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Celebrating Women

Prestige Malaysia has been in a fortunate position to tell the stories of amazing women who have impacted and continue to impact our society in numerous ways. They range from politicians to corporate figures, to activists, to entrepreneurs, to philanthropists. Our goal in telling these stories is to inspire others to do the same. Over the years we have managed to amass a wide variety of interviews that represent different voices and thus cover a range of perspectives that prove to be insightful.

It is for this reason that Prestige launches Prestige Women which encompasses the viewpoints of the women who have forged their own paths. With this site, Prestige Malaysia plans to continue focusing on stories of women’s empowerment that inspire others to reach for their goals.

Rubin Khoo, Associate Publisher

The 5 Most Luxurious Residences Opening in 2021

In fact, more than 75 percent of developers were more likely to add advanced technology and space for home offices to their plans, according to Knight Frank’s Global Development Report. About 54 percent also considered more outdoor space, and are leaning towards virtual tours, 3D photography and video conferencing.

Branded residences, where owners can enjoy the comforts of home with the convenience and amenities of hotels, remain popular with high-net-worth buyers. These luxury homes also offer peace of mind for those who split their time between more than one residence, confident their investment is well cared-for. Such properties can provide income streams when they’re managed as part of the brand’s rental programme.

Here are five projects combining the best in amenities, space and safety with bold designs and luxury living.

Aman New York

Bedroom at Aman New York’s luxurious residences

Luxury hospitality brand Aman is due to open its first urban hotel with residences in New York this spring. Aman has reimagined the historic Crown Building on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, built in 1921 by Grand Central Terminal architects Warren & Wetmore and once home to the Museum of Modern Art. Belgium-born designer Jean-Michel Gathy was inspired by the idea of creating a sanctuary in Midtown Manhattan.

At the heart of the property is a 25,000-square-foot spa, offering a full menu of treatments, facilities that include a Moroccan hammam and Russian baths, and an indoor swimming pool surrounded by fire pits and daybeds. There’s also a wraparound Garden Terrace overlooking Central Park, a wine room, a subterranean jazz club and fine-dining restaurants such as Arva, serving Italian fare, and the Japanese-inspired ∫.

The project will start on the fourth floor, with existing retail, such as Bulgari, on the ground floors. The 22 residences, which range from one to six bedrooms, feature wood-burning fireplaces and calming design palettes; many have private pools. Prices start at US$13.5 million, with the crown jewel, a five-story penthouse, selling for US$180 million in 2018.

Crown Residences at One Barangaroo

Crown Residences at One Barangaroo

Walls of glass bring Sydney Harbour with its famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge into the living rooms of the 82 units at the Crown Residences at One Barangaroo. Each home has a distinct floorplan, thanks to the 75-floor building’s twisting facade, designed by Chris Wilkinson of the London-based firm One Barangaroo. The bespoke interiors, by Meyer Davis of New York, were heavily inspired by the waterside location and surroundings. Residents will have access to all the amenities of the hotel, including its spa, wellness centre and conference rooms, as well as services that include housekeeping, concierge and valet.

The first hotel-branded residence in Australia, it will also feature a members-only Crown Sydney casino, pool and lounge area for residents and tennis courts. The hotel opened in January, with two- to five-bedroom residences and a limited number of duplex penthouses set to open in March. Prices start at A$9.5 million (about HK$57.2 million).

The Most Romantic Staycations in Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong

Sunset portraits at the Peninsula’s rooftop helipad

Normally, a stay at the Peninsula is already pretty hard to beat. They have the iconic rooftop helipad and unparalleled views of the city’s harbour. But the Passionately Yours staycation is truly one-of-a-kind. The stay comes with a luminous turn-down inspired by the Southern Aurora lights, with a personalised map of the night sky written in the stars as a gift to the couple. All guests staying in suites can have the opportunity to have their portraits taken against the setting sun on the helipad too. And to top off an already magical evening, an aroma bath experience will be prepared for guests in-room. The booking period is from now until February 26, 2021 and the staycation is valid until February 28, 2021

For reservations, visit peninsula.com or call The Peninsula Global Customer Service Centre at +852 2910 1628.

The Hari Hong Kong

Rose petals bubble bath at the Hari Hong Kong

The Hari Hong Kong only just opened its doors a month ago but is already proving itself to be a dining Mecca within the heart of Hong Kong. For Valentine’s Day, the hotel is offering two romantic packages — Rom-Coms & Chill and Romance in Style, for couples seeking a fun and relaxed, yet luxurious staycation.

A highlight in both the packages is the in-room cocktail experience, where Beverage Manager Sabrina Cantini Budden, or one of the hotel’s other talented mixologists, will personally make their way to your suite with their bespoke cocktail trolley to shake up any delectable drink you desire.