The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, a glittering ensemble of over 75 hotels and resorts in more than 35 countries, has reunited Waris Ahluwalia with Luca Guadagnino, the director of their Golden Globe-nominated film, I Am Love to create a cinematic experience that offers a glimpse into the hidden treasures of some of America’s favorite destinations. The short film stars Agyness Deyn with music by Jason Schwartzman and Woody Jackson, and was shot at three of The Luxury Collection’s most iconic properties across the United States, aiming to inspire global travelers to explore and discover destinations in a unique and authentic way.
As an impassioned traveler and The Luxury Collection’s newest Global Explorer, Ahluwalia, conceived the project with Luca Guadagnino, Sandro Kopp and Tilda Swinton, who gratefully acknowledged The Luxury Collection’s philanthropic contribution towards the foundation of a new school for the inspired education of teenagers in the Scottish Highlands. The brand’s mantra, “Life Is A Collection of Experiences. Let Us Be Your Guide,” led the creative direction for the team to explore the unexpected joys of a cross-country journey. From the stately Equinox in Vermont, to the sun-soaked beauty of the Phoenician in Arizona, and across the Pacific to the legendary Royal Hawaiian, Agyness Deyn is the muse styled by costume designer Heidi Bivens with hair and makeup by Nico Guillis. The short film is produced by Waris Ahluwalia and Lucy Cooper through New York production house ALLDAYEVERYDAY.
“I am honored to work with dear friends to create such a profoundly beautiful film that highlights the American landscape and the unique indigenous experiences we seek as travelers,” says Ahluwalia. “The American continent offers great diversity, great beauty and great adventure – the film captures this spirit through The Luxury Collection’s exceptional destinations.”
Here by Luca Guadagnino