As always, we take their numbers with a grain of salt, but a new report by the Beijing-based World Luxury Association holds that Chinese consumers spent a relatively spare US$830 million on luxury items domestically from January 20 – February 20, a 53 percent drop from last year’s spending spree, but a whopping $8.5 billion overseas, an 18 percent increase year-on-year.
One of the Netherlands' prisons has been turned into a luxury hotel. The Daily Mail reports that the Het Arresthuis prison, which first opened in 1862, recently went through a large transformation.
DUBAI — The JW Marriott brand officially celebrates its newly opened landmark luxury hotel today in the Middle East — the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Acquiring the coveted title of World’s Tallest hotel from the Guinness Book of World Records, the 72-story property is the first JW Marriott Marquis outside of North America and the 59th addition to the brand’s global luxury portfolio.