuring, cross-border transactions and international<br />

tax planning.<br />

Having the correct vehicle above your trading or holding<br />

companies is of great importance. However, they do believe<br />

that there is no single formula that applies to fulfil<br />

the requirements of all clients and hence they celebrate<br />

the diversity of each client and provide custom-designed<br />

solutions for each individual.<br />

Trustee Services<br />

<strong>The</strong> objectives of a Trust are intended to protect, manage &<br />

regulate the succession of your family wealth.<br />

As an independent service provider, Huriya Private work<br />

with your lawyers, bankers and advisors without creating<br />

any conflict of interest or regulatory restrictions.<br />

Huriya Private have a highly qualified team of trustees that<br />

help ensure that your intergenerational wealth and assets<br />

are preserved and protected. Focusing on the long-term<br />

dynastic security for you and your family.

NEW<br />

Member<br />

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

With respect for the past and an eye to the<br />

future, Mastani is melding tradition with<br />

vision for slow fashion with a social conscience<br />

within the luxury market. Mastani is the vision<br />

of Founder and Creative Director, Kudrat Makkar.<br />

Through Mastani, she wants to take customers on a<br />

journey into the world of the hands that made it and<br />

the culture that shaped it. By using hand-made traditional<br />

techniques which are inherited by the artisans<br />

from their ancestors, her aim is to preserve and revitalise<br />

her cultural heritage, while introducing the world<br />

to the ultimate in luxurious, speciality fashion.<br />

With the ideology that embraces cultural heritage and<br />

contemporary fashion influences, Mastani aims to inspire<br />

confidence and empower women to express the<br />

multifaceted modern female identity. <strong>The</strong> essence of<br />

Mastani is the concoction of age-old craftsmanship<br />

and modern design excellence with a focus on sophistication,<br />

superior quality and uniqueness.<br />

Our artisans are masters in embellishment, hand-looming,<br />

structure and contemporary silhouettes. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

bring to life the design ethos while creating ‘forever<br />

pieces’ of the finest quality. All garment construction<br />

is performed in-house at our Mastani atelier. Already<br />

featured in ELLE, Vogue Australia, InStyle and Harper’s<br />

Bazaar, Kudrat has a bold vision for Mastani with the<br />

brand already showing in Milan and Paris earlier this<br />

year.<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Wealth-X Joins<br />

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

Wealth-X provides unique intelligence about<br />

the world’s wealthiest individuals, partnering<br />

with prestige brands across the financial<br />

services, luxury, not-for-profit, and higher-education<br />

industries to fuel strategic decision-making in sales,<br />

marketing and compliance.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y have developed the world’s most extensive collection<br />

of records on wealthy individuals and produce<br />

unparalleled data analysis to help their clients:<br />

· UNDERSTAND GLOBAL WEALTH – Learn the global<br />

wealth landscape, forecast your target market, and<br />

gain intelligence most relevant to your sector<br />

· UNCOVER QUALIFIED LEADS – Screen your data,<br />

identify relevant prospects, reveal wealthy connections<br />

and identify patterns in your database<br />


roadmap, save time and resources and identify wealthy<br />

prospects to attend events that match their interests<br />


on your clients, personalize your interactions<br />

and enrich existing relationships to maximize client or<br />

donor retention<br />

· MITIGATE CLIENT RISK – Receive a comprehensive<br />

analysis, ensure prospects meet regulations and onboard<br />

clients confidently<br />

<strong>The</strong> suite of data-driven products and services provide<br />

clients with access to the world’s most robust collection<br />

of curated research and intelligence on ultra high<br />

net worth (UHNW) and very high net worth (VHNW)<br />

individuals. Wealth-X provides clients with database<br />

access through three distinct options:<br />

· PROFESSIONAL – Instant online access to the<br />

Wealth-X Database<br />

· SALESFORCE APPLICATION – Seamless access to the<br />

Wealth-X Database through Lightening or Classic experience<br />


NEW<br />

Member<br />

· API INTEGRATION – Fully customizable access to the<br />

Wealth-X Database within your organization’s CRM<br />

In addition, Wealth-X leverages our global database to<br />

provide customized services that inform and empower<br />

development strategies:<br />

· SCREENING – Screen your data more accurately and<br />

with greater results across the globe<br />

· DILIGENCE – Meet regulatory requirements and mitigate<br />

reputational and commercial risk<br />

· ANALYTICS – Bespoke data solutions that inform<br />

strategic decision making<br />

For well over a decade, the world’s wealthy population<br />

has experienced exceptional growth. This trend, combined<br />

with the increased globalization of goods and<br />

services, has created intense competition to capture<br />

the interest of individuals in the highest tiers of wealth.<br />

Analyzing the landscape of this highly valuable audience<br />

provides insight into where, when, and how to<br />

engage them most effectively.<br />

To uncover unique insights into this demographic, the<br />

Wealth-X team of global researchers regularly produce<br />

exclusive pieces of content designed to inform and enlighten<br />

those who seek to do business with the wealthy.<br />

Among this content, Wealth-X produces three distinct<br />

flagship reports every year to examine these different<br />

populations.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Billionaire Census – analyzing global wealth at its<br />

highest tier, this report focuses on the 2,000+ individuals<br />

who have crossed the billionaire threshold, globally.<br />

<strong>The</strong> report examines who global issue are driving<br />

wealth creation or reduction among this exclusive<br />

population.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> World Ultra Wealth Report – analyzes the state<br />

of the world’s ultra-wealthy population or those with<br />

$30m or more in net worth. <strong>The</strong> report reveals information<br />

on the “typical” UHNW individual and compares<br />

this profile to other ultra-wealthy archetypes.<br />

· High New Worth Handbook – provides unique analysis<br />

on the global state of those individuals with between<br />

$1m and $30m in net worth. This unique report<br />

examines the population based on their asset holdings,<br />

gender, industry focus, wealth source, education, and<br />

hobbies with a special breakdown of sports interest by<br />

wealth tier.<br />


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international Awards<br />

after-party<br />

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

TLN offices and members to enjoy an afterparty<br />

filled with entertainment and a luxurious<br />

dinner at the Phantom House Dubai following<br />

TLN Awards hosted by TLN Global CEO H.E. Fares<br />

Ghattas.<br />


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

in Saudi Arabia<br />

<strong>The</strong> world’s leading luxury affinity marketing and<br />

business networking group, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>,<br />

keeps expanding its global growth by officially<br />

opening a new office at the Kingdom of Saudi<br />

Arabia. <strong>The</strong> expansion agreement was signed between<br />

TLN <strong>International</strong> Global CEO, H.E. Fares Ghattas and<br />

TLN Saudi CEO, Mr Abdullah Fakeeh today, February<br />

26, 2019. Mr. Abdullah is currently the Managing Director<br />

of Al Taqdeer Co.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> have high hopes with this current<br />

opening since the economy of Saudi Arabia is one of<br />

the top twenty economies in the world. <strong>The</strong> Saudi Arabia<br />

luxury market reached a value of US$ 13.5 Billion<br />

in 2017. Looking forward, the market value is further<br />

expected to reach US$ 20.8 Billion by 2023, exhibiting<br />

a CAGR of 7.5% during 2017-2023. Driven by rising income<br />

levels, the country’s luxury market has exhibited<br />

a continuous growth.<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, Bentley, Cartier, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bvlgari,<br />

Porsche, Bang & Olufsen, Sunseeker, Azimut Yachts,<br />

Panerai, Etihad Airlines, Rolls-Royce, Zenith, Sothebys<br />

Realty, and Tom Ford amongst others.<br />


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

at the Races with the ATC<br />

What a fabulous day at the Races with the Australian<br />

Turf Club. <strong>The</strong> ATC hosted <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> and some of its members in the<br />

exceptional Moet and Chandon Executive Suite, which<br />

overlooked the racing finish line. With the champagne<br />

flowing and beautiful catering, guests enjoyed creating<br />

relationships, having fun and of course – placing their<br />

bets.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia were lucky enough to<br />

be able to sponsor the final race of the day and showcase<br />

their showreel on the big screen. Before the race<br />

commenced, antendees were given the opportunity to<br />

view the horses with their jockeys, an extremely fun<br />

and unique experience.<br />

After the race had taken place, attendees were able<br />

to enter the Winners Room for celebrations with the<br />

winning horses owners and sponsors. <strong>The</strong> room was<br />

filled with laughter and appreciation for the winning<br />

teams hard work during the racing season.<br />

Thank you to Luke and the team at the ATC for their<br />

hospitality. It truely was a day to remember.<br />


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An Evening of Opulence<br />

Hosted by <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

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

On March 6th, 2019, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Singapore’s<br />

valued member brands, KWANPEN, <strong>The</strong><br />

Canary Diamonds, and AV One joined forces to<br />

host Mercedes-Benz owners and their friends at a ladies-only<br />

networking evening.<br />

An initiative by Mercedes-Benz, She’s Mercedes is a<br />

platform dedicated to connecting and empowering<br />

women to unleash their best. It is where women can<br />

connect and exchange ideas, share experiences and<br />

learn from one another. <strong>The</strong> event was indeed a great<br />

opportunity for professionals within the luxury industry<br />

to connect with the exclusive database of Mercedes<br />

Benz.<br />

Hosted at the KWANPEN Flagship Boutique in Marina<br />

Bay Sands, the event offered guests an opportunity<br />

to explore the finest collection of KWANPEN crocodile<br />

leather bags with prestigious jewelry collection<br />

showcase from <strong>The</strong> Canary Diamonds. <strong>The</strong> party then<br />

kickstarted, where guests immersed themselves in the<br />

vivid ambience of the lounge!<br />


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KWANPEN seized the opportunity to exhibit the meticulous<br />

care and expertise absolutely needed to perfect<br />

their handmade bags. Craftsmen from the KWANPEN<br />

workshop demonstrated the saddle stitch and edge<br />

inking processes that go into making a handbag, and<br />

attendees could try their hand at inking their very own<br />

crocodile leather keychain to bring home with them as<br />

a memento of their experience. This interactive experience<br />

was popular among ladies and gentlemen alike!<br />

<strong>The</strong> Canary Diamond’s enchanting display of bespoke<br />

jewelry was overseen by the brand’s very own designer<br />

and founders. Guests had the privilege to admire these<br />

esteemed collection of colored gemstones and they<br />

also gained insight into identifying and valuing these<br />

precious stones.<br />

<strong>The</strong> spread of food and drinks on offer was a gustatory<br />

pleasure for the palate. Alba 1836 successfully<br />

charmed the guests yet again with their catering effort,<br />

creating stunning Italian-inspired canapés, such<br />

as Basil Ricotta Mousse with Olives Powder; Arancini<br />

with Taleggio Cheese; Homemade Cured Salmon with<br />

sour cream; Parma Ham with Rock Melon and Tiramisu<br />

as dessert, were served up butler-style. And of course,<br />

with the continuous support of our Italian beverage<br />

importer including Peroni, our guests indulged in bottomless<br />

Bisol Belstar Prosecco, Tenute San Guido Le<br />

Difese wine, and chilled Peroni Premium Beers.<br />

AV One made sure to satisfy our auditory senses by<br />

bringing in Burmester sound systems. Burmester traces<br />

its origins back to Germany and is reputed for its<br />

unparalleled sound quality and technological innovation.<br />

With their aesthetic designs, the speakers rendered<br />

the perfect complement to the lounge’s deluxe<br />

décor.<br />

We are honored to be part of this She’s Mercedes initiative.<br />

We look forward to witnessing this platform<br />

flourish and are thrilled for future collaborations!<br />


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Australia Members<br />

Host an Evening of<br />

Fashion, Boating &<br />

Champagne<br />

78<br />

Sydney Harbour was<br />

the perfect backdrop<br />

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

Australia members,<br />

Victoria & Maude, event<br />

onboard <strong>The</strong><strong>Luxury</strong> Boat<br />

Syndicate’s boat, Riviera<br />

6000.<br />

Guests enjoyed a sunset<br />

cruise whilst sipping on<br />

French Vine’s exquisite<br />

artisanal Champagne and<br />

indulged in Simon Johnson’s<br />

delicious cheese<br />

platter.<br />

Attendees had the privilege<br />

of meeting with the<br />

talented Victoria Maude,<br />

CEO and designer of Victoria<br />

& Maude, to discover<br />

the new definition of<br />

luxury travel with Ostrich<br />

leather, Merino wool and<br />

certified eco leather travel<br />

goods – handcrafted in<br />

Sydney and Melbourne.<br />

Fashion, Boating and<br />

Champagne was the perfect<br />

recipe for a delightful<br />

sunset event.

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New Zealand<br />

Attends <strong>The</strong><br />

Heineken<br />

Urban Polo<br />

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

Zealand and their extended guests<br />

recently enjoyed an exclusive experience<br />

at <strong>The</strong> Heineken Urban Polo on Saturday,<br />

16th March.<br />

With the City of Sails putting on a stunning<br />

weather, guests were amiably greeted upon<br />

arrival with flowing champagne, deliciously<br />

crafted canapes, and the lively Heineken Urban<br />

Polo premium sporting atmosphere.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Polo itself was played on a significantly<br />

smaller field, which allowed guests to be<br />

as close to the action as possible. Inclusive<br />

of several fast-paced games; guests enjoyed<br />

watching internationally recognised players<br />

in true <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> style.<br />

Members and guests networked underneath<br />

a botanic masterpiece that exhibited floral<br />

genius; in combination with white loungers,<br />

a photo booth station, and a luxurious light<br />

palette of interior styling infused with vibrant<br />

greenery curated Lily and Louis.<br />

Heletranz Helicopters ‘Eurocopter EC130’ aided<br />

as chosen backdrop of the day with guests<br />

posing for quick snaps aside one of the finest<br />

in the fleet.<br />

As a day to be remembered, <strong>The</strong> Heineken Urban<br />

Polo doted true style, sophistication and a<br />

premium experience for <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

New Zealand.<br />


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Ahoy Club<br />

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Australasia<br />

Event<br />

On Thursday night, Ahoy Club,<br />

Ferrari Australasia and <strong>The</strong><br />

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

guests to the Ahoy Clubhouse in<br />

Double Bay to celebrate the start of the<br />

2019 Grand Prix Season.<br />

Whilst Ferrari showcased some of their<br />

exclusive sport cars, including a GT-<br />

C4LUSSO and a Portofino, Ahoy Club<br />

introduced guests to the incredible selection<br />

of yachts available for charter<br />

around the globe.<br />

A prize draw concluded the night<br />

where one lucky attendee won an unforgettable<br />

experience – to watch the<br />

2019 Monaco Grand Prix aboard the<br />

Superyacht, MISCHIEF, and four nights<br />

accommodation at the incredible 5 star<br />

hotel, La Reserve.<br />

What a great evening where guests socialised,<br />

networked and danced well<br />

into the night surrounded by sports<br />

cars and superyachts.<br />



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Al-Johara:<br />

A <strong>Network</strong> For<br />

Extraordinary<br />

Saudi Women<br />

On March 27th, two weeks after<br />

the <strong>International</strong> Women’s<br />

Day, Al-Johara hosted its<br />

inaugural event: a formal dinner at<br />

the Four Seasons in Riyadh, Saudi<br />

Arabia. Both the location and timing<br />

of the foundational dinner was central<br />

to its goal of bringing influential<br />

Saudi women together to build a<br />

network where they can share their<br />

expertise on wealth creation, their<br />

experience in bridging wealth and<br />

philanthropy, and their understanding<br />

of how women can make a social<br />

impact globally.<br />

Al-Johara emerged from a need<br />

for international connection. <strong>The</strong><br />

founders, Katie Partridge and Nada<br />

Bundakji, recognize the strengths<br />

and value of female leadership in<br />

education and business sectors, and<br />

together, they created Al-Johara to<br />

empower women and address social<br />

issues perpetuated by global gender<br />

imbalances through education<br />

and mediation, philanthropy and<br />

giving, and wealth creation. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

three pillars form the foundation of<br />

the organization, and they were the<br />

principal focus of the event. Founders,<br />

Katie Partridge and Nada Bundakji,<br />

opened the evening by introducing<br />

the Al-Johara concept and<br />

how the three pillars define the organization’s<br />

mission. Following the<br />

introduction, inspirational women<br />

from around the world shared their<br />

stories and expertise relating to education,<br />

philanthropy, and wealth<br />

creation.<br />

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H.H. Princess Noura bint Mohammed<br />

bin Saud Al Saud the Guest of<br />

Honour for the event and Princess<br />

Awatif bint Abdullah Al Sheikh supported<br />

the initiative and was in attendance<br />

for the evening. Princess<br />

Noura applauded Al Johara for all<br />

their efforts and commitment to<br />

inspire Saudi women through this<br />

international initiative which enables<br />

them to become truly global<br />

citizens. She expressed how she was<br />

“very pleased to meet all the initiative<br />

partners and looks forward to a<br />

continuous relationship”. Her Highness<br />

is personally an active sponsor<br />

and contributor to initiatives<br />

and programs supporting women’s<br />

professional and personal development<br />

and empowerment; the latest<br />

of which has been the event in celebration<br />

of the Saudi National Women’s<br />

Day. She has also pioneered<br />

efforts to elevate educational and<br />

cultural support of Saudi women<br />

across growth sectors, particularly<br />

in their early education stages.<br />

<strong>The</strong> UN Secretary-General’s High-<br />

Level Panel on Women’s Economic<br />

Empowerment identifies one of<br />

seven drivers of women’s economic<br />

empowerment as “strengthening<br />

visibility, collective voice and representation”.<br />

Al-Johara’s board of<br />

advisors include some of the most<br />

influential women from the UK, US,<br />

and Canada. By growing a network<br />

of inspiring women from the Middle<br />

East, Europe, and North America,<br />

Al-Johara has the transformational<br />

potential to re-write narratives on<br />

international female leadership to<br />

include powerful Saudi women.<br />

Much of the success of this event is<br />

due to Al-Johara’s corporate sponsors:<br />

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

Irwin Michell, Almacantar,<br />

Saphira Group, Corinthia Hotels,<br />

Lightfoot Travel, and Desert Technologies.<br />

Currently, Al-Johara is<br />

planning its next event, which will<br />

be held in London later this year.<br />

www.aljohara.org<br />

Nada Bundakji:<br />

nada@saudigulf.com<br />

Katie Partridge:<br />

kp@saphiragroup.com<br />

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

Australia Members and<br />

Guests Experience the New<br />

Silversea Silver Muse<br />

On Monday February 4, <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

members and their guests<br />

had the unique opportunity to experience<br />

the Silver Muse. Guests enjoyed<br />

canapés and drinks in the Dolce Vita and<br />

Panorama lounges followed by a tour of the<br />

ship.<br />

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

Australia X Aspen<br />

Snomass on board<br />

Superyacht Vegas<br />

On Wednesday February 27 <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

members and their guests enjoyed a superb<br />

evening on board LK Group‘s Superyact Vegas.<br />

Guests were treated to Champagne and canapés<br />

whilst sailing to Williamstown and back. Aspen Snowmass<br />

provided an overview of their resort and the<br />

#giveaflake initiative.<br />



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Love and Other Crimes<br />

Maddox Gallery is delighted to present ‘Love and Other<br />

Crimes,’ an exhibition of love-themed works by some of the<br />

world’s most successful and instantly recognisable artists<br />

including Banksy, <strong>The</strong> Connor Brothers, Damien Hirst, Harland<br />

Miller, Mr Brainwash, Robert Indiana, Tracey Emin and more.<br />

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, ‘Love and Other Crimes’ celebrates<br />

the raw vibrancy of humanity’s most powerful emotion. Expressed<br />

through a variety of different mediums, from painting to<br />

prints to sculpture, the exhibition will be comprised of over forty<br />

arresting works, including Banksy’s ‘Girl with Balloon,’ Tracey Emin’s<br />

‘Wanting You’, Mr Brainwash’s ‘Love Is <strong>The</strong> Answer’ and Robert<br />

Indiana’s ‘Four Panel Love.’<br />

Presented at our flagship Mayfair townhouse, the exhibition is a<br />

nuanced meditation on the theme of love and all it signifies, interpreted<br />

by some of the world’s greatest artists.<br />

Drawing attention to the sentiment and symbolism of the word<br />

‘love,’ the abstract conventions of romance, and the impact of<br />

cultural icons and couples, from Charlie Chaplin featured by Mr.<br />

Brainwash to Damien Hirst’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the exhibition<br />

details our complex relationship to love, both in an historical<br />

sense and also a personal one.<br />

Kick-starting Maddox Gallery’s exciting programme of events and<br />

exhibitions for 2019, ‘Love and Other Crimes’ is a playful examination<br />

of the universal feeling of love, and the joy and wit it injects<br />

into our lives.<br />


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Motorclassica – Melbourne’s Grand Pageant<br />

For Australia’s Automotive Elite<br />

Paul Mathers is one of a small<br />

team which every year brings<br />

together one of Australia’s<br />

most prestigious and beautiful<br />

events. As the Director of Motorclassica,<br />

his remit is clear – to bring<br />

to light in Melbourne’s iconic, world<br />

heritage-listed Royal Exhibition<br />

Building – the very best and most<br />

covetable examples of “rolling art”<br />

Australia has to offer, for its most<br />

discerning, high end collectors.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Australian <strong>International</strong> Concours<br />

d’Elegance, or Motorclassica<br />

for short, is the southern hemisphere’s<br />

biggest and most important<br />

beauty pageant for classic,<br />

vintage, veteran and exotic automobiles,<br />

and second only to the<br />

Australian Grand Prix as the glamour,<br />

society event of the year for<br />

Australia’s elite.<br />

Celebrating its 10th year in 2019,<br />

it’s no mean feat pulling together<br />

the elements of Motorclassica’s<br />

annual festival of motoring for its<br />

small team of event professionals<br />

and motoring enthusiasts. Nevertheless,<br />

every year they succeed in<br />

surprising their audience and the<br />

event continues to prove a valuable<br />

soapbox for brands like Mercedes-Benz,<br />

Ferrari, McLaren, TAG<br />

Heuer, Longines, Pommery and<br />

Mitchelton Wines to promote their<br />

brands and entertain new and existing<br />

customers in a unique and<br />

rarified environment.<br />

Over $80 million worth of cars and<br />

motorcycles form a backdrop for a<br />

range of sponsorship and corporate<br />

hospitality options for those<br />

who wish to engage with an Australia-wide<br />

audience of business leaders,<br />

entrepreneurs and captains of<br />

industry all united by a common<br />

love of exquisite design and engineering<br />

marvels. Paul and his team<br />

work very closely with potential<br />

new sponsors to create tailored,<br />

bespoke opportunities which offer<br />

“money can’t buy” cache.<br />

“From sponsorship of the popular<br />

opening night cocktail party<br />

for over 500 guests, to the more<br />

intimate 10th anniversary dinner,<br />

our offerings are only limited by<br />

your imagination”, he says. “And for<br />

those companies looking for promotional,<br />

lead generating or direct<br />

sales opportunities, our expo provides<br />

an opportunity to meet our<br />

high-value audience face to face.<br />

For destinations, apparel, watches,<br />

antiques and lifestyle brands, exhibiting<br />

is an ideal way of interacting<br />

with this hard-to-get-to consumer<br />

market”.<br />

Motorclassica might be seven<br />

months away, but it’s all systems<br />

go for Paul and his team. With anniversary<br />

celebrations for Bentley,<br />

Citroen, Alvis, Abarth and Mini, and<br />

with a special first-time tribute<br />

to the history of Japanese sports<br />

cars featuring the $1 million+ Toyota<br />

2000GT, this 10th anniversary<br />

event is sure to be unmissable.<br />

Motorclassica will be held at the<br />

Royal Exhibition Building from 11th<br />

to 13th October with opening night<br />

on Thursday 10th October. For<br />

sponsorship or exhibitor enquiries<br />

please contact Event Director, Paul<br />

Mathers at pmathers@etf.com.au<br />

or visit www.motorclassica.com.au<br />


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<strong>Luxury</strong> Boat Syndicates Provide Cost<br />

Effective, Time Efficient Boat Ownership<br />

Smart People Share..<br />

Introducing luxury boat ownership in the share<br />

economy. <strong>Luxury</strong> Boat Syndicates provides cost<br />

effective, time efficient boat ownership. Most boat<br />

owners use their boats for an average of 14 days a year<br />

– their boats sit idle for 351 days. <strong>The</strong>y also need to<br />

find a berth and arrange servicing, maintenance, fuelling<br />

and cleaning which all require significant time<br />

and effort.<br />

At <strong>Luxury</strong> Boat Syndicates you pay an eighth of the<br />

boat purchase price and have 43 days a year (plus<br />

standby days) to enjoy your boat. We look after berthing,<br />

servicing, maintenance, cleaning and fuelling and<br />

your boat is ready for you when you need it. Skippering,<br />

catering and even corporate entertainment can be<br />

arranged to make owning your boat immensely enjoyable<br />

and stress free. Buy a boat with <strong>Luxury</strong> Boat Syndicates<br />

to minimise the fuss and cost of boat ownership<br />

and maximise the enjoyment!<br />

For more information visit: www.luxuryboatsyndicates.<br />

com.au<br />


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<strong>The</strong> Big Red Group and the Experience Economy:<br />

Trading the Currency of Human Connection<br />

<strong>The</strong> Big Red Group (BRG) operates<br />

in the experiences industry,<br />

and is parent company to<br />

businesses RedBalloon (Australia<br />

and New Zealand), Adrenaline,<br />

Marketics (Albert AI), and Redii.<br />

com. BRG delivers the framework,<br />

platforms and services to each of<br />

the separate businesses, which allows<br />

us to invest capital in our people,<br />

technology and growth. Each<br />

business benefits directly from the<br />

combined resources of the group,<br />

and this management structure allows<br />

them to focus on delivering<br />

great experiences. It is our shared<br />

sense of purpose that unites our<br />

teams. Our businesses shift the<br />

way people experience life.<br />

Our world is changing, and where<br />

people choose to spend their time,<br />

money and energy is shifting. More<br />

people are doing more experiences<br />

than at any other time in history.<br />

Experiences as a sector of the<br />

economy is talked about in the media<br />

and researched extensively, as<br />

you will see throughout this document.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is a natural progression to<br />

everything; economies are no exception.<br />

From Agrarian to Industrial,<br />

Service to Experiential – the<br />

global economy is changing. Focus<br />

has shifted from delivering goods<br />

and services, into the space of creating<br />

and staging experiences that<br />

elevate the customer experience<br />

beyond a mere transaction, and<br />

into the realm of true value exchange<br />

between consumers and<br />

business. Similarly, for business:<br />

Cash bonuses and branded stress<br />

balls simply don’t create a commu-<br />


nity or culture – it is connection<br />

that creates engagement and engenders<br />

trust, with both customers<br />

and employees.<br />

This shift to experiences is being<br />

driven by a number of macro factors:<br />

<strong>The</strong> continued growth of online<br />

retail; an increase in Millennial<br />

purchasing power and Baby Boomer<br />

expenditure on travel and experiences;<br />

consumer expectations of<br />

personalisation and engagement;<br />

the further proliferation of technology,<br />

including a continued shift<br />

from desktop to mobile ecommerce;<br />

alongside the ever-growing<br />

trend to shareable social content.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are also a number of large<br />

global players who are educating<br />

consumers about the power of experiences,<br />

which is creating a halo<br />

effect – not only on the ‘things to do<br />

industry’, but as a thread impacting<br />

the very nature of how retailers operate<br />

and engage with consumers.<br />

How does Nike bring its brand to<br />

life? Just do it. Not, ‘Just buy it’.<br />

So the notion of an ‘experience<br />

economy’ urges me to reflect on<br />

the inherent value of doing something<br />

over owning something. <strong>The</strong><br />

former being far more valuable.<br />

This is why the Big Red Group has<br />

produced a white paper, looking at<br />

the impact of experiences on the<br />

global and local economy. From everyday<br />

activities to truly luxurious<br />

experiences, there’s no doubt that<br />

the progression of economic value<br />

we see manifested in the demand<br />

for experiences is here to stay.<br />

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“I think of the moment an experience creates – the<br />

memory, the emotional connection. No one recalls<br />

with a thrill the parking, the queues or the soggy<br />

burger in the rain they ate at Disneyland. But they<br />

do remember the parade, the music, the smells,<br />

the sights; that moment on top of the rollercoaster<br />

where everyone was wide eyed and smiling…<br />

Experiences create connections and bonds like<br />

nothing else. And that is what the ‘experience economy’<br />

trades – it’s the currency of connection,”<br />

David Anderson<br />

Big Red Group CEO and Co-Founder.<br />


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Two of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia’s Members<br />

Celebrate their Partnership<br />

What a truly exceptional<br />

evening on-board the impressive<br />

103ft Superyacht<br />

Oneworld to celebrate the <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong>’s exciting partnership<br />

between Australian Superyachts<br />

and Aspen Ski Company.<br />

Following on from January’s successful<br />

winter apres event in snowy<br />

Aspen, guests were invited to enjoy<br />

a summery evening of elegance,<br />

cocktails and canapés onboard Superyahct<br />

Oneworld at the Jones<br />

Bay Wharf dock.<br />

Guests were indulged by Simon<br />

Johnson and Cafe Sydney ex-chef<br />

Matt Bates Grazing Table and Capanes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Beluga VodkaMartini<br />

and Pommery Champagne Bar<br />

were also a big success with all who<br />

were onboard.<br />

<strong>The</strong> seamless and impeccable night<br />

was definitely one to remember.<br />


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<strong>The</strong> Speakeasy Group Launches Crowd<br />

Funding Campaign<br />

In a super exciting announcement<br />

for our loyal guests and<br />

fellow fans of all things cocktail,<br />

whisky and good times you can<br />

now own your very own piece of<br />

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

In this Australian hospitality first,<br />

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

off 10% of the company (Incl. the<br />

Groups 6 venues) through a crowdfunding<br />

campaign.<br />

Funds raised will go towards new<br />

exciting venues and collaborations<br />

already in the pipeline for our expanding<br />

boutique hospitality group<br />

including the opening announcement<br />

of Nick and Nora’s Melbourne.<br />

Come along for the ride as co owners<br />

with Owners Privileges and<br />

Yearly Dividends for investments<br />

for as little as $500 and up to<br />

$10,000 including a VIP invitation<br />

to Nick and Nora’s Opening night in<br />

early 2020.<br />


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B2B <strong>Network</strong>ing<br />

Hosted by<br />

Rolls-Royce and<br />

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

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

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars AGMC welcomed the official<br />

members of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> UAE to<br />

<strong>The</strong> Rolls-Royce Boutique for an afternoon of<br />

engagement & boutique networking.<br />

Mamdouh Khairallah, General Manager of Rolls-Royce<br />

Motor Cars AGMC, took guests on a tour of the boutique<br />

and showcased some of Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke<br />

capabilities.<br />

Some of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> members who were<br />

present during the afternoon were XXII Carat, Ascots<br />

& Chapels, Sobha, Masterpiece <strong>International</strong>, Seba Jamal,<br />

Huriya Private, and Evoke <strong>International</strong>. An exquisite<br />

choice of canapés and drinks were served to the<br />

attendees. Everyone appreciated the initiative made<br />

by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars AGMC and <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> team to present a successful B2B networking<br />

event.<br />


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Bella Flora, A world leading Flower supplier and designer for mega events and royal weddings. Mr. Chafik<br />

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

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<br />

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, like Le Mariage, <strong>The</strong> planners and<br />

many more. Bella flora imports more than 250 tones of flowers per year from Holland, Ecuador, Colombia,<br />

Kenya, Sirilanka, and Thailand.<br />

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

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


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Chafik Noureddine, Bella Flora Owner<br />


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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Summit 2019<br />

Commenced with Success<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Summit is yet another project<br />

created by <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>’s Global<br />

CEO, H.E. Fares Ghattas. Following the official<br />

launch of the network’s Turkish office, the first edition<br />

of the annual summit was victoriously celebrated last<br />

April 26-27 in Istanbul, Turkey.<br />

Ghost courtesy of Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul,<br />

and Maserati Ghibli displayed on-site, a one-of-akind<br />

fashion show by the Moroccan fashion designer<br />

In the morning of April 26th, the first day of the summit<br />

started with a networking breakfast at 8:30 am at<br />

the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. After having<br />

their breakfast, all of the lucky guests were taken by a<br />

stunning yacht to Beykoz Kundura.<br />

To sum up the first day of the event, a 6-course menu<br />

private dinner was prepared for the guests by <strong>The</strong><br />

Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, at their elegant meeting room,<br />

Cam, while they got mesmerized with the amazing<br />

view of Bosphorus.<br />

Some of the memorable experiences prepared for<br />

the attendees during the summit were unique B2B<br />

networking activities, private dinner in a historical<br />

mansion, photo opportunities with a Rolls-Royce<br />


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Spotlight<br />

Meriem Belkhayat, an informative forum presented by<br />

some of the world’s most affluent names, and a showcase<br />

of luxury products and services by Mesa Mesken<br />

and Gilan Jewelry. A fragrance workshop was organized<br />

by MG <strong>International</strong> Fragrance Company for an<br />

olfactory journey for <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>’s guests.<br />

A day prior to <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Summit, an exquisite<br />

private dinner was graciously hosted by Demet Sabancı<br />

in her beautiful mansion that was magnificently<br />

built during the 1700s. <strong>The</strong> whole TLN global executives<br />

were invited to the mansion, together with some of the<br />

esteemed guests of the summit.<br />

During the second day of the summit, the impeccable<br />

fashion talks were hosted at the Sait Halim Paşa Mansion.<br />

Several topics about the latest trends in fashion<br />

and media during this digital era were discussed during<br />

the forum. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> did a spectacular job<br />

in putting together a group of powerful forum panelists<br />

that include: Meriem Belkhayat, Amal Almeen, Ezra<br />

and Tuba Çetin, Nihat Odabasi, Sophie Hussein, and<br />

Alia Alhamed.<br />

<strong>The</strong> agenda of the summit focused on the opportunities<br />

that can arise in the luxury industry in Asia and<br />

Europe. A strong list of high-profile speakers, moderators,<br />

and presenters delivered during the event:<br />

• Adel Aref: Director of Cabinet of the Paris Saint Germain<br />

FC<br />

• Ahmad Sabra: RTS Investments Group, Board Member<br />

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• Ahmad Sulaiman: CEO of AS Hair Experts<br />

• Alia Alhamed: Founder of IT Creative Group<br />

• Amal Ameen: Fashion Tycoon & Buyer<br />

• Anand Vengurlekar: INSEAD Business School CCO<br />

• Andreas Dripke: Diplomatic Council CEO to the United<br />

Nations<br />

• Angelo Bucarelli: Artist<br />

• Anna Kalashnikova: Artist<br />

• Aylin Gözen: Diamond High Council Jewellery Consultant<br />

• Ayşe Ege: Dice Kayek Fashion Designer<br />

• Cemalettin Akgül: Maestro Global, Founder<br />

• Cynthia Wee: Senior Partner of Vision Advisory<br />

• Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan: Demsa Group Chairman<br />

• Diana Verde: Positive <strong>Luxury</strong> CEO<br />

• Dilek Hanif: Fashion Designer<br />

• Erdem Akcıl: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Turkey CEO<br />

• Erhan Boysanoğlu: Chairman of Mesa Holding<br />

• Esmer Erdem: Design Connection Founder<br />

• Ezra Çetin: Fashion Designer<br />

• Ferhan Geylan: Gilan Jewellery Founder<br />

• Fflur Roberts: Global <strong>Luxury</strong> Manager for EuroMonitor<br />

UK<br />

• Güvenç Kiliç: Hiref Co-Founder<br />

• H.E Fares Ghattas: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Global CEO<br />

• Karen Boustany: Writer, TV Host, Owner of Eyestrategy<br />

• Leah Tedrow: Evoke Int. CEO<br />

• Marriam Musalli: Niche Arabia Founder<br />

• Meriem Belkhayat: Fashion Designer<br />

• Nihat Odabaşı: Photographer and Director<br />

• Seda Domaniç: Vogue Turkey Editor in Chief<br />

• Sedef Senar: Stratejist Communications Agency Founder<br />

• Simge Fıstıkoğlu Tavukçuoğlu: NTV News Anchor<br />

• Tamer Ceylan: Artist<br />

• Thierry Bayle: Global Fashion Management Founder<br />

• Tuba Çetin: Fashion Designer<br />

When asked about the purpose of the summit, <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Turkey General Director, Erdem Akçıl<br />

said:<br />

“In the new economy of luxury, we create great<br />

opportunities and collaborations, including medium-sized<br />

brands. We are capable of bringing together<br />

a hotel and a car brand, a jewel and a brand<br />

of cosmetics, and many more. We strongly believe<br />

that Istanbul has more share in the cake of luxury<br />

summits globally. Our summit can produce a number<br />

of unique partnerships and it will be the meeting<br />

point of VIPs in various luxury sectors. That’s why,<br />

we brought together the giant personalities of fashion,<br />

retail, arts, entertainment, and yachting industries<br />

to Istanbul.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> 2-day summit was wrapped up through a boat<br />

tour around Bosphorus and a dazzling celebratory after-party<br />

especially prepared for the wonderful guests.<br />

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According to Mr. Fares:<br />

“Turkey is a nation with a strong and vibrant cultural<br />

heritage. Its most populous city, Istanbul, is<br />

nothing but a perfect destination for <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> Summit 2019. Istanbul offers the most<br />

beautiful views of Turkey, finest Turkish cuisine,<br />

and the most upscale experiences. We will always<br />

be thankful to each brand and individuals who supported<br />

us in every new venture we present to the<br />

world, our goal is to maintain the good relationship<br />

we have with our offices, member brands, and collaborative<br />

partners, that believe in our vision and<br />

support us in every possible way. We hope to exceed<br />

the expectations of our valued followers by creating<br />

more unique events in the future such as <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> Summit.”<br />

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