Travelweek Sao Paulo: Day 2
Today was another exciting day at Travelweek Sao Paulo making me wish there were more than 365 days in the year to travel! Here’s today’s Luxe Tiffany scoop: The Peninsula Paris will open August 1st near the Arc de Triomphe and will be one of the most high tech hotels in the world and beautiful Eiffel Tower views.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como, Italy now has its own Ferrari for guests to rent anytime and zip around in style. The hotel’s new branded champagne bar will open soon.
Speaking of champagne bars, Le Sirenuse in Positano’s champagne and oyster bar is a must-visit when in Positano this summer (open May-Oct).
Pink Panther fans, check yourself into the Peter Sellers suite at the Cristallo Palace Hotel & Spa in the Dolomites in Italy where the original Pink Panther was filmed.
For year round skiing, head to the 150 room Mont Cervin Palace in Zermatt, Switzerland where you can ski the glacier 12 months of the year. Your airport transfer to the hotel will be by horse and carriage! Richard Branson and his Virgin Hotel Group has signed an agreement to buy Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek in the winelands of South Africa (I just returned from this area and think Napa meets Africa. Stunning!) Indulge your palate with Uruguayan caviar, fondue and asado BBQ at the 32 bungalow Fasano Las Piedras Punta del Este in Uruguay this winter. Foodies will enjoy the food and wine festival October 12th.
In airline news, Air France will be launching its new First Class cabins this summer reducing its cabin from 8 seats to 4 for the privileged few. In Caribbean news, Hotel Christopher in St. Barths is expanding and will debut three new villas in 2015 (2) 3 BR and (1) 4 BR with full hotel services – great for families. Disney fans who love some luxury, Four Seasons Orlando opens this August with 444 rooms and rooms fit for Cinderella and her prince.
If you’re headed to Asia, there are brand new beach villas at the very private and zen Datai in Langkawi in Malaysia. (13) 1BR and (1) 2BR. If you want access to the very best of China, book Wild China and you can explore Marco Polo’s Silk Road and even try desert trekking in the footsteps of Genghis Khan.
Little fun fact: the new Brando Hotel in French Polynesia makes its own honey. Kind of sweet. So that’s just a taste of what was happening today. Is your passport ready?!