Soho House Continues Global Expansion With Five New Openings by 2014

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard  |  2 Comments

Soho House, the private club with outlets worldwide, has announced the second phase of an expansion plan that calls for five new houses to be opened over the next two years. Soho House was founded in London in 1995, as a private members’ club for those in film, media and creative industries and now has outlets in New York, London, West Hollywood, Berlin, Miami and elsewhere.... Read More

Seabourn Club Expands Loyalty Benefits

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury small-ship cruise line Seabourn is enhancing the benefits received to patrons who are members of the Seabourn Club. The luxury cruise line recently announced a major expansion of benefits for guests who return for another voyage on one of its the award-winning ships. While the Seabourn Club already includes an award of a complimentary cruise after sailing 140 days, the line has added new benefits that start rewarding guests even after just one cruise. The benefits increase as guests sail more. Seabourn Club members are free to choose rewards from a menu of onboard amenities and discounts while on their cruise. The new, enhanced onboard benefits begin accruing for guests on all of Seabourn's voyages departing on and... Read More

David Burden on the Opening of The Hotel Castello di Casole, Tuscany

Apr 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  4 Comments

David Burden, CEO and Founder of Timbers Resorts in Carbondale Colorado (43 minutes from Aspen) is no stranger to complex and successful development projects. One Steamboat Place, The Preserve at Botany Bay, The Rocks Luxury Residence Club, The Residences At Esperanza, to name a very few, are all dimensions of Timbers Resorts.... Read More

LuxeYard Acquires eOpulence to Support Launch of LuxeStyle Fashion Portal

Apr 3, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Members-only, flash-sales club LuxeYard Inc., has acquired the assets of Brooklyn, New York-based eOpulence LLC, in what the buying firm is calling a diversification strategy as it rolls out the new LuxeStyle sector of its business model.... Read More

Luxury Destination Club Golfing Platform | Play Same Golf Courses as on PGA Tour

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Tour Club is a partnership between the PGA Tour and Quintess that provides luxury travel packages that make golf enthusiasts see green, after green, playing the same golf courses that host PGA tournaments. The majority of residences available for members during their vacations are valued at around $2 million. Destinations include hosted tours of Scotland and Ireland with PGA Tour Hall of Fame members and year-round access to the acclaimed Tour Academy where private lessons taught by PGA and LPGA professionals are available at 11 locations throughout the U.S. for golfers of all levels. Members of The Tour Club also receive exclusive perks, such as attending opening and closing ceremonies at PGA tour events and playing in select pro-am tourneys... Read More

Thought Leader Jim Whitteron | Past, Present & Future of The Private Residence Club

Jan 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

I've written about Jim Whitteron many times before, in Developments Magazine, in Robb Report Vacation Homes, and in Stratos. He is the original conceptualizer and co-founder of the first Private Residence Club ever, in the United States. It was in 1992 in Deer Valley, Utah, and The Deer Valley Club is still very much alive and doing well today.... Read More

PortfolioOne, LLC Offers a New Opportunity in Luxury Vacation Rentals

Jan 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Luxury travelers unite! Lifestyle Asset Group has just launched PortfolioOne LLC, offering equity interest in 12 multimillion-dollar vacation homes in several destinations. From sandy beaches to snowy mountains, now is your chance to get in on a unique alternative to buying that second home.... Read More

Stylehaus | The New Members-Only Clothing Boutique on Melrose Place

Dec 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

Step inside the newly-opened stylehaüs on Melrose Place and you’ll suddenly see shopping in a different light. If you’ve ever been in desperate need of a flawless cocktail dress ASAP or found yourself frantically searching for inspiring essentials to pack on your next exotic getaway only to come up empty-handed, take note of this new hot spot and watch your wardrobe worries disappear!... Read More

Karma Foundation's Kandy Halloween a Party with Purpose

Nov 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

By far the hottest ticket in town each Halloween is for the Karma Foundation’s "Kandy Halloween" event — a no-holds-barred, over-the-top, fantastically outrageous costume party with all of the fabulosity, frolicking and fantastic-looking ladies one would expect, if not demand, of the Playboy Mansion venue where the highly anticipated annual affair is hosted.... Read More

The Karma Foundation Offers Cause-Conscious Camaraderie

Nov 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

You may be familiar with the word "karma," the idea that every action taken by a person generates energy that is then returned back in kind. The belief that by bringing happiness and success to others the universe will return the favor.... Read More

Inspirato Destination Club Expands its Horizons With New Funding

Oct 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Inspirato is the luxury vacation solution for travel with family and friends that combines the consistency of destination clubs with the flexibility of villa rentals. By leasing its vacation properties (rather than owning), Inspirato is able to keep membership fees low, offer up to 80 percent off market rates, and easily add homes and destinations as demand increases. The company’s business model has led to rapid growth since its January 2011 launch. Inspirato founder/CEO Brent Handler is also the co-founder and former president of Exclusive Resorts.... Read More

Interview With Ben Addoms, Founder and CMO, The Quintess Collection

Oct 17, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

How important is the role of chief marketing officer in a business model? I would speculate that more times than not, everything you know about a company and how it is presented comes from the office of the chief marketing officer. The C-level marketing executive is vital and responsible for their company. Ben Addoms, the founder and CMO for The Quintess Collection, was kind enough to chat with us recently.... Read More

The Affluent Family | An Emerging Market Segment

Sep 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

New research from both Ipsos Mendelsohn and the Luxury Institute display similar trends regarding an emerging luxury market segment: the affluent family. Starwood/St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton have re-sculpted their branding messages in order to attract this group among others, and membership sales of Exclusive Resorts. ER is the largest Destination Club in the world, with approximately 3,400 members. Their new member sales were up 60% in the first six months of 2011, versus the first six months of 2010. A major portion of their member-base is the affluent family.... Read More

The Tour Club Tees Up Amazing Golfing Vacations

Sep 20, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Tour Club just may be the consummate destination-club option for golfing enthusiasts ever to hit the market. It combines the know-how of one of the world’s most distinguished destination clubs, Quintess, with golf’s most prominent professional organization, the PGA Tour. It is the dynamics of this unique pairing that results in various all-encompassing golf-related vacation experiences.... Read More

Thought Leader and Global VP Gregg Anderson Discusses The Registry Collection

Sep 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The Registry Collection is the world's largest luxury exchange program comprising over 33,000 members and more than 160 affiliates on six continents. More than 180 properties in 35 countries are available through The Registry Collection® program and are either accessible for exchange or under development.... Read More

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