Week 01, November 2021
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” 〜 Seneca
By LuxPin Team
◆ Nearly 112 miles of new cycling paths will be added throughout Paris under a new plan. Tens of thousands of new parking spaces would be created to accommodate the additional cyclists. The proposal would also establish a bike self-repair shop in each of the city’s 20 districts.
◆ Between executions and still-unsolved deaths, some former and current royal residences house dark histories. Buckingham Palace is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. Hampton Court Palace is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Henry VIII’s wives and a former servant.
◆ Moon Resorts Las Vegas is one of four lunar-themed properties planned to open around the world. Space tourism is slowly becoming a reality with billionaires making seemingly regular visits to the stars and the world’s first space hotel planned to make its debut in 2027. So what’s the next best thing in the meantime? Perhaps this new moon-shaped hotel coming to the Las Vegas Strip.
◆ La Piazza is located on Fisher Island, the wealthiest zip code in the U.S. For a seat at La Piazza, one of the newest and truly most exclusive establishments in town, good luck and connections won’t get you very far. Instead, you’ll need at least $12 million.
◆ There’s always a reason to visit one of the best holiday towns in America. So, with that in mind, here are 25 of the best Christmas towns in the U.S.A for you to travel to in December.
◆ Adventurous travelers will now be able to participate in the highest external building climb in the world by scaling the side of 30 Hudson Yards, which comes in at nearly 1,300 feet tall, the company, City Climb. The experience will culminate on the Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere.
◆ Five years after his death, David Bowie’s legacy is as alive as ever. Ahead of what would have been the rock star’s 75th birthday, a themed pop-up experience will open in both London and New York City later this month. “Bowie 75” will offer fans the chance to buy rare apparel and collectibles — and stuff that’s much, much cooler than t-shirts with Bowie’s face on them. Small-batch vinyl and CDs of his work will also be available for purchase.
◆ Packages are available to book until Jan. 17, 2022 and require a minimum two-night stay. In honor of the return of Broadway following the 18-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel is marking the Great White Way’s comeback with two special packages, offering visitors unparalleled access to their favorite shows.
◆ Some of the Michelin guide’s most exciting and coveted dining experiences just happen to be steps from Europe’s greatest slopes. While the following 15 restaurants are by no means a definitive list, they do represent some of the best après-ski dining options and chefs truly moving the culinary conversation forward.
◆ European camper van rental platform Indie Campers has expanded to Los Angeles, its first US location. Indie Camper’s in-house Jeep Wrangler tiny homes on wheels can be rented for $39 a day. The company plans to expand to “major states” to make the US its primary market within the next two years.
◆ I went on a ghost tour at the Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King was inspired to write “The Shining.” King isn’t the only one who has shared stories of apparently paranormal encounters there. The hotel has a list of tales — such as stories of a ghost cowboy and golden retriever — to spook guests.
◆ Luxury travel group Belmond has unveiled a Wes Anderson-designed carriage in one of its trains. Tickets in the carriage start at $545 per person and $2,455 for one of the two private coupes. Belmond has noticed “huge pent-up demand” for its trains and is expecting an “extremely busy” 2022.