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 […]

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 […]

Best of the Best: Residence Clubs

Exclusive Resorts Homes sweet homes.   Exclusive Resorts’ raison d’être is simple: Instead of settling for a single vacation home or a cookie-cutter hotel suite, members of this leading residence club have access to villas and estates throughout the world. Exclusive Resorts boasts a portfolio of more than 60 opulent, family-friendly residences (with new properties […]

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