9 Mart 2009 Pazartesi


The large yachts that have over 65 meters are the more sophisticated ones that stand put among the others. With four decks above water and two below, some have 30 to 50 square meters suites, revolving beds, all equipped with TV, bar, air conditioning, computers, DVDs, satellite communication and beauty salons. Even more, some are likely to incorporate a landing platform for helicopters, cinemas, libraries and dancing rooms. No luxury is restricted even though you are on water.A 70 meters long Luxury yacht can accommodate up to 26-28 guests and 19 extra crew members. The possibilities are limitless and this is shown in the increasing number of luxury yachts that have over 100 metres and allow the owner to carry mini-submarines and every water equipment possible, from jet-skis to sailing boats and speed boats.Popular manufacturers in the yacht industry are Ferretti, Azimut, Bentti, Mangusta, Feadship, Lurssen and many others. Saint Tropez is a location famous for its luxury yachts, considered a very exclusive retreat. Greece, Spain and Croatia – all offer great European spots for luxury yacht cruises.
The main typical parts of a luxury yacht are: the lower deck - with guest cabins, showers, baths, engine room-, the main deck- with dining rooms, a study-, the upper deck – with a salon, bar, gym and captain’s cabin – and the sun deck – with Jacuzzi. In these areas the owner prefers to keep the basic luxury necessities but most often he will pay up to tens of millions of dollars or Euros to build a customized luxury yacht.

Luxury yachts are very expensive, owned by private owners who pay extensively to maintain such a boat in top running order. These vessels are perceived as luxury items of personal pleasure, for racing or cruising.Luxury yachts are commonly called mega yachts (their length vary around 34m or over) or super yachts (their length vary around 70m or over). They have become increasingly trendy representing a symbol of wealth and prosperity. The Mediterranean and the Caribbean Seas are swarmed with luxury yachts. Due to their high maintenance, some choose to operate them as businesses charters, charging from 30,000 Euros up to 600,000 Euros per week. Because of this, the luxury yacht industry runs effectively, providing good income to the owners. Moreover, many find it more convenient to charter luxury yachts than own one, which is highly expensive. This way they also have the liberty to pick a different location, boat type or crew each time they charter another luxury yacht



Property DescriptionLocated on the hills of Gairaut, with dominant sea and town views, this charming and new villa profits from reduced notary fees (2.5%).Architecturally designed to follow the sun in its sweeping east to west curves, one has the impression of being on a boat with its exotic wood floors, stainless steel handrails and large porthole windows in the 'gangways'.Ground floor: Entrance, guest WC, 2 bedrooms - both leading onto the gardens, one with ensuite bathroom.1st floor: Double lounge room with terrace, fully equipped semi-open plan kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite and terrace.Roof: Heated swimming pool with putting green and over 100 m of wood decked terrace with seaviews.There is another room of 18 m awaiting completion - perfect for a 4th bedroom with ensuite - with through the floor heating/cooling throughout.All shutters open or close with the touch of one button, double glazing, electric gate, watering system - a gorgeous little jewel in a quiet street, yet only 15 minutes to the centre of town or Airport.Can be joined to property 3160 (2,200,000 Euros) or land 3162 (630,000 Euros) to make one enormous property of 3 villas

Property DescriptionNew stylish bright 3 bedroomed house in Vence. Built just under a year ago it benifits reduced notary fee's. Suitated just minutes from the center of Vence it consists of: Nice drive way acces to the house, porch area, large bright living/dining room ( & office area ) opening out onto the semi covered sundrenched terrace over looking the pool area and garden. Open plan design equipped kitchen with direct access to another terrace that has a beautiful view of the medieval part of Vence. On this level you also have 2 bedrooms en suite showers, laundry room. Upstairs to the large master bedroom with its built in dressing and en suite design shower room & private terrace.Bright spacious house

Property DescriptionLarge Stone Bastide perched in the heights of Vence with superb views of the coast - Cap of Antibes and into the Esterel. Set on 5900m² of mature gardens. Arrival level: Entrance hall with large staircase, 4 large bedrooms each with their own bathroom and an independent apartment with 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, large living room with a kitchenette. Garden level: living room with a dining area, a cosy chimney area, master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom. Large kitchen with pantry. Staff bedroom with shower room. Quality materials, high ceilings. Large covered terraces. Free form large pool. The house is in need of renovation


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Pyramid Hotel GroupJohn GreenSenior Vice President, Operations EastMr. Green brings over 30 years of hospitality experience to the Pyramid Hotel Group team. His ten year tenure with Wyndham International included five years as Area Director of Operations Northeast supervising as many as 19 hotels in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and other domestic and international markets including Montreal, Toronto and Bermuda. General Manager assignments included opening the 4-diamond Wyndham Chicago and the Wyndham Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Golf Resort. Prior to Wyndham, Mr. Green was Vice President Operations for Signature Hospitality Resources and a Regional Vice President Operations for John Q. Hammons Hotels. During the 1980’s Mr. Green served with Doubletree Hotels as General Manager in Scottsdale, AZ, Overland Park, KS and Walnut Creek, CA. Larry VitaglianoSenior Vice President, Operations WestMr. Vitagliano spent 20 years with Doubletree, Hilton, and Promus Hotel companies as a general manager for hotels throughout the country. Property experience includes general manager positions at Doubletree Hotels in Seattle, Tysons Corner, Dallas, and Kansas City. He led the Antlers Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs from 1989 to 1995, and has now returned to the property under Pyramid's management. In addition to his general manager position at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, Mr. Vitagliano oversees Pyramid's San Antonio, Texas hotel, the Crowne Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk.Alan BednowitzVice President, Sales & MarketingAlan Bednowitz is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with a track record of success at both the property- and corporate-level of hospitality organizations. For more than a decade he was affiliated with Promus Hotel Corporation (and its predecessor companies Doubletree and Guest Quarters), where he rose to the position of senior director, national sales. Prior to joining Pyramid Hotel Group, Mr. Bednowitz was vice president, sales and relationship management for StarCite, Inc., a meeting industry technology company.Edgar NugentVice President, Hotel AccountingMr. Nugent is a senior hospitality executive with more than 25 years of financial management experience. His 20-year tenure with Marriott Corporation took him from Texas to Panama to Saudi Arabia and Germany. Prior to joining Pyramid Hotel Group he was a partner in his own hospitality consulting firm, where he counseled hotel owners and investors seeking development support.Robert DiDucaVice President, Managing DirectorMr. DiDuca has 24 years experience in independent and franchised hotel operations including Marriott, Hilton, Doubletree, and Sheraton. He has also successfully transitioned more than 30 properties to new ownership and management including brand conversions. Renovation responsibilities consisting of over $40 million in project improvement have been executed. Mr. DiDuca, based in Boston, oversees hotels in the Northeast and Michigan and continues with Hotel Transitions.Harry GreenblattVice President, Managing DirectorMr. Greenblatt's nearly 30-year career began as a management trainee with Hyatt Hotel Corporation. Following a decade of food and beverage management experience, he switched to operations and began a lengthy association with Doubletree Hotels. During his 17 years with Doubletree Mr. Greenblatt was GM of the Doubletree Hotel Allen Center and Hotel Post Oak, both in Houston. Today he is general manager of the Houston Marriott Westchase with regional operations responsibility for Pyramid's additional Texas properties.Robert (Tico) Bevier, CHAVice President, Managing Director Mr. Bevier has 25 years of experience in the hospitality field, encompassing food and beverage, rooms, operations, and consulting. His affiliation with Pyramid began in 2003 when he consulted with the company on hotel acquisitions and transitions. His extensive hospitality career started with Hyatt Hotels; moving on to La Mansion Hotels; and then he spent 15 years with Hilton Hotels Corporation, mostly at the Doubletree Hotel New Orleans as General Manager. Immediately prior to joining Pyramid he was President of Expotel Hospitality Services for three years. Mr. Bevier remains in New Orleans with Pyramid, where he is responsible for the Maison Dupuy and the New Orleans Lakeside hotels.George McGannVice President, Managing DirectorGeorge McGann has over 25 years experience in the hotel industry, with over 10 years of this experience as a General Manager. He started his career in the food and beverage discipline, as a trainee for the Hyatt Corporation. Presently, George is General Manager of the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel with regional responsibility for the Pleasanton Crowne Plaza (soon to be Marriott) and the Sonoma County Hilton. He joined Pyramid as the General Manger of the Crowne Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel. Prior to joining Pyramid Hotels, George was the General Manager/Complex General Manager for Starwood Hotels for over 7 years.Bruce CarltonArea Managing DirectorBruce has over 25 years of hotel experience holding various positions. After receiving his BSBA Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Denver, he completed the Corporate Management Trainee program with Hyatt. Most recently, Bruce was the GM at the Doubletree Hotel San Francisco Airport.Mark FallonArea Managing DirectorMark has over 25 years experience with both upscale independent and branded hotels. He managed the La Mansion Del Rio hotel in San Antonio, TX and then joined the team at Guest Quarters in Boston, MA Following his 11 year association with Guest Quarters, Doubletree, and then Promus, Mark was the opening General Manager at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Mystic, CT and the Marriott Hartford Downtown at Adriaen's Landing in Hartford, CT. Prior to joining Pyramid, he was VP of Operations for Magna Hospitality Group.Chuck FreijeArea Managing DirectorChuck brings over 25 years of hospitality experience to Pyramid. He has been a past General Manager with Doubletree hotels and both an Area Managing Director and an Area Vice President with Promus Hotels. In addition, Chuck is a past President of the Denver Hotel and Lodging Association.John WagnerArea Managing DirectorJohn was most recently the General Manager of the Warwick Hotel Denver. He has had diverse career path that included two years developing a custom automotive business, three years with Destination Hotels/Resorts, nine years as Area General Manager with Warwick International Hotels, and twelve years with AIRCOA Corporation. John is a graduate of Michigan State University's hotel program and has been an Adjunct Professor for Johnson and Wales University. Michael HirschArea Managing DirectorMichael Hirsch is a 26-year veteran of hotel management and has held a variety of sales and operational positions at hotels in Washington, DC; Alexandria, VA; Houston, TX; Santa Monica, CA; and New York City. Presently, Michael is the Area Managing Director for the Washington, DC area with operational responsibility for the Doubletree Rockville and Westin Embassy Row. Prior to joining Pyramid, Mike was based in the Washington DC where he served as Area Vice President for Hilton Hotels Corporation since 2004.Kevin MurnaneArea Managing DirectorKevin Murnane has worked for over 30 years in the hospitality industry, getting his start in Food and Beverage operations. He is the General Manager of the Hilton East Brunswick and also oversees the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Somerset, NJ. Prior to joining Pyramid Hotel Group, Kevin was a General Manager with Hilton Hotels Corporation in multiple locations throughout the United States, most recently at the Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square in NYC.John DawArea Managing DirectorJohn has over 30 years of hospitality experience with Marriott Corp. During his time with Marriott, he has held various positions including Director of Sales & Marketing, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Vice President of Field Sales at Marriott HQ, and four different GM positions.