26 August 2022

Maverick Hospitality

Having worked together as colleagues and collaborators for more than 20 years, Kingham Leigh formalises a marriage between the consulting expertise of Piers Schmidt and the senior corporate experience of Ian R Douglas.

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2 August 2022

Brand Extension

Luxury Branding is experienced at translating consumer brands into the hospitality sector. Piers Schmidt was interviewed recently by Laura Powell for her piece on consumer brand extension for Hospitality Insights.

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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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13 June 2022

Villa Vamos

Luxury Branding was engaged by Villa Hotels & Resorts to design and lead a five-day Discovery Expedition in Cape Town, South Africa. Its purpose to inspire 30 leaders from the company towards a brand-led transformation from Good to Great.

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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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18 October 2021

Luxury Branded Residences

Luxury branded residences have become something of a staple in big budget developments and now they are not just for hotel brands. Plenty of high-end names have entered the fray with big, buzzy builds. Is this just the logical next step for brands who want a deeper connection with consumers?

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11 October 2021

Piers Schmidt introduces Alberghi Vini e Cultura at ITHIC 2021

At the third edition of the Italian Hospitality Investment Conference, held at the Palacongressi in Rimini, Italy, Piers Schmidt and Alexander Rae, Head of M&A for Beaumier, were interviewed on stage by Massimiliano Sarti of Travel Quotidiano, on the ‘Financing and Developing of Alternative Locations and Platforms’.

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23 September 2021

Luxury Hospitality Conference, Milan

Piers Schmidt joins an illustrious panel of (mainly) Italian five-star hoteliers at the Luxury Hospitality Conference in Milan.

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