Park Place Maserati hosts Levante Ladies Lunch
By David Alvey. Photos by Tony Valadez
May 17, 2017
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More than 50 ladies recently slipped into spring during a recent afternoon with fashion, fragrances, and food while savoring the passionate Italian design of the Levante, Maserati’s first SUV.

NorthPark Center provided gorgeous fashions from Roberto Cavalli and guests were treated to amazing scents by Parfums Houbigant of Paris. Lilium created beautiful arrangements for the tables where guests dined on lunch served by Lombardi Family Concepts with timeless tempos from DJ Steffi Burns.

Guests attending the lunch included Gina Ginsburg of The Hair Bar, Catherine Lowe from ABC’s The Bachelor, Alexa Conomos and Alanna Sarabia from WFAA-TV, Leah Frazier of Inspire N Style, as well as Meredith Marceau and Rachel Roberts from NorthPark Center.

Rebecca Maribito, Park Place Premier Collection GM Heath Strayhan, Emily Ray-Porter

“It’s always a pleasure to entertain some of the stunning style-makers of Dallas,” said Liz Shafton, senior marketing manager for Park Place Dealerships. “Women enjoy their vehicles. Getting around town in the stylish Maserati Levante, which also happens to be engineered to master any situation effortlessly, is a great choice for gals on the go. ”

The Levante starts at $72,000 MSRP with a 3.0 liter, twin-turbo V-6 offering 345 horsepower and an 8-speed gearbox to propel this stylish crossover from 0-to-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Or step into the S model for about $82,000 with a 424 hp turbocharged V-6 to go from 0-to-60 in about 5 seconds. Built in Italy, the new twin-turbo engines were designed by Maserati and built by Ferrari. Producing the trademark Maserati growl, the beefy note is even more pronounced when you switch to sport mode. It just might be enough to move you to the front of the carpool line. Or, at the very least, this beautiful beast will command respect and turn heads.

“The Levante has been a great addition to the Maserati lineup,” said Heath Strayhan, general manager of Park Place Maserati. “It is a tremendous vehicle that offers so much to the buyer. We enjoyed showing the Levante off to a group of ladies that are stylish and enjoy the finer elements of fashion, including in a luxury vehicle.”

While the luxury SUV may be a beast underneath, the Levante is pure beauty inside with the finest Italian leather and hand-stitching throughout the cabin. An 8.4-inch touchscreen controls all media and audio including a Bowers & Wilkins audio upgrade, which will push 1280 watts of sound through 17 speakers.

Maserati’s first SUV has reportedly been tested more than any previous Maserati, starting with 1.7 million road miles on four continents and New Zealand.

Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn Avenue. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,100 people at 17 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, smart, Jaguar, Lotus, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, and Maserati. For more information about Park Place Dealerships, visit