Thursday, June 18, 2009 3:55PM - By Joe Wertz
The Maldives are renowned for tranquil beauty, for obvious reasons, but the sparkling aquamarine waters also serve as home to some of the Indian Ocean’s most diverse marine life. Guests at the luxurious Diva Resort are a short boat-ride away from some of the top diving locations anywhere in the world. The resort’s villas, protected by a lagoon, have a stairway that leads directly into the water, floors covered with Maldivian wood and room textiles imported from Paris. The sandy and turquoise-hued indoor décor matches the palette of the sea and the resort has several restaurants that serve both local and international delicacies. [via adelto]
Friday, May 15, 2009 4:00PM - By Joe Wertz
MOST EXPENSIVE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: Most of us have simple demands when it comes to travel lodging– a bed, a bathroom, a TV and wi-fi. There are others, however, whose demands far eclipse the simple convenience of your basic hotel room. When the world’s most wealthy travelers take a vacation for their own, they are treated to suites that cover entire floors of a hotel building, rooms that include a personal butler, hell– some even come with their own private helicopter, which is why we are here to talk about the most expensive hotel in the world! Take a peek into the experience of the world’s most wealthy travelers. Here are 10 of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world.
Friday, May 15, 2009 12:30PM - By Alex Ion
One of the finest holiday resorts in Turkey, Bodrum is a charming little port town on the Aegean Coast. Perfect for the sun-worshipper, the devotee of the deep, the avid sailor or the disco fan, one of the most amazing places in Bodrum is at Macakizi. A pontoon beach club where Instabul’s elite spend their time, Macakizi is located in a secluded corner in one of Bodrum’s prettiest bays. With plain, spacious rooms and amazing views over “the land of eternal blue”, this simple-chic resort is where the true Turkish experience comes to life. We wouldn’t mind losing ourselves for a couple of weeks at Macakizi… [via TheCoolHunter]
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:30PM - By Mike Payne
The words “Decadent and Depraved” won’t appear on the official marketing materials for this Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. 39 years ago, however, those were the very words used by iconic journalist Hunter S. Thompson to describe this classic American sporting event. “It’s a fantastic scene– thousands of people fainting, crying, copulating, trampling each other and fighting with broken whiskey bottles…”
In one of his most significant works, Thompson made his own experience the spectacle of the event he was tasked to cover, and it was there that his own unique brand of journalism would be born. Want to experience that for yourself? Here is our guide on how to re-live this year’s Kentucky Derby in the spirit of Hunter S. Thompson. Don’t forget to pack your whiskey– or your mace.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:00PM - By Alex Ion
Long known as a base camp for serious mountain expeditions, the amazing Salto Chico has evolved into an oasis for adventure and leisure. Set on the shores of Lake Pehoé in the Chilean Patagonia, the white stark structure lays at the foot of one of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the world (Torres del Paine) and welcomes you for Mother Nature’s best. With a special combination of rugged mountains, pristine turquoise lakes, rolling grasslands, playful clouds and the mighty glowing-blue glaciers, there is something about Patagonia and the Salto Chico hotel that makes you feel alive. [via TheScoutMag]
Monday, February 16, 2009 3:00PM - By Joe Wertz
A boutique beach retreat built amid a forest of gum trees, Sydney’s Pretty Little Beach House looks pretty spectacular. You won’t find trendy house music or flat-screen televisions adorning the small, independent resort, which has wisely shrugged off all-out opulence for relaxed luxury. Each of the resort’s three, private beach pavilions come with private pools and villas outfitted with plush, natural linens and warm, modern furnishings. Visitors who’ve had their fill of soaking and dolphin watching in nearby Tallow Beach will dine on a menu created by renowned Sydney chef Steve Manfredi. [via coolhunter]
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:30PM - By Mike Payne
Super Bowl XLIII is just a matter of days away, and you’re going to miss it. You promised a co-worker that you’d go to his shitty Super Bowl party with the crappy beer, bad food and undersized TV. Super Bowl Sunday is looking to be a letdown, and you’re going to be stuck waiting until next year to truly celebrate this holiest of Sundays. Not so, StyleCrave reader, not so. If you make a few smart, quick moves today– you could get your cold tail down to sunny Tampa Bay for Super Bowl number 43. And if you are gonna do it, you might as well do it right– do it the StyleCrave way…
Friday, December 5, 2008 2:30PM - By Mike Payne
You could use a getaway, couldn’t you. This time of year, there isn’t a better place to be in North America than Acapulco, Mexico. The gem of the Mexican Riviera, Acapulco was a classic retreat for the movie stars of old– and a top destination for the A-listers of today. At a glance, Acapulco looks like a leisurely hotspot on the Mediterranean with its climbing jungle hills falling right into the sea. In person, this city on the sea is filled with rich, vibrant culture and cuisine. Acapulco also sports its own international airport, allowing flights in from most major US cities. Book it, you could use a vacation. Hell, book a ticket for us, too!
(images courtesy: their respective owners via flickr)
Friday, November 7, 2008 1:07PM - By Alex Ion
The financial crisis and the high fuel prices we’ve seen this year, turned out to be bad news for private jet companies. Same things happened to jet manufacturers like Cessna or Hawker Beechcraft, who recently decided it’s time for some layoffs. However, things are going forward for Bombardier Aerospace, who’s been hiring 500- 700 more people to make sure their Learjet 85 business jet is being produced as planned. But why are we telling you all these? Because Bombardier knows how to market. I’ve just visited Learjet85.com and I’m telling you, if I were one of those multi-billion guys out there, I’d definitely buy a spacious, sophisticated and luxurious Learjet85. [via Luxist]