Luxury Travel Trends

12 Trends and Predictions for Family Travel in 2014

12 Trends and Predictions for Family Travel in 2014

The American family travel marketplace has evolved from simple to sophisticated and demanding of better technology, service, food and child-care, according to Eileen Ogintz and Kyle McCarthy from Family Travel Consulting.

Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa to Open in Tibet

Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa to Open in Tibet

Few places in the world are as magical as Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet. Set on a plateau soaring 3,650 metres above sea level, the city is encircled by the fabled Himalayan mountains, glaciers and desert-like landscapes.

2014's Top Wellness Trends at Luxury Hotels

2014's Top Wellness Trends at Luxury Hotels

Wellness tourism is thriving and in 2014 more travelers will experience the rewarding health benefits associated with wellness travel than ever before.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Now Feature Instagram Showcasing Guests' Images

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Now Feature Instagram Showcasing Guests' Images

Guests of Starwood's more than 1,150 hotels capture and share an average of 40,000 images per month on Instagram, and today, Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced an industry-leading integration with Instagram on all of its websites worldwide.

Shangri-La Breaks Ground on Second Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

Shangri-La Breaks Ground on Second Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. will open its second hotel in Yangon, Myanmar in 2017.

Top Luxury Travel Trends for 2014

Top Luxury Travel Trends for 2014

Cox & Kings, the world's most enduring luxury travel brand, with a legacy of 250 years, consistently has its finger on the pulse of global travel and a pipeline of emerging trends.

Bali's Best-Loved Boutique Hotel Goes Independent

Bali's Best-Loved Boutique Hotel Goes Independent

PT Buahan, the owners of Ubud Hanging Gardens, one of Bali's best-loved boutique hotels, announce today that they will manage the property independently, allowing them to introduce a bespoke luxury service to a market currently driven by unique experiences.

NBC's TODAY to Televise Virgin Galactic's First Commercial Flight to Space

NBC's TODAY to Televise Virgin Galactic's First Commercial Flight to Space

Announced this morning on NBC's TODAY, NBCUniversal inked an exclusive multi-platform partnership with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, to televise the inaugural commercial space flight of SpaceShipTwo.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Introduces Pre Check-In App

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Introduces Pre Check-In App

Conrad Hotels & Resorts introduces the luxury hospitality segment's first comprehensive pre check-in feature to its award-winning travel mobile application, Conrad Concierge.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Reveals New Luxury Travel Trends

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Reveals New Luxury Travel Trends

A recent survey conducted by Small Luxury Hotels of the World queried more than 800 SLH customers worldwide to identify significant trends in luxury travel.

Ritz-Carlton to Open Reserve Property on Untouched Private Island in Panama

Ritz-Carlton to Open Reserve Property on Untouched Private Island in Panama

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is expanding its collection of Reserve hotels with plans to open a luxury sanctuary in 2016 on Pearl Island, a private island situated 45 miles south of Panama City.

Dorchester Collection Unveils Brand New Website

Dorchester Collection Unveils Brand New Website

Dorchester Collection has unveiled its newly redesigned website, bringing all ten individual hotels together under its brand domain, mirroring how Dorchester Collection collates landmarks of individuality under one umbrella.

Luxury Hotel Trend: Complete Health & Wellness Packages

Luxury Hotel Trend: Complete Health & Wellness Packages

We've identified a trend from a recent American Express Spending & Saving Tracker surrounding travel – 22% of travelers are hoping to incorporate health and wellness aspects into their vacation experiences – and hotels are taking notice.

Historic Venues Turned Into Luxury Hotels

Historic Venues Turned Into Luxury Hotels

Throughout the states there are a number of properties with storied pasts that are now unique and luxury boutique hotels. From historical mansions to original American schoolhouses, these structures have been preserved beautifully.

Fairmont Expands Reach into China with Luxury Hotel Project in Hangzhou

Fairmont Expands Reach into China with Luxury Hotel Project in Hangzhou

Expected to open in 2017, Fairmont Hangzhou will feature 300 rooms, five diverse dining outlets, a health club and swimming pool, a Willow Steam Spa, and more than 32,000 square feet (3,000 square meters) of meeting and banquet space.