Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg Heralds a New Era in South Africa’s Most Vibrant City

Revitalized and reflagged landmark hotel re-opens this fall, and is now confirming reservations for December 1, 2014

Introducing the New Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg

Twenty years after the historic first universal elections in South Africa, the country’s largest city is experiencing its own rebirth as an important business center and a cosmopolitan destination with a wealth of leisure opportunities, and the new Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is at the heart of it all. The Westcliff was originally conceived as a stately enclave for an exclusive clientele when it opened in the late 1990s.  Under the guidance of Four Seasons and the vision of locally-based RSL Architects and JACKET INTERIORS, the former grande dame is getting a facelift and a new attitude in keeping with a modern African aesthetic, and reflective of the dynamic city that surrounds it.

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This is a really exciting time in Jo’burg – you can feel the energy and excitement,” says Sebastien Carre, who traveled the world before settling in South Africa as the Hotel’s new General Manager. “Even if you think you know the city, it’s changing so fast that it’s definitely worth another visit – and if you’ve never been here before, you are in for a very special treat.”

Indeed, the city’s renaissance is being led by a new generation of artists, designers and creative thinkers.  Johannesburg now boasts two separate fashion weeks, an array of funky arts districts, and just last fall the Museum of African Design – the first of its kind on the continent – opened its doors.  Founded on the gold and diamond trades, the city also remains a key centre for mining, banking, media, health care and a growing technology sector.

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Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is in the middle of the action, just minutes from major business centres and tourist attractions. With stunning 240-degree views across the city’s famed green canopy and the Johannesburg Zoo right next door, the Hotel is nestled among eight acres (three hectares) of lushly landscaped gardens cascading down a hillside that is also less than 30 minutes from two major airports, including the largest and busiest in all of Africa. Thus, Four Seasons The Westcliff is ideally positioned as a gateway for international air travellers to explore the Sub Continent and beyond.  Important game reserves are nearby, including Kruger National Park just five hours’ drive away, and 36 of South Africa’s top 100 golf courses are within an hour of the Hotel – some just minutes away.  Open air markets, art galleries, hip restaurants and more await.

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Long established with four properties in Egypt (two in Cairo, one in Alexandria, and one on the Red Sea – a resort once voted #1 in the world under Sebastien Carre’s leadership, and more recently with the opening of a resort in Marrakech, the first of three planned locations in Morocco, Four Seasons has recently entered Sub-Saharan Africa with the 2012 opening of Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, the first of three planned properties in Tanzania.  Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is the brand’s first hotel on the African Sub Continent, with resorts in the Seychelles and Mauritius completing the collection – for now.

Africa is an important development market for Four Seasons, so travellers can look forward to news about more urban and resort locations in the future,” promises Carre.

With 117 guest rooms and suites scattered through nine low rise buildings amid beautifully landscaped gardens, terraces and fountains, the mood is almost residential; a welcoming respite from hectic business affairs and busy days exploring.

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And yet the environment within is closely connected to the pulse of the city, perhaps most notably with its extensive contemporary African art collection.  A carefully curated selection features paintings, prints, sculptures and mixed media by prominent artists including Helmut Starcke, Obie Oberholzer, Gawie Joubert, Saral Petrus, Diana Hyslop, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Louis Olivier and the team of Arlene Amaler-Raviv & Dale Yudelman, among many others.

Business travellers will find everything at their fingertips, from in-room media hub, private bar and espresso machine to a 24-hour business center, round the clock laundry and multi-lingual concierge team.  Honeymooners,couples and friends enjoying a getaway will love the all-new Spa complex, two swimming pools and endless opportunities for golf and shopping, while families will appreciate the fully supervised Kids for All Seasons and the surprise inclusion of a home theatre in some of the Hotel’s suites.

For residents of the city’s prestigious neighbourhoods known as The Parks, Four Seasons The Westcliff is destined to become a social center with its five restaurants and lounges and day access to the Spa, as well as its gorgeous venues for weddings and other social functions.

The real difference that returning guests will notice is something they will feel rather than see, and that’s the caring, personal service for which Four Seasons is renowned all over the world,” says Christopher Rudolph, who grew up in Johannesburg, lived abroad and has now returned as the Hotel Manager at Four Seasons The Westcliff.  “I have always wanted to work with Four Seasons and return to the place I call home – now at last both dreams have come true.”

A New Dining Destination in Johannesburg

Executive Chef Dirk Gieselmann

Executive Chef Dirk Gieselmann

Five all-new restaurants and lounges are preparing to welcome both local and international guests with an array of options to enjoy the very finest cuisine, accompanied by the best wines of South Africa and the world.  The culinary team is presided over by Executive Chef Dirk Gieselmann, a native of Germany and most recently of the three Michelin star L’Auberge de L’Ill in Illhaeusern, France.  Passionate about seasonality and local provenance, Chef Gieselmann is currently foraging the farms and markets of the city and surrounding countryside, acquiring the best possible ingredients on which to base his menus.

The Hotel’s showpiece restaurant will be View, conceived as a gallery of culinary art where Chef and his team will be at their most creative.  A dramatic interior opens to an elegant terrace, where couples, business associates and close friends will indulge in the finest seafood and meats at lunch and dinner.

The Hotel’s showpiece restaurant will be View, conceived as a gallery of culinary art where Chef and his team will be at their most creative

The Hotel’s showpiece restaurant will be View, conceived as a gallery of culinary art where Chef and his team will be at their most creative

Flames will boast an expansive terrace and sunset views.  As the name suggests, grilled specialties are on the menu, expertly paired with South African wines and local craft beers.  Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and cocktails will be served in addition to dinner.

Flames will boast an expansive terrace and sunset views.

Flames will boast an expansive terrace and sunset views.

As well as the larders, the wine cellars are also being stocked now, with the country’s best regional bottles being laid down.  Celebrating the marriage of the most interesting wines with the most delightful culinary creations isCellar Door.  This intimate venue will host wine tastings and other special events, and is available for private bookings for up to 20 guests.

For those on the move, Westcliff Deli is an easy drop-in spot for local residents and Hotel guests.  Accessed from the front drive, it will be a great place to pick up coffee and sweets, as well as gourmet sandwiches and salads to go.

Spa goers are welcome to stay in their post-treatment robes as they lounge poolside at Après-Spa, where wines, fresh juices and light cuisine can be enjoyed at tables or on comfortable loungers.  The casual atmosphere is also a great place to catch up with friends, or simply spend a quiet afternoon of relaxation in the sunshine.

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All New: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg

Housed in a completely new building designed to the company’s exacting standards, The Spa at Four Seasons will be an oasis of pampering and well-being amid the serenity of the Hotel’s gardens.  Inspired by the nature that surrounds them, nine treatment rooms – including a couple’s suite – set the stage of expert massage, skin care and body treatments.  Full facilities for men and women – both Hotel guests and day visitors – including luxe change rooms, saunas and steam rooms, as well as the outdoor Après-Spa lounge. Continue reading

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Delano Las Vegas Offers First Look At Elevated Hotel Experience

All-Suite Hotel Now Accepting Room Reservations for September 2014

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Fusing the chic style of the iconic South Beach brand with the vibrant energy of the Las Vegas Strip, Delano Las Vegas will come to life at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino September 2014. (Rendering)

Fusing the chic style of the iconic South Beach brand with the vibrant energy of the Las Vegas Strip, the new Delano Las Vegas will come to life at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino later this year and is now accepting room reservations for stays beginning Sept. 1 (via delanolasvegas.com or by calling 877-632-5400). The Delano Las Vegas is a partnership between MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group and will replace THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. Design teams from both companies collaborated to create the vision for all venues and suites. The teams were led by Joyen Vakil, senior vice president of design and development for MGM Resorts International and Verena Haller, senior vice president of design for Morgans Hotel Group.

The Morgans Hotel Group Co. is widely credited as the creator of the first “boutique” hotel and with being a continuing leader of the hotel industry’s boutique sector. The company operates Morgans, Royalton and Hudson properties in New York City, Delano and Shore Club in South Beach, Mondrian in Los Angeles, South Beach and New York, The Clift in San Francisco, Ames in Boston, Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London, and a hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with ownership interests or full ownership in several of these hotels. The company also has other property transactions in various stages of completion,

Delano Las Vegas - General Manager Matthew Chilton

Delano Las Vegas’ General Manager Matthew Chilton

including Delano and Mondrian hotels in Marrakech, Morocco; Hudson and Mondrian in London, England; Delano in Cesme, Turkey; and Mondrian properties in Istanbul, Turkey; Doha, Qatar and Nassau, The Bahamas.
 
Anchored by intimate yet energetic public spaces and sophisticated accommodations, the non-smoking, all-suite Delano Las Vegas boutique hotel is designed to appeal to the most discerning travelers from around the globe and guests will discover a blend of personalized service and effortless luxury coupled with unexpected elements of individuality and high-concept design. 
 
Delano guests will be wowed by the introduction of this very special destination,” said Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano Las Vegas. “Dynamic public spaces will serve as social hubs where guests will want to linger and socialize while the clean design of the suites will create a quiet escape.
 
Blending eclectic details to create an atmosphere that is playful and filled with energy, the stylish public spaces will be highlighted by a sleek new lobby featuring three distinct social spaces – a unique coffee bar, sophisticated lounge and café concept. Upstairs and away from the action, Delano’s 1,100 guest suites will provide a luxurious retreat.

Public Spaces

  • A Grand Arrival. As guests approach Delano Las Vegas’ expansive stone entry and wood-slatted gate, they will encounter an extraordinary divided boulder from the Nevada desert, certain to become a signature element of the hotel. Guests will venture down a striking walkway featuring colors and textures inspired by the layered landscape of the Mojave Desert, inviting them to drift further into Delano Las Vegas’ alluring escape.
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Delano Las Vegas’ expansive stone entry will feature a wood-slatted gate and an extraordinary divided boulder from the Nevada desert. (Rendering)

  • The Journey Begins. Entering through an oversized etched wooden doorway, guests will see an inviting pathway of stone surrounded by towering columns enveloped in Delano’s iconic white sheers and statement mirrors. At the end of the corridor, a stunning piece of artwork comprised of small rocks suspended from the ceiling with a sculpted opening will reveal a glimpse of what lies beyond. A sleek black reception desk highlighted by a golden patchwork art piece overhead will welcome guests.
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Leading to the lobby, guests will walk down an inviting pathway of stone surrounded by towering columns enveloped in white sheers and statement mirrors. (Rendering)

Delano Las Vegas - 3940 Coffee & Tea

Delano Las Vegas – 3940 Coffee & Tea

  • Sunrise to Sunset. Situated just off the main lobby, 3940 Coffee + Tea will provide guests with a space to meet and mingle from day to night. The bar will serve gourmet coffee and tea from Grand Avenue Specialty Coffee, a company dedicated to providing a superior coffee and artisanal tea experience. Fresh squeezed juices and breakfast pastries such as warm scones, savory and sweet crepes, and cronuts with house-made jams will be served throughout the morning. Each afternoon, a tea cart will offer the finest selection of loose-leaf tea served alongside traditional accompaniments like petite pastries and finger sandwiches.

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Tiger Jam Brings World-class Poker, Exclusive Golf and Headliner OneRepublic to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

16th Annual Tiger Jam Rocks Las Vegas May 16-17

GRAMMY-nominated pop rock band OneRepublic will headline the 16th annual Tiger Jam at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, May 16-17. The two-day charity event hosted by Tiger Woods combines world-class golf, high-stakes poker, gourmet cuisine and exclusive VIP experiences into a star-studded weekend benefitting the Tiger Woods Foundation’s college-access programs.

The 2014 Tiger Jam will kick off Friday, May 16 when poker legend Phil Hellmuth teams up with Woods to host Poker Night presented by the World Poker Tour. For a $10,000 buy-in, participants will join Woods, Hellmuth, Poker Hall of Famer Doyle Brunson and other great players for an exclusive night of poker followed by a Pre-Jam Party at Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay. Tournament prizes include a package with unique golf experiences, Pro-Am playing spots in premier PGA TOUR events and other exclusive items.

Prior to Saturday evening’s live concert, guests can participate in a morning golf outing at Cascata Golf Course before attending the VIP reception at Mandalay Bay. This exclusive pre-concert party will feature gourmet food and spirits as well as live and silent auctions filled with luxury items. Following a rocking performance from OneRepublic at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, the night will conclude with a post-concert party at the House of Blues.

We are excited to welcome OneRepublic to Tiger Jam for the first time in our 16 years,” Woods said. “This unique and entertaining event gives so much to my foundation, helping us grow our programs and providing even more young people with a shot at college.”

Tickets for the OneRepublic performance priced at $55, $85 and $125, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase atwww.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Stuart Weitzman Launches The “Be Suede” Experience

Stuart Weitzman continues SWxYOU, its limited-edition customization series, with the introduction of “Be Suede,” exclusively on www.stuartweitzman.com. The program unites two of the season’s hottest trends – summer suede and the classic espadrille flat – giving shoppers the unique opportunity to reimagine this warm weather must-have by choosing from 15 shades ranging from bold shades of clementine orange, sol yellow and pimento red to soft neutrals including dove gray, haze tan and bisque cream. The flat is infallible this season, with the espadrille dominating fashion headlines. Both sporty and chic, this lightweight slip-on becomes instantly elegant when recast in supple suede, yet decidedly downtown when embedded with studs.

(PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

(PRNewsFoto/Stuart Weitzman)

Shoe lovers, brand loyalists and trendsetters alike are sure to “be suede” by this exclusive opportunity to choose, create and customize a luxe limited-edition espadrille, only from Stuart Weitzman.

The SWxYOU: Be Suede experience will only be available for a two-week window. A celebration of personal style, the customization option extends beyond the palette, and is comprised of three simple steps: 1) Choose the shade of suede 2) Select the metallic hardware tone 3) Opt to embellish the vamp with studs or keep it smooth and simple. Each pair will be meticulously handcrafted in Spain – the birthplace of the traditional espadrille.  Retail prices range from $298 – $335, with an approximate delivery period of 6 – 8 weeks.

 

2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show A High Design Hit

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The 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show (ADHDS), March 20-23, annually held at Pier 94 in New York City, was (and is) a premier showcase for luxury products and cutting-edge designs from close to 400 brands. The four-day fair showcased the best in the home design and luxury market and features more than 300 exhibitors and close to 400 premium brands and covers a range of categories including: furniture, accessories, art, kitchen and bath products, flooring, rugs, electronics, ceramics, stone and tile, wall covering, lighting, outdoor products, and more. From product launches, theater programming, and special events, the show is (and was) a must-attend for the industry’s top professionals and discerning consumers. Next year’s show dates are March 19-22, 2015.

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Show Floor (Photo Credit: SocilaShutterBug.com)

Show Floor (Photo Credit: SocilaShutterBug.com)

More than 40,000 attendees from across the globe took to the aisles to discover distinctive items for their projects, visit the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio for exciting seminars presented by Architectural Digest and The New York Times, and experience the Shops at ADHDS, a new curation of cash-and-carry storefronts, and the first-ever outdoor pavilion. Exhibitors noted the marked increase in attendance, including a remarkable 55 percent increase in the number of design trade attendees, and came away with productive leads from both discerning industry professionals and consumer visitors.

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Farrow and Ball Ltd.

Giulio Capua, vice president and publisher, Architectural Digest credits the show’s wide range of offerings for helping to set the tone for a successful weekend. “We’ve continued to innovate the show experience and programming by creating a showcase in step with industry trends,” he said. “This year, attendees experienced a wealth of great design—from of one-of-a-kind artisan pieces to new product launches from top manufacturers and design studios to important technologies leading the smart home revolution.”

A showcase of some of the finest home furnishings manufacturers and leading designers present their latest lines and projects. A wide range of exquisite offerings from around the world including contemporary and classic furniture, lighting, carpets, decorative accessories, textiles, art and more. The juried MADE galleries showcase the work of craftsman, artists and designers of limited edition and one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings. Internationally renown and newly emerging talent present unique, beautiful and imaginative works in a range of mediums. The largest collection of luxury and premium kitchen, bath and building products in North America. reFRESH offers international product debuts, innovations in technology, state-of-the-art design and culinary demonstrations from leading chefs. Appliances, cabinets, tile & stone, bath fittings & fixtures, windows, doors, hardware, security systems, smart home technology and more.  Continue reading

2013 Internet Ad Revenues Soar To $42.8 Billion, Hitting Landmark High & Surpassing Broadcast Television For The First Time

Marks a 17% Rise Over Record-Setting Revenues in 2012

Fourth Quarter/2013 Numbers Climb to $12.1 Billion, A 17% Surge in Revenues Over Same Time in 2012

Mobile Sees Year-Over-Year Triple-Digit Growth for the Third Year in a Row

U.S. interactive advertising revenues for 2013 hit an all-time high of $42.8 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full-year, exceeding broadcast television advertising* revenues ($40.1 billion), for the first time ever. This momentous figure marks an increase of 17 percent from 2012’s landmark revenues of $36.6 billion. The report, unveiled by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC U.S., also reveals that fourth quarter revenues for 2013 came in at $12.1 billion, an increase of 17 percent from the $10.3 billion brought in during the same quarter in 2012. In addition, this total represents an uptick of 14 percent from 2013’s third quarter revenues at $10.6 billion.

Here are the results from the full year in comparison with last year’s numbers:

Full Year
2012
Full Year
2013
% $ % $
Revenue (Ad Formats)
Search 46% $16,916 43% $18,365
Classifieds and Directories 7% $2,430 6% $2,597
Lead Generation 5% $1,689 4% $1,749
E-mail 0% $156 0% $165
Mobile 9% $3,370 17% $7,084
Display-related
    – Digital Video Commercials 6% $2,330 7% $2,784
    – Ad banners / display ads 21% $7,721 19% $7,943
    – Sponsorships 2% $845 2% $766
    – Rich media 3% $1,113 3% $1,328
        Total display-related 33% $12,009 30% $12,821
Revenue (Pricing Models)
Impression-based 32% $11,709 33% $14,297
Performance-based 66% $24,093 65% $27,788
Hybrid 2% $768 2% $696

Other highlights include:

  • For the third year in a row, mobile achieved triple-digit growth year-over-year, rising to $7.1 billion during full year 2013, a 110 percent boost from the prior year total of $3.4 billion. Mobile accounted for 17 percent of 2013 revenues, whereas it was 9 percent of revenues in 2012.
  • Digital video, a component of display-related advertising, brought in $2.8 billion in full year 2013, up 19 percent over revenues of $2.3 billion in 2012. As a result, it also increased its share to become the fourth largest format, directly behind mobile.
  • Search revenues totaled $18.4 billion in 2013, up 9 percent from 2012, when search totaled $16.9 billion.
  • Display-related advertising revenues in 2013 totaled $12.8 billion or 30 percent of the year’s revenues, a rise of 7 percent over $12 billion in 2012.
  • Retail advertisers continue to represent the largest category of internet ad spending, responsible for 21 percent in 2013, followed by financial services and closely trailed by automotive which account for 13 and 12 percent of the year’s revenues respectively.

“The news that interactive has outperformed broadcast television should come as no surprise,” said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO, IAB. “It speaks to the power that digital screens have in reaching and engaging audiences. In that same vein, the staggering growth of mobile is clearly a direct response to how smaller digital screens play an integral role in consumers’ lives throughout the day, as well as their critical importance to cross-screen experiences.

Our survey confirms that we are fully in transition to the post-desktop era,” said David Silverman, Partner, PwC U.S. “Triple digit advertising revenue growth from mobile devices contrasted the more tepid 8 percent growth from traditional computer screens. This is simply a reflection of the change in how and where consumers are viewing their informationon the go!”

Digital marketing generates large reach and many possibilities to create impact across consumers’ purchase consideration processes, both critically important to advertisers as they seek marketing investments that have value ” said Sherrill Mane, Senior Vice President, Research, Analytics, and Measurement, IAB.

IAB sponsors the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report, which is conducted independently by the New Media Group of PwC. The results are considered the most accurate measurement of interactive advertising revenues because the data is compiled directly from information supplied by companies selling advertisements on the internet.

The survey includes data concerning online advertising revenues from Web sites, commercial online services, free email providers, and all other companies selling online advertising. The full report is issued twice yearly for full and half-year data, and top-line quarterly estimates are issued for the first and third quarters. PwC does not audit the information and provides no opinion or other form of assurance with respect to the information. A copy of the full report is available at: iab.net/AdRevenueReport.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is comprised of more than 600 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its members, the IAB is dedicated to the growth of the interactive advertising marketplace, of interactive’s share of total marketing spend, and of its members’ share of total marketing spend. The IAB educates marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider business community about the value of interactive advertising. Working with its member companies, the IAB evaluates and recommends standards and practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City with a Public Policy office in Washington, D.C.

Conde Nast Entertainment Unveils Second Phase Of Digital Expansion

Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE) today unveiled the next phase of its digital expansion at its second annual Digital Content NewFront (organized by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)** which is comprised of more than 600 leading media and technology companies and responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States). CNE, which launched its digital video network in March 2013 with GQ and Glamour channels, has built the network into a growing force with eleven iconic branded channels inspired by storied Conde Nast titles, and nearly a billion views to date.  The next phase of the division’s digital expansion includes the addition of three new branded channels to its network – Bon Appetit, The New Yorker and Lucky – the production of over 100 new and returning digital series across all channels, and the creation of THE SCENE, the industry’s first platform devoted to curating and showcasing premium digital-first video content.  The announcements were made by Dawn Ostroff, president, Conde Nast Entertainment.

Conde Nast Entertainment logo (PRNewsFoto/Conde Nast Entertainment )

Conde Nast Entertainment logo (PRNewsFoto/Conde Nast Entertainment )

The company attracts more than 95 million consumers across its twenty industry-leading print and digital media brands:  Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler, Details, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Wired, W, Lucky, Golf Digest, Golf World, Teen Vogue and Ars Technica.

According to Ostroff, In just one year, CNE has set the industry standard for award-winning original video content that millions of influential millennials are watching and sharing. The addition of THE SCENE, which will feature content from all of our powerful branded channels and premium digital videos from leading traditional and digital media companies, will increase our reach to entirely new audiences.”

CNE’s digital video network has been widely recognized by the industry for the quality of its content including being honored with the company’s first Producers Guild of America Award, first Emmy nomination and fourteen Webby nominations this year. The network  is now widely available on over 25 platforms and devices including AOL, Yahoo, Roku, YouTube, Twitter, Dailymotion and Conde Nast’s brand sites.  Distribution is expected to continue to expand to more platforms and devices this year.

New CNE series debuting in 2014 include:

Allure
Cassandra To The Rescue – YouTube sensation Cassandra Bankson helps women tackle their insecurities and skin problems with makeup secrets and lessons in confidence.

Beauty Evolution – Top beauty insiders reveal the best moments – and not-so-best moments – of the most glamorous celebs on their journeys to becoming beauty icons.

Bon Appetit
I Effed It Up – Bon Appetit’s senior food editor, Dawn Perry, shares cooking techniques that will keep viewers from messing up their favorite dishes.

Cook Like A Pro – The country’s best chefs reveal the secrets to their most famous dishes.

Big Fat Weekend – Bon Appetit’s inimitable Andrew Knowlton bursts onto the scene of a new town in each episode and revels in the local food, drink and culinary indulgences.

Epicurious
1 Item 3 Ways – Viewers will learn how to take the seasonal food item of the moment and reinvent it in three unique and delicious recipes.

What’s In Your Bag? – Comedian Mike Kenton plays the most comically intrusive and revealing game with the residents of New York City – what’s in their grocery bags.

Epicuriousity – This visually lush and compelling docu-series explores the trends and personalities at the forefront of the artisanal food and wine movement in America.

Glamour
30 Things – From executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, this series presents the must-haves and must-knows for women on the cusp of, and beyond, the age of 30.

Glamour Documentaries – The next installment in the award-winning documentary series that brought viewers Screw You Cancer.

Golf Digest
Shanked – Outrgeous and hilarious pranks have finally made their way onto the golf course in this new hidden-camera comedy series.

Hungover Caddy – An animated series that follows the antics and shenanigans of an unruly caddy at the fanciest of country clubs.

GQ
45 Second Man – GQ’s new animated series demonstrates how to do everything – in style – with invaluable insight and expertise.

Most Expensivest Sh*t – Whether in good taste or totally over the top, this series looks at the most outrageously decadent toys of the rich and famous – the most expensivest sh*t known to man.

SELF
Rachel’s Rules – Nutrition expert Rachel Beller dissects the shocking reality behind the foods people think are healthy, and how to truly eat smart.

Treat Yourself – This series shows viewers how to enjoy a delicious indulgence without going up in jean size – the ultimate treat for every healthy food lover.

Style.com
In The Mood For – With her unrivaled style sensibility and hilarious irreverence, fashion blogger Leandra Medine (aka Man Repeller) demonstrates how to wear the hottest looks of the moment.

Beauty Icons – Celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams transforms herself from glam squad team member to Hollywood icon, making every glamorous feature accessible and easy to achieve for viewers.

Teen Vogue
Bryanboy Goes To College – On a cross-country college tour, popular fashion blogger Bryanboy meets chic and stylish college students in this series that celebrates street style at the top of its class.

Strictly Ballet – This series presents an unprecedented, never-before-seen look inside the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center.

Get The Look – Teen Vogue’s Elaine Welteroth gives viewers the scoop on their favorite celebrities’ most iconic makeup moments straight from the source – speaking with their very own makeup artists who demonstrate how to achieve each look.

Vanity Fair
@VF Scandal – No one does scandal quite like Vanity Fair; this documentary series reveals the most salacious, scandalous and intriguing tales that exist, proving that when it comes to storytelling, it’s either Vanity Fair or it’s not.

Red Carpet Conversations – Red carpet footage like you’ve never seen it before – with irreverent lip reading that suggests a conversation between celebrities that you would never imagine.

Vogue
73 Questions – From director Joe Sabia comes a totally unique interview that takes us inside a celebrity’s home, where they’ll answer 73 very personal questions – on the spot.

Born Free – This gripping documentary series brings together top fashion designers with iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz as they embark on a quest to minimize the spread of HIV to children from infected mothers.

WIRED
Retro Grade – A gadget lab for antiquated and obsolete technology, this comic series offers tech demonstrations that viewers won’t believe were once possible.

Teen Technorati – Hundreds of thousands of dollars and a Thiel Fellowship await a select few teen inventors who are competing for the chance to develop their inventions.

Popular CNE series being renewed for 2014 include:

Glamour: Dressed to Kill, Elevator Makeover, The Single Life, Why Do Guys?, My Glamour Do

GQ: America’s Bartender

SELF: Girl vs. Sweat, Which is Worse?

Teen Vogue: Besties, Breakfast with Bevan, Get the Look, My Room Makeover: College Edition, Outfit of the Day

Vanity Fair: Vanity Code

Vogue: Vogue Weddings: The Dress, The Fashion Fund

WIRED: Angry Nerd, Codefellas, Design FX, The Window, What’s Inside

Further details on other new series and original programming will be announced closer to their launch dates. Teasers for the upcoming content can be found at their channel links below.

Allure’s Video Site: http://video.allure.com
Subscribe to Allure’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/Allure

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