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Latest Lifestyle News: Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Firstly, let us take the opportunity to say a very Merry Christmas to all of our readers. We hope you wake tomorrow morning to find plenty of luxurious presents nestled under the tree.

For some, however, Christmas has come early and among them you can certainly count the shareholders of luxury group Belmond, which is the target of an eye-popping £3.2 billion buy-out.

The bidding party? None other than luxury conglomerate LVMH, who, if industry experts are to be believed, are putting hospitality at the forefront of their ambitions over the coming years. You can read more about this notable acquisition in today’s Christmas Eve newsletter.

Elsewhere this week, as we’ve built up to the big day we’ve been reporting on a wide range of stories from the world of luxury. There’s a look ahead to an RM Sotheby’s auction in Paris that’s set to see several high-performance Ferraris and Bugattis go under the hammer.

We’ve also brought you news of an eco-conscious luxury resort that’s set to open its doors in Abu Dhabi, the design of a $2.5 million all-electric hypercar by Lotus, and a brand new track-only 911 model from Porsche.

And that’s not all. There are also reviews of a recent auction of Frank Sinatra memorabilia that yielded an incredible $9.2 million, a stunning limited edition piano series by Steinway, and a beautiful new timepiece by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

So that's it for this week. Once again, we hope you have a magical day tomorrow, with a sprinkling of luxury to make the occasion extra special. Merry Christmas!