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Exclusive and legendary, the geographic North Pole, 90° north latitude, sits atop the Arctic Ocean and is covered with a spider web of pressure ridges and drift ice, as much as 10-feet thick in some spots. The destination is remote and the journey is demanding, but for a few hundred intrepid and fortunate adventurers each summer, the top of the world is attainable. At the start of each summer, when the light starts to linger...

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Each location within the Indian Ocean is enriched with its own unique character and history—discover this stunning area of the globe with Arts & Collections. Of all the world’s oceanic divisions, the Indian Ocean is the third largest. Located between Africa, Australasia and the Southern Ocean, the region embraces a vast mix of landscapes and cultures. Whether you’re in search of calm lagoons, slick restaurants and cool highlands or timeless ruins, astounding wildlife and lambent...

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Until now, travelling by yacht has been known to be one of the least ecological ways to get around—thanks to brand-new eco-friendly yachts, that could be about to change. Charming, luxurious and extravagant. Globetrotting on a yacht can be neatly summed up with these three words. However, what about the effect it has on the planet? With conversations about pollution and global warming getting increasingly louder and harder to ignore, taking care of the marine...

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It may seem like a small city nestled neatly on the Persian Gulf coast, but since stumbling on a rich oil reserve in 1966, Dubai’s presence on the world stage has been anything but. Home to the tallest building in the world (the Burj Khalifa, at 828 metres); the world’s only seven-star hyper-luxury hotel (the Burj Al Arab); and internationally recognised for its gleaming skyline, this young Emirati state’s ostentatious display of wealth and ‘bigger-and-better-than-you’...

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Ask any successful person what their biggest luxury is and almost all will respond with the same answer, time. You may well be reading this whilst sitting on a European flight seat, having gone through a lengthy process from arrival at the airport, check-in queues and bag drop, interminable snaking lines to get through security and then had to scramble to your departure gate. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of flying privately, this may...

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This year, the iconic five-star Hassler Roma, located above the Spanish Steps with incomparable views of the city, marks its 125th anniversary. Owned by President and General Manager Roberto E. Wirth, fifth generation of a famous Swiss hotelier dynasty, the Hassler has continued its legacy as Rome’s five-star lodging of choice for the world’s elite and discerning travelers since 1893, having played host to everyone from Charlie Chaplin to George Clooney. The hotel acted as...

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Fashion and interior design have always gone hand in hand.  Therefore, it comes as no surprise that some of the world’s most illustrious fashion designers have traded the runway for the hotel industry. We explore the crème de la crème of fashion designer hotels. Armani Hotel, Dubai—Giorgio Armani  As the winner of the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards, the Armani Hotel in Dubai sets the bar high in terms of elegance. Located within the iconic...

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When it comes to luxury getaways, arranging a superyacht for your own private use is the absolute top experience.  5-star luxury hotels, private villas or 6-star cruises may have their own appeal, at times, yet nothing beats the freedom of having your own boat. Only by chartering a superyacht can you enjoy total freedom of the oceans, fully tailor-made itineraries and staying in a new location every single morning or sleeping in another bay, anchorage or a...

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By Adrian Walker  Boat sharing is a new trend within the yachting industry. Boat owners who participate in this hope to travel to new destinations and have authentic experiences that otherwise would have been cost prohibitive. Therefore, it becomes affordable to travel and live like a local. Boat sharing or swapping means that private boat owners can make their typically underutilised asset available for sharing with other boat owners. There are no rental costs involved...

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Explore the thriving Thai city of Bangkok with Arts & Collections.  Thailand is a known travel destination for both gap year backpackers and luxury high-fliers alike. With stretches of gorgeous white sand beaches and a tropical climate Britain can only dream of having, the country offers travellers an immersive experience. Tourists can choose to explore both the rural and urban aspects of the country; Thailand’s mix of busy cities and rugged forests provide a spectrum...

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