Exclusive Resorts

Get Elite Seats for Super Bowl XLVII

Exclusive Resorts—a members-only destination club with private residences around the world—is offering a special trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans with VIP tickets, along with a one-year membership. Open to just 10 couples (from $49,000 per couple), the package includes four nights’ stay, from January 31 to February 4, at an Exclusive Resorts […]

Icons & Innovators: Club Rules

The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath residences at the Carnegie Abbey Club outside Newport, R.I., could never be mistaken for hotel rooms. Downstairs, dual-hearth stone fireplaces separate dining areas from formal living rooms. On the upper levels, expansive media rooms serve as hubs for family life. Furnishings throughout the homes are stylish but not precious—no need to hesitate […]

Best of the Best 2007: Destination Clubs

The new Poro Poro community on Costa Rica’s Papagayo Peninsula demonstrates how Exclusive Resorts (800.447.8988, http://www.exclusiveresorts.com) distinguishes itself from every other destination club. Consisting of 21 four-bedroom homes and a 20,000-square-foot beach club (with two pools, a fitness center, a game room, and a restaurant), the 20-acre, $75 million development is open only to Exclusive […]

Eliminating the Guest Work

In the year and a half since Steve Berkowitz became a member of Quintess, the 47-year-old Micro­soft executive has traveled with his family to an estate in Napa Valley, taken his college roommates to a ski chalet in Aspen, and visited a villa in Los Cabos, Mexico, with his wife and friends. But it was […]

Best Of The Best 2006: Exclusive Resorts

The number of destination clubs operating in the United States increased almost tenfold from mid-2004 to mid-2005. But Dick Ragatz, president of the travel consulting firm Ragatz Associates, has noticed a significant deceleration in the past 12 months. “There have been very few new ones coming into the marketplace,” says Ragatz, whose Eugene, Ore., company […]

Best of the Best 2005: Private Residence Clubs

Over the past year, no Best of the Best category has grown as quickly as the private residence club has. Companies in this increasingly crowded field promise the benefits of vacation home ownership minus the inconveniences, offering their members access to elegant estates in multiple locations at a fraction of the cost of a single […]

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