The Destruction Company; member only!

The Destruction Company is a member only Fight Club-like organization that allows rich Americans to smash stuff to smithereens, using an arsenal of weapons.

Starwood launches ‘Richest Elite’ traveler benefits

International hotel chain Starwood has unveiled a major revamp of its Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program, targeting elite travelers with a host of new benefits. The chain, which operates Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Le Meridien and St Regis, says that it’s responding to the global uptick in travel to target the ‘sophisticated’ market, which it … Continued

The New Trump Card Privileges Program

Trump Hotels has announced a new loyalty program for its luxury-loving members, promising unique benefits to guests who hand over their Trump Card. The Trump Card Privilege Program was unveiled by the luxury chain January 25 as a way for Trump to compete with other brands such as Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont, which both offer their … Continued

SkyTeam Introduces SkyPriority For Top Customers

International airline alliance SkyTeam is to roll out a global premium service for its top-paying customers – based on a package offered by US airline Delta since 2010. The SkyPriority service will standardize the luxury travel experience for customers flying with SkyTeam members at over 1,000 airports around the world. The service includes specifically prioritized … Continued

Ferrari creates the world’s most exclusive car club

Ferrari plans to create one of the world’s most exclusive collector car clubs, according to reports. The brand is looking to create a new group of its most elite customers who will be offered the best opportunities to get their hands on limited-edition models. Ferrari plans to open it only to people who possess at … Continued

Heathrow’s VIP suites revealed for the first time

VIP suites which were previously the preserve of royalty, heads of state and visiting diplomats are now open to passengers at Heathrow for the first time. The Heathrow by Invitation (HBI) service offers exclusive VIP suites away from the gaze of the media and members of the public.

Starwood Preferred Guest points most valuable

Starwood’s Preferred Guest program has topped a list of the ‘best value’ reward programs from US website NextAdvisor. Preferred Guest, a loyalty program which rewards hotel guests for their stays in Starwood-operated brands such as W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien and St Regis, offered a worth of $0.021 per point when redeemed for a … Continued

Carlson launches new loyalty program

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 … Continued

Loyalty programs for independent hotels

Independent hotel loyalty program Voilà announced that it has landed in the US January 11, setting the scene for increased competition in a new market that allows guests to earn points for staying in non-chain hotels. Voilà, which allows consumers to earn loyalty points at some 250 independent four and five star hotels in Europe, … Continued

Beverly Hills Cigar Club champagne and cigar pairings

With New Year’s just around the corner, The Beverly Hills Cigar Club has compiled its Top 5 Champagne and Cigar Pairings: ideal combinations for ringing in 2011. BHCC’s pairings were formed by compiling a list of the highest rated champagnes, then selecting a top rated cigar that would complement the beverage. Selections for both ranged … Continued

InterContinental – Concierge Insider Guides iPad app

InterContinental has launched a new, content-rich iPad app which offers extensive information about destinations for travelers. The new app was designed to tap into the knowledge of its concierges, offering information on recommended restaurants, shops and nightspots, as well as other topics such as local culture and attractions in more than 120 destinations. Other features … Continued

CitationAir by Cessna rolls out Jet Access program

Fractional jet operator CitationAir by Cessna has launched a new initiative called Jet Access, which allows customers to fly without buying a share of an aircraft. Customers can fly on the company’s fleet of Citation XLS or Sovereign aircraft. The program allows customers with a 50 hours annual commitment all the benefits of fractional ownership, … Continued

Aston Martin Club Lounge in Singapore

The world’s first Aston Martin Club Lounge has just opened its doors. The club is located at The Prime Society in Singapore’s Dempsey Hill neighborhood. Created by Ingrid Prasatya, the lounge features custom-made tables crafted out of authentic Aston Martin wheel-rims as well as large-format prints of different car models. Specially mixed cocktails in martini … Continued

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II Joins Facebook

They are already regular users of Twitter and YouTube — but now Britain’s royal family is setting up its own page on Internet social networking site Facebook. The British Monarchy page features pictures, videos, news and speeches from Queen Elizabeth II and heir to the throne Prince Charles, plus his two sons Princes William and … Continued

The world’s best frequent traveler programs

The hotel loyalty program Marriott Rewards, which counts 33 million members, has swept an awards event honoring the world’s best frequent traveler schemes. It won the best hotel Program of the Year in both the Americas and in Europe, as well as a further nine awards, the most of any brand at the Frequent Traveler … Continued