Anantara opens resort in China’s forest city of Guiyang

International luxury comes to China’s southwest beautiful Forest City with the opening of Anantara Guiyang Resort on 1 June 2017. Surrounded by an exclusive golf course and majestic mountains, the resort offers a natural oasis, 30-minutes from Guiyang City and 15-minutes from Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport. Renowned for its pleasant climate, clean air and breathtaking scenery, Guiyang is an explorer’s paradise. Nearby the resort, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls, karst caves, valleys and endless forest provide a natural treasure trove. Ethnic minorities reveal colourful folkloric customs, and 2000 years of history can be relived with trips to dynastic [...]

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Alibaba Group reportedly interested in Yoox

Shares in Italian online fashion retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter closed up almost 9 percent on Monday as traders cited reported interest from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. “There are reports Alibaba is interested in buying a stake in Yoox,” one of the traders said. A report on Chinese fashion website Ladymax.cn said the Chinese conglomerate had contacted Yoox Net-a-Porter over capital cooperation, adding it did not rule out buying shares. But a source familiar with the matter later denied the report. “It’s not true,” the source said. Contacted by Reuters, YNAP [...]

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Yoox Net-A-Porter opens London tech hub, targets fast growth through tech

Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has announced the opening of a new Tech Hub in White City, West London, which it says reaffirms its commitment to London and investment in the UK. Companies launching initiatives in the UK at present seem to be keen to stress their commitment to the UK given fears that multiple businesses could move abroad, or choose to launch major new projects abroad, as the country prepares to quite the EU. But instead of doing that, YNAP said the new Tech Hub “is key to [its] growth strategy” [...]

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LUX* Resorts opens in Bodrum

LUX* Bodrum is a sparkling new addition to Turkey’s Aegean Riviera, one of Turkey’s most glamorous holiday destinations. Perched on a picturesque pine-clad site and surrounded by rocky coves, the brand new resort lies on the southwestern coastline, on a private peninsula with its own exclusive bay. Setting it apart are the spectacular sea views, private beach and breathtaking sunsets that can be enjoyed from every angle. Tucked away along the Bodrum peninsula, the resort lies in a sheltered cove, away from the crowds of Bodrum City. Offering 91 guest [...]

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Qatar Luxury Group sells Le Tanneur majority stake to Tolomei

Qatar Luxury Group (QLG) entered into exclusive sales talks with Tolomei Participations for the sale of Le Tanneur. In March 2016, QLG first signaled plans to sell off its stake, as reported by Les Echos, but now all is confirmed. As for the terms of the deal, Tolomei will control a majority stake in the French leather goods brand. Led by Eric Dailey, Tolomei is a leading leather industry player in France, and already has investments in a number of brands and firms across the sector (Pare Gabia, Renaud Pellegrino [...]

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Mandarin Oriental to open in Melbourne its first hotel in Australia

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the Group’s first announced property in Australia. The hotel and residences will be located on Collins Street, in an iconic, mixed-use 185-metre tower which will play a part in the ongoing regeneration of the city’s Central Business District. The building’s innovative and distinctive design, created by the late award-winning architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, will become a landmark [...]

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