The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts and Savvy Seasoned Travelers Celebrate Greece with the Launch of New Destination Guide Book Published by Assouline
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today unveiled the limited-edition Greece Destination Guide, which is part of a carefully-crafted set of beautifully bound books published by Assouline. The book is a passport to the brands impressive portfolio in Greece seven iconic hotels and resorts that span the countrymaking it The Luxury Collection brands third largest market behind only the United States and India. The launch of the Greece Destination Guide signifies the brands commitment to the region as a timeless and treasured destination among global explorers. One such global traveler, hailing from Hollywood royalty with a Greek heritage, is Zoe Cassavetes who will be featured as the guides guest contributor.
Starwood (HOT) currently operates 10 hotels in Greece and continues to strengthen its long-established position as one of the leading luxury hotel operators in the region. In recent years, the company has added new hotels under The Luxury Collection brand, including The Romanos, a resort of The Luxury Collection in Costa Navarino, Greece in 2010.
Greece remains one of the worlds most mesmerizing destinations, and we are thrilled to share this guide with our guests who we know have an insatiable appetite to travel, explore and discover, said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis® and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. That Greece is our third largest market globally is a clear indication that the countrys rich culture, distinctive heritage and indigenous treasures make it a must for the most discerning travelers.
The Greece Destination Guide is a visually stunning journey through the countrys most coveted destinations highlighting the recently-opened Romanos in Costa Navarino; the breathtaking Mystique and Vedema Resort in Santorini; Eloundas stylish Blue Palace Resort; and beautifully situated Santa Marina, Mykonos. Curated by noteworthy contributors, Chef Elias Mamalakis and Zoe Cassavetes, the guide features shopping and dining recommendations, cultural happenings and musings about hidden local favorites.
There is something very romantic about being in the present while being able to feel and see a time long past, said guest contributor Zoe Cassavetes. Greece is completely unique in that way.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has also enlisted discerning travelers from around the world including renowned author Francisca Matteoli, choreographer Blanca Li and photographer Ali Madhavi to share their most memorable travel experiences and what inspires them to explore Europe, for the next iteration of Travel Stories. The raw-cut, black and white video montage personifies the brands mantra, Life is a Collection of Experiences. Let us be your Guide, and will be available to view at www.luxurycollection.com/travelstories later this year.
The Luxury Collection Greece Destination Guide will be available in guestrooms around the world for six months. Additionally, the guide will be offered exclusively as a part of a complete set of six in a unique vintage-inspired gift box at Assouline Boutiques, www.theluxurycollection.com/assouline, and other major retail stores for USD $140. The Luxury Collection will be releasing the final limited-edition guide book, a Destination Guide celebrating South America, in Fall 2012.
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 offers a gateway to the worlds most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destinations indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Originated in 1906 as a collection of Europes most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 80 of the worlds 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 hotels distinctive heritage and unique character. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the worlds finest. For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com.
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Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012