One of several membership clubs that got grouped into the destination club industry, Vita Luxury strived to provide members luxurious properties, exotic automobiles, private jets, and boats. One of the driving forces of the club was Thanos Papalexis, who had been attached to another similar club Grand Legacy Club.
The club's business model was similar to that of former club One Key World, where the club did not plan to own any of the assets but rather procure partnerships with providers of the services marketed by the club. This was in sharp contrast to Papalexis's former model at Grand Legacy Club where the club planned to own all of the facilities and assets "without any debt or liens on any of the assets."
The club promised everything short of the moon to members. A "fleet of limousines" were on call for members' use 24 hours a day. Members could use private jets for $1,500 an hour with complimentary pilots. Watercraft would be stocked and ready for use at the member's beckon call. Bentleys would be at select properties for members' use and executive SUVs would be waiting at mountain properties.
Papalexis unfortunately had left a trail of creditors in his wake from his time at Grand Legacy Club. He also led Sisemen Corporation, affectionately named by spelling "Nemesis" backwards, a development firm specializing in "hybrid boutique properties."
Just a month after Vita Luxury ceased operations, Papalexis was arrested on murder charges stemming from the death of a man in 2000 in the United Kingdom. Allegedly, Papalexis and two men savagely tortured and murdered Charalambos Christodoulides after he refused to vacate a warehouse that Papalexis was looking to sell. "It appears that the victim was condemned to die for no better reason than he was not prepared to leave his home," said Jonathan Laidlaw, Prosecutor at Papalexis's trial. "The murder was brutal. It was a terrible way for an innocent man to lose his life."
According to the prosecution, fingerprints, cellular phone reocrds, and DNA on cigarette butts place Papalexis and his two colleagues, Ylli Xhelo and Robert Baxhiji, at the scene of the crime. Papalexis denies the allegations.
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