Tencent Bets Big on Ctrip-Backed LvYue Hotel Group: Travel Startup Funding This Week

An image of the lobby of the 69-room Vyluk Hotel in Chongqing, China, which is run by LvYue, a hotel group that’s a strategic investment of Trip.com Group and that received a round of investment led by Tencent this week. Vyluk Hotel Skift Take: Is there anything that Trip.com Group (formerly Ctrip) won’t do? LvYue … [Read more…]

Helsinki for Wes Anderson fans

Helsinki tends to evoke little more than a cold, isolated, and boring Nordic outpost. But if you look a little deeper, a whimsical and slightly offbeat vibe come through in its aesthetic. The Finnish capital’s East-meets-West atmosphere (due to the nation having been part of Russia and Sweden through its history) complements its Finnish functionalism, … [Read more…]

Makeup Museum in New York City

The first-ever museum dedicated entirely to makeup is coming to New York City next year. The Makeup Museum will be centered on the history of beauty and its impact on society. The museum’s first exhibition, scheduled to open in May, 2020, will be an installation called “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America,” which will explore … [Read more…]