Bollywood made its presence felt at the Cannes Film Festival while BMW’s electric luxury yacht launched. Bulgari’s new Mediterranean high jewellery collection made waves in the meanwhile. Let’s take a look at the luxury news wrap for the week.
A new private island resort in Provence by Zannier Group
A new stylish new luxury destination is coming to the south of France and it takes a worthy spot for this week’s news wrap. The Ricard family is teaming up with luxury hospitality group Zannier Hotels to turn the 15-acre Íle de Bendor into a vacation destination on the French Riviera, with a planned opening of Zannier Bendor in 2026. The island will include a 93-key hotel, three restaurants, a beach club, a diving centre, a wellness and spa area and an artisan village.
BMW launches a yacht called THE ICON
Pioneering a new progression in sustainable luxury, this is an unexpected collaboration between BMW and boat manufacturer TYDE has just debuted, called THE ICON. A posh yacht with i3 batteries, which when fully charged, can cover more than 50 nautical miles or 100 kilometres. Peter Dengler, head of THE ICON project, points out, this can be made possible in all segments. “Mobility on water is nearly ten times more energy-intensive than mobility on land. In the meantime, however, professional sailing has come up with solutions for substantially saving energy, paving the way for climate-friendly solutions. The decarbonization of mobility is already taking place in some areas. In other areas, however, there has not yet been innovation, so decarbonization has not even begun. There is currently no equivalent of luxury electric vehicles like the BMW i7 M70 offered on the water.”
Bulgari unveils a new Mediterranean high jewellery collection in Venice