Makepeace IslandVirgin Group owner, Sir Richard Branson decided to rents his private island in Australia’s Noosa River for $8,000 per night. Named as Makepeace Island, Branson origianlly purchased it in 2003 as an eco-retreat for the crew of Virgin Australia. Besides this, he also boasts his beloved Necker Island in the Caribbean.
Naturally heart-shaped island is very near to the Sunshine coast and can be reached easily by a quick riverboat. To make your stay luxurious and unforgettable, the island has a 500,000 liter lagoon pool, spa, bar, pavilion, tennis court, beach areas, nature walks and a two story open aired Balinese bamboo villa.
This 25 acre island can accommodate around 22 guests in the Bali house with three separate master suites or one of three bures on the island. The indoor decors and gardens include teak, life-size sculptures, enormous volcanic boulder bathtubs, antiques and plenty of ornate lighting and furniture commissioned and acquired in Bali, Java and elsewhere throughout Indonesia. [Makepeace Island]
The billionaire Sir Richard Branson is back in the spotlight. Several days ago we wrote about hisVirgin Oceanic project, and now it comes quite incredible, crazy story. Sir Richard lost the bet and will work as a stewardess in an sexy red AirAsia hostess uniform on a celebrity flight between London and Kuala Lumpur on May 1.
Branson, whose Virgin group sponsors the Marussia Virgin Racing team, will finally honour his bet with AirAsia founder and Team Lotus co-principal Tony Fernandes on whose team would finish higher at the 2010 Bahrain Formula One GP. He will strut down the aisle to offer coffee, tea or any other food or beverage to Fernandes and 250 other guests, including a few celebrities, on the 13-hour flight. Tony Fernandes said: Branson will have to serve and even clean the toilets throughout the flight while wearing the high heels and the red AirAsia stewardess uniform. Branson will also have to wear makeup and shave his legs as AirAsia does not permit ‘hairy stewardesses’.
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson, who’s peddled everything from airline tickets to space travel under his Virgin brand’s iconic name, hopes to bring his own brand of hip to the hotel scene. Richard Branson’s group is all set to get under its hood 25 4-star properties by 2017. But you can expect the first hint of hospitability within the next 12 to 18 months.
Branson and his investors will develop and run luxury hotels in key U.S. cities such as New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The venture aims to buy as much as $500 million in properties with 150 to 400 rooms, restaurants, and communal public spaces.