A-LIST COMMUNICATIONS’ ANNOUNCES ITS “SUPPER SUITE” POP-UP TO RETURN DURING ANNUAL INDIE FILM FESTIVAL IN PARK CITY, UTAH 2020 LED BY KIA MOTORS AND ITS AWARD WINNING SUV, THE ‘KIA TELLURIDE’ AS RENEWED TITLE SPONSOR
THE “KIA TELLURIDE SUPPER SUITE” POP-UP ON MAIN STREET WILL HOST INTIMATE DINNERS, PREMIERE PARTIES, A CURATED GIFTING LOUNGE, INTERVIEW STUDIO AND THE CREATIVE COALITION 2020 SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE AWARDS, WITH CUISINE BY MARBL TORONTO FROM JANUARY 25 – 27, 2020.
Park City, UT (January 14, 2020) – The Kia Telluride Supper Suite will kick-off the new decade to again command the snow-filled Sundance mountain terrain as the premiere hospitality destination celebrating Hollywood’s A-list attending the busy indie film festival in Park City, Utah. The pop-up will again be located centrally on Main Street with a takeover of fine dining destination, The Mustang restaurant. Mustang’s kitchen will be taken over by Toronto’s newest hot spot dining sensation, “Marbl Toronto” (http://marbltoronto.com/) owned by restaurateur, Peter Girges, known for Vancouver’s West Oak, Pierre’s Champagne Bar, and Twelve West. Head chef, Ryan Morrison (The Glowbal Connection in Vancouver; Scarpetta in New York, Toronto and Beverly Hills) will serve up the restaurants modern american bistro dishes sourced from the most sustainable, local and most fresh products available.
As the program’s annual Title Sponsor, Kia Motors (https://www.kia.com/us/en/telluride) has successfully leveraged the program to promote their new vehicle releases over the past five years and most recently with their eight-passenger Telluride SUV ahead of the production release. For 2020, the Kia Telluride Supper Suite will bring a fleet of chauffeur driven all-wheel drive Tellurides to Park City to shuttle the A-list Hollywood community to and from busy film premiere and publicity schedules. “The 2020 Kia Telluride is our best vehicle yet to handle the high altitudes and snow-filled streets of Park City and it makes perfect sense to showcase Telluride’s big, bold and boxy looks and ultra-comfortable interior,” explains James Bell, Kia’s Director of Corporate Communications & Social. “For the Telluride to be the first sport-utility vehicle to win the 'Triple Crown' of the auto industry’s most prestigious accolades: 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year from North American Car of the Year; MotorTrend SUV of the Year; and a Car and Driver 10 Best is a historic achievement and yet another validation of Kia’s commitment to building world-class vehicles,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America.
Additionally, long-term sponsor partner, Molson Coors Beverage Company (http://www.molsoncoors.com) returns for its fifth year partnership to serve Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Italy’s No. 1 premium beer. Brewed with the same flair and attention to detail through three generations of master brewers, Peroni is the perfect complement to the Kia Telluride Supper Suite as it uses only the finest ingredients, including its exclusive Nostrano dell’Isola maize. This delivers a crisp and refreshing beer with a delicate balance of bitterness, citrus and spicy aromatic notes, combined with a fast and clean finish.
William Grant & Sons will serve as the official spirits partner featuring custom craft-cocktails with Glenfiddich single malt Scotch Whisky as well as their premium spirit brands, The Balvenie Scotch, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, and Reyka Vodka.
In addition to the evening dinners and parties, the Kia Telluride Supper Suite will also host the annual Collider Portrait and Media Studio during the day. Top filmmakers, actors, media and influencers will stop in during their press circuits to conduct interviews and to take cast portraits as exclusive content on the popular entertainment site, Collider, which garners over 11 million visitors and 50 million page views monthly.
Additional brand partners activating include mou, a sumptuous, cult London, hand-crafted footwear label, who will return to Park City to gift its highly coveted winter boots to Hollywood's elite. Luxury eyewear maker ic! berlin will also be on-site presenting its latest collection of German-engineered prescriptions and sun frames to celebrity guests.
The Kia Telluride Supper Suite also will host The Creative Coalition‘s Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Benefit Dinner. The year’s Creative Coalition honorees include Rachel Brosnahan, Julie Taymor, and Jim Gaffigan. Ashley Williams’ short Meats also will receive a Spotlight honor. Hosts and Presenters who also will be in attendance include actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly, Brad Paisley, Kimberly William-Paisley, Olivia Munn, Gloria Steinem, Ryan Eggold, Clark Gregg, Brandon Micheal Hall, Rob Morrow, Michelle Rodriguez and others TBA.
Other talent scheduled to visit the Kia Telluride Supper Suite through the three-day experience includes: Toni Collette (Hereditary), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Damian Lewis (Homeland/Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Diego Luna (Rogue One), Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live), Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Christopher Abbot (James White), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), Michelle Rodriguez (True Love), Gayle Rankin (The Greatest Showman), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Ed O’Neill (Modern Family), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name), Michael Almeredya (Director, Marjorie Prime), Eve Hewson (Robin Hood), and Kyle MacLachlan (How I Met Your Mother) to name a few..
“I’m excited our Supper Suite brand enters into the roaring 2020’s fueled by successful long-term partnerships by brands like Kia Motors America and Miller-Coors, and The Creative Coalition who share and support our program’s mission of celebrating the creative community working hard to promote Art in the evolving independent film circuit” tells David Manning, CMO at A-List Communications.
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This program, its sponsors, and producers are an independent program operating in Park City in support of specific filmmakers and are not affiliated or sanctioned with an official Film Festivalnor its trademarks and should not be aligned as such in any coverage
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power**, and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
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*The Telluride, Sorento and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
** Kia received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners’ experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.
About MARBL Toronto
Designed for the risk takers, MARBL Restaurant is nestled perfectly on King West welcoming savants of cuisine, cocktail connoisseurs and purveyors of design. Led by Executive Chef Ryan Morrison, guests can expect to be spoiled by beautifully crafted food and exceptional cocktails in an environment that embraces contemporary design in a casual, fine-dining atmosphere. MARBL welcomes those who live on the edge, those who go all in and those who never look back. Visit www.marbltoronto.com or @marbltoronto for more information.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro, is a crisp, refreshing lager that exudes Italian style. Created in 1963 in Italy, Peroni Nastro Azzurro launched in the United States in 2005, and today is enjoyed across six continents. Built on a foundation of excellence, Peroni Nastro Azzurro received its name in honour of the SS Rex – the only Italian ship to ever receive the ‘Nastro Azzurro’ award, given to the ship that crossed the Atlantic in the shortest time in an international competition. The SS Rex became a symbol of prestige for Italy and today the ‘Nastro Azzurro’ or ‘Blue Ribbon’ is displayed in Peroni Nastro Azzurro’s name and branding as a symbol of the style, distinction and quality that Italy has been exporting to the world ever since. For more information, please visit www.peroniitaly.com.
Collider is the ultimate source for impactful entertainment news. We deliver the biggest, most important industry happenings, and provide deep analysis and sharp commentary through interviews, reviews, and much more. Since the website began in July 2005, we’ve been dedicated to delivering content that is thoughtful, analytical, and all encompassing, with a tinge of personality for good measure. And that’s not to mention our diverse, exciting video content on our YouTube channel, featuring beloved shows like Movie Talk, Jedi Council, Heroes, and of course Movie Trivia Schmoedown. Colorful personalities, strong opinions, but always delivered with the passion of true entertainment fans. www.collider.com.
Founded in London in 2002, mou is the internationally recognized label for premium, handcrafted shoes and accessories in luxurious natural fibers. Unique and sensually soft, mou styles are loved by fans for their pared-down, back-to-nature feel. Inspired by the wilds of nature and a spirit of adventure, we use the highest quality natural fibers such as sheepskin, calfskin, goatskin, antelope and lambskin, all carefully selected for their natural beauty, softness and durability. Ethical and environmentally-friendly production and sourcing is our priority. Combining design innovation with traditional hand-craft manufacturing techniques, we maximize the natural beauty of leathers in the collection, creating unique and timeless styles for women, men and children. www.mou-online.com.
About ic! Berlin:
Founded in 1996, ic! berlin makes the very finest, hand-made eyewear for people who dare to see the world through their own eyes. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with a signature flagship store in Berlin, our more than 180 craftsmen, engineers, and technicians design, build, and market our original eyewear designs across 60 countries worldwide. Seeing things from new perspectives is embedded in our company’s DNA. We combine the original, no-screw hinge with stainless steel, titanium, synthetic, and natural materials. The result is robust, lightweight eyewear design. www.ic-berlin.de
About William Grant & Sons
William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd., founded by William Grant in 1887, is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom. The global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whiskey, including the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third-largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, and Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur.
William Grant & Sons have been honored as “Distiller of the Year” by the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition and International Spirits Challenge 12 times over the past 13 years, with the most recent award in 2019.
Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest-growing spirits portfolios in the US with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, Drambuie, Milagro Tequila, Fistful of Bourbon, Grant’s, Hudson Whiskey, Gibson’s Finest, Monkey Shoulder, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Flor de Caña Rum, The Knot, and Raynal French Brandy. For more information on the company and its brands, please visit www.williamgrantusa.com.
About A-List Communications LLC
A-List Communications (www.a-listcommunications.com), a Lagardère Labs Company, is a full-service consulting, special events & communications agency based in Los Angeles. With over 18 years of global agency experience, A-List Communications specializes in connecting corporate brands with results-driven communication strategies, and globally recognized celebrities that elevate their clients to the A-List. Core to A-List Communications’ success is delivering “Brand Integration” services across a portfolio of proprietary branded entertainment programs including “Fashion Week STYLE360,” “Supper Suite” and “The Arts & Cinema Centre.” Follow @alistcom (www.twitter.com/alistcom) for more information and check #KiaSupperSuite for daily updates.