The new Club Card lets travelers experience The Quintess Collection's private luxury residences and bespoke vacations without having to commit to a long-term membership. Card holders have access to the entire portfolio of more than 170 exceptional homes and experiences in 60 worldwide destinations.
Card holders can reserve any of the homes up to 10 months in advance. They also enjoy the extensive pre-travel planning and support and exemplary in-destination service, just the same as full club members.
"It's similar to the 'card' option offered by several private jet carriers, where clients have a set amount of usage and the flexibility to use their time for on-demand exceptional travel experiences." said Ben Addoms, Chief Marketing Officer of The Quintess Collection.
In the private aviation world the jet card holders, at companies such as NetJets and Flight Options, fly on the same planes as the fractional owners. One big difference is that the fractional owners can have a plane ready in 8 hours, sometimes less, whereas for jet card holders they generally have to give at least 10-12 hours advance notice to have an aircraft ready.
In the case of the Quintess, full members can reserve homes up to 18 months in advance, whereas the card holders can only reserve 10 months in advance as noted above.
Quintess Collection has recently added new homes in St. Thomas, USVI, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica, Lake Como, Italy and a third home in wine country in St Helena. The Quintess homes are typically large, spacious 4 bedroom properties averaging 4,000 sq ft.
The Club Card starts from $96,000 for 48 nights, and club travel privileges may be used over a two-year period.