Articles tagged “new luxury”

Norwegian Targets High-Spending Cruise Customers

Norwegian Targets High-Spending Cruise Customers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Taking a peek behind the scenes during earnings seasons offers some useful insights. Can Norwegian make a successful play for bigger cruise spenders, and will Belmond eventually sell itself?

16 hours ago

How Wellness Hospitality Brands Can Succeed Amid Big-City Chaos

How Wellness Hospitality Brands Can Succeed Amid Big-City Chaos

Laura Powell, Skift

Wellness hospitality brands known for their idyllic locations are heading to New York City. Will the temptation of taking a bite out of the Big Apple prove a brand benefit or drawback?

1 day ago

The Challenge for Ethiopia’s Luxury Push

The Challenge for Ethiopia’s Luxury Push

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ethiopia is slowly making its name in luxury tourism. The question is how fast will the rate of change be?

1 week ago

Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold

Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The question is not whether hoteliers and operators should invest in Ethiopia, but what is best for Ethiopia in balancing these new demands while protecting its people and its profound history and cultures.

1 week ago

Hotels Raise the Stakes for Exclusive Experiences

Hotels Raise the Stakes for Exclusive Experiences

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Getting exclusive access for guests is becoming a key differentiator for the very best hotels.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Hotels Bring in More Celebrity Chefs in Guest Gigs

Luxury Hotels Bring in More Celebrity Chefs in Guest Gigs

Samantha Shankman, Skift

In a day when exclusive access and intimate experiences are heralded over material goods, a meal prepared by world-class chefs in a spectacular setting is something luxury consumers are willing to travel for.

2 weeks ago

Moroccan Government Plans to Sell Stake in Iconic Luxury Hotel

Moroccan Government Plans to Sell Stake in Iconic Luxury Hotel

Souhail Karam, Bloomberg

A hotel with such a storied history will surely be an easy sell. The only sticking point might be the other shareholders.

2 weeks ago

The Importance of Consistency

The Importance of Consistency

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Staying true to your brand is key if you want to retain existing customers and attract new ones – especially at the luxury end of the spectrum.

3 weeks ago

What the Very Best Luxury Brands Can Teach the Travel Industry

What the Very Best Luxury Brands Can Teach the Travel Industry

Laura Powell, Skift

A new study finds that the more consumers trust a brand, the more successful it is likely to be. Easy to say, but in an era of rapidly evolving trends and tastes, how can brands maintain that trust while reinventing their offerings? Luxury companies have proven especially adept at navigating these choppy waters.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Hotel-Branded Residences Appeal to the Ultra-Rich

Luxury Hotel-Branded Residences Appeal to the Ultra-Rich

Frederik Balfour , Bloomberg

As Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts CEO J. Allen Smith said recently at Skift Global Forum in New York City: "Residential is absolutely central to our business strategy." So expect plenty more luxury hotel brands to expand in this space if they haven't already.

4 weeks ago

MSC Cruises Targets Growing Luxury Market With New Ship Order

MSC Cruises Targets Growing Luxury Market With New Ship Order

Hannah Sampson, Skift

MSC Cruises is already spending billions on big ships, so why not add a few luxury vessels to the mix? The cruise operator has a built-in customer base, but the trick will be to offer a product that gets those passengers to pay more for the high-end experience.

4 weeks ago

Tented Camps Attract Luxury Travelers Seeking Novel Experiences

Tented Camps Attract Luxury Travelers Seeking Novel Experiences

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Even though the glamping concept has made a comeback, let's just hope the actual term "glamping" doesn't.

4 weeks ago