No one seems to know better the secrets of a destination than the local concierge – or, at least this is the aim of Certified Indigenous by The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). The hardcover book was realized in collaboration with Assouline, and is the third in its series. Its motto: “Life is a collection of experiences. Let us be your guide.”This book allows you to learn how Starwood concierges around the world explore their destinations, offering travel tips like a local.
In this edition, Hotel Goldener Hirsh concierge reveals where to find the Salzburger Mozartkugel that has been sold since 1890 in the Alter Markt at the heart of Old Town Salzburg. The concierge at Tambo del Inka, Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, tells of guests participating in an ancient ceremony to summon the gods with the smoke of a sacred fire. At Jakarta’s Keraton at The Plaza you find one of the city’s best-kept secrets: a village that preserves the indigenous Betawi culture through dance.
These are just three examples of outstanding experiences prepared for you in Certified Indigenous. Certified Indigenous will be displayed at The Luxury Collection Hotels around the world, and are exclusively for sale at Assouline boutiques. The book retails for USD $45.