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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 Hermès 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 0 | 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

Fisker Wins Four Awards in Design and Technological Innovation

fisker Luxury electric carmaker Fisker Automotive has received four awards from separate publishers in the automotive industry this month. The recent citations of excellence came from Fast Company Magazine and Auto Bild Magazine and occurred on the same...
By: James Rothaarcomments 1 | 2012

Marriott to Expand on Properties in Russia and CIS by 50% in 2015

Marriott International Global hotelier Marriott International, Inc., announced that it will double its portfolio in Europe, increasing it to 80,000 rooms from 40,000 by 2015. New development in Russia and the CIS countries is spurring this 100-percent initiative to grow....
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2012

The Latest Boutiques | Berluti, Dior & Saint Laurent Paris

Louis Vuitton store Selfridges london Alexander McQueen, Mercedes-Benz & Burberry all look to digital tools to bring stores to life, as Saint Laurent Paris debuts its first retail concept under Hedi Slimane At McQ’s new Dover Street store, a mirror allows customers to take a picture...
By: Sophie Dorancomments 0 | 2012

The Survey Of Wealth and Affluence in America, Q4 | Holiday Forecasting

holiday gifts The Survey Of Wealth And Affluence has been in existence for seven years, and details the nuances of lifestyle and spending patterns of three groups of Americans. It is produced by American Express Publishing, and the Harrison Group, a YouGov...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2012

Global Luxury Goods Market to Finish the Year Out Strong

Bain & Company Many industries around the world have suffered from the recession, but a recent study is suggesting that the global luxury goods market will see an increase in revenue to end out the year, with a boost from holiday spending. Bain & Company, a leading advisor to the global luxury goods industry, released its “Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study” projecting a 10% growth for 2012, bringing revenues up to around €212 billion (approx. US$276.5 billion). This particular market has seen a consistent rise, with 2012 being the third consecutive year that revenues have grown in double digits. More specifically, Asia-Pacific sales are estimated to grow by 18%; The Americas will see a 13% increase; and Europe will experience a 5% growth in revenue. By 2015, Bain projects that the luxury goods market will continue its steady growth and bring overall revenue between €240 billion (approx. US$313 billion) and €250 billion (approx. US$326 billion).
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By: DailyLuxe Newscomments 0 | 2012

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association Names Its 2012 Person of the Year

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association The hotel industry’s Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) named Joe McInerney its 2012 Person of the Year. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the association’s Leadership Symposium in Los Anglees, California, at the...
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2012

Martha Stewart Presents American Made | A Salute to U.S. Artisans

martha stewart American Made event Independent artisans, cottage businesses and small-town U.S. entrepreneurs are having their day—actually, make it two days—in the spotlight October 17-18, 2012, with the inaugural Martha Stewart Presents American Made live event in Grand Central...
By: Lena Katzcomments 0 | 2012
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