Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Turkey (Istanbul and Turkbuku), India (all of it!!), and South Africa
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Montage Beverly Hills, Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, Baccarat
Favorite Vacation Spots: Mexico, Napa, Cartegena, and St. Barths
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: Sri Lanka, Borneo, Bali, and Cuba
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Japan, annual trip to Ibiza, Portugal, Sicily
New Hot Spot: Sri Lanka, Portorož, Trancoso, Guatemala, Mexico City and Merida
What I Cannot Travel Without: My travel blanket, an ultra-comfortable scarf, black J brand jeans, Chapstick Medicated, and tons of Fashion Magazines to read on the plane
Best Travel Advice: Talk to locals (waiters, bartenders, shop owners, etc.) and ask them their favorites/what is a place most tourists would not find on their own. Also, find out if the city has any local holidays or a day most shops/ museums/ restaurants are closed so that you do not miss out on something you really want to see or do. To get great deals, travel right before or after a destination’s high season, when the weather is still great, but the crowds are no longer there - you will save a ton!
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: The cultures you get to experience, the amazing food you get to try, the wonderful people you get to meet, and the stories that you have for the rest of your life.
The Reason I Do What I Do: I have the best job in the World… I get to help create people’s memories that they go on to tell their grandchildren.
My Specialty: Coming up with really creative and customized ideas and suggesting things that most people never knew they could even do or existed.
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: South Africa – nothing beats a Safari!
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Las Ventanas, Twin Farms, Le Toiny St. Barts, Baccarat NY, and Upper House Hong Kong
Favorite Vacation Spots: South of France, Balearic Islands, Miami, Brazil
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: Russia, Japan, and Cuba
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Ibiza, Marbella, Italy, Cartegena
New Hot Spot: Cuba and Oregon wine country
What I Cannot Travel Without: My dog – Maison, Blackberry along with extra batteries, EBOOST, and clear wireless
Best Travel Advice: When planning a trip, make sure you always have the most current destination information. The hotspots are constantly changing – what once was the trendy hotel, restaurant, or nightclub, may now be a thing of the past. Clients also tend to pack too many destinations, sites or doings into a limited number of days. It’s important to have a clear plan in order to maximize your time and experience in each destination.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: I find nothing better than taking a break from your everyday life in order to immerse yourself in different cultures, customs, cuisines, and environments. I also love how you can travel from any major city to another part of the world in less than six hours.
The Reason I Do What I Do: I love making our clients’ travel dreams come true. I love how I can take a blank slate and create a memorable experience that will last forever.
My Specialty: Attaining the unattainable.
DIRECTOR OF ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL
Director of Entertainment Travel
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Portugal and Nihiwatu in Indonesia
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Corinthia Hotel London, Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos, and The Greenwich Hotel in NYC
Favorite Vacation Spots: Mexico, Hawaii, and all over Europe
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: South Africa, Greece, & St. Barths
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Montana, London, Paris, & Austria
New Hot Spot: Iceland & Cuba
What I Cannot Travel Without: My iPhone, Kindle, Oribe Dry Shampoo Texturizing Spray, and in my dream world…a lie-flat seat in first class
Best Travel Advice: Before you start planning your vacation, you should thoroughly research your destination in order to make the most out of your experience. Make a list of everything you’d like to see and do - every neighborhood, museum, monument, etc. - in order to ensure your itinerary is tailored to your specific interests and vacation desires. You don’t want to miss anything! And of course, don’t forget a great camera or iPhone to document the trip!
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Getting to see, experience, and interact with different people and cultures around the world.
The Reason I Do What I Do: I love to travel, I love to plan, and I enjoy playing a part in creating memorable experiences for our clients.
My Specialty: Planning and organizing the most extravagant and over-the-top trips.
DIRECTOR OF LIFESTYLE TRAVEL
& CORPORATE SERVICES
Director of Lifestyle Travel & Corporate Services
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Bordeaux – the city, and the surrounding wine region!
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka, Meadowood in Napa Valley & The Beaumont in London
Favorite Vacation Spots: Uruguay & Nantucket
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: Borneo, Madagascar & San Sebastian
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Mauritius, Amsterdam, & South Africa
New Hot Spot: The Dolomites, Canouan Island, & Lapland
What I Cannot Travel Without: An eye mask, L’occitane After Sun Balm, Oribe dry shampoo and a good book!
Best Travel Advice: When traveling, I always like to pick up a copy of a local newspaper or magazine, such as Time Out, to read over breakfast. Regional publications are a great resource for tips on experiencing the destination like a local. Often times they will include restaurant reviews and events that were not published during the planning process of your vacation, as well as clue you into where the most of-the-moment spots are.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Getting to see, experience, and interact with different people and cultures around the world.
The Reason I Do What I Do: I love being able to share my favorite experiences and travel recommendations (as well as dream up new ones) on a daily basis.
My Specialty: Planning unique, creative and unforgettable events.
MARKETING & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER
Marketing & Brand Partnerships Manager
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Morocco, Puglia and St Moritz
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Four Seasons Resort Lanai & Palazzo Parigi in Milan
Favorite Vacation Spots: Capri
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: Kyoto, South Africa & Bali
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Aspen & Hawaii
New Hot Spot: Lisbon, Portugal
What I Cannot Travel Without: Caudile Lip Conditioner, Beats Headphones, Morgan Lane Eye Mask, and an oversized scarf to double as a blanket
Best Travel Advice: Expect the unexpected. And if all doesn't go to plan, laugh it off.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Someone picking up your towel after you ;-)
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Argentina, South Africa, Maldives, Japan, Brazil
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Beau Rivage Lausanne, Faena Miami Beach, Le Meurice
Favorite Vacation Spots: Ibiza, Miami, Zermatt, and the Bahamas
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: Vietnam, St-Barths, Amalfi Coast, Palawan Island
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Jordan
New Hot Spot: Cuba, Iceland, Portugal
What I Cannot Travel Without: Headphones, a good playlist, and my camera
Best Travel Advice: Set priorities of what you want to see and do on your trip before getting there, whether that's relaxing on a beach or exploring cultural sights.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Learning about new cultures and eating local food.
The Reason I Do What I Do: I am very passionate about travelling and experiencing unique cultures and countries.
My Specialty: I am detail-oriented and driven, so I would make sure that a client's trip exceeds their expectations and dreams.
Independent Contractor Services
& Luxury Travel Manager
Independent Contractor Services & Luxury Travel Manager
Favorite Destination I would HIGHLY Recommend: Santorini Greece, Queenstown NZ, Iceland and Japan
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve, The St. Regis Aspen, Montage Kapalua and The Waldorf Chicago
Favorite Vacation Spots: Argentina, Spain, Mexico and the Bahamas
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: India, South Africa, the Philippines
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Russia, Tulum and going back to Argentina
New Hot Spot: Always changing! There’s always somewhere new to explore.
What I Cannot Travel Without: My iPad, headphones and portable phone charger!
Best Travel Advice: Don’t try to cram in every museum, cathedral and tourist stop. Sometimes you get even more from a day leisurely enjoying the cuisine, wandering and meeting locals.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Experiencing all the food the world has to offer, seeing new places and usually the bathtubs in luxury hotels aren’t bad, either!
The Reason I Do What I Do: "I love meeting people and learning about cultures from all around the world. The world is so vast and different and, yet, our experiences can be so similar to one another.
My Specialty: I always figure it out! If you want to make it happen, we will, and it will be flawless!
DIRECTOR OF LEISURE TRAVEL
Director of Leisure Travel
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Capri and Amalfi Coast in Italy and all of Argentina
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Farm at Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, Vines Resort & Spa in Mendoza, Le Royal Monceau in Paris, Nizuc in Mexico
Favorite Vacation Spots: Anguilla, Costa Rica, South of France, Berlin
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: Turkey, Puglia, Thailand, Tanzania
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Panama, Germany, Austria
New Hot Spot: Nicaragua, Croatia, Patagonia
What I Cannot Travel Without: Tinted SPF lip balm, a 4 wheel suitcase, my kindle and a good pair of socks in my carry-on
Best Travel Advice: When traveling to a foreign destination, I always recommend booking a tour guide for your first full day instead of waiting until later in the trip. That way, you can get a thorough orientation from the start, instead of winging it on your own and missing out. Also, you can pick their brain for great tips and local suggestions to use during the rest of your stay.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Being able to escape your everyday life
The Reason I Do What I Do: Travel, entertainment, good food and great experiences are what everyone works hard to be able to include in their lives. I am lucky enough to have a job that revolves around these things and making them realities. What’s not to love?
My Specialty: Getting to know my clients’ personal taste and interests and then being able to match them up with the destination or hotel that’s perfect for them.
LUXURY TRAVEL CONSULTANT
Luxury Travel Consultant
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Italy
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: JK Capri and the Baccarat
Favorite Vacation Spots: Cabo Mexico, South of France, Amalfi Coast
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: South Africa, Thailand & Vietnam
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Croatia
New Hot Spot: Havana, Cuba & Boscas del Toro, Panama
What I Cannot Travel Without: My workout clothes and my music
Best Travel Advice: Don't over plan or pack too much into 1 day. Having some flexibility is key.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Experiencing world class spas and extraordinary cuisine.
The Reason I Do What I Do: I'm a hotel junky and never get tired of learning about new destinations, room products and properties!
My Specialty: Luxury family travel. I cater to every detail ensuring my clients' can fully enjoy every moment of their travel planning and their trip!
EVENTS & CONCIERGE MANAGER
Events & Concierge Manager
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Mykonos, Tel Aviv, Forte de Marmi
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Bulgari Milano, One&Only Ocean Club, Montage Beverly Hills
Favorite Vacation Spots: St. Barts, Aspen, Tulum
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: St. Moritz, Bali, Tokyo
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Cannes Film Festival, Yacht Week in Croatia, Coachella!
New Hot Spot: Cartagena, Tel Aviv and Dubai
What I Cannot Travel Without: Good company ;-)
Best Travel Advice: Do as the locals do. Always over-pack.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Being pampered with exceptional service at the world’s most premier properties.
The Reason I Do What I Do: I am passionate about providing access that often seems impossible, all while maintaining the highest caliber of around the clock service.
My Specialty: Never missing a phone call.
Favorite Destination I would HIGHLY Recommend: The Swiss alps for my fellow luxury ski destination lovers
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: 1 Hotel South Beach, Le Roch Paris, The Murray Hong Kong & Capri Tiberio Palace
Favorite Vacation Spots: Miami, Aspen & Greek Islands
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: Bora Bora, Whistler & Japan
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Newport, Austin & Mykonos
New Hot Spot: Lisbon, Cartagena & Iceland
What I Cannot Travel Without: A comfy travel blanket, Beats headphones & Peter Thomas Roth cucumber eye pads…they are the best for jet lag!
Best Travel Advice: Do some research about the location your traveling to in order to help generally decide what you want to do while you’re visiting. Following travel and lifestyle bloggers can help to curate places to visit or things you might want to see depending on your personality.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Experiencing different cultures, trying amazing food and meeting people you’ll have memories with forever.
The Reason I Do What I Do: There’s nothing better than learning about different destinations on a day to day basis. Seeing a single person or a group having an amazing time through the months of work you’ve done planning is really rewarding.
My Specialty: Finding the prettiest hotels and best restaurants anywhere in the world.
PAT DE VIVO
PAT DE VIVO
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: Positano, Italy, Rothenberg, Germany and New York, NY
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood, Trump International Hotel and Tower, New York, Le Sirenuse, Positano Italy
Favorite Vacation Spots: Italy & France
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: The Azores, Maldives, Australia
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Hawaii, Aix En Provence, France
New Hot Spot: Berlin
What I Cannot Travel Without: My e-ticket!
Best Travel Advice: If you don't travel, your heirs will. Traverse as many time zones as you can. Experience different cultures, different cuisines and always, always, use a travel professional.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Being able to exercise our fundamental right to travel. Travel is, and always will be a gift. Though we are in the social media age, there is nothing more rewarding than actually shaking someone's hand, and/or helping an elderly person with their groceries in another country.
The Reason I Do What I Do: Your travel experience today begins the moment you enter the airport. We are committed to making our client's travel experience uneventful, until they arrive at their destination.
My Specialty: Getting you there, getting you around and getting you home — the way you want it.
Favorite Destination I Would HIGHLY Recommend: The Resort at Paws Up in Montana (each April, they host “Wine & Bitch,” a luxury vacation designed for the canine and owner, where humans will enjoy wine tastings and rustic ranch cuisine and dogs will rejuvenate with doggie spa treatments and gourmet treats)
Hotels I Wish I Lived in: Acqualina Miami Beach (they gave me a personalized water bottle upon arrival, the dog butler took me for a walk, and gave me treats) and Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale (they gave me a personalized blanket, collar, and doggy bed)
Favorite Vacation Spots: South Beach and Park City
Destinations I Most Want to Visit: St. Tropez (hopefully my owners will take me next year!)
The Next Trips I Have Planned: Palm Beach and Brazil
New Hot Spot: Hotel deLuxe Portland – the entire 3rd floor is dedicated to dogs, and the services range from dog room service to dog massage to even a dog psychic!
What I Cannot Travel Without: Bully sticks and my American Apparel sweatshirt
Best Travel Advice: Before travelling internationally, be sure to check with your vet and the local consulate to make sure you have all the correct shots and paperwork.
Biggest Luxury About Traveling: Getting pampered by the hotels and getting to explore new grounds.
The Reason I Do What I Do: It’s an easy life…
My Specialty: Snuggling