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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show hosted the world preview of the new Riva 90’

The 58th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show hosted the world preview of the new Riva 90’. The 90-foot yacht is the latest addition to the new-generation Riva flybridge range and complements the highly successful Riva 100’ Corsaro and the Riva 110’ Dolcevita, which is set to be launched in early 2018.

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Southeast Asia’s First Private Jet Travel Membership

private jetASCEND Air, the private jet club, launched today its main operations with flight service to commence in Q1 2018. The membership club is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia to offer private jet flights by the seat, enabling travellers to fly in the convenience of private flights to major cities across the region, including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, all at prices comparable to commercial travel.

The most popular luxury travel destinations: USA at top spot

According to the ITB Berlin and IPK International analysis on global luxury travel, luxury travel is booming. More and more holidaymakers are spending heavily on the best weeks of the year. With an increase of around 18 per cent since 2014, luxury travel has grown nearly twice as much as international travel in general, which grew by about 9 per cent since 2014.

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announces 3rd hotel in China

rosewood logo17Chengdu-based property developer Saiho Group appointed Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® to manage its latest hotel. Rosewood Chengdu will occupy the top floors of a new 300-meter mixed-use tower in an integrated complex in the city’s central business district.

AccorHotels acquires 50% stake in Orient Express

134 years to the day after the first Orient Express trip between Paris and Constantinople (October 4th, 1883), SNCF Group, owner of the iconic “Orient Express” brand, teams up with AccorHotels to continue the development of Orient Express within the luxury hospitality sector globally.

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Mondrian Doha opens

Leading global lifestyle hospitality company, sbe announced the opening of Mondrian Doha, marking the famed luxury hotel brand’s first property in the Middle East, and a new level of vibrancy and round-the-clock entertainment to the West Bay Lagoon.

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Kempinski Hotels opens elegant Five-Star Hotel in Riga

grand kempinski rigaGrand Hotel Kempinski Riga, Latvia’s first five-star luxury Kempinski Hotel, opens its doors to guests as of October. With the famous Latvian National Opera House by its side and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at its feet, the hotel presents a whole new level of comfort and elegance to both city guests and locals.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara opens

The Ritz-Carlton's newest luxury property, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is now open to guests. The former Bacara Resort & Spa completed a multimillion-dollar renovation and now the Iconic Coastal Hotel will provide the legendary personalized service and luxury facilities of the Ritz-Carlton brand with its 358 guest rooms and suites as well as with the resort’s six culinary venues.

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Bulgari unveils at HEL

The Finnish airport operator Finavia Corporation, Italian luxury brand Bulgari and global travel retailer Dufry have worked together to develop the first Bulgari jewelry, watches and accessories Pop-up store worldwide in an airport location.


Qatar Airways' new Luxury Global Chauffeur Service for all cabin classes

Qatar Airways has announced a new premium global chauffeur service not only first and business class passengers but for customers in all cabin classes. This new service provided by Qatar Airways is bookable for a fee online through and the Qatar Airways app.

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Europe’s largest luxury designer outlet announced its expansion

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Europe’s largest luxury designer outlet, Serravalle Designer Outlet, near Milan, one of 20 McArthurGlen Designer Outlets across Europe, today announced its expansion. Current brands at Europe’s largest luxury designer outlet include such top international names as Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace.

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