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Articles tagged “luxury”

Online Travel

Gilt puts luxury travel site Jetsetter up for sale

Will Jetsetter be able to take off under new ownership or will the once-hot flash sale site be a flash in the pan?

Hotels

Radisson hopes to rebuild its tired image around luxury Blu brand

Turning around as storied a hotel brand as Radisson will take time and money, but trying to do it using a different or related brand like Blu is a smarter way of doing it.

Hotels

Hotels shed shabby recession look and reflag under luxury brands

Acquisitions ran rampant last year as operators that couldn’t keep up brand standards were dropped and then picked up by brands looking to renovate the space, or left to become individually owned.

Hotels

Startup Want Me Get Me promises free perks for booking through its site

Guests have to pay standard room rates with the expectation of little more than free Wi-Fi, although their names appearing on the GM’s VIP list may be helpful if they don’t mind sucking up a little.

Hotels

The growth of luxury hotels in Toronto mirrors the city’s changing landscape

The variety of luxury hotels in Toronto portrays the diversity of its evolving neighborhoods with room décor as varied as chic boutique to black-and-white photos of the city’s top athletes.

The growth of luxury hotels in Toronto mirrors the city’s changing landscape

Airlines

World leaders enjoy private bedrooms on Boeing’s new business jet

Passengers no longer have to wonder what it would take to actually feel rested at the end of a flight -- all you have to do is become a head of state.

World leaders enjoy private bedrooms on Boeing’s new business jet

Hotels

Four Seasons hunts for the next luxury hotspot

Looking for hotspots these days means mostly international, and that means growth hubs like China, and still very nascent Latin American market.

SkiftX

6 upcoming luxury travel trends from Virtuoso Travel Week

There's apparently no discussion of a global recession inside this convention, where suppliers and travel agents debate which river cruises and space travel options are best for the young and affluent clientele.

Hotels

Former owner of Jumeirah Essex House buys it back to rebrand as JW Marriott Essex House

The Jumeirah group paid almost $425 million in 2005 for the property and spent millions refurbishing it and turning rooms into condos. The latest sale excludes most of those condos.

Hotels

Hoteliers argue against new luxury tax on five-star hotels in New Delhi

The government's plan to draw revenue from rich tourists is a blow to the hotel industry in an already wavering economy and may be enough to drive tourists into other Indian states, or even countries.