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Luxury tourism booms in Asia as key events near

Luxury tourism booms in Asia as key events near Grand Hyatt Seoul will welcome discerning consumers to Citi World Luxury Expo, Seoul, in early September

Luxury markets are booming in Asia with a series of key events set to showcase world-leading brands to an emerging elite consumer.

Early next month Citi World Luxury Expo, Seoul, will welcome high net worth individuals from across the region to the Grand Hyatt Seoul.

With a combined total exhibition space of over 2,100 square meters, Citi World Luxury Expo, Seoul will showcase the world’s leading luxury brands to an invitation-only three day exhibition that will showcase masterpieces of renowned international brands to invited VIP guests.

Set on the historic Mount Namsan amid 18 acres of waterfalls and landscaped gardens, the Grand Hyatt Seoul offers grand service combined with the relaxing comforts of home and is the perfect venue for the event.

Guests visiting the show are invited via personal invitation.

These clients are carefully selected according to our own as well as our luxury partner’s portfolios and databases, such as elite associations, luxury shops, private banks, etc.

A client interested in visiting, who has not received a personal invitation, may send a request to receive a personal e-invitation in advance.

The event will take place from September 3rd-5th.

There is more information on the event here, or a brochure can be seen here

London Luxury. By Appointment

Later in the month, a collection of London’s finest luxury and bespoke brands will arrive in Shanghai and Chengdu to showcase the very best in British craftsmanship and style in a unique and exclusive showcase held over six days.

A joint initiative between the ‘London Luxury Quarter’, British Airways and VisitBritain, ‘London Luxury. By Appointment’ will give invited guests the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with artists, craftsmen, chefs and personal consultants from some of Britain’s most iconic brands.

The include watchmakers, world-famous London stores and fashion houses, perfumers, bespoke tailors and shoemakers, restaurants and hotels.

London Luxury. By Appointment will take place from September 17th-19th at The Langham Xintiandi Shanghai and from September 24th-26th at the brand new The St. Regis Chengdu offering visitors an unprecedented opportunity to interact with these luxury brands in China, some for the very first time.

Brands from the ‘London Luxury Quarter’ embracing Mayfair, Piccadilly and St. James include, Fortnum & Mason, Browns Fashion, Gieves & Hawkes, Floris London, Selfridges, John Lobb, Bremont Watches, Jaguar, The Langham London and Hakkasan.

The ‘London Luxury Quarter’ of over a thousand prestigious retailers, auction houses, galleries, restaurants and hotels is one of the world’s leading luxury lifestyle destinations and a magnet for wealthy Chinese visitors.

‘London Luxury. By Appointment’ brings a snapshot of the Quarter’s most unique and quintessentially British brands directly to China’s high-net worth consumers showcasing just why London and Britain is at the forefront of global fashion and lifestyle trends.
“Britain has always excelled at luxury across the country.

“There has been an unprecedented rise in luxury hotels, restaurants, shops and spas, many of them in gorgeous historic buildings, others in exciting new builds.

“A luxurious urban adventure and Britain’s beautiful natural landscape offer visitors an unforgettable travel experience,” said Robin Johnson, head of overseas operations and China Project director for VisitBritain

The six-day showcase includes day-time workshops and one-on-one appointments with brands and partners for individuals, luxury travel buyers, member’s clubs and the media, with cocktail receptions each evening.

Invited guests will be met and greeted by British Airways ambassadors in both Shanghai and Chengdu - two of the airline’s key destinations in China.

Richard Tams, British Airways executive vice president, China added: “London and the UK have become desirable destinations for Chinese travellers over the years, and as the UK’s flagship airline, British Airways is excited to be involved in showcasing the very best of London’s luxury in China.”