on 18th February 2011 | 1 Comment »
Seoul’s Incheon Airport has been named the best in the world for the sixth straight year by the Airports Council International (ACI).
ACI announced the winners of its Airport Service Quality awards February 15, noting that Asia-Pacific airports made a clean sweep of the world’s best airports for customer service and “set the bar in service excellence.”
Seoul’s Incheon International held top spot for the sixth straight year, followed by Singapore Changi, Hong Kong International, Beijing Capital International and Shanghai Pudong International airports.
International hotel chain Carlson is to relaunch its loyalty club with new rewards and perks for guests.
The firm announced February 14 that Club Carlson will replace its old Goldpoints Plus program from March 31 as it aims to compete with similar programs such as InterContinental’s Priority Club and Hilton’s HHonors.
Members will be able to redeem their points at an expanded number of Carlson properties, which includes Radisson, Country Inns & Suites and Park Inn hotels, as well as 80 Club Med resorts for members that join in the US and Canada and Carlson Wagonlit vacations for US members.
Italian luxury car brand Lamborghini is set to unveil a flagship supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next month, according to reports from the US.
The top-end automaker, which makes some of the world’s most iconic performance cars, is planning to take the wraps off the Aventador at the show.
It will be the brand’s most powerful production model ever, boasting a 700 hp V12 engine which can manage 0 – 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, making it faster than its predecessor, the Murcielago.
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Designers Studio XAG have created a window installation in London for fashion designer Christian Louboutin, spelling out the brand name in bright neon lettering.
The window is furnished with a neon arrow and an array of backlit oversized perspex letters decorated with bulbs.
Ritz-Carlton has opened its latest hotel in the Canadian city of Toronto, adding another high-rise property to the city’s booming luxury market.
The 267-room property rises 53 storeys into the Toronto skyline, within walking distance of the city’s other landmarks such as the CN Tower, the Design Exchange and the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
It promises a minimum room size of 450 square feet (42 square meters), one of the largest in Toronto, although the enormous Ritz-Carlton Suite on the 20th floor is 2,415 square feet (nearly 200 square meters) and offers a view of Lake Ontario.
Infiniti has released the first pictures of the Etherea, the concept which it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Believed to hint at a future model aimed at younger buyers from the Nissan-owned luxury brand, Nissan says that the Etherea brings together elements of coupé, sedan hatchback and even crossover in one highly sculptural, near-mono volume form.
Infiniti currently lacks an entry-level model with direct appeal to the younger market such as the Lexus CT 200h or BMW 1-Series which have both proved popular, successfully widening the appeal of their top-end brands from a traditional audience.