MILAN — Despite the economy and the travel industry’s recent doldrums, a number of designer houses and luxury brands are forging ahead with their hotel businesses. Fashion executives see the opportunity as means for brand extension, as well as a way to promote their home lines to worldly consumers.
Late last week alone, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton revealed it will open two more Cheval Blanc hotels as part of a new division called LVMH Hotel Management. The two hotels, in Oman and Aswan, Egypt, won’t be owned by LVMH, but it will collect management fees.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"