The future of the luxury brands of Starwood and Marriott: “We keep all brands”

In a recent interview, Tina Edmundson, Marriott’s Global Brand Officer provided her view on the future of the luxury brands of the merged group. Marriott was already the biggest hotel company in the world with its 19 brands—including Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, and Edition—and now it has 30. Amazingly, all of them are staying, and Edmundson didn’t give any indication that that would change. “We thought long and hard about how you serve up 30 brands in a meaningful way—one that helps consumers infer both price and experience,” said the Marriott [...]

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Roeland Vos, President CEO of Belmond in an exclusive interview with CPP-LUXURY.COM

CPP-LUXURY.COM has recently interviewed, exclusively, Roeland Vos, President and CEO of Belmond Ltd. How has your company performed in 2016? And what are your expectations for the rest of the year? – in general terms, not specific financials Belmond has had a solid year and we have high expectations for a strong third quarter, which is generally our most profitable quarter. The Olympics in Brazil have given us a good uplift and we also have had a good summer across our resort hotels, particularly in Europe.  We have also recently [...]

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In conversation with Alessandro Maria Ferreri on the future outlook of the global luxury market

CPP-LUXURY.COM has interviewed Alessandro Maria Ferreri, CEO of The Style Gate, a highly experienced long term luxury industry professional. What are your expectations for the performance of the fashion luxury sector for the rest of 2016? Unfortunately for many luxury companies, above all in high apparel sector, the rest of 2016 will be still quite slow. The revenues of the second semester will not be enough to counter balance the losses of the first semester in order to achieve the budget of the year. Many brands prepared, last October, very [...]

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In conversation with Herve Humler President and COO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

CPP-LUXURY.COM has recently interviewed exclusively Herve Humler President and COO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company How has your company performed in 2015 and what are your expectations in 2016? We are on track to expand our portfolio to reach 100 hotels in 2017. That number marks significant growth for our brand. Expansion of The Ritz-Carlton is a long-term plan and we have been working on new and pipeline hotels for several years which truly emphasize our global ambitions. We now have more hotels outside of the United States than within it and [...]

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The secrets behind a successful hotelier

CPP-LUXURY.COM has recently interviewed Marcel Holman, General Manager of Taipei Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei What are the key competitive advantages of Shangri-La Taipei? I can address many things when it comes to the competitive advantage of our hotel.  Location-wise, the hotel is situated in the city center, which not only provides it great views overlooking Taipei City, but also gives it convenient access, as we are just 15 minutes away from Taipei Songshan Airport and 45 minutes away from Taoyuan International Airport, with two metro lines within walking distance. [...]

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