Articles tagged “luxury”

Interview: How Ultra Luxury Hotel Brands Like One&Only Try to Remain Relevant and Authentic

Interview: How Ultra Luxury Hotel Brands Like One&Only Try to Remain Relevant and Authentic

Deanna Ting, Skift

As strong as the luxury travel market has been for the past few years, can that success continue? One&Only's COO Philippe Zuber thinks it can, as long as brands don't forget about the essentials of service.

4 weeks ago

Singapore Hotels Seek Rebound by Moving Away From Luxury

Singapore Hotels Seek Rebound by Moving Away From Luxury

Aradhana Aravindan, Reuters

Singapore overbuilt luxury hotel rooms. Changing business traveler tastes spelled trouble for the Southeast Asian country which is now witnessing a rising popularity in new mid-scale hotels.

2 months ago

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Luxury Retreats, Aiming for High-End Vacation Rentals

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Luxury Retreats, Aiming for High-End Vacation Rentals

Scott Deveau, Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

First, AccorHotels announced its intentions to buy Travel Keys earlier this week and now, Airbnb is in talks to acquire Luxury Retreats. It's clear there's an intense desire to acquire and expand the luxury vacation rental business on the part of traditional hoteliers and alternative accommodations providers alike.

2 months ago

The Biggest Challenges and Opportunities for Luxury Hotels in 2017, Explained

The Biggest Challenges and Opportunities for Luxury Hotels in 2017, Explained

Deanna Ting, Skift

We spoke to hoteliers from Viceroy, The Ritz-Carlton, Park Hyatt, Brandmark Collective, and Pendry Hotels to gain a better perspective into where the luxury hospitality market is headed.

3 months ago

Accor’s New CEO for Luxury Hotels Wants to Protect Brand Integrity in a Crowded Field

Accor’s New CEO for Luxury Hotels Wants to Protect Brand Integrity in a Crowded Field

Greg Oates, Skift

Because the rewards are so big, luxury is always a noisy sector. Accor is smart to give the group its own CEO while it continues to acquire companies and focus on integration.

3 months ago

Marriott Now Has 8 Luxury Hotel Brands It Needs to Somehow Define Individually

Marriott Now Has 8 Luxury Hotel Brands It Needs to Somehow Define Individually

Greg Oates, Skift

Marriott is promoting the fact that its eight luxury brands answer to the demands from different segments of luxury travelers, but it needs to make sure consumers understand what makes each brand unique.

3 months ago

Amid Global Tension, Luxury Hotel Brands Emphasize Human Connection

Amid Global Tension, Luxury Hotel Brands Emphasize Human Connection

Greg Oates, Skift

In a world that seems in constant flux, luxury travelers are pivoting a bit. They're prioritizing a stronger connection among themselves and with the people they meet, which hotels are attempting to facilitate with travel experiences designed around engaging guests on a more personal level.

4 months ago

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Joelle Diderich, Bloomberg

Paris went through a lot this year and its inbound tourism suffered. Now the city turns to an old favorite, luxury retail, to revive high-spending visitation.

4 months ago

Travelers Wanting a Break From Reality Flock to Private Island Resorts

Travelers Wanting a Break From Reality Flock to Private Island Resorts

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Given the tumultuous year we've all had, collectively, a private island vacation doesn't sound like a bad idea. It's proof that travel that removes you from the day-to-day, and even disconnects you, has its place, too. Now, if only we all just had the bank accounts to be able to afford this.

4 months ago

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the U.S. Election, Loyalty and Scale

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the U.S. Election, Loyalty and Scale

Deanna Ting, Skift

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' approach to the luxury market is a little bit different from its peers, and our conversation with president and CEO J. Allen Smith gives you a bit of a glimpse into that approach.

4 months ago

A Lull in Tourism is Expected to Hurt the Luxury Goods Market

A Lull in Tourism is Expected to Hurt the Luxury Goods Market

Associated Press

A slowdown in tourism doesn't just harm the travel industry. As the habits of shopping travelers from China to Brazil and beyond change, so will the expectations of retail brands in major tourism markets.

10 months ago

The Future of International Luxury Travel in 4 Charts

The Future of International Luxury Travel in 4 Charts

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Over the next decade, North America's dominance in luxury travel may be supplanted by Middle Eastern and Asian travelers looking to upgrade to a luxury travel experience.

11 months ago