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Rent The Runway's Closet Concierge Is Going to Fix Your Travel Wardrobe Woes

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One of the pains of travel has to be deciding what to pack. Plus, with so many airlines charging for checked bags, you often have to pair down your wardrobe to the essentials. But two companies decided to pair up to get rid of that headache for travelers. W Hotels and Rent The Runway just launched the RTR Closet Concierge allowing guests to have designer duds delivered to their rooms.

After booking a stay at W Aspen, W Washington D.C., W Hollywood, and American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property W South Beach, you can choose four styles to rent from Rent the Runway’s Unlimited Closet for the duration of your stay for just $69. This includes apparel across all categories like formal wear, outerwear, ski, athleisure, denim, and more, in addition to handbags, accessories, and jewelry from the world’s top designers.

The selected items will then be delivered and unpacked in your room before arrival. And to make it easier, there will be a destination-curated assortment of looks tailored to each hotel location. Those looks make use of Rent the Runway’s proprietary data on trending colors, designers, silhouettes, and the climate of the destination. To return, guests simply drop-off the items at the Welcome Desk at check-out.

“The experience is truly white-glove,” Jennifer Hyman, Rent The Runway CEO and Co-Founder, told Departures. “The ability to travel without luggage and have the perfect RTR travel wardrobe waiting for her when she checks in—no shopping, packing, or baggage required—is redefining luxury.”

The ultimate purpose, according to Hyman, is to save time and money, without sacrificing style, and, not to mention, bring the lightest carry-on ever.

“Rent the Runway is working to constantly transform how our members think about ownership as well as optimize their time,” she added. “We’ve already changed how our members get dressed every day, and expanding into travel was a natural extension. Coming from Starwood, I always dreamed about the concept of traveling luggage free. W Hotels was the perfect partner to bring this to life.”

Also, this comes at the perfect time for anyone planning a ski trip at the W Aspen. On December 3, Rent The Runway announced the addition of athleisure and ski apparel to its vast assortment of rentable clothing. This will include ski pants, thermal sweaters, jumpsuits, coats, hoodies, sweaters, and more from brands like Lululemon and Aztech Mountain.


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