The Maldives isn't exactly lacking in novel luxury hotels, but well-heeled travelers with a view to mitigate their carbon footprint can now check into what's being promoted as the Maldives' first entirely solar-powered five star resort. Finolhu Villas comprises 52 solar-powered villas located on an exclusive island in the Indian Ocean.
While the vast majority of us will never be able to relate to this "problem," it is
conceivable that the world's super-rich could eventually get bored of
cruising the same ol' Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. Reaching more
remote, less hospital locations, however, would take a special kind of
yacht ... and that's just what the ice-breaking SeaXplorer is intended
The pricing of Vertu's newest smartphone might still be a little insane for most people, but the device does at least have top tier components to complement its luxury hand-crafted build. There's also a nice design touch on offer in the form of a pair of fetching-yet-functional gull-wing doors on the back of the case.
Companies the world over are clamoring to release licensed merchandise ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The recent Force Friday saw numerous products
launched on an expectant public, but while most are priced between a
few dollars and a few hundred dollars, rarer items come with a heftier
price tag. One example of the latter is the limited-edition Star Wars
watch from Devon, which will set Star Wars fans with very deep pockets
Having targeted younger buyers with the Wraith last year, Rolls-Royce has decided to turn its hand to the four-seat cabriolet. The new Rolls-Royce Dawn is aimed at delivering the same whisper quiet, ultra luxurious experience to those who want to enjoy top-down motoring without all the windy, noisy hassle.
We've seen teasers and spy shots, now full details of the Bentley Bentayga SUV have been revealed. Described by Bentley as the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world, the 12-cylinder, 600 hp Bentayga makes 0-60 mph in four seconds and has a top speed of 187 mph ... and there's plenty of technology to boot.
The work of one of the most famous and lasting names from the Modern Art movement was the inspiration for two Swiss companies to come together on a high-end clock collaboration. Called Arachnophobia, the timepiece references the Maman, a spider sculpture created by the iconic artist Louise Bourgeois.
Mercedes has added yet another string to its top-end luxury bow with a new variant of the S-Class. The S-Class Cabriolet joins long wheelbase, short wheelbase, coupe and super luxurious Maybach versions of Mercedes' flagship, backed by the bold claim that it is the world's most luxurious convertible.
Elvis got about in one and Keith Moon drove a one into a pool (or so the urban myth goes) – now in a nod to its long list of rock'n'roll clientele, Rolls Royce has announced an "Inspired by Music" version of the Wraith, which packs in a 1300 W, 18-channel bespoke speaker system.
Armored vehicles aren't typically the most luxurious, what with safety rather taking precedence. Vehicle conversion firm Lexani, however, has shown that this need not be the case. Its new B6-armored Toyota Land Cruiser both affords protection and boasts a host of fancy features.