1 May 2023

Piers Schmidt in conversation with Skift’s Sean O’Neill

Piers Schmidt and Skift’s Sean O’Neill discuss the optimum size for a chain of ultra-luxury hotels in this highly competitive segment of the hospitality industry

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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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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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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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