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Autograph Collection Hotels Hits the Road
with VINTY Collaboration in Southern California

Exclusive Road Trip Packages Entice Travelers to Cruise
the Pacific Coast in a One-of-a-Kind Vintage Car,
from Manhattan Beach and Newport Beach to San Diego

Bethesda, MD, USA, November 7, 2018 – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, invites travelers to uncover the beauty of the Southern California coastline with its road trip packages. The curated packages are available from November 7 through January 2019 at the brand’s three newest West Coast destinations: westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach, Lido House in Newport Beach and Hotel Republic in San Diego. Each hotel was hand-selected for Autograph Collection Hotels’ portfolio for its vision, design and craft, as well its strong role in the locale.

In collaboration with Vinty, the premier classic car hire service in California, the road trip packages provide travelers with the opportunity to rent one-of-a-kind vintage cars to drive along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and find retreat at one or more of the brand's newly opened hotels.

“We are thrilled to offer travelers curated road trip packages at Autograph Collection Hotels’ three newest Southern California hotels,” said Jennifer Connell, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Management, Autograph Collection Hotels. “Sharing our passion for individuality, VINTY will offer cars ranging from a 1957 Porsche Speedster to a 1967 Cadillac Deville, giving our global guests a personalized travel experience that is truly exactly like nothing else.” 

Remaining true to Autograph Collection Hotels' Exactly Like Nothing Else mantra, this coastal road trip can be booked at one, two or all three Southern California properties, and includes accommodations for two nights, as well as:

  • An exclusive rate on a three-day Vinty vintage car rental (including gas, pick-up/drop-off, vehicle selection) and complimentary on-property valet parking.
  • A one-of-a-kind illustrated road map outlining off-the-beaten-path experiences for guests to explore throughout their trip, curated by Autograph Collection Hotels.

The packages also include access to the Black List audible Table Reads for entertainment throughout the journey, as part of Autograph Collection Hotels’ Indie Film Project – a multi-faceted platform in partnership with the Black List designed to support the art of storytelling by shining a light on today’s most-talented indie filmmakers. The Table Reads takes the best and most exciting screenplays Hollywood hasn't yet made, and turns them into movies, for your ears.

Autograph Collection’s Exceptional One-of-a-Kind SoCal Hotels
Champion Individuality While Celebrating the Laid-Back Spirit of the Golden Coast

Taking cues from the beach city founded by a New Yorker, the 26-acre westdrift Manhattan Beach is an exacting mix of ‘Endless Summer-meets-Eastern Seaboard,’ combining iconic design, amenities and culinary offerings that speak to both coasts. Designed by San Francisco-based EDG Design, westdrift features 393 coastal-infused luxury guest rooms and suites, all with stunning views and 112 of which feature private balconies. More than 35,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space includes Jute Coastal Bar + Kitchen, which is anchored by a 360-degree bar.

At the nexus of Lido Isle, Lido Peninsula and Balboa Peninsula, the 130-room Lido House celebrates Newport Beach's vibrant city, bustling marina and white-sand beaches. Set on the site of the former City Hall, this hotel seamlessly blends classic Cape Cod-style architecture with nautically inspired details to create an icon of sophisticated coastal style. Five tri-level private cottages provide the ultimate respite for relaxation, imparting guests with the privacy of a home with the amenities of a luxury resort. In addition to The Mayor's Table restaurant and Topside rooftop bar and lounge, the hotel features a sun-kissed pool with vibrant courtyard and Boost Spa, focusing on energetic treatments.

From the picture-perfect rooftop bar to the sea-inspired guest rooms, Hotel Republic embodies San Diego’s laid-back ethos. Hotel Republic takes design cues from San Diego’s Oceanside location, with lofty ceilings and chandeliers made from reclaimed driftwood. Coastal inspiration continues in the guest rooms, furnished in contemporary neutral tones accented by blue tie-dyed pillows. Guests can take in San Diego’s bustling Downtown district from the hotel’s stylish rooftop lounge, where craft cocktails and light fare pair perfectly with breathtaking city and ocean views.

The packages are available through January 2019 and accommodates one to four guests. Rates start at $4,898 at westdrift, $4,204 at Lido House and $3,300 at Hotel Republic. To book the California Road Trip Package, please visit www.westdrift.com, http://www.lidohousehotel.com, and/or www.hotelrepublicsd.com. For more information about Autograph Collection Hotels, please visit www.autographhotels.com.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at over 150 hotels in over 30 countries and territories, among the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, Autograph Collection properties are hand selected for their rich character and uncommon details. A personal realization of an individual founder’s vision, these hotels are defined by unique design, differentiated guest experiences and their meaningful role in locality. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on InstagramTwitter, and  Facebook to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 130 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com.

About Vinty
Founded in 2016 in California, Vinty was inspired by the passion for great classic cars and the desire to help everyone enjoy the thrill of a unique experience! We partner with the best classic car rental companies and passionate private owners to present the largest inventory of vintage cars available with now over 1,200 vehicles to choose from! Vinty also offers best-in-class customer service to accompany its unique selection and make the experience truly unforgettable. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.