Costa Rica's New Chic

Departures Magazine April 2014

Exclusive Resorts came next with what has evolved into one of the company’s signature locations. (Of the group’s 300 global properties, its Costa Rica outpost is the only one with a private members’ clubhouse.) Guests staying in one of the four-bedroom villas, each with a private plunge pool, have access to concierges both pre-arrival (ask for Chris Cornelius) and on-site (ask for Ronald Sanchez), who can arrange anything from a cruise on a 44-foot yacht to spa treatments in your master suite to an in-villa cooking lesson with the property’s executive chef, Nicolas Devenelle. “At the time we decided to build, it was an emerging market,” says Exclusive Resorts CEO Philippe Bourguignon. “Peninsula Papagayo truly was a blank slate.”

Heart Strong

Robb Report January 2015
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For optimum health and well-being then, perhaps we need more time around the fire with our tribe. Vacation clubs may offer the ideal solution: They feature luxurious residences that easily accommodate multigenerational groups and offer privacy. "A living room is much more conducive to family bonding than a hotel lobby," says Kathryn Archambault, a spokesperson for Exclusive Resorts. In addition to setting the stage for quality time, these clubs are known for attentive service. Staff handle travel arrangements, and an on-site concierge deals with details like grocery shopping, cooking, and doing the dishes, freeing vacationers to soak up every eudaimonistic moment. 

When you want to be alone - book here

The Globe & Mail January 2014
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It was the attention to detail that got me. Members have dedicated ambassadors and concierges that ask what wines you prefer and foods you like and then, voilà, the pantry and cellar are stocked when you arrive. When the other members of my group finally joined me after gallivanting through the countryside on their rented Vespas – a tour arranged by our ambassador, Isabella – they found me, mouth agape, staring into a fridge jammed with our favourite snacks. (Exclusive Resorts keeps track of your preferences so, as you travel from property to property, the process is seamless.)

Homes Around The World

DuJour Magazine January 2015

Jetsetters on the hunt for a vacation home are often plagued with the ultimate first-world dilemma: being tied down to one place. With the commitment-phobic traveler in mind, AOL founder Steve Case helped launch Exclusive Resorts, a private club that grants its members access to a portfolio of more than 300 luxe properties around the world.