Luxury Travel Trends

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ritz-Carlton: Designing Hotels for the Luxury Traveler of the Future

Ritz-Carlton: Designing Hotels for the Luxury Traveler of the Future

Over the course of the last decade, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has opened the doors to more than 50 new, renovated or refurbished luxury hotels in its growing global portfolio.

St. Regis Magazine Goes Digital

St. Regis Magazine Goes Digital

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts announces that its acclaimed bi-annual print publication, Beyond, The St. Regis Magazine, will now be available digitally on a dynamic micro-site.

Luxury Collection Breaks Ground on Solaz Resort, Los Cabos

Luxury Collection Breaks Ground on Solaz Resort, Los Cabos

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that the company broke ground on Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos over the weekend.

Mandarin Oriental Announces Another Luxury Hotel in Beijing

Mandarin Oriental Announces Another Luxury Hotel in Beijing

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage another luxury property in the heart of Beijing, scheduled to open in 2017, in the Wangfujing district of the capital city.