Luxury Travel Trends

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.

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.

Top 7 Luxury Travel Trends

Top 7 Luxury Travel Trends

International luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, reveals the top seven travel trends to emerge from Virtuoso Travel Week, happening this week in Las Vegas. Top Trends:

Laucala Island Immerses and Submerses Its Guests with New Submarine

Laucala Island Immerses and Submerses Its Guests with New Submarine

Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder of the energy drink company Red Bull, announced his recent purchase of a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible for Laucala Island, the private island resort located in the Fijian Pacific archipelago.

Silversea Cruises Appoints First Female Captain, Margrith Ettlin

Silversea Cruises Appoints First Female Captain, Margrith Ettlin

For the first time in its nearly 20-year history, a female captain is at the helm of a Silversea ship.

Trump Finalizes Agreement For Trump International Hotel, The Old Post Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Trump Finalizes Agreement For Trump International Hotel, The Old Post Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Today, The Trump Organization finalized its deal with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on plans to redevelop the iconic Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. now that Congressional review has finished.

Louis Vuitton Buys Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France

Louis Vuitton Buys Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France

LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, the world’s leading luxury products group, today announced that it has acquired Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France from majority owner Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners (AJ Capital Partners) and others.

JW Marriott Launches Nightly Refresh Program

JW Marriott Launches Nightly Refresh Program

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the debut of its Nightly Refresh Program, a curated nightly turndown service offering a rotation of complimentary amenities developed to help guests relax and rejuvenate while on the road.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Breaks into New Markets

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Breaks into New Markets

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has extended its global reach to include Kazakhstan, Lebanon, The Grenadines, Antigua, the Spanish resort of Marbella, and Texas.

Langham Hospitality Group Doubles North American Footprint

Langham Hospitality Group Doubles North American Footprint

Langham Hospitality Group (LHG) is doubling its North America footprint by 10 July 2013.