NYC Landmark Returns to Life as The Beekman Hotel

The Temple Court complex has returned to life as The Beekman hotel and it is more luxurious than ever. One of the earliest skyscrapers in the Big Apple (it has nine stories which was pretty impressive back in the 1800s), the building has been returned to its former glory much as it was in 1881.… Read More »

Cartier Magicien: Spellbinding High Jewelry

Let’s face it, us muggles are fascinated by the world of magic and Cartier knows this all too well, which could explain why they created a collection called Cartier Magicien. Made up of three different sections, the high jewelry collection showcases the expertise of Cartier’s master craftsmen. Made up of 20 pieces, the collections called… Read More »

Chanel Expands Coco Crush Jewelry Collection

Chanel’s “Coco Crush” Jewelry collection is welcoming a few new pieces to the range. The designs – partially paved with diamond ‘constellations’ – will be made available at Chanel Jewelry boutiques later this month to help expand the range for Fall 2016. The campaign for the expanding collection features Keira Knightley as the new face… Read More »

Marriott-Starwood Merger: Loyalty Program Impact

The Marriott and Starwood merger is finally complete, with the deal clearing all regulatory hurdles. With any uncertainty put to rest, it is time to consider the host of new implications for loyalty members for what will become the most valuable hotel loyalty program in the world. Nearly a year after announcing plans to acquire… Read More »

Furniture Retailer West Elm Opens Boutique Hotels

The hotel business is going gangbusters, with even interior decor and furniture retailer West Elm expanding into it. The Brooklyn-based retailer and subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma announced this week that it will be opening West Elm-branded hotels stateside beginning late 2018. The move follows on another upscale home furnishings chain, Restoration Hardware, in making a foray into… Read More »

Greece Best Travel Destination 2016: Report

Despite the economic turmoil and migrant crisis that has plagued Greece in recent memory, the Mediterranean country has topped Condé Nast’s 2016 Readers’ Travel Awards as the best travel destination in the world. With more than 60 untouched islands, stretches of idyllic beaches and historic sites that span millennia, it is little wonder that tourists remain enamored by Greece. In… Read More »