Luxury Travel Trends

New World-class Shopping/Dining Experience Arriving at Los Angeles LAX Terminal 2

New World-class Shopping/Dining Experience Arriving at Los Angeles LAX Terminal 2

Construction has begun to transform Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), featuring 20 new dining and retail destinations – including nine Southern California-based brands.

The Reverie Saigon Set To Open As Vietnam's Newest Luxury Hotel

The Reverie Saigon Set To Open As Vietnam's Newest Luxury Hotel

Vietnam's newest luxury hotel, The Reverie Saigon, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is a high-end property set to open in early 2015, within the new 39-floor Times Square building in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1.

W Brisbane Set to Shake Australia's Hospitality Scene with Cutting-Edge Design

W Brisbane Set to Shake Australia's Hospitality Scene with Cutting-Edge Design

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced plans to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Brisbane, in the state of Queensland, Australia.

Park Hyatt Hotel to Open 2017 in Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil

Park Hyatt Hotel to Open 2017 in Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil

Park Hyatt Foz do Iguaçu will become the first Park Hyatt hotel in Brazil and is expected to open in 2017.

Kempinski Announces First Hotel in Myanmar

Kempinski Announces First Hotel in Myanmar

Today, Kempinski Hotels, Europe's oldest luxury hotel company, announced the upcoming opening of its first property in Myanmar, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw.

One&Only Announces Plans for Resort in Seef, Bahrain

One&Only Announces Plans for Resort in Seef, Bahrain

One&Only resort in Seef, Bahrain is scheduled to begin welcoming guests in 2016.

Starwood Plans to Open 4 Resorts on Hainan Island in Next 5 Years

Starwood Plans to Open 4 Resorts on Hainan Island in Next 5 Years

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced plans to debut China's first W Retreat and the second St. Regis resort on Hainan Island.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Scent in the City with Fragrance Butler

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Scent in the City with Fragrance Butler

Between skyrocketing checked baggage fees and strict TSA regulations limiting liquids in carry-ons, traveling with one's signature scents has become increasingly challenging.

Casa Velas' Handbag Bar Features Designer Bags on Loan Complimentary for a Special Evening

Casa Velas' Handbag Bar Features Designer Bags on Loan Complimentary for a Special Evening

No room to pack a handbag for a special evening? Or forgot it? Never fear. The luxury all-inclusive Casa Velas Boutique Hotel and Ocean Club has the solution: a 'handbag bar'.

Cultural Traditions Influence Spa Trends

Cultural Traditions Influence Spa Trends

Cultural traditions are deeply rooted in many countries' language, religion, food, and art. Some of these traditions were apparent at the recent ISPA Media Event where spas from around the world highlighted their newest treatments, many of which stemmed from historic customs.

Growth in the Spa Industry Generates Record-setting Number of Spa Visits

Growth in the Spa Industry Generates Record-setting Number of Spa Visits

The ISPA 2014 U.S. Spa Industry Study “Big 5” statistics reveal positive trends in 2013 that will continue to stimulate the economy and generate revenue in the United States in the months ahead.

Express Spa Treatments Let You Rejuvenate in a Jiffy

Express Spa Treatments Let You Rejuvenate in a Jiffy

Sparing an afternoon at the spa, much less an hour seems impossible these days. Between work, family, and happy hour, men and women are missing out on some serious pampering time.

Locally Inspired Turndown Amenities Inspire 'Suite' Dreams

Locally Inspired Turndown Amenities Inspire 'Suite' Dreams

Luxury hotels are steering far away from the usual ‘chocolate on the pillow' turndown amenity and are embracing local culture to create unique turndown treats that leave guests feeling locally-inspired.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut the St. Regis Brand in Kazakhstan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut the St. Regis Brand in Kazakhstan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced that it will debut the St. Regis brand in Kazakhstan's lively capital city with the opening of The St. Regis Astana and The Residences at The St. Regis Astana.

New Luxury Trends Revealed by Small Luxury Hotels of the World

New Luxury Trends Revealed by Small Luxury Hotels of the World

A new survey by Small Luxury Hotels of the World ™ (SLH) completed by over 13,000 SLH customers worldwide reveals new trends within the luxury market.