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Longtime Hermes luxury group boss dies

Jean-Louis Dumas, who chaired the French luxury goods group Hermes for almost three decades until 2006, has died at the age of 72, his spokesman said on Sunday. He died on Saturday in Paris. Dumas took over in 1978 as head of the illustrious fashion and luxury house, which was founded by his family five [...]

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Jumeirah launches lifestyle brand VENU Hotels

Dubai hotel group Jumeirah is to launch a “contemporary lifestyle” brand globally later this year, the company announced April 28. The new brand, to be named VENU Hotels, will be launched later in 2010, with Jumeirah saying that it is in “advanced stages of negotiations” with developers about properties in the Middle East, Northern Africa, [...]

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US giant launches private-sale travel site

American Express has entered the private-sale travel market with a new website aimed at luxury travelers. The new Vacationist.com is an invitation-only website featuring private sales and exclusive rates to members only. The site launched on April 26 and is a partnership between Travel + Leisure magazine, an American Express publication, and Luxury Link, a [...]

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Lufthansa launches new First Class cabin

Lufthansa is to join British Airways and Air France in revamping its first class cabins ahead of the World Cup in May, according to Bloomberg. The new first class package will debut in May, ahead of the airline’s inaugural A380 flight to Johannesburg, carrying the German World Cup team. The new first and business class [...]

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Campari’s Art Label Collection

Continuing in its tradition of striking brand imagery, the oh-so Italian apertif, Campari, has launched three inspired reinterpretations of its label.

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Lexus’ latest hybrid concept is a bicycle!

The newest Lexus is certainly a hybrid but not the kind that you would except. The Hybrid Bicycle is a “design concept the captures the fundamental engineering and design values of the brand, but with two wheels rather than four.” Power comes from the pedal of the rider increased by help of the front wheel [...]

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