June 24, 2013 - The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), announces today a partnership with One Kings Lane, the leading online destination for home. The partnership will include limited-time online sales, exclusive preview dinners and a road trip hotel package celebrating the hidden treasures of America’s favorite destinations. This partnership, the first of its kind, underpins the core values of both brands, creating signature experiences for their guests and customers.
“One Kings Lane customers, much like our guests, have an insatiable appetite to travel, explore and discover,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and W Hotels Worldwide. “This partnership strikes the perfect balance between our position as the destination authority and The Luxury Collection’s role in enabling travelers to express themselves through the things they find most interesting: art, design and home décor.”
“One Kings Lane frequently offers our customers great finds from around the world through specially curated shopping trips. The Luxury Collection brand, through our road trip together, has helped us expand this tradition by highlighting truly unique brands and antique dealers on the West Coast,” said Doug Mack, Chief Executive Officer of One Kings Lane.
As travelers hit the road to celebrate the grand tradition of the Summer Road Trip, The Luxury Collection and One Kings Lane have created a limited-edition package, offering guests the opportunity to experience an expertly curated journey based on their passions: food & wine, speed & sport or art & design.
Book a minimum of two nights at any of 12 The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts in North America – from the Equinox in Vermont to The Chatwal in New York, or from the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills to The Palace Hotel in San Francisco – and allow the brand’s signature concierge service as well as One Kings Lane local experts to customize your road trip. The concierge will also assist in booking the perfect rental car – whether it is a vintage convertible for two or a luxurious SUV for the whole family – as well as tracking down maps, programming GPS and mapping picturesque stops along your journey.
Guests booking the package will also receive a USD $200 gift card to use with One Kings Lane, whose curated online sales feature local vintage haunts and undiscovered market gems, which you may have come across or missed on your road trip.
Limited-Edition Curated Sales
One Kings Lane will host two limited-time sales inspired by their designers’ road trip along the west coast with The Luxury Collection brand. The sales will give special access to handpicked and one-of-a-kind furniture, textiles and design accents from San Diego to Los Angeles and from San Francisco to Portland, creating a vast and eclectic mix.
The first sale will launch July 2nd. The second sale will launch July 9th. Both sales will start at 11am EST at www.onekingslane.com and last 72 hours.
Preview Supper Series
In conjunction with the curated sales, The Luxury Collection with One Kings Lane will host a series of dinners where, for the first time, guests will have access to preview and shop items from the road trip inspired sales, which will officially debut on One Kings Lane on July 2nd and July 9th. Styled by One Kings Lane design visionaries, the supper series will take place the week of June 24th at the US Grant in San Diego, The Palace Hotel in San Francisco and The Nines in Portland. The public is encouraged to ’like’ The Luxury Collection and One Kings Lane on Facebook for a chance to win a seat at the exclusive dinners.
The partnership reinforces The Luxury Collection brand’s mantra, “Life is a Collection of Experiences, Let Us Be Your Guide,” and with One Kings Lane, aims to inspire global explorers to discover or rediscover destinations throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com/roadtrips.
About The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection® is an ensemble of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection brand offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent decor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA brand as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 85 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning properties that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class while celebrating each hotel's distinctive heritage and unique character. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world's finest. For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com
About One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane is the leading online destination for the home that brings members exceptional value on a spectacular collection of top-brand, vintage and designer items. One Kings Lane works directly with leading home brands, antique and vintage dealers and designers to bring the very best products at exceptional prices to its members – every day of the week. One Kings Lane also partners with top designers, decorators and industry insiders to deliver content that inspires, enlightens and informs. Please visit www.onekingslane.com for more information.
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One Kings Lane
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