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ET Insider – July 14 2014

More than ever private jet travelers, or elite travelers as we like to call them, are the most lucrative market for luxury brands and service providers. With readers spending $10,000 per hour to fly privately, the over 600,000 readers Elite Traveler reaches each issue provide you a great way to make sure your message is in front of consumers who have the money to be good customers. With our Asia Edition, Elite Traveler Superyachts, our over 60 Elite Traveler Destination Guides at Elitetraveler.com, our global database of private jet owners and our award-winning custom marketing team, we would welcome the opportunity to be of help to you in making sure you get a bigger share of our reader spending.

With a Net Worth of more than $40 trillion, I hope you will agree elite travelers should be a key target for your marketing!

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In this edition: NBA All-Star Chris Paul, CBS News’ Peter Greenberg, Trip Advisor’s Wendy Perrin, Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ruthanne Terrero and travel agent for Silicon Valley billionaires Stacy Small help pick the 2014 Elite Traveler 101 Top Suites of the World…see what they choose…

CHRIS PAUL

Chris Paul Blogger

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS GUARD

ESPERANZA

“Our family has stayed at the beautiful Esperanza Resort on a number of occasions. The food is excellent; the sunsets and views are spectacular. My dad, brother, and I enjoy the golf course while my wife, mom, and sister-in-law spend time at the beach relaxing with the children.”

PETER GREENBERG

Greenberg Blogger

TRAVEL EDITOR, CBS NEWS

THE PENINSULA SHANGHAI

“Too many people write about the material bells and whistles of a top suite. Yes, there’s the wow factor, but the real question has to go beyond style to substance…. and service. Using that metric, the Peninsula Shanghai wins hands down. The room works on every conceivable level, starting with the bathroom, the lighting, the technology, the phones, the towels (I liked them so much I bought eight of them), the beds and, of course, the overall space. Did I mention the built-in nail dryer in the dressing room wall?”

WENDY PERRIN

Wendy Perrin Blogger

PUBLISHER OF WENDYPERRIN.COM

INTERCONTINENTAL, HONG KONG

“The colorful ships and traditional junks crisscrossing Victoria Harbour sail so close to your suite’s glass walls that you can practically reach out and touch them. It’s one of those rare hotels where you can do the best sightseeing without even leaving your room—especially during the nightly Symphony of Lights show. And you get those same views even when you’re in your oversized Jacuzzi bathtub.”

BRANDON FLOWERS

Flowers Blogger

PRO BOWL NFL CORNERBACK

THE RITZ CARLTON, ST. THOMAS

“I recently vacationed at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas and was thoroughly impressed. From the floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of St. John to the very accommodating staff, it made this much-needed vacation even more enjoyable!”

RUTHANNE TERRERO

Ruthanne Blogger

VP/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR OF LUXURY TRAVEL ADVISOR

GRAND RESIDENCES, RIVIERA MAYA

“This suite will suit any A-lister accustomed to the finer things; they’ll also appreciate the privacy the accommodations provide. It’s overlooking the ocean and virtually on the beach, and for that reason, the outdoor area here is ultra-fabulous. My husband said it all:‘I feel like we might really be in heaven.’ I agree wholeheartedly.”

STACY SMALL

Stacy Small Blogger

PRESIDENT, ELITE TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL, A VIRTUOSO AGENCY

PORTRAIT ROMA

“The suite is like your own pied-à-terre in the city with a wraparound terrace overlooking Rome—a fantastic spot for breakfast with a view. It’s decorated with a Ferragamo theme, including old family photos and original shoe models, plus the highest quality Ferragamo leather details throughout. It’s a true hideaway atop the Ferragamo men’s store on Via Condotti and my favorite suite in Italy…and the world!”

TIFFANY DOWD

Dawd Blogger

FOUNDER OF LUXE SOCIAL MEDIA / @LUXETIFFANY

JADE MOUNTAIN

“One of my favorite suites is the Galaxy Sanctuary at Jade Mountain in Saint Lucia. It’s the ultimate suite for privacy even with no fourth wall and has the most breathtaking panoramic views of the iconic Pitons. The massive infinity pool is simply mesmerizing and perfect for a late night dip. Major domo butlers cater to your every whim leaving you every reason not to leave for days.”

PETER SHANKMAN

Shankman blogger

ANGEL INVESTOR AND FOUNDER, SHANKMAN | HONIG, A MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE STRATEGY FIRM

51 BUCKINGHAM GATE

“Walking into the Jaguar suite at Buckingham Gate is like walking into another world. In one room, there’s a stand-up fireplace. In another room, framed photos of the most beautiful car in the world. There’s no other place I’d rather stay in London.”

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