Collective iQ – Collection News and Blog
Brian Jackman, Britain's foremost writer on wildlife and safaris once wrote, "Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all."
In April's Condé Nast Traveler, readers from across the nation weighed in with their top picks or the Top 125 Golf Resorts in the world. (PDF)
The votes resulted in an A-list of superb properties where both avid and casual golfers can expect outstanding golf, fantastic service and premium lodging and dining.
Have you ever heard the saying, "the place so nice, they named it twice?" This phrase is used to describe locations such as Bora Bora or Walla Walla, and even New York, New York! John Stuart Williams and Walter N. Hademan must have had a similar thought settling in Florida. The balmy climate and beautiful land were reminiscent of a particular place left back in the Old World and so Naples, Florida, came into being.
The Quintess Collection is thrilled to announce that THE TOUR CLUB has solidified a relationship with Rich Harvest Farms; more details can be found on our recently re-launched website. TOUR CLUB Members, and all Members with Quintess Collection access, now have the ability to enjoy championship golf and luxuriously-appointed cottages just an hour outside of Chicago! Also, TOUR Academy is offering all Members preferred pricing on junior golf camps nationwide.
Quintess Beyond allows us to curate the most bespoke travel experiences for our Members. The interest in our South African and Kenyan safaris (make sure to watch the video!) has been exceptional, and so we know Africa will always be on our map. We are surveying our Members now for feedback on what they want our 2012 and 2013 itineraries to be; we'll announce next year's program soon so that you can start checking off the places on your "life list."
How do you choose a holiday home when sun-kissed golden beaches are just as appealing as romantic snow-covered mountains?
With luxury destination clubs, you probably won’t have to choose at all.
Soon, Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry in Westminster Abbey and all over England, the excitement is palpable. Prince William has declared that he wants a party, and that's what he'll get with a declared bank holiday and huge gatherings planned in places like Hyde Park and on Clapham Commons.
A May 5, 1879 headline in The New York Times proclaims "Two Kinds of Travelers," those who travel because they really enjoy it, and those who travel in order to say they have done it.
Ever taken that perfect picture? The one that captures a scene so stunning it takes your breath away every time you look at it? Given some of the beautiful images submitted to our Member Photo Contests, you know the moments we are talking about. Recently, we turned to Quintess member Joel Kocen, an avid photographer, to gather some insights.
Stunning scenery and wondrous wildlife abound outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming where Quintess and DUO have properties. The above photo is of a Grizzly bear with her three cubs huddled together in Grand Teton National Park; the below is of a herd of bison grazing on the fall grasses of Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. Both of these images can be found within the pages of Thomas D. Mangelsen's "The Natural World", which is one of the three autographed books we are giving away as prizes for our New Horizons Photo Contest!
In celebration of the launch of our new incredible African experiences with Quintess Beyond, we're excited to announce that our April #TravelWell Twitter conversation will focus on the amazing travel opportunities available in Africa and will be co-hosted by Sandy Salle of Hills of Africa!
For golf lovers, the "wearin' o' the green" on St. Patrick's Day is the signal that the first week of April and the first major golf event of the season, The Masters, is fast approaching. So who will be next to put on the green jacket in Butler Cabin and then near the 18th green in front of spectators at Augusta National Golf Club?
Vail is a firm favorite among Quintess members, so DUO by Quintess is poised to impress as well with its two properties at The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residence. Members are sure to have unforgettable experiences!
Wine simply and elegantly enhances life. The refreshing coolness of a glass of Pinot Grigio or the beautiful depth of a round Temperneo is not lost on the weary traveler.
In our most recent #travelwell conversation, we requested your tales of wine and travel.
What images does the word "luxury" evoke? Is it the feel of plush pillows, the beauty of a ballet or the swell of an orchestra? What about the roar of a lion? Well, whether it was already in there or not, wild animal sounds can be added to the repertoire of things you might experience on a high-end trip. One luxury destination club has been listening to its members and added some options that include new novel adventures as well as some old favorites. Quintess has recently launched the Quintess Beyond program plus announced a partnership with the Ritz-Carlton to open up new properties to members.