Hospitality comes naturally to the heir of the luxury Lalit group of hotels, but Keshav Suri has added his own brand of ambition to the fast-growing chain.
His mother started a premium Ayurvedic beauty brand, he made it an icon for Indian luxury. For Samrath Bedi, there’s no other place for Forest Essentials than the top.
Marketing to Indian audiences has always been a challenge for foreign brands entering the country. While some modify their strategies for local audiences, most stick to their global marketing strategy for the Indian audience as well. Interestingly, they all use English for communication in India.
When it comes to destination weddings, Sushil Wadhwa of Platinum World Weddings has been there, done that, all over the world.
These couple and bridal therapies in some of the world’s most exquisite spa resorts will increase your health and well-being quotient, and add a dash of romance at the same time.
Ghosh found herself once again behind the lens at the much-talked-about US$ 9 million wedding of Houston-based industrialist Pankaj Malani, 34, and Avnie Patel, 29, in Las Vegas. Malani, who is an avid poker player and frequents Vegas very often, always wanted to have his wedding at the iconic Bellagio there.
Born in Perthshire in the Highlands of Scotland, Ian Millar started off as an engineer in the British Army before a temporary job in a Scottish distillery set the tone of his professional journey over the next four decades. Now the global brand ambassador for the 126-year old premium spirits company William Grant & Sons Ltd (WGS), he has his eyes firmly set on bringing the flavour and fascination of single malts to emerging markets around the world, especially India.
After dressing up brides for D-day and fashionistas for red-carpet events, top Indian fashion designers are now getting into another kind of long-term commitment—by plunging merrily into wedding design.
When Sanjana Chauhan, former head of marketing for DLF Emporio, left her job to move with her husband to New York, some of the brands she’d worked with suggested she continue working with them as a consultant for their India operations. And that’s how LuxuryNext, a consultancy service for international luxury brands looking to set up shop in India and vice versa, was born.
Five generations on, the Jansen family in Sweden have continued to master their craft, added decades of research, bettered their production methods to such an extent that they can now claim to be the world’s most superior beds. Ever.
Whilst the single-malt community in India is still a relatively niche segment, there has no doubt been significant growth in certain categories. The consumer has, in fact, changed so much that Scottish single-malt distillery Glenmorangie, owned by world luxury giant LVMH, recently set up the India chapter of their elite Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) in Mumbai and Pune.
When you’ve got it all, it is time that becomes a luxury. And in a delightful contrast to the stereotype of cigar-toting businessmen in old Hollywood movies dismissing wannabes with, “Time is money, honey”, the scenario today is brilliantly ironic: Those with money spending barrels to buy someone else’s time.
Luxury retailers have long known that an experience scores higher in EQ and recall value than just a product, and so they’ve created entire universes around their offerings.
While Nicolas de Barry may have been born in the French capital, he believes he was reborn into perfumery in Brazil. The former diplomat – he served as cultural attaché in Africa and South America – put down the envoy’s hat at the age of 40 and took a year off in Brazil to decide what to do next.