SPECIAL REPORT

What is Luxury?

by PORTFOLIO Editorial Team
11 May 2018

6 successful professionals give us their definition of the word luxury and what it means to them

Elite brands no longer signify luxury like they used to; in fact, most of them have acceded to demands for individual experience, and therefore individualized definition of luxury. The definition pretty much rests on individual tastes, with commonalities such as uniqueness, simplicity, and quality.   

  • MR. GERARD J INZERILLO, CEO, FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
  • MS. AMELIA ABDULLAHSANI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AMELIORATE INTERNATIONAL 
  • MR. MATTHEW SHANG, PRINCIPAL, HASSELL
  • MR. GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT, FOUNDER, ART PORTERS
  • MS. MARGIE WARRELL, INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR
  • MR. NATHAN YONG, FOUNDER, NATHAN YONG DESIGN

Mr. Gerard J Inzerillo, CEO, Forbes Travel Guide

"Luxury travel means excellent service. Countless properties have beautiful rooms, grand lobbies and impressive facilities, but what transforms them into luxury hotels is service that’s warm, genuine and anticipatory. These acts of hospitality cannot be isolated occurrences—the staff must work cohesively to make you feel special at every turn."

 

  • MR. GERARD J INZERILLO, CEO, FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
  • MS. AMELIA ABDULLAHSANI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AMELIORATE INTERNATIONAL 
  • MR. MATTHEW SHANG, PRINCIPAL, HASSELL
  • MR. GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT, FOUNDER, ART PORTERS
  • MS. MARGIE WARRELL, INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR
  • MR. NATHAN YONG, FOUNDER, NATHAN YONG DESIGN

Ms. Amelia Abdullahsani, Managing Director, Ameliorate International 

"Freedom is luxury. Financial, psychological, and physical freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want. Not being tethered to any one place, product, or person is the ultimate freedom." 

 

  • MR. GERARD J INZERILLO, CEO, FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
  • MS. AMELIA ABDULLAHSANI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AMELIORATE INTERNATIONAL 
  • MR. MATTHEW SHANG, PRINCIPAL, HASSELL
  • MR. GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT, FOUNDER, ART PORTERS
  • MS. MARGIE WARRELL, INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR
  • MR. NATHAN YONG, FOUNDER, NATHAN YONG DESIGN

Mr. Matthew Shang, Principal, Hassell

"In this moment, I consider luxury to be as simple as one week of choice and experiences. You could consider having an extensive catalog of memories of extraordinary events to be the greatest of treasures."

 

  • MR. GERARD J INZERILLO, CEO, FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
  • MS. AMELIA ABDULLAHSANI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AMELIORATE INTERNATIONAL 
  • MR. MATTHEW SHANG, PRINCIPAL, HASSELL
  • MR. GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT, FOUNDER, ART PORTERS
  • MS. MARGIE WARRELL, INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR
  • MR. NATHAN YONG, FOUNDER, NATHAN YONG DESIGN

Mr. Guillaume Levy-Lambert, Founder, Art Porters

"Luxury is at every moment feeling the magic of the universe, being in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing for the right reasons."

 

  • MR. GERARD J INZERILLO, CEO, FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
  • MS. AMELIA ABDULLAHSANI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AMELIORATE INTERNATIONAL 
  • MR. MATTHEW SHANG, PRINCIPAL, HASSELL
  • MR. GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT, FOUNDER, ART PORTERS
  • MS. MARGIE WARRELL, INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR
  • MR. NATHAN YONG, FOUNDER, NATHAN YONG DESIGN

Ms. Margie Warrell, International Speaker & Bestselling Author

"Simple elegance that creates space to unwind, enjoy, connect and celebrate. No pretention. No cluttering bells and whistles. Just thoughtful service and beautiful design."

  • MR. GERARD J INZERILLO, CEO, FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE
  • MS. AMELIA ABDULLAHSANI, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AMELIORATE INTERNATIONAL 
  • MR. MATTHEW SHANG, PRINCIPAL, HASSELL
  • MR. GUILLAUME LEVY-LAMBERT, FOUNDER, ART PORTERS
  • MS. MARGIE WARRELL, INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR
  • MR. NATHAN YONG, FOUNDER, NATHAN YONG DESIGN

Mr. Nathan Yong, Founder, Nathan Yong Design

"Luxury is the appreciation of life made visible."