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New World Development, a leader in property, retail and hotel development, last year announced its plans for Victoria Dockside, a $2.6 billion, 3 million square foot art and design district, on the promenade of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Set to fully open in 2019, the mixed-use development will offer Grade A office space, an ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotel, Rosewood Residences, and premier art, design and leisure experiences with views of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island. But in April, 2018, Victoria Dockside’s newest event, #MakeWaves, is set to begin. It will take place at the K11 ATELIER, a creative workspace in the new Victoria Dockside neighborhood, set to reinvigorate the area, and create a top destination for both Hong Kong residents and its 60 million annual visitors. K11 Atelier is the first office tower under the K11 brand, whose office space opened late last year. The luxury hotel and…

Portugal known for many things — Port Wine, Tapas, Fado music, ceramic tiles, but it has also become known for its exceptional sleep product, the Persono luxury mattress. Opened in 2003, Persono is a company created by a team whose sole purpose is to manufacture a mattress masterpiece. Persono offers mattress collections that have been developed to optimize comfort, all meeting the needs of the most demanding customers. As Persono’s logo states, “The mattress dimensions are what you choose — nothing is standard: the only standard is you.” The Persono mission is defined by one essential: helping the consumer sleep well. Their products are handmade, using the most advanced materials that are completely made to measure. Though Persono began its journey in Portugal, its luxury brand has now moved worldwide. The mattresses have been exhibited at the Brussels Furniture Fair, IMM Cologne, Maison & Object and Mueble Zaragoza. Mattresses Fit…

Artist: Bita Vakili The CAMA Gallery Of Iranian Art in Teheran has become a new international market leader in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art. Their success has been so substantial that CAMA has recently announced the opening of their new London gallery, with an inaugural exhibition of nineteen contemporary Iranian artists. The exhibition, entitled “Sensation” is dedicated to the various works of artistic luminaries from Iran. While the works of all the artists are vastly diverse in theme and style ranging from hyper-realistic painting to calligraphy, each piece selected is focused on stimulating all the senses of the viewer. The artists whose work are exhibited are  Bita Vakili, Meghdad Lorpour, Behrang Samadzadegan, Mojtaba Tajik, Flora Feizbakshsh, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi, Saeid Ahmadzadeh, Morteza Pourhosseini, Elham Yazdanian, Babak Roshaninejad, Ali Nedaei, Tahereh Samadi Tari, Ojan Shirozhan, Mostafa Nourbakhsh, Fereydoon Omidi, Maryam Salour, Mohsen Jamalinik and Mohammad Tabatabai. Iranian Art Making Its…

The evolution, then the process, of re-imagining one thing into another can be a lengthy process. And when it comes to the creation of a new hotel based on the foundations of an established one, the process can be even more complex on multiple levels. The levels often involve repurposing, redevelopment, and rebranding combined. The renowned Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, opened in 1996, is a recent example. Its process of redevelopment began in 2015, and now by March of 2018, will officially be recreated into a new entity: the new Park MGM Las Vegas. Recently, we saw what had been done and what was planned. Most of the hotel’s 2,700 rooms have been renovated. And, the property’s 290 guestrooms on its upper floors will be rebranded as the NoMad Las Vegas. This project will be completed by the end of 2018. NoMad is a boutique brand, whose original hotel is…

The coming of winter is often a happy time, as defines a well-earned rest from all forms of Harvest, and to celebrate holiday gatherings. Synchronously, it is also a time when, due to cold and snow, every cell enlivens upon seeing twinkling lights on Holiday trees and wreaths, coupled the scent of good food everywhere. It is also a time where many European River cruise lines sail to the many European Christmas Markets, taking their guests to discover the Christmas Market spirit on the major rivers of Europe, especially the Rhine and the Danube. Viking River Cruises, AMA Waterways, and others take to these rivers during the season of Advent, the four weeks prior to December 25th. This is when Christians celebrate, through tree lighting, gift-giving, and carol-singing, the coming, or the advent, of the birth of Jesus on December 25th. Long History of the Street Market The Christmas Market…