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Five Extraordinary Trips with XOJET Partners

July 17, 2017  |  XOJET Partnerships

When it comes to travel resolutions, no bucket list is too lofty for XOJET’s worldwide network from Whistler to Provence, Napa Valley to Ireland, and Patagonia to Dubai. Below we detail five of the most extraordinary trips available to XOJET clients, centered around exclusive experiences at your final destination provided by our travel partners from Mandarin Oriental to Butterfield & Robinson.

The short and simple: Whether in-air or on-ground, every aspect of your trip is personalized, private, and planned to perfection.

A Parisian Romance | Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental garden in Paris, France

Photo: Mandarin Oriental

After crossing the Atlantic in your own living room in the sky, experience the City of Love at one of the most intimate, romantic hotels in the world: Mandarin Oriental, Paris. Located at the heart of the city’s pre-eminent fashion and design district just steps from Place Vendôme and the Louvre, your new home along rue Saint-Honoré sets the stage for a quintessential French romance blending cuisine, culture, and sophisticated relaxation.

Beyond the signature experiences available at the hotel, including Mandarin’s renowned spa treatments and distinguished modern restaurants led by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Thierry Marx, consult your personal concierge to curate a bespoke itinerary for your time in Paris. Iconic destinations abound within walking or chauffeur’s driving distance, be it fashion meccas like the high-end Louvre-Tuileries and historic Marais quarter or world-renowned restaurants.

Exclusively for XOJET Clients:

To elevate your stay at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, XOJET Preferred Access and Elite Access clients receive VIP status, luxurious perks, and the opportunity to upgrade accommodations.

Powder Paradise in the Colorado Rockies | Beaver Creek Resort

Ski Slopes at the Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado

Photo: Beaver Creek Mountain

Escape for a one-of-a-kind wintry retreat at Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, a real-life snow globe where time stands still amid world-class skiing, picturesque Rocky Mountain scenery, and an intimate alpine village with hotels, shops, and restaurants. XOJET provides seamless travel to Vail/Eagle Airport, just minutes from the resort, and rolls out the red carpet for an elegant alpine getaway specifically tailored to your personal taste and preference.

Five-star resort options are plentiful in Beaver Creek, be it the ski-in/ski-out Park Hyatt, the charming Beaver Creek Lodge at the base of the resort, the classic luxury of Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, or the elevated Pines Lodge overlooking Beaver Creek Valley. When you’re not busy carving some of North America’s finest ski terrain, unwind with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies (complimentary when stepping off the slopes) and a cocktail of après-ski delicacies from craft Colorado microbrews at Park Hyatt or five-star local fare at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago inside the Ritz Carlton.

It’s like a scene out of the Swiss Alps, minus the overwhelming crowds and plus the five-star glamour.

Exclusively for XOJET Clients:

If Beaver Creek fits the bill for your new go-to annual ski destination, consider becoming a member at one of Vail or Beaver Creek’s eight signature ski and golf clubs. Be it the Arrabelle Club, Arrowhead Alpine Club, Bachelor Gulch Club, or any of the area’s other exclusive enclaves, XOJET Preferred Access and Elite Access clients receive priority consideration.

Plus, if you decide to return in the summer, XOJET clients can also tee off at their own convenience at the Red Sky Golf Club, one of Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play.”

The Round of a Lifetime | Pebble Beach Resorts

Pebble Beach Golf Course Overlooking the Ocean in Pebble Beach, CA

Photo: Pebble Beach

Hugging the coastline of California’s Monterey Peninsula, Golf Digest’s #1 Public Course in America is a sporting pilgrimage for dedicated golfers all across the world. Home of five U.S. Opens (and one more awaiting in 2019), its storied design is steeped in golfing history and challenges every handicap with a captivating blend of sprawling ocean-side vistas, rolling fairways, cliff-front greens, and a backdrop of otherworldly Pacific scenery.

If Pebble Beach is on your must-play list (or you can’t resist another round), take XOJET’s quickest route into Monterey Airport and waste little time teeing off in the footsteps of legendary U.S. Open champions, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Eighteen holes later, settle in for an exquisite gourmet dinner and mouthwatering view, all the while discovering why the oceanfront Pebble Beach Resorts is as highly regarded as its famous golf course.

Exclusively for XOJET Clients:

XOJET clients receive preferred access to golf and amenities at Pebble Beach, transfers to and from the airport, and the invitations to events like Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the Pro-Am.

A Private Dinner with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian | IfOnly

Private Dinner with Geoffrey Zakarian at Stanford White Studio at The Lambs Club in New York, NY

Photo: IfOnly

Experiencing Chef Zakarian’s acclaimed take on modern American cuisine is memorable enough as a regular guest of his restaurants, be it The Lambs Club in New York, The National in New York and Greenwich, or Georgie and The Garden Bar at Montage Beverly Hills. A private dinner with him, cooked not by his team of chefs but by the culinary icon himself, elevates the experience to a whole new level altogether.

XOJET’s partner, ifOnly, can arrange this very scenario in the historic Stanford White Studio, part of Zakarian’s primary establishment at The Lambs Club in New York. Available for groups up to 20 guests, the once-in-a-lifetime dinner gives you a chance to meet and greet with the chef, then enjoy a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres, a three-course plated dinner, premium wine selections, and an open bar. Better yet, your $25,000 tab pays for your dinner as well as countless others through City Harvest, a food organization dedicated to feeding New York City’s hungry men, women, and children.

Exclusively for XOJET Clients:

XOJET members enjoy full access to ifOnly (use access code “XOJET”), as well as complimentary access to the ifOnly concierge team, which will help you plan every aspect of your experience.

Mysteries of the Arabian Peninsula | Etihad Airways, Butterfield & Robinson

The Residence, a private three-room cabin with a living room, double bedroom with queen-sized bed, private bathroom with ensuite shower aboard Etihad Airways

Photo: Etihad Airways

Fringed by mainstream tourist destinations to its east and west, the Arabian Peninsula remains one of the world’s best-kept travel secrets. To discover this enchanting land bridging hyper-modern cities and mystical ancient civilizations—set to a backdrop of dramatic mountain-meets-desert-meets-ocean landscapes—allow XOJET’s partner, Butterfield & Robinson, to create a customized private itinerary offering guided experiences and exceptional accommodations based on your personal travel interests.

We recommend starting your journey on the XOJET fleet, flying to New York for a seamless transfer to Etihad Airways. From there, enjoy a direct New York-Abu Dhabi flight aboard The Residence, a private three-room cabin with a living room, double bedroom with queen-sized bed, private bathroom with ensuite shower, and more (see XOJET benefits below). Once in Abu Dhabi, Butterfield & Robinson will guide you on an immersive tour of the city’s full spectrum of modern marvels and aged wonders, be it the mammoth Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (which holds up to 40,000 worshippers) or cultured Al-Hosn Palace (the city’s oldest building, built in 1793, which previously served as the emir’s palace and seat of government).

Following Abu Dhabi, to use one of Butterfield & Robinson’s pre-planned journeys as an example, next up could be a weeklong walking expedition through the southern region of Oman. Unlike flashy Arabian developments like Dubai, Oman is known for its sleepy character and authentic culture, featuring ancient souks (Arabian markets), pristine beaches, the rugged Hajar Mountains, and the Omani Grand Canyon. Your hiking journey takes you on treks along imposing canyon walls, tours through abandoned villages, and camping trips under the stars of the Wahiba Sands.

As these are just a few ideas, contact your travel planner at Butterfield & Robinson to curate a personalized itinerary to best accommodate your travel desires.

Exclusively for XOJET Clients:

As a client of XOJET, you receive a dedicated VIP booking line with the Butterfield & Robinson team, one complimentary night of accommodation, exclusive access to Butterfield & Robinson’s team of trip designers, and any fees waived when planning a custom private trip.

Additionally, when traveling with Etihad Airways, XOJET program clients receive Gold Status when booking The Residence for the first time. This includes complimentary chauffeur service and airside connections; a dedicated concierge service; lounge access wherever available; and access to Etihad’s Lifestyle Concierge team, which helps you personalize your experience with a variety of exclusive services from dining reservations to special events.



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