Undiscovered Travel Destinations


A sunny getaway can help lift spirts and reveal the history and wonder of a new space far away from home. Take a look at some of our favorite warm weather destinations and start planning your next trip.

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CANOUAN

This tiny island located about 120 miles southwest of Barbados is quickly becoming a popular travel destination among the world’s elite. Canouan is a secluded island, with no direct flights from the U.S., so many visitors must fly to an airport in St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Lucia or Barbados and then take a short flight by private jet or propeller plane to get to there. The Mandarin Oriental Canouan, which recently took over the old Pink Sands Club, is the premier hotel on the island and has five restaurants and bars, a freestanding spa and a golf course, among other amenities.

 

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LORD HOWE ISLAND, AUSTRALIA

Guests looking for both privacy and beauty can look no further than Lorde Howe Island. No need to worry about overcrowding here; only about 400 visitors are allowed on the island at one time to experience the natural features, which include the famous twin peaks, subtropical forests and clear waters. The island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage property in 1982 due to its beauty and biodiversity. Visitors take advantage of many local attractions, including feeding wild fish by hand at Ned’s Beach and hiking Mount Gower.

 

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FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK

With dramatic landscapes and stunning waterfront views, The Faroe Islands are a must-see for any traveler. Located between Iceland and Scotland, lies this breathtaking string of islands that were once considered Danish Viking territory and today occupy about 50,000 residents. Luxe features are being added to the islands every day, including Michelin-star restaurants and trendy shops for tourists. Koks Restaurant won its first Michelin star in 2017 and has a staff of 10 chefs (each from a different country). Reservations are recommended for this exclusive restaurant; it is open from April to September and only serves 24 customers a night.

 

Looking for more luxury travel destinations? Check out our list of The World’s Most Romantic Travel Destinations.

 

Via – Luxury Portfolio International Blog

Hotels With Style: Luxury Fashion Hotels


Today, a brand is more than just a label; it’s an experience. For top luxury marques, a hotel creates the ultimate expression of the brand in action. Guests are immersed in an atmosphere that showcases the spirit of the brand and is shown not just in the details of furnishings and linens, but in each touch point of customer service. From the ornate excess of Versace to the restrained, yet lavish look of Armani, each brand brings its unique aesthetic to life in a distinctive way at each of these posh getaways.

 

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Palazzo Versace Gold Coast

Versace can take much of the credit for starting the fashion designer hotel trends when this luxurious resort on Australia’s Gold Coast opened 15 years ago. The Palazzo has 200 bedrooms and suites outfitted with Versace Home furnishings, as well as linens created specifically for the resort. The hotel reflects the spirit of Versace with luxurious fabrics, bold colors and a sense of la dolce vita indulgence. Rooms have large windows and Juliet balconies to let the abundant sunshine pour in. The resort is home to three award-winning restaurants, a day spa, private marina and a Versace boutique. Gianni Versace’s former Miami residence, Casa Casuarina, is also available for overnight stays. Versace extensively renovated the home prior to his death and added several unique accents, including a pool with a statuary and elaborate mosaics.

 

 

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Armani Hotel Dubai

Situated inside the stratospheric Burj Khalifa, the Armani Hotel Dubai occupies 10 floors designed in Giorgio Armani’s signature elegant style. Design elements include Eramosa stone floors, zebrawood panels, bespoke furnishings and personally designed hotel amenities all swathed in Armani’s luxurious muted neutrals. To accentuate the feeling of gracious Italian hospitality, the hotel assigns guests a lifestyle manager who helps arrange for services and optimizes the experience. Custom-created furniture and bespoke fabrics form a counterpoint to the dramatic views outside. The hotel also includes eight Armani restaurants and a complete spa.

 

 

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Cheval Blanc Hotel

Luxury conglomerate LMVH has created a luxury brand around their Cheval Blanc vineyard. The brand now has three exquisite hotel experiences in Courcheval, St. Barths and in the Maldives. The hotels echo the commitment that LVMH brands such as Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon have made to creativity and craftsmanship. One of the locations, The Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives, enhances the idyllic island location with villas outfitted in European elegance, including sophisticated artwork, rain showers and private pools. An assigned butler schedules all outdoor activities and adventures. A Guerlain spa is located on its own island just a short boat ride away and has a meditation pavilion that looks out over the crystal blue waters.

 

 

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Baccarat Hotel 

The historic French crystal company brought its glittering aesthetic to the creation of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in midtown Manhattan. The hotel’s prismed façade resembles one of the brand’s shimmering creations. The hotel’s public areas feature seventeen custom chandeliers and Baccarat masterworks are showcased in large vitrines. The hotel has 114 guest rooms outfitted with custom desks, sconces and table lamps constructed by Baccarat. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and glass showers concealed by hand-painted French doors. A custom Baccarat-red enamel minibar includes glasses and stemware from the brand. The hotel was given five-stars by Forbes Travel.

 

Via – Luxury Portfolio International Blog

 

What Does $2 Million Buy You Around the World?


 

Property values vary from region to region, country to country. What one can expect to purchase in Dallas for a certain price may get you further — or not — in other parts of world.

 

With Luxury Portfolio International, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate can showcase luxurious listings from the U.S.’ premier brokerages — all in one award-winning website, luxuryportfolio.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is an exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio, an invitation-only network of more than 200 brokerages worldwide.

 

We’ve selected five properties that showcase how far $2 million goes around the world.

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Johannesburg | South Africa | $1,969,541

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Vancouver | Canada | $1,890,964

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Morcote | Switzerland | $1,862,549

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Ada | Michigan | $1,485,000

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Great Bolas | United Kingdom | $1,208,676

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing more than 50,000 properties annually on luxuryportfolio.com.

 

View more breathtaking properties on luxuryportfolio.com.

 

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5 Stunning Mountain Views


 

Dreams of a crisp autumn morning and the sight of leaves turning will soon be realities in Dallas.

 

As the last of triple-digit temperature days pass by, fast forward into the joys of fall by thinking of your next mountain retreat with Luxury Portfolio International.

 

Luxury Portfolio is an accessible resource that makes searching for the perfect location — along with the most beautiful views, ample living spaces and more — an easy task. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is an exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio, an invitation-only network of more than 200 brokerages worldwide.


We’ve selected five stunning mountain properties that will entice you to bundle up in cozy knits and enjoy a mug of hot cocoa.

 

5 Stunning Mountain Views

Pettenasco | Italy | Price Available Upon Request

 

5 Stunning Mountain Views

Vail | Colorado | $34,000,000

 

5 Stunning Mountain Views

Carona | Switzerland | $9,281,220

 

5 Stunning Mountain Views

Whistler | Canada | $5,356,459

 

5 Stunning Mountain Views

Stowe | Vermont | $2,250,000

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing more than 50,000 properties annually on luxuryportfolio.com.

 

View more extraordinary properties on luxuryportfolio.com

 

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Luxury Homes with the Best Autumn Views


 

With fall steadily approaching, it’s time for nature’s awe-inspiring spectacle of foliage to change into hues of deep orange, auburn and gold.

 

We’ve selected seven Luxury Portfolio International properties where you can get the best of what autumn has to offer. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is an exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio International, an invitation-only network of more than 200 premier brokerages worldwide.

 

Luxury homes with the best autumn views

Whistler | British Columbia | Approximately $6,055,000

 

Luxury Homes with the Best Autumn Views

Bellevue | Washington | $4,398,000

 

Luxury Homes with the Best Autumn Views

Verona | Italy | Approximately $3,781,000

 

Luxury Homes with the Best Autumn Views

Beaufort | South Carolina | $2,695,000

 

Luxury Homes with the Best Views

Vineyard Haven | Massachusetts | $1,550,000

 

Luxury Homes with the Best Views

Boulder | Colorado | $1,395,000

 

Luxury Homes with the Best Views

Dawsonville | Georgia | $995,000

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing more than 50,000 properties annually on luxuryportfolio.com.

 

View more extraordinary properties on luxuryportfolio.com.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Attends Affluence Forum


 

DPMRE invited to first Affluence Forum hosted by Luxury Portfolio International

 

As a leader in luxury real estate in North Texas, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate constantly strives to be an innovator in the luxury market to better understand and serve our clients. The Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate marketing team recently had an exclusive opportunity to learn more about current and upcoming trends in the luxury market at the 2017 Affluence Forum, hosted by Luxury Portfolio International.

 

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, through its affiliation with Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., is a member of Luxury Portfolio International, an invitation-only network of more than 200 premier brokerages worldwide. Luxury Portfolio International is a comprehensive marketing program exclusively for the luxury listings of brands that are part of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of independent residential brokerages.

 

DPMRE invited to first Affluence Forum hosted by Luxury Portfolio International

 

Luxury Portfolio International’s two-day, invitation-only event at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago assembled leaders in the shelter-related industries of home, design and luxury real estate to share ideas, network and learn from industry experts. Attendees were provided the latest statistics on the high-net-worth consumer, insights on the global luxury real estate market and a review of industry innovations.

 

“We are always challenging ourselves to do something different,” Luxury Portfolio International Chief Executive Paul Boomsma said. “This forum delivers real value for attendees who need to be conversant with the latest trends in luxury.”

 

Luxury Portfolio International® Executive Vice President Stephanie Pfeffer Anton speaks with a forum attendee.

 

Notable speakers included Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Chief Economist Marci Rossell, who spoke about the economic factors influencing affluent consumers and former DWELL Media Chief Executive Michela O’Conner Abrams, who provided insight into the power of good design in business.

 

The Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate marketing team also gained insight on the latest luxury home trends from visits to the Monogram and Waterworks showrooms in The Merchandise Mart, a famed art deco landmark on the banks of the Chicago River, as well as an architecture cruise through the heart of downtown.

 

“When marketing luxury homes, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our Associates tap the network of Luxury Portfolio International members and utilize its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, to expose listings to buyers across the globe,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for the company.

 

LuxuryPortfolio.com attracts a global audience of visitors from more than 200 countries/territories every month and marketed over 50,000 luxury homes to more than 3 million high-net-worth visitors last year,” Graham said. “Luxury Portfolio is truly luxury, with more U.S. properties priced above $1 million than any of its competitors. We’re proud to be affiliated with the world’s foremost luxury home marketing program and invite you to learn more at LuxuryPortfolio.com.”