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Certain privileges are not available to everyone.
Space, comfort, security, speed and above all, luxury.
Certain privileges are not available to everyone.
Space, comfort, security, speed and above all, luxury.
A light face lift and state-of-the-art technology
The Bavarian brand would unveil at the Shanghai Salon the face wash of one of its most popular saloons, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. And so it was, just a few minutes ago we finally met the appearance and all the details of the luxury saloon that is now modernized to follow the latest design lines of the rest of the German range, as well as incorporating new systems that bring it closer to autonomous driving and new mechanics.
Among the most outstanding features of this new S-Class is the ‘Intelligent Drive’ system, which aims to take a further step towards autonomous driving and a new generation of Mercedes-Benz engines. One of the leaders in this segment of premium sedans that now adds a plus of comfort and comfort in its interior, with a new generation of double screens of 12.3 inches of high resolution, new finishing options or a wide catalog of upholsteries to to choose.
Mercedes-Benz S Class 2018
The systems known as “Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC” and “Active Steering Assist” make the German saloon a totally intelligent vehicle capable of reacting to multiple situations so that its driver has to intervene less and less. Now the S-Class incorporates a series of improvements to maintain distance from the rest of vehicles offering a comfortable and safe driving at all times. The speed will be adjusted automatically according to the route or the maneuvers that we have to carry out at each moment of our displacement.
Another new system that incorporates the Bavarian saloon is the Intelligent Light System LED, which considerably improves the lighting thanks to the Ultra Wide Beam and the Road Surface Scan to detect any obstacle or prevent accidents prematurely. Optionally we can also add systems such as the ENERGIZING Comfort, which links different comfort systems in the vehicle such as climate control, ambient lighting, massage functions or fragrances, allowing each passenger to adjust a series of parameters to suit their needs. mood at every moment of the day.
Mercedes-Benz S Class 2018-48
“The development of the new S-Class was extremely comprehensive, with a whole host of new features and functions, the S-Class is still a technological pioneer,” says Ola Källenius, member of the Board of Directors responsible for the Research Group.
All new models incorporate the highest quality finishes and materials in their interiors, with an infinite catalog of extras, colors and upholstery that presents each customer with the possibility of personalizing their S-Class up to limits never before imagined. On the outside we come across a new grille on the front, while at the Mercedes-Maybach we will also find new updates such as a large number of chrome finishes to give it its exceptional status compared to the rest of the range.
In combination with the new intelligent LED light system, the new S-Class also has three different accents of light as an exclusive design element. Also, we also find a redesigned front bumper that now receives a sportier look thanks to its pronounced air intakes. In the rear, the new LED taillights recall with their shapes a jewel, guaranteeing a characteristic design both day and night. Also in the rear, the rear bumper has been redesigned with a small cutout of the exhaust that remains visible.
Mercedes-Benz S Class 2018
Within the extensive catalog of extras now add two new sets of 20-inch wheels to delight the new S-Class, which adds luxury, exclusivity and sportsmanship in equal parts.
Inside we have as main novelty the new 12.3-inch high resolution screens that offer us the best in quality infotainment. In the front of the vehicle we found few changes, the instrument panel with virtual elements that incorporated the previous Class S and a huge screen above the center console. Now in the steering wheel we find a series of tactile control buttons that respond to movements such as slides as if it were an authentic smartphone. With this fully digital display we can choose between three different modes: Classic, Sport and Progressive.
The materials and colors in the interior have also been carefully taken care of and chosen from a wide range of tones and finishes, in general we can say that the highest qualities make up the interior of this spectacular saloon. Now Mercedes-Benz includes up to a total of three new color combinations in its upholstery: Silk Beige-Deep-Sea Blue, Magma Gray-Espresso Brown and Mahogan-Silk Beige
Mercedes-Benz S Class 2018
The new Energizing Comfort system allows us to choose up to six different programs combining different vehicle systems to suit our mood. We can choose between: freshness, warmth, vitality, joy, comfort or training (muscle relaxation, muscle activation and balance).
In addition, its lighting environments now amount to 64 different combinations, which allows us to fully customize the atmosphere while traveling with the greatest luxury and comfort within our reach. We could not miss a sound system at the level of the new S-Class, nothing less than a Burmester® High-End with 3D surround sound to delight us with the best music without a bit of distortion.
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The Azamara Quest, with 343 swinger couples, will arrive this Sunday in Barcelona
During this month of August the port of Barcelona will receive 78 cruise ladders, a figure that breaks the idea that the city is full of travelers arriving on tourist ships during the peak season of the summer. As an example, in April 86 cruise ships made stops, in May arrived at 96 and for the next month of September 101 passenger boats, which no regular ferries will visit Barcelona.
Another idea that is also breaking with time is the consideration that cruises are luxury travel, an idea that would come to be equivalent to thinking that a hotel is luxurious by the mere fact of being so and not by its category in stars and the services it offers. In the world of maritime tourism there is something similar to the stars of hotels: there are offers for virtually all pockets according to the shipping company, the time of year, the category of the cabin chosen or the duration of the trip. It will always be easier to find a good deal on a megacruise that takes thousands of passengers on board than on a boutique cruiser, smaller, more exclusive and therefore more expensive.
The maturity of the cruise market has also led to a number of voyages, especially in medium and small vessels, with less than a thousand passengers on board: there are those dedicated to golf, and itineraries are specially designed so that travelers can enjoy the best courses during your trip. There are those who focus especially on gastronomic experiences, giving the possibility to visit celebrated restaurants, organize a special event related to food during the stopovers or one or several celebrities of the kitchen are invited to travel aboard the vessel in question . There are cruisers for music lovers, both classical and jazz, there are trips of marked political tone in which every day a speaker of the Republican American party is invited to give a conference followed by a debate and also trips in which the central point Is a real celebrity or fiction: comedians, television presenters or the heroes of Marvel. There are also cruises whose strong point is the dance and, there are also cruises that focus on the liberal sex as a way of leisure … or life.
On Sunday, four ships will make stops in Barcelona: the huge Norwegian Epic, the even bigger Freedom of the Seas, the newly christened Mein Schiff 5 and the Azamara Quest boutique boat. The first three will be in the dock and the fourth mooring in the dock of Barcelona, next to the World Trade Center. The latter is doing precisely one of these theme trips and its organizers, Luxury Lifestyle Vacations tour operators have called it “Rumba Mediterránea”, although it is not exactly a cruise dedicated to this musical genre of Cuban origin and mother of other genres like the salsa or other more local rumbas, like flamenco or Catalan: the trip is a swinger cruise.
“If you ever wanted to sail the Mediterranean … why not embark on an unforgettable week with more than 300 couples sharing their same lifestyle?”, Indicates in catalog and the tour operator’s website to potential customers, Which in an overwhelming majority are Americans, as LaVanguardia is one of its leaders in Luxury Lifestyle Vacations from the Mexican delegation, where it serves the entire Spanish-speaking market of the company. It is one of the few pieces of information he reveals, because without being asked, he says: “We are very discreet with revealing who our travelers are and what they do in their free time. We are reserved and a high quality company, as our name indicates “, concludes the employee of the travel tour operator for clients with liberal minds, not in the political-economic sense of the term (or maybe yes) but in the philosophy of life sexual or affective.
In addition to preparing trips to liberal resorts in Mexico and southern France, the company has specialized in chartering boats to organize cruises for couples swingers, renting ships as big as the Independence of The Seas, with capacity for 3,600 passengers or The Norwegian Pearl, where they can travel up to 2,830 cruise passengers. For the Mediterranean cruise, a smaller vessel, the Azamara Quest, of 181 meters in length and capacity for 686 people (343 pairs) has been chosen by a crew of 410 professionals.
The cruise is apparently a conventional voyage that departed last August 5 from Civitavecchia, the port of Rome and has continued through Livorno, Monaco and Saint Tropez.
Today, August 9, you will spend the day in Cap d’Agde, one of the world’s free sex emporiums, just three hours away from Barcelona by car, and after a day at sea will make its last stop in Ibiza, At the end of the trip in Barcelona next Sunday. The policy on board is “optional clothing” in the outer areas of the ship and some interior rooms have been enabled as huge relaxation areas for the interaction of those who go beyond having fun with their partner, which is the ultimate goal of this trip , With themed nights of marked erotic tone. After disembarking on Sunday, the tour operator proposes to continue a couple of days more enjoying the experience in Barcelona, in this case changing the vessel Azamara Quest by the hotel Melià Barcelona Sarrià from where the travelers will return to their cities of origin in the United States, Canada and some other European country, ending their thematic sea vacations.
Offers, tapas, gincanas, music and exhibitions among the numerous proposals to thrill travelers
Preparing a trip? From Friday to Sunday, B-Travel Barcelona brings together the tourism offer of all the autonomous communities and more than 50 countries and regions of the world to inspire the traveler.
In the different booths, visitors can organize their vacations, search for tailor made trips through an agency, make reservations for transportation, embark on a cruise and take advantage of Friday’s Black Friday offers, exclusive offers to travel at incredible prices, In addition, there are fleeting deals daily on Facebook.
As in the previous edition, in addition to the exhibitor area, the hall offers interactive activities and proposals for the audience to enjoy themselves, such as: the Experience Area, a setting where musical performances, traditional dances and World, or the Virtual Photocall, where different scenarios allow you to take photos and share them on social networks with the hashtag #photocallbtravel.
The journey begins
After passing through the entrance of the hall, this time in an airport, the visitor will find a sensory tunnel where images of traveling experiences, smells and sounds will transport him to unique places on the planet.
To make it easier, the room is divided into five areas, depending on the experiences sought: B-Happy (trips with family and friends, romantic getaways, wellness, etc); B-Culture (proposals related to art, history and culture such as cinematographic, musical or photographic tourism); B-Special (with the offer of new luxury tourism, shopping, unique experiences); B-Adventure (sports tourism, rural, mountain, cycling, nautical, etc); And B-Delicious (eno-gastronomic routes).
The lovers of the sea have their own space, the B-Nautic, where you can find information related to: charter, diving courses, sailing dinghy, boating, windsurfing, kitesurfing, flyboard, divings, paddlesurf, kayaks, canoeing, surfing, rafting and fishing.
The gastronomy has a great presence in the lounge, in the B-Delicius area, visitors can taste dishes made in different Spanish towns, and try recipes from other countries, avant-garde creations, as well as wine tastings and beers. A round the world through the palate.
And, this year, on Friday night, from 8pm and 11pm, it will be possible to taste delicious tapas made by great Spanish chefs at a special price, 5 tapas for € 5.
A very special gymnasium has also been prepared, a passport of experiences that is received when entering. This must be filled in with the different stamps on the stands of the hall, in return visitors can get magnificent prizes, draw national and international trips, stays in hotels, routes, dinners, experiences … up to a total of 35 prizes.
Location: Recinto de Montjuïc – Palacio 8- Av. Reina Maria Cristina, s / n – 08004 Barcelona
Dates: April 15-17
Hours: 10 to 20 hours
Price: € 10
A Russian magnate will transform the estate of Cal Governor of Alella into a luxury hotel
The mediation of the current Marquis d’Alella, Juan Peláez, has been key to unraveling the negotiations held for three years by the young Russian tycoon Vadim Sukharev, with the real estate agent of a Catalan banking entity to acquire the buildings of the Torre del Gobernador. His company Alebian XXI, had already acquired part of the gardens in May of 2015 and maintained for two years a purchase option on the buildings. The estate of the sixteenth century, known in the population of the Maresme as the “Padres or the Escolapios” for having hosted a school in the community of Pías Schools. The planned investment exceeds 20 million euros to build 90 rooms.
The estate of Cal Governador de Alella, disused since 2000, is very degraded by vandalism. For more than three years, the Russian tycoon has unsuccessfully negotiated the purchase to renovate the property in a hotel. In 2015 he managed to acquire for 1.2 million the first piece of the property, the sumptuous romantic gardens that he has already begun to rehabilitate based on a meticulous gardening project to give back the splendor of the sixteenth century. The mayor, Andreu Francisco, called for the mediation of the current Marques de Alella, Juan Peláez, a prestigious lawyer who has been expert in this type of negotiations, who has managed to revive the investment after convincing the owners to promote a Transaction that until now had rejected without apparent justification.
Once the sale has been formalized, according to the mayor, the urban improvement plan to be approved by the plenary will be processed, a process that can last for a year and be approved in the autumn of 2017. The construction project and extension of the street Marià Estrada, which can be completed in two years, so that the luxurious hotel could be operational in 2020. The catalog of local heritage protects the entire building, with the exception of two floors added in the fifties that could be Knocked over The new hotel, according to Andreu Francisco, will be a luxury five star establishment, which will be projected with a therapeutic offer of hydrotherapy as a differential fact.
The estate of Cal Governador, in its totality has greater extension than the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona. It occupies 4.2 hectares and 4,553 square meters of buildings. It is classified as a property of local interest, so its exterior structure is protected. It includes inside the farmhouse Can Xeco Monnar, which will also be rehabilitated, several sports courts and a lake. The mayor, Andreu Francisco, showed yesterday his satisfaction “for what it supposes for the economic impulse of the population”.
The future hotel in the estate of Cal Governador, will be the first hotel business of the magnate Sukharev, with real estate interests and health centers in Spain. In Siberia he has interests in the food sector.
The social club for creative disembarks in Barcelona
Berlin, London, Miami … and now, Barcelona. Soho House, the exclusive social club for creative professionals, created 21 years ago by Nick Jones in London and now present in 18 cities around the world, has just opened its doors in Barcelona.
It is his first seat in Spain, in the Gothic Quarter, in a nineteenth century building in the Plaza del Duque de Medinaceli, opposite the Port Vell of Barcelona; and for its creation, it has been allocated around 60 million euros.
Straddling the concept of luxury hotel – possibly reach Category 5 stars – combined with social areas where only members and their guests have free access to enjoy facilities like club, pool, spa, gym, cinema and restaurants; Soho House aims to be the opposite of the classic gentry club: The indispensable requirement to access it is to have a creative profession.
Its members belong to industries like film, the media, music or art; and to be selected, not only to test the profession but also be recommended by at least two other members.
Once inside, there are two unbreakable rules: entry is allowed partners suit and tie or use mobile phones to take pictures.
The price to pay? 1,500 per year for those over 27 years and half for the younger ones. That only in Barcelona. Also enjoy the facilities of the rest of the world Soho House is priced at 1,800 euros per year. But even with these prices scandal currently over 60,000 people belong to this private club worldwide.
The new headquarters of Barcelona has 57 rooms, which can obviously only book partners, and its cost is around 320 euros and 350 euros per night. One of them is a suite, with separate living room, and all overlook the sea, the city or the Duque de Medinaceli square.
The design of the new building was designed by Nick Jones, executive director of design company, Vicky Charles, and European design director James Waterworth. They were inspired by a classic design with influences of Catalan Gothic architecture and double height vaulted ceilings, because the desire for Jones is that each city in which disembarks.
The rooms boast modern at the same rustic feel, with warm, Mediterranean colors and patterned fabrics with traditional Spanish designs. And the spa, open to the general public, which opens Wednesday with the gym, is inspired by a Barcelona pharmacy 80s and has a large vault.
The furniture consists of an amalgam of European mid-century pieces, antiques bought in local Changuito or Mercantic and custom designs by the team of Soho House.
November reach its restaurant, Cecconi’s, an Italian restaurant that will open its doors on the ground floor and will be open to the general public. Like the film, although it will be only for members, will have a programming or independent arthouse films and even some sneak previews.
Music events and often tend to be borne by the members themselves (and has been acting to Craig Richards at the headquarters of Shoderitch, for example). Everything will be quoted on the roof of the hotel, with pool, hammocks and a rest area or in the club.
The Majestic opens the largest suite in the city, with almost 500 square meters
Has nearly 500 square meters and, besides becoming the largest suite in Barcelona, its creation responds to the growing demand for a customer who does not leave large numbers in the official records of visitors, but in the spending and the reputation of the city. After six months of work, the Majestic has completely remodeled the top floor of the hotel to suit a customer who until now had to lead to competition: business tycoons, celebrities and wealthy families in the Middle East looking for space, lots of space, besides comfort, safety, discretion and luxury. An offer little in Barcelona but hotels are generated gradually.
“During the last three years we have lost business, but we preferred to send customers to other hotels before you give them false expectations,” says Pascal Billard, director of the Majestic. Given the evidence of demand, the hotel took office in 2013 it was worth investing in a new space. “We were already undertaking a comprehensive reform of the hotel; was to extend the work a little more, “says the director wryly, as this supposed to exceed 30 million budget.
Result has been the Majestic Royal Penthouse, a floor of 467 square meters on the top floor of number 68 Passeig de Gràcia, with three bedrooms, own kitchen, living room and terraces, each with its jacuzzi, overlooking the walk and the Holy Family. 15,000 euros a luxury night with 24-hour butler.
Customers with luxury whims
After this bet lies a quiet tourist trend three years ago has begun to be remarkable: the presence of large magnates and entrepreneurs, American, Russian and Asian celebrities, athletes or families from the Middle East who come to spend a few days city. Customers traveling with a legion of people, either directly, either private security assistants and family, demanding space and a kind of very personalized service. How to bet an ambulance to the hotel doors 24 hours just in case. Luxury is assumed.
They are concentrated mainly in the summer period from June to September, and travel with their private jets, yachts when not their final destination at Ibiza. A trend that confirms some of the best positioned hotels in this customer segment, such as the Arts, with two Royal Suites of 370 square meters each located on the W-with 42- floor Extreme Wow 300 square meters and 70 terrace with 360 degree views over the city and the sea or the Mandarin Oriental, with a suite of 300 square meters with capacity to grow to 400 by interconnecting another stay.
This is confirmed by Juan Carlos I, with a space similar to Mandarin, which just joined the prestigious Fairmont Hotels Resorts portfolio, which is undertaking a comprehensive reform of the hotel with 37 million investment.