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By John Maher

Welcome to the future: Rolls-Royce’s vision vehicle for the next 100 years, code-named 103EX. It has no steering wheel, a luxurious white-silk sofa and is the epitome of automotive haute couture.

The modern-yet-classic Alila Yangshuo, in a former sugar mill, is nestled among rugged hills while affording great views of the Li River. Opens 1 July.

By Thomas Midulla

Set to open in mid-July, Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li will be the city’s only all-villa urban resort. It features “shikumen” residences marrying local and Western architecture.

By John Maher

Monaco mainstay Le Grill reopens in Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. The redux has an 18-seater salon, a larger outdoor terrace and sea-themed decor.

After a six-month refurbishment and to celebrate 50 years, the Ferragamo-owned Hotel Lungarno reopened in Florence today with a fresh (yet, still nautical) Michele Bonan-design and more spacious accommodations.

Unveiled at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, the groundbreaking BMW Concept 8 Series – a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming 8 Series Coupe, and a rare break from the event's historic nature.

Sisley Paris has opened its first spa, Maison Sisley – an art deco-themed building housing a boutique, treatment rooms, relaxation area and secret café. The venue also contains the brand's new headquarters.

By Elisa Vallata

To celebrate Catherine Walker & Co's 40th anniversary, Gismondi 1754 has created only 20 of these limited edition white-gold, ruby and diamond pendants. Available exclusively at Gismondi 1754's boutiques with a portion of the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Haven.

Six Senses’ handcrafted cruise vessel Dhahab, which set sail from the Omani Zighy Bay resort last week, combines Arabic classicism with mod cons such as an air-conditioned saloon.

Families and friends can tuck themselves away in the clandestine Maldivian Royal Residence hugging the Indian Ocean, with a resplendent private beach tantalisingly close. Up to 14 people also get two villas, a king-sized suite and two swimming pools.

Montblanc this week unveiled its revamped New Bond Street flagship boutique. The former Georgian townhouse showcases the brand’s watches and accessories across two floors, amidst Mayfair’s classy surroundings.

Scandinavian principles are behind Oslo’s stunning upgraded airport terminal, opening today. Architects Nordic blend local timber with recycled steel and volcanic ash-mixed concrete – plus introduce a 300-metre-long skylight – to help ensure sustainability and improve passenger wellbeing via day-lit spaces.

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