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The Eye of Luxe Magazine

Everything you need to know about the latest luxurious trends.

Amsterdam: a new hotel called Kimpton De Witt

London-based architecture and design practice, Michaelis Boyd, has designed the new 274-room Kimpton de Witt Hotel in central Amsterdam. The hotel design features contemporary timber wall panelling, pale oak timber floors, steel glazed screens and bespoke terrazzo walls. To enjoy a cup of tea or to work in a casual atmosphere, the living-room features an external courtyard draped in cascading plants, festoon lighting, and swing chairs enclosed within full height steel framed glazing. The House Bar is located within the historical Queen of Holland building. Featuring original beams and timber wall paneling, the interior is painted a dark glossy teal. Michaelis Boyd designed a bird motif wallpaper to run between the ceiling beams – this plays homage to the traditional painted murals that date back to the Dutch Renaissance. Plush velvet seating and low level lighting, the bar is dramatic and cosy.

The Leading Hotels of the World guidebooks

The Hotels Consortium gathering hundreds of luxurious hotels in the world introduces its new serie of guidebooks for travelers on its website. To start, the first destinations available are Paris, Dublin, London, New York and Roma. For example, in the "Local stories" section, you will discover the favorite and secret spots of influencers as Maria Agnes Spagnuolo (ice-cream maker in Roma), Éloïse Gilles (Maison Duvelleroy Paris, fans) or Victoria James (wine keeper in New York). You will also learn more about the exclusive services offered by the hotels as Riva on the Seine by Bristol Paris, private yoga class on Marker Dublin's rooftop but also mosaic art at JK Place Roma. Soon, the collection will be bigger with 7 new destinations online: Barcelona, Tokyo, Zurich, Miami, Brasil, China and Caribbean Islands.

Bentley and Princess Yachts introduce a limited edition by Mulliner for Cannes Yachting Festival 40th Anniversary

In fact, this limited Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition has been designed by Mulliner and inspired by Princess Yachts. Both British brands share the same philosophy gathering luxury, knowledge and performances. The car named after the Greek Goddess of calm seas features a Glacier White exterior with a flash of Sequin Blue on the lower brightware. Darkened front and rear lamps take inspiration from the tinted windows on Princess vessels, while a dark blue hood completes the distinctive look. Quality hand-stiched seats and door panels accentuate the console and create a space full of light and luxury.

The first Moschino store in Dubai

Designer Jeremy Scott, creative director for the Italian House Moschino, just opened the first Moschino store in Dubai Mall. The space looks like a gallery, a blank canvas for the collections. People are welcome to come in and hang out while shopping.

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open on November 11 with a design by Jean Nouvel famous French architect. Art lovers will be able to admire rare masterpieces from famous painters as Van Gogh, Mondrian, Miro, Matisse and Picasso. His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Tourism Development and Investment Company, said: "Louvre Abu Dhabi embodies our belief that nations thrive on diversity and acceptance, with a curatorial narrative that emphasises how interconnected the world has always been. The museum represents the latest innovation in a long-standing tradition of cultural preservation nurtured by the founding leaders of the UAE."
Septembre 2017
By La rédaction