Starwood Hotels & Resorts joins forces with publisher to produce Certified Indigenous
If you have an insatiable appetite to travel, explore and discover foreign places but crave the experience to savour the indigenous treasures of a destination, then you’re in luck. Certified Indigenous, a collaborative book between Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Assouline summons the expertise of the hotel chain’s concierges from all over the world to reveal the best-kept secrets of a number of destinations.
Available now, Certified Indigenous is a hardcover book, the third in the series that reveals how hotel concierges around the world explore their respective locales, offering travel tips as only a local could. The limited edition tome shares secret shops, culinary tips and captivating stories that bring to life The Luxury Collection mantra, “Life is a collection of experiences. Let us be your guide.”
Certified Indigenous allows travellers to discover a destination in a unique way. For instance, gourmands seeking the most authentic expressions of a city’s cuisine will be intrigued by the recommendations of the Hotel Goldener Hirsh concierge, who reveals the location of the famous chocolate 'Salzburger Mozartkugel' that has been sold since 1890 in the Alter Markt at the heart of Old Town Salzburg.
In the case of the serene environs of Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, the concierge at Tambo del Inka tells of guests participating in an ancient ceremony to summon the gods with the smoke of a sacred fire, while the concierge of Jakarta’s Keraton at The Plaza spills one of the city’s best-kept secrets: a cultural village that preserves the indigenous Betawi culture through dance.
In addition to vibrant travel stories from The Luxury Collection's acclaimed roster of chief concierges, Certified Indigenous is punctuated by passages from a group of high-profile global explorers.
Certified Indigenous will be on display at The Luxury Collection Hotels around the world, and will be sold exclusively in Assouline boutiques or on luxurycollection.com/assouline for USD45 per copy.