Luxury is no longer a privilege of the high-net-worth individuals. It is now accessible to all. This has become possible because the essence of luxury has changed: from something based upon materialism and conspicuous and hedonic consumption to one that embraces enrichment and experiences for the consumers. This evolution creates challenges for luxury brands and for the managers of luxury brands. This book is a collection of innovative research that focuses on the conception and marketing of luxury as an experience and explores more integrative and comprehensive approaches to modeling and understanding the consumer-brand relationship with luxury brands and their sustainability in a global and multicultural world.
Kalini Loke is a lecturer, where she teaches hotel management. She has received the many award from the Counsel of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators. She is the author of four books and numerous articles, and is the editor of several publications.