The two destination clubs just formed a new agreement whereby their members can use the residences at the other club.

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For Exclusive Resorts members, this means access to 13 new locations around the globe. The Banyan Tree residences are typically luxury villas located at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading boutique resort brands.

Locations include tropical resorts in Phuket, Bali, and the Maldives to luxurious retreats in Lijiang and Ringha, in China. So members can relax on some of Asia's most beautiful beaches or indulge in spa treatments, trek over mountains, or just read by the fireplace in a luxuriously renovated Tibetan farmhouse. Additional residences are in Marrakech, Morocco, Ungasan, Bali and Bintan, Indonesia.

Exclusive Resorts also announced a host of other new benefits, locations and travel options which we'll cover in later articles.

Banyan Tree has a similar alliance with The Hideaways Club. In SherpaReports view, all these alliance make a lot of sense for everyone concerned. They typically provide additional locations and residences, usually in places where the partnering club members would only travel infrequently. So members are able to travel to these new locations and have the same high service experience that they receive through their own club.