As we turn the page on an incredible 2016, we have so much to be thankful for. The year brought great growth for Elite Alliance. We introduced new properties, surpassed 4,500 members, increased travel in our Marketplace offering, introduced exciting member benefits and travel opportunities, added to our family of companies, and most importantly delivered on our promise of providing our members with exceptional service and travel experiences.
This year brought two exciting additions as we welcomed sister-companies, Elite Alliance Hospitality and Club Connect to our growing brand portfolio. These additions bring depth to Elite Alliance’s offerings and round out our management and communication platform(s).
We added to our service team, congratulating Karrie Mastrella, Director of Membership, and Cristina Taormina, Member Engagement Manager on their new positions, along with Jennie Daniels and Anna Reiber, Exchange Coordinators, and Junito Bermudez, Director of Web Development. We added The Phillips Club II in New York City, renewed our long-standing relationship with the iconic Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence, welcomed three great properties in the Dominican Republic, added the Long Bay Beach Club in Turks & Caicos, and welcomed Equity Residences Platinum Fund investors and their residences to Elite Alliance.
We are obviously very excited about 2016, but even more so with what we have planned for the new year ahead!
In January we look forward to announcing 14 new destinations through our partnership with Exclusive Resorts, with travel dates starting March of 2017. Elite Alliance members will have access to 14 incredible properties which include Miraval Spa in Tucson, Arizona, Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and more!
This year we answered our members’ requests for vacation flexibility by offering shorter stays through Elite Alliance. Members can now book a 7-, 4- or 3-night vacation through exchange, or as an Elite Escape.
In order to accommodate for shorter stays, we multiplied the credit allocations by 10. Since launching, members have raved about the flexibility and opportunity to vacation more often! We are glad you like it!
Welcome to the Family:
We are excited to welcome sister-company, Elite Alliance Hospitality to our growing brand portfolio. Formerly DCM Hospitality, the newly branded Elite Alliance Hospitality provides management services to luxury resort and hotel properties. Incorporating the Elite Alliance luxury brand standards and service expectations, Elite Alliance Hospitality’s on-site management delivers exceptional performance for developers and exceptional experiences for real estate owners, club members and hotel guests at some of the best properties in the world. For more information please visit, www.elitealliancehospitality.com.
Earlier this year, Elite Alliance acquired the software platform, Club Connect, which automates operations for residence club homeowner associations and private clubs, allowing them to cost-effectively communicate with their real estate owners and club members. The software platform allows members and owners to make vacation reservations, post interesting content, coordinate pre-arrival grocery shopping, plan recreational activities, store ownership documents, pay ownership assessments, and review current club news.
On October 30, 2016, Elite Alliance Hospitality acquired the home exchange company International Vacation Home Exchange (IVHE). Representing over a 1,000 luxury vacation homes around the world, the newly acquired exchange company will soon be re-branded as The Globe, inheriting similar service and brand standards as Elite Alliance. Stay tuned…
The Phillips Club II, New York City
Long Bay Beach Club, Turks & Caicos
Equity Residences, Lake Tahoe
Golden Bear, Dominican Republic
Caleton Villas, Dominican Republic
Balcones, Dominican Republic
I thank each of you for your support and participation in Elite Alliance. I, along with the entire team at Elite Alliance are excited about the coming year and look forward to exceeding your expectations.
I wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday and very Happy New Year.
Escape with Us,