The 2018 Luxury Briefing Awards took place on 5th November hosted at The Savoy, London. Over 350 guests and Luxury Briefing subscribers were in attendance on the night, as well as a host of noteworthy representatives from luxury brands. The headline partners were Attilus Caviar, Rémy Martin, The Savoy and Swarovski.
Hundreds of votes were cast by Luxury Briefing subscribers and counted across the 11 categories. They were then compiled to create a definitive list of nominations before the winners were hand-picked by the judges – a panel of industry experts during a day of evaluation and discussion.
An additional four awards were presented by Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman of Luxury Briefing, which were chosen independently of the judging panel by our board of directors and editorial team. The eight judges, all notable thought leaders from across the luxury industry, included: Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman of Luxury Briefing; Arnaud Champenois, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand, Belmond; Alistair Crane, Co-founder and CEO, Hero; Melanie Grant, Luxury Editor, 1843 Magazine, The Economist; Renée Kuo, Managing Director, Debrett’s; Kaito Kurosaki, Chief Operations Officer, Luxurynsight; Michael Wainwright, Managing Director, Boodles and Sebastian Conran, Founder, Sebastian Conran Associates.
The ceremony held at The Savoy was attended by over 350 notable guests, and was sponsored by: Africology, Cence, Creed, Hero, Ivar, Jetfly, Lucia Magnani, Luxurynsight, Perrier-Joüet, Prestat, Seabourn, Six Senses Residences Courchevel, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Tom Davies. The ceremony was hosted by Chair of Luxury Briefing Awards Judging Panel, Charlotte Metcalf, and screenwriter and BBC Four panelist, Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Entertainment was provided by the cabaret duo, Kit & McConnel.
Top executives from leading luxury brands were present to present the awards, including: Antoine de Labouchere, Brand Manager, Rémy Martin; Adam Levene, Co-founder & CEO, Hero; Patrick Riegler, CEO Cence; Lucia Magnani, Founder Lucia Maganani; Pavel Akulinin, Sales Director, Attilus Caviar; Nicky Valentine, Sales & Marketing Director, Creed; Thea Incledon, Creative Manager, Sorores; Lynn Narraway, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Seabourn Jean-François Ferret, CEO Small Luxury Hotels of the World; Tom Davies, Founder and CEO, TD by Tom Davies; Jonathan Clough, UK Sales & Marketing Director, Jetfly.
The winners and nominees for the 11 categories are:
1_COMMITMENT TO POSITIVE CHANGE (sponsored by Rémy Martin)
Awarded to AccorHotels: received by Sophie Kilic, Senior Vice President Human Resources UK & Ireland, AccorHotels
2_INSPIRATIONAL DIGITAL CONTENT (sponsored by Hero)
Awarded to Gucci: received by Jonathan Siboni, President of Luxurynsight on behalf of Gucci
Aston Martin Lagonda
3_INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY (sponsored by Cence)
Awarded to Harvey Nichols & Hero: received by Deborah Bee, Group Creative & Marketing Director, Harvey Nichols; Paul Finucane, Group Stores & Trading Director, Harvey Nichols; Adam Levene, Co-Founder, Hero and Maria Rodami-Lyster, Partnership Success Manager, Hero
4_INNOVATION IN BEAUTY (sponsored by Lucia Magnani)
Awarded to FENTY Beauty: received by Kat Fellows, Marketing Manager, Fenty Beauty
5_EXCELLENCE IN LUXURY LEISURE (sponsored by Attilus)
Awarded to The Carnegie Club: received by Peter Crome, Chairman and Managing Director, The Carnegie Club
Seabourn (Highly Commended)
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
6_EXCELLENCE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP (sponsored by Creed)
Awarded to Theo Fennell: received by Theo Fennell, Founder
Backes & Strauss
Liberty London – Open Call (Highly Commended)
7_OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITY (sponsored by Six Senses Courchevel)
Awarded to Aston Martin Cambridge: received by Simon Lane – Dealer Principle, Aston Martin Cambridge, Jardine Motor Group Ltd.
Small Luxury Hotels Group
8_SUPPORT FOR CULTURE AND ARTS (sponsored by Seabourn)
Awarded to Rolex Mentor and Protége Arts Initiative: received by Melanie Grant, Luxury Editor, 1843 Magazine, The Economist on behalf of Rolex
LVMH (Highly Commended)
The Fondation d’enterprise Hermès
9_INSPIRING CREATIVE DESIGN (sponsored by Small Luxury Hotels of the World)
Awarded to Louis Vuitton – Virgil Abloh: received by Natalia Damm, Senior Press Manager, Louis Vuitton UK & Ireland
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
10_LUXURY ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Tom Davies)
Awarded to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group: received by Jill Kluge, Group Director of Brand Communications and Michael Moszynski, Founder & CEO, London Advertising
Princess Yachts (Highly Commended)
11_EXCELLENCE IN PRIVATE BANKING (sponsored by Jetfly)
Awarded to Weatherbys Private Bank: received by Roger Weatherby, CEO Weatherbys Private Bank
The Luxury Briefing Awards, chosen independently of the judging panel, presented by Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman of Luxury Briefing:
1_ The LUXURY BRIEFING AWARD FOR EMERGING BRAND
Awarded to Ondine: received by Marie Guerlain, Founder and Creator, Ondine
2_THE LUXURY BRIEFING AWARD FOR LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR
Awarded to Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.: received by Simon Sproule, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.
3_THE LUXURY BRIEFING AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Awarded to brothers, John and Robert Braithwaite, founders of Sunseeker International: received by John Braithwaite
4_THE LUXURY BRIEFING AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL
Awarded to Nadja Swarovski
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