Category: Real Estate

Luxury in London, life at Walt Disney World, flying business class with British Airways and reflections on Cuba

Luxury in London, life at Walt Disney World, flying business class with British Airways and reflections on Cuba

Each month myself and a few other luxury travel bloggers highlight our latest travelling exploits as part of a small, select group known as the Luxury Travel Blog Network.  Whilst I wrote a review of my short stay on the outskirts of Cape Town from my trip to South Africa, here’s what the others have [...]

The first building in the world to break the 1,000 metre mark

The first building in the world to break the 1,000 metre mark

The world’s tallest buildings are reaching dizzy heights. Currently the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 metres high, is the world’s highest. Compare that with the Shard which stands at ‘just’ 244 metres and yet is the tallest in Western Europe, and you begin to get a sense of just how tall some [...]

Own a private island paradise in Brazil

Own a private island paradise in Brazil

Luxury accommodation doesn’t get more desirable than living on an island. What’s even better than that is a private island. Even better? A private island off the coast of Brazil, accessible by helicopter, with sandy beaches, individual bungalows for each guest and chefs, and maids and helpers to cater for your every need and whim. [...]

Why now is the perfect time to buy a luxury villa in Puglia

Why now is the perfect time to buy a luxury villa in Puglia

Puglia is  increasingly popular as a holiday destination, and the emergence of a number of stunning luxury hotels, combined with the area’s charm, natural beauty and exceptional food and wine, has helped place it firmly on the map as an upcoming ‘luxury’ destination as well.Many foreign visitors have fallen in love with the place, bought [...]

Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

Aquaria Grande is an ambitious new collaboration between Hong Kong-based architect James Law and Indian real estate company Wadhwa Group which will see a residential complex with over 200 apartments, three levels of parking, a gym and sauna, and a sustainable podium garden coming to Mumbai. It is currently under construction but here are some [...]

Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa

Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa

New to China is the Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa in Yunnan Province, just an hour’s drive from Jinghong International Airport. This hidden enclave of tropical majesty along a sweeping curve of the Luosuo River is set within lush gardens and water features, and comprises 80 Deluxe guest rooms, as well as 23 one, two [...]

The former private retreat of the heiress to the Ferrari fortune

The former private retreat of the heiress to the Ferrari fortune

Originally the private retreat of an Italian duchess and heir to the Ferrari fortune, guests feel like royalty at this intimate, elegant 29-room boutique property. Nestled between the azure Caribbean Sea and the virgin jungle, Hotel Esencia is set on 50-acres of lush, manicured gardens and features the world-class organic Aroma spa, which is virtually [...]

Photograph of the week: Millennium Park, Chicago

Photograph of the week: Millennium Park, Chicago

Located in the heart of Chicago, Millennium Park offers plenty to see and do whether you are by yourself or with a large group of friends and family. See the world famous Cloud Gate sculpture, better known as “The Bean”, listen to a concert in Jay Pritzker Pavilion, cool off in the Crown Fountain, or [...]

The top 5 places for a holiday home in 2013

The top 5 places for a holiday home in 2013

Sometimes going away for two weeks just isn’t enough. Sometimes we find that perfect luxury holiday destination that makes us want to live there. This selection of 5 great places to buy a holiday home contains something for everyone, whether you are looking for a beach villa on a white sand beach, a relaxing place [...]

The world’s most expensive one-bedroom apartment

The world’s most expensive one-bedroom apartment

A luxury apartment in Tokyo has gone on the market for 1.8 billion yen (that’s almost $23 million USD or £15 million GBP). The 412 sq m penthouse is one of the most desirable locations in Tokyo (the Minamiazabu district) and comes fully furnished and complete with an original art piece by Hiroshi Senju which [...]

Where to find luxury accommodation in England

Where to find luxury accommodation in England

2012 is an important year for England as the capital city of London hosts the Olympic Games. There’s so much to see and discover, and if you are looking for an affluent area to buy a house, there are plenty to be found in the capital as well as other parts of the UK. In these areas there [...]

Baglioni Marrakech awarded Best Fractional Resort Worldwide

Baglioni Marrakech awarded Best Fractional Resort Worldwide

One of Morocco’s most exciting and design-led five-star hotel, spa and real estate resorts, The Baglioni Marrakech, has received the two top accolades for Best Fractional Resort Worldwide and Best Fractional Resort for Europe & Middle East from Perspective Magazine. The Baglioni Marrakech unites some of the leading brands in luxury travel, with the hotel [...]

Andermatt Swiss Alps – an exciting carbon-free development

Andermatt Swiss Alps – an exciting carbon-free development

The small town of Andermatt is regarded as an Alpine gem enjoying expansive views along the valley floor but as yet has remained relatively undiscovered. It is currently being transformed by Orascom Development into an exclusive international carbon free resort comprising a car free village complete with six hotels, 25 private villas, 490 apartments and [...]

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Rocksure Property have partnered with Quintessentially, a world leading private members’ club and concierge service to create an exciting new investment fund – The Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund. This will be the fourth fund created by Rocksure Property, continuing to provide investors with shared ownerships in luxurious properties, exquisite destinations, notable service levels, reduced investment risk [...]

Top 5 luxury beachfront villa destinations

Top 5 luxury beachfront villa destinations

There is no better way than to spend your vacation in the lap of luxury and nature. In addition, you have the money to spend, and then splurging it on a luxury vacation in some of the best holiday destinations in the world is an ideal choice. Of all these luxury holiday destinations the one [...]

Three-bedroom flat in Monaco sells for over $300 million

Three-bedroom flat in Monaco sells for over $300 million

British property developers Christian and Nick Candy have sold La Belle Epoque penthouse apartment in Monaco for a record-breaking £199 million (over $300 million) – all the more remarkable perhaps because it was once the scene of a double murder investigation. The apartment was sold to the Candy brothers for just £10 million (now there’s [...]

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