Lorre White celebrates most luxury hotel in Florence, Italy

Visitors to Florence don’t usually see its true architectural legacy as they wander the cobbled streets. That’s because so much of the city’s artistry and opulence remain discrete; tucked-away like long-held secrets behind unadorned walls of stucco and stone. Even a treasure like the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze blends so faultlessly with adjacent structures that you might walk right past without even noticing it. Only upon entering the soaring frescoed courtyard do you realize you’ve arrived … [Read more...]

Hungary – your gate to EU Citizenship, Lorre White

Hungary – your gate to EU Citizenship   Tired of visas? Want to live in heart of Europe, surrounded with centuries of culture and heritage? Become resident of EU through participation in Investor Resident Bond Program in Hungary. First step is to registar with an authorized agent, buy €250,000 worth of 5 year maturity state backed bonds and become resident of Hungary and EU! Hungary can offer many advantages to those who wish to be its residents: Located in the heart of Europe, … [Read more...]

Cheval Blanc Resort Courchevel opens Dec13, Lorre White

Cheval Blanc Resort Courchevel opens Dec 13 ~ a wealth of novelties Luxury resort hotel in the upscale ski resort of Courchevel Cheval Blanc (LVMH) opens its doors for the 2013-2014 ski season on 13 December 2013 with a host of new experiences – a collection of new treats and surprises for guests. This year, these include: pre-ski training – the cheval blanc spa offers daily personal training sessions to strengthen the cardio-vascular system, hamstrings, quads and tendons, pre-ski / ski … [Read more...]

Swiss watch industry @ Credit Suisse Reports

Credit Suisse has recently published a major study on the Swiss watches industry. The main topics include: the importance and upsurge of the sector, industrial concentration and distribution, the weight of China and emerging countries. The Credit Suisse report highlights that the watch industry is an economic driving force for Switzerland. Between 2010 and 2012, it recorded an average growth of exports of 17% per year, far ahead of other industries. In 2012, the volume of its sales abroad … [Read more...]

Brazil’s Next Generation of Wealth, Lorre White

As Brazil enters the global spotlight with the World Cup and Olympics on the horizon, an increasing number of luxury brands are looking at opportunities within the market. Brazil is the largest economy in South America and the eighth biggest economy globally. Following the 2009 recession, consumer and investor confidence revived and GDP growth reached 7.5% in 2010 – the highest growth rate in the past 25 years. The country has a tightly regulated, domestically focused, cash-rich economy, … [Read more...]

Lorre White, ‘an in-depth analysis of the evolution of HNWI in Brazil’

An in-depth analysis of the evolution of HNWI in Brazil Fendi store Sao Paulo, Brazil Ledbury Research has released three new reports which explore the spending habits and trends of high net worth individuals in Brazil, and present a detailed analysis of opportunities, trends, and challenges for organizations involved with wealth management, retail, and services. A new generation of young entrepreneurs are leading Brazil’s wealth revolution. In the latest release of its Wealth Segment … [Read more...]

Google, Facebook challenge global banks, Lorre White

“The competitors of tomorrow will not be large scale banks, they will concentrate on the single aspects of retail banking – it is akin to guerilla warfare,” Farhad Irani, the head of retail banking at Middle Eastern Bank Mashreq, the largest private bank in the UAE, said. Photo: Reuters SHAUN DRUMMOND The chief threats to global banks’ business model come from internet giants like Google and Facebook seeking to capture customer transaction data, and telcos moving into the payments space, … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates Africa’s Top 10 luxury city breaks!

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an often overlooked aspect to this wonderful continent. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Overlooking the inviting waters of the … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates the 5 most expensive sleeps on the planet!

5 of the most expensive places to stay in the world Have you ever wondered where the world’s most affluent people stay when they go on vacation? It’s no secret that an unlimited budget can take you anywhere in the world, but what are some of the world’s most exclusive accommodations? The following are 5 of the most luxurious places to stay in the world: Villa Bellissima VI, Tuscany Price: $19,570 per night This 800- year old farming village sits on a rural … [Read more...]

Lorre White: The Leading Hotels of the World, travelers celebrate Authentic Yoga

Everyone needs to find healthy ways to relax, release and regenerate, and The Leading Hotels of the World offers unique yoga experiences to help harried travelers achieve serenity. Here are just a few. At Grand Hotel Heiligendamm on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast, guests experience authentic yoga from the Himalayas with yoga master Sanjay Vyas. Qualified in yoga meditation and Ayurvedic treatment as well as in Thai massage, he comes from Rishikesh, the birthplace of Himalayan yoga. To help … [Read more...]

Hong Kong and India lead in growth of wealthy population, Lorre White

According to the World Wealth Report 2013, released by Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management, the investable wealth of the world’s high net worth individuals (HNWIs) rebounded in 2012, growing by 10 per cent to reach a record high of $46.2 trillion, after declining 1.7 per cent in 2011. As many as one million individuals joined the global HNWI population, which reached 12 million, reflecting an increase of 9.2 per cent. In 2012 North America’s population of 3.73 million HNWIs surpassed the … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates more ‘Women Traveling Solo’

The number of females traveling alone, for both business and leisure travel, is on the rise according to recent figures released from Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH). With over 520 hotels in more than 70 countries, the company is reporting interesting trends in sole occupancy across its diverse portfolio. Between 2011 and 2012, SLH saw growth in single occupancy travel across the board in terms of both revenue and number of room nights, with the number of sole occupancy room nights … [Read more...]

Lorre White, Road to Riches: Tracking the Journey of Global Superwealthy

Road to Riches: Tracking the Journey of the Global Superwealthy How Rich is Rich? While nearly 1 in 2 people on this planet have a net worth of less than $10,000, a select few are worth more than a million dollars. And an even more select group is worth a billion or more. The editors at Best Value Schools decided to research the topic of: Composition of net worth around the world - >$1 million - 29,000,000 - $100,000-$1 million - 344,000,000 - $10,000-$100,000 - 1,035,000,000 - … [Read more...]

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