Articles tagged “luxury & wellness travel”

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.

2 months ago

Are Ski Resorts Ready for a Warmer World?

Are Ski Resorts Ready for a Warmer World?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Climate change is more than an existential threat to the outdoor ski economy. It will take a combination of greener operations and smarter business practices to ensure its viability for decades to come.

2 months ago

How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

Colin Nagy, Skift

For Africa to realize a lot of its economic potential, especially within hospitality, elevating women to positions of leadership will help power and accelerate growth. Asilia's Dunia Camp in Tanzania, run by General Manager Angel Vendeline Namshali and her team of all women, is an example of this positive change.

3 months ago

Wellness Travel in the Time of Coronavirus

Wellness Travel in the Time of Coronavirus

Leslie Barrie, Skift

While certain wellness travel trends are on the rise, like sound therapy, they won't drive more bookings as long as the coronavirus is a threat. Wellness travel, along with the rest of the industry, will need to hold tight and hope the outbreak gets under control.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

Colin Nagy, Skift

Connecting luxury travelers to the local community and fostering a better understanding of a destination is hard to do well. Here are two examples that the industry can draw inspiration from.

3 months ago

This Company Helps Luxury Hotels Go Analog to Get Guests to Unplug

This Company Helps Luxury Hotels Go Analog to Get Guests to Unplug

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The luxury hospitality industry is trying to help guests unwind in these anxiety-ridden, tech-addicted times. It's refreshing to think that something as simple as a book can make a difference — plus drive repeat hotel visits and even foster community. Luxury properties should take note.

3 months ago