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Bentley Shows GTC 6.0 Liter W12 at Beijing International Auto Show, Debuts New SUV

Apr 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Power and performance have joined prominence when discussions of Bentley Motors are tabled these days. The four-seat luxury convertible is deftly deluxe with a handcrafted interior of exotic wood veneers, supple leather hides, and deep-pile carpets. The vehicle currently is being shown at the 2012 Beijing... Read More

Yacht Using iPad Technology Unveiled in Zhuhai, China

Apr 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  2 Comments

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to step inside a spaceship? After more than four years of development and design, the 42.5 Power Trimaran Superyacht Adastra by John Shuttleworth Designs brings you as close as possible. The Adastra, which was just launched in Zhuhai, China is one of the most astounding yachts ever built, measuring at 139 feet and utilizing iPad technology to control its systems.

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Fashion Designer Qiu Hao Debuts Serpens Collection

Apr 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Fashion designer Qiu Hao, a fast-rising star in the design industry, has recently released his luxury F/W 2011 Serpens Collection, executed with the help of French photographer Matthieu Belin. Hao modeled his new collection after the Serpens constellation, which resembles the curving form of a snake. This grouping of stars is unique among its brother and sister constellations because it is split into two non-linear parts. Like its namesake, Hao’s Serpens Collection often deviates from the uniformity of sleek lines to include a contrast in color and form.... Read More

Christie's Appoints Managing Director In China

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The world-renowned auction house selected Jinqing Caroline Cai to be its first managing director in China. Ms. Cai will effectively assume her new executive level position... Read More

Boeing Shows Off Luxurious Features of New Business Jet at 2012 ABACE

Mar 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

The latest Boeing Business Jet to enter service in China was introduced this week at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. The conference began Tuesday and runs through Thursday, March 29, 2012.... Read More

Neiman Marcus Announces First Expansion into E-Commerce in China

Mar 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Neiman Marcus is making its first move into the luxury retail market in China. The high-end retailer is making an investment in a privately owned e-commerce company, Glamour Sales Holding. Neiman Marcus will invest $28 million into the firm to drive Glamour Sales Holding’s successful flash sales in Asia. Additionally, a new branded e-commerce business also will be established.... Read More

Luxury Hotel Collection Will Open New Resort in China Early 2014

Feb 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury hotel brand One&Only announced that its first hotel and resort in China will open in early 2014. China’s first One&Only is being raised on Tufu Bay in Sanya, Hainan, China. Tufu Bay looks out onto the South China Sea. There are several luxury hotel brands, such as Mandarin Oriental, with hotels and resorts in Sanya, the southernmost city in the People’s Republic of China.

The One&Only Sanya resort will place an emphasis on privacy and luxury while evoking a “sense of place” that showcases the natural elements of Sanya. The deluxe hotel and resort, which is being built on 40 acres of private coastline, will have 180 guestrooms and villas available on the mixed-use luxury property.... Read More

Scott Lee, President & Principal of SB Architects on Contemporary Architectural Design

Jan 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

One of the more transformational thought leaders in the current architectural landscape is Scott Lee, President and Principal of SB Architects, a 50 year old multi-awarded and renowned design firm in San Francisco and Miami.... Read More

Bentley Motors' Sales in 2011 Up 37% Worldwide | U.S. and China Top Markets

Jan 4, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Bentley Motors reports that worldwide it sold 7,003 of its automobiles in 2011. That is a 37-percent increase over its 2010 sales report. The models leading the way for the UK-based, luxury automaker are the Continental GT coupe and the firm’s flagship model, the Mulsanne.... Read More

Paris & Beijing Legitimize Commitments to Design

Dec 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

Joining a heavy roster of Design Week calendars in Europe, Paris and Beijing add their weight to the increasingly important industry month of September.Read More

China's Market for Fine Wine Shows Maturity

Dec 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

China’s market for fine wines is maturing and augmenting at a dizzying rate. Wine imports to Hong Kong are poised to break the US$1 billion barrier this year, after soaring by 65% in the first eight months of 2011. And that doesn’t even take the booming Mainland into consideration, a wine market valued at 75 billion Yuan (roughly US$10 billion) in 2009. Domestic wines still account for over two-thirds of the local market, but demand for imported grape wine is surging, as the rising middle class take more overseas travel, exposing them to western customs and wine culture.... Read More

10 Thanksgiving Celebrations Around the World

Nov 21, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Families gather on the 15th day of the eighth lunar cycle to celebrate the autumn harvest. The Chinese reunite with family for a large three-day feast featuring mooncakes sweet cakes filled... Read More

10 Thanksgiving Celebrations Around the World

Nov 21, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

The day of grace and gluttony we know as Thanksgiving is more than just the big meal before Black Friday. It has rather noble origins. When our pioneering forefathers arrived on American shores, they left the Mayflower in a tragic state. Throughout the winter at sea they suffered from exposure, scurvy, and outbreaks of contagious diseases. When only half of the original crew made it to the New World, an Abenaki Indian greeted them in their native tongue of English. Days later, he returned with Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe, who was sold into slavery to an English sea captain.... Read More

Chinese Culture | Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty

Oct 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The idea of international travel is always intriguing, but occasionally we need a little extra inspiration. Enter the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a treasure trove of amazing things to see and do, with cultural and historic significance that bring travelers closer to the culture of the places they visit, while educating them a little bit along the way. These sites are located all over the world, so chances are you could find one in the next region on your list, or maybe our list will help you decide on where to start.... Read More

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong | The Highest Hotel in the World

Sep 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  3 Comments

You cannot fully appreciate the immensity of a building like Hong Kong’s ICC tower, until you view it from afar. Even from the windows at the top of the Ritz-Carlton, which occupies all of the utmost levels of the building, it takes a moment of studying the landscape: realizing that you can blot out cars and semi-trucks down below with the tip of your thumb.... Read More

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