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About Elegant Resorts

For more information, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists on:01244 897 505

Our Heritage

Founded in 1988 by luxury travel industry pioneers, we began in the city of Chester with a small team and the aim to fill a gap in the UK market, providing tailor-made luxury holidays to the finest hotels in the world, complemented by the highest standards of client service and travel.

Since then, we have gone from strength-to-strength, winning many prestigious industry awards and being at the forefront of travel innovations such as the concept of the modern travel brochure and being the first UK tour operator to be appointed a Virgin Galactic Accredited Space Agent. We also hold the record for sending the most UK clients to the Caribbean on the legendary Concorde aircraft.

Elegant Resorts offers discerning clients an ever-expanding, eclectic portfolio of luxury holidays and bespoke experiences that span the globe. Our team of highly knowledgeable and passionate Luxury Travel Specialists provides clients with the benefits of first-hand travel experience, while our supportive concierge team offers exemplary service throughout each client’s booking, down to the finest detail.

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The Caribbean Early Days And Concorde

The luxury Caribbean market, which was the main area of Elegant Resorts’ expertise, was the initial focus twenty-five years ago. Travel to exotic destinations within the Caribbean was aspirational to many and, despite an economic down-turn the company achieved a profit within its first year. A major contributor to the success of the early years was the weekly winter service to Barbados from British Airways by Concorde. With a flying time of less than four hours, clients could leave the UK and be on the golden beaches of the Caribbean that same afternoon. Elegant Resorts was credited with booking more arrivals to Barbados on Concorde than any other travel company and it was a sad day on 30 August 2003 when the last scheduled supersonic service flew from Barbados. Clients who flew – and even chartered – Concorde now had to find a new mode of transport; the business then started to focus on private jet travel.

Elegant Resorts grew from strength to strength and gradually, over time, other areas of the world were added; meaning today, our portfolio now also comprises hotels, resorts, villas and private islands in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf, Middle East, Mexico, North and South America, Canada, Africa, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Australasia. In addition, we offer a range of experiences, from luxury cruising, yachting and skiing holidays to a selection of adventure holidays – and not forgetting space travel, for our more daring clients.

Our Travel Experts

Our continuing dedication to staff training, means that Elegant Resorts’ Luxury Travel Specialists are some of the most knowledgeable in the travel industry, with an unerring ability to match clients with their ideal holiday. We are very proud to have a long-serving team who believe in delivering uncompromising service. This extends overseas too, where we have established teams working their magic in Barbados, Antigua, Dubai and Mauritius.

Both overseas and here in Chester, there’s a friendly atmosphere conducive to a good working environment. We like to enjoy ourselves and have had some fantastic occasions over the years that have included everything from home-grown theatre productions to events that our supplier and business partners join in with and every year we host an awards ceremony in London to say “thank you” to the people we work with. Testimony to our extraordinary relationships with our friends and colleagues are all the wonderful awards we have received over the years.

It’s these relationships that enable us to bring our clients exceptional experiences throughout the year and ensure that they can rely on us for all their travel needs.

Talk to our luxury holiday experts

They can offer recommendations on where and when you should travel as well as genuine insights, gathered from their personal experiences, into both the hotels and destinations we feature.

Space Flights

We take great delight in sending our clients on fabulous holidays in this world; now we can send them to another... In 2006, Elegant Resorts was the very first UK travel company to be appointed Virgin Galactic’s accredited Space Agent, selling tickets on the planet’s first commercial sub-orbital space flights. We are very proud of our own Accredited Space Agents who have been put through their paces as ‘space cadets’ and experienced for themselves the dynamics of space and the effects of G-force, during a sub-orbital space flight simulation.

Independent Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

The Elegant Difference…

Along with first-hand experience, a passionate team and over 33 years of legendary heritage, we’re distinguished as leaders in luxury travel by our enhanced level of personal service, and the finer details below…

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The Elegant Resorts Luxury Travel App

Our travel app is the perfect companion to take with you on your Elegant Resorts Luxury holiday and is the perfect complement to our personal luxury travel expertise.

The Elegant Resorts Luxury Travel App

All the flight inclusive holidays featured on the website and in our brochures are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. Our ATOL number is 2885. From 1 October 2012, you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate, please check it to ensure that everything you have booked (flights, hotels and other services)is listed on it. For further information please see our booking conditions, alternatively for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk/ATOLCertificate