Founders of Exclusive Resorts continue to draw more members to Inspirato, their innovative, new destination club
DENVER, CO (February 16, 2012) — Inspirato – the destination club for a new generation of luxury consumers – has announced the club’s newest luxury homes in such world-class vacation destinations as Jackson Hole, Nantucket, Vail and France. These new homes join the Inspirato Signature Portfolio, which already boasts the largest residences in the destination club industry.
“I am so proud of everything Inspirato continues to achieve,” said Brent Handler, Inspirato Founder and CEO. “There’s no doubt that we have become the highest quality destination club in the world.” Handler should know; he and his brother Brad created the destination club industry when they founded Exclusive Resorts in 2002.
Since opening its doors in January 2011, Inspirato has more than tripled its portfolio of luxury vacation properties and attracted more than 1,300 members – many of whom came to Inspirato because they were frustrated with existing vacation club options.
Inspirato’s innovative business model has drawn nearly $50 million dollars in investments from the world’s top venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners, and inspired Forbes magazine to name Inspirato one of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2011.
Last month, Inspirato announced plans to add at least one new offering to its portfolio every other day in 2012. Today’s announcement features 15 new properties, and includes two private homes with at least 7,500 square feet each, and three new destinations: Bordeaux, France; Nantucket, Mass.; and Sun Valley, Idaho. The club has also acquired additional properties in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; South Walton (Rosemary Beach), Fla.; and Vail, Colo., since January 2012.
“I left Exclusive Resorts in order to build a better, more innovative club,” says Handler. “We listened to disgruntled luxury travelers and created a product the market demanded – and deserved. At Inspirato, we remain focused on ensuring our members have exceptional vacation experiences with extraordinary value.”
Designed specifically for a new generation of luxury consumers, Inspirato offers the best of destination club consistency and service, together with unmatched value, flexibility and low-cost membership. Our members have access to an ever-growing portfolio of luxury homes in the world’s top destinations, including California, the Caribbean, Colorado, France, Hawaii, Italy, London, Mexico, New York City and more. By leasing vacation properties (rather than owning), Inspirato is able to keep membership fees low, offer more than 50 percent off market rates, and easily add homes and destinations as demand increases. Our innovative business model has led to rapid growth since our January 2011 launch, placing Inspirato at the forefront of the “luxury for less” movement. For more information about Inspirato, visit www.inspirato.com.
Katherine Davis Strauss
VP, Public Relations