Luxury Travel Trends

Ritz-Carlton Tops J.D. Power Hotel Guest Satisfaction List

Ritz-Carlton Tops J.D. Power Hotel Guest Satisfaction List

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has once again ranked highest in the luxury brand segment, for an impressive third year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study.

Top 10 U.S. Cities with Highest Share of Luxury Hotel Rooms

Top 10 U.S. Cities with Highest Share of Luxury Hotel Rooms

USA Today reports on luxury hotel markets in the USA.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai to be World's Tallest Hotel

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai to be World's Tallest Hotel

At the end of 2012, JW Marriot Marquis Dubai will open as the world's tallest hotel becoming a new superlative landmark for the thriving global business hub.

Four Seasons Hotels Sets Up Camp in Tanzania's Serengeti with New Safari Lodge

Four Seasons Hotels Sets Up Camp in Tanzania's Serengeti with New Safari Lodge

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has signed a long term management agreement with the owners of Bilila Lodge, a resort in the Serengeti National Park, and is now operating the property, which will be upgraded and renamed Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania in fall 2012.

Marriott Hotels Announces First Resort in Sri Lanka

Marriott Hotels Announces First Resort in Sri Lanka

Marriott International will open the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa in 2014 – this will be Marriott's first property on the Indian Ocean island.

Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Reveals Travel Trends

Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Reveals Travel Trends

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts announces plans to continue its growth momentum globally with the debut of ten hotels and resorts in vibrant gateway cities and exotic resort destinations.

Virtuoso Life Magazine Reveals Readers' Top Travel Dreams & Destinations

Virtuoso Life Magazine Reveals Readers' Top Travel Dreams & Destinations

Virtuoso revealed findings from its sixth annual "Travel Dreams" survey. Responses came from the magazine's readers who are among the world's most sophisticated travelers.

Turnover of Hotel Company CEOs Doubles

Turnover of Hotel Company CEOs Doubles

The turnover of CEOs amongst the world's 50 largest hotel companies doubled in 2011, compared with 2009, with 12% of companies now being led by a new chief executive.

Starwood Hotels Sees New Golden Age in Luxury Travel

Starwood Hotels Sees New Golden Age in Luxury Travel

The rise in high net worth individuals in China and around the globe has paved the way for the expansion of Starwood's luxury brands, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels.

Luxury Collection Opens 10 New Hotels & Resorts in Asia-Pacific Region

Luxury Collection Opens 10 New Hotels & Resorts in Asia-Pacific Region

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts continues remarkable global growth illustrative of new Luxury Travel Trends opening 10 hotels & resorts in Asia Pacific within 12 months.

More people staying connected on vacation

More people staying connected on vacation

Scanning smartphones, tablets and laptops is as much a part of vacations as slathering on sunscreen, according to a Michigan State University study.

World's Wealthy Spending their Riches on Luxury Travel Experiences

World's Wealthy Spending their Riches on Luxury Travel Experiences

Yearly Sales of Deluxe Experiences -- From Art Auctions to Spas to Safaris -- Are Growing 50 Percent Faster Than Sales of High-End Goods, Says New Report From The Boston Consulting Group.

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Reaches 80 Hotels Worldwide

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Reaches 80 Hotels Worldwide

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., announced today the opening of its 80th hotel with the debut of Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, the brand's first hotel in Jakarta.

Abu Dhabi Launches as a Travel Brand in the U.S.

Abu Dhabi Launches as a Travel Brand in the U.S.

Emirate Celebrates Launch of US Office with Times Square Blitz & Travel Offers.

Small Luxury Hotels Adds 12 New Members, Mobile Friendly Website

Small Luxury Hotels Adds 12 New Members, Mobile Friendly Website

Between January and March 2012, 12 new properties have joined the SLH brand, including nine properties in Europe, Middle East and Africa; two in North America; and one in the Asia Pacific region.