About Elegant Resorts
The history of Elegant Resorts stretches back to 1988, when two of the UK’s luxury travel pioneers recognised a gap in the market for a travel company that offered only the finest hotels and first-class client service, delivered by an enthusiastic team of professional employees passionate about travel. The duo then set about creating Elegant Resorts in the heart of prosperous Cheshire in the UK. With their sights firmly set on the upper end of the market, the vision of this award-winning British company was to include only those hotels, villas and resorts that could be said to deliver a genuinely luxurious experience. By partnering with major world airlines they could also ensure that the experience of travelling in premium class – particularly in First and Club Class – complemented the luxury accommodation perfectly.
Increasing expertise, commercial success and worldwide industry recognition of the Elegant Resorts brand has followed through successive decades, with a portfolio of luxurious global product expanding and developing to reflect the changing demands of this niche travel industry, along with dedicated representation provided for clients of Elegant Resorts in a number of well-known destinations, such as Barbados, Mauritius and Dubai. Today, the presence of Elegant Resorts in the Middle East is developing apace, culminating in a dedicated sales and marketing office in the heart of Dubai, which graciously services the needs of Arabic and English-speaking Middle Eastern and British expat clientele in the UAE and wider GCC regions who wish to enjoy the finest luxury holidays available worldwide. A new collection of product tailored specifically to the needs of the Arabic market perfectly complements an already fabulous portfolio of the finest hotels, resorts and travel across the globe.
The Caribbean Early Days And Concorde
The luxury Caribbean market, which was the main area of Elegant Resorts’ expertise,
was the initial focus twenty-five years ago. Travel to exotic destinations within
the Caribbean was aspirational to many and, despite an economic down-turn the company
achieved a profit within its first year. A major contributor to the success of the
early years was the weekly winter service to Barbados from British Airways by Concorde.
With a flying time of less than four hours, clients could leave the UK and be on
the golden beaches of the Caribbean that same afternoon. Elegant Resorts was credited
with booking more arrivals to Barbados on Concorde than any other travel company
and it was a sad day on 30 August 2003 when the last scheduled supersonic service
flew from Barbados. Clients who flew – and even chartered – Concorde now had to
find a new mode of transport; the business then started to focus on private jet
Elegant Resorts grew from strength to strength and gradually, over time, other areas
of the world were added; meaning today, our portfolio now also comprises hotels,
resorts, villas and private islands in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf, Middle East,
Mexico, North and South America, Canada, Africa, Europe, North Africa, Asia and
Australasia. In addition, we offer a range of experiences, from luxury cruising,
yachting and skiing holidays to a selection of adventure holidays – and not forgetting
space travel, for our more daring clients.
Our Travel Experts
Our continuing dedication to staff training means that the Travel Consultants at Elegant Resorts offices in Dubai and the UK are some of the most knowledgeable in the luxury travel industry, with an unerring ability to match clients with their ideal holiday. We are very proud to have an enthusiastic team who believe in delivering uncompromising service and this extends overseas too, where we have long-established teams and representatives working their magic in Barbados, Antigua and Mauritius.
In the newly created sales and marketing office in Dubai and the UK headquarters in Chester, there is a friendly atmosphere conducive to a great working environment. We like to enjoy ourselves and throughout the year we host a series of parties and events for our staff, culminating in a glittering awards ceremony in the heart of London, England to say “thank you” to a selection of international suppliers and business partners we work with. Testimony to our extraordinary relationships with our friends and industry colleagues are all the wonderful awards we have received over the years and it is these relationships that help us to bring our esteemed clients exceptional experiences throughout the year and ensure that they can rely on Elegant Resorts for all their luxury travel needs.
Talk to our Experts
Our Travel Consultants visit our luxury hotels, villas and resorts personally.
They can offer recommendations on where and when you should travel, as well as genuine insights, gathered from their personal experiences, into the hotels, villas, resorts, journeys and destinations we feature.