Jan 23, 2024

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January Partner Roundup: Announcing Fora's Latest Partnerships

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We're kicking off 2024 the best way we know how: with a slate of new partnerships. From invitation-only brand-wide programs to exclusive collaborations with boutique gems, Fora's newest partnerships are pretty special.

Read on for the details. Then, sign up to become a Fora Advisor today.

Marriott STARS & Luminous: VIP traveler perks

a chic lobby area with a gold bar, plush white furniture, and green tropical plants

Image courtesy of the Miami Beach EDITION

Marriott's invitation-only partner programs are reserved for the most engaged, top-earning travel agencies, which have satisfied rigorous booking requirements. STARS applies to Marriott's luxury brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Bvlgari, Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Edition. Luminous encapsulates more boutique and lifestyle properties, and includes all hotels under W Hotels, JW Marriott and Autograph Collection, as well as a curated selection of properties belonging to Marriott Hotels, Westin, Le Méridien, Renaissance, Tribute Portfolio, Sheraton, Delta Hotels and Gaylord Hotels. Thanks to Fora's STARS and Luminous memberships, travelers will receive exclusive member perks at participating hotels when they book with us.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Welcome amenity.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Mandarin Oriental’s Fan Club: VIP traveler perks

a fancy tea room with green chairs and a glittering circular chandelier

Image courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

We love all things Mandarin Oriental: refined cuisine, sophisticated suites, exceptional service...we could go on. The brand excels at hospitality, and everything is masterfully executed. Their first hotel, the Mandarin, opened in Hong Kong in 1963. Today, travelers flock to their 38 hotels (plus 11 residences) around the world, with properties in Geneva, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and beyond. And because Fora is officially a Fan Club member, you'll unlock Mandarin Oriental signature benefits for clients.

Fora Perks:

  • When you book Mandarin Oriental with a Fora Advisor, you will enjoy exclusive Fan Club preferred partner amenities. Your advisor will be pleased to give you more details.

The Peninsula PenClub: VIP traveler perks

an outdoor dining terrace overlooking a city at night

Image courtesy of the Peninsula New York

Like the Mandarin Oriental, the Peninsula's first hotel was erected in Hong Kong, this one in 1928. The brand has since expanded, of course, with hotels in global cities including Bangkok, Manila, Shanghai, New York and several others. If you really wanted to go back, however, the Peninsula's parent company, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, has been around since the 1860s, as China's first luxury hotel brand. Also like the Fan Club, the PenClub is invitation-only, and unlocks exclusive deals, traveler benefits and incentives. In other words, you and your clients, in the eyes of the Peninsula, are veritable A-listers.

Fora Perks (perks very by property but include at minimum):

  • Hotel / resort credit or complimentary spa treatments.

  • Welcome amenity.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Guaranteed upgrade at time of booking.

  • Check-in/out anytime (as early as 6 am and as late as 10 pm).

The Dewberry Charleston: enhanced commission & VIP traveler perks

a four-post bed in a hotel room with floor-to-ceiling windows

Image courtesy of the Dewberry Charleston

The Dewberry is itself a Charleston landmark. The hotel is deeply and proudly connected to the local culture, with a concierge that can curate insider experiences for guests, plus chic, charming decor, courtesy of the relationships honed with artists, artisans and designers over the years. Locals and guests alike love the Citrus Club, the Dewberry's lively rooftop cocktail lounge, as well as the Living Room, an all-day oasis serving food and drinks in a warm setting. We love the details that make a stay here all the more special: hand-crafted wooden bowls in the restaurant, complimentary bicycles available for exploring the town, spa treatments incorporating — what else? — the dewberry plant, custom-designed armoires in the guest rooms, US-sourced marble in the bathrooms. And because the Dewberry is officially part of Fora Reserve, you'll receive enhanced commission and unlock VIP traveler perks when you book.

Fora Perks:

  • $60 daily breakfast credit.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Mint House: exclusive rates

a white bed with two square pillows against a white wall

Image courtesy of Mint House

Mint House is gloriously flexible. Their apartment-style vacation rentals in cities all over the US are perfect for both short- and long-term stays. They've taken the "home-away-from-home" idea quite literally: guests can have the fridge pre-stocked with groceries, for instance. Mint House isn't quite a hotel — check-in is facilitated via their app — but the amenities are nonetheless top-notch. In fact, many are actually for sale. Guests can "shop their stay," as it were, if something catches their eye. And when Fora Advisors book Mint House, they'll unlock exclusive rates for clients.

Intrigued? Sign up to become a Fora Advisor today.

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