“I buff a watch, replace the leather straps, and give you a warranty card in a new box. How would you know?”
The new Indian millionaire is savvier, less in thrall of big brands and more dictated by his design sensibility, his utilitarian needs, and a heady and often quirky mix of styles. He can leave you, and marketers, guessing.
It’s not everyday that a luxury train earns itself the right to be christened the Maharajas’ Express.
Only five out of 50 luxury Indian hotels passed the quality audit of acclaimed hospitality association Relais & Châteaux. Announcing the India launch of Relais & Châteaux, Jaume Tapies, international president, and Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, CEO, spoke to Open on why India is uppermost on their minds.