August 12, 2011
Best of The Rich Travellerby yogesh
This week we can’t stop drooling over the new $10,000 shopping package at the Fairmont Chicago. And what better way to go shopping than with the Ultratravel Currency Card, offering a range of benefits for the jet-setters. Bespoke experiences continue to be a trend with hotels offering a wide range of packages from special pet-service at the Ritz-Carlton, LA to dual-island getaways from Anantara Resorts, Blue mountain trails with the Wolgan Valley Resort, divorce packages for the newly divorcees at the Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas and special Grand Prix packages with Etihad Airways , with the racing season not too far away. Traveling can never go out of style especially when carrying around a Paul Smith & Leica camera. We also get a peek into Korean Air’s new A380 superjumbo, while Las Vegas gets ready to be home to the world’s largest Ferris wheel.
There are a number of new lush offerings with the new Jumeirah Frankfurt that just opened doors to the Castello di Casole boutique Hotel set to open in Tuscany, Marriott’s biggest hotel in New York and billionaire heiress Ivanka Trump’s plans to convert the Washington’s Old Post Office Pavilion into a luxury hotel. Then there’s also the new luxury hotel in China built in a Russian aircraft carrier! How neat is that!