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A True Sensory Experience

One of our favorites in Honolulu, their website truly give you an great idea of what they are all about.

The Modern Honolulu is where innovative design meets barefoot luxury, The Modern Honolulu promises a refreshingly new experience. Home to Iron Chef Morimoto’s celebrated new restaurant Morimoto Waikiki, the hotel’s understated elegance and service has earned acclaim for service and design during its opening year. It’s posh without being pretentious, chic without being overdone, luxurious, yet brilliantly laid back. At The Modern Honolulu, stilettos are welcome. And so are flip-flops.

The Modern Honolulu luxury hotel offers 353 stylish guestrooms, highlighting the glittering city skyline, moored yachts in the harbor, and spectacular ocean views. Many offer a private terrace where you can enjoy breakfast in your plush robe or play with an iPad borrowed from the hotel. If you would rather dine out, the Waikiki resort features exquisite culinary pursuits, including the celebrated Morimoto Waikiki. After dining, take a dip in the Sunrise Pool while indulging in a signature cocktail or bask under towering palms at the Sunset Pool. Round out the day with a pampering treatment at the hotel’s revitalizing spa.

Just a short walk away, adventures await at the world-renowned Waikiki Beach, one of the most iconic surf spots in the world, just one of many nearby attractions. Explore endless retailers at the Ala Moana center or premier shopping along Kalakaua Avenue. Witness the profound energy that results when city meets island during your stay at The Modern Honolulu.

A New Urban Resort Concept

When guests first enter The Modern Honolulu, they are presented with a sensory experience unlike any other. Polished interiors meet laid-back surf culture, white-washed walls intersect dark oak floors, young and hip vacationers mingle with sophisticated, savvy corporate travelers.

The result is an Urban Resort in Honolulu, that boasts sophistication and style with a laid back twist. Architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg and landscape designer Deborah Nevins have all contributed to making this Waikiki resort in Honolulu a private oasis in a cosmopolitan city, complete with conspicuous details, like the Herbie Fletcher surfboard installation signed by pro-surfer buddies behind the registration desk.  By the concierge desk, a bookshelf adorned with surf books and memorabilia rotates mid-day to reveal a swanky lounge scene. Outside, the refreshing Sunrise Pool deck is flecked with indigenous autograph trees and ferns, while the exclusive Sunset Pool boasts 100 tons of sand from neighboring islands and custom-designed Yves Klein blue glass tiles.

Encounter a unique, separate reality that belongs to The Modern Honolulu alone, rekindling the glamour of Waikiki and elevating it with service standards that exceed even the loftiest expectations. It’s a laid-back take on luxury in one of the most idyllic places on the planet.

At Big White Ski Resort in British Colombia Canada, Crescendo defines “Luxury”

Custom is Customary

Excluding the furniture, everything at Crescendo was custom designed and built. Honed quartzite slate is not only the backdrop for the 25’ tall fireplace, but it covers several portions of key walls (inside and outside), as well as the pool and each of the showers. 

The three Murphy Beds (Wall Beds) in the Media Room were designed so that guests could unpack and move into the room. Each Murphy Bed, for example, has its own set of closets and drawers, which are built into the walls to either side.

The ski locker is part of the ski-in breezeway, where skis and boards can be stored (and worked on) instead of bringing them inside the main house. Step into the house through the ski entry door and you’ll find benches to assist with removing boots, and custom boot blowers to store and dry them (holds 14 pairs). There is plenty of shelving for helmets and accessories, and an abundance of hooks to hang ski clothing. Want to remove more clothing? Two commercial washers and two commercial dryers are in the nearby laundry room.

Down Under & Under Down

The Aussie influence permeates Big White’s culture and, at Crescendo, “no worries” means “no worries.” During your stay, in fact, the temperature in each room is monitored remotely (via the internet), ensuring climatized stability and comfort at all times.

We realize that extreme skiing on the slopes requires extreme pampering off the slopes. When you retire for the night, then, you’ll delight in sandwiching yourself between down pillow toppers and down comforters. With the addition of 1000 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, you can be rest assured that your rest will be assured.

Visit http://skicrescendo.com/ for more information and bookings.

A Fortress Disguised as a Chalet

Crescendo is not merely a chalet, it’s a fortress! At more than 5000 square feet, Crescendo is Big White’s largest single-family home made available for rental accommodation. Big White Ski Resort is located 45 min outside of Kelowna, BC Canada.

Crescendo defines “luxury,” and every aspect was designed for practicality and for comfort.

Crescendo, in fact, is the result of architectural genius, where contemporary ingenuity/elegance and nature’s raw beauty harmoniously combine. Embedded into the mountain’s granite base, and following closely the mountain’s natural contour, through its split-level plan Crescendo was engineered to be an extension of the mountain itself. Each half-rotation around the spiraled staircase divides the front and back portions of each floor by eight feet. In six very separate areas, then, Crescendo’s three floors comfortably accommodate twenty-two adults.

While each room captures views of the slopes and/or of the majestic Monashee Mountains, the views from the Great Room- Kitchen-Dining Room are absolutely breathtaking. While cooking, dining, or relaxing, twenty-eight feet of floor-to-ceiling windows provide unprecedented panoramas upon which the eye may endlessly feast. The master ensuite, which overlooks the Great Room, shares the same view.

For more information on Crescendo and Links to Booking Information Click Here

When the need for a fantastic holiday strikes, the beautiful Maldives offer exquisite experiences integrated in unforgettable landscapes. The Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives is a five-star exclusive resort, surrounded by lush tropical plants and crystal clear blue waters. Located in one of the largest lagoons in the area, the accommodation units spread idyllically along a mesmerizing beach, providing a lovely relaxation setting for their visitors. According to the official website of the location, “the resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary luxuries and services. Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of signature wellness experiences. A choice of gourmet cuisine, water sports, and recreation make for a complete and exclusive destination. The resort is only 15 minutes by a private luxury speedboat, available 24 hours, from Malé International Airport“.

Space Ticket - Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic has been making it possible for aspiring astronauts to pay a deposit to reserve a place on SpaceShipTwo since 2005 and several hundred people from around the globe have now booked their place in space. In doing so, not only have they become pioneers in a new and important industry but have become insiders in one of the most amazing and inspiring projects anywhere in the world. Space ship 2 :  Photograph by Mark Greenberg

The journey starts from the moment a deposit is paid with membership of perhaps the world’s most exclusive club with privileged access to all aspects of the project as it progresses. From Astronaut Forums with Sir Richard Branson on his Caribbean island home or his South African game reserve to opportunities to tour Scaled Composites, upon making such arrangements and relevant authorization, to see for real the new vehicles under development. All our future astronauts of course have VIP invitations to media events to mark major milestones.

The Yacht Week

The Yacht Week provides an exhilarating experience of sailing, regattas, entertainment and much more… Gather your friends and be part of an epic voyage on Caribbean waters in the spring, Turkish, Croatian and Greek waters in the summer. Simply choose a sailing week and a yacht to accommodate you and your friends. http://www.theyachtweek.com/

First Time on a Yacht?

 

We’ll try to explain what it’s like living on a sailing yacht for one week!

First a quick pitch why a yacht is sooo much better than a hotel room:

  • You are always seconds away from swimming in the ocean.
  • The yacht moves from Island to Island every day, always a new destination to enjoy.
  • Ocean view 24/7 with free access to food and drinks from the kitchen (stove & fridge on all yachts).
  • You buy your own food and drinks at the supermarket (=cheap)
  • On the deck it’s always sunny with a fresh breeze ensuring best possible tan 
  • You won’t be surrounded by tourists since you are away from the most crowded places during the day while sailing.
  • With a sailing yacht you can always access beautiful natural bays for a nice lunch stop combined with swimming.

One private jet, ten destinations around the world, one seamless adventure.

Around the World in Twenty-Two Days with Four Seasons.

Not content with mastering the art of luxury hospitality on the ground, We would like to invite you to join the trip of a lifetime.

 

In a 22-day, round-the-world journey, you’ll explore ten legendary destinations. You’ll fly aboard a private jet with a small group of like-minded travelers, and stay only in Four Seasons hotels and resorts. Your trip includes high-quality excursions, exceptional dining, and a support team of travel experts. You’ll enjoy a seamless Four Seasons experience at every moment of the journey – promising complete peace of mind and exceptional service, comfort and convenience.

 

For the last 50 years, Four Seasons has redefined luxury for the modern traveler. Now we have partnered with private jet tour operator TCS & Starquest Expeditions to usher in a new golden age of private jet travel.

The ten legendary destinations include the tropical islands of Hawaii and Bora Bora, and the bustling cities of Sydney, Mumbai, and London, to the wondrous landmarks of the Taj Mahal and Ayers Rock. For a Full List of Destinations Please Click Here

 

On the ground, accommodations will be provided exclusively by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, as well as most of the dining experiences.

The in-flight crew features a Four Seasons concierge who will extend the company’s service standards in the air. By serving as the primary liaison with Four Seasons colleagues on the ground, the concierge provides insider destination knowledge prior to landing and effortlessly arranges private tours, spa treatments, tee-times, and more during any point of the trip.

 

On-board experts – including renowned art historian and author of Encyclopedia of Far Eastern Art Charles Doherty, noted cuisine historian and recipient of the Julia Child/Jane Grigson Prize of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Rachel Laudan, and Associate and former Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University currently exploring the role of global deregulation in the current financial crisis John P. (Sean) Flannery – are set to provide illuminating in-flight insights designed to immerse travelers in the delights and intricacies of each upcoming destination.


 On-the-ground itineraries showcase the best local sights and specialties, while remaining flexible enough to accommodate personalized excursions and adventures. From the glitzy Hollywood welcome in Los Angeles to the farewell gala dinner overlooking London’s Hyde Park, guests can expect more than three weeks of extraordinary experiences.


 Highlights include: two of the world’s most active volcanoes in Hawai’i, the vibrant coral gardens of the South Pacific, Sydney’s iconic buildings and scenic gorges, the mystical allure of Ayers Rock, Bali’s Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and Yeh Pulu temples, Thai cooking classes in Chiang Mai, Agra’s Taj Mahal, Mumbai’s Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and a private, lantern-lit dinner amid the pyramids of Gîza.

 

Along the way, Four Seasons and its partner TCS & Starquest Expeditions will open doors and give insider’s access to each stop on the itinerary, including tailored dining experiences, behind-the-scenes tours and off-the-beaten-track wonders to maximize the enjoyment of each legendary destination and create a customized trip that can not be duplicated. The result is the experience of a lifetime, not to mention membership in an exclusive club of intrepid wanderlusts that have circumnavigated the globe.

Around the World by Private Jet priced at $66,950 per person, double occupancy.

- October 29–November 19, 2012 / 22 Days

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