By LUXURY DAILY NEWS SERVICE Marriott’s St. Regis Hotels and Resorts is ringing in end-of-year festivities across North America. The company is revealing “House of Celebration,” a holiday programming series going live this season featuring a set of curated activations, plus partnerships with the likes of Italian porcelain brand Ginori 1735.
By LISA KLEIN Wood paneling has a bit of a bad rap in the design world, often a synonym for outdated décor. But a new version of wood on the wall – sleek slats and their smaller-scale cousin, reeded wood – is everywhere right now and oh-so-modern. “I think wood slats are trending because they add a contemporary architectural feature that brings a layer of warmth with the natural wood,” said Bridget Tiek, principal interior designer of Tiek ByDay in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
By EMILY IRIS DEGN High-end hospitality network Virtuoso is out with new research highlighting travel predictions for 2024. The 2024 Virtuoso Luxe Report reveals that the top travel motivation for the year will be the “excitement of discovering new,” reinforcing the sense of urgency for once-in-a-lifetime experiences that consumers have continued to express following the era of COVID-19-related restrictions. Now, it seems that affluent trip-takers are vying for far-flung vacations, branching out from their usual European excursions in favor of destinations like glacier-studded Iceland and sunny Costa Rica.
By EMILY IRIS DEGN According to new findings, there are 28,420 individuals around the world who hold $100 million or more in investable assets this year. London-based investment migration consultancy Henley & Partners is out with The Centi-Millionaire Report 2023, which reveals that this studied population is up 11. 5 percent year-over-year.
By LISA KLEIN Development is underway for Dolce&Gabbana’s first branded residences in Europe on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. The Italian fashion house has partnered with Spanish real estate developer Sierra Blanca Estates to realize the project in Marbella on the Mediterranean coast. Designer digs The details of the development, Design Hills Dolce&Gabbana Marbella, were announced in September.
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