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GILT CITY EXPANDING INTO FOUR NEW MARKETS
Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle & Washington DC launching July 18
July 18, 2011 (New York, NY) - Gilt City, the leading online lifestyle destination featuring local offers and experiences, announces expansion into four premier U.S. markets – Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and Washington, D.C. With today's launches, Gilt City is now available in 10 cities.
This marks the company's latest expansion since launching in September 2010. Gilt City is also available in New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Tokyo with over 1.8 million members worldwide.
“We are thrilled to provide residents of our four newest cities with coveted experiences and exclusive offers that will help them explore and discover all of the wonderful things that make their cities great. Our four new markets possess the ideal mix of discerning customers and a rich assortment of local businesses,” said Gilt City President, Nathan Richardson. “In the past year, we have built a level of trust with our members that we can deliver premium insider access to the best restaurants, spas, salons, entertainment, and services their cities have to offer. At the same time, we have built a strong marketing platform for local merchants to connect them to the highest value customers in their communities.”
Gilt City offers members exclusive access and unique experiences that allow them to connect and interact with their city in unexpected ways. Gilt City will debut in these new markets with a tiered rollout of curated events and experiences. Beginning July 18 and continuing on for two weeks, Gilt City will give members daily access to curated offers and events such as indulgent treatments at a hard to get into spa, custom tastings at new local restaurants and exclusive screenings of yet-to-be released summer blockbusters. This consumer roll out will culminate with a Gilt City sponsored concert featuring an incredible musical performance and VIP cocktail party. Gilt City is also celebrating local vendors by hosting a marquee event to cultivate new and exciting merchant relationships.
“As the local arm of Gilt Groupe, Gilt City brings our curated lifestyle to our customers through rich and engaging experiences. Gilt City is one of our fastest growing verticals and we are proud of the remarkable progress it has made in such a short amount of time,” said Gilt Groupe’s chief executive officer, Kevin Ryan. “By leveraging Gilt Groupe’s loyal existing customer base, the trust we have built with our members, and our strong merchant relationships, we plan to capitalize on this momentum with continued expansion into great cities of the world.”
To ensure that every offer on the site captures each city’s individuality, the brand employs a team of local Curators who are on the ground in each market working with the best vendors to put together the most unique packages. From epicurean adventures with famed local chefs to indulgent spa services with a twist, Gilt City curates the site to highlight the best that their city has to offer in an effort to make residents love their city more.
For more information about Gilt City’s new markets, please visit:
Gilt City Atlanta: www.giltcity.com/atlantavip Gilt City DC: www.giltcity.com/dcvip Gilt City Seattle: www.giltcity.com/seattlevip Gilt City Dallas: www.giltcity.com/dallasvip
Press contacts: Jaime David: [email protected], 646-524-9419 Caitlyn Carpanzano: [email protected], 646-524-9380
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About Gilt City: Gilt City provides access to a broad range of local services at exclusive prices to its membership. Each sale lasts seven days and features many of a city's most sought-after restaurants, concerts, cultural offerings and more. Gilt City is currently available in 10 markets including: New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and Washington DC. A subsidiary of Gilt Groupe Inc., Gilt City is headquartered in New York City with local curators in each market. To find out more please visit www.giltcity.com.