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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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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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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has launched a new programme at eight properties: complimentary access to a 24-hour Fragrance Butler. Visitors can borrow from ten luxurious fragrances displayed on a silver tray, by ringing the butler at any time. Each of Rosewood’s city properties will offer a Fragrance Menu relevant to its location: for example, the […]


Louis Vuitton

Date: March 2012 (155) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Louis Vuitton

The 14th Louis Vuitton maison opened in central Rome last month – its first maison in Italy. The three-storey Maison Louis Vuitton Rome Etoile is located on the site of Rome’s iconic movie theatre the Etoile – the city’s first cinema – which closed down in 1991, and pays homage to the history of the […]


THERE was a time when everyone who played the guitar wanted to be Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton or Jeff Beck, and they bought their electric Gibsons and Fenders accordingly. Acoustic guitar players were thin on the ground: there was Bob Dylan, of course, and Paul Simon learned a great deal during his stay in England, […]



Date: October 2010 (141) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Rosewood

Dallas-based group Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of two new properties. Rosewood Dubai, which is slated for a 2012 opening in the Dubai International Financial Centre, will have 154 rooms, 36 suites, a ballroom, spa, rooftop pool and fitness centre. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, which is located on the island of Sowwah in […]



Date: February 2010 (134) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Rosewood

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has taken over the management of the historic Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, which is now undergoing an extensive refurbishment. Due for completion in 2011, the hotel’s refurbishment is being overseen by Toronto-based interiors company Munge Leung and the new incarnation will have 154 rooms, a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and […]


Rosewood San Miguel De Allende

Date: October 2009 (131) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Rosewood

Rosewood San Miguel De Allende is a new property scheduled to open in Mexico in 2010. The hotel is located in the oldest town in central Mexico, known as a favourite spot for artists and artisans. Rosewood San Miguel De Allende is a boutique property with 63 rooms, many with private terraces and plunge pools. […]


Ermenegildo Zegna

Date: June 09 (128) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Ermenegildo Zegna

Ermenegildo Zegna has just launched a new flagship in Dubai. Located at the Dubai Mall, the 4,370 sq ft store is the brand’s first ‘global concept’ outpost in the Middle East and joins existing flagships already opened in Milan, London and, most recently, in Tokyo. The retail blueprint has been designed by Peter Marino. Zegna’s […]


Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Date: May 2009 (127) Category: Luxury Services, Reports Brand: Rosewood

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has opened a hotel and spa in Menlo Park in the grounds of Stanford University in the US. The 154-room campus hotel is named Rosewood Sand Hill and is owned by the university and managed by Rosewood. Located on a 16-acre site, the hotel will fill a gap in the market […]


Japan: the new order

Date: July 08 (119) Category: Features Brand: Japan

ASSESSING the outlook for the luxury industry in Japan is a subjective process. Brand CEOs presenting at the recent FT Business of Luxury conference in Tokyo remained upbeat about times to come, but speak to people on the ground and a different story emerges. What is certain is that sales in the region for brands […]



Date: Jul 07 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Rosewood

Rosewood is developing in the Middle East. The company has recently signed a contract with JMJ hospitality and Daman Investments PSC to manage a new Dubai property, and Rosewood Corniche is to open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia imminently. Rosewood Corniche has 127 rooms overlooking the Red Sea and includes a dedicated Ladies’ Floor with entirely […]

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