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Elite Traveler Editor-in-Chief travels the world checking in on the private jet lifestyle and meeting interesting people.

Rocksure Solidifies Its North American Expansion

In the early 2000s the concept of destination clubs was a hot topic.  Elite travelers joined often paying a six-figure sum and then more moderate annual fees.  For this they received access to dozens and in some cases hundreds of […]

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Samantha Sax, Executive Vice President, Elad Group

While well known in the real estate sphere, Elad Group became recognized world-wide for the firm’s expert restoration of The Plaza Hotel in New York City – a $400 million renovation, conversion and upgrade project that also resulted in the […]

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A Diamond Triple Crown

The old adage goes “time is money” and for elite travelers, one of the reasons you like your private jet is it saves you lots of time.  Kay Jewelers and Jared, the Galleria of Jewelry, have over 1,000 locations spanning […]

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Sleeping In The Windy City

    In a world of branding, sometimes it’s hard for independent hotels to stand out and get noticed.  Certainly trendy bars, unique dining experiences, bath butlers and other amenities are often used to get attention.   In the case […]

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Millionaires Get A New Playground In Monaco

The Annual Monaco Yacht Show is around the corner, September 24-27, and of course that means beautiful yachts, beautiful people and some fun parties.  If you are sailing in this year, you may be momentarily confused figuring how a large […]

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Brian Gunderson, President, Gunderson’s

With locations in Sioux City, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux Falls, South Dakota Gunderson’s may be as far from Madison Avenue and Rodeo Drive as one can get.  Yet a recent study by Wealth-X showed there are more Ultra High […]

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Kenny Dichter, Co-Founder and CEO, Wheels Up

Kenny Dichter credits his recent 40-pound weight loss to Juice Press.  He also happens to be an investor.  Recently Tequila Avion, which he co-founded, sold a majority stake to Pernod Ricard, reportedly for more than $100 million.  A serial entrepreneur, […]

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Singing The Praises of Women and the Jewelry Industry

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, as Carol Channing sung to Broadway audiences in 1949, but one of the best nights in the jewelry industry’s annual calendar of glamour and gatherings is the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Annual Awards for […]

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