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The Luxury Collection Hotels’ Destination Guide Launch with Assouline!

An exclusive event was held on Thursday, April 29 at Del Posto in New York City to celebrate the partnership between some of the culinary w...


An exclusive event was held on Thursday, April 29 at Del Posto in New York City to celebrate the partnership between some of the culinary world’s greatest including: Mario Batali, Charlie Palmer, Jose Andres and The Luxury Collection Destination Guides published by Assouline.

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, an impressive ensemble of more than 70 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries, announced the launch of an exclusive series of limited-edition destination guides published by Assouline. The premiere issue of the Destination Guide will focus on Italy, the birthplace of The Luxury Collection and the country where seven Luxury Collection properties are currently located.

The guest list for this event was very impressive including Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Rosie Perez, Paul James, Estelle, Emily Mortimer, Krysten Ritter, Prosper and Martine Assouline, Greg Seider, Andrea Fazari, Emma Snowden-Jones, Peter Greenberg, Clint Mauro, Susan and Stephen Posen, Kate Schelter, David Gruning, Timo Weiland, Kristian Laliberte, Marlise Verhoeven, Evangelo Bousis, Danielle Levitt and many more.


Above: Alan Cumming being amazing as per usual.

I have to say that my absolute favorite guest at the event was Rosie Perez! I had a chance to briefly speak to Rosie before she left. I heard her say, "I gotta go" in her iconic voice and so I said to her that she looked wonderful. She then told me, "Thank you," and walked away. Now, I always tell my friends who I see and meet and often times they don't know who some of the people are, but when I told people I met Rosie Perez EVERYONE said the same thing: "Oh my God, I LOVE Her!"


Above: Rosie Perez and Estelle. This picture is pretty epic right?!

Del Posto was the perfect setting for this event. Their downstairs space is elegant yet spacious and matched the tone of the luxury brand. Guests sipped on delicious cocktails by Mixoligist Greg Seider and noshed on signature food by Chef Mario Batali.

OH EM GEE! Can we talk about the food and drink situation?! The food was beyond delicious. Each thing they presented during the event was so tasty! My favorite had to be the mini meatballs that were packed with flavor. It is probably the best food that I have ever eaten. The drinks were great as well! My favorite had to be the cocktail called "The Last Call". Superb!


Above: Jonathan Valdez and Sabrina Chapman

Congratulations to The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts on launching The Luxury Collection Destination Guides published by Assouline. Who doesn't need a little bit of lux in their lives?

Photographs courtesy of PatrickMcMullan.com
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  1. Some hostel have lockers or luggage rooms where you can store your backpack while you are out exploring during the day.

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