The Barbagallo Group

The Barbagallo Group was founded by brothers Alf and Tony Barbagallo in 1967. The Barbagallo brand has since become synonymous with luxury and prestige, and Perth’s dealership of choice for the world’s most admired auto manufacturers.

In a momentous first for Western Australia, Barbagallo Watch brought two of the world’s most illustrious brands to the local market. In October of 2019, the boutique expanded with a new adjacent space and proudly welcomed Patek Philippe and Bvlgari to its exclusive repertoire.

Barbagallo Watch is honoured to have been chosen as the sole representative for these globally recognised brands in such a youthful company.

Barbagallo Art gallery is situated in a beautifully eclectic heritage listed building, nestled in the heart of Perth’s prestigious business district, housing an array of prominent industries. Within the refined space, you will also find Barbagallo Watch.

Dear Alexander,

This is just incredible, and I am truly humbled by your loyalty and passion…

Thank you Alexander!!

The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club situated on the mystical island of Langkawi is an exclusive establishment with a beautiful clubhouse, classy dining outlets and a fully equipped marina. The marina can accommodate a variety of vessels including sailing boats and mega-yachts.

I had the pleasure of being a guest in the Honeymoon/ Presidential Suite, it was magic!

The Club is located on the south-east of Langkawi, close to Kuah which is the main town and the island’s jetty point for ferries between the mainland and Langkawi. This allows easy access to shopping, transport and other business facilities. The offices of Immigration and Customs are also within walking distance from the marina.

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson is The Embodiment of Extravagance offering idyllic views, refined luxurious living, modern design, superb quality, world-class amenities and facilities. This 5 star Resort has achieved two record titles in the Guinness World Records for achieving “The most swimming pools in a resort at 643” and “The most overwater villas in a single resort at 522”.

“My stay in this Duplex Presidential Suite which will also be featured in our Leading Presidential Suites of the World Documentary, was an amazing experience. It has up and down stairs swimming pools, outdoor Jacuzzi, and 3 steam rooms”.

The Hibiscus Grand Ballroom is the only banquet hall in Port Dickson with a 6-meters high ceiling, creating a dramatic setting for weddings, meetings and events.

La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa, is a stunning boutique hotel lodged in the beautiful Andes Mountains, perched on a hillside, less than three hours from Quito, you will find this hidden secret of Ecuador.

A hotel mixed with the native flavour of the Andes, most of the accommodation, with fireplace and sitting areas, have a beautiful view of the mountains and gardens.

This former hacienda is a paradise of plant life filled with a thousand fragrances from its bougainvillaea’s, hibiscus, roses and orchids that you will also find in freshly cut bouquets in your room or suite.

The sumptuous Spa offers many treatments, including the healing powers of a female shaman. La Mirage is distinctive for its elegant fusion of traditions, cuisines, decor and services from Ecuador and further afield.

My stay in the Presidential Suite at La Mirage was a few days that I will always cherish, from the amazing service to the elegant sunroom surrounded by beautiful peacocks

Dear Alexander Shambly,

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you very much indeed for forwarding the most beautiful Video Link of the 1 hour Documentary South America’s Treasure which also featured La Mirage.

I have been sharing the video with quite many people so they will have the opportunity to view your great and excellent work and hopefully some wish to come to visit Ecuador.

Pikaia Lodge is the most Exclusive accommodation available in the Galapagos Islands with Ecuador’s most celebrated Chef Norman Brandt.

The concept is designed for the environmentally conscious, physically active and adventurous traveller, who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos, with the highest level of comfort and services that can be provided within the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location.

Santa Cruz Island has provided the perfect opportunity to develop a unique land-based day tour concept. Many of the most interesting islands are nearby, with secluded white sand beaches and fascinating wildlife sites of the Galapagos National Park.

My most memorable moments were being able to drive the Pikaia 1 Yacht and viewing the large Tortoise Reserve on the property.

The accommodation and cuisine was an unparalleled experience.

It is clear to me now why The Galapagos Islands, have been labelled for many years “the trip of a life time”.

Monte Carlo for many years has been considered the play ground of the rich and famous


An independent sovereign state located between the foot of the Southern Alps and the Mediterranean, the Principality of Monaco borders on several French villages : La Turbie, Roquebrune-Cap-MartinCap d’Ail et Beausoleil.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building Complex.

The visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan including Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa, Phuket offers 22 exquisite pool villas in a romantic tropical beach setting on popular Phuket Island.

Changkat Bukit Bintang’s famous strip of restaurants and bars never fail to amuse & entertain with their amazing night life. This includes five F&B concepts under The Werner’s Group: Opium KL, Dining In The Dark KL, The Steakhouse KL, El Cerdo and CIELO Sky Dining & Lounge, all conveniently located few steps from each other.

“I really enjoyed the Gourmet Safari experience, 5 restaurants all in walking distance with the most sumptuous food in Kuala Lumpur The Dining in the Dark experience was amazing”

The idea behind this Gourmet Safari is to enjoy gourmet food, precious wine and cocktails at all five establishments. More importantly, customers are able to celebrate the intimacy of socialising at the dinner table – something most of us forget to do! Groups of people from all walks of life come together; spending an entire evening really builds camaraderie. This also gives the opportunity to restaurant + bar hop without having to go through KL’s legendary traffic. It somehow adds a welcome experience to the city’s premier nightlife hub without even being affected by it.

During our guided tour, guests enjoy a fantastic multi-course, progressive dinner with Wine Pairing where each delicious course is provided by one of the different themed Restaurants. This is perfect for the foodie who is adventurous, wanting to try an array of food, but not necessarily all at the same dining environment.

Sprawled over 27 acres of lush forested land, and one of the foremost Sri Lanka resorts, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, is an exclusive hideaway for the entire family. Maintaining over 1700 trees, time stands still enabling guests to experience serenity and tranquillity while walking along the paths that lead up to the chalet-type rooms.

Thank you for a fantastic piece on Pikaia Lodge by Alexander Shambly at Exclusive Resorts and Day Spas, including an interview with our General Manager, Andrew Balfour.

An iconic architectural pyramid, perfectly positioned, beautifully appointed. A part of Dubai, a place apart.


Not only close to the city’s best-loved landmarks, but one of them. A social and cultural hub giving you the luxury of space and time in sublime Raffles style

Experience modern luxury and ultimate service at the E&O Residences – a true sanctuary that balances the warmth and personal service of an intimate hotel, with space and comfort of a contemporary Service Residence.


Ideally located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District (CBD), the E&O Residences consists of 200 exclusive and stylishly appointed suites that present breath taking views of the city skyline, and promise generous space other Service Residence can only dream of.


Designed to meet the discerning needs of today’s business executives and expatriates, you will find yourself enjoying all the comforts and amenities of home, along with an extensive range of business and recreational facilities.

This DVD shows three exclusive properties in Dubai:

  • Dubai World Cup 2009
  • Ski Dubai
  • The Kempinski Hotel Mall Of The Emirates

Over-water and underwater gasps of pleasure at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo


Welcome to an island paradise where the sun sets at your doorstep whilst glistening waters reflect off a cerulean sea. Peace and tranquillity envelops you as you holiday in a world renowned Maldives beach resort such as Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.


Located 42 km away from Male, the capital of Maldives, Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo can be reached in 25 minutes by seaplane or 85 minutes by speedboat.

Nestled in natural bushland just 25 minutes north of Perth CBD and five minutes from WA’s Sunset Coast, Joondalup Resort offers an oasis of relaxation, comfort and state of the art facilities.

The abundance of free parking, complimentary WiFi throughout the Resort and its tranquil surrounds, Joondalup Resort is both easy to get to and have an enjoyable stay.

Joondalup Resort plays host to Australia’s most successful day spa network, Endota Spa.

A tranquil haven that aims to relax you from the moment you step through the door. You will be greeted by the signature scent and offered a cup of calming herbal tea, before you are taken on a sensory journey with transformative results.

Relax in the tranquil, bushland setting or take advantage of the onsite leisure facilities including lagoon style swimming pool, 27 hole award winning championship golf course, tennis courts and onsite gym or enjoy a leisurely walk around Fairway Circle.

The Resort has multiple dining options, suitable for all occasions, whether you’d like a delicious meal or simply enjoying a beverage whilst taking in the surrounds.

There are four room types – Resort, Gardenview, Lakeview and Suite. Twin, Queen, King, interconnecting and disabled rooms are also available for your convenience.

The Chaaya Blu Trincomalee, once a 70s resort originally designed to resemble a great sailing vessel, was transformed and launched in 2010 to a distinguishable retro-chic design. The 81 rooms in theme with the stylish retro design are decorated with bleached wooden decks, cut-cement floors, rattan furniture, and denim trimmings. A splash of bright orange is used to contrast the blue and white hues.

I thought all places where we went were showing correctly, minutely and beautifully and you’ve done so well explaining about Kyoto city and history.

I’m sure you put a lot of effort into this show for many many months to edit and I’m pleased that you made a good promotion DVD for Kyoto city while presenting the Granvia hotel as well.

Dear Alexander,

I have just successfully download the file and watched the episode.

It is BEAUTIFUL!  Very well organized story made me want to visit the city & the hotel, if I were a traveler. It is one of the best episodes, I would say.


Thank you very very much for the excellent work

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, is an exclusive, private and romantic island resort lush with tropical plants and encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and serene lagoon. The award-winning resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary luxuries and services

My being in residence at The Taj Exotica Rehendi Presidential Suite while on location was a most memorable experience

Diva Maldives is a family get away based in the marvellous Maldives! The dining venues are superb with great service. The Resort as been most recently re branded as LUX* Resort Maldives.


Diva Maldives located at Dhidhoofinolhu is one of the largest islands in the Maldives, 1.8 km long and 200 m across. It is a real haven of tranquillity, with lush tropical vegetation running alongside 4 km of white sandy beaches. The island is surrounded by a magnificent, sheltered lagoon, rich in marine life, with the wonderful spectacle of rays and colourful tropical fish swimming around.

The Six Senses brands are synonymous with a unique style – authentic, personal and sustainable, and in harmony with individual surroundings. While being part of the local fabric, they are in tune with the wider world. They adapt seamlessly to host cultures in an environment that evokes wellbeing, supported by outstanding anticipative service and attention to detail.

The hotel exudes a stylish, contemporary design with a distinct nautical feel, where you can begin your day with a refreshing walk along the marina or you can simply relax and relish in the sun’s warmth and the stunning views from your room.

Gayana Eco Resort rests at the edges of a lush coral reef island off the coast of Borneo. 52 overwater villas are architecturally designed to enhance the sounds of the surf below while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the horizon. At its heart, the resort is about protecting our precious Marine Ecology, and the only property with an on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre passionately propagating endangered Giant Clams and restoring natural coral reefs; where guests of all ages participate in restoring vibrant life back to once damaged ocean floors

One of Thailand’s last pristine tourist locations. A paradise where swaying coconut palms, lush green landscape, limestone mountains and virtually untouched beaches still remain in their natural beauty. Aava Resort & Spa sits on beautiful Nadan beach, a 9km stretch of pristine golden sands and clear blue water. Khanom is known for its rare pink dolphins. Locals here are proud of this rare animal species and wish to protect its original idyllic living environment on the coastline of Khanom.

“Aava Resort and Spa is one of the most relaxing Resorts to have been in residence, it was such a pleasure to wake in the Pool Villa with direct access to the swimming pool and then a swim in the ocean followed by a run along one of Thailand’s most untouched natural beaches”.

This award winning Resort continues to be one of Thailand’s most merit inherited Resorts for accommodation and cuisine.

“The Gate Hotel is a contemporary chic hotel that embodies an intimate ambience with the meaning of “close”, “relaxing”, and “hidden”, and propose relaxation and travel pleasure just because you’ve chosen this Hotel.

The cuisine is unparalleled and considered the best that you will find in Asakusa, Taito City, Japan.

“I had the pleasure to be in residence in the Presidential Suite, with sweeping views of the Tokyo Sky Tree and mesmerising skyline.”

The Gate Hotel has a special touch that will make your visit to Tokyo an unforgettable experience”.