What is old is new again with the world’s longest operating travel company of 253 years opening the doors of its new North American headquarters in Los Angeles. The new space, with prime location on Melrose Avenue, incorporates vintage décor with a contemporary design and multi-cultural inspiration to create a truly unique space. To celebrate the opening, Cox & Kings welcomed travelers of all types, including travel agents, influential personalities and media, to its new space on Wednesday, May 4, to toast the timeless art of travel in collaboration with Los Angeles Confidential magazine.
“The ‘Golden Age of Travel’ has inspired us in our search for a great new location for our headquarters. It is tied to our belief that reaches to our company’s core, celebrating a time when Americans ventured far and wide with the newfound freedom of the jet age,” said Thomas Stanley, Centre Head and COO, Cox & Kings, The Americas. “Our new office reflects this ideal, creating a retro-inspired ‘Pan Am’ meets ‘Mad Men’ look and feel through a mixing of vintage inspired pieces with ethnic collectables to illustrate our company’s reach around the globe.”
The offices located at 8060 Melrose Avenue were the design inspiration of Ron Woodson of cutting edge design firm Woodson & Rummerfield. Woodson saw potential of the mid-century building, drawing in vibrant colors including oranges, teals and greens and counterbalancing with refurbished 1960s Steelcase desks finished in a classic industrial aluminium color. Vintage inspired wallpapers bring in a worldly sentiment with patterns and designs from Asia and Africa and ethnic artifacts line the walls combining African art, Indian quilts, feathered headdresses and global masks. With the company’s origins rooted in travel from England to India, the spiritual center of the office was initiated with a consultation by a Vaastu expert, a traditional Hindu system of design based on directional alignments.
Along with its new office, Cox & Kings continues steady growth, increasing its presence by adding highly experienced regional sales staff and Custom Journeys destination experts. Offering the richest travel experiences ranging from high-end customized luxury to the more value-driven escorted tours, Cox & Kings provides once-in-a- lifetime travel experiences to destinations including India, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean, Asia, the Pacific, Europe and Latin America.
Cox & Kings’ gala Grand Opening had the sponsorship of several of the premium brands in the industry including Los Angeles Confidential, Emirates Airlines, LAN and Copa Airlines, as well as YTL Hotels, Tourism Corp. Africa, Adriatic Luxury Hotels, AFAR Magazine, Botswana Tourism, Bristol Hotels, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hotel de la Paix, Macau Tourism, Orient-Express, Orion Cruises, Singular Hotels, South Africa Tourism, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Turkish Airlines and Singapore Tourism.