Frieze London Regent’s Park 4–7 October 2018 Article by Emma-Louise O’Neill elobrands.com Housed in a gargantuan tent in leafy Regents Park, the world-renowned Frieze art fair presents a week-long resplendent showcase of international art, supported by Frieze Masters. Alongside the main event, satellite fairs and […]
ONE&ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE TO OPEN IN RWANDA THIS OCTOBER One&Only’s Ultra-Luxury Portfolio Expands with Nature Resorts in Africa The captivating One&Only Nyungwe House resort, on the edge of the vast and ancient Nyungwe rainforest in the dramatic mountainous landscapes of Rwanda’s southwest, starts welcoming guests […]
Sandra Garcia Sanjuan Interview with LUXE LIFE Magazine Sandra Garcia Sanjuan is the creator and innovator behind one of Europe’s most celebrated and renowned music festivals. Startlite Festival celebrated every summer in the Spanish resort town of Marbella has not only brought international superstars such as […]
Alila Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Ricardo Leal as the General Manager of Alila Yangshuo, China. Drawing on over 20 years of experience in hospitality industry including strong credentials in food and beverage, Ricardo will be responsible for all operations at this contemporary “retro” resort of 117 rooms and suites.
Ricardo Leal is a graduate of Three Cities Hotel School in South Africa. Prior to his appointment with Alila Yangshuo, his career has taken him to several locations including London, China, Portugal and most recently the Maldives.
Renowned as a paradise on Earth, Yangshuo is famous for its landscape of Karst Mountains, green hills, and winding rivers, resembling a beautiful Chinese painting. In the midst of this stunning scenic landscape, Alila Yangshuo, originally a sugar mill, is the heritage setting for an elegant on temporary design resort. Alila Hotels & Resorts is the luxury brand under the umbrella of Two Roads Hospitality Asia, managed out of the Singapore corporate office.
EXPLORING BANGOK’S CREATIVE DISTRICT WITH MANDARIN ORIENTAL Bangkok’s most iconic hotel on the banks of the River of Kings, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, is giving guests the opportunity to explore the renaissance of arts, culture and culinary wonders of Charoenkrung with two new packages this summer. While Bangkok […]
EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY LAUNCHES CULINARY WINTER FESTIVAL
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia’s ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort, will host a series of unique culinary events highlighting some of Australia’s leading chefs, tastemakers, and winemakers this Winter. Curated by Executive Chef Nancy Kinchela, each gourmet experience will reflect the resort’s culinary philosophy, celebrating the very best of seasonal, regional and, where possible, organic produce, sourced from local boutique farms, private growers and vintners.
The Winter Culinary Festival will launch in June with an unforgettable epicurean weekend from the legendary Bentley Boys, followed by a legendary barbeque in the wilderness hosted by Victor Churchill’s Anthony Puharich. In July, Matt Stafford, Chief Winemaker from New Zealand’s award-winning Craggy Range winery, will host a bespoke wine and cheese tasting as well as an indulgent dinner featuring perfect wine pairings. In August, wine lovers will rejoice with Winemaker’s dinners with Domaine Thomson and Yarra Yering. In addition, guests can experience the Krug Escape, the ultimate luxe picnic created by the king of champagnes, available only to guests of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.
“We’ve partnered with leading culinary tastemakers to deliver a series of events that celebrate the local area and reflect our dedication to providing unforgettable and curated experiences for our guests to enjoy,” says James Wyndham, General Manager of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. “Whether it is a winemaker dinner, the ultimate picnic in the wilderness, or a private dining experience set against the beautiful backdrop of Wolgan Valley, our passion is to provide our guests with the ultimate gourmet getaway.”
Discover the 88th edition within the remaining 9 days The 88th Geneva International Motor Show opened yesterday in presence of the federal councilor Guy Parmelin. It’s your turn to discover the biggest public fair in Switzerland and one of the most important rendez-vous of the automotive […]
KERZNER INTERNATIONAL AND DOLPHIN CAPITAL PARTNERS TO DEVELOP ONE&ONLY KÉA ISLAND IN GREECE Ultra-luxury Resort and Private Homes to Redefine Hospitality Landscape in the Aegean Kerzner International Holdings Limited (“Kerzner”), has entered into a partnership agreementwith Dolphin Capital Partners and Dolphin Capital Investors,for […]
Mille Miglia One thousand Miles of driving bliss
by Sebastian Marc
On your marks, get set, go! May marks the commencement of one of the worlds most exclusive open air races the renowned Mille Miglia
Imagine driving down winding roads , deep in the Italian hinterlands, bathed in sunshine in a 300 SL. This is the Mille Miglia the ultimate open road endurance race for true driving purists. Today’s 1,000 mile race was originally 1000 Roman miles roughly a 1500km figure eight course. The first race commenced in 1927 with an all Italian line up. Over the course of the years the race evolved with Mercedes, Porsche and BMW challenging the Italian marques. The epic route from Rome to Brescia sets the tone for this mesmerizing and one of a kind race. After a small hiatus the Mille Miglia came roaring back to life in the late seventies and car enthusiasts and racers alike had the pleasure to welcome back Italian and German thoroughbred’s race on Italian roads.
Mille Miglia happens to be one of the most challenging and demanding rallies as it happens to be the ultimate test of skill for the gentleman or woman driver. Many great drivers have graced this magnificent event such as the late Stirling Moss who’s stunning Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722 guaranteed him triumph in the 1955 race. However, many other great drivers faced a less fortunate fate. IN 2017 you are more likely to bump into Adrien Brody or David Gandy but the Mile Miglia remains to be quintessential to its roots. Entry is strictly restricted to automobiles that were one registered or took part in the original races and subsequently no car can be newer than 1957.
The Mille Miglia has become a testament to its time and a beacon of sophistication and classic car nirvana. The Mille Miglia is about prestige and a beautiful reminder of classic open air racing.