The 2018 Luxury Briefing Awards took place on 5th November hosted at The Savoy, London. Over 350 guests and Luxury Briefing subscribers were in attendance on the night, as well as a host of noteworthy representatives from luxury brands. The headline partners were Attilus Caviar, Rémy Martin, The Savoy and Swarovski.
Hundreds of votes were cast by Luxury Briefing subscribers and counted across the 11 categories. They were then compiled to create a definitive list of nominations before the winners were hand-picked by the judges – a panel of industry experts during a day of evaluation and discussion.
An additional four awards were presented by Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman of Luxury Briefing, which were chosen independently of the judging panel by our board of directors and editorial team. The eight judges, all notable thought leaders from across the luxury industry, included: Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman of Luxury Briefing; Arnaud Champenois, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand, Belmond; Alistair Crane, Co-founder and CEO, Hero; Melanie Grant, Luxury Editor, 1843 Magazine, The Economist; Renée Kuo, Managing Director, Debrett’s; Kaito Kurosaki, Chief Operations Officer, Luxurynsight; Michael Wainwright, Managing Director, Boodles and Sebastian Conran, Founder, Sebastian Conran Associates.
The ceremony held at The Savoy was attended by over 350 notable guests, and was sponsored by: Africology, Cence, Creed, Hero, Ivar, Jetfly, Lucia Magnani, Luxurynsight, Perrier-Joüet, Prestat, Seabourn, Six Senses Residences Courchevel, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Tom Davies. The ceremony was hosted by Chair of Luxury Briefing Awards Judging Panel, Charlotte Metcalf, and screenwriter and BBC Four panelist, Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Entertainment was provided by the cabaret duo, Kit & McConnel.
Top executives from leading luxury brands were present to present the awards, including: Antoine de Labouchere, Brand Manager, Rémy Martin; Adam Levene, Co-founder & CEO, Hero; Patrick Riegler, CEO Cence; Lucia Magnani, Founder Lucia Maganani; Pavel Akulinin, Sales Director, Attilus Caviar; Nicky Valentine, Sales & Marketing Director, Creed; Thea Incledon, Creative Manager, Sorores; Lynn Narraway, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Seabourn Jean-François Ferret, CEO Small Luxury Hotels of the World; Tom Davies, Founder and CEO, TD by Tom Davies; Jonathan Clough, UK Sales & Marketing Director, Jetfly.