American Express Partners with
Luxury Vacation Provider Inspirato
Inspirato announces special membership offers and club benefits
for American Express Cardmembers
NEW YORK and DENVER, March 6, 2013 - American Express (NYSE: AXP) and luxury vacation club Inspirato LLC announced today a partnership to deliver the club's unique vacation experiences under the new brand "Inspirato with American Express," available to all consumers with special benefits to American Express® Cardmembers. The new partnership is designed to accelerate Inspirato's growth and raise awareness with relevant consumers.
"Inspirato and American Express share a similar passion for creating exceptional experiences for members and delivering best-in-class service. This partnership is an opportunity for us to introduce consumers to an innovative concept in luxury travel, offer American Express Cardmembers special benefits, and share in the future success of Inspirato," said Eric Feldstein, executive vice president, Enterprise Growth, American Express.
Launched in 2011, and backed by prestigious private equity partners including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners, Inspirato is the first luxury destination club to lease rather than own its properties - and as a result, avoid the six-figure, upfront fees common in the industry. Members enjoy personalized pre-trip vacation planning and on-site concierge services, and pay members-only nightly rates - often at significant savings - to vacation in exquisite homes that average $3.6 million in value and are exclusively managed by Inspirato.
"Our club is specifically designed for people who want the spaciousness and privacy of a multimillion-dollar villa while on vacation but are not willing to sacrifice the five-star service received at the finest hotels," explains Brent Handler, Inspirato's co-founder and CEO. "Our members are not scouring the Internet looking for the least expensive online rental. They place high value on the peace of mind that comes from vacationing with a private club."
Inspirato has attracted more than 3,000 members since its inception, including some of the most affluent travelers in the U.S. "We are excited to partner with American Express, a company with world-class marketing capabilities and brand expertise, as we look to grow the club's membership options and enhance our vacation experiences," said Handler.
Inspirato offers private vacation homes, luxury hotel partners and adventure travel experiences in such world-class destinations as Aspen, St. Barts, Nantucket, Sonoma, Los Cabos, Maldives, Tuscany, Maui and Provence. Additionally, the club features exclusive members-only benefits and privileges, including special access to vetted partner venues, such as high-end spas, golf clubs and children's clubs; discounted pricing with private air and luxury transportation services; and VIP treatment at elite events worldwide. Inspirato provides different membership options for consumers to customize their personal travel needs and for businesses to use the club for company retreats, incentive reward trips and event planning services.
Inspirato has been recognized as one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes magazine, and won the vacation homes category in Robb Report's "Best of the Best 2012."
To celebrate the new partnership, starting today, American Express Cardmembers can join Inspirato and receive $2,500 off the club's one-time initiation fee for any membership type, and $400 off the club's annual membership fee when paying with their American Express® Card. For more information, including offer terms and conditions, please visit www.inspirato.com/amex.
About Inspirato with American Express
Inspirato with American Express is a private club for luxury travelers who expect exceptional experiences when they vacation. Our members enjoy exquisite vacation properties, highly personalized service and the luxury of certainty when they travel with the club. Learn more about our exclusive collection of private vacation homes, member-only rates and rich club benefits and privileges by visiting www.inspirato.com.
About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/companies/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.
The current Initiation Fee of $17,500 will be reduced by $2,500 and charged to your American Express® Card at purchase. The Annual Membership Fee of $3,000 will be reduced by $400 and automatically charged to your American Express® Card at purchase as well as annually on your renewal date unless you contact Inspirato at 303-586-7771 to cancel your membership. This Travel Credit offer is valid through April 19, 2013, cannot be combined with any other membership offer and applies to new memberships only. Offer is subject to eligibility requirements, including that the member is at least 25 years of age at time of purchase. Travel credits can be used dollar for dollar to pay for vacation fees only, as indicated in the membership agreement. Travel credits expire within three years of membership purchase.
Inspirato® is a private travel membership club that requires a non-refundable Initiation Fee and Annual Membership Fee. Membership is subject to acceptance of terms and conditions and other reservation and use rules. Availability, minimum stay requirements and nightly fees may vary by residence, date and Membership Program. See website (www.inspirato.com) for complete details. Inspirato® is owned by Inspirato LLC and operated by its subsidiary Best of 52, LLC, 1637 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202, email@example.com, (303) 586-7771. Operator is registered as Florida Seller of Travel Registration No. ST38403; Washington Seller of Travel Registration No. UBI 603086598; California Seller of Travel Registration No. CST 2107465.
Inspirato® is owned by Inspirato LLC. All products and services offered and rendered by Inspirato® (including the operation and management of any vacation residence) are provided solely by Inspirato LLC, Best of 52, LLC, or their respective agents and affiliates, and not by the American Express Company or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
©2013 Inspirato LLC.