Articles tagged “new luxury”

Is There Really a Peer-to-Peer Market for Yachts?

Is There Really a Peer-to-Peer Market for Yachts?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While yachting is undeniably attractive for luxury travelers, is it really ripe for disruption? The practical and logistical concerns make an intermediary or manager seem more attractive than in other sectors.

2 days ago

The State of Luxury Yacht Rentals and Sharing Schemes

The State of Luxury Yacht Rentals and Sharing Schemes

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Breaking open the yacht rental market with a sharing platform is a difficult endeavor given the challenges of operating a digital business within the luxury sector as well as the nuances and securities needed for an experience as hands-on as yachting.

3 days ago

Some of the Plaza Hotel’s Owners Are Suing Its Other Owners

Some of the Plaza Hotel’s Owners Are Suing Its Other Owners

Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

When it comes to selling and buying The Plaza Hotel, nothing is ever simple or easy, it seems.

6 days ago

Luxury Hospitality Embraces Transience

Luxury Hospitality Embraces Transience

Patrick Whyte, Skift

An experience that only has a temporary shelf life is more valuable to certain consumers – especially those with plenty of money to spend. We can expect to see more hospitality brands experimenting with pop-ups in the future.

1 week ago

Hotels Experiment With Pop-Ups to Attract New Audiences

Hotels Experiment With Pop-Ups to Attract New Audiences

Laura Powell, Skift

Given that luxury is all about rarity, it's no wonder that pop-ups of all sorts are creeping into the high-end arena. In the world of hospitality, basic pop-up accommodations have been springing up at festivals like Coachella for awhile. But more elaborate, ephemeral digs are only now starting to pop up in unexpected places around the world.

1 week ago

InterContinental Hotels Is Taking Kimpton Global

InterContinental Hotels Is Taking Kimpton Global

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Kimpton is pretty unknown in Europe and Asia but that is about to change. Whether it truly is a luxury brand is a moot point; InterContinental Hotels Group thinks it is, and will be pushing it as such.

2 weeks ago

Tourism Australia Targets High-Spending Consumers With New Premium Strategy

Tourism Australia Targets High-Spending Consumers With New Premium Strategy

Laura Powell, Skift

Everyone is talking about experiential travel these days. But Tourism Australia is upping the ante, using experiences to drive a premium strategy aimed at attracting more affluent visitors.

2 weeks ago

InterContinental Hotels Boosts Luxury Presence in UK

InterContinental Hotels Boosts Luxury Presence in UK

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Starwood Capital's sale of a luxury/upscale portfolio represented a good opportunity for InterContinental Hotels to expand its luxury footprint in the UK. CEO Keith Barr obviously thinks there's plenty of room for growth in the sector.

3 weeks ago

Accor Makes Another High-End Acquisition

Accor Makes Another High-End Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

AccorHotels has made quite a shift upmarket in the last couple of years and it's unlikely the acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will be the end of its dealmaking exploits.

3 weeks ago

Hilton Will Let You Control TV, Lights, Temp in Your Room From Smartphone

Hilton Will Let You Control TV, Lights, Temp in Your Room From Smartphone

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Germaphobes will be relieved not to have to touch a hotel room remote control again.

4 weeks ago

How Do You Rate a High-End Hotel?

How Do You Rate a High-End Hotel?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel guides, in their various forms, are a dying breed, especially those that require an expensive army of reviewers. They are still valued by agents and others in the industry, but with cheaper alternatives out there, how long can they survive?

1 month ago

An Inside Look at the Forbes Travel Guide

An Inside Look at the Forbes Travel Guide

Laura Powell, Skift

With so many hotel ratings systems out there, who can you trust? Should ratings systems be open to all, a la the People’s Choice Awards, or do more accurate results come from a system of professionals judging professionals, a la the Oscars or the Tonys? We take a look at one of the world's top rating guides for luxury properties.

1 month ago