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.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös on ‘Inspiring Greatness’

By Alexandra Cheney

Tasked with upholding the company tagline — “Inspiring Greatness” — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös perpetually pushes the envelope of luxury. Commemorating 10 years on the job, he speaks with Alexandra Cheney on how to maintain lasting global relationships, the power of saying yes and the future of coachbuilding. “There is always room for fantasy,” Torsten Müller-Ötvös declared, his […]

Celebrating Women in Luxury for International Women’s Day

By Elite Traveler

As International Women’s Day comes around this month, we take a look at some of the most inspiring women in luxury we’ve interviewed for Elite Traveler and the impact they’ve had on their sphere of the luxury world. Victoria Houghton, CEO of Hamilton & Inches Victoria Houghton was appointed as CEO of Hamilton & Inches in April 2019, taking over […]

Leaders in Luxury: Jacob Arabo of Jacob & Co

By Kristen Shirley

Very few jewelers are recognizable by just their first name, but Jacob the Jeweler is no ordinary man. At Jacob & Co, he creates mega-watt jewelry for hip hop stars and socialites, as well as multi-million-dollar timepieces for watch collectors. He speaks exclusively to us about his inimitable career, his inspiration and what is next. How did you become interested […]

Leaders in Luxury: Sony Mordechai of Imperia Caviar

By Kristen Shirley

Sony Mordechai is on a mission to get everyone to eat caviar, and not reserve it for special occasions. His new company, Imperia Caviar, sells directly to consumers and offers the world’s first caviar club. Here, we have an exclusive interview. Why did you start Imperia Caviar?  I have always been passionate about discovering something valuable or new and sharing […]

Getting to Know International Real Estate Developer Michael Shvo

By Alex Martin

Michael Shvo is an internationally-renowned luxury real estate developer with a wide portfolio of high-end hotel and residential buildings including The Getty, the Mandarin Oriental Residences, and the Aman Hotel in New York. His portfolio will grow in 2020 with the upcoming building 9200 Wilshire in Beverly Hills and, his most recent acquisition, the famed Raleigh Hotel in Miami beach. Shvo […]

Leaders in Luxury: Dave Rudman

By Kristen Shirley

As it expands on its global mission to educate wine professionals and consumers, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has transformed from a small, UK-focused educational charity to a global company that offers qualifications in over 70 countries in more than 15 languages. Elite Traveler exclusively speaks with Dave Rudman, DipWSET Executive Director – WSET Americas, about the educational […]

Nobu CEO Trevor Horwell on Changing the Hospitality Game

By Alex Martin

Mention the Nobu Hospitality Group and the names that come to mind are the star-studded founding trio of Robert De Niro, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and Meir Teper. But CEO Trevor Horwell, who joined in 2009, has inarguably been the fourth cornerstone of the luxury brand. During his decade at the company, Horwell has spearheaded the brand’s successful drive into the […]

Leaders in Luxury: Ferrari’s Enrico Galliera

By Kristen Shirley

Elite Traveler recently sat down with Ferrari’s chief marketing and commercial officer, Enrico Galliera, in its New York City Tailor Made Center. Here, Ferrari’s designers make clients’ wildest dreams come true, whether it’s matching a car’s paint to the color of their favorite nail polish, outfitting the seats in luxurious Loro Piana fabrics or decking out the interior in denim. […]

Leaders in Luxury: Josh Emett

By Kristen Shirley

One of New Zealand’s most esteemed chefs, Josh Emett, recently wrote The Recipe, a comprehensive cookbook that covers 300 recipes from the world’s best chefs. Before going out on his own, Emett worked at several Michelin-starred restaurants, most notably spending 10 years with Gordon Ramsay. Then, he moved home to New Zealand and opened several very popular restaurants. In his […]

Getting to Know Fashion Entrepreneur Eileen Willett

By Alex Martin

Eileen Willett is a fashion industry expert and successful entrepreneur. Her latest joint-venture, Cucumber Clothing, is one of the first to develop luxury women’s clothing specifically designed to keep you cool in everyday environments. The company produces a wide range of garments that offer all of the cooling benefits of high-end sports clothing (cooling, wicking, anti-crush), yet remain perfectly suited […]