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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2 August 2021


Most spas are created equal. Exceptionally, the Cottonmill Private Members’ spa at Hertfordshire hotel, Sopwell House, was designed to be rather less equal than others.

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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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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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13 February 2019

IHG Buys Six Senses as New Niche Atop Luxury Portfolio

After standing pat for much of the consolidation wave, following its late-2014 buy of Kimpton, InterContinental Hotels Group has acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, which becomes IHG’s second recent luxury acquisition after Regent.

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24 October 2018

The Rise of The Hotel Super Suite

Take a look inside the new crop of luxury penthouses catering to the mega wealthy.

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