After Samsonite (the world’s largest luggage company) announced it would acquire TUMI in March 2016 for the sum of $1.8billion, it was clear that luggage was on the cusp of a new frontier. Aligning the everyman’s travel brand with luxury player TUMI would mean a change to travel norms. In September 2016, Victor Sanz was appointed Creative Director of TUMI and the shift was palpable.
With a background in art and design, Victor has refined TUMI’s aesthetic by focusing on the modern travellers’ needs and expectations. Jetting from the brand’s New Jersey headquarters to far-flung destinations, there’s no better man to flag the best hotels worldwide. Whether travelling for business, pleasure or a little of both, be sure to keep Victor’s hotel edit close at hand.
Il San Pietro di Positano on the Amalfi Coast. It’s one of the best places to disconnect, relax, and recharge.
The Aman hotel in Tokyo – it’s a beautiful space with world-class amenities.
Hotel Puerta America Madrid – it’s all about the aesthetic, all the time.
The W Hotel is always a party.
Yes, we usually ski in Vail in Colorado where we prefer to rent a house rather than stay in a hotel. It’s easier to hang out with family and friends that way.
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach because it’s easy to take your workout to the beach and they offer daily classes.
The Nomad Hotel NYC has a rotating seasonal menu which is always fantastic.
Again, it would have to be the Nomad – it’s easy to get to and there’s always a great vibe inside.
It all depends on what the purpose of the trip is. For business, it’s best to be in the centre of the city but on holiday, I love to be out in the countryside or on the beach.