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The chicest, sleekest island in the Caribbean is now part of the Quintess Beyond, and you’ll say “Magnifique!” Saint-Barthélemy, tucked away in the Leeward Islands, has long been a retreat for the jet set, who flock here for exquisite dining, pristine beaches and a Parisian sensibility that infuses the island with a hedonistic yet relaxed ambiance.
Say “bonjour” to another amazing Quintess Beyond property in France! Rue Charles Monselet is a luxurious three-story nineteenth-century home in the heart of Bordeaux, a city second only to Paris in beauty and charm. Only a three-hour train ride from Paris, this UNESCO World Heritage city has shed its industrial image and transformed from a once-grubby port into a chic and lively center of art and culture.
Like a lot of Members, we love to relax in Cabo, and always enjoy our Quintess holidays. But this summer, Rusty and I wanted to do something different, something more cultural. We decided on a “family field trip” to Europe with Weston (12) and Isabel (16). The fun started in Paris where we spent three nights, then three in Barcelona and, finally, London. It was an amazing trip for all of us!
“…Which is why the Quintess Collection, an almost 10-year-old dynamic luxury destination club network, increased its portfolio by more than 33% in the past two years…The Quintess Collection provides members with luxury homes and adventures in the finest locales in the world. Three distinct portfolios are available to members (Quintess, Quintess Beyond and Quintess Adventures).”
The location of the Stelmashcuk family’s vacation home is constantly changing...Dr. Myron Stelmaschuk, his wife and their five children have a membership in the Quintess Collection, which offers members the use of high-end homes with five-star caliber amenities at 60 destinations around the world. "Our family likes to explore a bit more. Having five kids and staying in hotel rooms is just boring and not very practical."
You asked, we listened! Kenya was one of our first adventures, and we’re delighted to announce its return. This beautiful country delighted Members, so if you missed it the first time (or you can’t wait to get back there), this is your year. This adventure brings you the very best of this beautiful country, and will place you in direct contact with the incredible wildlife and people of this amazing part of our world. Be prepared for a trip that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.
As the successful 2012 Olympics and the 2013 opening of the Shard skyscraper have proven, there’s always something new and exciting to see in London. With a rich history spanning 2,000 years and a range of cutting-edge art and entertainment, the only problem the British capital poses to visitors is deciding where to start!
Three countries, four itineraries, infinite stories – let Quintess Adventures take you on an extraordinary journey to the exotic jewel of India, the secret Kingdom of Bhutan, and the serene shores of Sri Lanka. Memories like these aren’t made every day, but they will last a lifetime. These are truly voyages for all the senses.
The Quintess Collection offers an extensive World of Wine portfolio, from homes in California Wine Country to Adventures in Bordeaux and Lake Como. Whether you’re enjoying a local blend in Buenos Aires, Provence or Cape Town, The Quintess Collection allows you to savor every sip in the height of luxury. Hear what Ben Addoms, Quitness Collection Founder and CMO, has to say as he talks shop on “Travel, Wine, Cuisine Radio.”
Our unique new Quintess Adventure gives you the very best of Peru, from the mystical majesty of Machu Picchu to the lush enchantment of the Amazonian rainforest. Enjoy impeccable service and personalized attention from your expedition leader—all in unparalleled comfort. This for-Quintess-only itinerary layers Natural Habitat Adventure’s superb expedition leaders with upgraded accommodations in some of the country’s best hotels. You’ll also journey to Machu Picchu in royal style, with a voyage on the Hiram Bingham. This richly appointed train is an exclusive service of Orient Express.
People travel not only to get away but also to get together. As a result, villa rentals are increasingly popular choices. “In the US and Europe, villa rentals are growing twice as rapidly as the upscale hotel and resort business,” says Ben Addoms, founder and chief marketing officer of the Quintess Collection...
We're transitioning some of our mountain homes while maintaining the same number of homes in those destinations. In Lake Tahoe, your new home is closer to Squaw Village and all that it has to offer. The two Jackson Hole homes remain in the Amangani Resort and Teton Village community.
You're sitting on the terrace of a gorgeous Italian villa sipping a chilled glass of prosecco. In view are Lake Como, the Alps, and the immaculately manicured gardens of the estate. You're wondering if life can get any better.
Truffle hunting and exploring Lake Como with David Lynch. Drinking wine and chatting with Margrit Mondavi. Shopping at the farmers' market with Alice Waters. Playing doubles with Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf. Our newest Quintess Collection alliance brings you all of this, and all for a good cause. We're proud to announce that Quintess Members will now be able to enjoy exceptional in-residence enhancements through IfOnly: Extraordinary Experiences for Good.
New experiences in St. Helena, California and Burgundy, France. Quintess now has three properties in Wine Country for Members to enjoy, and all with exceptional access to private wineries. Or, you can travel throughout Burgundy with one of the world’s most famous wine critics: John Gilman.