Last night Mr V and I stepped off the London streets and emerged in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, all thanks to Abercrombie and Kent’s travel boutique. Show Girls greeted us, the tables tempted us and the highlight of the evening was the opportunity to win a luxury trip to Las Vegas.
On arrival we were welcomed Las Vegas style by two stunning Show girls and handed 200 Abercrombie and Kent Dollars to exchange at the tables for a bit of fun. Mr V lost his within a matter of moments and as I have no interest or understanding of Craps I gave my money over to Mr V who appeared to be doing pretty well, considering he never even rolled the dice! We mingled with the staff and other guest whilst admiring the features of the store. The store itself, when not filled with Las Vegas props is very minimalistic, the neutral tones of the decor create a sense of calm and serenity mixed with modern day gadgets, vintage trunks and oversized trunks that open into a workstation to finalise your vacation plans. Screens show images of exotic destination, whilst oversized maps can be used to help clients plan the perfect holiday. Downstairs you will find a travel clinic and products to prepare you for your trek if required and, if you prefer, there is a private area to relax in or visit the Sundowner Bar whilst one of the Travel Curators guides you through your requirements.
Abercrombie and Kent are hosting a trio of sensational events in their übercool City outlet in the coming few weeks. Winner of the prestigious ‘Innovation in Design’ award, Abercrombie and Kent’s new Cheapside store will be transformed for just one night at a time into a fantasy world beyond all recognition.
Last night (Thursday 28th February), the high octane buzz of Las Vegas was the hedonistic scene for blackjack, roulette, showgirls and red carpet treatment. Cocktails and canapés from STK, Vegas’s hottest steak house and an electric party atmosphere contributed to the decadence, whilst the highlight was a chance to win a 5 star weekend in Vegas. The lucky winner and a partner will fly Club Class to Vegas with British Airways, stay at the fabulous Wynn Las Vegas and enjoy a host of treats including a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.
Russell Meara of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority UK said, ‘Our collaboration is testament to the fact that modern day Vegas has evolved into a leading luxury destination. Travellers now also have a great choice of award winning hotels and a variety of premium cabin options to ensure they travel in style and arrive relaxed and ready to party in the entertainment capital of the world’.
Come March 12th, Peru is the theme, with the brilliant Martin Morales of Soho hit, Ceviche, at the helm. Singly regarded as having made Peruvian food sexy in London, his cooking demo will conjure up the passion and flavours of the cuisine whilst Ceviche cocktails and canapés will showcase the best the country has to offer. To cement the love affair with one of the world’s great travel destinations, consultants from Abercrombie and Kent’s Peru office will be on hand to answer any questions, as will representatives of Orient Express, whose luscious luxury hotels are found throughout the country.
And last but not least, the glamour and flamboyance of the sub-continent takes over on March 18th. A Maharaja’s palace is the backdrop for Bollywood dancers, Indian sitar players, exotic entertainment and mouth-watering southern Indian canapés. Vikram Madhok, Managing Director A&K India will be flying in especially to bring his vibrant, beloved country alive whilst representatives of Taj Hotels and Leela Hotels will be delighted to talk about their respective collections of breathtaking hotels.
Simon Lynch of A&K Retail commented, ‘This is our way of bringing the world and a taste of the travel experience to our clients here on Cheapside. It’s exciting, dynamic and the start of a calendar of events that will give those who join us the experience of a mini-holiday and an escape from reality right in the heart of the City’.
Simply Luxury Travel were guests of Abercrombie and Kent. For more information or to attend any of the future events visit Abercrombie and Kent, alternatively visit their Boutique located on Cheapside (Nearest tube station Bank Exit 8).