Famous candy-maker Lauren opens outlet at Marriott resort

PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA Marriott’s Shadow Ridge in Palm Desert, California, is bringing a sweet experience to its owners and guests with the opening of its very own Dylan’s Candy Bar, modeled after the innovative New York flagship store.

“The Marriott Vacation Club experience is about creating memorable moments for our owners and guests,” says Daniel Slaughter, general manager of Marriott’s Shadow Ridge. “We’re excited to offer the first Dylan’s Candy Bar at a Marriott resort and see this as the perfect complement to our amenities at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge.”

The shop features bright turquoise walls with a candy-coated ceiling, custom candy-themed light fixtures and shelves full of tantalizing treats. Besides various flavors of Dylan’s Candy Bar’s exclusive line of chocolate bars, the shop includes a Whirly Pop Tree with branches of lickable lollipops and candy-inspired apparel and accessories.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, pick up something sweet for your sweetheart with Dylan’s Candy Bar Valentine’s Day special edition chocolate bars, including a premium Belgian milk chocolate Bleeding Heart Bar filled with sweet red caramel.

The iconic Dylan’s Candy Bar was founded by Dylan Lauren, daughter of legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren. The first Dylan’s Candy Bar, located in New York City, opened in 2001. Other locations have opened in East Hampton and Roosevelt Field, New York; Orlando; and Houston.

“As a great explorer—of candy, that is—I love traveling and discovering new treats from around the world,” Dylan Lauren says. “By partnering with Marriott’s Shadow Ridge, we have combined the delight of luxury vacationing with the deliciousness of candy to create a mouthwatering duo that will ensure the sweetest of escapes.”

Located in the heart of Palm Desert, Marriott’s Shadow Ridge boasts 497 one- and two-bedroom villas with approximately 1,100 to 1,300 sq. ft. of living space. The resort is home to Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club, the first Nick Faldo-designed championship golf course in the United States, and the Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott.