Articles tagged “new luxury”

Ritz-Carlton Enters the Luxury Cruise Business With 3 Custom Yachts

Ritz-Carlton Enters the Luxury Cruise Business With 3 Custom Yachts

Laura Powell, Skift

We've seen both luxury hotel and luxury cruise companies develop private jet products recently, but only one hotel brand is currently taking its moniker to sea. This is easily the most interesting thing the otherwise traditional Ritz-Carlton has ever done.

2 days ago

BMW Picks Butterfield & Robinson as Its Exclusive European Tour Operator

BMW Picks Butterfield & Robinson as Its Exclusive European Tour Operator

Laura Powell, Skift

European car pick ups have been a thing for decades now, but BMW's move to add B&R to the mix is an additional selling point for the right kind of traveler.

4 days ago

Exquisite Late-Night Room Service Is Alive and Well at These Luxury Hotels

Exquisite Late-Night Room Service Is Alive and Well at These Luxury Hotels

Chadner Navarro, Bloomberg

Inventive and indulgent room service is alive and well at these luxury hotels around the world.

4 days ago

What the Growing Market for Luxury Goods Tells the Travel Industry

What the Growing Market for Luxury Goods Tells the Travel Industry

Laura Powell, Skift

There's good and bad in this report. Spending will continue, of course, but it is shifting into new markets and leaving some legacy markets in the lurch.

4 days ago

How to Tell the Difference Between Luxury and Affluent Travelers

How to Tell the Difference Between Luxury and Affluent Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

The quick takeaway: Not all wealthy U.S. travelers travel the same way.

2 weeks ago

Upscale Hotel Brands Are Forgoing FitTech to Focus on Holistic Wellness

Upscale Hotel Brands Are Forgoing FitTech to Focus on Holistic Wellness

Greg Oates, Skift

Hotel brands are developing more all-encompassing wellness retreats and partnering with trendy health brands in an attempt to deliver transformative travel experiences.

2 weeks ago

California Tourism Leaders Get Lessons on the Road From High-End Brands

California Tourism Leaders Get Lessons on the Road From High-End Brands

Laura Powell, Skift

California is in a unique position because it both has a product every traveler is after and it knows how to speak luxury from the start. Trips like these are just icing on the cake.

2 weeks ago

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: High-End Retail Flies Higher

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: High-End Retail Flies Higher

Jason Clampet, Skift

Is there a more powerful FOMO than an airport boutique you'll never see again with an object of desire that may or not be a bargain because you're not sure of the exchange rate?

2 weeks ago

Chinese Outbound Luxury Travelers Look to Smaller Hotel Chains

Chinese Outbound Luxury Travelers Look to Smaller Hotel Chains

Daniel Meesak, Jing Daily

Big brand names still matter, but as consumers become more sophisticated labels are not the only marker of success.

3 weeks ago

Luxury Car Sales Soar as Brands Adapt to Electric, Connected Demands

Luxury Car Sales Soar as Brands Adapt to Electric, Connected Demands

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Mirroring the larger luxury sector, car manufacturers are finding that a legacy brand is not enough to attract the interest of newly affluent customers. They must adapt to demands while maintaining their standard brand quality to thrive into the future.

3 weeks ago

Why The Nation and Other Magazines Look to Luxury Travel to Pay the Bills

Why The Nation and Other Magazines Look to Luxury Travel to Pay the Bills

Laura Powell, Skift

Each of these media brands is different, but they have the same thing in common: well-heeled readers who will pay a premium to travel together.

3 weeks ago

Interview: Pioneering the Next Generation of Luxury Spa Spaces

Interview: Pioneering the Next Generation of Luxury Spa Spaces

Laura Powell, Skift

Many hotels offer spa services, but there is a clear distinction between those that are simply going through the motions and those that are adding something distinctive.

3 weeks ago