Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: Mercedes Lead the Pack

First and foremost, everyone at hopes all of our readers enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Day! For most people, Boxing Day is by comparison a relaxed occasion and we hope a leisurely peruse of our newsletter will provide the perfect antidote to your indulgences of the day before.

To mark this festive edition of our luxury newsletter, we bring you some notable news from the automotive industry with the announcement that German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has reclaimed its crown as the world’s top luxury car brand.

According to latest industry figures, huge demand for Mercedes’ new GLC class sports utility vehicles has helped the company claim top spot, with over 1.89 million units sold worldwide, including 182,602 units in November alone, over the past year.

That’s not all we bring you from the automobile sector this week. There’s also reports on an ultra-rare Porsche set to go under the hammer at a Paris auction, while Ferrari have marked 50 Years of operations in Japan with a special edition model priced at a cool $2.66 million.

In the worlds of property and hospitality, global hotel chain Intercontinental have collaborated with prestigious London department store Harvey Nichols to offer an innovative in-room fashion service, Milan’s Excelsior Hotel Gallia has earned the title of the world’s best hotel suite, and the former London HQ for the infamous Titanic cruise liner service is to be converted into luxury apartments

There’s also news on an eye-catching product release from German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, and a stellar year for the Fine Wine Department of iconic auction house Bonhams.

The next time you hear from us it will be a brand new year. Suffice to say that we’ve enjoyed every minute of bringing you the very best in luxury news throughout 2016 and we look forward to upping our game even further in the year ahead.

Enjoy today’s newsletter and have a great week.