BERLIN GETAWAY ...

 

Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel attracts all aristocratic clients. This castle like hotel is located in a very chic Berlin area called Grunewald. The area is historic and invites you to relax. It is the place to be in Berlin. The hotel owns the first worldwide GQ bar, well known as the place for Berlin fashion week. Its Spa and pool combines all luxury amenities. The hotel welconed celebrities such as Josephine Baker and Romy Schneider. Our team appreciated this welcoming hotel which we give the award of best hotel in Berlin. Prestige International took the chance to talk with the hotel manager, Norman Maark.

 

 

 

Prestige International - The attention to details is really strong. Why choosing to do this for your hotel ?

Patrick Hellmann general manager :  All the newly renovated rooms carries PATRICK HELLMANN’S unique signature! It all about attention to detail.

There is no one particular room that best represents the Schloss Hotel’s atmosphere – all the newly renovated rooms designed by PATRICK HELLMANN have its own character and all rooms added together portrays the new “ERA” of the hotel. The rooms are “Detoxing” for the mind and soul, geographically situated in the peaceful “Gruenwald” the forest area of Berlin it is away from the stress  and hustle and bustling, yet so near to the famous Kurfürstendamm. This makes this hotel such special place ! A perfect Hideaway in Berlin. Moreover, the taylor made rooms and public areas are exactly what defines the “Fashion” in the hotel. The high-quality fabrics, from PATRICK HELLMANN’S fashion collection implemented in the exquisite interior design as well as the handcrafted accessories like the Lalique crystal inlays are embedded in the furniture’s of the rooms and public areas…

 

Prestige International - What makes you different from other five stars hotel ?

Patrick Hellmann General manager  : With the redesign, the owner wants to create a link to the building's glamorous tradition and let the prestigious palace shine with a new brilliance. As Patrick Hellman says: "My vision is to create a place of exquisite quality with diverse fashion influences - for those who want to be inspired, who expect more than everyday luxury, and are looking for new impressions. I want the Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel to serve as a second home for the modern, international bohemian."

Precisely – we are very different from other Luxury Hotels even as a 5 Star Superior Luxury Hotel there is a laid back atmosphere , no stiffness being in a luxury atmosphere, it’s the style, the design, the soul and we make a guest feel that they  are in a different world once you check-in! We do not sell rooms, or cuisine, or drinks, a guest is not a room number but a NAME! We address all guests as a person, it is all about emotions, we sell emotions which creates a feeling that you never want to leave the PATRICK HELLMANN SCHLOSSHOTEL. 

L'hôtel Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel attire toute la clientèle aristocratique. Son céleste manoire est situé dans le quartier très chic berlinois Grunewald. C'est l'endroit où il faut être à Berlin. L'hôtel possède le 1er GQ bar au monde et est connu comme l'hôtel de la fashion week berlinoise. Sa piscine et son Spa intérieure allie tout le confort du luxe. Il est fréquenté par les stars mondiales comme Romy Schneider ou Josephine Baker. La rédaction a adoré cet hôtel acceuilant à taille humaine à qui nous décernons le prix du meilleur hôtel de Berlin. Prestige International s'est entretenu avec le manager de ce lieu, Norman Maark.

 

Prestige International - L'attention aux détails est importante pour vous. Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de faire cela pour votre hôtel ?

Patrick Hellman general manager : Toutes les chambres renovées sont à l'image de Patrick Hellmann. L'attention aux détails est très importante pour nous. Il n'y a pas de chambre spécifique qui représente notre hôtel. Les chambres détoxent notre cerveau et notre esprit. Nous sommes situés dans le quartier paisible de Grunewald au milieu des fôrets loin du stress de Kurfürstendamm. C'est cela qui fait de cet hôtel un endroit spécial. Une parfaite échapatoire de Berlin. De plus, les chambres sur-mesure et les espaces publics sont exactement ce qui definissent notre hôtel tourné vers la mode. La haute qualité de tissue des collections Patrick Hellmann a été implementé dans l'architecture d'intérieure mais aussi dans les cristaux Lalique que vous pourrez admirer dans les chambres.

 

Prestige International - Qu'est ce qui vous différencie des autres hôtels 5 étoiles ?

Patrick Hellmann General manager : Avec notre nouveau design, le gérant a voulu créer un lien entre l'immeuble glamour de tradition et laisser le palace prestigieux brillé avec quelque chose de nouveau. Comme le dit Patrick Hellmann : " Ma vision, c'est de créer un endroit avec une qualité exquise aux influences mode spéciale pour ceux qui veulent être inspiré, qui attendent plus que le luxe du quotidien et sont à la recherche de nouvelles sensations. Je veux que notre hôtel Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel devienne une seconde maison pour les bohémiens internationaux. Nous sommes très différent des autres hôtels de luxe 5 étoiles car nous avons une atmosphère très casual et nous faisons aux invités se sentir dans un autre monde dès leurs entrée. Nous ne vendons pas des chambres, des boissons aux clients mais un nom. Nous traitons chaque client comme des personnes. Il s'agit de gérer leurs émotions. Nous vendons des émotions qui font que vous n'auriez plus jamais envie de quitter l'hôtel Patrick Hellmann.

The second best hotel in Berlin according to us is the marvellous Hotel Zoo. Indeed, located in Kurfurstendamm this famous hotel was designed by Dayna Lee.

 

Le deuxième meilleur hôtel à Berlin est le génial Hotel Zoo. Cet hôtel est situé à Kurfurstendamm et a été conçu par Dayna Lee.

Présentant une belle architecture romaine, ce fut au départ une résidence privée. Puis en 1950, ils ont acceuilli le festival de film de Berlin. Quand vous arriverez dans cet endroit féerique, vous remarquerez un spectaculaire haut plafond qui vous invite dans une sphère spéciale. Le tapis qui vous menera à la reception a été dessiné par Diane Von Furstenberg. L'hôtel célèbre les meilleurs créateurs de mode. En effet, les serviettes ont été dessiné par Martin Margiela. L'Hotel Zoo comprend 144 chambres qui vous apporteront votre bonheur. Leurs salles de bain vous réchaufferont vos pieds ; vous serez gâtés. Prestige International décerne à cet hôtel organisateur de fête une mention spéciale.

 

La partie la plus intéressante de l'hôtel est le restaurant Grace qui nous font voyager à New York grâce à son fabuleux décors. Ses chaises en velour vert et ses lumières impressionantes ont su fideliser les stars comme Sienna Miller ou encore Brad Pitt. Cependant, ce qui est le plus saisissant c'est le parfait mélange entre nourriture asiatique et européenne. Le boeuf Wagyu et le champagne de haute qualité alliés aux plus savoureux trendy Shishito pepper qui sauront vous séduire.


This hotel with beautiful white roman architecture was at the beginning a private residence. Then in the 1950s, it welcomed Berlin Film Festival. When you will arrive in this fairy area, you will notice the remarkable high ceilling that welcome us into its sphere. The carpet that will lead you to front desk was amazingly designed by Diane Von Furstenberg. The hotel celebrates designers all top designers. Indeed, the towels are designed by Martin Margiela. Hotel Zoo have 144 rooms that will bring you happiness. Their bathrooms have an amazing warm system for the foot. Prestige International rewards this famous hotel the party like vibe for the weekend with its famous DJ.

 

The best part is the restaurant. As a matter of fact, the fabulous Grace restaurant which make us travel to New York with its incredible setting. Its velvet green chairs and breathtaking light is a spot to see celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Sienna Miller. But most importantly, the food which is a perfect blend between Asian and European flavors is mesmerizing. The Wagyu beef and the champagne is of high quality. The last fashionable spot in Berlin serving trendy food such as Shishito pepper.

 

Les meilleurs Spa de Berlin

Notre rédaction nomme le Spa de l'Adlon du Kempinski, meilleur Spa d'Allemagne. En effet, vous serez séduits par les doigts de fées des masseuses qui vous ameneront dans un havre de paix et un oasis de repos. L'huile à la citronelle ou à la lavande vous aideront à décompresser. Les thérapistes s'y connaissent dans le fonctionnement de votre corps avec tout un système organisé 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

CARLO PETRINI ,"SLOW FOOD" CELEBRATION

Le Prix François Rabelais de Relais & Chateaux  récompense cette année 

Carlo Petrini, Président de Slow Food,

pour l’ensemble de son œuvre au service des patrimoines culturels alimentaires.

 

 

37ème FESTIVAL DE JAZZ A VIENNE

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"LES PROVOCATRICES"  in St Barths  

 

Special thanks to Manapany Hotel St Barths & Fréderic Roy Myvillainstbarth.com & Monique Turbe .

www.lesprovocatrices.fr  pour les lingeries.

Model : Skania Muby - Photographer : M.Newtons.

 

CARNIVAL ARTS MUSEUM

The Carnival Arts Museum invites us to discover a world of entertainment and magic and wait for (large) children in the temple of the carnival.

The Carnival Arts Museum Bercy is a dream world. A good opportunity to discover this magical place set design by John Paul Favand, private collector who decided to share her fantastic universe, the rides and fairground arts.

On the occasion of your free time, come and wander freely in this magical world with its hidden streets, decorated and magical as it should. Find centenarians rides and shows of automata and mechanical music.

Take part in the daydream, between jugglers, acrobats, magical setting, storytellers, cotton candy and other actors.

Guests can also try one of the attractions (riding wooden horses, waiters' race, Japanese billiards, bicycles to ride, ride childish, gondola ride ...).

Inside the museum, you will discover several interesting places entirely dedicated to the performing arts: 
- "The Carnival", an area of ​​1800 m2 with attractions, rides and period games Carousel 1900. bicycles and wooden horses. 

- "The Theatre of the wonderful", 1800 m2 also discover a palace of illusion and dreams with video show. A mixture of species between the real and the virtual to make you live a unique and original experience. 

- "The Venetians Salons", 800 m2, category where you can experience rides, side shows and show PLC on opera arias immersing yourself in a baroque universe Fellini and timeless. 

- "The air theater", a great and extraordinary modular garden as desired item.

- "The Magic Mirror", a former ballroom of the Roaring Twenties, with live shows using reflections and optical effects

In this living museum, it is allowed to touch the objects in the collection and participate in attractions.

On 8000 m2 in total, all ages will never be bored ... no doubt that we will return ...

                                                                                    By Pierre Giscours 

information: 

www.arts-forains.com/

Information: 01 43 40 16 22 
53 avenue des Terroirs de France 75012 Paris 

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa , a jewel in Paris..

 

Located in the heart of Tuilerie neighborhood , Le Roch Hotel & Spa is a lovely five star chic and discreet hotel. It was smartly conceived by interior designer Sarah Lavoine.

This is the first hotel she chose to decorate. She conceived a modern hotel mixing bright colors with beautiful comfy furnitures.

As soon as you arrived at the hotel, you'll have a warm welcome.

Then, you'll be able to enjoy the lunch made by Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Faye and enjoy the swimming pool of the hotel.

The hotel includes terrace and common part where you can have a sight at Vincent Bastie's art work.

 

28 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris

Tél : +33 (0) 1 70 83 00 00

www.leroch-hotel.com

 

 

 

Opening of the new etablishment Barrière // "Les Neiges" at Courchevel // December 2016

The Barrière Group is proud to unveil, in preview, the Hotel Barrière Les Neiges Courchevel, 1st opening of the group in the mountains. Exceptional chalet and snowy cocoon with elegance and delicacy. The opening is scheduled for December 2016, for an unforgettable winter adventures.

 

 Nestled on the slopes of Bellecôte in Courchevel 1850, it perfectly combines Alpine tradition with its mountain architecture and excellent knowledge of the Barrière.

 

From its seven floors, it has a discreet elegance of upscale comfort. Its 42 rooms and suites - some with fireplace, his luxurious ski room of 240m2, his 3 tasty restaurant concepts, a Fouquet's brasserie and a kids club Petit VIP, invite to the dreams, with mountains horizons. With a 1 000m2 Spa, the largest of the station, a majestic pool of 20m2, an outdoor jacuzzi and a private screening room, it also offers hobbies and relaxation.

Exhibition Piaget Altiplano 

EXHIBITION OF A BIG MYTHICAL LINE HORLOGE « ALTIPLANO »

In September 23rd to  15 November, 2015 in 7 rue de la paix, PARIS. 

 

The house invites you has to cover an exhibition for retracing the mouvements of the Piaget Manufactures. 

 

This exhibition presents too, one of the most beautiful and  finest extra- flat pieces of her watchmaking heritage and presents the new Altiplano watch Chronograph .

Jeremy Lemercier Interview

 

Jérémy Lemercier, you're starting to make a name for yourself in automotive design. How did you get where you are today?

 

I was born into a modest family on 27 January 1991, in the French Riviera.

From the age of two to three, when I could barely hold a pencil, I spent all my time drawing.

Now, aged just 23, I get this incredible motivation that drives me day after day from the memory of the hard time I had at school.

"Carry on drawing instead of listening to the teacher and you'll never make anything of yourself..."

Being self-taught, passionate about motoring and absolutely determined to show that I could be somebody, I created my upscale automotive brand "Lemercier", my company and my first concept at the age of 18.

In 2009 I failed at one of the leading automotive design schools in Europe. Then I managed to join a much less prestigious school, which I left a few months later to avoid being too molded and to keep my originality.

But instead of giving up, I went to the office of the head of Paris Motor Show out of the blue a little while later. Because he was surprised but impressed with my ambition and determination, he gave me the opportunity to present my third automotive concept "Lemercier Revolution" in the form of a hologram in 2014.

 

 

What's your vision of tomorrow's sports car?

 

The cars designed by the Lemercier brand.

 

 

Electric or not?

 

I'm open to electric but I'm waiting to see how it develops (range, batteries, etc.).

 

 

What prompted you to launch your own upscale automotive brand?

 

France isn't somewhere you associate with supercars and in today's world I knew that no-one else would take the risk and be as crazy as me to consider such a venture.

And I fully intend to rebuild France's image by giving it the upscale automotive brand that it's been waiting so long for in the not too distant future.

 

 

Do you think that there's still room in the market for an upscale sports car range?

 

Of course! Especially at the moment when the luxury cars market has never been healthier and is recession-proof.

 

 

France is the world champion in luxury, but is it in motoring?

 

You won't be surprised to hear me say no, at least not for the time being...

Whilst the motoring market is collapsing, the luxury cars sector is booming.

 

 

You will exhibit your third automotive concept in the form of a hologram at the Paris Motor Show in October. What are you expecting from the Show?

 

Paris Motor Show is the biggest in the world, attracting an average of 1,300,000 visitors over two weeks. It will raise my profile, help me fill my address book, hopefully get some very interesting offers from all sides and move further forward in what I want to do.

 

 

How long will it be before you create a moving prototype?

 

Before my thirtieth birthday, but probably much earlier because everything is starting to move very fast in my career.

 

 

What can we wish you to help you achieve that ambitious goal?

 

To excite millions of people, that's what drives me and will help me achieve that goal and mark the history of motoring.

 

 

Jérémy Lemercier, what would you like to be remembered for in 100 years time?

 

For being someone who came from nowhere, who realized his dream just with his own determination, and who sent a breath of fresh air around the world, for everyone who has lost hope.

 

By Marc Rougemond

 

Contact : jeremy.designer@live.fr

IN REVERIE"HAMEAU DES BAUX " so Provence..

The arrival in the area of ​​"Hameau des Baux" is a pure delight with the feeling of going to the discovery of a very different hidden place of conventional hotels! The long dirt road that winds vineyards and olive prepares you to the pleasures of the place.

 

The welcome is very warm with a small staff to care and Fabienne Desperon-Martinez, the director, who watches over every detail of this residence in superbly through the centuries.

The rather rustic Bastide is contrasted by contemporary furniture that are selected by the master of the place, like a show room as decor but with the magic of .All places is for sale and almost every month there is little doubt that developments are changing the option buyers and inspirations of the owner who is redeveloping the site of all other movable rare and extraordinary one another.

 

All rooms and suites are not alike and are in the spirit of renewal depending buyers that require a new land owner for the future enjoyment of its guests.

The outdoor gardens smelling of Provence and the pool, a little away, gives you the feeling of being alone in the world, almost home!

This calm will then undertake to discover the evening table José Maréchal, best selling author culinary, which also makes its breakfast buffet a must to start the day with extraordinary products of the local terroir.

 

That also means many cabriolets eras waiting for you to explore the area time to recover enjoy the benefits of this haven of peace which will undoubtedly be the meeting place for lovers of nature, art and wellbeing.

A good place not to over regular attendance at risk of becoming "Addict" !!

 

                                                                                    By Marc Rougemond

HAMEAU DES BAUX 

Chemin de Bourgeac, Le Paradou 13520

Tel 04 90 54 10 30

www.hameaudesbaux.com

BELCANTO, "THE LUCIANO PAVAROTTI HERITAGE"

Après Bologne, Spoletto, et New York , BELCANTO fait escale à Paris pour une série de concerts du 2 au 17 Mai prochain. Le concert BELCANTO présente des performances uniques et originales , des grands crus d'Opéra, des chansons traditionnelles Napolitaines et des compositions contemporaines internationales avec l'esthétisme et le style du BELCANTO Italien. Et aussi de l'héritage du grand Pavarotti dont la Fondation managée par Madame perpétue la tradition.

 

Quel coup de maitre de confier la Direction Artistique au fameux Franco Dragone , maestro lui aussi dans son art , celui de pouvoir monter des spectacles étincelants qui ont subjugués plus de 85 millions de spectateurs dans le monde.

Le spectacle de Céline Dion a Las Vegas , c'est lui , sans oublier sa dernière création cette année avec le nouveau spectacle du "Lido". Créateur également des fameux tableaux artistiques du "Cirque du Soleil ", ceux qui en son temps ont montré la voix du succès a ce grand barnum adulé dans le monde entier.

Franco Dragone est une star dans son métier et aussi un redoutable hommes d'affaires au sein de sa propre société de production de spectacles et d'évènements, et le monde entier se l'arrache tant son talent est grand.

 

BELCANTO est exceptionnel d'un point de vue musical et scénique et met en scène de talentueux chanteurs lyriques séléctionnés par la "Fondation Pavarotti".

Crée en 2007 par Nicoletta Mantovani, épouse du maestro , la fondation perpétue la mémoire et l'héritage musical de Luciano Pavarotti.

 

Tous les grands airs d'Opéra sont interprétés avec Puccini, Verdi , Bizet , Mozart, Rossini  et Lloyd Weber, selon les canons esthétiques et stylistiques du BELCANTO Italien et des ballets féeriques aussi.

Un Concert inédit et original a ne pas manquer.

 

Du 2 au 17 mars au Théatre des Variétés - Réservations 0142330992 ou sur le site : www.theatre-des-variétés.fr/spectacles/belcanto.html

SHEN YUN " SOON IN PARIS ..

  CHRISTIE’S EVENING AUCTION OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART REALIZES $165.6 MILLION LED BY              MANET’S LE PRINTEMPS, WHICH      ACHIEVED $65,125,000    A NEW WORLD AUCTION                                               RECORD.

New York – Christie’s is delighted to confirm that the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is the new owner of Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps (Springtime),sold at Christie’s New York Wednesday night for $65,125,000 (£41,028,750 / €52,100,000) after an epic bidding battle between private and institutional clients from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The price set a new auction record for any work by Manet, nearly doubling the artist’s previous auction record of US$33.3 million, set in 2010.

 

Of the 30 paintings that Manet exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1882 over the course of his lifetime, Le Printemps was the last remaining in private hands. Proceeds from its sale will benefit a private American foundation supporting environmental, public health and other charitable causes.

 

“This is a true masterpiece with an exceptional history, from its first viewing at the Paris Salon to Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art, where it has been on loan for the past two decades,” noted Brooke Lampley, Head of Impressionist and Modern Art for Christie’s Americas. “It is fitting that one of our finest American museums would now acquire it for their permanent collection, where it can continue to be enjoyed by the public within the context of the museum’s rich Impressionist holdings. We couldn’t be more pleased to officially announce this exciting news with the Getty today."

 

Manet’s Le Printemps was the star lot of Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Wednesday, which achieved an overall sale total of $165,635,000 (£104,350,050/ € 132,508,000), and was 90% sold by lot and 87% by value. Of the 39 works offered, 1 lot sold for over $50 million, 6 sold for over $5 million, and 31 sold for over $1 million.38% of lots sold above the high estimate, and 23% of lots sold within the pre-sale estimate range. Three additional sales,Works on Paper, the Day Sale, and an online-only auction of Picasso Ceramics will complete this week’s sales series.

 

While the record price for Manet drove the evening’s headlines, the sale was also notable for consistently high sell-through rates at the middle market level, between $500,000 and $5 million. For example, works priced in the $1-2 million range were 92% sold by lot.  Similarly, works priced in the $2-5 million range were 93% sold by lot. Together, these impressive rates are an indication that collectors are seeking high-quality Impressionist and Modern art across a broad spectrum of prices.

 

“Christie’s is committed to presenting our clients with opportunities at every price level of the market,” noted Lampley. “The overall results and sell-through rates of our New York Evening Sale show that our strategy of building a closely-edited sale of high-quality artworks matched to current collecting tastes is a winning one, and we look forward to our next major sale series in this category in London in February.”

 

Impressionist and Cubist works proved particularly appealing to clients this season, with 100% of the sale’s Impressionist and Cubist offerings sold -- an indication of heightened interest in this movement as well as the great rarity of the works offered.  The Cubist selection was led by a collection of three works from the Melamed Family Collection, which totaled $10,151,000, including:

o         PABLO PICASSO, Figure, paper collage, pen and black ink and pencil                                           on paper, 1913, price realized: $4,309,000

o         GINO SEVERINI, Etude pour Autoportrait au canotier, charcoal, pastel and white and blue chalk on buff paper, 1912-1913, price realized: $4,757,000 – a new auction record for a work by the artist in this medium.

Additional Cubist Highlights

o         Juan Gris, Verre et carafe sur une table, price realized: $1,085,000

o         Pablo Picasso, Guitare, price realized: $5,317,000

o         Georges Braque, Guitare et rhum, price realized: $4,645,000

 

Further works from the Melamed Collection are featured in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper sales, which continue Thursday.

 

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