26 September 2022

Piers Schmidt visits Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

In late September 2022, in his capacity as Adjunct Professor, Piers Schmidt visited Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland to guest lecture on the prestigious hospitality business school’s MBA programme.

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7 July 2022

Opinion Piece by Libby Hudson

‘From Magazine to Hotel: Curators or Creators?’ is a critical Op-ed authored by Libby Hudson who joined Luxury Branding as a summer intern in July 2022.

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1 June 2022

EHL’s Associate Professor Demian Hodari interviews Piers Schmidt

During Piers Schmidt’s visit in May 2022 to guest lecture on the Master of Business Administration in Hospitality, Piers was interviewed by Associate Professor of Strategic Management Demian Hodari, PhD for his ‘Managing Underperforming Properties’ course.

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1 April 2022

This Little Piggy Went to Market

An affiliate of U.S. private equity fund KSL Capital Partners has acquired the parent company of United Kingdom boutique hotel chain The Pig Hotels. Piers Schmidt comments for Hotel News Now.

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17 November 2021

Hospitality Talks features Piers Schmidt

Customer expectations are rising, and marketers are frantically trying to keep up in a world where connected and real-time experiences are considered the norm when interacting with brands.

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30 January 2021

Bucket-List Destinations: Seven Seasoned Travellers Explain Their Picks

Luxury Branding Founder Piers Schmidt featured as one of seven globetrotters from the worlds of design, food, adventure, luxury, sustainability and beyond asked the simple, tantalising question: where do you dream of travelling to in 2021?

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12 November 2020

Brand Standards ‘Reset’ by COVID-19 but Won’t Fade

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, owners and brands embroiled in difficult conversations. Hotel News Now spoke to Piers Schmidt about the enforcement of brand standards during a global crisis.

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5 March 2020

Aman Sees Space for Janu Brand: Experts Fear Dilution

Aman Group has launched a sibling brand, Janu, its first in its 32-year history, which executives say will share DNA but at a lower, albeit still-luxury price point.

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12 November 2019

Cooler Temperatures Can Heighten Perception of Luxury

How consumers feel about luxury products may depend on how they feel: whether they perceive something to be hot or cold.

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16 July 2019

Dubai property developer Damac completes acquisition of Roberto Cavalli

Damac is well-positioned to develop the brand’s licensing operations, which currently accounts for one-third of revenue.

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