Welcome to this week's Luxury Lowdown for April 18th. First off, we would like to wish all our readers a Happy Passover and Easter if you celebrate either Holiday. May all the best come to you and your families. This week we spend time covering the private jet industry on LUXURY FOCUS. We posted our 3000th article and the New York Auto Show kicked off and luxury car makers were out in full force displaying al their new technology.
This week on LUXURY FOCUS, we covered the booming, and we mean booming, private jet industry. Our last feature talks about speculation in the private jet market. The market exists because of the backlog of orders for private jets. If you happen to have an extra $65 million hanging around and you want a Gulfstream G650, you are still going to have to wait 3 years for your jet. Can't wait? You will have to pay someone for their recently delivered jet and they aren't letting them go for list price. Just ask F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. Happy flying!
Lovebirds looking for the ultimate secluded escape can holiday in their own cave villa at one Jamaican resort. Tucked into a limestone cliff face, the unusual accommodation at this luxury resort provides perfect sea views as well as a secret network of caves below the luxury cottages. Guests looking for a show-stopping meal can even have their dinner served up in the privacy of a candlelit cave so they can enjoy utter privacy.
Sixty-eight percent of luxury industry insiders believe digital marketing is not an effective method to reach ultra-high-net-worth individuals, according to a new report by Wealth-X. While social media accounts and content rich Web sites can bolster brand awareness, they do not lead directly to sales or client acquisition for the wealthiest clients. To reach these important clients, providing unique experiences to the right people is still the best approach.
With over 90 superyachts available for charter in destinations all around the globe, Fraser Yachts is the leading charter agency for luxury superyacht charters worldwide. This month Fraser Yachts has added two more impressive vessels to their fleet. M/Y AURELIA, a 37m Heesen built in 2011, is a unique luxury motor yacht with proven charter success and many fantastic references. M/Y AURELIA is an ideal choice for crewed charters around the French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Corsica and Monaco.
Predictably, the 2015 M4 Convertible is basically a standard M4 with a retractable metal roof. Hopefully engineers did more than just attack the coupe with a can opener and dump the pieces in the trunk. This car lets the sunshine in, and the rain fall on your head if you fold the roof down during a thunderstorm. Still, it’s got enough raw power to outrun unwanted precipitation.
Selected Jewels, a bespoke German jewelry making company, has created a line of custom key fobs for Mercedes-Benz. Appropriately named Golden Key, the units are hand crafted out of solid gold in inlaid with over 300 diamonds totaling 3.14 carats. The vision behind this project was to create a unique key fob that matches the luxury and craftsmanship of the car it starts.
WINGX Advance, a German-based data research and consultancy company, has released its March 2014 flight movement data, with analysis showing month-on-month increases of 22 per cent and year-on-year increases of 2.1 per cent. However, a cautionary note in the accompanying press release states that while business aircraft activity was up on the whole, movements by business jets, especially in the charter sector, were down.