This Week In Luxury: Jumeirah’s First Hotel In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, The Woodward And Blancpain’s Easter Collaboration, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Jumeirah Group debuts its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Le Carrousel egg by The Woodward and Blancpain is a decadent Easter treat, and more.

Jumeirah Group Debuts Its First Hotel In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Located in Jabal Omar, the Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah is a short walk from the Great Mosque of Makkah. The hotel is designed to provide guests with the best experience of the deeply significant life event of visiting the holy city of Makkah. With 1,121 rooms and eight dining destinations—along with six more soon in tow—Jumeirah aims to enrich the overall experience through unparalleled attention to detail and personalised service. For more information or to book, visit


The Le Carrousel Egg By The Woodward And Blancpain Is A Decadent Easter Treat

The Woodward and Maison Blancpain have teamed up to present a special Easter chocolate creation crafted by pastry chef Titouan Claudet. Influenced by Blancpain’s flagship masterpiece, the Le Carrousel egg features a delicate almond and coffee praline, creamy coffee caramel, Gruyère cream, and caramelised almond crisp—all enveloped in Felchlin Maracaibo dark chocolate. Through this collaboration between haute horlogerie and haute cuisine, the shared values of The Woodward and Blancpain have come to the fore. Profits from sales will be donated to the Action Innocence foundation.


The Coussin De Cartier Collection Bridges Watchmaking With High Jewellery

Cartier is exploring creative frontiers with its latest Coussin de Cartier collection, adapting its symbolic craftsmanship from the world of watchmaking to high jewellery. Originally materialised in 2022, the Coussin de Cartier watch parades a rounded-square structure of woven gold links bedecked with fully encrusted diamonds and precious stones, and a case that gently rebounds beneath the skin. Now, this elaborate flexibility has been altered into jewellery creations comprising rings and bracelets with polished lustre, and a reinterpreted woven mesh structure to combine volume, buoyancy and movement. The jeweller individually finishes the intricate network of linked gold by hand to ensure both mobility and luminosity, before employing an experimental technique that allows light to evenly deflect across its rounded contours.


Unlock Youth-Renewing Benefits With La Mer’s New Moisturising Fresh Cream

La Mer recently introduced its latest breakthrough in skincare—the new moisturising fresh cream. This iteration of La Mer’s cool-gel texture features lightweight soothing technology that deeply hydrates, calms redness, and fortifies skin against stressors. Powered by its new moisture matrix technology, this cream employs 3D advancements to infuse skin with youth-renewing benefits. Its Miracle Broth research enhances this cream by balancing sebum levels, averting reactivity and shielding against moisture loss and pollution. Together with lime tea antioxidants, it fosters skin revitalisation and clarity. Clinical tests have also shown improvement in reducing signs of ageing in both men and women when used twice daily over 8 to 12 weeks.

La Mer

Dior’s Buffalo Loafers Are Designed To Be Bolder Than Ever

The Dior Buffalo loafers, conceived for its Men’s Summer 2024 collection by Kim Jones, exude a hint of London cool and casual spirit. These thick-soled loafers are inspired by fashion designer Ray Petri’s Buffalo movement. Combined with tweed inlaid and emblematic Cannage graphics, these Dior Buffalo loafers take the classic footwear to a new level of sophistication.


Marriott Hotels Announces The Opening Of Perhentian Marriott Resort And Spa

The opening of Perhentian Marriott Resort and Spa marks its official brand debut in Terengganu. Located on the northwest coast of Perhentian Kecil Island, the resort is beckoned by the natural beauty of marine biodiversity and pristine beaches. With 200 deluxe rooms and 17 villas, the design of the Perhentian Marriott Resort and Spa is inspired by the beauty of the South China Sea. Its biggest highlight is the 120-sqm Royal Villa, among the largest suites on the island with a private pool. For reservations and more information, visit

Marriott Hotels

Hackett London Teams Up With Two Big Names This SS24 For A Spanish Vibe

The premium London menswear has joined forces with Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Bunton and British actor Matthew Goode for an Andalusian adventure, creating a new signature for Hackett London’s SS24 collection. Hackett London is known for their expertise in weaving British sartorial tradition into refined contemporary menswear, catering to both the classic and modern gentlemen. For the current season, the brand is incorporating the lively spirit and sun-kissed landscapes of Seville, Spain. In this collection, you will see transitional outerwear like versatile water-resistant technical jackets, mid-layers pieces like shawl collar cardigans, as well as blazers with options in check, windowpane and herringbone patterns crafted with premium light fabrics like linen and wool-silk blends.

Hackett London

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