Week in Luxury: Haute Travel, a Monogram Collection & Desirable Watches
The Madison Hotel, Washington DC
Barack Obama and his team are preparing for the US president's inauguration this month. But the POTUS and his entourage won't be the only VIPs in Washington DC. After a recent restoration, The Madison Hotel is offering guests an Inaugural Town and Country package for two, priced at $47,000, which includes a social media butler, a private Presidential Inauguration Tour and a shopping spree at Brookes Brothers.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee last year, has received one more tribute. Bespoke interior design studio, The Gallery, has renovated the 8th floor Royal Suite at The InterContinental Park London. The décor for the Royal Suite is inspired by the British monarch's elegance and sophistication.
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Rolls Royce Flying Lady
Rolls-Royces' heritage, and milestones, have been marked with new editions of its iconic The Flying Lady figurine. The luxury car marquee has just unveiled a new versions of the iconic hood ornament made from gold and sterling silver.
In Dubai, real estate developer Damac is offering certain property buyers the 2014 Audi R8, which is worth $136,121, if they buy one of their penthouses - worth $11million - at the Burjside Boulevard. This offer is part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, and is seriously tempting, right?
Louis Vuitton has updated its Monogram collection with the Majestueux collection. It features three types of pieces - the shoulder bag, the handy tote and the wallet - all made from ostrich, python, lizard, grosgrain leather.
Watch collectors will like this timepiece. Rolex has unveiled the Daytona Rainbow, a collection of rainbow-hued (naturally!) watches. The 18k yellow gold watch comes with a bezel set with 36 sapphires that reflect the colours of the rainbow. And 36 diamonds add more glitz.
Blancpain 2013 St-Valentin watch. Image via Timezone
But for those looking to shower the woman in their life with a sweet and heartfelt gift, this Blancpain watch is perfect. Their 2013 St-Valentin watch comes with five red-lacquered mother-of-pearl marquetry hearts set on a mother-of-pearl dial, while diamonds add dazzle. But be warned, only 99 pieces of this romantic gift are available.