27 episodes

LUXURY VOICES is a podcast about the luxury world in Asia with a focus on the Greater China market. We converse about all layers and segments of luxury, from lifestyle, travel and hospitality trends. Your host, Joanne Tang Founder & CEO of Infinite Luxury Group, will interview key players of the luxury industry, from all corners of the globe, to talk about their initiatives and experiences in conquering the Asian luxury consumer. Discover how leading luxury executives handle this growing market where luxury spending is the highest in the world, and gain a wealth of knowledge to harness this ever promising luxury market.
LUXURY VOICES is a podcast curated by Infinite Luxury Group, a luxury Sales, Marketing, Communications specialist based in Asia. www.infiniteluxurygroup.com

Luxury Voices Joanne Tang

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LUXURY VOICES is a podcast about the luxury world in Asia with a focus on the Greater China market. We converse about all layers and segments of luxury, from lifestyle, travel and hospitality trends. Your host, Joanne Tang Founder & CEO of Infinite Luxury Group, will interview key players of the luxury industry, from all corners of the globe, to talk about their initiatives and experiences in conquering the Asian luxury consumer. Discover how leading luxury executives handle this growing market where luxury spending is the highest in the world, and gain a wealth of knowledge to harness this ever promising luxury market.
LUXURY VOICES is a podcast curated by Infinite Luxury Group, a luxury Sales, Marketing, Communications specialist based in Asia. www.infiniteluxurygroup.com

    Innovating to capture the luxury domestic market in China’s capital city, with Brian Tong, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria, Beijing

    Innovating to capture the luxury domestic market in China’s capital city, with Brian Tong, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria, Beijing

    Our Luxury Voice joining us today is Brian Tong, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
    Brian brings over 20 years of experience before joining Waldorf Astoria Beijing. His previous tenures were with the Marriott and Starwood brands throughout Asia and he has held different roles and positions in New York, Hong Kong, Taipei, Xiamen and Macau where he has gained a significant amount of important and vital experience.
    Opened in 2014, Waldorf Astoria Beijing marks the second Waldorf Astoria hotel in China and the brand’s continued international expansion. Standing as a dramatic bronze building, the hotel is a landmark in the heart of the Wangfujing district, and an icon where time transcends through the rich Chinese tradition to today’s sophisticated affluent lifestyle. In this episode, Joanne finds out from Brian how he is innovating to differentiate his hotel, attract a 100% domestic market and please an ever-demanding luxury guest in the heart of China’s capital city.

    • 22 min
    The growing influence of Asian luxury travellers, with Kathy Gallagher, CEO Asia Pacific, Quintessentially

    The growing influence of Asian luxury travellers, with Kathy Gallagher, CEO Asia Pacific, Quintessentially

    Our LUXURY VOICE today is Kathy Gallagher, CEO, Asia Pacific at Quintessentially. Based out of Hong Kong, Kathy leads the regional business and is responsible for driving growth for the company, by working closely with Quintessentially members and corporate clients to help them tackle some of their most complex business challenges. She is part of Quintessentially’s Global Executive Committee and provides input and direction on the region’s fastest growing trends.
    With over 60 offices across the globe, staffed 24/7/365 by a diverse team of 1500+ specialists who speak 35 languages, Quintessentially is the global authority on luxury lifestyle, offering private concierge services and unparalleled access, anywhere in the world. More than just a luxury concierge service, Quintessentially has built a 360-degree lifestyle offering dictated by the needs and wants of its members. In addition to providing bespoke access and day-to-day assistance, Quintessentially has teams in place to manage everything from travel to education to art to weddings to wine. These in-house experts help take care of every aspect of their members’ lives, ensuring they are engaged and experiencing the absolute best the world has to offer. In our conversation today, Joanne will discuss with Kathy the changing needs of Asian luxury travellers and the importance of the Asian region for Quintessentially and the growing influence of the Asian luxury consumer.

    • 39 min
    Curating travel stories to keep inspiring luxury Chinese explorers, with Shawn Ong, Chief Editor of Conde Nast Traveler China

    Curating travel stories to keep inspiring luxury Chinese explorers, with Shawn Ong, Chief Editor of Conde Nast Traveler China

    Our LUXURY VOICE today is Shawn Ong, the Chief Editor of Conde Nast Traveler China, one of the most recognized international travel publications, reaching passionate travelers and readers all over the country. Shawn brings a wealth of knowledge in public relations, marketing and branding. He moved from Malaysia to China in 2012 and is based in Beijing. Shawn was involved with the launch of Conde Nast Traveler China’s edition and is now responsible for the editorial team. In our conversation, I will speak to Shawn about his early days at Conde Nast Traveler China, challenges and opportunities during the pandemic, the interests of Conde Nast Traveler’s China travel club members’ and new future travel trends.

    • 29 min
    Fast forward to 2030 to act on the present challenges, with Christian Malcher, Design Hotels, Senior Vice President Commercial

    Fast forward to 2030 to act on the present challenges, with Christian Malcher, Design Hotels, Senior Vice President Commercial

    Our LUXURY VOICE joining us today is Christian Malcher, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Design Hotels. Since 1993, Design Hotels have been crafting a portfolio which today includes 300+ privately owned and operated hotels that reflect the vision of independent hoteliers—or “Originals”—with a passion for culturally-rooted hospitality and cutting-edge design and architecture. From the pioneering boutique hotels of New York, Paris, and London, to the rising stars of Shanghai, Mexico City, and Nairobi, to remote mountaintops, hidden beaches, and off-the-beaten-path escapes.
    Christian Malcher has been with Design Hotels since 2007. As Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, he oversees Global Sales & Reservations, Business Development and Revenue & Distribution Technology. Prior to joining Design Hotels Christian worked in various sales & marketing positions for international hotel chains and individual luxury hotels. In this episode, Joanne and Christian talk about the meaning of design in hospitality and what a group like Design Hotels has been doing during this crisis and their interesting research on the future travellers.

    • 51 min
    What will luxury mean for the luxury traveller in post COVID-19 world? Moderated by Joanne Tang, Founder & CEO, Infinite Luxury Group

    What will luxury mean for the luxury traveller in post COVID-19 world? Moderated by Joanne Tang, Founder & CEO, Infinite Luxury Group

    This episode is part 1 of a series of forums held during our ultra-luxury virtual travel show, Infinite Luxury Virtual Market, ILVM. Thought leaders were invited to debate about the luxury Asian travel market, share market insights and upcoming trends to look out for. This forum is moderated by Joanne Tang, Founder & CEO, Infinite Luxury Group
    PANELISTS:
    . Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, Paula Tannous, Commercial Director
    . Travel + Leisure South East Asia, Jeninne Lee-St. John, Editor
    . Ovolo Hotels, Joanne Sproule, Group Director of Sales – Asia
    . Journeys by Chance, Chance Xie, Founder

    In this episode, Joanne is surrounded by a panel of guest composed of hoteliers, media and bespoke travel designer. Joanne and her guest will discuss about the meaning of luxury in a post pandemic world. How the luxury travel industry will need to adapt to respond to the luxury traveller evolving needs and desires.
    Infinite Luxury Group is a leading communications and sales and marketing representation company for hotels, travel, wellness and luxury brands offering expert services in Asia, India and the Middle East with headquarters in Hong Kong and branches in the region key cities. It was established in 2010 to serve outstanding luxury companies wishing to have a presence in Asia to increase their market share and awareness.

    • 47 min
    Are remote travel destinations the future of luxury travel? Moderated by Joanne Tang, Founder & CEO, Infinite Luxury Group

    Are remote travel destinations the future of luxury travel? Moderated by Joanne Tang, Founder & CEO, Infinite Luxury Group

    This episode is part 3 of a series of forums held during our ultra-luxury virtual travel show, Infinite Luxury Virtual Market, ILVM. Thought leaders were invited to debate about the luxury Asian travel market, share market insights and upcoming trends to look out for. This forum is moderated by Joanne Tang, Founder & CEO, Infinite Luxury Group
    PANELISTS:
    . A Travel Duet, Pritish Shah, Founder & CEO
    . Quark Expeditions, Jarrod Zurvas, Regional Sales Director, Asia Pacific
    . Zhixing Lux, Lucy Liang, Co-Founder
    . Gangtey Lodge Bhutan, Khin Omar Win, Co-Founder

    In this episode, Joanne is joined with a very diverse panel of guest, each focused on very unique and out of the beaten path destination and experiences as high as the mountains of Bhutan and expeditions to Antarctica. Find out what “remote” will mean to the luxury traveller and why it may be the new ultra-luxury.
    Infinite Luxury Group is a leading communications and sales and marketing representation company for hotels, travel, wellness and luxury brands offering expert services in Asia, India and the Middle East with headquarters in Hong Kong and branches in the region key cities. It was established in 2010 to serve outstanding luxury companies wishing to have a presence in Asia to increase their market share and awareness.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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Shooploopa ,

Great perspective in the market!

Really great to get the top of the top expert opinion on the luxury market and ideas. It was an instant addition to my weekly podcast list. Really a great find!

Sarah 🍷 ,

Insightful!

Being in the luxury industry in Asia, this is such a comprehensive podcast.

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