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Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list. Saudi Arabia to convert palaces to luxury hotels Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud has launched Boutique Group. The new hospitality brand will manage and convert a collection of historic and cultural palaces in Saudi Arabia into ultra-luxury hotels. The company will revive the vibrant heritage and culture of Saudi Arabia to create a new and unique hospitality experience… [read more] Unique 71: The 71m superyacht concept by aviation specialists SkyStyle Italian design studio SkyStyle has revealed designs for a futuristic superyacht concept named Unique 71, characterised by a pointed bow and wraparound glass panelling… [read more] New Aston Martin DBX variant is “world’s most powerful luxury SUV” Aston Martin is preparing to reveal a hot new version of its DBX, which it says will be “the world’s most powerful luxury SUV”. Scheduled for an unveiling on 1 February, the new model will be the range-topping performance version of the DBX promised by Aston Martin… [read more] Kimpton launches first hotel in South-East Asia Kimpton has launched its first hotel in south-east Asia, with the debut of a resort in Koh Samui. The 138-key Kimpton Kitalay Samui includes pool villas and is on Choengmon Beach in the northeast of Koh Samui… [read more] Exploring the Monaco of the South Pacific There are many factors which make up the perfect superyacht escape. Natural splendour, possibilities for adventure, and luxury service are very much integral to the experience. In the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the 74 islands of the Whitsundays offer all of this in abundance… [read more] We really enjoy hearing from our readers and would love to hear your views on any of these stories! Please click on the comments below and share your thoughts. Thank you. Have a story you’d like to share? Please contact us for details.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. You often get creativity when industries start overlapping. SkyStyle’s entry into YachtStyle looks promising. And 71 metres is simply huge, we’re getting close there to the length of a football pitch.

  2. Saudi Arabia’s idea to convert palaces into luxury hotels should be a winner.

    It’s been done a lot and very successfully in India where you can live like a Maharaja in their former palatial residences.

    I look forward to trying the results.

    1. One of my friends has a real thing about SUVs claiming that they are run of the mill boring. An Aston Martin SUV Margate might get him to think again.

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