At Our Whole Village, we plan meaningful vacations for families who want to create lifelong memories and show their kids the world in a more conscious and intentional manner.
We help families take meaningful vacations so that they can escape everyday life, show their kids the world and make lifelong memories - with care, confidence and peace of mind.
Your (free) guide to the top travel destinations for families with babies, teens and everyone in between.
If there’s anything that the last couple of years have taught us as family travel advisors, it’s the power of collaborations and partnerships. After all, one of our primary jobs as a travel company is not only connecting people with the experiences and destinations at the top of their list, but also making sure families enjoy a seamless experience, even when things don’t go as planned. Forging strong and lasting relationships is an essential part of the Our Whole Village wheelhouse. This approach ensures that the families we assist enjoy stress-free voyages customized to their ages and interests, as well as VIP perks and amenities at our partner hotels.
We work directly with a variety of hotel programs to bring clients the best family-friendly accommodations and VIP treatment while exploring the world. Here’s what you need to know about these collaborations and what they mean for you.
There are many excellent reasons why you should work with a travel advisor. Among these is gaining access to the hotel programs they have access to. For example, we’ve forged a special relationship with Virtuoso, a global network of luxury and leisure travel professionals. This network includes an extensive collection of the finest boutique, independent, and name-brand hotels.
This relationship uniquely positions us to offer customers the best lodgings and activities in various locations, budgets, and styles. Best of all, our partnership with Virtuoso translates into exclusive perks for our customers. They include complimentary daily breakfasts, early check-in and late checkout, VIP attention, a resort credit of $50 to $100, and more.
These benefits help ensure the best family vacations possible. What’s more, we offer customers exceptional experiences such as tequila tastings and other signature treatments. Contact us today to learn more about the exclusive benefits we offer families that travel with us.
Besides Virtuoso, other travel programs exist to enhance family vacations. They include Marriott STARS, which offers a host of exciting perks for those staying at Marriott-family properties. To access these benefits, you must work with a travel advisor to book your accommodations, as they’re not available directly to consumers.
Marriott STARS is an incredibly valuable resource that packs plenty of value. This program is valid through various brands, including Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Luxury Collection, St. Regis, etc. What can you look forward to with the Marriott STARS program? Perks include an in-person welcome and complimentary features such as basic Wi-Fi and daily full or continental breakfasts for two people per room. The STARS program also comes with a hotel credit valued at $100 per stay and a room upgrade (subject to availability at check-in).
Marriott also offers the Luminous program, accompanied by many appealing benefits like the STARS program. This program is valid at brands like Le Meridien, the Autograph Collection, Westin, JW Marriott, Renaissance, and more.
When you book through an eligible travel advisor such as the team at Our Whole Village, you’ll gain access to complimentary features like room upgrades (subject to availability at check-in), daily breakfasts for two per room, and basic daily Wi-Fi. Guests will also enjoy early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability), a local welcome amenity and note, and a hotel credit valued at $100 per stay (at select hotels).
Another hotel program with incredible amenities and benefits is Hyatt Privé. This program applies to select Hyatt properties like Park Hyatt, Andaz, Miraval, Joie de Vivre, and many more. When you stay at one of these properties, you’ll gain access to hotel credits, room upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, etc. Hyatt Privé special privileges are available through more than 200 Hyatt hotels worldwide, with over 100 properties that aren’t a part of the Virtuoso network.
Some properties even offer free nights through the program, including Andaz Maui. (Hot tip: You’ll want to check out Andaz Maui’s brand-new villas!) Besides the perks already mentioned, Hyatt Privé hotels come with early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability), a $100 property credit per room per stay, and a welcome letter and gift. These additional amenities will make you feel pampered and relaxed throughout your vacation.
Four Seasons ranks at the top of luxury hotel brands around the globe, and the brand’s portfolio continues to expand. While a stay with the company doesn’t come cheap, you’ll get more value for your dollar when you book through a Four Seasons Preferred Partner travel advisor.
You’ll always gain access to the best deals, regardless of the length of your stay. This applies whether you’re booking a villa or a standard room. But the benefits don’t stop there.
Perks of the Preferred Partner program include complimentary breakfasts for two people per bedroom (either in-room dining or at the restaurant), a room upgrade (where available), and a hotel credit for use during your stay. When you book a suite, expect a minimum of $100 in credit. Upgrades for those in the Four Seasons Preferred Partner program take precedent over other third-party programs, and travel advisors can even add these benefits to existing bookings.
One of the most iconic luxury travel groups globally is Belmond (formerly Orient-Express), known for its legendary train services, river cruises, safaris, and hotels. Among the company’s most famous properties are European favorites like Hotel Splendido, Villa San Michele, Hotel Cipriano, etc. These hotels are renowned for their sense of place and charm. Belmond is also known for its famous trains, including the Venice-Simplon Orient-Express, running between Venice and London.
To take advantage of these fantastic program advantages, work with a travel advisor affiliated with Belmond Bellini Club. (We are!) They can help you take advantage of even more amenities like full breakfast for two daily, complimentary Wi-Fi, VIP recognition, and a $500 gift voucher when you spend more than $5,000. You can apply this travel credit to any future Belmond experience of $2,500 or more.
Travelers are surprised to discover that they can gain access to the benefits of the Hilton Honors program without having to remain loyal to one brand. This is possible through the Hilton Impresario program, which lets you savor elite-like amenities at three of the luxury brand’s hotel chains. As with the other programs we’ve already discussed on this list, you’ll need to book through an eligible travel advisor to gain access.
What can you look forward to when you work with us to book accommodations via the Hilton Impresario program? Advantages include daily complimentary full breakfasts for up to two people per room, room upgrades (where available), early check-in and late check-out, and a $100 property credit for each stay. You’ll also take advantage of double Hilton Honors points at select properties.
Hilton’s luxury brand boasts destinations all over the world. These include the Waldorf Astoria, Hilton’s premium brand, with 33 hotels in 15 nations. If you’re after the cutting-edge in smart luxury, check out Hilton’s Conrad. It offers locations in 21 countries at 39 hotels. Lastly, LXR represents Hilton’s newest independent luxury brand with four hotels in four nations.
As an Our Whole Village client, take advantage of value-added benefits and a VIP welcome (with a greeting and amenity) when booking your stay at Accor hotels and resorts worldwide. Advantages of the program include complimentary breakfasts for two guests per day, hotel and resort credits of between $50 and $100, and room upgrades.
Participating brands include MGallery Collection, SO/ Sofitel, Sofitel, Sofitel Legend, Mövenpick, 21c Museum, Banyan Tree, and more. STEP stands for Special Travel Experience Program, and that’s precisely what you’ll get with this program. Your travel advisor will have a dedicated contact on-property and will communicate your requests and preferences before you arrive. That means no sweating the small stuff! What’s more, if you ever find yourself in a sold-out scenario, STEP participation ensures your family remains at the top of the list.
The families we work with become return customers. Why? Because we won’t rest until we ensure the stage is set for the best family vacation possible. We want to help you bring your family travel plans to life, and we’ve forged relationships with hotel partners to make this happen. These collaborations mean you’ll savor the best accommodations in the world and amenities that other families don’t get to enjoy.
Interested in working with us and taking advantage of all of the above? Just reach out to one of our family travel advisors. We’d love to VIP you!