World Resorts of Distinction has announced its appointment as global marketing representatives for Samata, a luxury yacht which is ranked by Asia Pacific Boating Magazine as “one of Asia’s best 50 superyachts”.Exploring the hidden depths of the Indonesian archipelago, including bucket list destinations such as Komodo and Raja Ampat, aboard an elegant phinisi yacht, Samata has set a name for herself in the luxury boating world. Guests are invited to dream away the days in style with the service of a crew of 14.Handcrafted in 2006 on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, Samata combines traditional phinisi design with contemporary European styling. The yacht boasts three decks, including a sun deck, diving deck and private deck for the master suite. Every detail of the cruise, from the gourmet dining to the luxury linen, is taken care of. Tailored activities, refined dining and superb service combine with the little luxuries of home for an unforgettable experience.“This truly is the voyage of a lifetime. We are beyond delighted to welcome the luxurious Samata vessel into the WRD portfolio. Raja Ampat is a once-in-a-lifetime destination for many, and we look forward to making that dream a reality for our agents’ clients,’ says World Resorts of Distinction creative director, Tess Willcox.
NEW YORK — Destination Club One Key plans to enter ten additional destinations through 2008, with near-term additions to include Pebble Beach CA, Sonoma County CA, and Kiawah SC, Elite Traveler has learned. One Key offers potential members the option of three Travel Cards: 15, 25, or 45 nights – for use in any increment – in premier homes worldwide through a one-time membership fee of $39,900, $59,900 and $99,900, respectively.“One Key is the next generation destination club,” said Jay Sapovits, founder and CEO of One Key. “We recognize that writing a six-figure check isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have the time to enjoy the large nightly commitment per year. Vacation time is precious so we wanted to offer a simple and flexible solution that allowed travelers to make the most use of their membership, without the considerable upfront capital or long-term commitment.”One Key’s business model is unlike many other clubs that focus on real estate acquisition and asset-building.Currently, members can select from 30 destinations and over 425 homes in locations such as Los Cabos, Maui, St.Barths, Anguilla, Telluride, Bachelor Gulch, and Tuscany. C.“We’re nimble in the sense that we’re not restricted to a pre-selected portfolio of homes and are focused solely on accommodating our membership,” added Sapovits. “Because there are no long-term commitments, we know we have only one opportunity to deliver an unforgettable vacation experience.” Services offered to guests include the procurement of private house staff; reservations and recommendations to restaurants, spas and golf facilities; luxury car or ski rentals; and business services such as high-speed Internet and overnight shipping.www.onekeyworld.com or call 1.877.ONE-KEYW.