This Week In Luxury: The Newly Revamped Veligandu Maldives Resort, Guest Chef Alex Graces Sabayon At EQ Kuala Lumpur, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Veligandu Maldives Resort set to welcome guests in November 2024, guest chef Alex Dilling takes over Sabayon at EQ Kuala Lumpur, and more.

Veligandu Maldives Resort Set To Welcome Guests In November 2024

Crown and Champa Resorts expands its luxury portfolio with the newly revamped Veligandu Maldives Resort Island in the North Ari Atoll. A pioneering resort in the Maldives since 1984, Veligandu has undergone an extensive renovation and is bringing forth its newest facilities to guests on 23 November 2024. The resort is a 10-minute boat ride away from Big Blue point, where you can encounter hammerhead shark sightings alongside a diverse marine life of eagle rays and sea turtles. Veligandu is also the only other resort in the Maldives to feature a pickleball court, padel tennis, and bicycles. Additionally, guests may look forward to the resort’s ocean watersports and excursions, such as parasailing and paddle boarding, among many other activities. All bookings made before 31 August will receive a 40 per cent discount, inclusive of breakfast, at US$550 per night. For more information, visit its website or contact

Veligandu Maldives Resort

Jaeger-LeCoultre Extends Reverso One Collection With Tropical Art Deco Flair

In 2021, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced a series of Reverso One timepieces called the Precious Flowers featuring designs of arums and white lilies. This year, the manufacture expands the collection with two new exotic flowers: birds of paradise and hibiscus—expressed in three limited editions of 10 pieces each. Taking cues from the Art Deco movement of the 1930s, these timepieces are meticulously constructed over many weeks and months, utilising techniques such as gold-leaf paillonnage, enamelling and gem-setting. These limited-edition models come in an 18-carat pink gold case, have a manually-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846 movement as well as a power reserve of 38 hours and bright-coloured straps.


Prada Opens Its Biggest Retail Store in Malaysia At The Exchange TRX

Located on the ground floor of The Exchange TRX, Prada’s new boutique spans approximately 431 square metres and has a striking facade that is illuminated by backlighting and triangular lines. To reflect Prada’s signature elements, the boutique has incorporated a black-and-white chequered marble floor reminiscent of the original Prada store in Milan’s Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II, green drawer units with crystal details, as well as green velvet chairs and particular furnishings inspired by mid-century modern Italian design. The space offers an extensive range of men’s and women’s collections, including ready-to-wear apparel, leather goods, footwear, and accessories.


Chaumet Shines With Exclusive Tiara Collection At Its New TRX Boutique

In conjunction with the opening of Chaumet’s first boutique in Malaysia at The Exchange TRX, the maison hosted a cocktail event to celebrate its expansion across Southeast Asia. Guests were treated to a first-hand glimpse of Chaumet’s opulent offerings, including selections from its high jewellery and classic pieces such as Joséphine, Liens and Bee My Love. To commemorate this celebratory occasion, Chaumet also unveiled three exclusive tiaras as a homage to its heritage of tiara craftsmanship since the era of Empress Joséphine. Among them were the Joséphine Aigrette Impériale tiara, crafted in white gold and brilliant-cut diamonds; the Joséphine Aigrette head ornament, adorned with a 1.5-carat pear-shaped diamond; and the Joséphine Valse Impériale tiara, set with an approximate 2.50-carat pear-shaped diamond.


Uncover Audemars Piguet’s Timeless Treasures In Its Upcoming Public Exhibition

From 3 to 16 June, Audemars Piguet will host its new public exhibition titled Seek Beyond: Shaping Materials at Portrait Milano’s Piazza del Quadrilatero, situated in the heart of Milan. This immersive journey delves into the universe of the manufacture and celebrates the innovative spirit that drives generations of watchmakers and craftsmen to explore new grounds and ideas. Divided into five rooms, the exhibition will showcase a curated selection of heritage and contemporary timepieces, and some of the brand’s latest creations. Visitors can secure their free ticket to the exhibition here.

Audemars Piguet

Guest Chef Alex Dilling Takes Over Sabayon At EQ Kuala Lumpur

From 4 to 15 June, Chef Alex Dilling of his eponymous two-Michelin starred restaurant at Hotel Café Royal will present his culinary brilliance at Sabayon in EQ Kuala Lumpur. Renowned for his modern interpretation of traditional French cuisine, the chef earned two Michelin stars in a remarkable span of just five and a half months. Savour the opportunity to experience some of his signature dishes throughout these 10 days. Book your reservations here.

EQ Kuala Lumpur

Book An Unforgettable Stay At The Five-Star Imperial Lexis Kuala Lumpur

The newly-opened Imperial Lexis in KL welcomes you with a cosy lobby area equipped with a bar and comfortable seats, before you are escorted to the grand lobby at level 8. Aside from the glorious check-in counters, high ceilings and immaculate waiting areas, you’ll also see Roselle Coffee House where scrumptious local and Western food are served in the morning. Upon entering your room, you’ll be greeted by a phenomenal view of the city’s skyline. There is also ample space in the foyer and a large walk-in closet to keep your luggage and bags, as well as a fully equipped minibar filled with snacks like cookies and kuih bangkit, different types of coffees and teas, and bottles of fruit juices. The enormous bathroom has a private room for the toilet and the shower area—which also has a marble bench—comes with doors on both sides, which leads to the private jacuzzi pool that overlooks Kuala Lumpur’s skyscrapers. If you’re feeling adventurous, head up to the SkyDeck at level 51, an observation deck with glass flooring and walls, and be thrilled by the panoramic view of the city skyline. Other facilities that are worth checking-out are the Sky Infinity Pool, the O2 Gym and the ​​LexSpa. 

Imperial Lexis Kuala Lumpur is now offering deals, from now until 15 August 2024, such as booking the Executive Pool Room for RM888 nett per room per night (inclusive of breakfast for 1 person); Premium Pool Suite for RM1,088 nett per room per night (inclusive of breakfast for 1 person); and Panorama Pool Suite for RM1,288 nett per room per night (inclusive of breakfast for 1 pax). Book your stay directly at their official website.

Imperial Lexis Kuala Lumpur

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