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Amazing Worldwide Hotel Elite Programs

It truly is such a privilege for me to be able to have connections with so many amazing partners all around the world, including so many 'hotel elite programs' with exclusive access, thanks to both my connection with Virtuoso and also my host agency, Gifted Travel Network.   


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - One and Only Cape Town, South Africa


Of course, Virtuoso is one of the outstanding connections for many of these hotel brands and I even have the ability for clients to select and book their own rooms and suites through this link: The World's Best Luxury Hotels, Resorts, Spas, Villas, Lodges, and Private Islands | Virtuoso. This gives my clients the opportunity to book this way if they'd prefer to go this route vs. having me book for them.


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Leeu Estates, Franschhoek, South Africa


If this link gets used, clients can have access to all the privileges that include all or many of the following special amenities or perhaps others as well:


·        Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

·        Daily Buffet breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom

·        $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay

·        Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability

·        Complimentary Wi-Fi


This special link includes access to more than 1700 hotels, resorts, lodges, villas, camps and even private islands!


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Little Necker Island


As for the other hotel elite programs, there are so many including the well-known brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG (Intercontinental Group), and Four Seasons to name a few. All of these great brands have extra special programs through exclusive access for their properties that enable similar amenities to the above and oftentimes, even extra special pricing deals that can’t be bettered by anyone else in the industry.


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida (Marriott)


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Park Hyatt, Sydney, Australia


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Intercontinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel, Bordeaux, France


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest, Hungary


ACCOR is another preferred hotel partner with their brand portfolio that includes such esteemed brands including Sofitel, Fairmont, Raffles, and so many more. Our access to this global leader in hotel management, gives us privileged access to 4100 hotels in over 90 countries.  Such iconic hotels as Sofitel Legend The Grand in Amsterdam, Raffles located in Singapore, the Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada to name just a few.


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Raffles Singapore

Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada


Preferred Hotels & Resorts is another hotel group that we’re working with and they have more than 650 independent hotels, resorts and residences across 85 countries. They have many well-known properties both stateside including Post Ranch Inn and Pebble Beach locations as well as further afield properties such as The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St. Andrews.


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St. Andrews, Scotland


Two other great connections, one of them being “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” has over 570 boutique hotels and resorts located in over 90 countries. Most of their properties average just 50 rooms and are all very unique and exclusive. Another is the “Leading Hotels of the World” that has over 400 luxury hotels located in over 80 countries around the world.


Canaves Epitome, Oia, Santorini, Greece (Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy (Leading Hotels of the World)


Relais & Chateaux also happens to be a partner of ours with their well-earned reputation in the culinary realm but also having a collection of 580 hotels and restaurants in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world including, of course, France, North America, Italy, Spain, the Caribbean, and many other European countries as well.


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Caesar Augustus, Isle of Capri, Italy (Relais & Chateaux)


Another of my favorite brands that we have a tight connection with is Belmond. Not only do they have fabulous hotel properties such as Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, Sicily; Villa Margherita on the Amalfi Coast, Italy; and Hotel Das Cataratas in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, but they also have the very famous luxury trains including The Royal Scotsman in Scotland, the British Pullman in England, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express throughout Europe and the Eastern & Oriental Express in Southeast Asia.


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina, Sicily


Photo courtesy of Belmond - Hotel Das Cataratas, Iguassu Falls, Brazil


Photo courtesy of Belmond - The Royal Scotsman Dining Car


Further to all these brands and properties noted above, there are a number of other smaller hotel groups that we have partnerships with now including The Langham Group, Pan Pacific, the Dorchester Collection, The Hartling Group, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Peninsula, Rocco Forte Hotels, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts with over 100 properties in 76 destinations worldwide.


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - The Palms Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos (The Hartling Group)


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - The Peninsula, Hong Kong


Photo courtesy of Virtuoso - Jumeirah Burj Al Arab, Dubai


Of course, the other connection we have is that my host agency, Gifted Travel Network, has been endorsed by Forbes Travel Guide – a very prestigious acknowledgement given to very few travel agencies worldwide. This recognition is largely based on our dedication to the experience of our clients.



Ultimately, I’m very proud of my association with all of these amazing brands, connections and affiliations and most importantly, my dedication and commitment to my clients for their travels no matter where they want to go in this beautiful world of ours!

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