The Future Of Millionaire Luxury Accommodation

The rich and powerful have always had their own retreats. Whether you consider the famous Stanley Hotel and Jekyll Island from previous centuries, or Dubai, Monaco, Ibiza for the new-age, all have their place in the hearts of millionaires. Luxury accommodations, fine cuisine, exotic locations, and excellent service can be expected at these exciting locales, and the wealthy certainly know how to get their money’s worth. Knowing that some of the most fabulous artistic and architectural marvels throughout history have been the result of “money to burn,” what could the future possibly hold for well-heeled travelers? How about an airship?

Halo – The New Luxury

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Costing a mere $330 million, the Halo is the vacation of the future. Millionaires who get tire of their yacht can stay on the Halo, instead – and stow the yacht in the cargo bay. Yes, the Halo is that big.

Halo is designed by the same company that has designed some of the most magnificent superyachts and homes on the planet, and now, with Halo, Andrew Winch Designs strives to lift the wealthy far above the bonds of Earth.

As large as 4 football fields, the Halo may be in the air as soon as 2025. They’ve already successfully test-flown a prototype, so the way is paved for purchase and construction.

Amenities

The Halo will feature a series of open-air decks as well as cargo space for the owner’s cars and motorcycles. Much of the floor is transparent, to allow free viewing of the landscape passing beneath. It will have a descending deck that can be lowered to the ocean or earth, so the owner can launch from wherever they want.

It will also have a ballroom, and 20 bedrooms. Enjoy screenings of new movies in the cinema, relax in the spa, and get in shape in the gym.

What kind of furnishings will be on the Halo?

 

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Well, you can expect comfort and style, as well as some of the most modern materials in existence. With an eye to reducing the amount of weight in the ship, most furniture will be made of carbon fibre, which is not only lightweight, but very comfortable as well. Most interiors will be custom made, with furnishings molded and upholstered to fit their respective areas.

It is expected that much of the furnishing will be done by 3D printers, expressing high-tech visions of furnishings designed for the most dramatic living spaces. It is anticipated that technology will work hand in hand with design as new pieces are created.

Many of the new furnishings will include screens and circuit boards. For example, kitchen counters will have build in screens to display recipes. These screens and the technology supporting them will be solar powered.

Other furnishings will be made of recycled materials, such as food packaging and polyethylene.

With space-age materials, expert design, and an eye for the future, the new Halo can be expected to be the newest millionaire hang-out.

How Important Are Furnishings To Your Hotel Or B&B Visit?

 

Whether you are choosing a bed and breakfast, or a 5 star hotel in London, a lot of your enjoyment on your holiday will be based on the furnishings in your lodging. Yes, the type of furniture in the facility may positively or negatively affect your holiday. How important are the furnishings? They are so important that you should take care to check for certain items in your hotel or B&B so that you will book the right room.

Bed

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First of all, there is the bed. Now, most people realize the importance of the right bed, but how do you know what to look for? First of all, if you can get by with a single bed, it may leave you more space in the room. If you are not comfortable on a single bed, choose a double with similar benefits.

If you are sharing a bed with another person, you will want, at the least, a double bed. However, for a step up, a queen or king sized bed is ideal. Rooms with queen and king beds are usually a little more expensive.

You may have another person sharing your room, but not your bed. While there are some bed and breakfast Quantocks that provide two single beds in a room, they are somewhat uncommon. You will be more likely to find a room with 2 double or 2 queen sized beds. Sometimes, there are rooms that have a double and a queen bed.

While you may be tempted to choose smaller beds in order to save money, keep in mind that your comfort will be the most important feature. Get a bed that will give you a good night’s rest.

Chairs

One of the most frustrating types of rooms to stay in is one without chairs. If you want to sit down, you have to sit on the bed. This creates all kinds of problems with comfort, with the necessity to kick off your shoes and balance drinks and snacks. Most hotel rooms have at least one chair in them, but believe it or not, you may end up with a room with nothing but a bed. Look for chairs in which you can rest and watch TV or read.

Table

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You will also need some sort of table in your hotel or B&B room. Whether this is a coffee table, desk, or dining-height table is irrelevant. The key here is that you have a solid, flat surface. You’ll need a place to put your jewelry, rings, eyeglasses, or drink cup. Without these tables, your stay will be frustrating, and you could end up losing items.

Settee

Finally, you will probably want a settee in your room. Sometimes, you just need to stretch out and prop your feet up, and a settee will do nicely. Also, you need places for guests to sit comfortably. This also goes along with having a room that is big enough to be comfortable.

Furniture That Goes Well With Tall Planters

Tall planters make a dramatic statement in the home or garden. They are more available than ever, too, because of a number of reasons. Advancement in the use of materials have made large planters more light weight and easy to transport, and new manufacturing techniques have lowered the prices on these great items. You may have added one or more tall planters to your deck, your contemporary garden furniture collection, or home. If so, you may have some decisions to make about what kind of furniture to place in those spaces. Here are some suggestions for choosing furniture that goes well with tall planters.

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Contrast

One strategy is to plan your furnishings as a contrast to tall planters. Most of the time, this type of planter will also have tall plants in them, such as palms, or topiaries with ivies growing through them. In these cases, don’t try to compete with the scale of the planting. Use it to define your area. Groupings of smaller armchairs, with a side table between them, will look cozy and welcoming. You will see this used in hotel lobbies, where the management wants to create gathering areas. The tall planters and greenery overarch the area, filtering light and reducing noise.

This can be a very effective technique in small spaces. You may think that a tall plant would be out of scale in a small room, but the key to getting the most out of your room is to use all of the available space. By drawing the eye upwards, you create a sense of volume in the room. Then, you can group your furniture beneath for a welcoming sitting or dining area.

Complement

If you have large rooms, then you can complement the size and presence of the planters with larger furniture. For example, in bedrooms, a four-poster bed flanked by tall fern trees in attractive vases will look very exotic.

In the den or media room, large sectionals and/or recliners will provide scale with the taller plants in the room.

On the deck, a bank of benches that also serve as retaining walls look great with tall planters framing them. The bulk of the benches complement the plants.

Styles

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In general, just about any style of furniture will go with this type of planter. However, wicker and rattan look especially nice, when you are looking for contrasting furniture. This lends itself to a more outdoor atmosphere, and adds to the natural fee of the spaces.

For complementary furnishings, overstuffed, plush furnishings fit quite naturally with the aura created by tall plants and planters. It invites you to relax and feel the comfort in a secluded spot.

Furnishings with straight lines and rigid, metallic and glass construction should be paired with more modern styles of planters. There are beautiful obsidian or metal planters that can sport arrangements of unusual plants that would look nice with modern furniture. But, with more traditional furniture, fit the lines of the planters with the lines of the furniture.