Inspirato with American Express: Elite Vacation Club for Luxury Travelers

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    Inspirato with American Express, an Upscale Vacation Club

    Inspirato Caribbean beach villa on Anguilla
    ••• Inspirato members have use of luscious vacation properties like this villa on Anguilla in the Caribbean. ©Inspirato with American Express

    What is Inspirato with American Express?

    Inspirato with American Express is a private vacation club for luxury travelers who have very high standards for their vacations. Inspirato is targeted to luxury travelers who have compared luxury villas versus luxury hotels and opted for the enhanced privacy and space of villas.

    The club's villa properties offer the service and amenities of a luxury hotel. Nevertheless, Inspirato with American Express also works with luxury hotels so members can have that option.

    The club provides: exclusive access to multimillion-dollar vacation homes in the world's most coveted destinations, as well as hotel suites; members-only rates; and highly personalized service.

    You should consider becoming a member of Inspirato with American Express   if you: take luxury vacations regularly; are accustomed to spending $5,000 or more per week on your accommodations; like vacationing in private villas but ant them vetted first; demand highly personalized service;...MORE have a budget that can handle initiation and annual fees.

    Inspirato with American Express' vacation villas are found in many of the world's top luxury travel destinations: island paradises like the Maldives, Hawaii, Caribbean; ski meccas like Vail and Aspen; beach go-tos like Los Cabos and the Riviera Maya;European hotspots like Tuscany, Ibiza, Mykonos, Provence and the French Riviera, and more.

    Inspirato with American Express properties are available in various styles. Its private vacation homes run the gamut: lavish beach homes; country estates; ski lodges, chalets, ski-in, ski-out condos; city townhouses, penthouses, lofts. The club also offers top-tier suites in five-star hotels.

    Inspirato with American Express is more modern and adaptable than many other travel clubs.
    The club leases rather than owns properties. This means that embers can rent the properties from Inspirato, and do not have to buy expensive shares. The properties' owners have a strong interest in continuing their lease, and in making alterations to their properties. Inspirato can move fast and add properties in suddenly popular destinations.

    Inspirato requires less of a commitment from members. It requires no long-term commitment. Membership does not involve a deeded investment that must be sold upon exit, like a fractional home ownership. Inspirato's pay-as-you-go model allows members to travel when and as much as they wish. There are no requirements, complex rules, trades, or point systems.

    Because Inspirato leases rather than owns its properties, members avoid the six-figure upfront fees sometimes charged by vacation clubs. Inspirato membership is available at several levels. All involve: a one-time initiation fee starting at $10,000; an annual membership fee of $3,400 (in 2017); pay-as-you-go rental fees; Inspirato fees are significantly discounted for American Express clients. 

    Inspirato with American Express service is one-on-one. Club members are assigned a dedicated Personal Vacation Advisor who gets to know their tastes and needs. This experienced staffer offers assistance and advice regarding destinations, properties, and more; helps the member choose the right property, and answers questions about it; handles the booking from start to finish; serves as the member's advocate and service representative

    Every Inspirato property includes daily housekeeping and property maintenance such as gardening and pool service. In addition, villas feature a concierge who is on hand to assist with pre-arrival planning; book activities, rent sporting equipment, arrange ground transportation, make dining reservations; hire private chefs, drivers, babysitters, dog-walkers, masseurs, etc.; do the grocery shopping.

    Next: check out the perks that Inspirato members enjoy, and see if this club is right for you

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    Is Inspirato with American Express Your Kind of Vacation Club?

    Inspirato luxury villa in Florence
    ••• Inspirato members have access to exquisite properties like Villa La Limonaia in Florence, Italy. ©Inspirato with American Express

    More Benefits & Perks of Inspirato Membership

    Inspirato members can take advantage of a variety of exclusive benefits and perks unique to the club, including access to elite resort partners; preferred access to onsite amenities such as spas, golf courses, and children’s clubs; discounted pricing for private jets and luxury transportation services; and insider experiences for sporting and entertainment events

    Got a lot of flexibility in your work and play schedule? Every week, Inspirato spotlights a collection of multimillion-dollar homes and makes them available to members on short notice for as little as $295 per night. 

    Find out more on Inspirato's website; on Twitter (@Inspirato); on Facebook; on Pinterest.