Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World
Counting two strong partnerships with luxury travel providers, Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World is one of the largest destination clubs in the industry.
Created in 2004 and officially introduced to the market in April of 2005, Quintess quickly became an attractive option within the destination club industry. By March of 2006, the club had passed the 100 member mark and by September of 2006, the club would grow to over 230 members through a merger with Dream Catcher Retreats, a fellow destination club based less than an hour from Quintess headquarters.
Just a few short months later, the club would enter into a partnership that would provide additional travel perks to members and help create a new brand name in the destination club sector.
After launching their own destination club, The Leading Residences of the World, The Leading Hotels of the World would partner with Quintess. The Leading Residences of the World would combine with Quintess to form the new brand Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World. According to the press release, Quintess and The Leading Hotels of the World would "enter into an exclusive marketing arrangement and all Quintess members will automatically become members of The Leading Hotels of the World’s highly acclaimed Leaders Club program–a customized level of benefits created especially for Club members, at no additional charge. This gives Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World members special privileges at the more than 440 Leading Hotels, including hotel upgrades, personalized gifts upon arrival, similar access at all Relais & Châteaux properties, a wide range of unique experiences at destinations, Leading Spas benefits, car hire and other exclusive offers."
Early in 2009, Quintess would announce another partnership that would increase the global travel options available to members with a strategic alliance with one of Europe's leading destination clubs, The Oyster Circle.
Members of both clubs would have reciprocal access to the other's portfolio of luxury vacation properties, greatly increasing the number of homes and destinations for both groups of members. At the time, the alliance of the two clubs offered members over 90 properties in more than 50 destinations around the world.
"We are pleased to announce this alliance with The Oyster Circle," said Ben Addoms, Founding Member and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Quintess, LRW. "The Oyster Circle, with its strong European base of homes and commitment to creating memorable luxury vacations for its members, is a great fit with Quintess, LRW and gives our members several new destination and home choices."