Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Partners With Babyquip To Offer Parents Ease When Traveling With Kids
Feb 23, 2023
BETHESDA, MARYLAND (FEBRUARY 23, 2023) – Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) is announcing its new partnership with BabyQuip, the world’s largest baby gear rental and delivery marketplace. With this new partnership, Curator members across the Collection can now offer rental and delivery services with BabyQuip delivering baby gear to the traveler’s hotel, alleviating the enormous stress of the packing process and increasing accessibility for families traveling with young children.
Since its founding in 2020, Curator has continued to expand its menu of innovative solutions across all areas of hotel operations, technology, and services to allow member hotels the ability to cater to travelers seeking lodging options with much more than basic amenities. Under the new partnership, BabyQuip will deliver baby gear, including strollers, car seats, cribs, toys, baby essentials and many more things a family may need while they travel, to select member hotels thus enhancing the guest experience for families during their trips away from home. In addition, the partnership will reduce the typical pain points and operating expenses related to a hotel’s baby gear as they can outsource equipment purchasing, storage, management, delivery, and cleaning to BabyQuip.
“As a mom, I know firsthand the logistical challenges that travelers have to consider when planning a family trip, from finding family-friendly hotels and amenities but also making sure you have access to the right gear and accessories you have at home in order to make the trip as stress free as possible,” said Jennifer Barnwell, President of Curator Hotel & Resort Collection. “Being a BabyQuip customer myself, I’m excited that this new partnership will facilitate more seamless travel for parents, so they can plan ahead and enjoy their trip without worrying about gear, toys, or essentials for their kids.”
“At BabyQuip, we remove a big travel obstacle for families and give them peace-of-mind. When they discover all the gear they need and want can be waiting for them at their hotel, they will typically travel more often and to the locations where they know our service is offered,” said BabyQuip CEO, Fran Maier.
BabyQuip services are now available at five Curator member hotels, and we are looking to expand the program across other properties located in available markets. Curator member hotels currently offering BabyQuip services include:
Plantation Hale Suites: At this Hawaiian getaway, travelers can embrace the true Aloha Spirit. Located in the heart of Kauai, the hotel is the perfect place to experience a memorable Hawaiian vacation with the whole family, from the spacious suites, thoughtful amenities, friendly staff, and plenty of on-site activities.
Newport Harbor Island Resort: The iconic Newport Harbor Island Resort in Rhode Island offers elegant rooms with stunning views of Newport Harbor, waterfront dining, and a spa with floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding water, allowing the whole family to enjoy a nature-filled trip during the summer by the ocean, or the hotel’s ice rink during the winter months.
Banyan Harbor: Banyan Harbor Resort of Kauai is the perfect place for family vacations, group travel, and romantic getaways on the Garden Island. The Kauai hotel is located steps away from the famous Kalapaki Beach and minutes from Lihue Airport. The exquisite resort makes it easy to soak up the scenery and enjoy traditional island activities in one of the most breathtaking places on earth.
Maui Beach Hotel: At this Hawaiian oasis, families can enjoy the beauty of Maui without the crowds—and with much more convenience. The property offers comfort, convenience, and Aloha Spirit. Guests can relax by the pool with their little ones, indulge in a buffet dinner, and enjoy views out over Kahului Bay.
Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites: These apartment-style suites offer stunning views and amenities, also located next door to International Market Place, blocks from the beach. Guests can nest into their very own downtown pad in the heart of Waikiki at Ohia where the majority of its rooms feature kitchens, and all rooms come standard with a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and private lanai, to make the perfect home away from home.
For more information on Curator Hotel & Resort Collection, visit www.curatorhotelsandresorts.com.
About Curator Hotel & Resort Collection
Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is a distinct collection of small brands and independent lifestyle hotels and resorts worldwide, founded by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and a group of industry-leading hotel operators. Curator provides lifestyle hotels access to a wide breadth of program offerings to enhance the guest experience, employee engagement, and value creation while allowing their members the freedom to retain what makes their hotels unique. It offers the benefits of associating with other unique lifestyle hotels and brands while participating in best-in-class operating agreements, services, reporting, and technology. In addition to Pebblebrook, the founding members of Curator include Davidson Hospitality Group, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Provenance, Sage Hospitality Group, Springboard Hospitality, and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit www.curatorhotelsandresorts.com and follow us at @CuratorHotelsandResorts.
Founded in 2016, BabyQuip is the world's leading baby gear rental service, delivering clean, quality baby gear items—from car seats to strollers and more—to traveling families in over 1,200 locations in the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond. The BabyQuip platform, a managed marketplace, enables its community of nearly 1,500 independent contractors, called Quality Providers, the opportunity to build businesses renting and cleaning baby gear. Mostly moms, the Quality Providers benefit from an active and supportive community, ongoing training, and leads generated from both online advertising and through strategic partnerships.
For additional details on BabyQuip, please visit babyquip.com. The company was featured on Shark Tank in March 2020, awarded Most Innovative Baby Equipment Service by LuxLife, and named a winner in the first-ever Good Housekeeping 2023 Family Travel Awards. Follow the company on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Download the BabyQuip mobile app via Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Melanie Neff 305-677-3904 x23 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For independent lifestyle owners and operators interested in joining Curator:
- Jennifer Barnwell 240-507-1338 (email@example.com)
- Jenn Parks 240-660-9483 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For companies and service providers interested in partnering with Curator:
- Austin Segal 240-660-9428 (email@example.com)
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