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Asprey represents style, refinement and quality – British classicism expressed with a modern sprit founded in 1781. Asprey is still today the ultimate authentic British luxury lifestyle house. Asprey is renowned for fine jewellery, watches and clocks, leather goods, silver, china, crystal, ready to wear accessories and fragrance. Asprey products have been enjoyed by clients from around the world including The Maharajah of Patiala, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Elton John, Hilary Swank and Victoria and David Beckham.
At Aspinalls, the gambler comes first. The opulent surroundings are designed to ensure members can easily enjoy their gaming in opulent comfort. The club operates sixteen tables, seven of which are located in three private salons. Aspinalls regularly plays host to some of the worlds most discerning gamblers. The identities of our members and their guests are always treated with the utmost confidence.
The Ritz Club
The Ritz Club Casino is a venue that evokes an atmosphere of the great Edwardian gilded casinos of Europe. Located right at the heart of London’s Piccadilly, it appeals to the true connoisseur of luxury and elegance. The Ritz Club Casino places great emphasis on ensuring that the highest standards of operating procedures are consistently upheld. The Ritz Club Casino’s name and reputation are important factors in maintaining it’s international and loyal following amongst it’s rich and famous members.
Debrett’s is the modern authority on all matters of etiquette, social occasions, people of distinction and fine style – the who’s who and what’s what in today’s Britain. We’re here to inform, entertain and inspire. We provide information about the people making the news in contemporary life, the season’s events, correct form for every occasion, what to wear and what not to wear and how to plan a wedding.
Watch brands might research their past and write their history, but Breguet alone draws a thread through the very fabric of European art and culture. By producing watch makings most important historical treasures, it has earned a pedigree that is the envy of the industry. Among its clients, Queen Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte, Talleyrand, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Caroline Murat, Tsar Alexander I of Russia, Queen Victoria, Sir Winston Churchill and Arthur Rubinstein who put their confidence in the taste and artistry of Breguet.
The new Rolls-Royce phantom is more than a mere motorcar. It is an experience. The first journey behind the sprit of ecstasy is one of those pleasures never to be forgotten. Perhaps the overriding inspiration behind the design is the reputation of Rolls-Royce itself. There can be no greater incentive for a designer than to live up to the Rolls-Royce motor cars that have gone before.
Claridges is situated on the corner of Brook Street and Davies Street in Mayfair and is within easy reach of Hyde Park and Bond Street. All 203 bedrooms and suites are individually designed and supremely comfortable, assuring guests a truly memorable stay. Claridges elegant art deco bar plays host to London’s movers and shakers in the worlds of fashion, film and fortune.
Coutts Private Bank
Coutts has built its reputation on understanding the needs of individuals, whatever their walk of life, and responding to them effectively and discreetly. Whether you are rapidly progressing in your career, or building your business, and are looking to build your wealth, we can provide a fast track into Coutts. Equally, if you have built your wealth and wish to see it grow, our approach to total wealth management, supported by our award winning approach to investments can help you continue to achieve your goals. You can access specialist advice on tax, trusts and pension planning through our wealth protection teams, who will tailor their advice and solutions to meet your exact needs.
The prestigious manufacturer of timepieces and jewellery has many distinctive features; remarkable quality, creativity and a successful blend of innovative design, modern technology and traditional craftsmanship. Chopard is renowned for fine jewellery, watches, writing instruments, leather goods, silver and fragrances.
44 Berkeley Square, Mayfair W1X 5DB – Tel: 0207 629 1096
Annabel’s club is an exclusive members club which only the truly wealthy can afford to visit. Founded by celebrated socialist Mark Birley in 1963, and named after his then-wife Annabel. This aristocrat discotheque has been the favourite stomping ground for lords and ladies. A strict dress code applies and members can be served all night long with drinks and gastronomic delights.
28 South Audley Street. Mayfair. W1K 2PD – Tel: 0207 408 0844
The Birley group consists of five exclusive private members’ clubs located in the heart of Mayfair within a few minutes’ walk of each other. All the clubs have unique qualities that have made them favourite London haunts of members both from the United Kingdom and overseas. Harry’s Bar is a private dinning in Mayfair and is the one of the creations of Mark Birley establishments. Harry’s bar specialises in Italian food for members only. They cook to order and have an extensive menu and wine list. A discreet establishment favoured by the great and good of business and ladies who lunch.
Bentley is a name that resonates with English history and traditions. The continental Flying Spur is a sumptuous, spacious four-door with the soul of a high performance coupe. There are many unmistakable characteristics that define a Bentley – handcrafted, luxury, distinctive design, breaktaking power and performance, a refined and exhilarating driving experience. We are an authentic British motor company dedicated to the design engineering and craft at the world’s most respected high performance car. That British authenticity is in our history and in our blood.
Perfect Knowledge is a private company that offers a bespoke service to VIP’s, senior executives and ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI). We provide a discreet service that manages private and personal affairs on behalf of our clients. Our focus is to ensure total privacy for the individual or organisation at all times. Our services are aimed at foreign rulers, private banks, offshore trusts, sovereign wealth funds, international family offices, private families and discerning individuals where money is no object and discretion is paramount. The services offered are incredibly private and our relationship is based on trust and discretion ensuring complete confidentiality.
Rothschild Private Bank
Rothschild has been at the centre of the world’s financial markets for over 200 years. It provides Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Private Banking & Trust services to governments, corporations and ultra high net worth individuals worldwide. Rothschild is committed to the pursuit of excellence, and for this reason concentrates on sectors and markets in which it can excel, where the bank ranks with the very best. Its influence and reputation flow from the quality of its people and the standing of its clients.
Holland & Holland
In May 1885, Holland & Holland advertised their new trade mark ‘The Royal’ intended to apply to the best guns and rifles only. ‘Royal’ guns and rifles have been in production since that date, the choice of name symbolising the excellence of the firm’s output. Holland & Holland specialises in the building of bespoke guns and rifles. Holland & Holland also offers a wide range of shooting and hunting accessories ranging from snap caps to double oak and leather gun cases.
The Sloane Club
We like to think of ourselves as a home from home in London. With 138 bedrooms and 20 serviced apartments know as club suites. Our club suites are located in four separate houses just a short walk from the club. Our self contained flats sleep between two and six people. These are the ideal solution for long periods in London, or for members with families. The Sloane club offers it members some of the finest value rooms in London. Club membership is exclusive and access to The Sloane Club is limited to members, their guest and members of affiliated clubs world-wide.
Air Harrods offer an airport transfer service for your comfort and convenience. With ten years of expertise in arranging executive charter packages for corporate hospitality and special sporting events, business and pleasure; special rates and individual packages can be tailored to suit any occasion. The Air Harrods fleet of aircraft offer the latest and fastest, modern twin-engine helicopters available today.
Candy & Candy
As exclusive interior designers and development managers, candy and candy believe in the pursuit of perfection. Every aspect of our business is marked be the desire to deliver the absolute best to a client whose level of sophistication demands it. Candy & Candy are at the forefront of creating remarkable living environments and are experienced in designing apartments, houses, yachts and even private planes. Whilst anticipating every demand of a client is crucial, our commitment extends far beyond just designing homes; offering a complete lifestyle is central to our ambitions. Our projects includes www.onehydepark.com
Emirates Palace – Abu Dhabi
An enchanting landmark that’s a wonder to behold for all who venture through its magnificent gates. Fairytales come to life as your senses are treated to an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. Breathe the air of luxury that fills every corner of this serene paradise. Feel the promise of a majestic experience fit for a king and deserving of an emperor. The Palace boasts 302 Grand rooms and 92 magnificent suites each combining the ultimate in luxury with state of the art technology. Each of the exceptional rooms and suites provide guests with uncompromising indulgence and luxury.
Finchatton is a property design company that specialises in creating unique residence in the finest addresses in the world. Many words have been used to describe a finchatton home. Most people agree on one. Exceptional
The Wentworth Club
Wentworth is well known to golfers and now is more than a golf course. To its members it is “The Wentworth Club.” A centre of excellence which offer it international membership a host of leisure activities, there is tennis and health club, where members can swim, exercise, stretch, steam and pamper. Our members can play tennis day or night under professional scrutiny of trained staff who advise and encourage. We also offer a host of social activities that a good club with a good sprit, good competition and good camaraderie brings.
Guards Polo Club
Guards polo club is Europe’s leading polo club where you will enjoy its many social and sporting privileges. There are over 400 matches played throughout the five month summer season. Guards Polo Club fixture list is the best in the world, drawing the world’s best players to the top matches and tournaments which have become highlights of the English social calendar. The setting is so idyllic that Guards Polo Club has become a legend in polo circles.
The Burj Al Arab – Dubai
Designed to resemble a billowing sail, the hotel soars to a height of 321 metres, dominating the Dubai coastline. At night, it offers an unforgettable sight, surrounded by choreographed colour sculptures of water and fire. This all-suite hotel reflects the finest that the world has to offer. With your chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, discreet in-suite check in, private reception desk on every floor and a brigade of highly trained butlers who provide around-the-clock attention, you can be assured of a highly personalised service throughout your stay.
Louis Vuitton opened his first store in Paris in 1854. Nurtured by time yet attuned to innovation, the skilled artistry that goes into creating each of our products guarantees impeccable quality. Our gifted artisans dedicate their attention to crafting products using the most exclusive materials and state of the art workmanship. Louis Vuitton is renowned for elegant leather travel luggage, fine jewellery, timepieces, shoes, and eyewear.
Feeling and living a relationship with nature: this is the philosophy of life that Beretta pursues, allowing all to get up and close to the outdoors and make the most of its various shades. The reconquest of nature represents a must for the modern man who welcomes more and more the concept of evasion, of escape and of dreams of immersing himself in the colours and smells of places which he has always been a part of. Beretta produces its clothing and accessories range with the highest attention to detail to accompany the traveller in his adventure, not only when hunting, allowing him to live out, equipped as best as he or she can.
TAG Aviation provides unique service tailored to the requirements of every client. Whether your aircraft is owned or chartered, for personal or business use, TAG Aviation delivers the highest level of individualized flight planning, aircraft management and technical service based at Farnborough airport.
Spear’s Ultra is the playground of the super-wealthy; it provides a less financial, more luxurious focus than its sister publication, containing regular section on luxury, food and drink, and entertaining. As the lifestyle supplement to Spear’s Wealth Management Survey, ultra is sent directly to high and ultra high net worth individuals across the UK and Europe. Regular features on the finest things in life, from private jets and travel to wines and entertaining; from high fashion and jewellery to design, interiors and art, provides a unique perspective on the next level of luxury, and offer relevant, useful insightful knowledge to the international HNW community.
The jewel in Sunseeker’s crown, the 37M Trideck Yacht offers four decks of unsurpassed luxury, setting a new standard in an extremely discerning market. An unprecedented achievement in respect of design, performance and refinement, she has enormous scope to be customised throughout to individual taste. Unparalleled levels of space, accommodation for ten guests and quarters for eight crew make this an excellent yacht.
The Dorchester is one of the most desirable places in the world to stay. A luxury Mayfair hotel of great repute, it embodies the highest of traditional values, with spacious rooms and suites of great charm, glorious dining and entertaining, and a spa of exquisite indulgence. For over half a century the hotel has remained a pinnacle of luxury and ease. Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair on Park Lane, between Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner, The Dorchester is close to exclusive London shopping in Bond Street and Knightsbridge and is within easy access of many London attractions including Buckingham Palace, West End theatres, the Royal Albert Hall and the National Gallery.
Founded in 1774, Sotheby’s is the world’s oldest art auction house. Sotheby’s continues to demonstrate innovation and responsiveness to the needs of our ever-expanding international clientele. As our clients’ needs and collecting tastes evolve, Sotheby’s flexibility and unwavering focus on expertise and client service will remain our hallmarks into the 21st century. We hold the auction record for many of the top names in British portraiture, including Lely, Gainsborough and Reynolds. Our catalogues are always strong with marine paintings from the age of Van de Velde to Carmichael, and sporting art from Wootton, Seymour, and Stubbs, to Ferneley and Herring.
James Smith and Sons Umbrella Ltd
The world famous James Smith and Sons Umbrella Shop was founded in 1830 and is still owned and run as a family business. For 175 years the company has been making umbrellas, sticks and canes for both ladies and gentlemen and their reputation as the home of the London umbrella is well justified. The historic and beautiful shop is on New Oxford Street in the heart of London’s West End and is a stunning reminder of the Victorian period.
Edmiston & Company is a world leader in the large yachting business. With an international network of offices, we represent clients across the globe, giving an indispensable resource whatever their needs. We work with the world’s finest yachts, shipyards and designers, constantly striving to deliver an exceptional level of personal service and attention. We are passionate about yachting; whether you are looking to buy sell or charter a yacht, or you need professional yacht management services, Edmiston provides the complete solution.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 600 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, cars and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million. Christie’s is the world’s leading art business with global auction sales in 2006 that totalled £2.51 billion. Christie’s also offers its clients worldwide access to its sales through Christie’s LIVE™, its unique, real-time online bidding service.
The Berkeley overlooks Hyde Park and is within easy reach of Knightsbridge’s famous stores. It is moments from many of London’s acclaimed museums and landmarks. The hotel is situated on the corner of Wilton Place and Knightsbridge. The Berkeley’s rooms and suites are designed by leading luxury interiors experts. The hotel’s restaurant, Pétrus, is one of London’s finest; the Blue Bar a Madonna favourite. The rooftop spa offers glorious views over Hyde Park.
The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel is ideally located in prestigious Knightsbridge opposite to Hyde Park. All guests of The Lanesborough are received as honoured guests in a private home and cared for by personal butlers. Private Dining Rooms. The Lanesborough with six superb venues to choose from is the connoisseur’s choice for glittering social gatherings, distinguished professional meetings and gracious private entertaining. We believe this exclusive combination of elegant ambience, unparalleled service and epicurean delights take the art of planning and delivering an event to a heightened and memorable level of sophistication worthy of our guests.
The Wolseley is a café-restaurant in the grand European tradition located in St James’ on London’s most famous of boulevards, Piccadilly. 160 Piccadilly is a Grade II Listed Building.The Wolseley is open Monday to Friday 7.00am to midnight, Saturday 8.00am to midnight and Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm. Whilst we offer a Lunch and Dinner menu we also have menus in the Grand Café tradition at different times throughout the day including breakfast, morning pastries, afternoon tea and an all day menu with sandwiches, salads, crustacea and plats du jour. Reservations can be made but we operate a policy of ensuring that a proportion of our tables are available on a first-come first-served basis and subject to availability of space we are happy to serve coffee and teas throughout the day.
The Cavalry and Guards Club
History, tradition, timeless elegance and quiet efficiency plus that all important personal touch, are the hallmarks of The Cavalry and Guards Club.This gracious building, which is more a home than an institution, is situated at the Hyde Park Corner end of Piccadilly, in the heart of Mayfair, with wonderful views of Green Park. The ambience is relaxed and the standards are high.
The Garrick Club
The Garrick Club is instituted for the general patronage of drama; for the purpose of combining the use of a Club, on economic principles, with the advantages of a literary society; for bringing together supporters of drama; and for the formation of a theatrical library, with works on costume. The Garrick Club is situated in the heart of London’s West End and Theatre-land, in Old Covent Garden. The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 by a group of literary gentleman under the patronage of the King’s brother, the egalitarian Duke of Sussex. They announced that the Club would be a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’, where ‘patrons of the drama and its professors were to be brought together’, and where ‘easy intercourse was to be promoted between artists and patrons’. The Club was named after the great Eighteenth Century actor David Garrick.
The Army and Navy Club
Membership of the Army and Navy Club affords its patrons a superb base for visits to London, socialising and relaxation. It offers fine dining, affordable accommodation, and banqueting and conference facilities amid beautifully appointed public rooms.The benefits of membership are not confined to London, since The Army and Navy Club enjoys reciprocal arrangements with over 100 carefully selected clubs worldwide, so that Members travelling, for business or pleasure, can be assured of a warm and civilised welcome wherever they go.
The Naval Club
The Naval Club is the ideal place to stay in London, whether for business or pleasure. In the heart of fashionable Mayfair, the Club occupies a listed Georgian Town House, the 18th Century residence of the Earl of Chatham, brother of William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister of Great Britain. Members can hold private and corporate functions and business meetings using our comfortable facilities and elegant function rooms. Accommodation is available in our 25 bedrooms. The Club offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a setting where all those interested in the sea and maritime affairs can feel at home.
The Naval & Military Club
A place to entertain friends, hold private business meetings and meet like-minded people on a social level. That’s London’s Naval & Military Club. Established 144 years ago by a party of officers who realised the need for a home from home environment in the heart of London, the Club, whose President is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, is one of the oldest and most popular establishments of its kind. Whether it’s to relax with a glass of wine whilst listening to the Club pianist, socialise with fellow Members and entertain guests, dine à la carte or bistro style, use the many leisure facilities, find some quiet space to do business or simply to escape the stresses of the day. The Naval & Military Club is the place you want it to be.
The Reform Club
The Reform Club was founded in 1836, in Pall Mall, in the centre of what is often called London’s Clubland. The founders commissioned a leading architect of the day, Charles Barry, to build an imposing and palatial clubhouse. It is as splendid today as when it opened in 1841. Membership was restricted to those who pledged support for the Great Reform Act of 1832, and the many MPs and Whig peers among the early members developed the Club as the political headquarters of the Liberal Party. The Reform Club is no longer associated with any particular political party, and now serves a purely social function. And today’s Reformers are men and women drawn from many backgrounds and a wide field of professional life.
The Royal Automobile Club
The Royal Automobile Club is a private members’ club steeped in over 100 years of history and tradition as a social and automotive club. 2007 sees the Club celebrate 100 years of holding its Royal title – awarded by King Edward VII in 1907. Two clubhouses, one in the glamour of London’s Pall Mall and the other in the green countryside of Epsom, provide excellent banqueting, dining, accommodation, golf and sporting facilities. The Royal Automobile Club also has links with other clubs around the globe, which members can visit on a reciprocal basis. As a member of one of the most prestigious clubs in the world, you can enjoy exclusive access to first class sports and leisure facilities, socialise with family, friends and colleagues in the most magnificent buildings, participate in a wide range of interesting events, and meet and make friends with like-minded members.
Royal Insititute of International Affairs Founded in 1920 and based in St James’s Square in London, Chatham House celebrated the 80th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter in 2006. The Chatham House Rule, famous worldwide for facilitating free speech and confidentiality at meetings, originated here. Our mission is to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. Membership at Chatham House brings together individuals, companies and organizations who share a deep interest in international affairs, independent thinking and debate. Our members encompass a diverse range of backgrounds and professions including academics, diplomats, the media, NGOs, politicians, policy-makers, researchers and business people.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club
The Royal Ocean Racing Club clubhouse is conveniently located in a quiet cul-de-sac beside Green Park just two minutes from Central London and its historical attractions. All 17 bedrooms are exceptionally good value for their location and range from our incredibly economic bunk room to a selection of single, twin and double bedrooms. Our twin and double bedrooms all have en suite facilities. The dining room can be booked for events of up to 30 people. The bar, whilst it cannot be privately booked out, is an ideal venue for a drinks and canapés reception for up to 80 people. In addition we have the Fastnet Room and Jolie Brise Room which can be booked for private hire with prior arrangement. The Fastnet Room can seat up to 8 people for private events and can also be used for a small drinks reception of up to 25 people. The Jolie Brise Room can accommodate up to 12 people for meetings and private dining.
The Ritz Hotel
Opened by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz in 1906, The Ritz still today retains all the excitement and glamour synonymous with this legendary hotel. The 136 guestrooms combine Louis XV1 style interiors with modern day technology, while fine dining facilities include the magnificent Ritz Restaurant, the opulent Palm Court for afternoon tea, and the stylish Rivoli Bar. William Kent House, the 18th century mansion house recently opened at The Ritz, features a spectacular choice of banquet rooms and suites. The Ritz is the only hotel to have been awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales for Banquet and Catering services. The Ritz has been the benchmark by which other hotels are measured. A London landmark at 150 Piccadilly, The Ritz has been home to the great and the good, the intelligentsia, the glitterati and thousands of discerning guests since 1906.
Corrigan’s Mayfair redefines the concept of quintessential British cuisine. Fusing seasonal produce with Richard’s unmistakable flair, it offers some of the most refreshing dishes to whet London’s appetites in a very long time. Inspired by Richard’s humble, rural upbringing, Corrigan’s Mayfair brings honest, no-nonsense food to one of the city’s most enviable postcodes. Generous portions accompany an exciting wine list and atmosphere to match, combining 21st century luxury and style with down-to-earth, home-inspired cooking. With a strong emphasis on rustic, traditional fare, dishes featuring pheasant, grouse, venison and duck sit side-by-side with wild salmon, freshwater trout and tender cuts of meat, all presented in a relaxed, informal and luxuriously stylish setting.
Fortnum & Mason
London’s premier food and celebration emporium, Fortnum & Mason has traded on the same site for over three centuries. Food is at the heart of our business. Our Lower Ground Floor has fresh meat and fish, a traiteur, wines and oils, and an award-winning Wine Bar. The red-carpeted Ground Floor boasts a dazzling array of sweet offerings, fine teas and coffees. Hampers, the Cookshop and fine china perfectly reflect the Ice Cream Parlour. Our Second Floor is unashamedly feminine, offering perfumery and pampering in the elegant Beauty Rooms. Gentlemen’s requirements are housed on the Third Floor, while the serene St. James’s Restaurant is the only place for serious lunchers and habitués of afternoon tea. The Fountain restaurant, beloved by generations of Fortnum’s fans, is still to be found in Jermyn Street. Enjoying three frontages in the heart of Mayfair, Fortnum’s is the most surprising department store in London.
The Lansdowne Club
Set in the heart of Mayfair, just off Berkeley Square, the Lansdowne Club is a Private Members Club, where men and women have always been welcomed with equal status. A haven of tranquillity where 18th century grandeur and stylish Art Deco meet 21st century vitality. Perfect for relaxation, recreation and business, the Lansdowne Club offers an unrivalled range of facilities including accommodation, sports and social events.
Rathbones manages over £11 billion for private clients and trustees and we can cater for a range of portfolio types including self-invested personal pensions. For those seeking advice about their tax affairs, including estate planning and family office services, our tax and trust professionals can provide a range of services from the UK, Jersey, Switzerland (Geneva) and the British Virgin Islands. We also offer pensions services to our clients. Rathbone Unit Trust Management Limited offers an award-winning range of unit trust funds that can provide for your capital growth and/or income requirements.
The Travellers Club
The Travellers Club was founded in 1819 and moved to its present purpose-built clubhouse, designed by Charles Barry, in 1832. The intention of its founders was to provide a meeting place for gentlemen who had travelled abroad, their foreign visitors and diplomats posted in London who might enjoy the privilege of using the Club. In the 21st century the Travellers Club continues to fulfil this role. The Club has many foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners in London among its members. Throughout the Club’s existence distinguished members of the Diplomatic Service, the Home Civil Service, and the Armed Forces have come to the Travellers Club, while other professions have increasingly been added to the membership, as international travel has become part of the working life of a wider and wider range of occupations.The original concept of The Travellers Club by Lord Castlereagh and others dates from the return of peace in Europe following the Napoleonic Wars. They envisaged a club where gentlemen who travelled abroad might meet and offer hospitality to distinguished foreign visitors.
The Oxford and Cambridge Club
The Oxford and Cambridge Club provides alumni from both universities an exclusive home from home in the heart of London. The Club is the result of a number of amalgamations of university clubs, the most recent being in 1972 between the United University Club, founded in 1821 and the Oxford and Cambridge University Club, founded in 1830. Today, members can relax, dine and meet friends in supremely elegant surroundings with well-stocked libraries, sports facilities and first class bedroom accommodation. The Club effortlessly combines the historic charm of its nineteenth century roots with all that makes life in the twenty-first century convenient and efficient, including modern business facilities. The Club consisting of members of both universities should be formed “for the association of gentlemen educated at those universities and for promoting and continuing a mutual interest and fellowship between them.
The Groucho Club
The Groucho Club was opened in 1985 and is located on Dean Street in Soho, London. Open to men and women, its original membership was drawn from the publishing world, but has expanded over the years to include all creative fields of the media and arts. We are primarily a private members’ club but also offer various rooms for private events such as parties, weddings and conferences, as well as accommodation for overnight guests. Originally opened as an antidote to the traditional club, The Groucho Club is in a constant state of evolution. The club features three bars a brasserie and a formal dining room.
Created by Anouska Hempel, the London hotelier and internationally renowned designer, the hotel offers her style, elegance and sensational service to the well-travelled connoisseur. Blakes is now established as totally unique and has been the model for the “fashionable small hotel” in London and cities around the world. Respected for protecting the privacy of it’s clients against the paparazzi, it is the London base for film stars, musicians and all the top designers, earning it’s reputation as The “Couture” Hotel.
Royal Opera House
The magnificent Royal Opera House has a fascinating history and is actually the third theatre built on the Covent Garden site. Both the previous theatres were destroyed by fire, a serious hazard in the era before electricity. ROH Collections celebrates the history of the Royal Opera House with a constantly changing programme of exhibitions commemorating anniversaries and significant events as well as the companies and the building itself. Originial historical material is displayed for free to the wider public in the ROH costume cases and the Amphitheatre Gallery. Explore our colourful history and find out about opportunities to see first-hand some of our exquisite collections.
For nearly a century, Harry Winston’s exquisite diamond designs have inspired customers and jewelry connoisseurs. From international royalty to Hollywood elite to industry leaders, a discerning clientele has long recognized Harry Winston as the ultimate diamond jeweler. Harry Winston celebrated magnificent gems and looked to individual stones, rather than their setting, to dictate his designs. Inspired by his incomparable passion for precious gems, he pioneered a “pure stone” aesthetic that allowed for jewels to shine with unimagined brilliance and fire. Instead of heavy metal settings, Winston used an almost-invisible, three-dimensional platinum wire setting to highlight the brilliance of each individual diamond. Creating incomparable luminosity of larger stones, the new “flowing” designs draped effortlessly over a woman’s neck and wrists, enhancing her own beauty with sparkling light. Diamonds, and in truth, modern style and design, were changed forever.
Harry Winston – Investor
Harry Winston Diamond Corporation is a specialist diamond enterprise with premium assets in the mining and retail segments of the diamond industry. The Company supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its 40% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The Company’s retail division, Harry Winston Inc., is a premier diamond jeweler and luxury timepiece retailer with salons in key locations including New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Tokyo and Beverly Hills. Harry Winston Diamond Corporation achieves added value from its Diavik production by sorting its rough diamonds into sales parcels that meet the specific needs of clients in the diamond capitals of Antwerp, New York, Tel Aviv and Mumbai – functions typically performed by wholesalers and brokers.
11 Cadogan Gardens
This iconic private members club and hotel provides the discerning individual with a luxurious base in London.Our private members club is one of the most exclusive in London. Club members and their guests have full use of our gym and spa, ground-floor reception rooms, bar and dining rooms. No.11 London is an opulent boutique hotel located in a quiet tree-lined square, comprising 60 luxurious rooms and four sumptuous self-contained apartments. The hotel’s classical Victorian façade hides a wealth of rich colours and modern facilities. Lush brocade upholstery and curtains compliment Murano glass chandeliers, creating a theatrical and glamorous ’stately home’ in the heart of London. With free wi-fi throughout, world-class service, fine dining and a fleet of chauffeur-driven luxury British cars for hire, No.11 London is designed to fulfil the needs of the discerning international traveller.
30 Pavilion Road
30 Pavilion Road is privately owned and managed by Searcy. The company’s core values are led from here. The innovation and creativity developed at the House, inspire our venues, restaurants and bars throughout Searcy. It is a venue where bespoke events are designed and created by our resident team from Corporate Events to Social Parties and Weddings. Our own Head Chef uses fresh ingredients to create inspiring seasonal menus for each individual event. Upstairs, luxurious bedrooms with ensuite facilities provide accommodation for those who wish to stay overnight and our summer roof terrace is an ideal location to take breakfast the following morning.
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught
For many years the restaurant at the Connaught in Mayfair has been one of London’s greatest gastronomic experiences. Now, Hélène Darroze, one of France’s most distinguished chefs, is at the helm of the Connaught’s kitchens and the Connaught’s love affair with gastronomy is entering a new, exciting phase. The new restaurant in London, ‘Hélène Darroze at the Connaught’, like The Coburg Bar, has been designed by Parisian designer India Mahdavi. Hélène is inspired by authentic regional and seasonal flavours, with roots in her native Landes region of South West France. With cooking in her DNA, she worked as Alain Ducasse’s right hand woman at the Louis XV restaurant in Monte Carlo. Already the proud holder of two Michelin stars for her restaurant on the Left Bank in Paris, Hélène has recently received her first Michelin star for Hélène Darroze at the Connaught in the Great Britain and Ireland 2009 Michelin Guide. The London restaurant has also been awarded three AA Rosettes for 2009.
The Fine Art Society
The Fine Art Society is one of the world’s oldest art galleries, with premises in both London and Edinburgh. The company specializes in British art and design from the 17th to the 21st centuries and has traded from 148 New Bond Street, London, since its foundation in 1876. The New Bond Street gallery was totally refurbished in 2004-5 and the New Gallery created to show work by contemporary artists.The Edinburgh gallery, Bourne Fine Art, was established in 1978 and is the leading dealer in Scottish art from 1650 to the present. Both galleries combine exhibitions with fairs and shows in Dubai, New York, Hong Kong, Maastricht and London.
Partridge Fine Arts
The world famous reputation of Partridge has been established over the last hundred years, the finest private and public collections of the world have all drawn on the famous connoisseurship displayed throughout the four floors of a landmark listed purposed building “Palace of the Arts”. Today the company has moved forward into new fields of expertise, including jewellery.
The Connaught Bar in Mayfair
The Connaught Bar in Mayfair, with its own distinctive entrance on fashionable Mount Street, is David Collins’ 21st Century interpretation of the original Edwardian architecture, inspired by English Cubist and Irish 1920s art, its textured walls shimmering in platinum silver leaf overlaid with linen panels of dusty pink, pistachio and lilac. The cocktails too combine the finest traditions of the past with innovative new twists. Exclusive vintages and limited edition champagnes, spirits and liqueurs join a six section cocktail menu which includes a new take on the classics, a selection using fresh seasonal ingredients, champagne cocktails, “virgin” or alcohol-free creations and the mixologists’ own special favourites. The food menu has been created by the Connaught’s award-winning chef, Hélène Darroze, who has introduced some of her signature ingredients and flavours from the south-west of France.
The epitome of Bond-esque glamour in the 1960s, legendary Scott’s has entered a glorious new golden age following its wonderful revamp, and fully deserves the title BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year 2008. The setting works its magic, but absolutely amazing fish is what really lures the crowds, who come for the sexy delights of raw bivalves, high-class renditions of the classics and regional curiosities. Scott’s is right up there as a world-class restaurant in a world-class city.
The name ‘Sandy Lane’ conjures up images of serene style in a gloriously exotic setting. From the moment its first guests were welcomed in 1961, Sandy Lane has been considered the premier address in the Caribbean – preferred by royalty, celebrities and many of the world’s leading businessmen… a treasured hideaway for the discerning traveler. Today, Sandy Lane maintains its eminence in the 21st century as the premier luxury resort in the world, combining classic elegance with lavish state of the art amenities. Sandy Lane is the complete resort … where you can be as active or relaxed as you wish – a haven of tranquility, a romantic retreat or the perfect location for families who desire the finest holiday experience with endless possibilities for recreation.From the very first moment you arrive, you realize that Sandy Lane is no ordinary hotel. As your chauffeured luxury car sweeps smoothly into the driveway, you glimpse, between the lines of mature mahogany trees, a Palladian-style building of cream coralstone shimmering in the sunlight and the sapphire waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Ray Ward Gunsmith
Think of Ray Ward as the gun equivalent of a specialist art dealer: selling the finest sporting guns and shooting accessories, by the world’s most renowned gunsmiths, to the most discerning customers in the shooting world. Ray Ward has a worldwide reputation for its unrivalled stock and expertise in sporting guns. Our range of guns are from the world’s most famous gunmakers including Purdey, Holland & Holland, Boss and Beretta. We also stock shooting accessories, clothing, footwear and gifts for immediate online purchase from names such as Le Chameau, Beretta, Hunter, Schoffel, GMK, Leupold and Peltor. Ray Ward Gunsmith offers a full service for sporting shotguns and rifles from gun sales to gun storage, gun repairs and refurbishment, shooting accessories and gun rental. Ray Ward Gunsmith outlets in Knightsbridge, Royal Berkshire and Abu Dhabi provide the finest shotguns, bolt action rifles and shooting accessories.
Opened in July 2000 in South Kensington, Lamborghini London is the South of England’s largest official Lamborghini dealership. Our factory trained sales team is on hand to ensure that we find the car that’s right for you, advising on new vehicle specification as well as introducing you to the widest range of pre-owned Lamborghini. We offer a full range of approved finance options from Lamborghini Finance with a dedicated business manager on-site to ensure we find the plan to suit your individual requirements. Our sales team is passionate about the brand and understands the enjoyment that comes from owning one of the most individual, exciting and prestigious cars in the world.
Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay.
Private sun warms your face and private waves lap your feet. A private moon lights your plate, and private seas surround you. This is Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay. Hidden among the out-island of the Exumas, in the Bahamas, you’ll have 700 acres of lush natural beauty – and the only other guests are selected by you. Surely it’s one of the most secluded spots on earth, yet everything you want is provided then quietly, unobtrusively, replenished. The Islands of Copperfield Bay have been discovered by affluent travelers, celebrities and prominent business leaders. For special events such as an unforgettable wedding, a 25-year anniversary, a multigenerational family reunion, or to celebrate a special achievement or windfall, Musha Cay is without equal. Only 24 guests – invited by you – can enjoy the resort at any one time.
Conceived by Sir David Tang, the founder of China Clubs in Hong Kong, Peking and Singapore, as well as the life-style brand, “Shanghai Tang”, China Tang offers some of the best and most authentic Cantonese food outside China. Menus do not compromise on classical recipes and all dishes, including its signature Peking Duck are prepared with the freshest ingredients and traditional spices and flavouring (no MSG). The rave reviews won by the food have been matched by the sumptuous interior, which is designed to evoke a romantic sense of the art deco of the Thirties. As well as an abundance of chinoiserie, and quirky objets d’art, the restaurant showcases a collection of both traditional and contemporary Chinese art, all personally chosen by Sir David Tang. For special occasions, the restaurant also offers diners 3 private dining rooms – Ping, Pang and Pong!
Motcombs Private Dining Rooms are located across the road from the main Motcombs restaurant in a beautiful Belgravia town house, just two minutes’ walk from Harvey Nichols & Harrods. The Robert Sangster Room & Belgravia Room can accommodate between six & 32 seated guests, while a separate reception area can be used for drinks before lunch or dinner. A range of menus offer traditional European cuisine – think organic salmon, best end of lamb & roast medallions of prime Aberdeen beef – with choice at various price levels, & service is just as polished as you’d expect. The town house can be hired out exclusively or on a room-by-room basis.
Are you Passionate about food and wine? Do you demand excellent service that’s attentive yet discreet? Do you respect tradition, yet move with the times? Then you will love being a member of Mosimann’s. In addition to the members’ dining room, Mosimann’s also has six private dining rooms, which can be hired by corporate or private individuals. The rooms have been sponsored by different companies, which have used the opportunity to decorate their rooms with fabrics and furnishings to mirror their company image. We have a licence to perform civil marriage ceremonies in the luxurious surroundings of three of our six private rooms. Mosimann’s Party Service can help you create the perfect event – our event planners work can with you on every element of your event, from a simple drinks reception through to large-scale indoor and outdoor celebrations. Whether you like simple home cooking or the latest in culinary sophistication, Mosimann’s reputation for food and service is second to none – after all, our founder Anton Mosimann revolutionised food in the UK and we continue to strive for his ideals of innovation and excellence in every dish we produce from the smallest canapé to the largest banquet.
With its luxurious length of 4.47 m, the Veyron is a perfectly balanced combination of high-powered performance and sleek, racy design. Even at complete standstill, the car’s enormous power is made visible by its impressive mid-engine, elevated majestically beneath the chassis. Simultaneously, the Veyron’s bold proportions, well-balanced surfaces, and clear line structures give an impression of pure, sleek elegance. The “crest line”, which runs uninterrupted from the hood to the only 1.21-m-high roof, is a proud homage to the Veyron’s forebears. Thus, the Veyron’s classic paintwork and harmonious design connect this state-of-the-art super sports car to the glorious heritage of Bugatti automobiles. With its classic look, the large radiator grill – adorned with the hand-enameled Bugatti emblem – represents the grandness of the Veyron. The sports car’s distinctive front is defined by the harmonious contrast of its broad headlights and majestic grill. The rear end, 1.99 m wide, features the formidable retractable spoiler and generously designed fenders. The Bugatti Veyron perfectly fulfills the main design objective governing the development of the new Bugatti: an uncompromising combination of highest elegance and state-of-the-art technology.
The Academy is a national institution, very much a part of the fabric of the Nation; the relationship we have with the public is important to us. Our fundamental role is to develop the potential of the young men and women who are selected to come to Sandhurst so that they can take their place in the Army’s order of battle as tomorrow’s leaders. The responsibility on us to get it right is therefore serious indeed and increasingly so, given the very challenging and dangerous operating environments that the British Army finds itself deployed in worldwide. But while the core business of the Academy evolves over time to meet the challenges of the contemporary world, in today’s paradigm of war the fundamental character and ethos of this foremost Military Academy do not change. Sandhurst remains true to the values and standards that a modern professional Army such as ours must always espouse; as the reader would expect, the Nation’s Royal Military Academy champions all that is best about the British Army.”
Three Delta is a UK-based provider of corporate finance and advisory services, which is wholly owned by its founder Paul Taylor. We are authorised and regulated by the FSA to provide advice and arrange deals on behalf of our clients, which include the Delta Fund II. The Delta Fund II is an offshore investment vehicle, whose general partner, Three Delta Managers Ltd manages funds on behalf of the limited partners. Three Delta’s investment strategy is focussed exclusively on the UK markets and we are currently diversifying our investor base to secure strategic fund allocations.
Qatat Investment Authority
The QIA was founded by the State of Qatar in 2005 to strengthen the country’s economy by diversifying into new asset classes. Building on the heritage of Qatar investments dating back more than three decades, its growing portfolio of long-term strategic investments help complement the state’s huge wealth in natural resources. Qatar’s goal is to become a major international centre for finance and investment management, a vision shared by its government, people and institutions. Headquartered in Doha, the QIA is structured to operate at the very highest levels of global investing. As a world class investor, the QIA adheres to the strictest financial and commercial disciplines. It has a strong track record of investing in different asset classes, including listed securities, property, alternative assets and private equity in all the major capital markets as well as the newer emerging markets.
CVC Capital Partners
Founded in 1981, CVC Capital Partners (‘CVC’) is a leading global private equity and investment advisory firm, headquartered in Luxembourg with a network of 19 offices across Europe, Asia and the USA. Within the private equity industry CVC is unique in the breadth of its office network, length of time we have been active in these countries and depth of knowledge of its investment professionals who combine 420 years of aggregate private equity experience. CVC has the ability to bring vast cross-border resources together quickly to acquire high quality companies and develop them to their full potential. The team’s expertise and local knowledge underpin a 27-year track record of investment success. CVC focuses on building businesses over the long-term, typically holding investments for five years or more. CVC funds have a diverse portfolio of investments. Working together with our portfolio company management teams, our industrial advisors and appointed non executive directors, we develop strategies to improve our company’s performance and create long-term lasting value.
Ham Polo Club
Ham Polo Club, only eight miles from Hyde Park Corner, is proud to be the last surviving London polo club out of the 12 or so that existed in the London metropolitan area earlier this century. We are also one of the oldest clubs in the UK, having been founded in 1926, and proud of our traditions of being a friendly, family polo club. Should you wish to come down to see the action, the polo season runs from the beginning of May to the end of September.
Desert Palm Polo Club
Chic luxury emerges from a dramatic desert landscape. Lush green of the polo fields. Sunset chukkas from a rooftop terrace. Sunrise over the dunes. Sensual Per AQUUM design. Rare dining experiences. The vast sandscapes of the Arabian landscape versus the lush surrounds of green in an extensive polo property. The conventional opulence of Dubai luxury hotels versus signature Per AQUUM chic subtly merged with the elegant forms of local architecture and design. Set amidst green fields and palm trees, Desert Palm offers sensually designed accommodation – Arabia touched with the avant-garde. Twenty-six ‘naturally modern’ guest suites and pool villas, each showcasing its own distinctive design while embodying the simplicity and elegance of the estate’s graceful surrounds. The backdrop: Desert Palm polo estate, showcasing four championship polo fields, a riding school, stables, rare birds, endless sunshine and vast green landscapes.
From the first Ciro’s Pomodoro in Knightsbridge, the founder, Ciro Orsini has developed and promoted a restaurant concept that works across different cultures and countries. The atmosphere at the cosmopolitan and always fully packed Ciro’s Pomodoro at Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge has set the benchmark for other London restaurants. The London expansion is face focused mainly in the City area. The Los Angeles (CA) location has allowed Ciro Orsini to establish his connection with movie, music and sport celebrities, many of whom are featured in the photographs hanging on the walls of all the restaurants. The success in cities like Abu-Dhabi and Bahrain, with different cultural environments, continuously maintain and develop the Ciro’s Pizza Pomodoro lively atmosphere and cosmopolitan style, guiding the expansion of the chain to other countries.
In 1980, Carlo Crocco created the Hublot watch in gold fitted with the first natural black rubber strap in the history of watchmaking. The watch proved to be a market success and laid the basis for the watch manufacture. In the mid-90s, rubber became the focus of interest for watchmaking brands. Hublot remains one of the last independent family-run watchmaking businesses with a unique mono-product concept. Hublot was able to preserve its personality and extend its range to include an array of collections, some featuring sports complications and limited editions. The best watch from this collection was Big Bang that contributed to fantastic success of the company – the number of orders increased dramatically in one year. This chronograph features Jaquet 1859 mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism that can be seen through transparent case back. The watch features carbon fiber dial and the famous black rubber Hublot strap.