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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.

Nick Foulkes - The luck of the drawer

Today heritage is a term that is used with a sort of wilful abandon. In fact I would guess that ‘heritage of the brand’ fights it out with ‘DNA of the brand’ for the title of most abused marketing cliché...

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Marti Istanbul

Date: May 2012 (157) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Marti Istanbul

This summer will see the launch of the Marti Istanbul, a contemporary luxury hotel created by interior designer Zeynep Fadillioglu, the first woman in Turkey to design and build a mosque, the Sakirin Mosque. Owned by family-owned company, the Marti Group, the hotel is located in Taksim and will have 270 rooms and suites spread […]

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Nick Foulkes - The shape of Chinese taste

Date: February 2012 (154) Category: Features

…and, having finally worked that one out, I can concentrate on finding out what the brands are up to around the world.
For instance the Heritage Centre in Kowloon appears to be a sort of retail El Dorado, where riot police are obliged to use tear gas and baton rounds to disperse the crowds […]

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Nick Foulkes: Just one moretto

Date: December/ January 2012 (153) Category: Features

IN the UK, the family is a largely biological entity, a little like Big Brother but with a shared gene pool. In Italy there appears to be a greater acceptance of a familial destiny and this is wonderfully articulated in the family businesses that characterise the peninsula and into which successive generations seem happy to […]

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People’s choice

Date: November 2011 (152) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Conde Nast Traveler

US Conde Nast Traveler has announced the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards, with the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong revealed as the top hotel. Peninsula House in the Dominican Republic won second place, Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh won third and the Safari Lodges at Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa came in fourth. This […]

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The Trump Ocean Club

Date: September 2011 (150) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: The Trump Ocean Club

Donald Trump has opened his first hotel outside the US. The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama, which opened in July, is billed as Latin America’s largest hotel, as well as the region’s tallest. The 70-storey, $430 million property was designed by Colombian architecture firm Arias Serna Saravia and is located on the […]

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Amanresorts

Date: July/ August 2011 (149) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Amanresorts

Amanruya is Amanresorts 24th property, slated to open this August. Set in a valley on the northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula in Turkey, the resort, which features 36 separate stone Pool Terrace cottages, overlooks the Aegean Sea. The collection of pavilions is inspired by the region’s traditional architecture using stone, acajau wood and Turkish […]

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Paradisus Resort

Date: July/ August 2011 (149) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Paradisus Resort

New five-star eco-resort Paradisus Papagayo Bay is slated to open July 2013 on the northern Papagayo Peninsula in Costa Rica. The all-inclusive Paradisus Resort hotel, owned by Spanish hotelier Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts, will offer 381 rooms, five restaurants and five bars on 21 hectares of land. Two further Paradisus Resorts are due to […]

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La Perla

Date: June 2011 (148) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: La Perla

Italian apparel and lingerie brand La Perla has announced the opening of 19 new flagship stores this year, with emphasis on expansion into Asia. Its recent opening in Shanghai, at the Peninsula Hotel, is due to be followed by new stores in Plaza 66 and Beijing’s Shinkong Mall stores, part of a plan to open […]

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The latest offering from the Solmar Hotels & Resorts brand is the Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa in Los Cabos in Mexico, which opened mid-February. Perched on the Baja Peninsula’s southernmost tip, the 119 master suites all have views of the Pacific Ocean, while the Penthouse suites have four bedrooms and an ocean-view […]

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Villa Clarisse

Date: February 2011 (144) Category: Luxury Goods & Services Brand: Villa Clarisse

The 17th-century Hôtel de Toiras on ÃŽle de Ré will be opening a sister property in May this year. Villa Clarisse, which is just a few minutes walk away from Hôtel de Toiras, is a privately owned listed 17th-century home situated in the heart of the port of Saint Martin de Ré, a UNESCO World […]

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