Notes From The Editor

Week Commencing 26 October 2015

The traditional hospitality industry is increasingly under threat from young upstarts such as Airbnb and onefinestay, and as a result is having to be increasingly inventive when it comes to attracting new revenue streams.

A recent example of this is the announcement that Dorchester Collection, which owns and operates luxury hotels around the world, has opened up its lavish amenities to some of London’s most exclusive private residents. You can read more about this innovative partnership in today’s newsletter.

Elsewhere this week, there’s reports on the upcoming Salon QP watch fair in London, which is set to host an exhibition dedicated to the history of the chronograph, while legendary French luxury brand Chanel has ventured further into the word of fine wines by purchasing a renowned Californian vineyard and estate.

There’s also an ostentatious concept from London design agency Friday, who have created a modular floating home complete with luxurious facilities, along with Ferrari’s launch of a new model in tribute to the famous Tour de France race, and the addition of a stunning Brazilian cliff-top residence to the portfolio of luxury villa experts SJ Villas.

If that’s not enough, with the festive season creeping ever closer, London’s prestigious department store Harrods have created a £20,000 Christmas hamper, while the late Hollywood crooner Frank Sinatra’s New York penthouse has reportedly been sold for $5 million

Enjoy our newsletter and have a great week.