| Aimee Phillips

Bite-Size News: This Week’s Previews

Every week The Sybarite collates its pick of the hottest luxury lifestyle news into bite-size chunks. In this week’s edition, we cover the world’s largest superyacht, a new luxury ‘Over Water Suite’ at a Maldivian resort, the launch of JetSmarter and research revealing Brits’ most coveted luxury.

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Quintessentially Builds World’s Largest Superyacht

The 220metre yacht will create a floating private member’s club for the company’s global elite, giving them the chance to tour the globe and attend some of the world’s most desirable events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival, Rio Festival and more. Costing £250 million to build and named Quintessentially One, the ship will become the world’s largest floating member’s club, hosting exclusive parties with famous performers such as Elton John, who has previously been booked to sing at clients’ birthdays in the past. Quintessentially One is set to make its first voyage in 2019-2020.

Luxury Maldivian Resort Opens Luxury Water Suite With 24h Private Ba

OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo, a five-star resort in the Maldives, has opened the doors to a new 430sqm ‘Over-Water Suite’ – complete with 24-hour private bar! stunningly positioned at the end of a wooden pier, close to the resort’s underwater restaurant M6m – the OZEN Water Suite can fit 8 guests and boasts gorgeous panoramic views. Guests at the suite can also enjoy a private gym, pool, butler and even fibre-optic mood lighting.

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JetSmarter Announces UK Launch

JetSmarter, the world’s first and largest mobile marketplace for private jets has now launched in the UK, with routes to over 170 countries worldwide. JetSmarter also offers world-class membership including access to exclusive events, use of their helicopter transfer and even a 24/7 concierge service. Created in 2013 by entrepreneur Sergey Petrossov, JetSmarter connects members to idle jets and unused seats across the globe making private jets more readily available for business and leisure travellers.

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British Travel Aspirations Tops the List of Luxuries

Research published by private aviation charter company 365 Aviation analyses what luxury means to professionals and HNWI living and working in the UK’s major cities. 40% cited an extravagant holiday as their most desired luxury for the year, over and above investments of passion such as expensive jewellery, classic cars or designer furniture.

In an age when the ultimate yet elusive luxury is time, it is clear from the research that wasting such a treasured luxury is triggering irritations with travellers increasingly conscious of maximising their personal or family time ‘on the ground’. It’s no surprise therefore that flying on a private aircraft was deemed almost as equally as desirable (39%) as the most desired luxury, an extravagant holiday.

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