Versace meets old European in this extravaganza of polished marbled floors, glittering teardrop chandeliers, gold-plated windows and mirror-lined corridors. The Reverie Saigon welcomes its visitors into a universe of elegant luxury.

Towering high above the rest of the city, the Reverie Saigon is dubbed the most extravagant hotel in all of Vietnam and is the only property of The Leading Hotels of the World group in Ho Chi Minh City.

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A lofty ambition, The Reverie Saigon sits at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City on the topmost floor of Times Square Building in District 1. The hotel’s grand debut in 2015, after 7 years of construction, is a catalyst towards the city’s finer luxury and is symbolic of Vietnam’s rapid development and urbanization. The Reverie Saigon transcends modern living to a palatial European splendor showcasing a dazzling collection of Italian branded furnishings and artwork throughout the entire complex. The hotel itself is most definitely a gallery of Italian haute designs.

Features of the swank rooms and crafty suites, the bar and an elegant spa retreat are expressions of the finest Italian artisan skills and design. The velvet bedding and noble designs create a homelike- extravagance. Nothing can top the hotel’s impeccable design, except by the vibrant night view of the city on the other side of the window.

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As a pearl of Southeast Asia, The Reverie Saigon will allow its visitors to set foot into an exotic realm of European and Asian cuisine. Experience French flavors at the Café Cardinal, a romantic indulgence at Romeo and Juliet, contemporary Italian fusion at the Royal Pavilion and classic trattoria dining at The Long.

Relax at the Spa, which offers impeccable service to those who wish to retreat into sky-high glamour as soon as they step down the curvaceous staircase.

“There is only one Saigon, and there is only one Reverie – culminating in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic and colorful destinations. You’ve never seen or experienced Vietnam like this before…” – The Reverie Saigon.

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Sources:
The Reverie Saigon, Daily Mail, Luxury London, Space

Ever imagined the life of the mega-rich? Sure they live in a gigantic house with private pool, wine cellar, probably movie theater, thought you have seen it all? Not till you see this one: Bel-Air Mega-Home called “The One.” Here it comes with not lap pool but infiniti pools plus the largest indoor pool in California, different mega-luxury facilities to go with something beautifully glowing and hopping!

Yoga on the beach anyone? Agent Chris Cortazzo is betting Malibu, Calif.’s famed yoga, surfing, flip-flop culture will entice a deep-pocked buyer to pony up for a new construction he is listing there. “Our lifestyle is outside. You could be in London and have a beautiful place, but if you can’t just be outdoors in a t-shirt and flip-flops, it’s a whole different lifestyle,” says Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker. “There’s sophistication to it, but also a casualness.”
Not casual? The home’s $57.5 million price tag.
The median sale price for a single-family home in Malibu was $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to appraiser Miller Samuel, up 14.3% year-over-year. Sales volume was up 20%, while inventory was flat. The local average price per square foot was $1,061.

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At over 8,000 square-feet, the home is near three times the size of the typical home build in America today. However, it is small for the price tag. At more than $7,000 per square foot, the home is asking more than five times the local average for homes sold and 50% higher than the per square foot price of the most expensive Malibu sale for which that figure is known.
Such sky-high per square foot asks are more common in Manhattan, where the average is $1,778 but the top 10% of the market averages $3,157. Manhattan’s highest price ever achieved–$100.47 million for a 10,923 square foot penthouse–worked out to about $9,200 a square foot.

Malibu’s highest ever sale closed in early May, when billionaire David Geffen sold a compound on the opposite side of town for $85 million. Public records do not show that home’s size either. The previous record, set in 2013, was $75 million. At about 20,000 square feet, that home went for $3,750 a square foot.

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The ask is high, but the never-lived in home is a beauty.
The build was completed last year and the Cape Cod-inspired compound hit the market in January. The main home has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and one half-bath. A separate guest house has an additional bedroom and bathroom. Situated on 1.72 acres the home boasts panoramic ocean views and beach access. There’s also a 70 by 25 foot pool and an outdoor pizza kitchen. “It’s just completely luxurious, and it’s ready to have a large party,” says Cortazzo.
Public records shield the identity of the owner of 33740 Pacific Coast Hwy. Cortazzo will not disclose the owner, but says it was built to sell. The current owner bought the property from Marta Kauffman, co-creator of the sitcom “Friends,” in 2007 for $10.7 million.
There are at least three more expensive properties publicly on the market in the beach-enclave right now. One house, located less than a mile away at 33218 Pacific Coast Hwy, is asking $60 million. A vacant plot is also asking $60 million. And a newly constructed modernist mansion recently listed for $80 million.

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Cortazzo thinks Malibu is just getting started, “I’ve never been so busy. I think people are understanding the value of Malibu, the lifestyle that Malibu has to offer, and it is really exciting to see it kick in.” He claims buyers who in the past would have bought in the Hamptons–New Yorkers’ favorite high-end beach getaway–are now looking to Malibu.
Jonathan Miller, CEO of Miller Samuel offers a different perspective: “Is Malibu having a moment? I feel like what it is doing is benefiting from some of what we are seeing at the high end of the market [nationally]. We are seeing more sellers becoming in sync with market conditions which leads to more sales.”

The Penthouse, The Silo, Cape Town

The crown jewel of the hotly anticipated Silo—designed by the prominent London architect Thomas Heatherwick and South Africa’s beloved hotelier Liz Biden—is the one-bedroom Penthouse. It offers stunning triple-aspect views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Along with more than 2,000 square feet of indoor living space decorated with an opulent mix of modern and colonial-style furnishings, the lavish suite comes with a 250-square-foot balcony that hovers over the city.


Above: Penthouse study at the Silo.

Suite Impériale, Ritz Paris

It’s hardly a surprise that the top suite in the lavishly restored Ritz Paris was inspired by the most famously pampered aristocrat in French history. Among the Suite Impériale’s vast salons overlooking the Place Vendôme is a replica of Marie-Antoinette’s bedroom at Versailles—what the hotel bills as a “sumptuous occasion to immerse oneself in 18th-century refinement.” The opulent retreat comes complete with period furnishings, fabrics, and wallpapers; intricate moldings and scrollwork; and a bathroom with a fireplace next to the tub in matching marble finishes.


Above: Suite Impériale at the Ritz Paris. Photo: Vincent-Leroux

The Harold S. Vanderbilt Penthouse, Intercontinental New York Barclay

The cherry on top of the Intercontinental New York Barclay’s recent $180 million renovation harks back to the glitz of 1920s New York City. It was during that time that railroad tycoon Harold S. Vanderbilt called this historic property home. The hotel’s 3,000-square-foot, two-bedroom Harold S. Vanderbilt Penthouse is an opulent revival of that glamorous time, featuring old maps of Manhattan and Vanderbilt family photos and a private fitness room.


Above: Penthouse at the Intercontinental New York.

Extreme WOW Suite, W Las Vegas

Nearly 25 years after “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” launched him into stardom, Lenny Kravitz has managed to reinvent himself as an interior designer. His latest handiwork is the Extreme WOW Suite at the W Las Vegas, created in collaboration with New York City’s Gensler architecture firm (known for such hospitality projects as Santa Barbara’s El Encanto and the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles). Sprawling nearly 2,400 square feet and complete with sweeping mountain views (even from the marble bathtub), the suite is all rococo glamour with its silvery grand piano, come-hither photographs, and seas of red velvet.


Above: Extreme WOW Suite at the W Las Vegas.

The Nashville Suite, Westin Nashville

Located on the 26th floor, the 2,000-square-foot Nashville Suite at the Westin Nashville is perched high enough to have stunning views of the city’s skyline through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The one-bedroom suite—complete with cheeky accents like a round king-size bed and see-through shower—is designed with entertainment in mind: There’s a Jacuzzi, pool table, dance floor, and even a Champagne tower. A dedicated butler can get the party started by arranging DJs, singer-songwriters, and, for those in search of a touch of gaudy Vegas in charming Nashville, painted ladies, mermaids, and living sushi models.


Above: The Nashville Suite at Westin Nashville.

Presidential Suite, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

No detail has been overlooked at the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto’s new Presidential Suite. The luxurious brocade that drapes the suite’s interiors was woven at a centuries-old Kyoto atelier that produces textiles for Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. The tea canisters that stock its living room were crafted by another ancient local artisan, who makes their lids seal just so. Along with more than 2,600 square feet of indoor space, the two-bedroom suite also has a 100-square-foot balcony, from which guests can take in the spectacular views of the 12th-century Myoho-in Temple.


Above: Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.

The Grand Terrace Suite, The Berkeley, London

Unveiled as part of a multimillion-dollar renovation at London’s Berkeley hotel, the chic new Grand Terrace Suite is a luxe and serene haven in the heart of Knightsbridge. The suite’s interiors are spacious and stylish, but the showstopper is the wide garden terrace with a dining table overlooking St. Paul’s Church. When the weather isn’t quite suited for alfresco dining, guests can borrow his-and-hers Burberry trenches from the suite’s closet.


Above: Grand Terrace Suite at the Berkeley.

The Chairman Suite, Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest’s Ritz-Carlton Suite might be the hotel’s largest and most expensive, but the recently debuted Chairman Suite is more desirable thanks to its distinctly luxurious design. The one-bedroom accommodation sits on a top-floor corner of the building, and features a lofty terrace as well as two full walls of angled, sloping windows that provide abundant views of the city’s skyline, as well as the pedestrian-only Fashion Street. Classically elegant, the living area has separate spaces for working, relaxing, and dining, and the bathroom is luxuriously clad in marble.


Above: Grand Terrace Suite at the Berkeley.

The Chairman Suite, Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest’s Ritz-Carlton Suite might be the hotel’s largest and most expensive, but the recently debuted Chairman Suite is more desirable thanks to its distinctly luxurious design. The one-bedroom accommodation sits on a top-floor corner of the building, and features a lofty terrace as well as two full walls of angled, sloping windows that provide abundant views of the city’s skyline, as well as the pedestrian-only Fashion Street. Classically elegant, the living area has separate spaces for working, relaxing, and dining, and the bathroom is luxuriously clad in marble.


Above: Presidential Penthouse at the U.S. Grant, San Diego.

Grand Palace Suite, St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami

Last summer, the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort unveiled three new four-bedroom signature suites with marble bathrooms, kitchenettes, media rooms, and spacious balconies that have uninterrupted ocean views. On the 23rd floor, two of these spectacular accommodations can be combined to create the 7,500-square-foot Grand Palace Suite. High above the rest of the resort, the oasis-like suite can comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests—with a St. Regis butler on call, of course.


Above: Grand Palace Suite at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami.

Source: Robb Report

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Built in 1966, the 34-story Centre Point building gained acclaim as one of London’s very first skyscrapers. The Grade II listed structure—which is located near Covent Garden and Soho in London’s West End—is now being reimagined as a luxurious residential community by local development company Almacantar. Slated to open this fall, the ritzy residential tower will feature 82 one- to five-bedroom units. The capstone will be a 7,223-square-foot duplex penthouse that offers sweeping views of Buckingham Palace and the West End.

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The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence is adorned with herringbone oak and limestone floors, stained oak panels, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the cityscape. Created for connoisseurs, the gourmet kitchen features Gaggenau appliances, black granite countertops, and black matte cabinets. The spacious master bedroom opens to a bathroom anchored by a freestanding tub, timber vanity, and limestone wall panels and floor tiles. A curvaceous terrace is silhouetted by the iconic Centre Point sign, giving residents the opportunity to see London from an entirely new vantagepoint.

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Residents will have access to the building’s swanky amenities, which include an indoor swimming pool, gym, spa and treatment rooms, and meeting areas. The jaw-dropping penthouse is currently listed for around $70 million.

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Soure: Robb Report

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The opulent homes in the village of Kings Point served as inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby—and this one reportedly inspired the set design for the 2013 film. Diehard fans who long to throw legendary parties of their own will want to snap up The Estate at Kings Point, an eight-acre waterfront property about 45 minutes from New York City. Built in 1928, the glitzy, glamorous establishment would have made Jay Gatsby himself proud.

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The immaculately manicured grounds showcase century-old trees, sculptured shrubs, and inlaid stone driveways. Fountains and statues (including a full-size replica of Michelangelo’s David) add old-world charm to the eye-popping estate. In the backyard, tennis courts and a stunning swimming pool outfitted with a cabana and swim-up bar are silhouetted by the water. A large dock that can accommodate a 200-foot yacht extends over Long Island Sound.

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The estate features 18 bedrooms and 32 bathrooms, which are spread across the original mansion and two smaller mansions that function as guest homes. Bedecked with marble, malachite, lapis lazuli, gold leaf, and agate, the extravagant interiors were designed to wow. The main Estate House—which has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and three half baths—is outfitted with everything from a 10-car garage to a 3,000-bottle wine cellar. Water-like marble inlaid with fish, floor-to-ceiling aquariums, and a sea medallion in the entry foyer create a sea theme, and a formal living room and dining room can effortlessly host a soiree or dinner party. The home is further equipped with a spa, sauna, hair salon, gym, racquetball court, wine vault, and lounge—all perfectly suited for Gatsby-style parties.

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Showcasing five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and three half baths, the Carriage House offers an equally indulgent stay. A casino room, pool, Moroccan spa, two-lane bowling alley, and theater solidify the home’s standing as a bona fide party zone. The Rodney House (equipped with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two half baths) includes a great room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, and a den. The estate is currently on the market for $85 million—a small price to pay for an estate this epic.

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Source: Robb Report