On February 21 more than three hundred guests joined two dozen brands representing the best of the Pacific Northwest during the Passport to Luxury at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Upon arrival, the VIP attendees enjoyed valet parking alongside a collection of luxury cars on display.
The elevator doors opened onto the penthouse level of the hotel where Benjamin Lee, President Emeritus of the Hong Kong and Greater China Association of Washington welcomed guests to the lifestyle showcase like no other.
The Passport to Luxury was hosted by The Hong Kong and Greater Seattle Association of Washington and produced by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Citi Private Bank and Nyhus Communications. The many other participating brand included: Luly Yang Couture, Ferrari of Seattle, Experi Travel, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Chang International Seafood, J. Hiburn Fashion, Glass Distillery,Garret Cord Werner Interior Design and Architecture; Aegis Living; Loulay Restaurant; DeLille Cellars; Masins Furnishing & Home Decor; Chihuly; Ben Bridge; Rosaline Hampton the Stylist; Luxe Magazine; Sundance Yachts and The Puget Sound Business Journal.
“These types of events and promotions are what set us apart from our peers in real estate,” says Andrea Savage, the Marketing Director for RSIR. “We are a retail brand and we like to bring other brands together for added-value programs like The Passport to Luxury. It was a lot like producing a living magazine and from the accolades received from many guests, it was well worth the effort.”
“Congratulations to the RSIR team for pulling an amazing showcase together in short order and a special shout-out to Andrea Savage who managed to keep smiling all throughout,” said Olive Goh, Director of Citi Private Bank. “A very big thank you as well to Benjamin Lee and Andy Yip for their support and coordination from the Hong Kong (Greater China) Association of Washington – we were very proud to have Citi Private Bank partner with the top luxury brands in the Pacific Northwest and look forward to more to come.”
As the sun set over a perfect afternoon in Seattle, guests were reminded why the Pacific Northwest is such an extraordinary place to live and why global citizens are increasingly discovering its bounty of lifestyle offerings. Following the event, more than 800 guests gathered for the auction and Chinese New Year Gala, which was extended well into the night with dancing and celebration.
“While this was the first year we participated to this extend, we know it’s the beginning of a long relationships with all the participants,” said Dean Jones. “We are grateful to Benjamin Lee, to his entire team at Hong Kong and Greater China Association of Washington and to the many Passport to Luxury Partners for their efforts.”