Destination clubs provide their members with access to multiple luxury vacation homes, located all over the world. The homes are typically multi-million dollar residences, and are sited in major cities, at beaches, in mountains and leisure locations.
Membership of the clubs is an alternative to buying a second home. The clubs are sometimes also compared to, or even mixed up with, private residence clubs, but there are several key differences between the two.
If you're just starting out learning about the clubs read the overview and the glossary. Then you can start to compare them in the comparison table. One way to financially compare them is using a cost per night calculation and we've provided downloadable spreadsheets for these calculations.
And for a real in-depth look at the clubs, their homes and services, comparisons to alternatives and questions to consider before joining, download our Guide for Prospective Members.
The map shows some of the main destinations where the clubs have homes. Click on the markers to see the actual homes.
The latest news and research on the clubs is included below.
The Destination Club Association (DCA) has recently issued a "Code of Responsible Business Conduct" for its member clubs to abide by. We spoke to Adam Wegner, the President of the DCA, to find out about these latest developments.
Synonymous with glamour, grit and ambition, New York has long been the premier destination for discerning travelers. The finest dining, Broadway, the Museum Mile, haute couture fashion and some of the world's best shopping will fill your days and nights with the kind of excitement that can only be found in this world capital.
The CEO of fast growing Crocs shoes has just joined the advisory board of the ultra luxury destination club Solstice.
Quintess, LRW has launched a carbon neutral program to offset members' energy consumption in each of the club's 60+ luxury properties worldwide.
The Markers Club, a luxury destination club for golf purists, has just announced two trial preview membership plans.
Tuscany has two very different sides to it - there are the cities of art like Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca on the one hand, and, on the other, the breathtaking countryside, whose inviting villages, castles, villas and vineyards are a refreshing change from the frenzy of the larger Tuscan cities. Pastoral chic and high culture coexist happily in Tuscany.
The calculation of cost per night in the earlier article gave one method of doing this calculation. As I said at the time there are several methods you could use and I've now updated the spreadsheet with 3 different methods.