Desert River sign partnership and marketing agreement with CORT, the top US Event Furnishings company
CORT Event Furnishings, USA’s largest event furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, and Desert River, a Dubai based high-end event rentals company today announce the signing of a partnership and marketing agreement.
Under the agreement, Desert River will be the exclusive provider of specialty event furniture to CORT customers in the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and CORT will be the exclusive supplier of specialty event furniture to Desert River customers in the USA.
From today on, CORT’s corporate customers will be able to book with Desert River for their rental requirements in the GCC, knowing that they will be well looked after, enjoying preferential treatment and preferential rates.
Dave Flory, Director of National Accounts & Exhibit House Sales from CORT Event Furnishings explains: “This partnership means that CORT Event Furnishings can now offer its USA based event planners modern, upscale furnishing & lighting in the Gulf region as well. We are very pleased to have found in Desert River a partner that shares our vision of style and unparalleled customer service, and that knows the specific market requirements of the Gulf region”.
CORT Event Furnishings and Desert River are jointly developing the CORT Rental Network Service Standards, whereby event planners know in advance exactly the quality of the products and level of service that can be expected when making a booking. It’s all about peace of mind.
Claudia van der Werf, Director at Desert River added: "We are extremely proud and honoured to partner with CORT and to extend our rental products and services to their customers in the GCC. We will also be developing joint marketing initiatives and sharing best practices with CORT.”
As part of this agreement, Desert River has launched CORT’s very popular seating called Endless Collection featuring modular ottomans that can be used alone or with low seat backs to build dramatic sofa, serpentine or circular seating configurations.
In addition, for immediate rental is now also available the Oz Collection, which are crisp white ultra-soft leather split-back sofas that fold up and down to create different looks and tailor to individual event spaces and client specifications.
Lounge22 powered by CORT is a contemporary luxury furniture range that is handcrafted in Los Angeles. Select pieces are now available for rent in the GCC, and this collection will be expanded over the coming months.
“Event planners are creating high profile events that require cutting edge pieces, like from the Endless and the Lounge22 ranges,” added Van der Werf, “and from now on Desert River is the go-to company for modern rental furniture.”
Over the coming months, CORT Event Furnishings and Desert River will roll-out joint marketing, shared services and customer service programs. Both companies remain independently owned and operated.
About CORT Event Furnishings
CORT Event Furnishings is a USA-wide provider of furnishings for the exhibit and events industry. From high-profile corporate events and wedding receptions, CORT provides the rental furnishings that make events possible. CORT also provides rental furniture to the majority of trade shows and conferences in the USA, including shows and events in Canada. For more information, visit www.CORTevents.com.
For the past 40 years, CORT has been a leading provider in rental furniture and has provided services to more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. CORT is a Berkshire Hathaway company and has offices in every major U.S. market and a global furniture rental network of affiliates in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.cort.com.
About Desert River
A Dubai based event rentals company offering an exciting range of high quality furniture and decorative items. It offers full-service rentals of iconic designer pieces & lighting to high profile customers in the GCC, such as blue-chip companies, event organisers, government institutions, private individuals and royalty. From its Dubai offices, Desert River services the entire GCC with plans to open more offices throughout the region in the near future. For more information, visit www.DesertRiver.com.
Media Contact USA (CORT)
(704) 552-3902 (704) 552-3902
Media Contact GCC (Desert River)
Claudia van der Werf
971 4 323 3636