Archive for November 2012

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Air New Zealand Boeing unveils The Hobbit livery

This morning saw raised eyebrows among airline pilots at Heathrow when an Air New Zealand aircraft docked into place. Bearing imagery inspired by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey the Boeing 777-300 plane had flown in to to take the cast of the film to the global premiere in New Zealand. Sat Bal (25 Nov '12) Read more


The Great Scot Awards 2012

Tuesday 27th sees the return of The Great Scot Awards which celebrates the best in Scottish creativity, media and sport. The fundraiser will also auction seven lots including unseen work by renowned artist Jack Vettriano. Abigail Parkin (21 Nov  ’12). Read more


MTV Europe Music Awards, Frankfurt

Red Carpet is back from the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Frankfurt where Taylor Swift won three awards at the event which was hosted by Versace-clad Heidi Klum. Here’s a snapshot of the EMA with more to follow soon. Sat Bal 13 Nov ‘12) Read more


Olympic boost to luxury hotels

Hotel profits increased by 90% in the London full-service hotel market in the wake of the Olympics, according to last month's bulletin by international property consultant Savills and TRI Hospitality Consulting. Sat Bal spoke to London’s luxury sector hotels to assess their view. (12 Nov '12)

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Hong Kong, the luxury gap


Is Hong Kong still HYV-positive (Hermès Yohji Versace) wonders Sat Bal as Red Carpet  roamed Asia Pacific’s luxury landscape. We were aided on our quest by Mandarin Oriental hotel, The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, global production company Imagination and Sir David Tang’s China Club among others. Click the images at the end of this (5-part) piece to catch their take on how nouveau-riche and ancient superstition drive this extraordinary city.  (28 Nov '12)

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Heidi Klum EMA Press call


Red Carpet takes time out to chat with supermodel Heidi Klum about her role as presenter of the MTV EMA which airs live on Sunday 11 Nov from Frankfurt. We’ll be there on the red carpet to bring you all the artist and awards news. Sat Bal (2 Nov 12)

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