The definition of luxury travel has changed and evolved, based on the Zeitgeist, but the parts that have stayed true to the notion of luxury are scarcity, authenticity, and exclusivity. After studying the emerging trends, observing the fundamental shifts, and forecasting the new contours of the luxury travel sector, I want to share a few thoughts on the future of luxury travel in 2018 — some trends, some themes.
The Women in Luxury series on The Cultureur celebrates visionary women who are breaking down barriers across the luxury industry, highlighting their trials, tribulations, and triumphs. Meet Michelle Woodley, the newly-appointed President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and inspiring hotelier in the luxury hospitality space.
Meet Sonavi Kaicker. If the name is not familiar to you already, make note of it now. Sonavi is the CEO of Neemrana Hotels — a portfolio of 23 historical properties that speak volumes of the glorious heritage and rich culture of India.
Dear Luxury Hotels of the World: Consider this an open letter from your esteemed guests all over the world. For the love of all that is good, please stop doing these things.
Walla Walla is an experiential luxury traveler’s dream and a wine lover’s paradise, and fortunately, it is still relatively off the mainstream radar for tourists. But this also means that luxury hotels are few and far between (that’s changing from what I hear!). Opened in 1928, the Marcus Whitman Hotel is a landmark hotel and one of the few luxury hotels in the area.