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2022 Q2

By July 7, 2022Newsletter

To our Axcess Family,

I hope all are enjoying the start of summer!

We’re delighted to welcome Caviar Russe to our family of brands. Caviar Russe is among the finest caviar brands in the world. All their caviar is sourced from their exclusive farm in Germany. Today, they’re one of the largest distributors of caviar in the US with extensive relationships in the hospitality industry, cruise ships, and traditional retail, i.e. Whole Foods. Their Michelin star Caviar Russe restaurant in NYC is probably my favorite restaurant in NYC. They also have a location in the Four Seasons Miami. For any of your surprise and delight gifting needs and/or one of the best dining experiences you’ll ever experience, please feel free to reach out to Eddy (edward@caviarrusse.com) to organize.

Under Featured Work this quarter, we’re especially proud of the launch of IGY Trident. For the past two years we’ve worked side by side with the IGY leadership to launch what we believe is the “Augusta for superyacht owners” globally. We believe this new membership program will disrupt and permanently transform the superyacht community.

Lastly, we’re thrilled to feature the news regarding Human Longevity, Inc. and Freedom Acquisition Corp. We’ve had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Craig Venter from nearly the inception of HLI, and especially proud to be a close advisor and board member to Dr. Wei Wu He, HLI Chairman & CEO. As I’ve said again and again, going through the HLI program is the greatest gift I can recommend to any friend or family member.

Wishing all a wonderful summer with your families, and as always, please feel free to reach out if there are any meaningful ways to partner with or utilize the various brands highlighted below.

Best,
Kirk, Brett and the Axcess Team

New Axcess Family Member

Featured Work

 

ISLAND GLOBAL YACHTING TRANSFORMS SUPERYACHT OWNERSHIP VIA IGY TRIDENT – A NEXT-GENERATION MEMBERSHIP COLLECTIVE

Island Global Yachting (IGY), the only global network of premium yachting destinations and yacht management services, launched the IGY Trident Collective, the first-ever global collective of superyacht owners. This highly exclusive, by invitation only private membership program simplifies and enhances superyacht ownership via specialized, next-generation benefits. In collaboration with best-in-class partners, benefits include guaranteed global dockage, fuel bunkering, proprietary hull insurance, yacht management, crew service training, yacht agency services, captain and crew benefits, comprehensive health and wellness solutions, and access to curated lifestyle events and experiences. With just 30 first level memberships currently available, IGY’s CEO Tom Mukamal revealed that a number of owners are already exploring the opportunities the program will offer, having experienced an initial taster against the glamorous backdrop of the inaugural Miami F1 Grand prix. Axcess worked closely with the IGY team to interpret and curate the Trident launch in Miami, the first of many glittering private events Trident members can look forward to attending. (Learn More)

AXW Family Members in the News

 

HUMAN LONGEVITY INC. AND FREEDOM ACQUISITION 1 ANNOUNCE THEIR INTENTION TO COMBINE

Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), built by the pioneers of the human genome sequencing effort, and Freedom Acquisition I Corporation (Freedom, NYSE: FACT), a publicly traded special acquisition company, announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent for a proposed business combination that would result in HLI becoming a publicly listed company. Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company would be expected to remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange under a new ticker symbol. There can be no assurance that a definitive agreement will be entered into or that the proposed transaction will be consummated. (Read More)

 

HUMAN LONGEVITY INC. LAUNCHES DIGITAL MAGAZINE, LIVING 100+

Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) has created an exclusive program that combines the power of cutting-edge diagnostics and world-class physicians for you. It starts with a comprehensive array of advanced testing to create your unique baseline. They then apply state-of-the-art diagnostics and longevity care to help you attain your best health both for the present but for the future. HLI has taken their expertise and also applied it to their own quarterly magazine, Living 100+. Living 100+’s purpose is to inform and inspire you to live a long and healthy life. They plan to help you achieve that goal by providing you with content of the highest quality, including information regarding breakthrough research, diagnostics, and therapeutics from some of the most distinguished minds in science, medicine and technology. To that end, they are honored that Massachusetts General Hospital has contributed three compelling articles. The inaugural issue is on the Science of Cancer Prevention. (Living 100+ Inaugural Issue)

 

SLEEPSCORE LABS AND WW TEAM UP FOR WELLNESSWINS REWARDS PROGRAM

WW / WeightWatchers, a global leader in wellness powering the world’s leading sustainable weight-loss program, recently added SleepScore Labs – the company behind the science of sleep improvement which spun out of Resmed, the global leader in sleep solutions, to the exclusive portfolio of products and services in its WellnessWins rewards program.

WW offers WellnessWins incentivizes and celebrates members throughout all stages of their wellness journey. As members take on WW’s nutrition program, they are encouraged to build healthy habits through tracking foods, staying active, and attending Workshops. Through this partnership, WW members can redeem their WellnessWins points to get two free months of SleepScore’s Premium Sleep Improvement Program. This personalized and adaptive program goes beyond sleep tracking, focusing on enabling lasting sleep improvement. SleepScore provides actionable insights and advice from sleep experts, along with tailored solutions, reports that could be shared with physicians, and more, all backed by over 90 million hours of the most accurate and contextual sleep data.

Healthy sleep is recognized as the single most effective health pillar at resetting and restoring the brain and body, enabling a healthy lifestyle, and as such sleep deprivation affects every physiological function in the body. This partnership allows WW to further expand beyond weight loss and into wellness by awarding members with programs that complement their growing ecosystem.

 

AMAZON CONSUMER CHIEF DAVE CLARK TO JOIN FLEXPORT AS ITS NEW CEO

Supply chain software start-up Flexport has tapped Dave Clark, Amazon’s worldwide consumer chief, to serve as its new CEO. Clark will take the helm at Flexport on September 1. Flexport founder and CEO Ryan Petersen will transition into the role of executive chairman as of March 2023. Clark will also join Flexport’s board in September. Clark, who worked at Amazon for more than two decades, brings to Flexport deep expertise in logistics and fulfillment systems. He built Amazon’s warehouse network from only a few facilities to a massive footprint touching almost every corner of the U.S. Clark was also responsible for Amazon’s juggernaut of a transportation arm, which now spans fleets of planes, trucks and delivery vans that are increasingly in house, and less reliant on outside carriers like the U.S. Postal Service and UPS. (Read More)

 

EMPIRECLS ADDS A NEW MIDWESTERN LOCATION

It is one of EmpireCLS’s most frequently traveled cities and although it has previously been serviced through their vetted alliance partners for as long as they have been business, EmpireCLS is excited to announce the great city of Chicago as a new corporate-owned market for their company. Just like their owned markets of New York and Los Angeles, their Chicago fleet of stunning new model vehicles are driven by an EmpireCLS all-employee team of highly trained chauffeurs. In fact, they are the only luxury chauffeured service in Chicago to employee all of its drivers. They do not franchise and never use independent owner drivers, a business model that has served their clients well for quality control and consistency of service since 1981. (Learn More)

 

OMNI VIKING LAKES RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE FINEST OMNI HOTELS IN THE US

As the hotel asset manager for this property since inception, we’re especially proud of the ongoing recognition of the Omni Hotel in the spectacular Viking Lakes community. When your travels bring you to Minnesota – for either business or pleasure – the premier place to stay is Omni Viking Lakes Hotel. Anchored by the Minnesota Vikings team headquarters and practice facility, this four-star, full-service hotel in Eagan, Minn., features an indoor heated pool, a full-service spa, bars and restaurants, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, and close proximity to the area’s most traveled destinations and attractions. Enjoy a stay this summer through September 10, 2022, and book the hotel’s Stay More, Play More package, and enjoy savings on the entire visit. If your company has any upcoming / future corporate meetings, retreats, or special events, please contact Mike Hubnik at mike.hubnik@omnihotels.com for Axcess Family Pricing.

 

ONDA TEQUILA SELTZER RECEIVES SIGNIFICANT GROWTH INVESTMENT FROM EXISTING INVESTORS

Onda, a leading brand of tequila seltzer, has received a $12.5 million growth investment led by the company’s existing investors, Aria Growth Partners and beverage industry veteran Clayton Christopher. Other investors include 25madison and leaders of the fashion powerhouse Revolve. The investment will fuel continued expansion of Onda’s award-winning, premium tequila seltzer. Onda, which was co-founded by actor Shay Mitchell, is also announcing a strategic partnership as the exclusive tequila seltzer of the next-generation fashion retailer Revolve. (Read More)

 

IHG HOTELS & RESORTS TAPS MEDALLIA ZINGLE TO CREATE EXCEPTIONAL GUEST EXPERIENCES IN THE MOMENT

Medallia, Inc., the global leader in customer and employee experience, announced that IHG Hotels & Resorts has selected the leading intelligent messaging platform, Medallia Zingle, as a preferred vendor for all brands and service levels across its portfolio of nearly 6,000 hotels in over 100 countries around the world to enhance the overall guest and employee experience. Now with Medallia Zingle, IHG’s global guests can engage in real time with on-property teams, in their preferred language and method of communication, including SMS text, in-app, web chat or social messaging apps such as WhatsApp. Medallia Zingle will also facilitate IHG’s on-site property teams’ ability to proactively engage with guests during their stay, respond to requests more efficiently and create meaningful connections – enhancing overall guest experience and brand satisfaction. (Read More)