Carnival Making Ship Changes to Several Caribbean Routes | TravelPulse

According to Carnival, the company is repositioning the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory to the five-port, seven-day southern Caribbean cruise schedule from San Juan starting in November 2016. The ports passengers will visit include St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten.

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Dangote Taps Carlyle, Blackstone To Fund Nigeria Pipeline Project | Wealth-X

Dangote Taps Carlyle, Blackstone To Fund Nigeria Pipeline Project | Wealth-X

Aliko Dangote, the billionaire president of Nigerian industrial conglomerate Dangote Group, announced plans to build pipelines to quadruple the supply of gas to Nigeria. The construction of the pipelines may be backed by American global asset management firm The Carlyle Group, led by billionaires David Rubenstein and Bill Conway, and New York-based private equity firm Blackstone Group, led by Stephen Schwarzman, according to Bloomberg.

via Dangote Taps Carlyle, Blackstone To Fund Nigeria Pipeline Project | Wealth-X.

10 Successful Black Entrepreneurs From Baltimore — Not All Blacks There Are “Thugs”! | Black Business Blog

Here’s a brief profile of just 10 successful Black entrepreneurs from Baltimore:

#1 – Chef Casey Jenkins (Owner of Darker Than Blue Cafe): From Marine cook to highly regarded fine dining chef, Casey Jenkins has distinguished himself as a talented chef with an innate sense for preparing delicious food and for never wasting an ounce of it to higher food costs. His restaurant is a top 10 favorite in the city of Baltimore.

#2 – Chef Gregory Brown, (Owner of Land of Kush Vegetarian Cuisine): After studying the history of the African Diaspora from time to time, he and his friends/ investors (Naijha Wright and Darius Waters) came up with the idea to create a vegetarian restaurant that caters to the Black community in the Baltimore area. The name “Kush” itself is an ancient African civilization.

via 10 Successful Black Entrepreneurs From Baltimore — Not All Blacks There Are “Thugs”!.

Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Big Boy Mansion’ Is the Most Ridiculous Mansion | Curbed National

Floyd Mayweather's 'Big Boy Mansion' Is the Most Ridiculous Mansion - Flipped - Curbed National

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is set to fight Manny Pacquiao this Saturday in one of the most highly anticipated boxing matches in the sport’s history. But if Floyd loses the fight, don’t feel too bad for him because either way he still gets to go back to his ridiculous Las Vegas mansion that has to rank among the most ostentatious homes of all time. (Also, don’t feel too bad for him for a lot of other reasons.) The 22,000 square-foot home includes seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and…

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Sheraton Cozumel Resort Announced for 2018

Sheraton Cozumel Resort Announced for 2018

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Inmobiliaria Punta Tormentos S.A. de C.V. to introduce its Sheraton® brand to Cozumel, Mexico. Sheraton Cozumel Resort, slated to open in early 2018, will be located on an idyllic island in the Yucatan Peninsula, with sweeping views of the Caribbean. The new resort will increase the Sheraton brand’s portfolio to six hotels in Mexico and 37 in the region.

via Sheraton Cozumel Resort Announced for 2018.

520 Park Avenue Struts Onto the Market With $70M Penthouse – Here Come The Blockbusters – Curbed NY

Out of the dozens of new developments hitting the market this spring, 520 Park Avenue is without a doubt one of the most anticipated. Even though its $130 million triplex penthouse won’t be the most expensive in the city—given that at least two others are planning to top it—the Robert A.M. Stern-designed limestone tower is coveted because 1) it’s RAMSA, 2) there are only 31 units, with the cheapest starting from about $16 million.

via 520 Park Avenue Struts Onto the Market With $70M Penthouse – Here Come The Blockbusters – Curbed NY.

The Hotel Report: A New High-End Hotel Is Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn | Condé Nast Traveler

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is getting another high-end property (joining the very popular Wythe Hotel) when The Williamsburg Hotel opens later this year (an exact date hasn’t yet been specified). The 150-room hotel will have an industrial-inspired design with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop swimming pool and a subterranean nightclub.

via The Hotel Report: A New High-End Hotel Is Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Condé Nast Traveler.

The Best Clubs in the World | Travel + Leisure

The Best Clubs in the World | Travel + Leisure


E11even in Miami
Time vanishes at this over-the-top boîte in Brickell, which houses a dayclub (where better to get sushi on your lunch break?), nightclub with burlesque acts and trapeze artists, and a hydraulic stage usually manned by a pseudo-celeb DJ. Hell, it even has a carving station just in case a hankering for roasted pork hits.

New York’s after-dark scene in the 1980s and 90s was dubbed Clubland, a drug-laden maelstrom of characters like Andy Warhol and RuPaul, hedonistic club kids dressed in drag, and kingpin promoter Peter Gatien, the impresario behind fabled spots such as Limelight, Palladium, and Tunnel.

Now? A European export has transformed nightlife from Las Vegas to Dubai—electronic dance music, in all its many forms, owns the night. Everyone wants in on the craze, but only a few deliver a top-notch experience. Here, the best places to party around the globe.

The Best Clubs in the World | Travel + Leisure

Fabric in London
Fans of underground techno, dubstep, and drum and bass speak of Fabric in reverent tones. The colossal refashioned meatpacking factory is a kingmaker: it’s a perennial stop for some of the most well regarded talent in the industry and a gig on a big night can launch a career.

The Best Clubs in the World | Travel + Leisure

Guaba Beach Bar in Limassol, Cyprus
This staid island in the Mediterranean doesn’t conjure the same voyeuristic fantasies as other mainstays on the global black-card circuit, but Guaba’s funhouse vibe is everything you want in a beach club: enter through a gaping clown face to a seaside pit ringed by rainbow balconies.

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Discover Paris – The Paris Hot Spots to Visit Now | Travel Noire and Architectural Digest

Discover Paris

Paris is a dream destination for many travelers. However, some may feel a bit intimidated by the language barrier or customs, but have no fear! These 10 tips will help you navigate the city like a pro and make the most out of your visit!

1. Don’t travel in summer

While Paris is a wonderful city any time of the year, summer tends to be the worst time to travel there. Most French people flee the city during summer because it’s hot and the city isn’t generally air-conditioned. When you’re dealing with a city that has a long history like Paris does, it’s no surprise that many of the buildings aren’t air-conditioned. Also, since most Parisians leave Paris during the summer, tourists overtake the city. You don’t get a true representation of what Parisian life is like.

via Discover Paris.

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The Pont du Carrousel, part of jeweler Temple St. Clair Carr’s daily commute to Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs. (Architectural Digest)

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The Hôtel Bourg Tibourg’s charming entrance.
19 rue du Bourg Tibourg; +33-1-42-78-47-39; bourgtibourg.com (Architectural Digest)

 

These Jewels Brought in a Record-Breaking $65 Million at Auction : Architectural Digest

On Tuesday, April 21, Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale brought in $65 million—a record total for a jewelry auction at the firm’s New York salesroom. Ten jewels sold for more than $1 million, four of those to online bidders. The 100.2-carat diamond shown here sold for $22.1 million to an anonymous buyer, leading the auction. It is the largest perfect diamond with a classic emerald cut ever sold at auction and the first 100-plus-carat diamond to be sold at auction in New York.

via These Jewels Brought in a Record-Breaking $65 Million at Auction : Architectural Digest.