Portico and Sur La Table Announce New Strategic Partnership
The luxury members-only villa collection Portico has announced a new strategic partnership with cookware retailer Sur La Table, with plans to make upscale vacations for its food-loving members easier than ever.
The partnership inspired by the “growing consumer demand for pairing luxury escapes with inventive cuisine,” according to their press release, and will lead to the launch of two new features: Gourmet Pantry and Holiday Homes.
Gourmet Pantry will expand Portico’s already existing grocery service, which stocks the residences’ pantries with grocery packages prior to guests’ arrival; the collaboration with Sur La Table will introduce a new selection of ingredients to those pantries. The packages will include high-end food items like illy Coffee and baking mixes from Stonewall Kitchen, as well as regionally inspired foods, “such as Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company’s Maine Clambake for a stay in New England.”
The Holiday Homes feature was created with those who travel during major holidays in mind, and will decorate vacation residences for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah, and will provide guests with any holiday-specific cooking tools they might need and luxe cookware pieces from Sur La Table, from brands such as KitchenAid and Le Creuset.
Cathy Ross, Portico’s COO, said, “Portico’s partnership with Sur La Table brings families together in the kitchen and around the table by creating a residence that truly feels like their own home. The one difference from your home and ours? You don’t have to do the dishes on a Portico vacation—we’ve got that covered thanks to daily housekeeping in all of our residences.
Reservations for Portico’s four Holiday Homes—all in Colorado—are already open to Portico’s members.