DENVER, CO (July 5, 2013) — The announcement comes as Portico celebrates its one-year anniversary, extending its reach to 65 of the world’s most sought-after destinations for its increasing base of more than 2,500 memberships sold.
MasterCard cardholders will now enjoy access to Portico’s carefully curated collection of one- to eight-bedroom luxury homes, combined with personalized pre-trip planning resources that appeal to couples, friends and families alike.
Beginning today, all World Elite MasterCard cardholders will automatically receive a complimentary Portico membership, in addition to enjoying deferred annual membership fees. All MasterCard cardholders will be able to take advantage of an annual one-time use guest pass, as well as a $250 travel credit, when they pay their annual Portico membership fee using their MasterCard. Cardholders interested in activating their Portico membership should visithttps://www.porticoclub.com/mastercard-benefits-2013*
“MasterCard and Portico share the same passion for delivering truly personalized service. Portico’s partnership with MasterCard brings a great value to their cardholders and those affluent families demanding a new way to travel,” said Cathy Ross, COO of Portico. “By delivering hundreds of luxury homes in the world’s best destinations, families now have the freedom to be in vacation—immersed in where they are, what they’re doing and the people they’re with. What Portico provides is truly a priceless experience.”
As the first private residence collection made available to MasterCard cardholders, Portico complements MasterCard’s Priceless Cities program. Priceless Cities offers registered cardholders access to handpicked experiences and offers not only in their home cities, but also in cities around the world. Such experiences include exclusive access to concerts, theatre, restaurants, museums and sporting events around the world. The program is currently available in cities across the globe, including New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Toronto and Buenos Aires.
“Our relationship with Portico is the latest example of how we work to provide our cardholders with incremental value beyond a transaction,” said Cheryl Guerin, group executive, U.S. marketing, MasterCard. “The properties and residences that are part of the Portico portfolio represent another choice in how MasterCard cardholders can travel and create new memories with their family and friends.”
Exclusive MasterCard Offer to Mark New Relationship
To celebrate the new relationship, MasterCard cardholders will have the ability to purchase a limited edition Portico Membership plus Golf Getaway package – a one-year Portico membership, combined with a two-night stay in one of the club’s luxury residences in Scottsdale or Las Vegas and a round of golf for four at a premier course. Priced at $3,900, this custom package represents an approximate savings of 40 percent. This one-week flash sale will go live on June 19, 2013 viahttp://www.giltcity.com/national/porticomcgetawaygc.**
Designed exclusively to meet the needs of a new generation of travelers seeking an alternative to the traditional hotel experience, Portico is credited with pioneering a fresh segment within the resort-dominated landscape, combining the highly personalized service of five-star hotels with the space and privacy of luxury homes.
*Offer applies to new memberships only. Terms & Conditions apply. Cardholders should visit https://www.porticoclub.com/mastercard-benefits-2013 to review terms and conditions and to activate their Portico membership.
**Terms and Conditions apply. Cardholders should visit http://www.giltcity.com/national/porticomcgetawaygc to review terms and conditions and purchase Portico Membership Plus Golf Getaway package.
Portico has revolutionized the luxury villa space by figuring out a way to transport members from being on vacation to being truly immersed in vacationSM. Portico is a private club that provides an unparalleled combination of spacious homes in the world’s best destinations, luxury resort-style services and customized pre-trip planning, all at members-only rates. With hundreds of luxury residences in top travel destinations, Portico creates a highly personalized experience on every vacation for members and their circle of family and friends. Upon joining, members are connected with an EscapistSM to make sure each getaway is perfectly orchestrated and tailored for all travelers. From daily housekeeping to stocking the fridge with family must-haves to facilitating authentic cultural excursions, Portico provides the spaces, places, personalized service and value that allow members to appreciate what it means to be in vacation with their loved ones. For more information about Portico, visit https://www.porticoclub.com, call (866) 864-3518, and follow Portico on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.