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Bite-Size News: This Week’s Previews

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 world’s tallest skyscraper, Karl Lagerfeld’s international hospitality brand, Britain’s first six-star resort and the new exhibition at Mayfair’s Victoria Miro gallery. 

World’s Tallest Skyscraper To Be Built in Dubai

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Construction of the world’s biggest skyscraper is now underway in Dubai. The proposed 3,045-foot luxury residential and commercial building will beat the city’s current record-holding skyscraper, the 2717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa, by 328 feet. The $1 billion building is designed by famed Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava, who was also behind the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York and the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro. The building is part of the Dubai Creek Harbor development, a real estate project led by developer Emaar Properties that is expected to double the size of Dubai’s downtown. It should be completed in 2020.

Karl Lagerfeld To Build Resorts, Hotels, And Clubs

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The renowned fashion designer is set to create an international hospitality brand — Karl Lagerfeld Hotels & Resorts — under a long-term licensing deal with Brandmark Collective BV. The self-professed lover of hotel living will work on a line of members’ clubs, restaurants, and residential buildings, an area he has previously lent his skills to (Lagerfeld oversaw the design of a large hotel in Macau, China, and designed two suites for the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, amongst others).

Britain To Get First Six-Star Resort

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A luxury 90-acre site set to be built in Cornwall will feature 236 holiday lodges – 106 villas, 46 treehouses, and 84 courtyard homes. Set around picturesque lakes, Camel Creek Resort will be Britain’s first-ever six-star resort. The scheme will have 236 holiday lodges, a leisure park, convention centre and an exhibition space; as well as shops, restaurants and a pub.

Victoria Miro Mayfair Gallery’s New Exhibition

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A new exhibition of work by Rio de Janiero artist Maria Nepomuceno will feature vibrant and seductive floor- and wall-based sculptural works and is the artist’s first at Victoria Miro Mayfair. ‘Sim’ expands upon the artist’s methods of rope weaving and straw braiding, in which pre-existing and found elements such as branches, twigs, seed pods, playful ceramic forms and paint brushes merge with the organic forms of the sculptures.

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