Leading Hotels partners with Quintess

Quintess, announced that it is forming a long-term partnership with The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. to become their exclusive worldwide destination club partner.As part of this joint venture, The Leading Residences of the World destination club will combine with Quintess, becoming: Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World. This partnership along with September’s merger of Quintess and Dream Catcher Retreats, further solidifies Quintess’ position as the finest luxury destination club in the world with over 280 members, a wider range of exceptional global travel experiences, and 49 homes in 26 of the world’s most coveted and desirable resort and city destinations.

The deal is expected to close by the end of December.

Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World has distinguished itself by being the only club to partner with a prestigious hospitality organization. As part of this exclusive arrangement, the two companies will work together to develop residential properties for Quintess’ members at Leading Hotels. Also, the two companies will enter into an exclusive marketing arrangement and all Quintess members will have the option to become members of The Leading Hotels of the World’s highly acclaimed Leaders Club program—a customized level of benefits has been created especially for Club members, for no additional charge. This gives Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World members special privileges at the more than 440 Leading Hotels, including automatic upgrades, personalized gifts upon arrival, similar access at all Relais & Chateaux properties, a wide range of unique experiences at destinations, Leading Spas benefits, airline club memberships, car hire and other exclusive offers.

“We saw this as an opportunity to strengthen our club, offering more dynamic member services with expanded global opportunities and benefits to our members, as well as greater financial strength,” said Ben Addoms, EVP Membership Development and Quintess Managing Member. “Driven by consumer demands and expectations, we believe to thrive as a club, you need to offer a combination of superior homes, services, amenities and a proven track record for fiscal responsibility. This partnership provides our members with the highest standard of luxury, service and privileges in the industry.”

“This venture positions Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World as the unchallenged leader in the destination club category,” states Paul McManus, President & CEO, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. “Quintess’ superior management track record and Leading Hotels’ 75-plus year reputation for excellence in the luxury hospitality industry brings an unparalleled level of expertise to this Club.”


Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World, remains focused on building their membership with the same level of intimacy and personalized service that has distinguished them from other clubs. They will cap the club at 800 full membership equivalents/a maximum of 1,000 total members. With the help of The Leading Hotels of the World as well as current members, they will continue to concentrate heavily on referrals from satisfied members and remain an invitation-only club.