JCK Magazine is “The Industry Authority” in the jewelry and watch business. I am very pleased to announce that the Mandarin Oriental and I are mentioned together in the latest July-August 2015 issue.
We made the JCK 5, which highlights ways jewelery brands have enticed top tier travelers. We were number 4 out of 5 on the list which you can see in the above picture which states, “The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas debuted. a timepiece concierge service in 2013. Watch trade veteran Amit Dev Handa advises travelers on pieces and helps them acquire watches from 50 watch and 15 jewelry brands. Additionally, the hotel has hosted “Scotch and Watch” and “Wine and Watch” events, where guests sample special vintages and try on high-end watches in a relaxed setting.”
We were definitely in some incredible company including; 1. Mexico City-born sisters and Andre Neen designers Anette and Phoebe Stephens created a six-piece capsule collection exclusively for The Beverly Hills Hotel last year. Their rose quartz, alpaca, and brass handmade clutches, cuffs, necklaces and rings replicate the hotel’s pink wash walls and palm-frond wallpaper. 2. At the $25,000-per night Jewel Suite at the New York Palace hotel, designed by Beverly Hills jeweler Martin Katz, guests receive a complimentary diamond microband ring and private consultation with a Martin Katz rep. They also sleep close to a floating (permanent) Lucite tableau of $1.5 million in Katz jewels. 3. The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong serves a $1,400 afternoon tea for two from a vintage trunk that displays hundreds of karats of Graff diamonds, available to try on and buy. The Ritz Carlton, Dallas previously offered a Bulgari shopping package; each month, a Bulgari watch was randomly placed under the pillow of one lucky guest who signed up for the package. Last but not least at number 5 after the Mandarin Oriental and I, was Manhattan’s luxe boutique hotel, The Quin offers an in-room “provisions cabinet” selling high-ticket jewelry, handbags, and cufflinks from Bergdorf Goodman.
I am extremely grateful and proud of my incredible partnership with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Las Vegas. They don’t necessarily want to be the biggest but strive to be the best.
I would like to thank my Mandarin Oriental Hotel family for the opportunity and their incredible support to help me pioneer something completely unique as the worlds first Luxury Timepiece Concierge . I would also like to thank the JCK Magazine for including us in something so revolutionary within the luxury jewelry and watch industry.