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The yacht Wedge Too is a creation of the famous French designer Philippe Starck. She was the largest Feadship built at time of her launch. Her superstructures comprise harmonious round forms and high windows with wood surrounds. The interior decoration will surprise those unaccustomed to Starck's style, as habitually, the designer mixes styles and periods. Some parts are simply beautiful, like the large lounge and owner's bedroom. Other parts suffer from a certain coldness, like the dining room... The installation is impressive. The lower deck includes two garages for the tenders with an access towards the bathing platform in the stern, four guest staterooms (aft), the engine room (to the center) and crew quarters (forward). The first deck accommodates the large lounge (aft), a section containing staircases, lifts, galley (to the center), the dining room and three other guest staterooms (forward). The second deck is completely dedicated for use by the owner with a lounge (aft), the "staircases and lifts" area (to the center), a guest stateroom to starboard, the owner's dressing room to port, and the owner's panoramic suite (forward). The third deck accommodates a panoramic lounge (aft), the "staircases and lifts" area (to the center), the captain's stateroom and the pilothouse (forward). The sundeck accommodates a splendid Jacuzzi surrounded by a circular solarium protected by a roof. (source: www.yachtspotter.com). Wedge Too can often be found in Monaco, with a black Rolls Royce Phantom parked in front of her.
Issam Michael Fares is a prominent Lebanese businessman, a former member of the Lebanese Parliament and served as Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon from 2000 to 2005. He operates the Houston, Texas based Wedge Group. The Wedge Group is active in energy, real estate and tourism. Wedge Real Estate Holdings holds the USA real estate portfolio worth more than USD 300 million, and which includes 1,500 hotel rooms and more than 1,500 square feet of offices. Wedge Alternatives advises private equity managers on the structuring, marketing, and distribution of their funds. The company advises private companies with revenues between US$50 million and US$500 million on their capital raising requirements. Fares is an active philanthropist, donating to good causes as education and research. Donation projects include the Issam Fares Endowed Fund for Cancer Research and the Issam Fares Endowed Fund for Heart Research. Issam Fares’ net worth is estimated at more than USD 2 billion. Personal website of Mr. Fares: www.issamfares.org. Issam’s wife Hala Fares is an artist and a collector of jewelry and china. His daughter Noor Fares is a jewelry designer.
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