May 18, 2023

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May Roundup: Fora-Exclusive Partnerships at Some of Our Favorite Hotels (+ Preferred Partnership Announcement!)

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Image courtesy of Therasia Resort, of the Harlowe Group

In the travel industry, it's allll about who you know — and over our decades spent in the industry, we’re proud to offer some of the best partnerships in the biz. Through these collaborations, Fora Advisors benefit from a more seamless booking experience (direct contacts, access to exclusive deals), and unlock VIP perks for clients. It's the ultimate win-win.

Last month, we launched the first installment of our very own preferred partner program. (See our April Roundup.) And the program now has a name (drumroll please...): Fora Reserve.

Fora Reserve is a collection of partnerships that benefit both Fora Advisors and travelers. These partnerships are with properties that don't necessarily have a preferred partner program —such as Four Seasons Preferred or Rosewood Elite, for example — or that do, and want to show Fora extra love.

Read on for a our latest collabs, with dreamy Italian boutiques, hip urban escapes and more. This is part of an ongoing series of collaborations we've negotiated for our advisors.

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Loews Miami Beach Hotel & Loews Coral Gables Hotel: VIP traveler perks

Image courtesy of Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Florida is calling. We're all craving an extra dose of sunshine, and these stylish Loews hotels are the perfect places to soak it in. With adults-only canbañas, sunny pool decks, kid-friendly activities and ample meeting space, they're ideal for families, couples and business travelers alike. Another bonus: Loews is a pet-friendly hotel brand. And don't miss the locally inspired dining options (especially Bar Collins, at Loews Miami Beach). They have consistently gone above and beyond whenever Fora HQ members or Fora travelers have visited. We can't speak highly enough of their team. In the words of Sophia Hatchett, our Vendor Support Manager: "They really roll out the red carpet." Now, when you book either one of these hotels, you'll get VIP traveler perks for your clients (or yourself!).

Freehand & Generator hotels: exclusive rates & VIP traveler perks

Image courtesy of Freehand Los Angeles

We're huge fans of Freehand's urban vibe. They have hotels in Miami, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and each one brings the energy of its vibrant locale. (The Generator, also from Freehand, has several unique boutique hotels in cities around the world.) From historic architecture and local artwork to custom-designed interiors, the Freehand aesthetic is comfortable, welcoming and sleek. (It's no wonder their hotels are frequented by in-the-know locals.) And at any of these hotels, don't miss Broken Shaker, Freehand's cocktail bar (and James Beard Award finalist) for a handcrafted concoction made with the freshest ingredients. Book the Freehand or Generator now to unlock exclusive rates and VIP traveler perks.

Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana & Dua Dari, a Residence by Hadiprana: enhanced commission & VIP traveler perks

Image courtesy of Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana

These luxurious Balinese escapes are set in breathtaking settings: serene rice paddies for Tanah Gajah, and dense rainforest for Dua Dari. At both properties, guests can enjoy large art collections, locally sourced cuisine and immersive experiences that celebrate Balinese culture. Two highlights: a hot air balloon ride at Tanah Gajah, and a bath ritual followed by sparkling wine at Dua Dari. Plus, the personable staff are a delight to work with. Tanah Gajah is fantastic for couples, families and solo adventurers looking for a luxe Indonesian resort. Dua Dari, made up of two residential compounds, is ideal for ultra-private family getaways. Now, whenever you book Tanah Gajah or Dua Dari, your clients (or yourself!) will benefit from exclusive traveler benefits.

The Harlowe Group: enhanced commission & VIP traveler perks

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Unique Hotel, Rome

We can't get enough of the radiant hotel representative Tracey Harlowe, or her beautiful boutique hotels. (Don't miss Donna Carmela, one of the best hotels in Sicily.) The Harlowe Group's portfolio of independently owned properties across Italy (plus a villa in Punta Mita) are intimate and chic, and come equipped with gourmet dining, hyper-personalized service and stunning locales. From Ischia to Rome, Sicily to the Amalfi Coast, a stay at any one of the Harlowe gems makes for an unforgettable Italy vacation. And don't forget: when you book a Harlowe Group hotel, you'll unlock VIP traveler perks.

The Charleston Place: VIP traveler perks

Image courtesy of The Charleston Place

We can't get enough of The Charleston Place. With its 10/10 location in the heart of bustling King Street, the hotel has five-star Southern hospitality down to an art form. We're talking luxe guest rooms (finished with velvet and Carrara marble, of course) and a grand lobby complete with a chandelier made from hand-blown Venetian glass. And, while all of Charleston is on your doorstep, we wouldn't blame you for wanting to spend all your time at the hotel, between its rooftop pool, serene spa and roster of restaurants. Don't miss lunch at Palmetto Café, where dishes like salmon rillette and crab soup are served in a oasis-like courtyard. Intrigued? Read our full spotlight on The Charleston Place. Plus, now you'll add even more to your client's stay with exclusive traveler perks.

Preferred partnership announcements: Kempinski's Club 1897

Image courtesy of Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Kempinski properties are lauded for their timelessness, sophistication and well-honed taste. We're here for all of it, which is why we are thrilled to announce Fora's induction into Club 1897, Kempinski's preferred partner program.

When travelers book their Kempinski stay with Fora, they'll receive VIP status and exclusive perks at many of Kempinski's hotels around the world, from beachfront Caribbean retreats to regal escapes in the Middle East and beyond.

Curious to learn more? Become a Fora Advisor to build your dream job, in travel.

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