Maximizing luxury travel experiences
This issue explores the concept of 'best of luxury travel', delving into some of the world's best experiences, cruises, hotels and destinations. We hope you enjoy the luxury of flipping through the pages of our beautifully designed magazine and planning your next luxury vacation.
ODE travel Magazine is all about enjoying travel. For some of our readers, it's a luxurious beach getaway, while for others, it's about fresh cultural experiences. From off the beaten track adventures to exquisite city hotels and luxury resorts, our readers want to know about the latest and greatest in luxury travel. Our aim is to bring them inspiration and information on leading luxury brands.
Travelers looking for luxury travel want their dreams to become reality. They are looking for something unique that exceeds their expectations, along with outstanding service that meets their needs and desires. This includes exclusivity, privacy and everything from relaxation to adventure, as well as pampering and extras.
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AN IMMERSIVE HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE ARRIVES IN AN ANCIENT OASIS brand’s first property in the Middle East, Habitas AlUla charts a new course across a land unfamiliar to the modern traveler -The serene resort pathways lead guests up to each of the 96 guest rooms which span three tiers: premium Celestial Villas, Alcove Villas and Canyon Villas, as well as to the yoga deck, wellness and fitness centers, restaurant, and swimming pool. Each of these spaces is constructed from ethically-sourced organic materials which blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings. This minimally invasive build model, along with the property’s sustainable construction methods, are the Habitas calling cards: modular-build, low impact design that does virtually no harm to the environment, creating an organic space in which meaningful experiences of all kinds will spring to life. Habitas AlUla is the true embodiment of the brand’s six programming pillars: music, wellness, adventure, culture, learning, and culinary, all of which are meticulously developed to immerse guests within the region’s authentic culture and natural environment. This is illustrated through programming that accommodates art and culture walks, canyon trekking, yoga, meditation and breathwork. Habitas will leverage its musical roots to create and curate sounds from the region’s unique talents, and showcase them for guests through the medium of a concert series.
The enchantment of Freedom
The scent of the sea, the sound of the wind, the taste of freedom: experience all this by stepping on board an Itama yacht. The ultimate Italian open yacht, the Itama 62RS, has undergone a technological and stylistic overhaul, offering a totally maritime and emotionally rich experience to all fans of the brand. The Itama 62RS took to the stage at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 in an even more Mediterranean, sporty and elegant guise: blue as the sea and free as the wind in style and innovation that make this yacht even more appealing. A timeless classic and a blend of agility, power and elegance, the new version writes a new chapter in Itama's history and is sure to capture the hearts of lovers of sailing in direct contact with the water.The yacht is uniquely personalisable, offering owners the chance to choose the hull colour and foredeck layout to best reflect their aesthetic taste.
One of the most exquise stay experiences in the world
After seven years of construction, Atlantis The Royal finally opened its doors last February. An exceptional new landmark in Dubai. The resort welcomes guests to an experience that will completely redefine their perspective of luxury. Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, this is a destination where everything has been designed to challenge the boundaries of imagination. Atlantis The Royal ignites the horizon with a collection of 795 elegant Rooms, Suites and Signature Penthouses. Featuring stunning views of the Dubai skyline and Arabian Sea, 44 of the Suits and Signature Penthouses have private infinity pools. The resort delivers a curated array of awe-inspiring experiences, inviting guests to swim amongst the clouds in sky pools, be dazzled by fountains that breathe fire or dine at more celebrity chef restaurants than anywhere else in the world. Guests are taken on a journey of the impossible, with artful masterpieces, iconic entertainment and beautiful craftsmanship at every turn, where the highest level of service sets a new standard in excellence. Atlantis The Royal is the place where something incredible happens at every moment. Atlantis The Royal is home to collection of some of the most elegant hotel rooms and suites in Dubai, designed to immerse guests in absolute comfort and unparalleled luxury. Beyoncé attends the Atlantis The Royal Grand Reveal Weekend, a new ultra-luxury resort on January 21, 2023 in Dubaï United Arab Emirates
Into the eyes of
' Miquel Angel ' Photographer
Born in Barcelona, Miquel Angel began his communion with nature. Since he didn’t want to keep the images just in his mind and became fond of photography, and did a three year course specializing in this subject at the Joaquin Muntaner school in Barcelona. Journeys and nature are his great passion and he dedicated to them all his time and economical resources that he could .
He traveled a lot and photographed the nature of many places: Svalbard, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Poland, Canada, United-States, Alaska, Argentina, Japan, Tanzania, The Falkland Islands, Spain etc. One thing leads to another, and with his images captured from his journeys he has participated in a large amount of National and International photography competitions receiving regognitions and awards in many of them: Wildlife photographer of the year NHM, Sony awards, Nature best, and much more.
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld
2023 would have marked the 40th anniversary of Karl Lagerfeld's arrival at Chanel but also the 90th anniversary of the designer. Chanel, Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi or his eponymous brand ... Karl Lagerfeld is at the origin of a creations without equivalent in the history of fashion. Chanel is without doubt the house whose history is intrinsically linked to that of the designer of the creator who ensured the artistic direction of the collections for several decades and who was at the origin of iconic pieces. If Gabrielle Chanel has created the famous bag 2.55 bag in 1955, Karl is at the origin of several other emblematic models of the house such as the Timeless, the Boy, the Gabrielle or the Gabrielle or a reissue of the 2.55 for the 50th anniversary of the model in 2005.
Karl Lagerfeld has also left his mark on fashion history with his spectacular decors and the limited edition bags created for the occasion. A "Lait de Coco" minaudiere in the shape of a milk carton for the Shopping Center for the Fall-Winter 2015 fashion show, a red and white leather mini-bouée bag for the 2018/2019 Cruise collection "La Pausa" where Karl had imagined a huge liner under the glass roof of the Grand Palais or a Timeless "Sand By The Sea" in transparent vinyl whose double walls are filled with sand on the occasion of the "Chanel beach" of the Spring-Summer 2019 fashion show.
Two-Star Michelin Cuisine
Not only is the Palais Royal a listed site and the “most beautiful garden in Paris”, it is also home to this wonderful culinary experience in an exclu- sive setting: Palais Royal Restaurant. Hidden under the columns of the Palais-Royal, you will find a restaurant that has been awarded 2 Michelin Guide Star in 2022. It can serve up to thirty people at a time and offers a sophisticated atmosphere with contemporary and modest cuisine. The décor was designed by Christophe Tollemer with its own identity that is consistent throughout, blending the Palais Royal Restaurant into its surrounding environment. On sunny days, the terrace is transformed to offer lunch and dinner in the middle of the garden. The combination of his Greek heritage and his fundamental training in French gastronomy at the Institut Paul Bocuse give the Palais Royal Restaurant’s two Michelin-starred Chef a unique culinary identity. Former member of Joël Robuchon’s exclusive team, Philip Chronopoulos stands out due to his experience in various prestigious and exacting establishments before taking over the kitchens of the Palais Royal Restaurant in 2015. Having been awarded his first star in 2017, he received his second in 2022. In 2020, he expanded his portfolio to become Executive Chef of the Nolinski hotels in Paris and Venice, the latter being scheduled to open in 2023. This new venue will include a gourmet restaurant, “Palais Royal Restaurant Venezia”.
BAR & LOUNGE
This French Riviera-themed cocktail and live music venue in Hollywood is another place with stellar views and lots of champagne to choose from. The drinks are mostly vodka- and gin-based and easy to sip while watching the snazzy musical acts.
HOTELS & RESORTS
Live the wild life !
Experience an unforgettable night in nature in a luxurious Jungle Bubble in the lush jungles of northern Thailand. Enjoy authentic Anantara luxury as you spend an evening and a night just metres from wandering herds of elephants. Arrive at sunset for romantic dining on your deck as you watch these majestic creatures settle in for the night. Then retreat to air-conditioned comfort for exquisite views of the night sky, and awaken with the elephants at the first break of dawn.
Timeless moments in
CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC MANSION
Amal Qamber is an architectural designer with over 20 years of experience in the world of architectural design, working in architectural firms abroad in Bahrain doing designs for numerous residential and commercial projects. "My primary passion has always been interior design and so shortly after focusing on interior design in the USA, the Atria Design firm was born." - Amal Qamber. This creative designer full of out of the box and modern ideas likes to design elegant and functional spaces, always trying in all her projects, to exceed the expectations of her clients. When conceptualizing a design, she imagines herself living inside the space, to help her create beautiful yet practical interiors. The basis of her designs is functionality, aesthetics and creativity, with influence from the European and Mediterranean color palette, she is not limited to her own style and taste and keeps her eye open for new and exciting ideas.
Into the eyes of
'Isa Ebrahim' Photographer
INDIA - A Bishnoi family in their house outside Jodhpur city. Bishnoi is a religious sect lives in the Western Desert in Rajasthan, and follows a set of 29 principles set by Guru Jambheshwar (1451 – 1536), who founded the sect in 1485, According to Jambheshwar’s principles, all forms of life must be protected. Ten of their 29 principles are directed towards personal hygiene and maintaining good basic health, seven for healthy social behaviour and four tenets are directed towards the worship to God.
ORIENT EXPRESS TRAIN
Once upon a time...
140 years ago, Georges Nagelmackers turned his dream into reality by launching the first luxury Orient Express trains. Today, the legend continues with the unveiling of the future Orient Express train. Completely re-imagined, the old historic carriages, disappeared, forgotten, and then found again, are back in service. Prior to its launch in 2025, Orient Express reveals its never-before-seen décors revealed in Paris in an immersive exhibition.
© Maxime d Angeac Martin Darzacq
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Bentley has worked with students on the Intelligent Mobility MA course at London’s Royal College of Art to create a collection of visionary design concepts for display in Germany and in Europe in early 2023. The students’ designs were first shown as Bentley Projects at The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in September, as part of Motion, Autos, Art, Architecture – an exhibition exploring the intersection of automobile design and art, curated by the Norman Foster Studio.
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