Luxury

Reimagining Luxury Travel for 2025

Reimagining Luxury Travel for 2025

Korey Matthews, Skift

Luxury travel brands may see a customer looking for a deeper experience when travel picks up after the pandemic. They will be there to serve.

5 days ago

A Plunge in Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail in Europe

A Plunge in Tourism Is Hurting Luxury Retail in Europe

Silvia Aloisi, Francesca Piscioneri, and Christian Lowe, Reuters

The fashion capitals of Paris, Rome, and Milan are awakening to a harsh reality. Chinese and other Asian tourists accounted for a crucial slice of the luxury retail sector’s sales in Europe before coronavirus, but those visitors aren't likely to return soon.

1 month ago

Wellness Will Enjoy a Tailwind as a Design Theme for Resorts and Cities: The Long View This Week

Wellness Will Enjoy a Tailwind as a Design Theme for Resorts and Cities: The Long View This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Design's importance to travel has taken on a new urgency because of recent events, says Richard Centolella, the pioneering design thinker. We agree, and welcome all the new functionalities.

2 months ago

Ski Resorts Struggling With Climate Change Take Double Hit With Coronavirus

Ski Resorts Struggling With Climate Change Take Double Hit With Coronavirus

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Climate change is forcing ski resorts to get creative to keep high-end travelers on the slopes — and pull in a new wave of customers. Now with the coronavirus epidemic impacting the end of this season, and potentially future seasons, the industry needs to do even more problem solving.

4 months ago

How Hyatt’s Miraval Resorts and Others Are Tuning In to Sound Healing

How Hyatt’s Miraval Resorts and Others Are Tuning In to Sound Healing

Laura Powell, Skift

If you have been noticing more spas offering treatments that incorporate Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, or gongs, you aren’t alone. Sound therapies are starting to make waves in the spa industry.

4 months ago

Aman Expands in New Direction With Launch of Community-Focused Luxury Brand

Aman Expands in New Direction With Launch of Community-Focused Luxury Brand

Colin Nagy, Skift

Aman launches a new sister brand. The opportunity? To give creative class travelers more connected and social experiences while in the familiar aesthetic considerations (and a lower price point) of the elder sister brand Aman. Right now it's all theoretical, but the rationale is rock solid.

4 months ago

Can Luxury Hotels Like Four Seasons and The Peninsula Make a Social Impact?

Can Luxury Hotels Like Four Seasons and The Peninsula Make a Social Impact?

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Luxury travelers increasingly want to stay at hotels with a social conscience. While it's great that locations like Four Seasons Chicago and The Peninsula are working with the refugee-helping nonprofit Heartland Alliance, it should be thought of as just that — a small move in the right direction.

4 months ago

How to Get Music Right in Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

How to Get Music Right in Luxury Lifestyle Hotels

Colin Nagy, Skift

Music is getting better at hotels. What was once piped through in muted tones has now moved front and center. The strongest hospitality companies are investing in experiences in an effort to map from the soul of a brand and capture its signature sound. And, as Sister City has shown with its Björk collaboration, hotel music can become high-concept performance.

4 months ago

How The Peninsula and Others Are Welcoming Refugees With Job Training

How The Peninsula and Others Are Welcoming Refugees With Job Training

Laura Powell, Skift

The U.S. government in 2020 may have severely limited the number of refugees it would resettle, but a luxury hospitality program taking place in America's heartland is proof that refugees are still welcome here.

4 months ago

Black Tomato Leads the Charge on the Mindful Travel Movement

Black Tomato Leads the Charge on the Mindful Travel Movement

Leslie Barrie, Skift

As long as luxury travelers continue to want one-of-a-kind experiences, companies like Black Tomato will likely find success delivering these rare, transformational itineraries.

4 months ago

The Novel Way Some Luxury Travel Companies Are Helping Guests Disconnect

The Novel Way Some Luxury Travel Companies Are Helping Guests Disconnect

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Getting new books in the hands of luxury travelers benefits everyone. It improves the guest experience, drives loyalty to hotels, and raises the profile of authors. Because of this, we'll likely see more luxury properties partnering with Bedside Reading, the company that's making it happen.

5 months ago

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Colin Nagy, Skift

Lifestyle brands can feel like the forced product of one too many focus groups. Potato Head is the opposite: It's an Indonesian-born lifestyle brand that has been slowly built from the ground up with an emphasis on community, art, and culture.

5 months ago