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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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A new-look website for Alila Hotels & Resorts with added iPad, table and mobile functionality has gone live. Offering a wealth of information on the Alila Villas and Alila Lifestyle Collection, increased photography and video content, more detailed background information and a ‘one click’ navigation to allow users to easily explore the site, it also […]


Hyatt Hotels

Date: May 2012 (157) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Hyatt Hotels

The first Hyatt-branded hotel is due to open in Cambodia. Hotel De La Paix Siem Reap, which is located near the 12th century ruins of Angkor, will close in June this year for a complete renovation and reopen as the 107-room Park Hyatt Siem Reap during the first quarter of 2013. “This globally recognised property […]



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

Luxury resort and hotel group GHM is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and has announced plans to double the number of properties in its portfolio. Over the next four to five years, the company, which specialises in properties in South-east Asia, will see new hotels spring up in a range of locations. Two Chedi […]


BRIC bulletin: rapid growth for India

Date: April 2012 (156) Category: Features

India market
According to recent report, ‘Luxury Market in India – Reflections on the Year Gone By’, by management consultants AT Kearney in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Indian luxury market is evolving more rapidly than previously thought and is set to grow three-fold to reach $2.75 billion by 2015. It has […]



Date: April 2012 (156) Category: Interiors & Design, Reports Brand: Meissen

German luxury porcelain brand Meissen has opened its first flagship showroom. Villa Meissen is located in Milan in the historic 16th-century Casa Carcassola-Grandi building and features eight themed spaces
covering almost 4,000 sq ft. It showcases the brand’s entire portfolio of products, which it recently expanded to include fine art, fine jewellery and its latest product […]


Cliveden House

Date: March 2012 (155) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Cliveden House

The five-star luxury hotel made famous by the Profumo scandal in the 1960s, Cliveden House, is set to be given a makeover after Chewton Glen owners Ian and Richard Livingstone acquired the rights to operate the property. The Grade 1 stately home, which is owned by the National Trust, has 38 rooms, a summerhouse by […]


With the global prestige beauty market anticipated to accelerate to around 4%-5% growth over the next few years from 3%-4% currently, we expect the skincare category to continue to outperform thanks to strong product innovation, higher ad spending and robust demand from the ageing population and the Asia-Pacific ex-Japan region. For the first time in […]


LUXURY is undergoing a revolution, a diamond spring of sorts: not in the sense of how goods are made, but how companies can reach their audiences and how fast a new luxury brand can emerge. The perception of what constitutes luxury goods (which explains how companies can justify a premium) remains as timeless as many […]



Date: February 2012 (154) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Amanresorts

Singapore-based hotel chain Amanresorts has signed a deal to build six hotels and lodges in the west African country of Gabon. The first phase will see the construction of a luxury hotel in its capital Libreville, with another resort planned for the nearby island of La Phare de Gombe in the Pongara national park, to […]


Sun Catcher

Date: February 2012 (154) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Sun Catcher

Zurich Airport has seen the opening of a new concept in sunglasses retail. Named Sun Catcher, the 89 sq m boutique, opened by Nuance Group, features a geometric interior reminiscent of the angles of the sun’s rays which showcases over 700 pairs of sunglasses. Products are segmented both by brand and by special features. “Sun […]

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