Our Partners

Avant-Garde Travel truly values our relationships in the industry and are excited to share some of our key partners!

Our partnerships around the world allow us to offer exclusive VIP benefits and amenities to our clients. As an affiliate of Montecito Village Travel, one of the leading Virtuoso agencies, our buying power ensures preferred pricing, exclusive benefits, and generous amenities when planning travel by air, across the sea or on land.

Our exclusive partnerships include:

Virtuoso

Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. It consists of over 1,800 of the world’s best companies, both travel advisors and travel partners (hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, etc.). Virtuoso advisors use their personal connections and firsthand expertise to craft bespoke trips for clients, including unique experiences, special values, complimentary perks, VIP treatment and rare access.

Belmond Bellini Club

The invitation-only Bellini Club develops closer relationships between Belmond and handpicked agencies. Membership gives us the ability to offer our clients exclusive benefits to make your travel experiences unique.

Client Benefits:

  • Fully flexible hotel or resort credit. Up to $200 USD per room, per stay
  • Flexible on board train and river cruise credit of up to: US$100 per person per journey
  • VIP welcome treats with a local taste
  • Buffet or full breakfast for 2 daily
  • Complimentary upgradte based on availability at check-in.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • A $500 gift voucher loyalty program when you book a $5,000 + holiday with Belmond

Design Hotels Collective

Avant-Garde Travel is a member of the Design Hotels Collective. Their mission was to align themselves with like-minded agencies and advisors, who are in pursuit of genuine local culture and boundary-pushing travel experiences that defy conventional notions of luxury. As a preferred partner, our clients will receive special VIP attention and complimentary amenities at participating hotels, as outlined below.

Client Benefits:

  • VIP Status
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Special local experience or amenity valued at EUR/USD 50 per stay for guestrooms and EUR/USD 100 for suites
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in and/or late check-out, upon availability

Dorchester Collections Diamond Club

Dorchester Collections Diamond Club is an exclusive, invitation-only network of high-end travel consultants from around the world.

Client Benefits:

  • Receive a guaranteed one category upgrade at time of booking for guest rooms (excludes 45 Park Lane and Studio Rooms at Hotel Eden)
  • Junior Suites and Studio Rooms at Hotel Eden: upgrade subject to availability at time of arrival
  • Credit of $100 of local currency once per stay
  • Daily full breakfast for up to two guests per room
  • Daily unlimited Internet access

The Four Seasons Preferred Partner program

The Four Seasons Preferred Partner program is an exclusive, invitation-only network of high-end travel consultants from around the world. This program offers access to VIP amenities for Avant-Garde Travel’s valued clients. Contact us to receive the specific benefits by property booking with a Four Seasons Preferred Partner agency.

Client Benefits:

  • VIP Status
  • Access to special benefits at each and every Four Seasons property such as hotel/resort credits, daily breakfast, room upgrades and more

Hyatt privÉ

As a member of Hyatt Privé, Avant-Garde Travel joins a collective of world-class travel curators working hand-in-hand with our supportive, experienced teams to deliver a transformative experience for every guest, every stay. Benefits vary by hotel. Contact us to receive all the benefits of booking with a Hyatt Privé member.

Client Benefits:

  • Welcome Amenity
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Property Credit
  • Room Upgrade Priority
  • Early Check-In / Check-out Priority
  • Exclusive promotions only available to top luxury travel designers

Jumeirah’s Passport to Luxury

Jumeirah’s Passport to Luxury is a new, invitation-only program that provides exclusive amenities to a hand-selected group of travel agencies in the Americas.

Client Benefits:

  • Daily buffet Breakfast for Two in Selected Hotel Restaurant
  • Upgrade to Next Room Category based on availability at time of arrival
  • $100.00 F&B Credit or Spa Credit, once per room, per stay
  • Early Check-in based on availability at time of arrival
  • 4:00 PM Late Check-out based on availability on day of departure
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

The Mandarin Oriental Fan Club

The Mandarin Oriental Fan Club program is extended to a hand-selected group of agencies in thanks for their support of the Mandarin Oriental brand. Agencies in the program have access to exclusive benefits and amenities such as complimentary upgrades, breakfast daily, spa credits and more. Contact us to receive all the benefits of booking with a Mandarin Oriental Fan Club member.

Marriott International STARS

Introducing the all new STARS & Luminous Travel Advisor programs by Marriott International. As a client of Avant-Garde Travel you’ll be eligible for added benefits at participating BVLGARI, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and St. Regis properties. As well as select full-service hotels across Marriott International’s luxury and premium brands. Contact us to check participating hotels.

Client Benefits:

  • Daily Breakfast for two people
  • $100 Resort Credit, per stay
  • Personalized welcome amenity customized for each client
  • Priority for complimentary room upgrade (based on availability upon arrival)
  • Early Check-in/Late Check-out based on availability
  • Complimentary daily Wi-Fi

The peninsula Penclub

As a member of the PenClub, Avant-Garde travel advisors offer exclusive benefits and amenities to clients who stay at any of The Peninsula Hotels around the world.

Client Benefits:

  • “Peninsula Time” – Flexible check-in and check-out times
  • Upgraded welcome in-room amenities
  • Full daily set breakfast for up to two persons
  • Room upgrade to the next category upon arrival
  • Complimentary 30-minute extension on any 50-minute body or facial treatment (excluding manicure and/or pedicure)
  • Unlimited wireless Internet access

Preferred Platinum Partner

Avant-Garde Travel is a Preferred Platinum Partner. As a valued partner, our guests will receive special amenities at select Preferred Hotels & Resorts worldwide.

Client Benefits:

  • Breakfast for Two Daily
  • $100 Hotel Credit per Stay
  • Hotel Welcome Amenity
  • Complimentary In-Room Internet
  • Room Upgrade based on availability
  • Priority Check-in and Check-out based on availability

Relais & Chateaux Preferred Partner

The Relais & Chateaux Preferred Partner Program allows Avant-Garde’s clients to benefit from the following VIP amenities.

Client Benefits:

  • Complimentary Continental or Buffet Breakfast
  • VIP Welcome amenity
  • Priority Upgrades

Sir Rocco’s Knights

Sir Rocco’s Knights Membership extended to Only 25 agencies across North America!

Client Benefits:

  • Destination-specific welcome amenity
  • Personalized welcome note from the General Manager
  • Priority Space Available Upgrades upon arrival and subject to availability
  • Space available Early Check-in/Late Check-out
  • No Walk Policy and Priority Waitlist Clearance
  • Access to Exclusive Offers ONLY bookable through a Sir Rocco’s Knights agency
  • 15% off spa services (excluding Savoy, Amigo and Astoria)

Rosewood Elite

Rosewood Elite is an invitation only program for luxury travel specialist dedicated to going above and beyond traditional levels of service. The program provides special recognition and benefits at all Rosewood hotels and resorts worldwide.

Client Benefits:

  • Personalized welcome note and amenity from the property Managing Director, reinforcing the Elite agency relationship with Rosewood
  • Pre-registration prior to arrival
  • Upgrade upon arrival based on availability
  • No relocation policy for Elite clients
  • Top-of-waitlist Elite priority in high demand periods
  • Exclusive Rosewood promotions only available via an Elite Agency

Small Luxury Hotels of the world

Avant-Garde Travel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World preferred travel agency programme: withIN. Minimum length of stay: 2 nights. Valid at select properties. Contact us to learn more about participating properties.

Client Benefits:

  • A credit worth minimum $50 per room, per stay
  • Complimentary daily continental breakfast for 2 people
  • Room upgrade to next room category, subject to availability at the time of check-in
  • Early check-in / late check-out subject to availability at the time of check-in
  • 4:00 PM Late Check-out based on availability on day of departure
  • Complimentary WIFI

Sofitel STEP

Sofitel STEP The Special Travel Experience Program provides guaranteed value added amenities for you as our valued travelers that are exclusive to our select partners.

Client Benefits:

  • Daily complimentary breakfast for 2
  • Early Check-in & Late Check-out subject to availability
  • Management greeting upon arrival
  • Welcome Amenities & Welcome Note
  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet
  • Automatic placement at top of waiting lists
  • No walk policy for guaranteed bookings

Preferred pricing, exclusive benefits & generous amentities—set up a consultation with us to plan the trip you’ve always dreamt of!

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HEAR FROM OUR HAPPY TRAVELERS

Thank you for helping us make incredible memories

“I can’t say enough great things about Avant-Garde Travel. I, my husband, his two brothers and their wives went to Italy for the first time and we booked our vacation with Avant-Garde Travel. This was one of the best planned and prepared vacations we have ever been on. Every detail of the travel was handled by Avant-Garde Travel and we could not be more happy. There is only one word to describe our experience with Avant-Garde Travel – “Perfection.””

—Kelly B., Google Review

The most unforgettable trip I've ever had

“Aimee and Minerva at Avant-Garde Travel are truly amazing partners to have while planning any major trip. Aimee and Minnie helped my husband and I plan our dream wedding on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. It was the most unforgettable trip I’ve ever had. Aimee and Minnie found the MOST. AMAZING. VILLA. EVER. Aimee and Minnie went above and beyond our wildest expectations for this trip and we couldn’t be more grateful for their contribution to our big day! We would recommend Avant-Garde to anyone looking to take an awesome trip!”

—Katie S., Yelp Review

I wish she could plan my day to day life

“Aimee is UHMAZING!! We got married on a cruise ship and she made me a cute flyer to send to family and friends to get them to go. She blocked rooms off for our guests. She took care of our flight to FL, hotels, transportation to the docks and everything associated with the cruise. She even saved our butts when we forgot to print luggage tickets and resent them for us. We are using her for every trip we take. I wish she could plan my day to day life.”

—Kelly W., Facebook Review

A trusted partner to brainstorm honeymoon ideas

“From the very first interaction to the day of departure they were on-point, organized, and an extension of our trip. We wanted a trusted partner to brainstorm honeymoon ideas based off of our needs and they provided multiple options for us to review. There were many personal touch-points prior to departure to made sure we had what we needed, and any last-minute requests were addressed. The trip itself exceeded our expectations and we have already reached out to the Avant-Gerde Travel team with two more trips. Thank you for everything!!!”

—Katie Z., Facebook Review

Above and beyond what we would have found ourself!

“Aimee and staff put together an amazing wedding trip to Italy. The wedding venue was PERFECT and the wedding itself was like a fairytail. All of the trip info/tickets/direction all at your fingertips. We received timely responses to our e-mails or messages. The accomodations she provided were above and beyond what we would have found ourself. You made it so very, very personal and special, Just cannot thank Aimee and team enough.”

—Lori S., Google Review

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