Amid the increased competition and growing hospitality industry in Manchester, The Lowry Hotel is upping the ‘luxury stakes’ once again.
Crystal AirCruises’ fully customised Boeing 777 has been christened Crystal Skye at an event at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presiding over the christening of this ground-breaking vessel alongside chairman of Genting Hong Kong, Tan Sri Kok Thay Lim, and Crystal president, Edie Rodriguez, was Crystal Skye’s godfather, Matthew Upchurch.
Hotel Emiliano is the leading small luxury hotel in São Paulo. The hotel offers the most sophisticated Brazilian hospitality experience, setting itself apart by reflecting the caring and friendly personality of Brazilian people. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for the night.
American Express Saudi Arabia has announced that it has extended its headline sponsorship of the World Luxury Expo, Riyadh, for an additional three years. The World Luxury Expo is returning to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Riyadh, from March 30th-April 1st, 2016. This will be the fourth year American Express Saudi Arabia has been the exclusive headline sponsor of the highly anticipated event.
What will you be unwrapping this holiday? If your family and friends are keen globetrotters, there’s a good chance it might be whisky. When it comes to the festive season, travellers spend over $1bn on spirits in duty free to give as gifts.
Originally built in 1962 in Bulgaria to carry passengers across the Black Sea, and then used for spying in the North Atlantic by the Soviet Union, La Sultana has gone on sale to potential buyers. The vast vessel has been completely rebuilt to the high standards needed for a classic yacht. La Sultana has seven large guest suites which can accommodate up to 12 guests and, according to yacht broker Camper & Nicholsons, has a similar pedigree to the famous Christina O, graced by presidents and celebrities.
Customers travelling on Emirates’ First Class can now look forward to the introduction of the recently released Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005, and the Dom Pérignon Vintage Rosé 2003, across different routes. The largest global partner of Dom Pérignon, Emirates has also introduced a pairing menu developed by its team of culinary experts in collaboration with Pascal Tingaud, chef de cuisine at Dom Pérignon and two-Michelin star chef.
Whether or not it’s the ‘Mad Men Effect’ is up for debate, but the world is increasingly excited about whisky, particularly single malt Scotch. Aficionados and connoisseurs will therefore welcome the news that Mortlach, one of the finest single malts to come out of Scotland, will be launching a variant especially for travellers: Mortlach Special Strength. Powerful and unique in flavour, Mortlach, dubbed ‘The Beast of Dufftown’, is a ‘best-kept secret’ among those in the know and previously released limited quantities have been snapped up quickly by enthusiasts.
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.
Luxury Travel Ltd. has launched the first in a series of set departure, luxury travel packages in Vietnam and Cambodia, allowing guests to experience the finest food, nature, and culture, while discovering the countries’ essential highlights and witnessing its astounding diversity, from North to South.