Luxury Hotels

Dubai – New York – Singapore

Earlier this week, Adel Mardini, CEO of Jetex, saw the leading private aviation company’s Dubai terminal, above, turned into a temporary showcase for the newest Maybach model. The UAE’s top Maybach enthusiasts and influencers were invited to see the car. One regular Jetex customer, a Chinese national just about to board his aircraft, was so excited that, even though they will not be available until November, he paid, there and then, for four of the cars, said to cost €224,000 each,  (he also spent €15,000 on Maybach-branded caviar).

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Rudy Tauscher will open Aman New York – this is a seasoned hotelier who probably, says Girlahead, knows more than any other professional about the workings, successes and potential of every luxury hotel in New York.  He has in his illustrious career, been associated, in alphabetical order, with Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula and Trump. What a background.

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Raffles Hotel Singapore is on to a clever thing.  On 1st April the iconic hotel works with Double Confirm Productions and Sight Lines Entertainment to host a three-month run of an interactive detective play, ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’, performed throughout the hotel. Audience members can choose 360-degree virtual gameplay, from wherever, or live – to breathe adventure through exclusive on-site experiences. Written by Jean Tay and directed by actor/director Hossan Leong, covers a detective investigating the missing Peranakan treasure – the crown jewel of the fictional “Treasures of the Straits” exhibition at the Raffles Hotel Singapore. Technology partner is Xctuality, and music, by Julian Wong with lyrics by Hossan Leong and sung by Audrey Luo and Dwayne Lau, includes “I’ll See You Again”, inspired by Noel Coward, a past Raffles resident (this song would play every night when the hotel’s grandfather’s clock struck eight). Hotel GM Christian Westbeld also suggests staying, at least overnight.

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Back to Jetex: listen to its boss, Adel Mardini, here, below