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Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik have partnered up on the design and completion of VIP aircraft cabins.

Mercedes Jet Cabin

The two companies will jointly develop a state-of-the-art, luxurious and integrated cabin concept for short and medium haul aircraft.

The early concepts from this joint partnership were shown off at EBACE 2015, which took place from between May 19-21 in Geneva.

Since 2010, Mercedes-Benz designers have also created designs for other products in cooperation with selected partners under the label Mercedes-Benz Style.

The aim is to transfer Mercedes-Benz’s luxury and aesthetic appeal to other spheres of life.

The portfolio of Mercedes-Benz Style includes products from the areas of mobility, lifestyle, sport and interior design.

Lufthansa Technik is one of the world’s leading providers of technical services for commercial and corporate aircraft.

There extensive work includes that of VIP and government aircraft, where it has more than 50 years of experience.

To date, Lufthansa Technik’s VIP and Executive Jet Solutions Division has modified or completed more than 100 short, medium and long haul aircraft.

Lufthansa Technik also offers special services such as the completion of customised aircraft cabins.

The early design concepts from the joint partnership sees the traditional separation of ceiling, wall and floor replaced by a spiral layout. The cabin is designed so that it feels organic and flows like a spiral, and creates a new sense of space.

Mercedes Jet Cabin

Mercedes’ strong emphasis on contrast in terms of material, colour and lighting is all too apparent in the early design concepts.

The cabin windows are concealed by black panels, which were inspired by the screen design in the Mercedes‑Benz S-Class. Mercedes-Benz Magic Sky technology allows the panels to be dimmed electrically from black to transparent. The displays and touch screens used for entertainment and information can also be easily integrated into the black panels.

The overall design is characterised by the state-of-the-art luxury that one would come to expect from the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Lufthansa Technik will call upon their decades of experience to ensure the Mercedes-Benz Style’s unique design and the particular requirements of the aircraft cabin go hand in hand.

The two companies plan to target their new concept at a private global clientele with a strong affinity for unique design, innovation and style.

Mercedes Jet Cabin

In the coming months, the two companies will evaluate the level of customer interest on the VIP market, alongside further developing the details of the design concept.

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A luxury hotel in India has been voted as the World’s Best Hotel Brand by a leading industry magazine.

Yoga at The Oberoi Udaivilas

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur was awarded the accolade at the Travel and Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2015.

Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, global hotel company, which is based in Delhi, was also voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand by the leading industry magazine.

The Oberoi Group was founded in 1934, and now owns or operates more than 20 luxury hotels and two river cruise ships in five countries.

The group also manages hotels under the Trident brand, and operates properties in India and Saudi Arabia.

Oberoi Hotels and Resorts have received numerous awards and accolades over the years. The Group’s luxury hotels have established a reputation for redefining luxury and excellence in service among their many hotels around the world.

The acre Oberoi Udaivilas in Rajasthan beat off a slew of luxury hotels from around the world to win the accolade for the second year running.

Guests arrive at the palace, which overlooks a stunning lake, by private boat. The 50-acre five-star hotel features nine Premier rooms with a semi-private pool and terrace. Each room has breathtaking views of wildlife such as deer and peacocks.

The Oberoi Udaivilas

The awards are among the most prestigious in the travel industry, due to the fact that they are voted for by its readers.

Readers rate their experiences and evaluate hotels across the world rating a number of factors. These are rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants, food and value.

After receiving the awards, P.R.S. Oberoi, executive chairman of the Oberoi Group said that the group are honoured by being the best hotel brand in the world and also having the best hotel in the world.

The hotel chief said he dedicated the World’s Best Hotel Brand award to all of the guests and to all employees of The Oberoi Group. He gave special praise to the group’s staff, who he said worked passionately to ensure their guests receive warm, personalised and caring service.

Mr. Nathan Lump, editor at Travel and Leisure magazine, congratulated Oberoi Hotels and Resorts for being named both the top hotel brand and have the top-ranked hotel in the same year.

He said this was down to the fact its properties are of exceptional quality in picture-perfect locations.

The Oberoi Udaivilas Dinning

He also praised the group’s exceptional service standard that Travel and Leisure readers say go above and beyond.

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Chanel has partnered with Johnny Depp’s 16-year-old daughter for their new campaign.

Chanel and Lily-Rose Depp

The luxury French fashion house has teamed up with Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of Holywood superstar Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, for its latest eyewear campaign.

The 16-year-old posed for a photo and video shoot for Chanel’s ‘Pearl’ Eyewear collection, which was shot by head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfield.

According to Chanel, Lagerfeld sought out the fresh-faced youngster to be the face of the Pearl eyewear collection.

Lagerfeld called Lily-Rose a stunning, young girl from a new generation with all the qualities of a star.

The stunning young model donned an ivory top with a ruffled collar and a pair of Pearl Chanel sunglasses for the shoot.

Chanel and Lily-Rose Depp

And clearly her many years in the spotlight have paid off as despite her young years, as Lily-Rose already looks like a pro in front of the camera.

It seems apparent that she is keen on following in her mother’s footsteps, who was herself a model.

Paradis was a child star at 14 after the international success of her single Joe le taxi. She had two children with Johnny Depp, who she was with for 14 years before the pair split in 2012.

Since 1991, Paradis has been a spokesmodel for Chanel. She is a close friend of Lagerfeld, and has strong ties to Chanel, having worked with them since 1990.

She starred in Chanel’s Coco perfume and Girl Chanel handbag campaigns and has starred in many other campaigns over the years. So it’s no surprise to see her daughter follow in her footsteps.

Despite being 16, the aspiring model does have some other notable works on her CV.

Lily-Rose made her runway debut at the Fall-Winter 2015-2016 Haute Couture show earlier this month after attending the Chanel Métiers d’Art show in New York in April.

In April 2015, she posed for a photo-shoot in the Australian magazine Oyster by Dana Boulos and Maggie Silverman.

She is also to star in her first music video, featuring in the Irish rapper Rejjie Snow’s new video, All Around the World.

Lily-Rose is also a talented singer and songwriter in her own right. In an interview with the Independent, Paradis revealed her daughter has a songwriter credit on one of her albums.

Chanel and Lily-Rose Depp

Whatever direction Lily-Rose decides to go into, it’s a safe bet to say hers is a face you will almost certainly see more of over the coming years.

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A unique Lamborghini Gallardo concept car is set to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s upcoming sale in Manhattan.


The original Lamborghini Gallardo, the handy work of Luc Donckerwolke, Lamborghini’s head of design, made waves for its sweeping lines and stylish good looks.

Donckerwolke tinkered with his original blueprints to produce the stunning Gallardo S concept, which was unveiled in non-running form at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2005.

The Concept S features have a distinctive split windscreen and a solid spine that runs down the centre of the vehicle.

It also packs one hell of a punch too, packing a 2 litter, 500-plus horsepower, V10 that can power the Lamborghini from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4 seconds.

This is to completely separate the passenger and driver into their own compartments.

Following an extremely positive public response, Lamborghini made the initial Concept S fully functional and road-going and debuted it at the Concorso Italiano in 2006.

However, due to its high cost and time-consuming creation it never made its way to the production line.

The car was sold to a private collector who has maintained the breathtaking Italian supercar for almost a decade.

Despite never making it into production, the Concept S is consistently displayed by Lamborghini at automotive events around the world, including twice at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, due to its popularity.

Lamborghini Lamborghini Gallardo Concept S

In that time, the Concept S has travelled just 112 miles from short-term testing and driving around in the paddocks of various concourse events.

Now, the Lamborghini Concept S is set to headline RM Sotheby’s upcoming New York auction in Manhattan on November 18.

The one of a kind motor, which features the 001 chassis number, is expected to fetch between $2.4 and $3 million.

That figure would set a new record for the highest amount ever paid for a Lamborghini at auction.

According to Sports Car Market, the record was set in 2009 when a Reventón sold online for $2.5 million. The Reventón was dramatically styled version of the Murciélago and precursor of the Aventador.

Only 21 models were made, so it stands reason that the Concept S will blow the figure paid for the Reventón out of the water.

Given its popularity and rarity, there is every chance the Concept S sale will far exceed that figure.

Lamborghini Lamborghini Gallardo Concept S

There is currently no reserve price and the estimated sale value has yet been announced.

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Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva Tuesday brought in a record breaking $160.9 million.

Magnificent Jewels Sale

The eye-watering figure is the highest ever total for any jewellery auction, which took place at the auction house’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale at the Hôtel Beau-Rivage, Geneva.

The sale also saw a number of other world auction records, with the top lot of the evening selling for $30.3 million.

The ‘Sunrise Ruby’, a 25.59-carat Burmese stone, smashed its high estimate of $16 million, and set a new world record for ruby at auction.

It also established a new world auction record for any ruby per carat and a new world auction record for any stone by Cartier.

The sum is three times the last record price for a ruby, which was set six months ago.

The  $30.3 million paid for the pearl also makes the Sunrise Ruby the world’s most expensive precious stone that is not a diamond.

Magnificent Ruby

David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division, said the exquisite stone truly deserved the multiple-record-breaking price this evening.

The Sunrise Ruby wasn’t the only shining star of the night.

The ‘Historic Pink Diamond’, an 8.72-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond sold for $15.9 million.

The exceptional diamond is believed to have been owned by Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon I, and was originally slated as the top lot of the auction.

The princess, who died in 1904, was also a relative of King George II and the tsar of Russia.

Her jewellery collection is considered second only to the collection of Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, Sotheby’s said.

The Fancy Vivid Pink diamond was believed among her jewels auctioned in Paris in 1904, shortly after her death.

It was later acquired by William Andrews Clark Sr, a U.S. senator, industrialist and entrepreneur who died in 1925. The stone was then passed to a daughter, Hugette Marcelle Clark, who died in 2011.

The diamond is also considered prized for its cut; a classic, non-modified version of the cushion, Sotheby’s said.

Among some of the other lots in the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale was a 190 carats Cartier custom-made diamond necklace, which sold for more than $7.24 million.

The piece was designed as a cascade of diamonds, the front accented with a floral motif and suspending a fringe of nine pear-shaped stones.

Magnificent Jewels Sale

A Kashmir sapphire and diamond brooch by Cartier sold for more than $6.1 million, setting a world auction record price for a Kashmir sapphire jewel.

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