There's Life in Luxury as Brands Keep Cool

By European Ceo Magazine, PRNE
Thursday, November 18, 2010

LONDON, November 19, 2010 - When a country hits an economic depression its citizens will usually take
a look at their outgoing expenditures and cut down on luxuries. What is
surprising is the resolution of the European luxury markets over the past
year. What has been made clear is that if a brand maintains a high level of
service in providing excellence in originality and design, customers are
happy to pay the same price they always have.

This is why the judging panel at European CEO has decided to investigate
which luxury brands have really excelled during the downturn; turning it into
an opportunity to improve their service and cement their corporate gusto in
the minds of the consumer. In an industry that relies on hard-won quality and
is built on long-term loyalty we explored an array of different arenas from
staple industries such as automotive and travel, to the new and unique such
as corporate gifts and incentives.

Full media coverage of the Corporate Lifestyle Awards 2010 can be found
in the December - January edition of European CEO which is now available in
all good newsagents.

    Best Luxury Yacht Company - Sunseeker International

    Best Corporate Aviation Company - Execujet

    Best Business Jet Manufacturer - Gulf Stream

    Best Executive Car - Jaguar XF

    Best Corporate Jet & Super Yacht Finance Provider - Barclays

    Best Luxury Resort - Out of the Blue Capsis Resorts

    Best New Luxury Development - Island Outpost Jamaica

    Best Luxury Travel Specialist - Abercrombie and Kent

    Best Luxury Hotels - Kempinski

    Best Business Hotels - Radisson Blu

    Best Spa - Willow Stream at the Fairmont Monte Carlo

    Best Golf Resort - Zimbali

    Best Golf Manufacturer - Callaway

    Best Matchmaker - Kelleher International

    Best Tailors - Brioni

    Best Shoemaker - TODS

    Best Jewellery Manufacturer - Avakian

    Best Luxury Watchmaker - Montblanc

    Best Corporate Incentive - Star Clippers

    Best Corporate Gifts - Harrods

    Best Home Cinema - Sony 3D

    Best Audio Manufacturer - Steinway Lyngdorf

    Best Champagne - Krug

    Best Spirit Manufacturer - Grey Goose

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