Hotel Bel-Air And Crystal Cruises Announce New Luxury Partnership

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2007 – Hotel Bel-Air and Crystal Cruises announce a new partnership, allowing guests to enjoy a seamless transition from one luxury experience to another.

The Bel-Air invites travelers who are embarking or disembarking a Crystal cruise in Los Angeles to begin or conclude their vacation with a two- or three-night package in a Garden Suite. Additionally, frequent hotel guests will receive special offers for Crystal Cruises through Leading Hotels of the World’s loyalty program, while Crystal Cruises’ repeat guests (Crystal Society members) will receive special rates at the Hotel Bel-Air even when they are not cruising.

“We are honored to enter into this exclusive partnership with Crystal Cruises,” says Carlos Lopes, Hotel Bel-Air Managing Director. “The alignment of these two luxury brands is another example of how we continually seek new ways to go above and beyond when it comes to the guest’s stay.”

“We continually strive to partner with award-winning brands, like Hotel Bel-Air, that can extend to our guests a luxury service experience – whether they are shipboard or shoreside,” adds Nitsa Lewis, vice president, marketing for Crystal Cruises.

The Crystal Cruises/Hotel Bel-Air package, available with its December 21 Christmas/New Year cruise and all of its 2008 cruises to and from Los Angeles, includes:

  • Two or three nights in a Garden Suite
  • Welcome bottle of champagne and strawberries
  • Full American breakfast for two, daily
  • Private car transfer to and from the hotel, airport and the ship

The 2007 package is available at $1,815 or $2,430 per person, double occupancy for two- or three-night programs, respectively.

Crystal Society guests can also enjoy up to 23% off future deluxe guestroom and garden suite accommodations at the hotel, based on space availability. Hotel Bel-Air guests are eligible for a $100 per person shipboard credit on any future Crystal cruise.

About Hotel Bel-Air

Situated in beautiful Bel-Air, adjacent to Beverly Hills, California, Hotel Bel-Air is nestled within a wooded canyon, surrounded by 12 acres of estate grounds. The hotel’s 91 rooms, including 39 suites, are located within various Mission-style villas, each having a private entrance. Consistently ranked one of the top hotels in the world, the Bel-Air was recently named “Number One Boutique Hotel” by the readers of Departures. Hotel Bel-Air is a 13-time recipient of the coveted Mobil Five Star award.

About Crystal Cruises

With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, Crystal Cruises’ ultra-luxury ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, are distinguished by classic service, abundant space, exceptional quality and extensive choices. The line enjoys an unparalleled reputation for excellence, anchored in 11 consecutive years of “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” awards by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines – the only cruise line, resort or hotel to have achieved such distinction.

For additional information, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at