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GBK Hosts the first Gifting lounge in honor of the Oscars, post the pandemic

 

Tori Kelly receiving fabulous Yuvika Jewelry

Los Angeles, 4th May 2021. The Oscar awards are the highest recognition of talent and performance to the entertainment industry. After more than a year of lockdown, GBK hosted the first Celebrity Gifting suite in honor of the Oscars post pandemic from Wednesday the 21st April to Saturday the 24th April . The 2021 eON Mist Sanitizer Pre-Oscars lounge presented by GBK Brand Bar at the La Peer hotel this year teamed up with premiere brands from all around the world to gift the most innovative and unique gifts worth 70k to the guests in attendance.

GBK, which has long been a leader in Luxury lifestyle gift lounges and special events, specializing in entertainment marketing integration and this event did not disappoint one bit.

Held at the beautiful Kimpton La Peer Hotel in Beverly Hills, what did the guests get to enjoy this year? Well, International brands were definitely a theme this year with several incredible global companies offering their products and services.

The celebrities and sports stars who attended this week's GBK Pre-ESPY Awards event were treated to gifts such as a full body optimization package by Beverly Hills and Rehab, personal training sessions from Dogpound, Wellness services by Elite Spa, soothing sounds from Mindful chair, sanitizing mist from eON Sanitizing mist company, Swimwear by Cabo Couture, Portraits by James Peter Henry and custom shoes from Superva 1 of 1's.

For beauty treats, some of the brands that were present included Anti-aging beauty products from PBF Vanish Inc, supplements from Source Naturals, gift package from RESET IV, Pain patches from Kailo, CBD Enhanced pain gel from Growing Green CDB, on-the-go CBD from delight cafe, organic salve from Yassi's Butta and a gift package from HollyGold. MOTEV gifted all the exclusive celebrity guests luxurious transportation to and from an event of their choice.

Also present were Realm Wines, who gifted a bottle of Napa Valley wine, chocolates from John Kelly Chocolates, seasonal fruits from The Farmer of Wheels, Confetti cookies from Vice Bake Shop, Expresso Martini kit from Tesse Restaurant, Delicious hot sauce from OG, dinner for 2 at Gastro Garage and one year's worth of free pizza from the Chicago Stuffed Pizza company.

No gifting event impresses unless it includes travel treats. Nominees were excited to receive a complimentary 3 night villa stay at the Sailrock resort,Turks and Caicos. Guests were also treated to a 2 night stay at the award-winning Raisawa resort in Taveuni Fiji. The fabulous Casa de Campo Resort and villas, in La Romana, Dominican Republic gifted a complimentary 3 night luxury stay in their Villas for 2 people. The Kahari resort in the Exumas on stocking island, Bahamas gifted a 3 night eco-friendly stay at the Kahari resort. The host venue for the event, Kimpton La Peer Hotel also provided all guests for a one night stay at their luxurious hotel as well as a gift certificate to use at the Hotel gift shop.

Eugene Levy with eOn Sanitizer Mist

GBK events are never complete without giving back to society and supporting great causes. As with every GBK Lounge there was a charity on-site to inform and engage their guests and this year World Central Kitchen was chosen, whose mission is to use the power of food to nourish communities in grief-stricken and developing countries. Founded in 2010, it is he headed by the celebrity chef, Jose Andres of the famed Bazaar restaurant in Beverly Hills. Another charity that was highlighted was the World Wildlife Fund, which is an international NGO founded in 1961 that world in the preservation of wildlife around the world. The Music was provided byDJ Aaron Colbert who also offered guests a complimentary hour of DJ services.

To conclude, it was a decadent and thoughtful gifting lounge with all the guests thoroughly enjoying what was on offer.

GBK is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, formed in 2000 by Gavin Kelly. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com. We look forward to bringing to you the next GBK event that is not too far off

 

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