Articles tagged “luxury”

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Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Is Adding a Co-Working Space

Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Is Adding a Co-Working Space

Katrina Nicholas, Bloomberg

Co-working is entering the hotel space more and more, and even going luxe when the historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore reopens later this year, just as we predicted last year.

1 month ago

Finding the Right Approach to High-End Wellness

Finding the Right Approach to High-End Wellness

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With their extensive global contacts, luxury tour operators have an advantage over newer wellness upstarts. They've just got to make sure they are putting on the kind of vacations travelers want.

1 month ago

Luxury Tour Operators Expand Into Wellness to Meet New Demand

Luxury Tour Operators Expand Into Wellness to Meet New Demand

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury tour operators have incredible advantages over wellness industry competitors in crafting dynamic, immersive wellness-first travel experiences. However, they must adapt to this new market quickly to avoid stagnation in crafting luxury that is better-suited to past generations.

1 month ago

Virtuoso Has a Trip-Planning Tool to Inspire Luxury Clients

Virtuoso Has a Trip-Planning Tool to Inspire Luxury Clients

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

We've seen trip-planning tools come and go, but this Wanderlist one might thrive because its users get additional assistance from real travel experts who charge fees. Until artificial intelligence improves substantially, this hybrid digital and human approach is the most promising approach.

1 month ago

How Some Private Jet Operators Try to Cheat the Ultra-Rich

How Some Private Jet Operators Try to Cheat the Ultra-Rich

Tom Metcalf, Alex Sazonov and Suzanne Woolley, Bloomberg

Vendors sometimes take advantage of ultra-rich travelers, thinking they won't notice extra charges. If you're in that tax bracket, do us a favor — check your credit card bills.

1 month ago

China’s Outbound Travelers May Be Spending Less on Luxury Goods

China’s Outbound Travelers May Be Spending Less on Luxury Goods

Kim Bhasin, Cécile Daurat, and Matt Townsend, Bloomberg

Fears of a Chinese slowdown have spooked luxury brands that look to outbound tourists from the world's second-largest economy to fill their shops. We at Skift can worry with the best of them about global trends, but for now, this Chinese spending decline seems modest and manageable.

1 month ago

Making Room Service Truly High-End

Making Room Service Truly High-End

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sometimes the best way to succeed is to take a contrarian approach.

2 months ago

Accor Taps SBE for New Luxury Lifestyle Brand

Accor Taps SBE for New Luxury Lifestyle Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Like the other big hotel companies, Accor thinks it has gaps in its portfolio it needs to fill. Let's see if guests feel the same way.

2 months ago

How a French Gourmet Food Brand Plans to Succeed in Hotels

How a French Gourmet Food Brand Plans to Succeed in Hotels

Laura Powell, Skift

Another example of a luxury brand extending its reach into hospitality is developing out of Paris. But the question is, do we really need another luxury hotel brand? Maybe, if it has a certain je ne sais quoi.

2 months ago

Taj’s Alternative Experiment

Taj’s Alternative Experiment

Patrick Whyte, Skift

These days every good hospitality company needs an alternative accommodations strategy.

2 months ago

InterContinental Lands Another Luxury Brand

InterContinental Lands Another Luxury Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Six Senses looks like a good addition to IHG's high-end portfolio and should fit in well with the existing luxury brands, without too much overlap.

2 months ago

Australian Travel Advisors Find That Luxury Clients Still Care About Price

Australian Travel Advisors Find That Luxury Clients Still Care About Price

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Survey findings about a healthy luxury travel market in Australia demonstrate significant and lucrative opportunities for travel advisors who can meet clients’ lofty expectations while still delivering value.

2 months ago