ALILA BANGSAR INTRODUCES AN IMMERSIVE ALILA EXPERIENCE A new urban retreat in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s cosmopolitan Bangsar district that’s surprisingly different ALILA ‘s first property in Malaysia now welcomes guests at their urban retreat set high above Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant Bangsar district. Taking up the the top floors […]
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Asian Art at Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including The Soame Jenyns Collection of Japanese and Chinese Art London, November 2018 On 6 November 2018, Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art auction will present an array of rare works of […]
RICHARD MILLE OPENS FLAGSHIP BOUTIQUE IN NEW YORK CITY
Swiss watch manufacturer Richard Mille opened its largest boutique in the world this month, in New York City.
Open from 23rd October 2018, Hakkasan Dubai will offer guests a world-class culinary experience, stylish interiors and exclusive signature dishes The award-winning Cantonese restaurant created by the Hakkasan Group, will officially open its doors at Atlantis, The Palm on Tuesday 23rd October 2018. Already established as a leading […]
Christie’s will hold a landmark auction celebrating Annabel’s, 44 Berkeley Square ·1963–2018· on 20 November 2018. The legendary destination of royalty, fashion icons, recording stars and Hollywood greats alike, from Kate Moss to Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, to Jack […]
Sergio Garcia successfully wrapped up his third Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation title with a four-shot victory, after weather delays took the tournament into a fifth day.
The 2017 Masters Tournament winner had been in possession of a three-shot lead when stormy conditions forced play to be suspended on Sunday night after a series of weather delays on the opening three days at Real Club Valderrama had already seen the tournament reduced to 54 holes.
The defending champion – who also won this event in 2011 – powered to victory when play resumed on Monday, carding three birdies and a single bogey in his last 11 holes to finish the week on 12 under par at a course he counts as one of his favourites.
Irishman Shane Lowry recorded his best finish of the season, taking second place at eight under par after a final round 66.
The 31 year old – whose last victory came at the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational – had given Garcia a scare when he closed the gap to a single shot courtesy of three birdies in a row at the start of the back nine, but a double bogey at the short 15th hole halted his challenge.
Finland’s Mikko Korhonen finished two shots further back at six under par, one ahead of England’s Ashley Chesters. Lee Westwood and Maximillian Kieffer of Germany were then at four under par, alongside another local favourite, seven-time European Tour winner Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, who secured his European Tour card for 2019 with his share of fifth place.
Scotland’s Richie Ramsay also kept his card after finishing in a share of 11th on two under par to jump up to 115th on the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, with England’s David Horsey clinching the final place.
Sergio Garcia: “To be able to win three times here in Valderrama is a dream come true. It’s so difficult, this golf course is so challenging. For me to be able to shoot three rounds under par with the positions we played all week, all the rain we had, and all the stop and going means a lot. I’m very proud of that.
“I knew the guys would attack, they would be going after me. This is the kind of golf course that if you’re a little bit off you can struggle but if your game is on it gives you a lot of birdie opportunities. Obviously Shane was playing well, he got close to me, then unfortunately he doubled 15 and then I dug up an extra gap with my birdie on 14 and opened it to four.
“Becoming a father changes your life for better and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I am very happy to have Angela and Azalea by my side; it was nice to be able to win it for both of them.”
Shane Lowry: “I was going well yesterday but I came back out this morning on fire as well. Birdied ten, 11 and 12, flying, lipped out on 13 and 14 and then hit the worst shot I’ve hit all year on 15. Made double there, but the positive is that it’s probably the only bad shot I hit in that round.
“A 66 around here and being in contention is pretty good. I’m just disappointed I didn’t put a bit of pressure on Sergio. I had it to within one at one stage and then I made double and he made birdie. That was it. But it’s my best week of the year, serious positives to take from it, and I’ve got a great four weeks coming up now to finish the season.”
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño: “I’m really, really happy and also quite proud of what I’ve done this week; when I needed to deliver I did, so I’m excited.
“If I had to choose a tournament to keep my card it’s probably this one. It doesn’t particularly suit my game, but it’s a course I know very well, and also I knew the scoring would not be extremely low.
“I’m very excited to be back with full status on the European Tour; it’s always been my home tour and will always be. I’ve been away for a few years trying the American dream, unfortunately it didn’t happen for me, but it’s good to be back. I believe I still have a few years ahead to win tournaments, and hopefully 2019 will be one of them.”
Richie Ramsay: “I didn’t sleep the best but I think I came out and proved a lot to myself, arguably under the most pressure I’ve ever felt coming down the stretch, but it’s a course I love which made it far easier to go out there and play.
“I had some good looks at some great putts on 16 and 17 and then I rolled in a nice little tester at the end from about three feet. A three footer under normal circumstances is very easy, but not when your job is on the line.”
The Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation has been sponsored by the Council of Tourism and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía through the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, with the added institutional support of the Diputación de Cádiz, the San Roque City Council, the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation and Marbella Tourism Board. It also enjoys the support of La Reserva de Sotogrande, Rolex, Heineken, Dubai Duty Free, Santander Private Banking, Shell, Exterior Plus and Samsic Iberia. Only Water, Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud, Coca-Cola, Varma, Korporate Technologies Group and Volvo are official suppliers.
World famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa returns to his Hong Kong restaurant for Gala Dinners on November 20 & 21. The 8-course Omakase Menu (HK$1,488 + 10% service per person). features premium seasonal ingredients from Japan and beyond – prepared in Nobu’s innovative new style, with a […]
Christie’s collaborates with Mark-Francis Vandelli to curate The Collector London Sales Christie’s will present the autumn edition of The Collector sales on 13 and 14 November in London; an array of decorative arts and furniture ranging across: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art; European […]
Mandarin Oriental, Munich Launches Bavarian Driving Experience in an BMW i8
Mandarin Oriental, Munich is offering sports car lovers an exclusive driving experience in a BMW i8 as part of a new luxury accommodation package. Through an exclusive partnership with Munich-based Sixt Rent a Car, guests can enjoy spending a day exploring Bavaria in the sporty version of the BMW plug-in hybrid series as part of the five-star hotel’s German Autobahn Adventure offer.
With a hotel-provided map of picturesque routes and famous sights, guests can enjoy driving through the scenic Bavarian countryside, finding old race tracks and taking a spin on the autobahn.
Munich is the home of BMW, so guests can visit the city’s architecturally stunning BMW World, where the carmaker’s current models are on display, and neighbouring BMW Museum to discover the company’s engineering breakthroughs of the past.
Guests will receive a BMW-themed welcome treat on arrival, VIP car delivery and pick-up at the hotel and free valet-parking and battery charging as part of the German Autobahn Adventure package, an exciting fusion of style, speed and sustainability.
The German Autobahn Adventure package is priced from EUR 1,075 per night, and includes:
Daily breakfast for two
A special BMW-themed welcome treat
All the advantages of driving on the German autobahn in a BMW i8, available for 24 hours, including hotel delivery and pick up
Free-valet parking service, including car recharging
No-queue tickets to the BMW Museum
Map of scenic driving routes in Bavaria
Cars provided by Sixt Rent a Car. Rental terms and conditions apply. The 24-hour period of car use starts from time of delivery. An extended rental time is available upon request and at an additional cost.
The German Autobahn Adventure package is available for a minimum of two nights’ stay until August 2019 and is subject to availability.
Reservations can be made at www.mandarinoriental.com.
ABOUT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MUNICH
Quietly tucked away in a side street, yet centrally located near the famed Maximilianstraße, Mandarin Oriental, Munich is an elegant gem, combining timeless, sophisticated charm with a contemporary, modern design and subtle oriental accents. Mandarin Oriental provides the highest levels of personalized service in the very city center and is home to a selection of stylish, elegant restaurant and bars, including the city’s hottest new restaurant Matsuhisa Munich by world renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The hotel’s elegant and spacious 48 guestrooms and 25 suites offer the finest in international luxury and, along with the stunning rooftop pool, feature views that stretch across the picturesque surroundings of the old town.
Warren on the move in Valderrama Round two report Scotland’s Marc Warren edged closer to the lead before the fourth weather delay of the week brought the second round of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation to a halt. Englishman Ashley […]
Garcia ready for another special week in Valderrama Defending champion Sergio Garcia is looking ahead to another special week in a place that he loves, as he returns to Real Club Valderrama just three weeks after becoming Europe’s all-time Ryder Cup points scorer. He […]