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Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts premieres short film capturing unexpected journey across America


Luca Guadagnino, Waris Ahluwalia, Tilda Swinton, Sandro Kopp and Agyness Deyn create a Cinematic Short Film inspired by The Luxury Collection’s mantra “Life is a Collection of Experiences. Let us be Your Guide.”

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels &

Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today premieres an original short film produced by the brand’s newest

Global Explorer Waris Ahluwalia, offering a glimpse into the hidden treasures of some of America’s

favorite destinations. Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Agyness Deyn, HERE aims to inspire global

travelers to explore and discover locales in a unique and authentic way. The film was shot at three of The

Luxury Collection’s most iconic properties across the United States – The Equinox Resort & Spa in Vermont,

The Phoenician Resort & Spa in Arizona and The Royal Hawaiian Resort in Hawaii – and will live on the

brand’s website atwww.luxurycollection.com/thefilmHERE beginning today.
“The Luxury Collection has always offered a gateway to the world’s most coveted destinations, and we

sought to showcase the distinctive character and indigenous charms of the brand’s diverse portfolio in

this original film,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels &

Resorts. “We are thrilled to premiere HERE with extremely talented filmmakers who share our insatiable

appetite to travel, explore and discover,” said Carlos Becil, Vice President Brand Management, North

As an impassioned traveler and Global Explorer, Waris conceived the project with Luca Guadagnino, Sandro

Kopp and Tilda Swinton. Agyness Deyn was cast as the muse, styled by costume designer Heidi Bivens,

embarking on a romantic and often mysterious coast to coast journey across the American landscape. The

brand’s mantra, “Life is a Collection of Experiences. Let Us Be Your Guide,” led the creative direction of

the film, which captures The British School of Falconry at The Equinox, the Mother of Pearl pool at The

Phoenician and the Royal Beach Tower at The Royal Hawaiian.
“I am honored to work with dear friends to create such a profoundly beautiful film that highlights the

American landscape and the unique indigenous experiences we seek as travelers,” says Waris. “The American

continent offers great diversity, great beauty and great adventure – the film captures this spirit through

The Luxury Collection’s exceptional destinations.”
HERE was produced by Waris Ahluwalia and Lucy Cooper through New York production house, ALLDAYEVERYDAY.

Jason Schwartzman of Coconut Records and Woody Jackson created the original score.
HERE premiered at an exclusive screening in New York on Tuesday, January 24 and now lives on the brand’s

websitewww.luxurycollection.com/thefilmHERE. Additionally, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Moments program

allowed SPG members to bid on for direct access to a private screening of HERE and a stay at The Chatwal,

a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York. Please visit www.spg.com/moments for more information. Join the

conversation on twitter at #HEREbyLC.
About The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection(R) 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

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

décor, 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

75 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



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