Luxury Hotels

Luxury viewing, luxury design concepts

Mind-enhancing watching. Girlahead is raving about the current BBC television series A Suitable Boy, producer Aradhana Seth and based on Vikram Seth’s book of the same name. Coming up, somehow get to see My Rembrandt, Oeke Hoogendijk’s documentary which streams from 14th August – among those featured is historian-turned-investor Thomas Kaplan (his many hats include correctly predicting Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait, exactly knowing what gold prices are going to do, chairingthe International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas ALIPH, established by France and the UAE, and having the world’s largest private collection (11) of Rembrandts.


Radical Innovation is an annual award programme for bold thinkers in hospitality – the 2020 emphasis is on health and wellness. Finalists include Dream Pods (above), entered by Populous, Kansas City. As the designers say, this “head in the clouds” and “on cloud nine” concept offers a unique experience taking travel and hotels to the skies. Other concept finalists, from 80 entries from 20 countries, are also from USA, namely Camp Sarika by Amangiri by Luxury Frontiers San Francisco, and The Modern Monastery by Indidesign Los Angeles. The event is underwritten by its conceptor, John Hardy, President/CEO, The Hardy Group.


Still starring on MARY GOSTELOW GIRLAHEAD PODCAST is Filip Boyen, CEO Forbes Travel Guide.  Following him is Susie Ellis, Chairman of the New York-based Global Wellness Institute and the annual Global Wellness Summit, which this year will be held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, 8-11 November 2020.