Luxury Travel Trends

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.

High-Design Hotels in Surprising Destinations

High-Design Hotels in Surprising Destinations

WHEN YOU PICTURE YOURSELF on safari, you probably don't envision sleeping in a tent that has a fleeting resemblance to a UFO. The rocky coast of Newfoundland conjures images of rustic cabins, not sleek, glass-sided boxes.

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.

Kempinski Hotels Focuses Portfolio Expansion on Africa

Kempinski Hotels Focuses Portfolio Expansion on Africa

Kempinski Hotels, Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, has announced plans to expand its portfolio of luxury hotels in Africa. With two new properties opened in Kenya in 2013, Kempinski looks to add five more hotels to its African portfolio in the next year.

Luxury Submarines are Newest Trend at Monaco Yacht Show

Luxury Submarines are Newest Trend at Monaco Yacht Show

The submersibles on offer cost from around $1.5 million to $4.2 million depending on their size and underwater range.

Top 20 Most Popular Outbound Destinations for Chinese Travelers

Top 20 Most Popular Outbound Destinations for Chinese Travelers

In conjunction with the booming Chinese travel market, TripAdvisor™, the world's largest travel site, today released a list of the top 20 most popular outbound destinations for mainland Chinese travelers.

Laucala Island Launches Innovative Fullscreen Video Website

Laucala Island Launches Innovative Fullscreen Video Website

Laucala Island, the beyond-five-star, private island luxury resort located in the Fijian Pacific archipelago, announces the launch of its new experiential website at Laucala.tv.

Jumeirah Hotels London Offer Virtual Concierge

Jumeirah Hotels London Offer Virtual Concierge

The luxurious Jumeirah Carlton Tower (pictured) and boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel have announced that their service will be upgraded to include a chic Apple iPad in each room.

U.S. Spa Industry Revenue Increases to 14 Billion Dollars

U.S. Spa Industry Revenue Increases to 14 Billion Dollars

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released key statistics from the ISPA 2013 U.S. Spa Industry Study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.