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Posted: 18 Oct 2009 | 8:44 am
It's a natural accompaniment to the growing multi-million dollar pool villa market and now something akin to your own personal 'jeeves' is hitting the market. In Bali LUX2Asia recently launched its offering of a B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to customer) model. Be it a gourmet meal tendered by your own celebrity chef, personal airport arrival and departure fast tracks, private jet and helicopter service and 24/7 personal butlers. The group is currently working both on a private basis and upscale resorts including Bvlgari, St. Regis, Viceroy and The Bale.
Here in Phuket long time island personality Martin Carpenter established Phuket Concierge which provides bespoke services to villas while Jeanette Skelton with Luxury Events Phuket has focused on high end events, weddings and product launches. Other firms such as Shibumi and Peter Tkac at Chateau Sabai are focusing on servicing the needs of a select few in their own provide island enclaves.
With plans on the drawing board for a new airport expansion including improved terminal services for private jets; the upscale segment continues to buck the trend of cost efficient travel in today's market.
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While John Hardy and his Ubud Green School and Green Village have been at the groundswell of sustainable building materials, the area has sprouted other pioneering initiatives.
While we hope for the best that Phuket's new airport expansion will have some green focus, it's encouraging to view Singapore's Changi as setting a global standard.
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