ME Miami Hotel opens in Miami

Melia Hotels International has opened its latest Me by Melia property in Miami’s downtown, close to the Pérez Art Museum, Adrienne Arsht Centre and the forthcoming relocated Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. The 129-room Me Miami features two swimming pools including an infinity-edge lap pool with views of Biscayne Bay, as well as a rooftop bar and lounge (scheduled to open this winter). Other facilities include a fitness centre, 1,026 sqm of meeting space, Skin C Spa, and the brand’s signature STK steakhouse restaurant. There are currently seven [...]

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Amid pressure, Trump Hotels launch new brand without the Trump name

There are several reports that occupancy rates at Trump Hotels are slipping this election season, the company has announced that new brand hotels will no longer bear the Trump name. Data from Foursquare shows a 17 percent drop in foot traffic at Trump properties since June 2015, when the reality TV star announced his presidential bid.  Trump Hotels™ has revealed the official name and concept details for its much-anticipated new lifestyle hotel brand, Scion®. Scion, which means “descendant of a notable family,” is a multi-faceted lifestyle brand developed in response [...]

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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman is now officially open

Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort will welcome the world’s most discerning luxury travellers from July 2016. Guests will hover over an extreme landscape of rugged beauty while they discover a cultured treasury of authentic indulgences and immersions in the destination’s rich heritage. Upon its launch, the resort will be the highest luxury hotel in the Middle East and amongst the highest in the world. Long inaccessible, Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Arabic for “The Green Mountain”) is a [...]

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Troubled Sonia Rykiel closes secondary line and childrenswear

French fashion house Sonia Rykiel is to close its secondary line and its childrenswear collection as it targets a returns to profits by 2019, the company said Wednesday. The closure of the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel line will see between a quarter and half of the 300-plus jobs at the house being cut. It will also lower prices for its main Sonia Rykiel line with the company keen to retain accessible price points for the brand as a whole. CEO Eric Langon said that sales rose 3% last year, the [...]

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Hugo Boss to return to a premium positioning

German fashion house Hugo Boss plans to exit from the luxury market to return to the roots, those of premium menswear. Mark Langer, the recently appointed CEO of the group said: “The effort to stay in the luxury market is not particularly useful to our business,” Langer said yesterday the German newspaper Handelsblatt. Hugo Boss has embarked on a restructuring plan which includes the reduction in retail investment between 160 to 180 million euro from 220 million in 2015. The new CEO also wants to close unprofitable stores, to arrive [...]

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Coach opens 75th anniversary pop-up in Hong Kong at IFC

COACH has opened a new pop up store in Hong Kong at IFC mall, the third of its kind in Asia after Beijing and Japan, featuring the Exclusive Limited Edition Vintage Collection updated for the jubilant occasion. A 22-Feet tall Dinosaur rocks Central COACH 75th Anniversary Popup Store with the exclusive launch of limited edition vintage collection. The opening of this unique 75th anniversary pop up store at IFC mall recently marked by a jubilant launch party held in the atrium showcasing the Vintage collection to be sold in the store as well as wearing Coach Pre-Spring 2017 Collection. Three iconic vintage silhouettes are presented in the commemorative [...]

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