Articles tagged “luxury”

Luxury’s New Model Is Goods Plus Experiences

Luxury’s New Model Is Goods Plus Experiences

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury brands are gradually realizing the power of experiences and this is leading them to buy or partner with traditional travel and hospitality companies. Expect this trend to continue in 2019.

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Luxury Hotels Are Changing the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles From Seedy to Swanky

Luxury Hotels Are Changing the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles From Seedy to Swanky

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

If there's one constant in Los Angeles, it's that everything always changes.

2 days ago

Luxury Brands Are Making Unconventional Partnerships the Next Big Thing

Luxury Brands Are Making Unconventional Partnerships the Next Big Thing

Laura Powell, Skift

Convergence, collaboration, partnership. By whatever name you call the phenomenon, expect to see more luxury travel companies taking the tack of expanding their appeal through teaming up with brands their customers likely fancy.

2 days ago

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cunard is striking an interesting balance between old-school, traditional luxury and fast-paced, data-driven, adaptive hospitality on its longer journeys across the sea. As competition heats up, the line needs to make a compelling sell to attract a younger audience. But a few currents and trends are colliding that just might make this possible.

2 days ago

Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels

Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels

David Rocks, Bloomberg

These igloo villages are in the Swiss Alps, with snow tunnels connecting the huts to a sauna, hot tub, and an icy dining room. The rooms — including all the furniture - are carved entirely out of snow, and it's so cold most travelers only stay for one night. Well, these stays certainly fit into the experiences trend.

3 days ago

Luxury Concierges Help the Super Rich Grab Elite Experiences

Luxury Concierges Help the Super Rich Grab Elite Experiences

Sophie Alexander, Bloomberg

If your net worth is about $50 million — the supposed average net worth of members of luxury concierge service Quintessentially — you too can have some unique travel experiences. This shows how the "experiences" trend is becoming fairly pervasive in different shapes and forms, and for a variety of income levels.

1 week ago

Moving Beyond High-End Transformative Travel

Moving Beyond High-End Transformative Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury travel companies are trying to move beyond outdated concepts surrounding high-end travel. We'll have to wait and see how serious they all are.

1 week ago

Luxury Italian Brands Fashion Travel Experiences

Luxury Italian Brands Fashion Travel Experiences

Laura Powell, Skift

What does it take to bring more high-end travelers to your destination? Offer them more high-end experiences. That's the aim of two new projects stemming out of Italy's luxury goods industry.

1 week ago

‘Conscious’ Travel Emerging as Yet Another Hot Luxury Trend

‘Conscious’ Travel Emerging as Yet Another Hot Luxury Trend

Deanna Ting, Skift

Do compassion and social consciousness go hand in hand with luxury travel? That's what some luxury travel executives are seeing — and hoping for.

1 week ago

Car Companies Partner With Hotels for High-End Road Trips

Car Companies Partner With Hotels for High-End Road Trips

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury brands across different sectors are increasingly looking to collaborate. It makes total sense for companies like Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz to align themselves with equivalents in the hospitality industry.

2 weeks ago

Car Companies Team With Luxury Hotels to Drive High-End Road Trips

Car Companies Team With Luxury Hotels to Drive High-End Road Trips

Laura Powell, Skift

This is the year of luxury brand collaborations. Two sectors that are coming together in a particularly big way are hospitality and automotive. We look at what's driving the motor trend.

2 weeks ago

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Many travelers don't realize that Honduras' ecotourism industry has a luxury side to it, but that doesn't mean conservation is an afterthought.

3 weeks ago