Hotel Retail News :: A Louis Vuitton Store Inside a Marriott?
Hotels are slowly moving beyond the bar, nightclub and restaurant trend to add some hip retail spaces in their properties. Of course, this is nothing new as some hotels have been doing this already for a long time. But what is news is the report of a Louis Vuitton store opening inside the JW Marriott Bucharest Hotel.
The store will open in June and offer customers the standard LV leather goods as well as the opportunity to design their own travel trunk based on their "requirements and taste." Hmmm...Marriott we smell a package!
As for why LV would open in a Marriott, international senior VP for LV said :
"We looked on Calea Victoriei and on other boulevards in Bucharest but chose the Marriott because it is a visually safe and controlled environment, where you know who your neighbours are and do not risk having a sex shop open next door.
Word. Who else is selling what and where? Here's a short list:
· The Beverly Wilshire Hotel: The Pretty Woman hotel has added the fine jewelry brand Avakian to its retail presence. Oh if only Julia and Richard were there now. [WWD]
· The Plaza: The Plaza will get mobile phone store Vertu. [WWD]
· Waldorf-Astoria Collection Sarasota: The upcoming hotel just announced it will have a Guerlain spa and along with that a chance to purchase all the Guerlain goodies you are suckered into believing your skin will need.
· The Standard Hotel NYC: Ok, so the tentatively planned Barneys New York in the Meat Packing District isn't exactly located inside the new Standard, but it will be one block away. [Racked]