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As a pioneer in the luxury destination club space, we're especially excited about this low-key European gem. A culinary epicenter, antique-hunter's paradise and capital of the European Union, Brussels has much more to offer than legendary waffles and chocolate. Don't miss the impressive guildhall architecture of Grand Place or the playful Comic Strip Center. And whether you choose to stay for only three nights or a full week, there are endless activities to keep you occupied.
Though the main event here is the Cannes International Film Festival, you'll also find heavenly beaches, unparalleled people-watching and glamorous nightlife, all just an hour from Monaco and Saint-Tropez. Your three-bedroom villa is a ten minute walk from the star-studded La Croisette waterfront, nestled in a gated community of celebrity homes. When you're not just soaking up the sun, here are other ideas to pass the time:
Sometimes called Miami’s older, more sophisticated big sister, Barcelona pulsates with the latest in fashion, food and culture. Teeming with Gaudi masterpieces, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some of the world’s best museums, Barcelona leaves the art lover breathless. Your two extraordinary apartments, Catalan Chic and La Vida Mod, have been hand-selected by Quintess executives and vetted by local European concierges to deliver more of what Members want – choice, flexibility and availability.
Where to stay, what to do, where to eat: for most people, planning a vacation is half the fun. For others, however, the idea of organizing yet another trip is a hassle they would rather avoid. Rab Summers spends a lot of time on the road, running a large highway construction firm.
We are thrilled to unveil two new Quintess city residences in San Francisco and Las Vegas, and our first TOUR CLUB property in Wine Country. From sweet suites in the heart of Ghirardelli Square to opulent offerings rising high above the Las Vegas...
These days, some of the most knowledgeable palates in the wine business are women, from professional pioneers of the industry to social groups through the Wine Sisterhood on Facebook and Twitter. Carol Parsons of Red Sky Winery says “…you just need to have confidence in your decisions!”
The following is a Q&A interview done with Founder and CMO Ben Addoms. As one of the few Residence Clubs to have actually survived and which continues to be successful, the insights may prove most valuable to those in the hospitality, tourism and service industries not only in Colorado, but worldwide...
Oozing old-world charm suffused with sophistication and a dash of spice, it takes a certain kind of palate to appreciate this heady beverage. Making its fiery debut in northern Europe in the 16th century, the origins of brandy can be traced back to the expanding Muslim Mediterranean states in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Quintess Member Robert Gannan is a man of many roles: husband, father, grandfather, world traveler and longtime friend to many. But, simply put, he is a photographer at heart. Robert claims, ever-so-humbly, that the places he’s traveled, rather than his own expertise, have allowed for fantastic photo opportunities.