doug.gollan

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Elite Traveler Editor-in-Chief travels the world checking in on the private jet lifestyle and meeting interesting people.

For Greubel, Forsey and Wigan, A Large Challenge Over Small Things

In hindsight it shouldn’t be a surprise that Willard Wigan, famous for creating the world’s smallest sculptures would end up partnering with watch wizards Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey. Last night at Trinity House, the gallery with locations in London, […]

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In Bali, Four Seasons’ Duo Keep Adding and Investing

Having visited twice last year, I can personally attest there is an endless stream of new hotels just opened or coming online in Bali, ranging from well-known brands such as Regent, Luxury Collection and Ritz-Carlton to a number of Indonesian […]

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John Green, President & CEO, Lux Bond & Green

Lux Bond & Green sells watches and fine jewelry from locations in West Hartford Center, Somerset Square Glastonbury, Main Street Westport, Greenwich Ave Greenwich, The Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, and Central Street in Wellesley Massachusetts and in the Back […]

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GIA photo of John Green Nov 2012
GIA photo of John Green Nov 2012

Fodor’s Unveils Its Top 100 Hotels

In the world of travel brands and companies come and go like many other industries. Some elite travelers remember Pan Am and TWA.  Of course now you have your private jet, or if you don’t there is Spirit and Allegiant […]

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Travel Giant TUI Goes Ultra Luxe In Tuscany

In the world of travel TUI is a giant, with some 55,000 employees moving some 30 million travelers a year from some 30 countries to their vacation, often on charter flights.  It is also a name elite travelers may want […]

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Old Legends and New Legends in Montreal

When your father is legendary General Manager Marco Torriani (who retired in 2012 from Mandarin Oriental Geneva, nee Hotel du Rhone), there is a good chance you might end up in the hospitality business.  As President & CEO of Ritz-Carlton […]

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Allergies Are Nothing To Sneeze At On Swiss

Elite travelers with various allergies will be happy to know Swiss International Air Lines is the first carrier to be certified by ECARF, the European Center for Allergy  Research Foundation with its “Seal of Quality.”   In a presentation to […]

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Chad Oppenheim, Architect and Designer

Chad Oppenheim’s list of awards nearly fills the home page on his website.  His projects have been widely featured in multiple shelter magazines and are a staple for The New York Times and other major media.  While his work ranges […]

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Embraer Shines The Economic Sun In Florida…

Private aviation’s contribution to the U.S. economy is often an underreported story.  However, the significance was on full display in Melbourne, Florida on Monday as Embraer cut the ribbon on a new Design and Engineering Center of Excellence.  It is […]

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