This December, Chinese shoppers surpassed Americans as the number one consumers of luxury goods — and the trend isn't slowing down. As the country's economy grows, many newly rich Chinese consumers are spending that dough on fashion.
A new resort in Sri Lanka has earned LEED Platinum, the first-ever such designation for the country’s tourism sector.
The 16 units at the Rainforest Ecolodge border the southeastern edge of the Sinharaja Rainfores. The property, sited on a 500-acre portion of the Enselwatte Tea Estate, plunges visitors in the middle of nature and provides 360-degree views of the tea bushes and surrounding forest reserve.
It has successfully adopted a number of environmentally sensitive attributes, such as a stormwater management system, rainwater harvesting, green roofs, and water-efficient landscaping. The facility has achieved energy savings through the use of windows for natural ventilation and daylighting, reducing reliance on HVAC and electric lighting.
“The eco-lodge initiative remains central to the strategy of building sustainable tourism based on Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity richness,” said Prema Cooray, chairman of the Rainforest Ecolodge. “The lodge conforms to environmental best practices in design and management, following international ecotourism guidelines in Sri Lanka for the first time, and also supports conservation activity in the forest buffer of the threatened Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
Chalet Brikell is a luxury accomodation unit developed by Pure Concept is a designer-creator specialised in luxury properties and this residence have 12.900 sf area. Registered in the village, this exceptional chalet and guest house, is also required by the evidence of his presence at the foot of the mountain, …
There comes a time when we remember our childhood and all the foolish games we played. In a way or another, each and every one of us, keeps inside the sunny days, the laughter and the happy simple things, that coloured our lives back then. “Building” your own tree house seemed an important step. Today, the values have changed but the essence remains the same: we all “dream” of designing our dream home. What about blending dreams, those from then and these from now? Meet the Treehouse, a sustainable project, designed by the German firm, Baumraum, in a Flemish forest in Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium.
Une centaine d'îles sont mises en vente chaque année dans le monde. Maison secondaire ou complexe hôtelier, envie de solitude ou d'échapper aux contraintes fiscales toutes les raisons sont bonnes pour être le propriétaire de sa propre terre.
La maison Hennesy située à Cognac fut fondée en 1765 par l'irlandais Richard Hennesy. Hennessy c'est désormais plus de 240 ans d'histoire et surtout de passion au service de l'un des plus précieux spiritueux : Le cognac. Le producteur du Château de Bagnolet est le 3ème producteur de spiritueux de luxe au monde mais également le leader mondial sur le marché du Cognac.