This Week In Luxury: Fifth Avenue Hotel’s New Era Of Lifestyle And Culture, The Arceau Petite Lune Timepiece By Hermès, And More.

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: The Fifth Avenue Hotel champions a new era of design, art and food, the Hermès Arceau Petite Lune timepiece is a celestial charm, and more.


The Fifth Avenue Hotel Champions A New Era of Design, Art, and Food

Discover the Leading Hotels of the World’s (LHW) spring collection as they welcome six new hotels to its prestigious portfolio. Among them, book a stay at The Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York that recently opened in December last year. The hotel features 110 rooms and 43 suites, each adorned with dainty romantic touches and dramatic prints, along with three event spaces and two new social gathering areas. Guests may hit-up the Portrait Bar for sophisticated cocktails in a cosy, wood-panelled retreat featuring an exceptional art collection. Meanwhile, in Café Carmellini, indulge in traditional Italian and French cuisine with a classic New York twist.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel

The Hermès Arceau Petite Lune Timepiece Is A Celestial Charm

The Arceau Petite Lune timepiece by Hermès is an understated creation adorned with mother-of-pearl, midnight blue lacquer, and sparkling diamonds, inviting wearers on a journey through a celestial night sky. Originally designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978, its round shape and stirrup-inspired design pay homage to the brand’s equestrian heritage. The steel case features asymmetrical lugs, a gem-set crown, and an embellishment of 70 diamonds, while the celestial dial showcases a glowing moon and a constellation of diamonds. Powered by the Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement, this timepiece displays hours, minutes, and moon-phase functions, and is finished with a sapphire-blue alligator strap.


Tumi Collaborates With McLaren On The Tumi McLaren Extreme Capsule

This collaboration between Tumi and McLaren features a collection of three high-performance bags designed to meet the needs of the everyday traveller, as well as the British off-road racing team as they journey to remote locations around the world. The new collection is unlined, lightweight and water-resistant, and debuts products such as the Terrain Backpack, Throttle Duffel and Rally Sling. The packaging for the collection is also designed with a focus on sustainability and creating low environmental impact. In fact, each product will come in a reusable compression storage bag packaged in a small thin box when purchased online. The collection is now available online and in Tumi stores worldwide.



HSBC Unveils Premier Elite For HNWIs

The latest offering from HSBC looks to offer high-net worth individuals (HNWIs) services and complimentary privileges that are tailored to their lifestyle. Premier Elite, which has just launched, addresses a market in which total liquid assets held by affluent individuals are estimated at US$307 billion (RM1.45 trillion). The Premier Elite account—which is open to customers with a total relationship balance of RM3 million and above—offers wealth solutions curated by HSBC’s Chief Investment Officer, with access to newly issued bonds/sukuks and private placements, as well as international banking services with tax advisory support provided by HSBC’s partners. Its Elite Concierge service also provides lifestyle benefits, including priority booking and complimentary offers at selected Michelin-starred restaurants, 2x complimentary airport limousine services at selected airports locally and abroad, and 24/7 global medical assistance with arrangements for emergency evacuation and repatriation, among a slew of other benefits. In conjunction with its launch, HSBC Premier Elite customers who invest or purchase an insurance plan with a minimum of RM3 million placement will also be rewarded with a limited-edition 999.9 pure gold banknote.


Experience Cinematic History With ArtScience Museum’s Upcoming Goddess Exhibition

The upcoming exhibition Goddess: Brave. Bold. Beautiful. is set to make its much-anticipated Asian debut at Marina Bay Sands Singapore’s ArtScience Museum on 6 April. This showcase celebrates the legacy of screen legends who have gallantly reshaped narratives and pushed boundaries over 120 years of cinematic history, spanning silent film to contemporary television. Originating from ACMI, Australia’s national museum of screen culture in Melbourne, this refreshed version offers a diverse exploration of global cinematic influences, with particular emphasis on Asian film stars from Hong Kong, Japan, India and Singapore. Presenting an extensive curated collection of more than 150 costumes, behind-the-scenes photographs, archival materials, immersive projections and more, this exhibition aims to highlight the multifaceted roles of women in film.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

The Boss Spring Summer 2024 Eyewear Capsules For Men Is Going Green With Style

The Spring/Summer 2024 Boss eyewear collection for men is introducing a range of sunglasses and optical frames crafted from advanced materials and decked with signature accents. The collection includes three capsules: the Style & Expression Bold Signature and Light Signature pieces are designed with sustainability in mind, utilising bio-based and recycled materials like Acetate Renew and Tritan Renew; the Style & Expression Signature Light Metal offers lightweight volumes and polished colour treatments; and the Functional and Comfort includes fresh colours and transparent shades for a more contemporary look.


escentials Expands Footprint With Its Largest Boutique At The Exchange TRX

escentials, the luxury niche beauty chain under the LUXASIA group, has recently expanded its presence in Malaysia with the launch of its second store at The Exchange TRX. Reflecting a fresh aesthetic approach, the boutique spans an impressive 1,043 square feet, with a blend of softness through selected materials and textures, and deliberate lighting arrangements to showcase their coveted brands—Amouge, Loewe, Penhaligon’s, Van Cleef & Arpels and more. New additions to the market such as French fine perfume house Matiere Premiere and Italian apothecary house Santa Maria Novella are also showcased in this boutique.


Samsung Malaysia Invites You To A New Era Of Innovations

On 27 March at 9pm, tune in to Samsung Malaysia’s Youtube livestream as it unveils its latest innovations of 2024. Cutting-edge technology takes things up a notch with stunning visuals, rich and immersive audio. Witness the power of artificial intelligence as it revolutionises modern televisions.


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