Every week The Sybarite collates its pick of the hottest luxury lifestyle news into bite-size chunks. In this week’s edition, we cover The Ivy’s first Manchester restaurant, Bentley’s new Bentayga Mulliner model, Marriott International’s plans to open a new luxury hotel in Hobart, Australia, and Cartier’s new spring/summer 2017 collection, unveiled at Paris Fashion Week.
The Ivy to open first Manchester restaurant
Famous restaurant The Ivy is set to open its first restaurant in Manchester’s Spinningfields. Said to open at the end of 2017, the restaurant will be situated in a new development called The Pavilion, a four-storey, timber-framed building, located in new ‘Urban Oasis’ The Field. The café-style brasserie will feature an all-day dining menu and will be open seven days a week. The new Manchester venue adds to the number of London sites, which include three Ivy Cafes, alongside The Ivy Grills and Brasseries.
Bentley launches Bentayga Mulliner
Bentley launched its first SUV, the Bentayga, last year. However, the car company has stepped up the mark by bringing out a luxury model – The Bentayga Mulliner. Changes to the exterior are minimal – besides the new (optional) two-tone exterior – but the interior has been completely restyled. The Mulliner model has different coloured front and rear seats, featuring hand-stitched hides with Mulliner embroidery and contrast stitching and an exclusive Ombré Burr Walnut veneer. The model even boasts a Mulliner bottle cooler and illuminated chilling cabinet with Cumbria Crystal flutes. With a 600bhp W12 engine, the Bentayga Mulliner has been awarded the ‘World’s Fastest SUV’ accolade.
Marriott to open luxury hotel in Hobart, Australia
Marriott International is planning to open a 128-room hotel in Hobart in 2018. As yet unnamed, the hotel will be operated under the company’s five-star The Luxury Collection brand. The hotel will also promote Tasmanian whisky at its whisky bar along with local artworks. The five-star luxury hotel would be the city’s first after the Henry Art hotel.
Cartier debuts new jewellery with rock’n’roll themed show in Paris
This week, Cartier unveiled its new spring 2017 collection of jewellery, watches, and accessories in a theatrical mise-en-scène inspired by the ambience and accoutrements of rock’s golden days. The day-long product launch, which was titled “Cartier Rendez-Vous,” took place during Paris Fashion Week in a loft-style apartment at the Hôtel de Pourtalès, staged to resemble a music recording studio, complete with a grand piano, percussion instruments, and electric guitars in a luxuriously untidy living room.