Celebrated Living, the premier first and business class magazine for American Airlines, has just announced the first ever Platinum List edition – due out on June 1st 2016. This special issue highlights the best in luxury travel today, as selected by international judges and discerning passengers.
Public voting closes at Midnight March 13th 2016 and the honors will be announced in the special Summer issue of Celebrated Living.
For the Platinum List, Celebrated Living magazine has brought together the captains of industry spanning: travel, design, cuisine, sport, business and journalism to bring their own personal expertise to this special edition.
Jonathan Adler: Jonathan’s work spans a myriad of categories, from furnishings to fashion. In less than 20 years he’s opened nearly 30 stores. With his serious design philosophy and colorful sense of optimism, he’s built a robust ecommerce site and a successful worldwide wholesale business with over 1,000 locations. jonathanadler.com
Gil Dezer: As President of Dezer Development, Gil Dezer is one of the largest oceanfront property owners in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. He is one of the youngest developers of luxury high-rise residential and condo-hotel properties in the United States, and Dezer has been instrumental in changing the face and value of the South Florida real estate industry through the introduction of brand partnerships. dezerdevelopment.com
Jack Ezon: Jack S. Ezon is President and Partner in Ovation Vacations, a travel management firm specializing in luxury travel experiences. In his role, Jack oversees the agency’s independent contractors and in-house vacation consultants. Ovation Travel, a member of the prestigious international luxury travel network Virtuoso, is a $750 million travel company based in New York. virtuoso.com
Fern Fernandez: Fernand “Fern” Fernandez American Airlines’ Vice President – Global Marketing is an experienced airline executive with more than 17 years in the industry. In this role, Fernandez leads the team responsible for advertising, brand, product development, promotions, sponsorship and marketing initiatives for all of the company’s products and services. aa.com
Nacho Figueras: As one of the top polo players in the world, Nacho Figueras lives in Argentina and is the captain and co-owner of the tournament-winning Blackwatch polo team. He is an international model most notably as the face of Ralph Lauren men’s fragrances and Black Label line.
Paula Froelich: Paula is a New York Times best-selling author of the novel, Mercury In Retrograde and the former Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Travel. From 1999-2009, she was the Deputy Editor of the New York Post’s gossip column, “Page Six.” During her tenure she was a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. Her current video series, A Broad Abroad, is one of the first female-hosted travel adventure series of its kind. paulafroelich.com
Peter Greenberg: Peter Greenberg the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and Sunday Morning among other broadcast platforms. He is also a New York Times best-selling author and a multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer. petergreenberg.com
Zaha Hadid: Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for her built, theoretical and academic work. Each of her projects builds on over 30 years of exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design. zaha-hadid.com
Robert Irvine: With more than 25 years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. He is the host of one of the Food Network’s highest rated shows, Restaurant: Impossible. http://chefirvine.com
Andrew McCarthy: Andrew McCarthy is an actor, a director and an award-winning travel writer. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, AFAR, Men’s Journal and many others. He has received six Lowell Thomas awards, and been named Travel Journalist of the Year by The Society of American Travel Writers. andrewmccarthy.com
Marcus Samuelsson: Chef Marcus Samuelsson is the author of several books including the James Beard Award Winning The Soul of a New Cuisine and Yes, Chef. His restaurant Red Rooster Harlem celebrates the roots of American cuisine. In Spring 2015 Marcus opened Streetbird Rotisserie and also partnered with the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club to open Marcus’, the signature restaurant at the Bermuda hotel. marcussamuelsson.com
Kelly Wearstler: Named to Architectural Digest’s preeminent Top 100 Architecture & Interior Design list, The A-List from Elle Décor, France AD’s World’s Top Interior Designers and Wallpaper’s Top 20 Designers, Wearstler’s work and profiles are frequently featured in top design, travel, fashion, lifestyle and business publications internationally. Her trademark sumptuous and vibrant interiors imbue luxury hotels and grand residences from Beverly Hills to the Caribbean and around the globe. kellywearstler.com
8th January 2020