The World's First Philanthropic Vacation Club | Getaway 2 Give Collection

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

It started awhile ago when Adam Capes was the co-founder and president of a luxury residence fund called Equity Estates. This fund was, at the time in 2006, one of many playing in the destination club space, but Equity Estates had two exceptional differentiators: it was an equity based fund, where the members owned the homes they vacationed in (Right now, in 2012, it is the only equity based club that is successful, and still in existence). And second, was its philanthropic component, an unusual aspect to any destination club, back then.... Read More

Own a Piece of Arkansas History With a Unique New Residence Club Concept

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Private Residence Clubs have been around since the early 2000's—they were basic offshoots of the fractional idea, where the buyer becomes the owner of a fraction of the property, and is allowed to use it for an equal amount of time, expressed in fractions. If the buyer has a 1/10th share he has about five weeks of time at the property. The Private Residence Club is basically a high end, multi-amenity luxury fractional. They were popular at the outset, but with the decline in the economy, many did not survive. Those that did, however, are doing well.... Read More

Exclusive Resorts and Abercrombie & Kent Form a New Strategic Partnership

Nov 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Exclusive Resorts®, a leader in luxury destination clubs for 10+ years, announced yesterday, November 26, 2012, that it would assume all operations of the Abercrombie & Kent’s Residence Club portfolio. It was also announced that Abercrombie & Kent is now the Worldwide Travel Experience Provider for Exclusive Resorts, providing members with access to private and independent travel anywhere in the world.... Read More

St. Regis Aspen and "Food & Wine" Announce New Chef's Club

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The St. Regis Aspen has announced its latest partnership with "Food & Wine" magazine to bring some of the country’s best new chefs to the stunning resort for the season. The beautifully designed Chefs Club by Food & Wine, which opened this past summer featuring outdoor seating and a cozy fireplace, brings four great chefs to the property twice a year to create seasonally inspired dishes for the luxurious ski resort’s stylish patrons.... Read More

Quintess Collection Adds 20 Destinations for 2012

Oct 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private luxury travel specialist Quintess Collection has increased its portfolio of luxury residences around the world by 33 percent this year. The company boasts more than 170 premium properties for its members. Aspen, Buenos Aires, Cannes, India, London, Los Cabos, Maui, New York, New Zealand, Paris, South Africa, and Tuscany are some of the exotic locations available. “This has been a banner year in the club’s progression and evolution,” said Pete Estler, founder and CEO of Club Holdings, the parent company of The Quintess Collection. “We’ve been able to enhance the value of membership in The Quintess Collection by offering the most exceptional range of homes and destinations than at any time in our history.” Mr. Estler further stated that the company’s goal is to offer its members... Read More

Interview With Stephen J. Cloobeck on the Worth & Value of Vacation Ownership

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

As with many ideas that have stood the test of time, the original idea of timeshare is a good one. It is the basis for mid level and high-end fractionals, for private residence clubs, and, arguably, for many equity and non-equity based destination clubs.... Read More

Luxury Home Exchange Program Benefits Second Home Owners

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

3RD HOME provides second home owners with an opportunity to optimize the potential of their real estate asset through an innovative home exchange program. “A vacation home often represents a defining and compelling residential lifestyle experience for its owners. We created 3RD HOME to fill a need expressed by the most discerning individuals to find a desirable, safe and trustworthy way to expand the use of these residences,” said founder and CEO Wade Shealy. “Second homes are costly assets, requiring 12 months of expense without 12 months of use. Their owners will frequently journey to the same destination in order to justify their investment rather than exploring new places. The 3RD HOME community provides members with a safe and easy platform for anytime access to the world’s finest... Read More

Bahamas' Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club Projects Sales Records for 2012

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury private club Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club is forecasting record real estate sales for 2012 at more than $225 million. The deluxe 585-acre mixed-use development, located on the Great Guana Cay, in the Abaco Islands, bases its projection of unprecedented revenues on 45 new club member families and closings and construction contracts in process set to close in 2012.... Read More

Beachfront Villas in Costa Rica Added to Private Residence Club The Palms

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private residence club The Palms at Playa Flamingo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, recently announced that two new 3,000-square-foot beachfront villas are available. The new properties, a ground floor and an upper unit, are also the largest accommodations that the exclusive club offers. Both residences feature dark-colored hardwood floors, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder room. The kitchens are spacious and feature Sub-Zero and Viking appliances. The upper and lower villas are for sale at $2.5 million and $2.25 million, respectively. The Palms Private Residence Club is located on the Pacific Coast’s Playa Flamingo. There are 32 luxury villas at the Palms. Potential owners can purchase a one-eighth interest at $149,000... Read More

Vacation Club in Mexico Launches Lifestyle Blog for its Luxury Resorts

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mexico’s Vida Vacations launched the Vida Vibe Lifestyle Blog to showcase its luxury resorts and engage better with club members. The high-end vacation club has resort properties throughout the country under luxury hotel brands such as Mayan Palace, The Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, and The Bliss. Golf tips, water sports, culture, art, sightseeing tips, and other information relating to the area will be the focus of Vida Vacation’s blog posts. Members also are encouraged to share their experiences and memories stemming from their adventures. The exclusive vacation club is an entity owned by Grupo Vidanta. The firm, which began in 1974, is one of Mexico’s leading developers of hotels and resorts, golf courses... Read More

The Quintess Collection Expands Destinations in U.S. & Internationally

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Quintess Collection, a luxury travel firm with more than 100 deluxe residences worldwide, announced that there are four new residences in Cannes, Scotland, Brussels, and Barcelona. This is the second major announcement regarding new residences this summer.... Read More

Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club Invitation Only Club Membership Programs

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The prestigious and secluded 300-acre Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club is offering memberships in five categories. The luxury golfing resort, which features a Raymond Floyd-redesigned 18-hole championship golf course and unlimited-play tennis courts, now has membership packages that are experiential. Golf, Social, Executive, Beach Club, and National memberships are available by invitation only. “Membership really has its privileges at the Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club,” said Stacey Persinger, director of membership for Turnberry. “We’re the greatest golf club value for the money. Best of all, our members also enjoy a luxury resort lifestyle, which truly adds to the overall experience.” Members are treated grandly.... Read More

Interview With Justin Halloran, New CEO of The Portico Club

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  1 Comment

A little history might be needed here so that the emergence of the Portico Club might be better understood in a more evolutionary destination/vacation club perspective. Eight years ago in 2004, Exclusive Resorts was launched, and became a major success in the luxury destination club industry. Though many other destination clubs launched soon after, many bankrupted.... Read More

The Brewery To Host "The Retreat" | Watch Olympic Games VIP Style

Jul 2, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The London-based event and dining company The Brewery is preparing something extra special in honor of this year's Olympics. From July 27, 2012 to August 12, 2012, The Brewery will be hosting The Retreat, a VIP membership-only event that will let guests avoid the busy crowds during the games.... Read More

Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club Offers New Membership Packages

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club recently introduced its new Executive Junior Membership for young professionals age 45 and under. The Miami resort and golf club is reaching out to rising professionals and their families to enjoy the world-class amenities offered at this 300-acre property. The private resort also has a new Beach Club membership that provides members access to a private oasis that features an outdoor pool, grill and wave runner rentals, complimentary parking, lounge chairs and umbrellas, and a discount on food and beverages. “There are many young professionals, especially those with families, who are in search of a club atmosphere in which they can meet... Read More

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