Articles tagged “luxury hospitality”

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 days ago

How South African Tourism Can Get Its Mojo Back

How South African Tourism Can Get Its Mojo Back

Colin Nagy, Skift

South African tourism is on the decline. There are several factors at play, but given the diversity of experiences that can be had in this country of 58 million people, what's needed is a new and sharper narrative.

2 weeks ago

The 2020 Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Winter Edition

The 2020 Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Winter Edition

Colin Nagy, Skift

Twice a year, this column looks at who is doing it right. Here are some of the most inspiring innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel. Let the debates begin.

4 weeks ago

How Certifying a Hotel’s Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

How Certifying a Hotel’s Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Right now, a hotel can offer guests lemon water at check-in and call itself a wellness property. A new wellness certification might raise the bar for that distinction and help legitimize the industry.

1 month ago

Are Hotels Ready for Wellness Certification?

Are Hotels Ready for Wellness Certification?

Laura Powell, Skift

As the new decade begins, it’s becoming more apparent to the travel industry that the well-being of the individual is intrinsically tied to the well-being of the environment. That’s why we are starting to see hospitality companies looking into getting certified for wellness.

1 month ago

A Wish List for Hospitality and Travel in 2020

A Wish List for Hospitality and Travel in 2020

Colin Nagy, Skift

In 2020, the stakes for innovation and being customer-centric are higher than ever. Here are some gaps, opportunities, and much-needed prescriptions to improve travel and hospitality.

1 month ago

8 Trends Redefining Luxury Travel

8 Trends Redefining Luxury Travel

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Meditative hotel gardens, travel subscriptions, and high-tech spas are some of the key trends reshaping luxury travel. They reflect a growing demand for slow travel experiences that are more thoughtful in nature.

1 month ago

Is the Future of Wellness Travel in Going Niche?

Is the Future of Wellness Travel in Going Niche?

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Wellness travelers don’t just want cookie-cutter retreats anymore. In 2020, expect more creative, specialized wellness experiences that cater to more of what this style of traveler really wants.

2 months ago

Luxury Tented Resorts Poised for a Post-Glamping Era

Luxury Tented Resorts Poised for a Post-Glamping Era

Colin Nagy, Skift

A lot of nature-centric hospitality experiences got lumped under the "glamping" moniker and seemed frivolous as a result. But the space is growing because luxury travelers like the ability to be closer to nature without sacrificing creature comforts.

2 months ago

High-End Hotels Opening in Historic Former Stock Exchange Buildings

High-End Hotels Opening in Historic Former Stock Exchange Buildings

Jennifer Parker, Bloomberg

Kudos to the hotel industry for finding a way to repurpose these architectural gems. Now there's something to get bullish about.

3 months ago

What Luxe Hospitality Can Learn About Engaging the Senses From a Live-Fire Chef

What Luxe Hospitality Can Learn About Engaging the Senses From a Live-Fire Chef

Colin Nagy, Skift

The state of luxury is evolving and morphing. And the commonality of those who are forging resonant experiences is that they are looking outside of some of the tried-and-true formulas, mining heightened sensory territories that evoke something deeper in guests.

3 months ago

The Wellness Industry Needs a Diversity Overhaul

The Wellness Industry Needs a Diversity Overhaul

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It will likely take years for the wellness industry to really fix its diversity problem. But the process could speed up if more people start to speak out about it.

4 months ago