Elvis Presley - Although he owned other aircraft, Elvis bought his own personal jet airliner, a former Delta Air Lines Convair CV880, in 1975 for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. He named it Lisa Marie after his daughter. Presley had the interior customized with 28 seats instead of the 110 seats with which the type was usually fitted in airline service.
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.