Interview With Stephen J. Cloobeck on the Worth & Value of Vacation Ownership

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

As with many ideas that have stood the test of time, the original idea of timeshare is a good one. It is the basis for mid level and high-end fractionals, for private residence clubs, and, arguably, for many equity and non-equity based destination clubs.... Read More

Billionaires Show Off Their Philanthropic Sides

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Bill Gates has been seen as the archangel of billionaires over the years, donating $28 billion to date to deserving charities and organizations. But in between dropping serious cash on the necessities—flashy cars they don’t drive, houses they never live in and clothes they probably look ridiculous in—plenty of other billionaires around the world are throwing certain percentages of their earnings to those in need.... Read More

Checking in With America's Richest Techie Billionaires

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

I have some bad news: Mark Zuckerberg is only worth $9.4 billion now. And before you ask why that would ever be a bad thing, consider he lost just over $8 billion after making Facebook public in May. A moment of silence for his loss. Now that that’s behind us let’s talk about some more highlights from Forbes 400 richest Americans list.... Read More

Would You Work for $2 a Day? World's Richest Woman Thinks You Should

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  3 Comments

As a hard working U.S. citizen, I look at the minimum wage in Australia (currently set at $15.96) with intrigue and a bit of envy. Gina Rinehart, the richest woman in the world, sees it as an obstacle in adding even more money to her already $18 billion bankroll.... Read More

Interview With New CEO of Keeneland Bill Thomason on the Yearling Horse Sale

Sep 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

For those who are involved in high end thoroughbred horse racing, Keeneland is a household word. Selling more graded stakes winners than any other sales company, Keeneland is considered the Sotheby’s of horse racing. It is the premier marketplace for buying the next Kentucky Derby winner, as all of the top six Derby finishers from this year were sold at Keeneland’s 2010 Yearling Sale. This year, the sale begins on September 10, 2012.... Read More

Fisker Automotive Names New CEO & Bolsters Executive Team

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury-electric carmaker Fisker Automotive has named Tony Posawatz as its new chief executive officer this week. Mr. Posawatz, the former head of the Volt program at General Motors, replaces Tom LaSorda. Mr. LaSorda also is the executive responsible for the C-level hiring.... Read More

Interview With Justin Halloran, New CEO of The Portico Club

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  1 Comment

A little history might be needed here so that the emergence of the Portico Club might be better understood in a more evolutionary destination/vacation club perspective. Eight years ago in 2004, Exclusive Resorts was launched, and became a major success in the luxury destination club industry. Though many other destination clubs launched soon after, many bankrupted.... Read More

Interview With Emerging Hotelier Bashar Wali of Provenance Hotels

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Photography, glasswork and classic cinema are given their due in Provenance Hotels' burgeoning boutique luxury hotel portfolio. Hotel Lucia houses a large private collection of photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly.... Read More

The Latest Appointments | Bentley, Bugatti & Hermès

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

One of the latest European brands to be ‘rescued’ to foreign investment, Aquascutum’s new management has chosen to part ways with design director Joanna Sykes.... Read More

Fisher Island Club in South Florida Appoints New CEO

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Bernard Lackner has been named the new CEO of the exclusive Fisher Island Club. The upscale club and resort, which is located on a private beach community just off the coast of Miami, made the announcement this week.... Read More

Interview With Emerging Hotelier Kike Sarasola of Room Mate Hotels

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The second installment in our series on emerging hoteliers who are changing the lodging game spotlights a man whose success in brand creation is a product of his tireless creativity and innately hospitable nature.... Read More

John Vanderslice of Hilton Worldwide Discusses Luxury Trends for 2012-13

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  2 Comments

Veteran CEO and Marketing Executive John Vanderslice is Hilton Worldwide’s Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands. In this role he has expanded the Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands, and has expanded those brands within the past few year so include many in Central and Western China, also Macau, Koh Samui, The Maldives, London, Berlin and Panama.... Read More

Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila on the Rich History of his Family Business

Apr 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  5 Comments

Giuseppe Aquila is the CEO of Italy’s oldest writing instrument company, Montegrappa. His family has owned this company since 1912.... Read More

David Burden on the Opening of The Hotel Castello di Casole, Tuscany

Apr 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  4 Comments

David Burden, CEO and Founder of Timbers Resorts in Carbondale Colorado (43 minutes from Aspen) is no stranger to complex and successful development projects. One Steamboat Place, The Preserve at Botany Bay, The Rocks Luxury Residence Club, The Residences At Esperanza, to name a very few, are all dimensions of Timbers Resorts.... Read More

The Latest Appointments | Givenchy, Jil Sander & Yves Saint Laurent

Mar 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran  |  1 Comment

Whether intentional or not, fashion month is increasingly becoming associated with designer – and often executive – musical chairs in the luxury industry. Literally days before showing his Fall Winter 2012 collection in Milan, it emerged that Raf Simons had been dismissed by Jil Sander, to make way for Jil Sander’s return as creative director.... Read More

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