Exclusive Resorts®, the nation’s preeminent destination club specializing in bespoke villa vacation experiences, today announced a new suite of travel products providing access to the Club’s private portfolio of 300+ residences spanning 75 destinations with fixed pricing and no membership fee or long-term commitment required.
Seeking to reinvent its flagship lifetime membership model which can require a $170,000+ one-time initiation fee and 30-year commitment, the Club’s new travel card – GATEWAY – and Choice membership products welcome a new generation of vacationers, seeking an experience that is truly personal, economical and most importantly – convenient. Unlike hotel and villa rentals with inconsistent quality and pricing that can spike based on demand, costs with Exclusive Resorts’ new product suite are 100% predictable with fixed rates starting at just $1550/residence/night.*
“Whether you’re committed to experiencing a lifetime of unforgettable vacations or simply seeking a quick weekend getaway, Exclusive Resorts now has a product to suit the tastes and budgets of all travelers and corporations,” says Kristen Nolte, SVP of Marketing. “These new products were designed to fit the way people travel today. By removing the barrier of a long-term commitment, we have made it possible for people to finally experience what it means to be an Exclusive Resorts member – from the service to the value - while ensuring the success of our Club for generations to come.”
The GATEWAY Travel Card
The new GATEWAY travel card provides cardholders with the option to purchase 3- to 21-days of travel for $1550 – $1995 /residence/night* to be used over three years. In addition to accessing the Club’s portfolio of two- to five-bedroom privately-owned and privately-operated residences, cardholders enjoy personalized pre-trip planning and in-residence services including daily housekeeping and dedicated on-site staff.
GATEWAY also appeals to corporations seeking a new solution for off-site retreats, corporate meetings and employee incentives making rewarding top performers and planning a corporate travel budget easy and more transparent than ever.
GATEWAY Escape: Interested in just one trip? This card can be purchased for a three- to seven-day vacation at a flat rate of $1995/residence/night.* Travel is limited to 17 of the Club’s flagship destinations ranging from Los Cabos, Mexico to Sea Island, Georgia. Purchase a GATEWAY Escape vacation as a gift or for a quick getaway.
GATEWAY: Whether traveling for work or play, GATEWAY offers access to the Club’s full portfolio of 75 sought-after destinations spanning seven continents. Purchase three weeks or more of travel and use over three years at a rate of $1550/residence/night.* Premium upgrade packages are available for cardholders seeking additional access to an expanded booking window including holiday reservations* and a diverse collection of Journeys and Events. These custom excursions are created exclusively for Exclusive Resorts and feature exotic locations like Kenya and Borneo, or VIP entrée to Milan Fashion Week and The Masters.
Membership still offers the best long-term value and lowest average nightly rate within the Club.* As a new Choice member, travelers can purchase a membership with 20-60 days of vacation annually and enjoy most of the VIP benefits and booking access provided to lifetime members - without the 30+ year commitment. Choice memberships are sold with terms ranging from three- to 10-years. Average rates range from $1430 - $1817/residence/night* depending on the length of membership purchased (inclusive of Club initiation fees and annual dues.)
For more information about Exclusive Resorts’ GATEWAY products, to request a brochure or to inquire about membership plans and pricing, visit http://www.exclusiveresorts.com/How-The-Club-Works/Plans-Pricing.
*Holiday access requires an additional fee. Select locations may charge a daily per diem. Average per day rates are provided solely for comparison purposes to allow a comparison if only purchasing a nightly stay, for example at a luxury hotel. These rates include services, benefits, and access rights provided to those enjoying the Club. Information current as of 05.22.2014.
About Exclusive Resorts: Exclusive Resorts is absolutely one of a kind. We are not merely a destination club, but a discerning and sophisticated community with a 10-year legacy providing our travelers with a distinctive lifestyle anchored by once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The private Club offers a suite of travel products and membership plans providing entrée to the best the world has to offer: a multi million dollar residential portfolio featuring more than 300 multi-million dollar vacation homes worldwide; curated journeys with exotic adventures spanning seven continents; privileged access to world-class VIP events; exclusive alliances with award-winning resort partners; and a collection of exclusive benefits and privileges with elite travel and luxury lifestyle brands. Founded in 2002 and acquired by Steve Case and Revolution Places in 2004, the Club has delivered more than 187,000 vacations for its discerning members. For more information about Exclusive Resorts, visit www.exclusiveresorts.com, call (866) 863-2688, and follow Exclusive Resorts on Facebook and Twitter.