I thought I had seen everything throughout my luxury travels but the experience I had this weekend has spoiled me forever. Perhaps you have heard about the new private celebrity terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. You know, the one where Members enter LAX through a special armed guarded gate and enter a compound adjacent to the tarmac where they can work or relax while all travel and baggage needs are handled. The coolest option is the private TSA screening and on-site Customs and Immigration processing. From the comfort and privacy of their own suite, to direct transportation across the tarmac to their aircraft in a new BMW 7-Series sedan. Yes, you will actually walk up the stairs directly onto your commercial aircraft and never set foot inside the airport terminal. This is a convenience that many private jet owners have cherished, and now it has impressed almost every A-List celebrity you can imagine who travel commercial.
The Private Suites
But leave it to Gavin de Becker to go one step further when he launches the ultimate shopping mall experience this month with an all-new location, The Private Suite at the $1 billion newly transformed Westfield Century City Mall.
The Private Suite Century City will change the way you visit the mall forever. Members enter Westfield Mall via a special ramp into the underground parking garage, then pass through a hidden security gate into a private, vehicle courtyard, and are then taken to their luxury suite. The Private Suite has its own exclusive elevator, providing members with direct access to Century City’s restaurants, theaters, and over 200 boutiques, mostly through backdoor access. Imagine walking into your favorite boutique through the back entrance and having sales staff waiting for you to assist in your shopping needs. This is the perfect antidote to stressful Holiday shopping.
Three dedicated team members are assigned to each visitor to The Private Suite, including a Team Leader who accompanies every member throughout, coordinating in advance with shops restaurants, and theaters to create a perfect VIP experience never before imagined. When you depart a shop, your purchases will be in your car when you leave. You can even enter the movie theaters through a side door and see a movie without standing in line or buying tickets, and The Private Suite will arrange for the theater to be closed just for you if requested. You can arrange for fitting services through high-end retailers like Bloomingdales to have merchandise waiting in your own suite for complete privacy. This is the ultimate head of state experience and all coordinated with precision and perfection.
Each suite has a fully stocked pantry, with all drinks and snacks included in the service. Full meals are available on request, and exclusive reserved restaurant access is provided. Members can book in-suite massages, haircuts, salon services, manicures, private showings or merchandise from Westfield retailers and more. There is a toy menu for members with children and nannies will appreciate the amazing setup for children while the parents are shopping including video games and treats. Other benefits of membership include special pricing on BMW automobiles and introductory pricing advantages with XOJET. Members of The Private Suite Century also enjoy the full access and benefits of The Private Suite LAX.
The Private Suites
The Private Suite is available to anyone, but members receive special rates and many other benefits. Private Suite service at Westfield Century City is available to members for $750 per half-day and covers the member and up to five guests (the rate is $1500 for non-members).
The Private Suite is owned and operated by Gavin de Becker & Associates, the 750-person consulting and security firm that protects many of the world’s most prominent people. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company has operations in 27 cities and seven countries.
Look for more Private Suite locations in the future with the first East Coast version being planned to open at JFK and offering the most exclusive experience in the world.
The perfect itinerary for all visitors to the new Westfield Century City is to make the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills your base and take the hotel’s Rolls Royce to the stunning mall located only several blocks away, or the Private Suite will also provide an exclusive BMW sedan pickup. You can create the perfect weekend away by staying in the hotel’s amazing Villa Terrace suites with an enormous outdoor living area. Take in the most spectacular views of Century City and Beverly Hills from the enormous terrace and pool as well as the sexy Rooftop by JG for dining and drinking. After cocktails enjoy dinner at the all-new Jean-Georges restaurant where you can enjoy some of my favorites including their famous pizzas or perfect Kobe Beef Tenderloins.
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