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Leaders in Luxury

Leaders in Luxury will introduce some of the visionaries with a knack for anticipating the needs and wants of today’s elite travelers.

Trish Goff on Responsible Philanthropy

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Supermodel turned real-estate broker Trish Goff has harnessed the power of the fashion industry and social media to create a campaign, #knotonmyplanet, that combats African elephant poaching and the ivory crisis. So far, it has raised over $3m for the Elephant Crisis Fund. Here, Goff explains her work and […]

Jan Tibaldi on Leading One&Only Reethi Rah Forward

By Lauren Hill

In April of this year, Jan Tibaldi took the reigns as new general manager of One&Only Reethi Rah, one of the Maldives most legendary resorts having remained at the top of luxury hotel rankings since it opened in 2005. In an interview with Elite Traveler, Tibaldi talks about the island’s unique appeal, the importance that’s being placed on environmental sustainability […]

Andre Fu on Expressing Cultures through Architectural Design

By Lauren Hill

As one of Asia’s most celebrated hotel designers, Andre Fu has received worldwide attention for his collaborations with fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Cos, and luxury hotel projects, which have most recently include the spa of Villa La Coste in Provence and the soon-to-be-completed Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. Opening at the end of August, this new luxury hotel in […]

Anthony Tivnan on the Past 10 Years of Private Aviation

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Magellan Jets’ co-founder and CEO examines the trends that the private jet market has experienced over the past decade, and looks to the future as the industry shifts to attract and retain new customers. It’s hard to imagine, looking back 10 years from today, that the US was on […]

Wilhelm Schmid on German Precision and Craftsmanship

By Roberta Naas

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. With seven years behind him at the helm of sophisticated and technically advanced A Lange & Söhne, Wilhelm Schmid lets passion drive him as he propels this German watch brand to new heights. Recently he shared his thoughts with Elite Traveler’s Roberta Naas on why this small brand has […]

March & White: The Changing Face of The High Seas

By Arun Kakar

Elite Traveler speaks to interior designer James White, of luxury interiors brand March & White, about what’s making superyachts propel forward in 2018. Superyachts are changing. Sales in vessels over 98 ft increased by 25 per cent last year, bringing totals back to pre-2008 heights. Designs are getting more ambitious too: Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards last month celebrated the […]

Grand Luxury Hotels: A Platform Built on Passion

By Lauren Hill

Ten years after its launch, the family-owned and run luxury hotel collection and concierge Grand Luxury Group is one of the world’s leading luxury hotel reservation sites. The company’s French founding brothers Ivan and Rouslan Lartisien talk to Elite Traveler about building a business on passion and how they’ve succeeded in the ever evolving luxury travel industry. First of all, […]

Van Cleef & Arpels Brings its Jewelry School Back to NYC This Fall

By Emma Reynolds

The only prerequisite for attending L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels, is the desire to learn. The pop-up school, returning for the second time to New York City from October 24 through November 9, is taking over the Academy Mansion (2 East 63rd Street) to introduce a series of classes, lectures and creative workshops for […]

Thomas Flohr on Breaking the Rules

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Rejecting private aviation’s patchwork network of fractional ownership programs and charters,Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet, didn’t initially set out to create a $2.5b global aviation company. But, as he tells Kristen Shirley, once he got started, his customers wouldn’t let him stop. Thomas Flohr wasn’t the first […]

Viceroy CEO Bill Walshe on Consistent Hotel Individuality

By Lauren Hill

Following the May opening of Viceroy Los Cabos, a launch that’s been the cause for great excitement owing to its bold architectural design and sublime setting, we speak to the CEO Bill Walshe about his role in leading the brand’s evolution. Since joining Viceroy in 2012, Walshe has brought his global perspective to the hotel group, drawing on his years […]