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Jun. 29

The Private Collection of Ginette and Alain Lesieutre Goes on Auction

Self-taught dealer Alain Lesieutre highlighted the work of many art deco and art nouveau pioneers when others failed to see their importance. The private collection – held at the Lesieutres’ flat until last year – consists of notable pieces by spearheads such as Rembrandt Bugatti and Jules Dalou, among others, and is for sale at Sotheby’s in the French capital.

Jun. 29

The Creative Act Final Month

More than 25 works are showcased at this Guggenheim event at Manarat Al Saadiyat on the emirate's Saadiyat island to celebrate the three themes of performance, process and presence. The art forms are disparate: sculpture, video, painting, installation and photography are all represented. Until 29 July.

Jun. 30

W Shanghai – The Bund Opens

Positioned at the city’s beating heart on the banks of the Huangpu River, the über-chic new property brags 274 rooms and 35 suites, a gigantic outdoor pool and the brand’s indulgent AWAY spa.

Jun. 30

Nobu Ibiza Opens

The fast-expanding group touches down on the White Isle with this soft-furnished retreat, which sits in Talamanca Bay away from the rough-and-tumble party scene found elsewhere. A family-friendly vibe abounds through its seafront pools, a kids’ club and when-you-want breakfasts.

Jun. 30

Silver Clef Awards

Taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London this year, the 41st annual Silver Clef Awards – a blowout featuring some of the biggest names in music – is sure to impress. Guests are treated to a champagne welcome, three-course meal amid the musical stars and VIP access to a Phil Collins performance in Hyde Park.

Jul. 01

Nobu Shoreditch Opens its Doors

The brand’s latest lodge, slap-bang in trendy Shoreditch, has 143 elegantly but boldly designed guest rooms and seven suites, plus a host of wellness options, a ‘pocket garden’, and three eateries – including an open-air terrace.

Jul. 01

Alila Yangshuo Set to Open

Set in China's Guilin, this new Alila residence occupies an old sugar mill with panoramic views of the Li River. Architects have kept the retro look but merged it with polished modernity, while many of the rooms feature private balconies.

Jul. 02

Cathay Pacific Introduces Barcelona Service

The airline debuts a new four-times weekly seasonal service from Hong Kong to Barcelona, running through 27 October, to complement its four-times weekly flights to Madrid.

Jul. 04

Sofitel Singapore City Centre Opens This Month

The brand’s third foray into Singapore boasts 222 rooms, peerless city views and an outdoor pool, all housed in the country’s tallest building, sited in the CBD within the mixed-use Tanjong Pagar Centre.

Jul. 04

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

This royal venue once again hosts the biggest flower show in the world. Connoisseurs of great horticulture can expect the usual attractions, such as conceptual gardens and the butterfly dome, while this year sees the introduction of Gardens for a Changing World, showing how green spaces can be adapted for the future. Until 9 July.

Jul. 05

Hôtel de Crillon Reopens

Following an extensive Rosewood-directed renovation, the 18th-century stalwart is back with a sleeker feel that also retains the historic elegance of a true Champs-Élysées landmark.

Jul. 06

BA begins Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale route

British Airways begins flying three times a week non-stop to the ‘Venice of Florida’, featuring miles of luscious sand and waterways. The carrier will up this to four times weekly during the peak period.