Luxury Travel Trends

What's In and What's Out? Top 10 Travel Trends for 2016

What's In and What's Out? Top 10 Travel Trends for 2016

2015 was a good one for travel - hotel occupancy rates hit an all-time high, travel companies worldwide went above and beyond to meet travelers' demands for wellness and technological advancements, and hotels' commitment to sustainability continued to pick up steam, but NYC-based Hawkins International PR predicts that 2016 will be an even better year for travel.

ARIA Resort & Casino Redefines Guest Experience with Unprecedented In-Room Technology

ARIA Resort & Casino Redefines Guest Experience with Unprecedented In-Room Technology

Reimagining the guest experience with modern-day convenience, ARIA Resort & Casino has collaborated with Crave Interactive, a cutting-edge guest service software company, to create the largest-ever installation of the provider's in-room hotel tablets.

5 Healthy Travel Trends for the New Year

5 Healthy Travel Trends for the New Year

The New Year is a time when people announce resolutions and work to create new habits. However, out of the 45 percent of the population that is estimated to make them, only around 8 percent actually achieve them.

Rosewood Luang Prabang to Open in Laos in 2017

Rosewood Luang Prabang to Open in Laos in 2017

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Waterfall Management Sole Co., Ltd. to manage Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos, scheduled to open 2017 as a luxury escape that will epitomize the collection's A Sense of Place® philosophy.

Ritz-Carlton Announces Two Sanctuaries of Luxury in Asia

Ritz-Carlton Announces Two Sanctuaries of Luxury in Asia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and YTL Hotels have signed an agreement for the development of two new hotels in Asia Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui on the naturally beautiful island resort of Thailand and a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko Village set at the base of Mount Niseko-Annupuri, the Japanese ski haven.

Travel Trends: American Visitors to Portugal Jump by 15.2% in First 9 Months of 2015

Travel Trends: American Visitors to Portugal Jump by 15.2% in First 9 Months of 2015

New numbers on American visits to Portugal for the first nine months of 2015 show a 16% increase in overnight stays by American hotel guests over the same period in 2014. And the number of overall guests is up 15.2%. This comes on top of a double-digit increase over the past five years.

Peninsula Hotels Appoints First Female GM of a Tokyo Luxury Hotel

Peninsula Hotels Appoints First Female GM of a Tokyo Luxury Hotel

The Peninsula Hotels announced the appointment of Sonja Vodusek as General Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, effective December 15, 2015. Opened in September 2007, the award-winning Peninsula hotel has established itself as Tokyo's premier address.

New York City Boasts 7 Most Expensive City Hotels in US

New York City Boasts 7 Most Expensive City Hotels in US

The seven priciest city hotels in the United States are all located in Manhattan, according to a recent survey. Of them, The Ritz Carlton and the Mandarin Oriental (pictured) lead the rankings.

W Sharm El Sheikh and Residences to Open in 2020

W Sharm El Sheikh and Residences to Open in 2020

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced that it will launch the iconic W Hotels brand in Egypt in 2020 with the opening of W Sharm El Sheikh and The Residences at W Sharm El Sheikh.

Sustainability Meets Luxury at ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Sustainability Meets Luxury at ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Green travel and sustainability is a hot topic in the travel industry these days, but have you ever considered the scale at which it would take to truly make difference?

Rome's Hotel de Russie and Mercedes-Benz Team Up for Eco-bikes

Rome's Hotel de Russie and Mercedes-Benz Team Up for Eco-bikes

Exploring cities with ease and comfort is a crucial part of a traveler's journey. Skift released a podcast earlier this month about how bikes are transforming the way we experience cities.

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Introduces Urban Agritourism

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Introduces Urban Agritourism

Agritourism is going urban in the Carolinas this year, thanks to several new experiences available to guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte -- including an exclusive farmers market enlivening the hotel's lobby foyer.

Rosewood Sao Paulo to Open in 2018

Rosewood Sao Paulo to Open in 2018

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Groupe Allard to manage Rosewood São Paulo in Brazil. Scheduled to open in 2018, this will be Rosewood's first property in South America.

Celebrity Cruises Names the Industry's First-Ever American Female Captain: Kate McCue

Celebrity Cruises Names the Industry's First-Ever American Female Captain: Kate McCue

For the first time in the cruise industry an American female will take the helm of a mega-ton cruise ship. At 37 years of age, San Francisco native Kate McCue will command Celebrity Summit – a 91,000-ton, 965-foot ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet, sailing between the eastern United States and Bermuda.

Beats by Dr. Dre Coming to Peninsula Hotels

Beats by Dr. Dre Coming to Peninsula Hotels

Guests can now rock out with Beats by Dr. Dre at Peninsula hotels! Guests will have complimentary access to Beats' signature audio products during their stay at a Peninsula hotel.