With today’s travelers looking for certainty in an increasingly unpredictable world, Exclusive Resorts’ privatized Membership model — which provides access to more than 400+ luxury residences and rare experiences in 75+ coveted destinations — is more appealing than ever. Members since 2022, Michael and Jennifer Cassidy share their reasons for joining The Club.
Biggest benefit you’ve discovered in your first year?
Our reason for joining was to travel more and experience different cultures. But to do this with a family of our size, we need three, four, or even five-bedroom homes. We’re already seeing that Exclusive Resorts is significantly less expensive than booking comparable villas or multiple hotel rooms. Financially, I think we’ll end up doing well for how much we travel, and that matters to me.
Any surprises in your first year of Membership?
The Club has become less of ‘this is a bunch of houses I have access to,’ to my foundational travel partner. We joined with a 10-year Membership and have already decided to extend to 30 years. To invest a little bit more felt like a no-brainer. Because The Club is continuing to grow its portfolio — whether that’s more homes or more experiences — I was more than willing to go along for the ride.
How has The Club made it easier traveling with kids?
We love that Exclusive Resorts has residences within five-star resorts like the Montage Deer Valley or the Arrabelle in Vail. They check the box because we’re not jammed into hotel rooms — we have proper accommodations for a larger family — but can still go splash in the resort pool and enjoy the action.
Luxury is not waiting in lines. Checking-in when you want to check-in. Going where you want to go. Knowing that every time you arrive somewhere it’s going to be a house that you’d actually want to live in, or even buy. And the best part? You’re not stuck going somewhere year after year.