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In 2011 the Bulgari family, majority shareholder of the renowned Italian jewellery house established in 1884 by Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari, joined forces with the LVMH Group and transferred its majority shareholding in Bulgari SpA. The L3.7bn, all-share deal made the Bulgaris the second largest family shareholder of the LVMH Group. After the acquisition FRANCESCO TRAPANI, great-grandson of the founder, CEO of Bulgari SpA and the driving force behind its success over the past 20 years, was made a member of the LVMH board of directors and appointed President of the LVMH Watch & Jewellery Division. From his position now supervising Bulgari, Chaumet, De Beers, Fred, Dior Watches, Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot, he gives LUCY REITER the view from the top of the luxury pyramid.

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The first collaboration between restaurant supremo Oliver Peyton and designer David Collins bears fruit this month with The National Dining...

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The war-torn Afghan city of Kabul now has its first five-star hotel. The Kabul Serena Hotel has been created by...

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Caprice Holdings, owners of The Caprice, The Ivy, J Sheekey and Daphne’s, has acquired catering company Urban Productions. Des McDonald,...

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Contempo

Date: Feb 2006 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Contempo

Contempo is a new travel concept set up by Elegant Resorts. Targeting a younger market than its sister company, Contempo...

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Missoni

Date: Feb 2006 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Missoni

Missoni is the latest fashion brand to enter the hotel world. The Italian knitwear brand recently made the transition to...

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RF Hotels

Date: Feb 2006 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: RF Hotels

Work has now started on RF Hotels’s first Prague property. The hotel will be created from a complex of five...

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Bottega Veneta

Date: Feb 2006 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Bottega Veneta

Extending its reach as a lifestyle brand, Bottega Veneta has announced the launch of a furniture collection, designed by Creative...

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LVMH

Date: Feb 2006 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: LVMH

LVMH has reported fourth-quarter sales as being up by 13.1% and attributed the results to what it described as ‘exceptionally...

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Jimmy Choo

Date: Feb 2006 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo is breaking into new markets with agreements in place in India and Japan. The brand has signed a...

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Ghurka

Date: Feb 2006 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Ghurka

US leathergoods brand Ghurka is soon to unveil its first accessories collection under recently-appointed Creative Director John Bartlett. Bartlett is...

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