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Essential Hand Luggage for Holiday Travel and Beyond

Dec 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

John Steinbeck’s famous quote, “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it,” never rings truer than at the holidays. With Thanksgiving travel in 2011 reported at a 4% increase over last year, holiday travelers are looking at a potentially jammed-up December, made even more challenging by luggage fees and higher fuel prices.... Read More

The Latest Appointments, Cerruti, Berluti & Parmigiani

Nov 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

This month has seen another bumper crop of senior level movements within the luxury industry, with Louis Vuitton announcing a successor to long-serving CEO, Yves Carcelle. PPR has announced a commitment to America, which will see the group opening dedicated headquarters in New York City and move current senior vice president, Laurent Clacquin, into the newly created ‘head of PPR Americas’ role.... Read More

Travel Trends 2012 From Thomas Stanley, CEO of Cox & Kings

Oct 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Founded in 1758, Cox & Kings is a very seasoned travel brand. Having made its mark in the Indian subcontinent, Cox & Kings was an important choice and no doubt the only choice for many years, traveling from Britain to India, Africa and other destinations. This year, Cox & Kings was ranked as one of the top tour operators in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2011.

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Interbrand's Best Global Brands 2011 Rankings | Luxury Brands Go Digital

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

In comparing the top luxury brands on Interbrand's 2011 ranking of the top 100 global brands to the previous year, the 12th release contains the exact same brands as the 2010 rankings. Louis Vuitton is once again the leader of the industry at number 18 overall. The subsidiary of LVMH, which was ranked at 16th in 2010, increased its brand value by two percent this year.... Read More

Luxury's Mixed Messages | Evaluating Current Market Research

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Taking a meta-view, we don’t need to be told again that the economic mood of the country does not look hopeful right now. Below are some statistics from some unusual sources not generally associated with the luxury segment, but could be benchmarks for future concern.... Read More

Young Entrepreneurs | Three Stories of Lifestyle Curator to Millionaire

Sep 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

In the era of social media and lifestyle branding run amuck, the "tastemakers" are a highly prized group. They are the ones who can say "This is cool because I say it is," and people will believe them. They get paid to throw parties, based on their guarantee that they "can get all the right people to come." They get jobs as "stylists," "consultants," or "personalities." They blog.... Read More

The Top 10 Wealthiest Americans

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It's no secret that the U.S. is going through some tough times. With nearly 10% of Americans out of work, most people are just trying to make ends meet - these are definitely not those people. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are of course at the top of the list, despite Buffet's $6 billion loss this year.... Read More

Executive Aviation’s New Highs & New Lows

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Robb Young  |  1 Comment

From new companies purporting to slash the price of private jet hire to entrepreneurs preparing for a return to the era of supersonic speed and space travel, there are a lot of exciting developments on the horizon for luxury aviation.... Read More

The Latest Appointments, Sofitel, Halston & Louis Vuitton

Sep 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran  |  1 Comment

It was merely one month ago that we noted a slowdown in the senior management game of musical chairs, taking place in the luxury industry in 2011. Little did we know that luxury hotels would be the next sector to fuel the wave. Sofitel’s long-time chief operations officer, Robert Gaymer-Jones, has been moved to the top spot, taking position this month as chief executive officer for the global group. Following its purchase by Chinese billionaire Cheng Yu-Tung, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has appointed Radha Arora as president, whilst Hyatt hotels appointed Jeff Semenchuk as its first chief innovation officer.... Read More

Taxing the Wealthy | A New Era of Collective Philanthropy?

Sep 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Robb Young

Way back in 1789, Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, wrote in a letter to one of his contemporaries that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”... Read More

E! Co-Founder Larry Namer Takes Hollywood to China

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka  |  2 Comments

As co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, now valued at $3.5 billion, Larry Namer has not only proven himself as a mogul in the American entertainment industry - he has succeeded far beyond our borders as such. Namer has created numerous prosperous business ventures in Russia since 1989, and has recently moved on to China, another land of opportunity, as co-founder of Metan Development Group. Larry Namer, aka global entrepreneur, fascinated me with his tales of international adventure much like you would find on an exotic travel show or that of a 007 movie!... Read More

The Design Intelligence of Dr. Juergen Gessler, CEO of Porsche Design Group

Aug 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

In De Architectura, the Roman architect Vitruvius, living in the 1 BCE, stated that a building's architecture should meet three essential criteria: commodity (utilities), firmness (firmitas), and delight (venustas). Commodity addressed how a building served a useful function. Firmness meant endurance, or a building's ability to stand up to natural forces over time, and delight referred to aesthetics: whether in general terms, the viewer, owner, builder, or user found pleasure in the beauty the building provides.... Read More

Eurocinema's Sebastien Perioche on the World of Foreign Film

Aug 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka  |  1 Comment

Hollywood step aside, here comes Sebastien Perioche down the red carpet. As founder, Chairman and CEO of Eurocinema, based in Florida, Perioche brings international award winning fil... Read More

Sonia Cheng, CEO of New World Hospitality, Discusses Rosewood Hotels Acquisition

Aug 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Just a few weeks ago, the Hong Kong based New World Hospitality hotel management company completed a $229.5 million transaction to purchase Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, L.L.C. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will become the ultra-luxury brand in New World Hospitality's portfolio.... Read More

Private Jet Travel: A Q&A with Fred Reid, President of Flexjet by Bombardier

Jul 15, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Over the past two months, JustLuxe has spoken to two top-level executives from two of the most prominent private-aviation companies in the industry. Both sources have reported to us that they have seen an increase in sales.... Read More

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