Sir Richard Branson launches Virgin Hotels

Sir Richard Branson has announced his Virgin Group plans to invest around £320 million on a string of new luxury hotels. A new website leads with the strapline: ‘Fancy getting into bed with Virgin’ and describes the project as ‘our next (ad)venture’. The site says that Virgin Hotels will be a four-star chain that [...]


The world’s best cruise ships

If you’re looking for a perfect cruise experience, your best bet is to choose a small or “boutique” liner. That’s the guidance from the most recent edition of the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships. It suggests that the 11 best cruise liners in the world are considerably smaller than the massive cruise [...]


Marc Jacobs Launches E-Commerce Site

Marc Jacobs has launched its first e-commerce site ( The new e-commerce site is playful, unique and innovative and brings the online storefront alive through a mix of whimsical illustration, photography and video. The look for Marc Jacob’s first e-commerce site was designed to go back to the roots of the Marc Jacobs brand, which [...]


Unlocking your hotel room with your smartphone?

InterContinental is to become the first chain in the industry to pilot technology that allows guests to open their guestroom with a smartphone. The group will roll out the technology, designed by OpenWays, to two US Holiday Inn properties, gathering feedback from the first guests to use the system. Travelers staying at the Holiday Inn [...]


MINI and Smart unveil Paris scooter concepts

German automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz have released details on the electric scooter concepts they plan to unveil at the Paris Motor Show next week. The scooters, which will be presented by BMW and Mercedes-Benz under the MINI and Smart brands respectively, are hints at the direction both companies could take with electric mobility in the [...]


Hood ornament problem leads to Bentley recall

The winged “B” hood ornament that adorns many of Bentley‘s famously luxurious cars has forced the company to issue an unusual recall. The British firm filed its recall with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after discovering a problem with the mechanism that ordinarily ensures the sleek adornment swiftly retract in a crash. [...]

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