Shopping is without a doubt part of the private jet lifestyle. A report published this week by Wealth-X established that Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) consumers like you account for 19 percent of all global luxury purchases, spending $234 billion along the way. Of course, beating the crowds as a VVIP is the preferred way of shopping for elite travelers.
With that in mind, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has launched Shop the City by Conrad, “a seasonal guest package connecting travelers to local cities and culture by way of an exclusive, luxury shopping excursion.”
The program takes the stress out of worrying where to go by creating “a shopping experience” that includes a two-night minimum stay in a suite, a private chauffeured Range Rover SWB, and a personal shopping escort to guide you during your buying, browsing, and buying.
In announcing the program, participants are assured it is okay to divert from shopping to take in a museum or other attractions, or stop for a bite to eat.
“Conrad hotels around the world provide guests with meaningful and experiential ways to connect with the cultures that surround them,” said John T.A. Vanderslice (below), global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, in a press release. “Whether our guests’ travels take them to sought-after destinations such as Miami, Seoul, or London, our Shop the City by Conrad program offers them a world of personalized style in the heart of each city.”
Through December 21 the new Conrad London St. James will serve as the backdrop for the first Shop the City experience.
For the London debut, participating retail brands include Paul Smith – famous for its clothing and accessories collections; Harvey Nichols – known for the very latest in luxury designer womenswear, menswear, beauty, and food; Fortnum & Mason – specializing in food, drink, gifts, and entertaining; and Bremont – an award-winning British company producing chronometer watches in Henley on Thames, England.
Seemingly designed specifically for elite travelers, the programs are in fact limited runs thoughtfully spread out on the calendar so you plan your entire year of shopping in various world capitals with Conrad taking the hassle out of shopping and ensuring a nice place to put your feet up or enjoy a libation after a strenuous day swiping your black card.
· Conrad London St. James – until December 21, 2014
· Conrad Miami – March 2015
· Conrad Dubai – April 2015
· Conrad Istanbul – May 2015
· Conrad Tokyo – June 2015
· Conrad Beijing – July 2015
· Conrad Hong Kong – August 2015
· Conrad Seoul – August 2015
· Conrad Singapore – November 2015
· Conrad New York – December 2015
Each city includes a special surprise shopping stop as well. Details will only be unveiled on your arrival.