In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Celebrate this Lunar New Year at Amankora Bhutan lodge resort, own the road with Overfinch’s Range Rover Dragon Edition, and more.
Celebrate This Lunar New Year At Amankora Bhutan Lodge Resort
In the luxury lodge resort of Amankora, Bhutan, immerse in the rich culture of the Buddhist Kingdom this Lunar New Year. An array of activities is available for guests of all ages, from a Dragon’s Dinner—a Bhutanese feast of fiery chillies and local spices—to archery and darts competitions. Guests may also partake in a Thunder Dragon blessing or the lighting of 108 butter lamps in the country’s most iconic temples and monasteries in the valleys. Book your stay or find out more from their website.
Own The Road With Overfinch’s Range Rover Dragon Edition
To celebrate this Lunar New Year, Range Rover’s enhancement specialist Overfinch is launching the Dragon Edition—an exclusive re-interpretation of the 2024 Range Rover. Inspired by the Chinese Dragon, Overfinch has curated eight bespoke augmented packages, each embodying symbols of power and prosperity. The dragon theme comes to life through a multi-coloured embroidery detailing in its leather, hand-laid graphics in the veneers, and a dragon emblem outlined on the gear selector. This latest limited edition four-wheel will be offered as a conversion programme for existing Range Rover owners and has a price tag of USD250,000 (RM1,191,500).
Zenith Presents First-Ever Boutique Editions Of Its Pilot Timepieces
Zenith is introducing the first-ever Boutique editions of the Pilot Automatic and Pilot Big Date Flyback timepieces with blue dials, accompanied by the thematic ICONS: PILOT capsule collection. These classic Pilot timepieces are meticulously restored and certified by the Manufacturer’s Heritage Department. This relaunched Pilot collection takes cues from aviation history, maintaining the essential codes of durability and legibility. The line’s first Boutique edition focuses on a deep shade of blue, reminiscent of the night sky. The Pilot Automatic features a 40mm stainless steel case with a distinct flat-top round bezel, oversized luminescent Arabic numerals on the dial, a 60-hour power reserve, and interchangeable straps. Meanwhile, the Pilot Date Flyback is housed in a 42.5mm stainless steel case, highlighting the latest El Primero automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre with a big date and flyback function. These timepieces are now exclusively available at Zenith’s online and physical boutiques worldwide.
Christian Louboutin’s New TRX Boutique Is A Portugal-Inspired Cosy Haven
Christian Louboutin recently celebrated the opening of its newest boutique at The Exchange TRX, offering a wide selection of everyday wear, leather goods, shoes, and accessories for both men and women. Inspired by Louboutin’s holiday house in Portugal, the store is designed as a cosy intimate home for all who visit. Upon entering the boutique, visitors are greeted by polished facades covered in the house’s signature red scales and gold accents along the windows. The interior features a blend of soft shapes and fine materials in vivid shades and textures. A dedicated room for women is set against a backdrop of white wooden cladding with green salt panels, while the men’s room adopts a similar composition but with a gold twist. The boutique also offers a space for special occasions and VIP clients.
de Gournay Partners With Artist Wanbing Huang For A Bespoke CNY Wallpaper Design
de Gournay, the renowned brand specialising in the finest handmade wallcoverings, collaborates with Chinese artist Wanbing Huang to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The installation art Yan Yan, crafted by Huang, is transformed into a bespoke de Gournay hand-painted wallpaper design. The art installation, currently displayed at The Middle House in Shanghai from now until 17 February, pays tribute to Suan Ni, the fifth son of the Dragon in Chinese mythology. Through the exploration of ancient Chinese star maps, Huang conceived a new prototype of the auspicious beast to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. For more information, visit de Gournay’s website.
Experience Modern Traveling With Rimowa At The Exchange TRX
The recent opening of Rimowa’s boutique in The Exchange TRX marks the world’s first global Terrazzo façade for a Rimowa store. Its interiors feature a blend of textures and elements, juxtaposing the rugged allure of wood and Terrazzo with the elegance of its iconic aluminium suitcases, complemented by the soft, rounded features of its furniture. From Rimowa’s timeless suitcases to vanity cases and accessories, there’s a lot to discover. Encouraging more convenient, mobility options this year, Rimowa showcases its Signature nylon bag collection that is durable, lightweight and sophisticated. Made with eco-friendly, sustainable materials, this Signature collection is perfectly suited for both daily and travel needs.
A Valentine’s Special At The Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental has prepared a variety of offerings to treat your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. The occasion begins with a decadent dinner for two at the Mandarin Grill, featuring a delectable selection of fresh oysters, veal tenderloin, and more (RM550). Vegetarian options (RM420) are also available, with both set menus inclusive of champagne. Then, relish in a relaxing spa day with the ‘Romance of Rose’ treatment (RM1,550) that begins with a gentle sea salt scrub, followed by a full body massage with renewing rose oil. Additionally, couples may indulge in the ‘Revitalising Eye Treatment’ (RM220) designed to rejuvenate and refresh the delicate eye area.