Grand Seiko GMT

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Switzerland isn't the only country putting out incredible in-house movements at this year's Baselworld trade show. Japan has some serious horological hardware with a new Grand Seiko GMT that houses their new 37-jewel 9S86 automatic movement which features a GMT complication, runs at 36,000 vph, and has a power reserve of 55 hours.

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The Line Hotel Los Angeles

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For the Sydell Group's (Nomad, Saguaro) latest venture they've assembled a dream team of purveyors of good taste, dining, and nightlife: Roy Choi (Kogi), Houston Brothers (La Descarga), and interior designer Sean Knibb (A-Frame). Located in Koreatown, the 388-room boutique destination will feature Roy Choi's new restaurant, Hot Pot, the Vegetarian-friendly Commissary, a mid-century style lounge called Speek, and design-driven retailer, Poketo.

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Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

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Tanner Goods Field Guide Portland

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Highlighting a number of their favorite locations in one of the Pacific Northwest's greatest cities, Tanner Goods releases the Field Guide Portland. The edited map features 64 of their favorite destinations in the city and have even offered their two cents on why you should stay away from some of the most recommended spots in town. Available in their Portland store, Ace Hotel Portland, and online for $5 or free with any order.

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JetBlue Mint

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Beginning next summer JetBlue will launch Mint, their new premium class program that will be offered on their New York/Los Angeles and New York/San Francisco routes. Mint will features lie-flat seats (the longest in its class), four private suites, massage seats, 15" screens with DirecTV, Dual 110V power outlets w/ powered USB ports, air cushions with adjustable firmness, and a "Wake me for Service" button. Mint flights will also provide "comfort food with a twist" with a menu created by New York's Saxon + Parole and beauty/grooming subscription service BirchBox will design the amenity kits which will be updated with new product several times a year.

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1888 Hotel | Sydney

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If you find yourself in Australia and you consider yourself amongst the Instagram elite, you might have a new place to call home. Recently opened after a year of work and a $30 million dollar investment which transformed an old wool store and factory into a prime boutique hotel space. The 1888 is also calling itself the first official Instagram friendly hotel, big time Instgrammers with 10,000 or more followers get a free night at the hotel and guests who Instagram the best photo of the hotel with the hashtag #1888hotel have a monthly chance to get a free night's stay. As for the property, it mixes contemporary design and an industrial aesthetic with exposed brick walls, Minotti furniture pieces and considered details such as custom-made desks made from reclaimed wood from the original foundation of the wool factory.

1888 Hotel
139 Murray St​, Pyrmont, NSW 2009
T +61 2 8586 1888
F +61 2 8586 1889
1800 818 880

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

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Ace Hotel is bringing its growing boutique empire across the Atlantic this Fall with its first international location opening in London and it also marks the fifth property under the Ace Hotel brand. The 265-room hotel will feature a design that centers on traditional yet modern British craftsmanship and will offer a restaurant and Juice Bar by David Waddington and Pablo Flack of Bistrotheque and a lobby cafe in collaboration with local coffee experts, Square Mile Coffee Roasters. As for amenities you'll find Farmers' for Ace bath products, custom quilts by A.P.C., and you'll even be able to start your own private jam session with Rega turntables and C.F. Martin Guitar & Co. Guitars in select rooms. The latest Ace will open its doors for a soft opening on September 9th and is currently taking reservations from that date forward.

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
100 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JQ, England
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7613 9800

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American Trade Hotel | Panama

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Located in Casco Viejo, in the beautiful old quarter of Panama City is the American Trade Hotel, a new luxury hotel created by Atelier Ace, the same people behind the Ace Hotel properties. Their first hotel in Central America, the hotel is built in a nearly 100 year old building and will feature a jazz club curated by musician Danilo Pérez, a ballroom, café, restaurant, and pool. The hotel opens this fall and is currently taking reservations.

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The Bentley Signature Suite at The St. Regis Hotel NY

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Bentley joins the likes of Dior and Tiffany as the debut their very own signature suite at the St. Regis New York. The 1,700 sq ft suite expands upon the plush luxury and and signature accoutrements of a Bentley interior with decorative details such as Bentley burled wood veneers, Breitling clocks, diamond quilted leather, and fittings and furnishing that emulate the car's various jewel-like elements and components. And of course, what would a Bentley suite be without access to a Bentley automobile. Guests will have complimentary access to a 2013 Mulsanne within a 10 block radius of the hotel. More images of the Bentley Suite are available after the jump. Starting at $9,500 a night, St. Regis New York.

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Brabus Private Aviation

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That new Bombardier looking a little plain next to your Brabus-tuned Benz? Fret not, well-heeled clients looking to upgrade their jets will be able to look to Brabus's new Private Aviation division for their needs. While Brabus won't be making mechanical modifications, the company will offer custom paint jobs and comprehensive interior upgrades as well as an in-flight entertainment system designed completely in-house. Link

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