A suitcase design inspired by luxury

By Journey to Greece on February 14, 2016

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts unveiled its first-ever collaboration with British luxury luggage brand Globe-Trotter: an exclusive, limited-edition suitcase collection.

Sofia Sanchez Luxury Collection Suitcase

Imagined by designer and creative director Sofia Sanchez de Betak, the collection is inspired by her recent summer vacation in Greece, where she experienced four destinations through the lens of The Luxury Collection brand’s indigenous hotels and resorts, including Santa Marina in Mykonos; The Romanos in Costa Navarino; Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens; and Vedema and Mystique in Santorini. The collection will be available for retail from April 4, 2016.

Sofia Sanchez Journey Greece

The four unique pieces of luggage include:

Santorini,’ inspired by Sofia’s stay at The Luxury Collection’s Vedema and Mustique, both truly unique hotels located on one of the world’s most celebrated islands

Sanchez de Betak Luxury Collection Santorini

Mykonos,’ influenced by her experience at the brand’s exclusive beachfront oasis, Santa Marina

Sanchez de Betak Luxury Collection Mykonos

Athena,’ which celebrates Sofia’s visit to the iconic Hotel Grande Bretagne, which overlooks the fabled Acropolis and Syntagma Square in Athens

Sanchez de Betak Luxury Collection Athens

Messinia,’ a tribute to the beautiful destination of Costa Navarino, where Sofia stayed at The Romanos, The Luxury Collection’s stunning resort situated among the olive groves and sparkling turquoise waters.

Sanchez de Betak Luxury Collection Costa Navarino Messinia

“For me, traveling is a treasure hunt—I love exploring new places and creating my own memorable experiences,” said Sofia Sanchez de Betak. “For the design of this luggage collection, I wanted to create a scavenger hunt map inspired by my trip to Greece for fellow travelers to follow. A combination of insider tips from The Luxury Collection concierges and personal recommendations from locals and experts allowed me to curate the ‘must sees’ on my maps for global explorers to find!”

Sofia Sanchez Luxury Collection Greece

Influenced by Greece’s characteristic colors, the collection’s exterior features shades of blue and white, accented by touches of black as well as Globe-Trotter’s iconic handmade leather trim and gold hardware. The interior of each piece is lined with cotton linen and features a colorfully illustrated scavenger map of the destination of which it was inspired, highlighting the hidden treasures and off-the-beaten-path experiences that Sofia discovered while exploring The Luxury Collection’s destinations in Greece.

Sofia Sanchez Luxury Collection Greece Suitcase

Exclusively offered at Globe-Trotter’s flagship boutique in London, www.globe-trotter.com, www.luxurycollectionstore.com, the individual luggage pieces will retail for USD $2,005 or GBP £1,150 beginning April 4, 2016. The limited-edition luggage collection comes in one convenient size, 22x15x8”, and each piece was made with wheels and a retractable handle for practical travel.

 

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