Articles tagged “luxury”

Mandarin Oriental Receives Bids for Excelsior Hong Kong as Chinese Luxury Travel Evolves

Mandarin Oriental Receives Bids for Excelsior Hong Kong as Chinese Luxury Travel Evolves

Andreea Papuc, Bloomberg

High-end properties such as Mandarin Oriental's Excelsior in Hong Kong will face room-rate pressure as supply increases, and affluent Chinese travelers take long-haul flights to explore destinations beyond Hong Kong that might not have been on their bucket lists five years ago.

5 days ago

Crystal Cruises Hires Disney Veteran In Shakeup to Replace Outgoing CEO Edie Rodriguez

Crystal Cruises Hires Disney Veteran In Shakeup to Replace Outgoing CEO Edie Rodriguez

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Crystal Cruises has no shortage of ambitious plans for growth, but those plans have occasionally changed. Its new CEO will need to reassure fans of the luxury brand that the company will steer a consistent course under new leadership.

1 week ago

Affluent Chinese Are Buying Travel Instead of Diamonds

Affluent Chinese Are Buying Travel Instead of Diamonds

Daniela Wei, Bloomberg

Luxury travel is taking a bite out of Chinese spending on other high-end products.

1 week ago

What Travel Brands Can Learn From Alibaba’s New Luxury Marketplace

What Travel Brands Can Learn From Alibaba’s New Luxury Marketplace

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Despite the popularity and discussion surrounding the Chinese consumer in recent years, it is still a developing market worth watching and studying for nuanced changes and opportunities.

2 weeks ago

The 6 Big Trends That Are Reshaping Luxury Travel

The 6 Big Trends That Are Reshaping Luxury Travel

Greg Oates, Skift

In the luxury travel space, at a macro level, demand is growing for the accumulation of travel memories drawn from transformative moments that resonate deeply with the individual traveler’s ideal of personal fulfillment, and his or her best aspirational version of themselves.

3 weeks ago

5 Factors That Influence Millennials’ Luxury Spending Habits

5 Factors That Influence Millennials’ Luxury Spending Habits

Samantha Shankman, Skift

There is no one strategy to win over millennials. Brands should focus on what they offer in terms of quality and then communicate that through as many channels as possible to increase their awareness among this diverse but growing demographic.

1 month ago

Upper House Luxury Hotel Experience Aims for Custom Approach to Tech and Personalization

Upper House Luxury Hotel Experience Aims for Custom Approach to Tech and Personalization

Colin Nagy, Skift

Upper House's general manager details how the Hong Kong-based hotel finds the balance between tech, customer relationship management, and frontline service.

3 months ago

Airbnb Is Readying Its Luxury Vacation Rentals Business

Airbnb Is Readying Its Luxury Vacation Rentals Business

Mark Gurman and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Airbnb Lux is no doubt getting ready for its closeup, and luxury hotel brands -- if they haven't already -- need to prepare themselves.

3 months ago

India’s Luxury Sector Poised for Exponential Growth

India’s Luxury Sector Poised for Exponential Growth

Samantha Shankman, Skift

India is ready for a jump in luxury travel, but it will need to catch up in terms of the accommodations and services that it can offer while also being conscious that local residents, not just multinationals, benefit from this growth.

3 months ago

Exquisite Late-Night Room Service Is Alive and Well at These Luxury Hotels

Exquisite Late-Night Room Service Is Alive and Well at These Luxury Hotels

Chadner Navarro, Bloomberg

Inventive and indulgent room service is alive and well at these luxury hotels around the world.

3 months ago

California Tourism Leaders Get Lessons on the Road From High-End Brands

California Tourism Leaders Get Lessons on the Road From High-End Brands

Laura Powell, Skift

California is in a unique position because it both has a product every traveler is after and it knows how to speak luxury from the start. Trips like these are just icing on the cake.

3 months ago

Four Seasons CEO Sees ‘Airbnb Effect’ in Luxury Hospitality

Four Seasons CEO Sees ‘Airbnb Effect’ in Luxury Hospitality

Kim Chipman, Bloomberg

At a time when most hotel CEOs say Airbnb isn't a threat at all, Smith is one of the few who seems to be paying much closer attention than most to its potential impact on his company's business.

4 months ago