Jin Jiang to buy Radisson Hospitality from HNA Group

Hainan-based HNA Group has agreed to sell its holdings in Radisson Hospitality AB and Radisson Holdings to a consortium headed by Jin Jiang International Holdings, which is controlled by the Shanghai government. The transaction could make Jin Jiang the world’s seventh-largest hotel […] The post Jin Jiang … [Read More...]

Selfridges opens UK’s largest eyewear dedicated space

Selfridges is finishing its multi-year revamping with a 4,000 square feet (370 square meters) optical destination — the largest of its kind in the UK. The space offers 2,200 eyewear styles from 50 brands (once again, more than any other […] The post Selfridges opens UK’s largest eyewear dedicated space … [Read More...]

Fred Segal to expand internationally

Los Angeles based luxury fashion retailer Fred Segal is looking abroad after a relatively quiet period for the retailer following the opening of its Sunset Boulevard location nearly a year ago. The specialty retailer, owned by Evolution Media Capital, is […] The post Fred Segal to expand internationally appeared … [Read More...]

Identifying shoppers becomes more challenging

As mass-market brands begin to adopt consumer identity technology more so now than ever, it will become imperative for luxury brands to jump ahead on the trend. More than half of marketers and retailers are interested in integrating identity solutions […] The post Identifying shoppers becomes more challenging … [Read More...]

Mandarin Oriental to open resort on Lake Como

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment […] The post Mandarin Oriental to open resort on … [Read More...]

InterContinental Sofia appoints Angelo Zuccala as new General Manager

InterContinental Sofia which opened earlier this year features 194 rooms, including 27 Club rooms and 37 Suites. Nestled in the centre of the city, guests have stunning views of some of the city’s local attractions including Bulgaria’s Parliament building, dating back […] The post InterContinental Sofia appoints Angelo Zuccala as new General … [Read More...]

Tod’s first half beat analyst expectations

Shares in Italian luxury goods company Tod’s leapt ahead on Monday after the company posted better-than-expected first-half results on Friday. First-half revenues, core profits and net income all beat analyst expectations but were all down with respect to the same […] The post Tod’… [Read More...]

Hyatt to open Andaz Hotel in Seoul

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into agreements with KT Estate Inc and Hotel I-Park Co, Ltd for the development of an Andaz hotel in Seoul’s vibrant Apgujeong neighborhood in South Korea; expected to open in […] The post Hyatt to open Andaz Hotel … [Read More...]

How risky are celebrities as brand endorsers?

The fashion and retail industry spends the most on advertising dollars per year in the U.S. — $43 billion, or 22 percent, of a total $206 billion in 2017. Traditionally, celebrity spokesmodels have always been a top pick for ad […] The post How risky are celebrities as brand endorsers? … [Read More...]

Belmond considers sale of its portfolio

Belmond is considering putting its 46 hotels, restaurant, train and river cruise properties on the market, as the board looks into ‘strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value,’ it announced on Wednesday. The company, which has owned Le Manoir since 2002, […] The post Belmond considers sale of its portfolio appeared … [Read More...]

Grand Hyatt Hotel opens in Athens, Greece

Hyatt Corp announced today the opening of Grand Hyatt Athens, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Greek capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Greece. The luxury property is located on Syngrou Avenue next to the Onassis […] The post Grand Hyatt Hotel opens in Athens, … [Read More...]

Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild to open in Cambodia

Following the success of the first Bensley Collection property, Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Angkor, an enclave of 10 luxurious Khmer inspired pool villas which opened in Siem Reap in December 2017, Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild will open on 1 November […] The post Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild … [Read More...]