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VIPs and exhibitors profit from concierge partnership at Art Basel

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 May, 2014, 9:37am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 May, 2014, 9:37am

For a second consecutive year, Quintessentially Lifestyle is the official concierge partner for Art Basel Hong Kong, bringing its award-winning luxury concierge service and support to the event's VIPs and exhibitors for a full 60 days.

"We are delighted to be working with Art Basel again," says Emma Sherrard Matthew, global CEO, Quintessentially. "There is a growing thirst for art and cultural enrichment in the region, and particularly among our members."

Although Quintessentially Lifestyle is a global members-only club, the partnership opens the global luxury concierge service to Art Basel VIPs for 60 days.

"We hope Art Basel VIPs will enjoy our services throughout their time spent both at the fair and in and around Hong Kong, gaining a proper taste for all that Quintessentially Lifestyle has to offer," Sherrard Matthew says.

Quintessentially Lifestyle staff will be on-site to assist individuals at their VIP Lounge located in Art Basel's Collectors Lounge, providing English, Putonghua and Cantonese service. VIPs can relax and network here and make use of dedicated phone lines and e-mail services for off- and on-site information and recommendations of the hottest happenings and local events. The service extends to arranging restaurant bookings and leisure activities.

In addition to the VIP services, Quintessentially Lifestyle local and global members can enjoy two all-inclusive passes to Art Basel and assistance with flight and hotel bookings at a centrally-located five-star hotel, personal airport meet-and-greet and transfers included, and private tours of the Art Basel show and off-site galleries.

International auction house Christie's has also partnered with Quintessentially Lifestyle this week for an exclusive cocktail preview of Christie's selling exhibition, "Currents: Japanese Contemporary Art".

The evening was open to art enthusiasts and Christie's VIPs, and Quintessentially Lifestyle members and featured a panel discussion, "Unearthing Talent", moderated by curator David Elliott, joined by Christie's Asian art expert Gen Ogo; Robin Peckham, founder of SaamLung Gallery; and Alan Lo, co-founder of Duddell's.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Christie's to provide a platform for artists and enthusiasts to exchange ideas and the knowledge that surrounds the growing Asian art market," says Sherrard Matthew, who observed that the evening was full of valuable insights.

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