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.

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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Danny Govberg, Owner, Govberg Jewelers

Govberg Jewelers has been a Philadelphia standard for nearly a century.  Its diverse business includes repairs, pre-owned watches and buying timepieces.  Third generation Danny Govberg has expanded the watch business and led innovative marketing approaches such as co-locating in a […]

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Wining, Dining and Driving (Collectible Cars) Through South Africa

 Roar Africa, a high-end travel company specializing in South Africa, is launching a special 10-day program that will be co-hosted by its principal Deborah Calmeyer and top chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Calmeyer calls the trip a “sensory extravaganza that will set […]

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Looking For A Place In Hyatt History…

In the modern history of upscale hotels Hyatt has long been at the forefront of  innovation.  While its roots only date back to 1957, it was the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in 1967 that redefined hotels for decades with its atrium […]

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