In conversation with Sandeep Walia, VP Luxury Brands Western Europe, Marriott Intl (Exclusive Interview)

In an exclusive interview, Sandeep Walia, Area Vice President Luxury Brands Western Europe at Mariott International, shares his insights on the latest development of the global luxury hospitality market including a unique take on Marriott International’s luxury brands. How has luxury hospitality evolved in the past years? What are the most important disruptors? In an increasingly globalized and connected world, we know that the modern luxury traveler is returning to scarcity and authenticity as true indicators of luxury, but that a key differentiator in luxury travel moving forward will be customization and service. [...]

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The Art of Watchmaking – an exclusive interview with Christophe Claret

In an exclusive interview with CPP-LUXURY.COM, luxury watchmaker visionary Christophe Claret shares his insights on the latest industry updates. How would you define luxury nowadays? Luxury is first of all for me to be able to spend time with my wife and my children. However, if we go back to watchmaking, I also consider luxury as being able to realize my creative dreams and to satisfy collectors. Creativity and innovation are an integral part of the DNA of your brand. How do you manage to stay relevant and desirable to [...]

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Greubel Forsey, a unique take on luxury watches – exclusive interview with Stephen Forsey

An exclusive interview to CPP-LUXURY.COM Greubel Forsey‘s Stephen Forsey speaks about his company’s continued success and its unique approach to watchmaking. How would you define luxury nowadays?  A true luxury object is at the top of what Man is able to do artistically, intellectually and manually at one point. Therefore, this requires excellence all the way through each step of creation, realization, transmission, sustainability. This brings us an object created to be appreciated now but also to be just as relevant in the future. Creativity and innovation are an integral [...]

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Exceptional luxury hospitality insights with veteran hotelier Ingo Peters of Fairmont

With a career spanning over 20 years, Ingo Peters is one of those rare visionary luxury hoteliers with a deep understanding of the development market trends and an exceptional execution strategy. Ingo C. Peters is currently heading the Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, a heritage property which has been ranking among the finest luxury hotels in Germany and Europe and one of the landmark properties of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts chain. Peters also serves as a Regional Vice-President. How would you define luxury in hospitality? How different is the [...]

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Latest developments in luxury interior design – Vincent Liew, Wilson Associates & Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects

CPP-LUXURY.COM has recently interviewed, exclusively, Vincent Liew, Executive Board Member at Wilson Associates and Patrik Schumacher, Principal at Zaha Hadid Architects How does lifestyle relate to interior design? What makes an interior design project luxurious? The word lifestyle has been gaining the popularity associating to interior design during the last few years. Lifestyle is a very generic term- to describe behavioral patterns- but doesn’t necessarily define a genre of design. Everyone may interpret their own definition of lifestyle differently; as interior designer we try to provide the design that has a [...]

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