Of Note: Interior Design at the Click of a Button; the New Resort Brand from Aman; the World’s Most Expensive Mattress; and More…

Briefings, Updates, and Analysis in Real Estate and Finance.

Better by Design
With a few clicks, your wish is renowned interior designers’ command, thanks to The Perfect Room. The online design service offers high-quality home products and phone consultations with experts to find the right fit. Users can ditch hours of scavenging stores for furniture by selecting high-quality products online to remake their living room while sitting in it. The Perfect Room also offers plush design packages handpicked by acclaimed designers like Kathryn M. Ireland, Robert Stilin, Alessandra Branca, Robert Couturier, and Jeffrey Alan Marks (shown above), and users can choose what suits them and have the design experts source the rest. Pieces are woven together like a tapestry and tailored to fit the rooms, seamlessly blending the touch of designers and the convenience of e-commerce. Clients’ perfect rooms then materialize before their eyes as professionals install furniture and bring the space to life. theperfectroom.com

Dream Come True
In April, Swedish luxury bed manufacturer Hästens unveiled Grand Vividus, a new luxury bed crafted by celebrity designer Ferris Rafauli. Composed of fine all-natural materials, it comes in black shadow, traditional blue, phanthom charcoal, and natural shell. Top-tier leather, opulent polished wood, suede, and brass ornaments complete the immaculate continental bed. Rafauli, who’s worked with high-profile clients like Drake and Wayne Gretzky, set out to design what he deems the “world’s most comfortable bed” with a company pursuing sleep perfection for over 168 years. The price tag of comfort? $390,000. hastens.com

Traveler’s Soul Mate
Janu, the Sanskrit word for “soul,” is a new sister brand from international luxury hotel group Aman Resorts, which has amassed a cult following, attracting stars and sophisticated travelers alike with minimalist design, exceptional service, and remarkable locations. Janu shares these traits while focusing on connecting guests and providing personal fulfillment through shared experiences like art tours, wine tastings, and yoga classes at beautifully designed resorts in picturesque destinations. Three Janu hotels will launch in 2022, in Montenegro; Al Ula, Saudi Arabia; and Tokyo. All will feature contemporary, spacious designs and social areas. Janu differentiates itself with social wellness to put the soul at peace in a home away from home. janu.com

Hello Hamptons
Hotel giant Marriott International is moving into the cutthroat Hamptons rental market as its Homes & Villas short-term rental initiative partners with StayMarquis, a New York–based firm. While hotel chains, including Marriott, were crushed by nationwide quarantines, the Hamptons rental market saw spikes in demand from New York City inhabitants. In response, Marriott joined with StayMarquis, which has about 600 properties, to deliver hotel-quality properties and services. Marriott developed Homes & Villas in May 2019 for its 140M loyalty program members after travel disruptors like Airbnb exploded in popularity. mariott.com 

Far East Upside
LaSalle Investment Management brought in $681M for its newly launched the LaSalle China Logistics Venture (LCLV), which will invest in key Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing. The LCLV aims to invest in China’s economic growth, which has outpaced the U.S. every year since 1977, through a diversified portfolio focused on logistics facilities with appealing development margins. Two development sites in Shanghai belong to the LCLV, as do three logistics assets in smaller Chinese cities. The fund saw strong demand from investors across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, according to LaSalle. The Chicago-based firm has $59B in assets under management, and it’s completed more than $1.5B in Chinese transactions since 2018. lasalle.com