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From Vision To Voice: A Re-Branding Conversation for Samuelsohn With RO New York Founder

Rony Zeidan
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014
RO NEW YORK’s Creative Director and Founder Rony Zeidan is a luxury industry leader on building intelligent and sometimes disruptive creative campaigns and new brand identities. He founded RO NEW YORK to develop brands, and build concepts that...

Park Your Superyacht in Olbia, Right Next to All the Others

By: Nicolle Monicocomments 0 | 2014
You’ve heard of Olbia, right? If you’re well-traveled or filthy rich, you probably know exactly where it is. You see, according to Private Jet Charter, this little city off the coast of Italy is quickly becoming a favorite travel...

Luxury Frontiers Looks to Partner With Resort Owners on Experiential Travel Model

With more and more discerning travelers look for adventurous and experiential travel, Luxury Frontiers is looking to partner with resort owners interested in capitalizing on this booming trend. Focusing specifically on the brand's...
By: Donald Herrera-Fairbairncomments 0 | 2014

Shangri-La Takes On Today's New Global Traveler With Rebranded Properties

By: Nicolle Monicocomments 1 | 2014
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is a brand known for its uber-luxurious accommodations, big bold designs and Asian-influenced décor.  If you’ve stayed at one of their over 80 properties around the world, you probably wouldn’t...

Millennials and the Anti-Luxury Trend: Thoughts On the Potential Downfall of the High-End Market

anti-luxury trends About a month ago, CPP Luxury, a well-respected British luxury business website, published an article called The Dangerous Rise Of The Anti-Luxury Trend. It discussed, among other things, Kanye West’s views about luxury’s downside. The...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014

Which Southeast Asian Destination is a New Hub for Superyachts?

By: JustLuxe Teamcomments 0 | 2014
According to Yachting Pages, Singapore has become the place to go for owners of superyachts. The island offers a plethora of services, facilities, and three marinas that are suitable for the luxury vessels. One of the busiest ports in the...

Disturbing or Expected? Wealthy Teens Stir Up Instagram Controversy

rich kids of instagram
By: Tara Imperatorecomments 1 | 2012
Though millions of Americans are feeling the various effects of the recession, the Rich Kids of Instagram don’t seem to know the meaning of the word. In case you haven’t been introduced to RKOI yet, it’s a Tumblr page that compiles...

Wildlife Conservationists Come Together in New Efforts to save Endangered Elephant and Rhino Populations

Elephant family photos, courtesy of Wildlife Conservation Socie
By: Lena Katzcomments 0 | 2014
Did you know that, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, an average of 96 elephants are killed every day, for a jaw-dropping total of 35,000 per year? Meanwhile, more than 1000 rhinos were poached and killed last year—the Western...

A New Vision, A New Brand: An Interview With Dianna Vaughan, Global Head of Curio - A Collection By Hilton

By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014
On June 2, 2014, Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of a new brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, with five hotels having signed letters of intent to become part of this new collection. The name Curio defines the vision and...

If Mermaids Could Speak: Susan Rockefeller on Protecting Our Oceans, Her New Jewelry Line and How it's All Connected

Susan Rockefeller
By: Courtney Drivercomments 0 | 2014
Save the planet: a phrase so incredibly common that the words have been nearly bastardized into simply being the motto of hippies and Earth Month every year. It is easy to forget all of the things that are happening around us and how the things we...

Experiences are the New Luxury Frontier: Emerging Market Opportunities at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit

Business of Luxury Summit
By: Steven Fischercomments 0 | 2014
At first one might be drawn to think of luxury as the latest high-end handbag which comes at an astronomical price, but the newest frontier in luxury surrounds the experience. While the focus of the recent Financial Times’ annual Business of...

British Polo Day: The Duke of Argyll Discusses the Sport of Kings, Royal Salute Scotch and Life at Inveraray Castle

His Grace, The Duke of Argyll
By: Courtney Drivercomments 0 | 2014
Recently, British Polo Day descended onto Los Angeles for a day full of high-adrenaline sporting, Royal Salute whisky tasting and general revelry. Typically held in exotic locales like Abu Dhabi, India and Russia, it marked the first time this...

The Results Are In! Renzo Piano's The Shard Wins the 2013 Emporis Skyscraper Award

the shard london Renzo Piano
By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2014
For the past 14 years, the world's tallest buildings have been vying for the Emporis Skyscraper Award, and this year the honor went to Renzo Piano's The Shard in London. Chosen by the an international panel of experts, over 300 skyscrapers...

Q&A: The Milestone's Head Concierge Takes a Look Back at His 15 Years of Hotel Service

milestone hotel
By: Vicki Arkoffcomments 0 | 2014
"No request is too large, no detail too small,” is the motto of the dedicated staff of The Milestone Hotel, London’s extraordinary the Grade II-listed, luxury boutique hotel with 24-hour butler service. Readers of Condé...

Q&A: Sandals Resorts International Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart & Son Talk Brand & Family

By: Lena Katzcomments 0 | 2014
Sandals Resorts International, the pioneering all-inclusive brand whose cheery late-night TV commercials fueled American dreams of sun-splashed Jamaican vacations in the ‘80s and ‘90s, has enjoyed a brand renaissance in post-recession...

Solar Roadways Set to Move From Prototype to Production Thanks to Some Famous Fans

Solar Roadways
By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2014
Thanks so some major celebrity support, like Nathan Fillion and George Takei (both of whom took to Facebook and Twitter), Solar Roadways has raised enough to meet their Indiegogo goal of $1 million (to date, they've made $1.4 million) and we...

Checking in on the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers Under Construction in Europe

tallest buildings in europe
By: JustLuxe Teamcomments 0 | 2014
Ever wondered which skyscrapers in Europe are the tallest? Well, building data provider Emporis recently revealed a study in which they discovered that Moscow is steadily maintaining its status as the skyscraper capital of Europe. Already home to...

6 Word Wows: The Ritz-Carlton's CSMO Ed French Talks About Inspiring Guest Experiences

By: Nicolle Monicocomments 0 | 2014
According to literary legend, Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to tell a story in six words; the result was both simple and profound: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Clearly, Hemingway knew his way around a story and proved six...

Is This Man Really Selling His Millionaire Life on Craigslist?

millionaire selling life
By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2014
With an ad on Craigslist, a website called Life: for sale, and a video (an explicit one, at that), Benjamin Mallah's plans to sell his millionaire life seems way too good to be true. Mallah (who may be Tony Soprano's cousin) has made himself...

Does Your City Rank in Christie's Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Markets?

expensive real estate markets
By: Jared Paul Sterncomments 0 | 2014
In January of last year, news broke that Japan’s second richest man, Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, had paid $117.5 million for a nine-acre estate in Woodside, California. That set the tone for a booming luxury real estate market that lasted...

New Insights Into Millionaire Attitudes & Behaviors With the Creator Of Shullman Luxury, Affluence & Wealth Pulse

research The Shullman Luxury, Affluence and Wealth Pulse reports on the expectations, behaviors and plans of adults among all U.S. household income segments, with a special focus on affluent consumers, the drivers of both the luxury and wealth-related...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014

The Ritz-Carlton Brand Adds a 12th Social Media Profile with The Addition of Tumblr

Like a young teen that recently joined Facebook, The Ritz-Carlton just can't seem to get its fill of social media. The company recently launched a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Tumblr profile, which marks the twelfth social media account for...
By: Donald Herrera-Fairbairncomments 0 | 2014

Five Industry Professional Insights From 2014 AMEX Publishing Luxury Summit

Cartier Luxury Summit Conference
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014
The 2014 AMEX Publishing Luxury Summit ended last week and its theme was Luxury Without Borders, inferring just how global the concept and the reality of luxury has become. The speakers and subjects were diverse, from understanding the...

The Stunning Tesla Commercial Made By College Grads That Only Cost $1,500 (With Caveats)

By: Donald Herrera-Fairbairncomments 0 | 2014
Everdream Pictures, an advertising agency started by recent college grads James Khabushani, and RJ Collins, produced, edited and released a commercial titled Modern Spaceship for Tesla Motors. While the electric car company has spent nary a dime...

President of Rolls-Royce North America Spills Secrets to Success & Talks Ghost Series II Debut

Rolls-Royce Eric C. Shepherd
By: Jared Paul Sterncomments 0 | 2014
As President of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, Eric C. Shepherd oversees 38 dealers in the United States and Canada — the largest market in the world for Rolls-Royce — and has worked in the automobile industry since 1993 (he was...
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