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Marriott's Autograph Collection Hotels collaborates with Vinty: Vintage car rentals for your next road trip in Southern California

Marriott's Autograph Collection Hotels collaborates with Vinty: Vintage car rentals for your next road trip in Southern California

California dreamin'

Text: Corinne Cheah


They weren't kidding when they said 'Old is gold'. There's just something so nostalgic yet ironically refreshing about a vintage collection. Perhaps it's due to the scarcity of it all, but from thrift shops to century-old luxury goods, everyone wants a piece of something dated. Even automobiles — which are stealing the spotlight in Autograph Collection Hotels' all-new road trips packages in Southern California. 

This November, Marriot's unique collection of independent hotels will join hands with Vinty, a classic car hire service. Hotel guests can score exclusive access to rent and drive dream machines like a 1957 Porsche Speedster and 1967 Cadillac Deville along famed addresses like the Pacific Coast Highway, Manhattan Beach, and Newport Beach in San Diego. Yes, cruising in one of these cars would be akin to an iconic scene from Hollywood's most exciting screenplays. The road trip packages include accommodations for two nights as well as a free pass to explore off-the-beaten-path experiences, specially curated by the hotels. 

Autography Collection Hotels

Of course, it all depends on where you're putting up at. Embrace the laid-back spirit of Southern California at the brand's three newest West Coast hotels; namely the Westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach, Lido House in Newport Beach and Hotel Republic in San Diego. Each abode offers a different experience. If you are looking for a glimpse of the sea even when you're away from the coastline, the Westdrift Hotel has coastal-themed guest rooms and a 360-degree bar. The Lido House and their five tri-level private cottages tie in nautically-inspired details, along with a vibrant courtyard and a Boost Spa focusing on invigorating treatments. The Hotel Republic takes advantage of its oceanside location, featuring lofty ceilings and chandeliers made from driftwood and a rooftop lounge offering craft cocktails while overseeing breathtaking city and ocean views. 

California dreaming, indeed. 

Packages are available through January 2019 at Westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach, Lido House in Newport Beach and Hotel Republic in San Diego.  

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