Has LVMH Unleashed China's First Great Red Wine?

Oct 20, 2016  |   Contributor: The LuxeNomad

While we’re all familiar with the LVMH luxury goods conglomerate (what’s up Marc Jacobs), it’s the latter half of the acronym – the MH (Moët Hennessy) who are making some bold moves into the land of the red dragon hoping to capitalize on the Chinese penchant for French wine and collectors looking for an exotic but decent bottle.

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Meixi Lake Hotel Sets Down Roots in China's Emerging Hunan Region

Oct 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Once a center of agriculture in China, Changsha, located on the Xiang River, was known as an important commercial city in the first millennium BC. Yet after the Sino-Japanese War and 1938 fire, the town was destroyed and captured by the Japanese in 1944. In the years following, the city was rebuilt and its population nearly tripled by the 1980s. Today, it is a major port for rice, cotton, timber and livestock and is once again an energetic city with magnolia-lined streets and a hub for the arts.

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7 of the Most Amazing Presidential Suites

Aug 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In only three short months, Americans will choose a new President to lead our country. While we wait to see who will sit in the Oval Office, we couldn’t help but think about some of our most favorite presidential suites around the world. From Paris to Tokyo, Mumbai and everything in between, here are seven extravagant retreats worthy of being named after our Commander-in-Chief.

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Peninsula Beijing Offers the City's Largest Guestrooms Following $123M Remodel

Aug 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

To celebrate The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels’ 150th anniversary, the Peninsula Beijing is undergoing a $123 million transformation. Set for completion in February 2017, all guestrooms and public spaces have been redesigned, offering a combination of ancient and contemporary Chinese artistry.

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Italy Tops the List for Fall & Holiday Travel in 2016

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, hordes of travel agents, industry professionals, journalists and bloggers have descended upon Las Vegas for Virtuoso Travel Week. The yearly event is put on by the luxury travel network which is comprised of over 380 agencies with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 30 countries. With a few more days left, the by-invitation-only organization has released its findings for the upcoming travel season.

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Bellagio Hotel to Bring a Touch of Italy to Shanghai

Aug 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

MGM Hospitality has announced its plans for a 2017 grand opening for the brand's next luxury hotel in China, the Bellagio Shanghai. Its hip, urban location along the Bund in Shanghai, on the banks of the Suzhou River and next to the Waibaidu Bridge, will offer exceptional views of the Bund and the Lujiazui district.

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Can China be a Driving Force in the Superyacht Industry?

Jul 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Luxify Asia

Last fall the world-leading, Chinese superyacht manufacturer Pride Mega Yachts launched a new 88.8 meter superyacht called Illusion at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show.

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Remote Lands’ 18-Day Private Jet Journey Offers an Intimate Asian Experience

May 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Private jet journeys are all the rage these days. Of course, it makes perfect sense, why would you travel any other way? One of the newest itineraries to hit the market is Remote Lands’ 18-day excursion for only eight couples.

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Billionaire's Love Project Could Become World's Most Luxurious Hotel

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Macau is no stranger to glitz and glamour, and with the introduction of a The 13 hotel created by Chinese billionaire Stephen Hung, that reputation for extravagance isn’t going anywhere soon. Said to have cost investors $1.4 billion, the 200-villa property will open later this summer.

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Luxury Market to Hit Low Point in 2016

Apr 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The luxury goods market has hit a bit of a slump. This year growth of the €250 billion euro (USD $282 billion) sector is expected to slow to only one percent as opposed to the 1.5 percent growth rate in 2015.

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7 Non-Touristy Things to Do During Art Basel Hong Kong

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

So you’re heading to Art Basel in Hong Kong this weekend. Your wardrobe is picked out, you’ve mapped out your must-see galleries and chosen which parties to attend over the three days—but have you considered what to do during down times? With a city as big and exciting as Hong Kong, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to navigate your way through it. Instead of relying on typical guidebooks, we put together a list of seven off-the-tourist-path attractions, restaurants and activities to experience while in the Pearl of the Orient.

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Vibrant Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asia

Feb 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Most people are familiar with the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year. But what some may not realize is that between Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is celebrated on different days and in various ways. This year, Chinese New Year fell on Monday, February 8, but in India they party it up for five days in October. Tibet's celebrations, which begin on February 22, include dough balls that will tell your loved ones (or enemies) exactly how you feel about them. 

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Tapping a Trillion Dollar Market: Why You Need a Digital Strategy in China Yesterday

Dec 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Daniela Aroche

Chinese are the #1 consumers of luxury globally, but how well do you really know them? Here, Luxury Society reveals some key insights into this lucrative consumer set, ahead of its Digital Luxury Keynote in Shanghai. The global luxury market surpassed €1 trillion in retail sales value in 2015, with Chinese consumers making up the largest portion of luxury purchases globally (31 percent), according to the 14th edition of its Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Monitor by Bain & Company. They are undoubtedly the consumer set (by region) to capture for luxury, and here we present the five key insights you need to know.

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The Temple House: China’s Most Exciting New Hotel Opens in Chengdu

Nov 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

In China’s fast-growing cities, it can be hard to find any traces of the past. But one of the country’s hottest new hotel openings has made its home in a 1,000-year-old temple complex in the heart of Chengdu, preserving a bit of history while helping propel the booming metropolis into the future. 

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Here's Your First Look at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong's New Nature-Centric Rooms

Nov 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

This year, the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is marking its 10th anniversary by giving guests plenty of reasons to celebrate. The hotel has begun a complete refresh of its 113 guestrooms and suites courtesy of 32-year-old Hong Kong designer Joyce Wang. The underlying aesthetic is aimed at freeing up space, both surface area and wall space. 

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