NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Francois-Henry Bennahmias, President & CEO of Audemars Piguet (North America) Inc. announced today an ambitious partnership between the world's oldest watch manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families and renowned luxury hotel brand Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Beginning immediately guests at hotels in Buenos Aires, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Mexico City, and New York City will be greeted by iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak clocks located strategically throughout the properties.
Audemars Piguet has installed these elegant wall clocks (distinguished by their octagonal dial) in twelve additional locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as Costa Rica for a total presence in 21 Four Seasons properties. Each hotel will feature multiple clocks in a variety of high-profile locations including the main entrance, concierge desk, spa or business center. In Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for example, five clocks are placed together horizontally in the front entrance while in Mexico City, the hotel's lobby, second floor meeting room, athletic club and business center all feature Audemars Piguet clocks. In total 106 clocks will be installed throughout the participating Four Seasons Hotels, resulting in millions of guest impressions annually. With the success of this partnership it is intended to take the program global.
"We are thrilled to become a part of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resort experience," says Francois-Henry Bennahmias, President and CEO of Audemars Piguet (North America) Inc. "Audemars Piguet and Four Seasons share a depth of reliability, trust and connection to our clients who are instinctively discerning and well-traveled. We are eager to be where they are for business and pleasure."
"Our new partnership with Audemars Piguet creates the perfect synergy between our two brands," says Radha Arora, Regional Vice-President & General Manager of Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. "Both are timeless and exude the ultimate in luxury."
About Audemars Piguet:
Founded in 1875 by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet in the Swiss village of Le Brassus, Audemars Piguet is the oldest Manufacturer of Haute Horlogerie still in the hands of its founding families. Perpetuating a legacy based on three fundamental values: tradition, excellence and creative daring, particularly in the field of complex watch mechanisms, Audemars Piguet holds a record number of world firsts. The brand encompasses complex mechanical watches, Haute Joaillerie creations, as well as a line of jewelry. In addition to the 57th Street flagship in New York City, Audemars Piguet has a second boutique location in Bal Harbour Shops, Bal Harbour, FL. www.audemarspiguet.com
SOURCE Audemars Piguet