How To Start A Luxury Hotel Group Explained – Forbes

Based in Hong Kong, Gordon Oldham is a UK-trained lawyer who has recently created his own hotel group. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts celebrate Oldham’s love of of design, life, nature, history, conservation, adventure and culture. Since launching, the group has rapidly expanded, with boutique locations now including Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Lisbon and Niseko, as well as a unique pop-up adventure camp in Mongolia. A keen adventure traveller, throughout his life and career, Oldham has ventured to some of Asia’s most remote and beautiful locations. It was through these experiences that he developed the idea for Pavilions.

1. The hotel industry/market is quite a saturated one – tell me what The Pavilions brings to the market that was not already available?

The experience. Luxury is not about how much money you spend, it’s about the experiences you have. That can mean something as simple as relaxing with your partner by your private pool in an ultra-comfortable and exclusive villa  in Phuket or as exotic as riding over the Mongolian Steppes on the trail of Genghis Khan at our new Pavilions Mongolia pop-up camp. You can rebalance the Universe with 200 Tibetan monks in Pavilions Himalayas or take it easy in a spacious nature-inspired luxury home in Niseko with snow-capped mountains as your backdrop. Like beauty, luxury is in the eye of the beholder and all our properties offer a distinct luxury of their own. The luxury of exclusive adventure.

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