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Customers Reveal Their Pick for Top Luxury Automotive Brand

Audi RS 5 The Luxury Institute has rated Audi USA the top luxury automotive brand in its 2013 Luxury Customer Experience Index (LCEI). Audi rated number one out of 10 luxury brands evaluated in a nationwide survey conducted using a demographic of 1,234 high...
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2013

Fueling Your Luxury Toys | From Private Jets to Luxury Yachts

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By: JustLuxe Teamcomments 0 | 2013
If you're in the market for a private plane or a luxury yacht it should come as no surprise that fueling those toys are going to cost you. Sometimes, the cost to operate is a bit steeper than one would prefer but if you can afford to buy the...

A New Economic Morning | Emerging Markets, Fiscal Cliffhangers & the Luxury Consumer

woman shopping red handbag On December 23, 2012 while many were out doing last minute holiday crisis shopping, a Financial Times article was published that discussed the new, complex nature of the state of luxury fashion. The reason this article is so compelling is that,...
By: Susan Kimecomments 1 | 2013

The Latest Investments | Aston Martin, Fabergé & Christopher Kane

Aston Martin Vanquish Orient Express turns down a $1.8 billion takeover bid from Indian Hotels Group, as mining company Gemfields seeks to acquire fine jeweler Fabergé for $142 million Acquired: Fabergé, Gemfields Gemfields, pending minority investor approval,...
By: Sophie Dorancomments 0 | 2013

Who is the Top Money Making Star of 2012?

brad pitt, denzel washington, anne hathaway Actor Denzel Washington was voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in the 81st running of the Quigley Poll by the Quigley Publishing Company. The poll tallies votes from motion picture theater owners and film buyers to determine which actor was...
By: James Rothaarcomments 1 | 2013

2012's Best Global Luxury Brands

Prada ranked for the first time since 2009 Almost 15% of Interbrand’s 2012 Best Global Brands were luxury brands. We spoke with Interbrand to find out what makes these particular brands household names. Coca-Cola is the world’s most valuable brand, trailed by Apple, IBM and Google,...
By: Sophie Dorancomments 2 | 2013

Top 10 Wealthiest Execs in the U.K.

A report by the high-end business development specialist firm, Wealth-X, cites the wealthiest executives in the United Kingdom. Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal of Arcelor Mittal, topped the list with personal wealth at $15.8 billion. Mohamed Al...
By: James Rothaarcomments 2 | 2012

Luxury M&A Goes Vertical

Is vertical acquisition in the luxury industry protecting savoir-faire, or threatening the ability of brands to compete in the future? The industrialisation of the luxury industry has resulted in a record amount of M&A deals in the past...
By: Sophie Dorancomments 0 | 2012

The World's First Philanthropic Vacation Club | Getaway 2 Give Collection

g2g philanthropic work It started awhile ago when Adam Capes was the co-founder and president of a luxury residence fund called Equity Estates. This fund was, at the time in 2006, one of many playing in the destination club space, but Equity Estates had two exceptional...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2012

Need a Crystal Encrusted Piano? This is the Luxury Event for You

couple standing in front of burj al arab hotel You haven't received your personal invitation for the first ever World Luxury Expo in Dubai yet? I'm sure it's just lost in the mail. Invited to this three-day, ultra-lavish event are only the most high-net-worth individuals including members of the...
By: Tara Imperatorecomments 0 | 2012

The Latest Digital | Cartier, Prada & Tod's

excerpt from Diane von Furstenberg’s Glossi Montblanc teams up with Harrods to launch an in-store augmented reality experience, as Herm?s partners with Harper’s Bazaar to retail a limited collection online. In the past month the digital luxury landscape has been dominated by the moves of...
By: Sophie Dorancomments 0 | 2012

Doom, Gloom | The End of the Luxury Boom?

Swiss Watch Could recent announcements by LVMH, Daimler, Remy Cointreau & the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie mark the end of the luxury industry’s economy-defying performance? Not so long ago we took a look at how the luxury industry is really performing,...
By: Sophie Dorancomments 0 | 2012

The Latest Boutiques | Hublot, Audi & Chanel

Dior Homme Miami Burberry debuts retail as theatre in Chicago, Marni launches in three Chinese Mainland cities, as Hublot takes to the Philippines, United States, China & UAE...
By: Sophie Dorancomments 0 | 2012

Luxury Travel Brand Eleven Experience to Open 11 Properties By 2015

Scarp Ridge Lodge Colorado-based experiential luxury travel brand Eleven Experience, which launched last year with Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte, has announced plans to open 11 more properties around the world by 2015, making it a major player in the boutique...
By: Jared Paul Sterncomments 0 | 2012

Luxury Hotel Brands Create New Policies for Niche Markets

Woman in a Luxury Hotel Hyper-connectivity is out, globalization is in, and culinary quality is beating out quantity among internationally notable hotel brands. Heading into 2013, a quick survey of new brand-wide initiatives shows that luxury hotel brands are getting...
By: Lena Katzcomments 1 | 2012

5 Burning Questions for Bravo TV's Real Housewives of New York City

Ramona Singer and Sonja Tremont-Morgan Bravo TV’s Housewives franchise is “hauter” than ever, which is no surprise given the lush lifestyles these celeb-reality superstars are allowing us to view voyeuristically. To enlighten us even more, two  lovely luxe lifers—Ramona Singer and Sonja...
By: Merilee Kerncomments 0 | 2012

Westin Hilton Head Revs Up $30M Revamp on the Heels of Concours d’Elegance

Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance During the recent Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance in South Carolina, we had a chance to preview the $30 million renovation project at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, host hotel for the elegant event....
By: Jared Paul Sterncomments 0 | 2012

Exclusive Resorts and Abercrombie & Kent Form a New Strategic Partnership

Exclusive Resorts, Peninsula Papagayo Exclusive Resorts®, a leader in luxury destination clubs for 10+ years, announced yesterday, November 26, 2012, that it would assume all operations of the Abercrombie & Kent’s Residence Club portfolio. It was also announced that Abercrombie & Kent...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2012

Usher Live at Moon Palace December 29 | Bidding 2012 a Musical 'Adios'

usher at moon palace The upcoming holiday season may be one of the busiest seasons on record for the Mayan Riviera, as it is for all former Mayan stomping grounds as the modern world looks on with interest to see if the world will end, or whether it’ll be “Party on, as...
By: Lena Katzcomments 0 | 2012

Interview With Emerging Hotelier Ayelet Weinstein, CEO of B Hotels & Resorts

Ayelet Weinstein, CEO of B Hotels & Resorts A new hotel brand has made a splash in South Florida—and made an impression on our editors—with its smart yet simplistic branding, and its approachably sophisticated style. The name is B Hotels & Resorts, and the brand combines many of the “design...
By: Lena Katzcomments 1 | 2012

Caviar Affair Magazine Moving in Exciting New Directions

Polina Steier, Publisher Caviar Affair Caviar Affair is a high-end, luxury lifestyle magazine that has been publishing four times a year since 2005. Its readership has grown exponentially year after year, for the top-tier ultra affluent, global population. According to the publisher,...
By: Susan Kimecomments 1 | 2012

From Fido to Phideaux | The Luxury Business of V.I.Pets

Global Pet Expo It wasn’t that long ago—and in many areas of this country and world, when dogs slept outside, cats slept wherever they could find a place, they ate dry food, and sometimes road kill. But something happened when pet owners moved from rural to urban...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2012

On the Red Carpet at the EuroCinema Hawaii Film Festival

EuroCinema Hawaii Film Festival Luxury Row, a collection of some of the world's most recognizable shops, sits on some very expensive square footage on Kalakaua Avenenue, the main drag of Waikiki. Tiffany, Gucci, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and many others bring international flare...
By: Michelle Winnercomments 0 | 2012

Doug Woodham Named President of Christie's Americas

Christie's auction paddle Effective immediately, Doug Woodham has been named the president of Christie’s Americas. Mr. Woodham will report directly to Christie’s CEO Steven Murphy. He will be responsible for the overall management of the firm in the Americas. The former...
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2012

Which Country is Most Densely Populated by Ultra High Net Worth Individuals?

monaco casino fountains Monaco is the country most densely populated by ultra high net worth individuals. Fifty-five of these super-wealthy types can be found per 10,000 citizens in the principality. The information stems from a report provided by Wealth-X, which cites the...
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2012
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