H&M brought on renowned director Matt Piedmont to helm its six-episode holiday miniseries, which sees a star cast revel in the joys of the season at the fictional Hotel Mauritz, a nod to the Hennes & Mauritz brand name.
Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli has signed a partnership agreement with provide the interior design for at least five luxury hotels, in a bid to expand into lifestyle categories and find new sources of revenue.
Alibaba Group plans to merge its food delivery units and raise funds for the combined business, intensifying a battle with Tencent-backed Meituan Dianping for dominance of China's booming on-demand services market.
Abercrombie & Fitch has entered into a global partnership with Sbe, the lifestyle and hospitality company behind nightclubs, hotels and restaurants such as SLS Hotels, Mondrian, Umami Burger and Doheny Room Skybar.
Shanghai has a new luxury address, with the opening of Bulgari Hotel Shanghai. Set on the riverbank not far from the city's famous waterfront The Bund, Bulgari Hotel Shanghai is a 48-floor tower that features 82 rooms.