By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Food Business Week — De’Longhi Group North America announces that the brand, the global leader in espresso machines, has aligned with Ocean House Management Collection’s portfolio of luxury hotels, to be its coffee machine partner. Guests of New England’s most prestigious resorts, including the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star Ocean House and its sister resort the Weekapaug Inn will experience the premium De’Longhi espresso machine product throughout the resorts. With this new strategic brand alliance, guests can now enjoy a barista-quality, bean-to-cup experience in the comfort of the resorts’ Signature Suites, as well as in culinary outlets throughout these luxurious Relais &Chateaux properties: Signature Suites: Guests staying in the Ocean House or Weekapaug Inn’s elegant Signature Suites can enjoy use of their own De’Longhi Eletta Fully-Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino Machine throughout their stay. Each suite will feature coffee beans from local favorite, Dave’s Coffee, as well as chilled organic milk. Center for Wine &Culinary Arts: Guests and groups who participate in the Ocean House’s culinary programming will be invited to make a cappuccino or espresso prior to their class on a De’Longhi Eletta espresso machine in this 3,000-square-foot state-of-the-art space devoted to culinary education and gastronomic experiences. The team also plans to have coffee classes as part of its upcoming programs. Secret Garden Champagne Bar: The Ocean House’s seasonal, al fresco venue will be enhanced in Summer 2018 with a special new De’Longhi iced coffee experience, alongside a selection of light bites and a lineup of fine champagnes Below Deck: The Ocean House’s sweet treats and sundries shop will feature a chilled De’Longhi coffee bar in summer 2018, offering a perfect pairing for the venue’s signature warm sugared doughnuts and over-the-top gelato sundaes Ocean House Boutique: Guests who enjoy the De’Longhi experience at the Ocean House can purchase their own machine in the Ocean House Boutique to take home or have it shipped.
Elevating the typical in-room coffee experience, guests can now enjoy coffeehouse favorites, such as exceptional espressos, bold cappuccinos, creamy lattes and rich macchiatos at the simple touch of a button in the comfort of their elegantly appointed suites anytime day or night. The De’Longhi Eletta Fully-Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino Machine with LatteCrema System pairs freshly ground coffee drinks with beautiful Italian design and one-touch simplicity. The Eletta features consistent brewing every time-with the perfect temperature, richness and density-and a patented LatteCrema System to create layered milk-based espresso beverages, with rich, long-lasting foam in every cup. The Eletta is designed for easy guest use, including an integrated milk carafe that can go right in the fridge and digital one touch display, alongside Ocean House’s “coffee butler” service to make sure the machine is stocked with local Dave’s Coffee espresso beans, local milk and more.
“Providing De’Longhi espresso machines will enhance our culinary offering and will provide an additional, high-end amenity for our guests,” said Daniel Hostettler, President &Managing Director of the Ocean House Management Collection. “Aligning our luxury properties with brands that resonate with our discerning guests is a distinguishing factor and one of the many reasons travelers stay at OHM properties. We look forward to expanding this partnership and launching additional programs.”
“There is no better way to understand the innovation, craftsmanship and convenience of our De’Longhi espresso machines than to experience them firsthand. We know that coffee is a passion point for the Ocean House guest and we are thrilled to help provide an in-room experience that captures what both brands represent,” says Maria Colon, Vice President of Marketing for De’Longhi Group North America. “We’re excited to partner with such a luxury leader in the hospitality industry and look forward to future collaborations with Ocean House Management Collection.”
Coffee enthusiasts depend on De’Longhi’s products to create the highest quality barista-worthy espresso beverages from the comfort of their home. For years, the brand’s beautifully Italian-designed espresso and cappuccino machines deliver an authentic espresso experience every time, with an emphasis on simplicity, authenticity, drink variety and quality of milk preparation.
For additional information and retail availability for all the new products, please visit www.delonghi.com.
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