February 24, 2021

Home Away From Home

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The key to your home away from home awaits: Jet Linx clients can now book curated vacation homes in addition to in-home services and local experiences with KEY Anywhere.

 

KEY Anywhere, a long-standing partner in the Jet Linx Elevated Lifestyle program, takes travel planning to new heights by offering unprecedented access, unrivaled luxury, and unparalleled service. In response to the pandemic, KEY recently launched the KEY Home Catalog – a portfolio of verified luxury properties across the country (and soon, around the world!) offering a safe option for travel to popular destinations. From the big moments down to the small details, KEY sources from the finest homes to ensure a flawless stay.

“With the pandemic emerging last year we saw a surge in demand for vacation rentals over traditional, larger hotels,” explained Erin Kotzur, Senior Vice President of Sales at KEY. “People still wanted to travel, but they wanted a safer option. To meet that demand, we formed a vast catalog of vacation homes in all different types of settings, both urban and remote. All homes have been thoroughly vetted and selected for best-in-class experience. Paired with our ability to arrange services and on-site amenities, it’s like staying in a completely private Star-Rated hotel.”

The home catalog features hundreds of properties in sought-after settings including the East Coast, West Coast and the Southwest, with properties added regularly. The beauty of the catalog is that each property offers something different: a dock on a lake, a balcony overlooking the city, a modern kitchen, or convenient access to walking/hiking trails or golf courses. When creating the collection, Kotzur noted that many guests wanted properties that focused on social distancing. Because of this, many feature large, open common areas and plentiful outdoor space.

“Our team hand selects each home based on stringent criteria and most importantly, client feedback,” Kotzur added. “In addition to offering the perfect home, we know what services complement the home because we know these properties intimately. As a client selects their preferred home rental, we have a list of services to accentuate their stay, from wine tastings to pool floaties for the kids.”

Kotzur mentioned a home in Aspen with a chef-grade kitchen, perfect for a private chef or an interactive dining experience. Another property in Palm Springs offers an outdoor space for a day by the pool with a bartender. From roasting s’mores on the beach in San Diego to a post-lunch hike at a property in Breckenridge, the team at KEY knows what each home offers. They can also curate an experience specific to a guest’s requests.

For Jet Linx clients, the best part of the KEY Home Catalog lies in ease of access. Planning a stay can be as hands-on or hands-off as clients prefer, but the team at KEY ensures a seamless trip by creating secondary plans if and when an itinerary changes due to pandemic-related restrictions or personal choice. “

We’re always willing to follow a client’s lead, but the benefit of this service lies in having someone constantly in the know with travel trends and especially right now, changing policies and restrictions,” said Jason Carter, Director of Travel at KEY. “With a travel landscape that changes daily, our team offers flexibility and transparency. From the outset of booking, a plan is formed to compensate the closure of a state or country that guests may be entering. This added peace of mind is made possible through hundreds of partnerships we have formed – like those with Jet Linx – on top of close working relationships with hundreds of local businesses in more than 20 destinations.”

 

IN-HOME SERVICES TO ELEVATE AN ESCAPE

 

Finding a property to match your needs is the first step in the process. From there, the KEY team ensures the stay is memorable.
It’s important not to overlook the in-home services that KEY can provide. While pre-arrival groceries and private fitness classes remain crowd-pleasers, KEY offers far more in terms of creating and arranging experiences for guests.

Despite the privacy offered by KEY’s selected properties, they need not feel closed off or without amusement. The Travel Specialists at KEY can offer all of the same activities and amenities guests expect at full-service luxury resorts. When it comes to in-home services, if a guest can dream it, the team at KEY can arrange it, including cocktail or wine and cheese kit delivery, a photography session, a centerpiece for special dinners, a paella party, specialty cooking or craft classes, in-home massage, appetizer delivery and more.

The in-home services mirror the preferences of the guests. For a poolside property in Palm Springs you could request a waterslide and a champagne bar. For a mountain home in Aspen, a chef-prepared lunch with a guided afternoon hike is only a phone call away.

Going a step beyond in-home services, experiences outside the home may also be arranged. While being mindful of health and safety restrictions, KEY can craft private outings while keeping guests safe. Socially-distanced or private brewery and barbeque tours remain popular in destinations like Austin, while guests in New York could enjoy an urban outing via an oyster and champagne cruise.

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