Articles tagged “four seasons”

Luxury Hotel-Branded Residences Appeal to the Ultra-Rich

Luxury Hotel-Branded Residences Appeal to the Ultra-Rich

Frederik Balfour , Bloomberg

As Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts CEO J. Allen Smith said recently at Skift Global Forum in New York City: "Residential is absolutely central to our business strategy." So expect plenty more luxury hotel brands to expand in this space if they haven't already.

4 months ago

Tented Camps Attract Luxury Travelers Seeking Novel Experiences

Tented Camps Attract Luxury Travelers Seeking Novel Experiences

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Even though the glamping concept has made a comeback, let's just hope the actual term "glamping" doesn't.

4 months ago

The Advantage of Super Exclusivity

The Advantage of Super Exclusivity

Patrick Whyte, Skift

As luxury travel continues to democratize, brands that want to attract the super-wealthy need to come up with new and better strategies.

5 months ago

Four Seasons CEO to Suitors: Thanks, But No Thanks

Four Seasons CEO to Suitors: Thanks, But No Thanks

Patrick Whyte, Skift

As a large independent hotel company with a distinctive luxury brand, Four Seasons is always going to be a takeover target but it sounds like it is more likely to be a buyer rather than a seller.

5 months ago

Why Luxury Hotels Are Investing in Family-Friendly Programs

Why Luxury Hotels Are Investing in Family-Friendly Programs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

What appear to be simple marketing schemes are in fact thoughtful curations that have the double effect of attracting new customers and, if executed correctly, their return. Happy children mean happy parents and there's no better way to secure another booking.

7 months ago

What Bathroom Amenities Can Tell Us About Luxury Hotels

What Bathroom Amenities Can Tell Us About Luxury Hotels

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Hotels can spend a surprising amount of time on bathroom amenities. Why? Because guests — especially big-spending ones — actually pay attention to what they put on their hair and body when they take a shower.

9 months ago

Why Luxury Hotels Spend So Much Time Choosing Bathroom Amenities

Why Luxury Hotels Spend So Much Time Choosing Bathroom Amenities

Laura Powell, Skift

The general manager of Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris once told us that "the bathroom says everything about a hotel." We agree. Focusing on the bathroom amenities — the soaps, lotions, and potions — provides a valuable insight into the brand story.

9 months ago

Belize Looks Beyond Backpackers to Attract Luxury Vacationers

Belize Looks Beyond Backpackers to Attract Luxury Vacationers

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

In a few years, Belize will likely be a very different destination than it is today. Hotel developers are leading a pivot away from backpackers to luxury travel.

11 months ago

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

When tech and food converge like this in hospitality, what's not to love? In this case, we'll gladly ask for another glass or two.

12 months ago

Jumeirah Hires Former Four Seasons Executive as Its New CEO

Jumeirah Hires Former Four Seasons Executive as Its New CEO

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're very much looking forward to seeing what Silva can do about growing the Jumeirah brand, and how he'll handle its new, soon-to-be-launched lifestyle brand.

1 year ago

Luxury Travel Confronts a Widening Identity Crisis

Luxury Travel Confronts a Widening Identity Crisis

Deanna Ting, Skift

Luxury hospitality is no longer defined by marble bathrooms and turndown service. To compete and appeal to today's luxury guest, hotels have to be a lot smarter and more thoughtful than ever before.

1 year ago

Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Hoteliers Are Taking Different Approaches to Luxury Travel Innovation

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone has different ideas and approaches for the next big thing in luxury hospitality, from digital innovation and more personalization to smarter, more intuitive service, and better dining experiences.

1 year ago