Singapore Luxury Real Estate: Back to a Buyer’s Market

Singapore’s luxury real estate market has been experiencing some serious highs and lows over the past few years. In March of 2015 Japanese property developer Katsumi Tada suffered a record-setting loss of over US $11 million when he sold his St Regis penthouse for just under US $9 million. The following month Chinese billionaire Sun Tongyu, co-founder of Alibaba,spent more… Read More »

Does First Class Beat Private Jet Travel?

With commercial airlines scrambling to recapture luxury market share from private jet companies, goalposts in the sky have moved. Flying first and business class has never been more attractive but the same can be said for flying private, thanks to new technology, charter methods and accessibility. The shrewd traveler should place value on a few… Read More »

Report: Shaping the Future of Luxury Travel

Unless you haven’t been keeping up with the times, you already know that global consumers are spending their money on experiences versus material goods these days. And one of the latest studies commissioned by global travel technology company Amadeus is reporting that those spending habits by affluent tourists are now outpacing the rest of the travel… Read More »

Where to Stay in Northern Greece: 7 Luxury Hotels to Call Home

There are accommodations in every price range, offering every level of inclusion or abandon, at nearly every destination around the world. What makes a hotel stay outstanding instead of just good and fine is the level of attention to detail. At a macro level, these standout details are things like over-sized towels, spacious and uncluttered… Read More »

Review: Villa Poiret, Yvelines, France

Located approximately 40 kilometers from Paris in Yvelines and on a hillside by the Seine, the listed Villa Poiret was started by architect Robert-Mallet-Stevens in the 1920’s before architect Paul Boyer took over on the unfinished building in 1934. The villa is one of the three villas of this size built in France by Mallet-Stevens and is… Read More »

Relais & Chateaux Welcomes 21 Newcomers

Relais & Chateaux touts itself as the standard-bearer for the hotel and restaurant industry, much like the Michelin label. Another 21 properties and restaurants will be able to hang the coveted fleur de lys symbol, designating membership to the group. The shortlisted properties are all independent and must adhere to distinct criterias characterized as “the… Read More »